Wednesday, February 26 2020 2:21

Events Blog—Feb. 27–Mar. 4

Written by Maria Marabito and Lindsey Miller

Have your mind blown by Chinese circus traditions, enjoy a pancake-filled breakfast, attend a Mardi Gras party & more. Take your pick by checking out this week’s top events.

For more noteworthy events in the Chester County area, go to the Events Page on this website.


Feb. 29—Lights of Life Mardi Gras Gala

Feb. 29—Cheers for CHOP

Feb. 29—Pancake Breakfast and Maple Sugaring Celebration at Tyler Arboretum

Mar. 1—Bliss Bridal Show & Expo

Mar. 1—The Keswick Theatre Presents The New Shanghai Circus


Lights of Life Mardi Gras Gala—Feb. 29

Even if you missed Mardi Gras in New Orleans, you should still celebrate! Party in glamorous Mardi Gras style while honoring the lives of breast cancer survivors at the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s Lights of Life Mardi Gras Gala. Honor the life of a breast cancer survivor by purchasing a tribute of celebration or a memorial to mark their legacy.

Get ready for a night of dancing, New Orleans delicacies and a Breast Cancer Survivor Showcase. And check out the online auction, live now! Proceeds from the auction support the Coalition’s work. Tickets online. More info at

Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, 1131 N. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE. 5 to 9 p.m.


Cheers for CHOP—Feb. 29

For young philanthropic influencers, Cheers for CHOP is the can’t-miss event of the year. Party the night away with live music, cocktails, dinner, a silent auction and—of course—dancing. This bash will feature the musical talents of Philly’s own DJ Jazzy Jeff, nationally renowned band Jessie’s Girls and local DJ, PiERSON.

Held at the state-of-the-art Fillmore in Philadelphia. Benefits the Division of Urology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Tickets online, $150–$300. More at

The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St., Philadelphia. 7 p.m. to midnight.


Pancake Breakfast and Maple Sugaring Celebration at Tyler Arboretum—Feb. 29

February 25 may have been National Pancake Day, but you can still mark the day at Tyler Arboretum’s Pancake Breakfast and Maple Sugaring Celebration. This annual event features all things maple syrup, and pancakes of course! Discover how this sticky, sugary topping is made and get your fill of pancakes at an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast. A must-attend event for kids and adults alike.

Buy tickets online before they sell out, and prepare to get your fingers sticky! Tickets online, $10–$16; under 2, free. More at

515 Painter Rd., Media. 8 to 1 p.m.


Bliss Bridal Show & Expo—Mar. 1

Need some wedding planning help? The Bliss Bridal Show & Expo this Sunday gives you everything you need to create your dream wedding. Visit 50 local wedding experts to help you discover what will help make your special day. Enjoy food, drinks and cake from J Scott Catering and Kettle One, an unveiling of the latest gowns, dresses and formalwear, raffle prizes and more at this tulle-filled event.

The first 150 brides—or grooms—to buy tickets get a free custom print, a cosmetic bag from Kleinfeld’s and more free goodies at the door! Tickets $5 online, $10 at the door. More at

Phoenixville Foundry, 2 N. Main St., Phoenixville. Noon to 3:30.


The Keswick Theatre Presents The New Shanghai Circus—Mar. 1

Just coming off a sold-out, highly acclaimed Broadway tour, the Incredible Acrobats of China are performing at the Keswick Theatre! Be amazed by acrobats, jugglers and contortionists as they display their gravity-defying skills. This show is sure to make you question the limits of human ability with moves that seem impossible.

Shanghai’s athletes are bringing 2,000-year-old Chinese circus traditions right to our own backyard. Tickets $19.50–$50.50. More at

291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside. 4 p.m.

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