Wednesday, February 27 2019 3:20

Events Blog—Feb. 28–Mar. 6

Written by County Lines Staff

Welcome back to our weekly Events Blog for Feb. 28–Mar. 6.

From Philadelphia, to Malvern, to Wilmington—we’ve put together another collection of hits for Chester County events and beyond. Have your calendar ready!

More events on the Events Page on this website.


The Philadelphia Flower Show—Mar. 1–10

Embrace your inner “Flower Power” at The Philadelphia Flower Show. Celebrate the enormous impact of flowers in our lives as you wander through ten acres of the displays.

Start off at the preview party on March 1, an elegant fundraiser filled with dancing and fine dining. On March 2, travel back in time with Beatlemania—an evening of “Flower Power” and ‘60s-style fun among the gardens. Everyone will be in full bloom at this beautiful event. Tickets $85. Info at

PA Convention Center, 1101 Arch St., Phila.


Cheers for CHOP—Mar. 2

Enjoy a night of live music, dancing and cocktails as you contribute to a worthy cause at Cheers for CHOP. Grammy-nominated R&B star Montell Jordan—singer of the 1995 hit “This Is How We Do It”—is headlining this event to raise money for childhood cancer research. One of the fastest growing and most popular fundraising events in the area, the party is hosted by the Friends of CHOP, a group of young philanthropists. Tickets $150 and up.

The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St., Phila. VIPs, 7 p.m.; event 7:30 to midnight; post-party at midnight.


Delaware Mineralogical Society’s Earth Science Gem and Mineral Show—Mar. 2–3

Rock your world at the Delaware Mineralogical Society Earth Science Gem and Mineral Show. Displaying minerals, lapidary and even fossils, the show features demonstrations and a kid’s table to encourage them to add to their collection. Check out the stunning fluorescent minerals room or regional Native American stone artifacts and demos by the Archaeological Society of the Northern Chesapeake. Enter the raffle for a chance to win a prize! Tickets $4–$6. Info at

Double-Tree by Hilton, 4727 Concord Pk., Wilmington. Sat., 10 to 5; Sun., 11 to 5.


Brandywine River Museum of Art First Sundays for Families Series—Mar. 3

Grab the kiddos for an afternoon filled with magic and art. The Brandywine River Museum of Art is presenting their First Sundays for Families Series.

Have fun exploring the tips and tricks used by both artists and magicians to fool the eye. This hands-on workshop will teach you the secrets artists use to make things look real and to create optical illusions, along with an interactive performance with magician Arlen Zachary and A to Z Magic! Sprinkle a little magic into your Sunday with creative art activities and an engaging performance. Free. Info at

1 Hoffman’s Mill Rd. Chadds Ford. 11 to 2.


Nina Simone: Four Women at People’s Light—Through Mar. 31

Playwrite Christina Ham’s new meditative drama illustrates legendary songstress Nina Simone’s shift from artist to activist following the historic 1963 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing and the murder of Medgar Evers. The play uses Simone’s song “Four Women” as a framework to contextualize her story and explore issues of colorism among Black women. Experience the story for yourself at People’s Light. Tickets $30–$53. Info at

People’s Light, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern.

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