January Picks 2020
Our picks for top events in Chester County and the surrounding areas this month.
Kennett Chocolate Lovers Festival
Bring your appetite for dessert! Hundreds of chocolate treats will be available for tasting from professional, amateur and student bakers. You can buy raffle tickets for a year of chocolates, additional tasting tickets and take-home boxes. Benefits United Way of Southern Chester County, which supports health and human service programs for our neediest neighbors. Unionville High School, 750 Unionville Rd., Kennett Square. VIP entry, noon to 1 p.m., $35–$40; regular admission, 1 to 3 p.m., $20. 610-444-4357; KennettChocolate.org.
The Keswick Theatre Presents
January 11–February 7
Quite a line-up for the New Year! Jan. 11, Kashmir–The Live Led Zeppelin Show; Jan. 18, Coolio, Tone Loc, Young MC; Jan. 19, Ray On My Mind–The Ray Charles Story; Jan. 24, Artie Lange; Jan. 25, Steven Wright; Jan. 31, Voyage–A Tribute to Journey; Feb. 1, Kal Penn; Feb. 7, Michael Feinstein & Haley Reinhart. 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside. Visit website for times and tickets. 215-572-7650; KeswickTheatre.com.
Adventures Above & Below Ground
Come in from the cold and learn how caves have been used by people and animals for thousands of years. Guest speaker Thomas Hawkins takes the audience from Guatemala to Borneo, Hawaii, Mexico, and Kyrgyzstan on some of his spelunking expeditions. Enjoy great conversation, hors d’oeuvres and cash bar at The Inn at Swarthmore, Swarthmore College, 10 S. Chester Rd., Swarthmore. 4 to 7 p.m. $25. Adv. reg. required. 610-328-8025; ScottArboretum.org.
STEMtastic Weekends at Hagley
January 19–20, 25–26, February 1–2
Taking the place of Invention Convention, this event lets young inventors and tinkerers take over the Visitor Center on three weekends to investigate the inner workings of electronic gadgets, express their ingenuity by creating an invention and earning a “Hagley patent,” enjoy robotics demonstrations by local robotics teams, and participate in hands-on activities that explore many aspects
of coding and robotics. 200 Hagley Creek Rd., Wilmington. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $6–$8. 302-658-2400; Hagley.org.
The Philly Home Show
January 10–12, 17–19
Check out 2020 decor trends and take home insider secrets and expert advice. Get creative with the Make It, Take It workshops (a VIP workshop with celebrity Jeff Devlin on Jan. 11), design an enviable backyard, shop for unique gift-ware items in Philly’s Favorite Finds marketplace, watch the adoptable dogs of the PA SPCA strut in style and more. PA Convention Center, 1101 Arch St., Phila. Fri., noon to 8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. $3–$10. 215-274-1948; PhillyHomeshow.com.
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