Thursday, March 5 2020 8:00

Events Blog—Mar. 5–11

Written by Maria Marabito and Lindsey Miller

As winter turns into spring you may be itching to get out of the house. If so, we have events that will have you grabbing your car keys! From flower shows to beer festivals to restaurant weeks, these noteworthy events will get you out of any winter slump.

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


Through Mar. 8—Philadelphia Flower Show

Mar. 6—Greatest Love of All: A Tribute to Whitney Houston with Belinda Davids

Mar. 7—14th Annual Philly Craft Beer Festival

Mar. 7–8—57th Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show

Mar. 9–15—King of Prussia Restaurant Week


Philadelphia Flower Show—Through Mar. 8

With the weather continuing to warm up, it’s time to start planning your spring garden! And the Philadelphia Flower Show—the country’s largest and longest-running horticultural event—is here to help. Immerse yourself in the sights and scents of a “Riviera Holiday,” the theme for this year’s show.

See garden displays, a flower show, butterfly exhibit, gardening presentations, demonstrations and more. Visit the area’s best floral event and leave with plenty of inspiration to create an oasis of your own. Tickets $17–$35. More at

PA Convention Center, 1101 Arch St., Philadelphia. Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sun., 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Greatest Love of All: A Tribute to Whitney Houston with Belinda Davids—Mar. 6

Our hearts will go on … and so will Whitney Houston’s music and legacy. This weekend, hear a tribute show at the Keswick Theatre with the breathtaking vocals of Belinda Davids—a chart-topping artist in from South Africa. Davids takes you on a moving journey through Houston’s greatest hits, including “I Will Always Love You,” “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and, of course, the show’s namesake, “Greatest Love of All.”

You may not have seen Houston live in concert, but you can have the next best thing at this show! A live band, backup vocalists, choreographed dancers, state-of-the-art sound, lighting and theatrical effects make Greatest Love of All is a memorable experience. Tickets $35–$55. More at

Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside. 8 p.m.


14th Annual Philly Craft Beer Festival—Mar. 7

See what USA Today and Forbes Traveler were talking about when they named the Philly Craft Beer Festival one of the top 10 in the country. You’ll get to sample 150 different beers—and maybe go home with a new favorite! Plus great food trucks, a free shuttle service and outdoor fun with activities like hatchet throwing and cornhole.

Benefits CBCKids, which helps children with cancer, leukemia and serious blood disorders. Tickets $12–$25. More at

The Navy Yard, 4747 S. Broad St., Philadelphia. 12:30 to 5 p.m.


57th Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show—Mar. 7–8

Be mesmerized by this beautiful show of gems, minerals and fossils. See displays from museums, fine dealers of minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry and lapidary supplies as well as exhibits of mineral, lapidary and fossil specimens. The kiddos will head for the children’s table, where they can purchase a souvenir of their own for $1 and up.

Your admission fee also gets you a free raffle ticket for a chance to win a prize, like a gem specimen or jewelry. Tickets $4–$6. More at

DoubleTree by Hilton, 4727 Concord Pk., Wilmington. Sat., 10 to 5; Sun., 11 to 5. 


King of Prussia Restaurant Week—Mar. 9–15

Dine out for a good cause and give yourself an excuse not to cook during King of Prussia Restaurant Week. You’ll find a new spot for every day of the week with King of Prussia’s wide variety of participating restaurants—including Savona, Sullivan’s Steakhouse and North Italia. If you’re looking for a quick bite to eat, choose a restaurant from the “Fast Casuals” list.

Benefits the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) KOP Specialty Care Center. Lunch is $10–$20; dinner is $20–$40. More at

King of Prussia.


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