Wednesday, January 16 2019 11:17

Events Blog—January 17-23

Written by Mercedes Thomas

Welcome back to our weekly Events Blog for Jan. 17-23.

From art to philanthropy, it’s no surprise this week’s list of quick hits has a winner for everyone. Get your calendar ready!

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Sweat at People’s Light—Jan. 16–Feb. 10

Theater fans should make a point to see Sweat, opening this week at People’s Light. This relatable and gripping drama by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage reminds us that whether we’re working in a steel plant or caring for our community, we must work together.

Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play, Sweat is a portrait of turn-of-the-21st century Reading, PA and a visual remembrance of American industrialism and abandoned manufacturing plants across our country. Tickets, $34-$59. Info at People’

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


Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s 13th Annual Lemon Ball—Jan. 19

Put on your best dancing shoes and grab your yellow tie for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s 13th Annual Lemon Ball. Last year’s ball raised enough money to fund research for over six and a half years!

Expect heartwarming speeches by kids fighting cancer, fond remembrances of Alex Scott’s legacy, amazing auction items, a gourmet meal and memorable onstage program. Then head out to the dance floor and party to a live band. Tickets $275. Info at

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market St., Phila. 6:30 p.m.



Hagley Museum & Library Invention Convention—Jan. 20–21

For a family-friendly afternoon, bring your little scientist to Hagley’s Invention Convention. Learn how to survive in outer space—what to wear, what to eat and drink, and how to keep fit in microgravity.

Parents and kids can both enjoy hands-on activities and learn fun facts about space travel. There’s also an interactive science fair, Tinkering Tables and Create an Invention. You can even earn a Hagley Patent! Tickets $6-$8. Info at

Soda House, 298 Buck Rd., Wilmington. 10 to 4.



Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital Art Ability Exhibit & Sale—Through Jan. 27

With less than two weeks left, the Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital Art Ability Exhibit and Sale should be on your calendar. This 23rd annual exhibition and sale features art and fine crafts, jewelry, sculpture, mixed media, photography and more by artists from 31 states and 6 countries with physical, cognitive, hearing and visual impairments.

Drawing more than 3,500 people, this show is the largest and most comprehensive of its kind in the country. The Art Ability program seeks to inspire artists to reach beyond their limitations and explore their own creativity. Free. Info at

414 Paoli Pk., Malvern.

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