Wednesday, January 23 2019 11:53

Events Blog—January 24-30

Written by Mercedes Thomas

Welcome back to our weekly Events Blog for Jan. 24–30.

We’re back with more noteworthy events to check out this week. Time to bring out your datebook!

More events on the Events page on this website:


Longwood Gardens–Orchid Extravaganza—Jan. 19–Mar. 24

Experience the peaceful beauty of winter and explore Longwood Gardens–Orchid Extravaganza. Embrace the warmth of a lush sanctuary, transformed into a tropical oasis featuring an astonishing display of orchids.

Step into a world of stillness, solace and subtlety—among the orchids and the outdoor gardens. Timed tickets $12-$23. Info at

1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square. 9 to 6.


The Academy of Notre Dame 46th Annual Fine Art Show & Sale—Jan. 25–Feb. 3

If you love art, head to The Academy of Notre Dame’s Fine Art Show & Sale. This week-long exhibit features nearly 100 artists’ work in a variety of mediums, and is free and open to the public.

This year’s featured artist is Delaware resident Shawn Faust, one of the country’s premiere equine artists. His painting Cowbella can be found alongside the other artwork at the show. Info at

Academy Mansion, 560 Sproul Rd., Villanova. Sat. & Sun., noon to 4 p.m.


The Snow Queen at Media Theatre—Jan. 27–Mar. 3

Children and parents alike will be charmed by The Snow Queen, a family-friendly musical based on Hans Christian Anderson’s story. Two children, Arthur and Angela, face trouble when angry sprites release a broken mirror in the land. The mirror causes all good things to look mean and ugly, and all nasty things to look … interesting. And then the Snow Queen appears, stealing Arthur away!

With lessons for all, this musical is sure to delight. Tickets $12-$15. Info at

Media Theatre, 104 E. State St., Media. Sun., noon.


Willowdale Steeplechase Guest Bartender Night—Jan. 30

Head to the BBC Tavern and Grill for drinks for a cause. At the Willowdale Steeplechase Guest Bartender Night, have your favorite bartender prepare you a drink, and then leave a generous tip. Tips will be donated to a Willowdale Steeplechase beneficiary: Quest Therapeutic Services, Stroud Water Research Center, or The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine New Bolton Center.

If you stay for dinner and mention Willowdale Steeplechase, BBC Tavern will donate 10% of the bill to Willowdale and its beneficiaries. Info at

BBC Tavern & Grill, Greenville, DE. 6 to 9. 

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