Thursday, February 6 2020 10:37

Events Blog—Feb. 6–12

Written by Maria Marabito and Lindsey Miller

Enjoy the beginning of February by getting out of the house and enjoying local events! See the latest cars hitting the market, have some family fun at a local museum and take a look back on the year-in-film. Just a few of the many happenings in Chester County and beyond that you don’t want to miss!

For more amazing events, go to the Events Page on this website.


Through Mar. 14—Paint Out Chadds Ford

Feb. 7–17—2020 Philadelphia Auto Show

Feb. 8—The Music of Elton John—Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center

Feb. 9—2020 Cinema Celebration at The Colonial Theatre

Feb. 9—Family Second Sundays at Delaware Art Museum


Paint out Chadds Ford—Through Mar. 14

Support local artists and celebrate nature’s beauty with the Chadds Ford Historical Society. After artists spend a few days painting the Brandywine Valley landscape during this Plein Air event, their art will be on display in an exhibit and available for purchase in the Visitor Center.

On Saturday, Feb. 8, head over to the Artist Reception and Wet Paint Sale to enjoy some wine or beer, browse through beautiful art, and meet and chat with the artists who created the pieces. Tickets $15. More at

Creek Rd., Chadds Ford. 6 to 8 p.m.


2020 Philadelphia Auto Show—Feb. 7–17

Whether you’re planning to buy a new car or just dreaming of it, head to Philadelphia for one of the country’s top auto shows. Vehicles from over 40 manufacturers will be featured, so no car lover will leave disappointed. Sit in a the new models, close your eyes and imagine yourself driving on the open road.

A Black Tie Tailgate on Feb. 7 benefits the Dept. of Nursing at Children’s Hospital of Phila. Tailgate tickets, $275 and up; auto show tickets, $7–$14, free for children under 6. More at

1101 Arch St., Philadelphia. Sat., 9 a.m.–10 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.–8 p.m.; weekdays, noon–10 p.m.; Mon. 2/17, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.


The Music of Elton John—Uptown!—Feb. 8

Jam out to hits by the Rocket Man at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center. Local John Grecia band are bringing a night of Elton John music to West Chester—back by popular demand! The band will perform all your favorites, including “Your Song,” “Bennie and the Jets” and “Tiny Dancer.”

Get to Uptown early to grab a beer or a glass of wine to enjoy during the show. A great way to celebrate the iconic Elton John! Tickets $17–$25. More at

226 N. High St., West Chester. 7:30 p.m.


2020 Cinema Celebration at The Colonial Theatre—Feb. 9

Live like a Hollywood star for a night at The Colonial Theatre’s Cinema Celebration. Strut down the red carpet, get photographed by the paparazzi and enjoy hilarious movie commentary and trivia in the 1903 theater. This year-in-film party is a can’t-miss event for movie-lovers.

Celebrate this year’s Oscar night in style by participating in one of three costume contests: Formal Wear, PJ’s and Character Costume. Winners take home a prize—will it be an Oscar? The more intimate Berry Theatre will host a quieter viewing experience. Guests can enjoy light fare, dessert and one drink of choice with their ticket, or purchase other concessions throughout the night.. Tickets $30–$35. More at

227 Bridge St., Phoenixville. 5 p.m.


Family Second Sundays at Delaware Art Museum—Feb. 9

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with your kids at this month’s Second Sunday event at the Delaware Art Museum. It’s the Year of the Rat—an animal known to be clever and content with a quiet life and seen as a sign of wealth in Chinese culture.

Ring in the Chinese New year with inspired crafts, a lion dance and folk-dance performance, a Chinese calligraphy class and more. Spend the whole day enjoying Chinese culture with these family-fun activities. Free; $10 donation is encouraged. More at

2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington. 10 to 3.

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