WRITTEN BY BRIAN BINGAMAN
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Pop those corks
Philly Wine Week: March 22-29 is the week to savor the wine range and quality of the restaurants and bars in Philadelphia. You’ll need to contact the participating venues directly for additional information, reservations and ticketing options. Click on the Events tab at www.phillywineweek.org.
Party in Wayne
Table Tours: On March 24, a series of three-course, walking Table Tour progressive dinners begins. Explore three venues in Wayne starting with champagne and hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 p.m. at the designer Deconstructed Living, 201 E. Lancaster Ave. For tickets and more information, go to www.tabletoursbytown.com.
New Hope-Lambertville Restaurant Week: Explore 20 restaurants March 22-26 that are offering $30 prix fixe fine dining menus or a $20 prix fixe casual dining menus. Get more at www.visitnewhope.com/2015-restaurant-week.
Crafts and artists
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center: The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 20-21 and till 5 p.m. March 22 at the center, 100 Station Ave., Upper Providence. Besides 250 craft designers and fine artists, there’s children’s entertainment, demonstrations, food and music. Admission is $10, free to children under 12. Visit www.sugarloafcrafts.com or call (800) 210-9900.
Banana Factory: Resident artists at ArtsQuest’s Banana Factory will showcase two- and three- dimensional works during the ninth annual “Red Show,” taking place on the third floor of the arts center, 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem, from March 20-June 30. An opening reception is set for 6 to 9 p.m. March 20.
Also, for more than a decade Luke Wynne photographed famous Hollywood actors. From March 21-May 24 in the Crayola Gallery of the Banana Factory, see his who’s-who of the Lehigh Valley arts scene.
Visit www.bananafactory.org or call (610) 332-1300.
Meadowood Senior Living: Meadowood’s fifth annual juried art show and sale, featuring works by artists from the Greater Philadelphia area and original works from Howard Watson, will take place 6 to 8 p.m. March 27, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 28 and 1 to 4 p.m. March 29. Meadowood is at 3205 Skippack Pike, Worcester. Admission is free.
Figment Theater: An improv parody/tribute to Aaron Sorkin (“The West Wing,” “The Newsroom,” “The Social Network,” “A Few Good Men”), titled “SorkinCorp,” starts at 8 p.m. March 19-21 and 26-28, and 3 p.m. March 22 and 29 at 1219 Vine St., Studio C, Philadelphia. Tickets are $10. Go to www.figmenttheater.org.
DCP Theatre: A philandering dentist keeps his many affairs at bay by claiming to be married with children, until the ruse threatens to catch up with him. “Cactus Flower” is presented March 20-April 4. Tickets are $15, $13 seniors and students. Visit www.dcptheatre.com or call (215) 234-0966.
Academy of Music: “Dirty Dancing — the Classic Story on Stage” runs March 24-April 5 at the Academy of Music, Broad and Locust streets, Philadelphia. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays. For tickets, call (215) 893-1999 or see www.kimmelcenter.org/broadway.
Tamagawa Taiko Drum and Dance Troupe: If you don’t think you’ll get to see them during the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival, see this Japanese troupe’s traditional Japanese folk dances with percussion and costumes at 4 and 8 p.m. March 28 at the Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St., Philadelphia. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Visit www.paintedbride.org. At 7 p.m. March 29, they perform a free concert in Swarthmore College’s Lang Concert Hal, 500 College Ave., Swarthmore.
VoxAmaDeus: Hear Bach’s “Mass in B-Minor” at 4 p.m. March 29 at St. Katharine of Siena Church, Lancaster Avenue at Aberdeen Avenue, Wayne. Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors, $10 for students. Call (610) 688-2800. There’s also a performance at 8 p.m. April 3 at the Kimmel Center, Broad and Spruce streets, Philadelphia. Tickets range from $29-$70. See www.voxamadeus.org.
Montgomery County Community College: Saxophonist Miguel Zenon blends Latin-American folklore music and jazz in concert at 8 p.m. March 21 in the Science Center Theater, 340 DeKalb Pike, Whitpain. Tickets range from $15-$28. Call (215) 641-6518 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ursinus College: A March 20 jazz ensemble concert will feature solos by several graduating seniors and the work of two student composer/arrangers at 7:30 p.m. in the Lenfest Auditorium in the Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center, 601 E. Main St., Collegeville.
Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church: An interfaith musical tribute to the nearly 1 million children who perished in the Holocaust starts at 4 p.m. March 22. Stephen Paulus’ oratorio “To be Certain of the Dawn” will feature more than 180 singers from children and adult choirs of Bryn Mawr Presbyterian, Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia, and the Main Line Reform Temple in Wynnewood. The church is at 625 Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr. Visit www.bmpc.org or call (610) 525-2821.
Kammermusik Main Line: A “Going Baroque” concert of chamber music is presented at 3 p.m. March 22 at Main Line Unitarian Church, 816 S. Valley Forge Road, Devon. Tickets are $20, $15 for seniors, $13 for students. Call (610) 664-0346 or email email@example.com.
Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture: It’s an evening of Arab and Latin music with singer Oumeima El Khalil, “Lion King” percussion master and jazz artist Rolando Morales-Matos and the Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble. It starts at 8 p.m. March 21 at the Trinity Center for Urban Life, 2212 Spruce St., Philadelphia. Tickets are $25, $15 for students. Visit www.albustanseeds.org.
Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia: A “Masters of All Time” program features music by Haydn, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Verdi at 2:30 p.m. March 22 and 7:30 p.m. March 23 at the Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St., Philadelphia. Tickets range from $24-81. Visit www.chamberorchestra.org or call (215) 893-1709.
Zellerbach Theatre: Jazz violinist Regina Carter is in concert at 8 p.m. March 28 in the Annenberg Center venue at 3680 Walnut St., Philadelphia. Tickets range from $20-$60. Visit www.annenbergcenter.org or call (215) 898-3900.
Pennypacker Mills: Children 5 and older are invited to come to make some Easter and spring crafts 1 to 3 p.m. March 28, such as a three-dimensional card, a Le Peep box, marbled eggs or a bouquet of spring flowers. There will be a refreshment break where kids can try their hand at Bowling for Bunnies. The fee is $5 per child, accompanied by an adult. Pennypacker Mills is at 5 Haldeman Road, Perkiomen Township. Call to pre-register at (610) 287-9349.
Victorian Boutique: Telford’s spring Victorian Boutique is open to the public through March 29 in a private residence at 53 N. Main St. Admission is $1 and hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
Floral & Hardy: A Wine & Cheese Garden Workshop is offered at 6:30 p.m. March 25 at this Skippack Village shop at 4007 Skippack Pike. You need to sign up at www.floralandhardyofskippack.com.
Gershman Y: The Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival presents a spring season of CineMondays, starting March 23 and continuing at 7:30 p.m. Mondays through May 4. Shown at various venues throughout Philadelphia, tickets are $15 for opening night, $12 for all other films (with $1 off for seniors and $7 student tickets), and are available by visiting www.gershmany.org or calling (215) 545-4400.
Montgomery County Community College: A free public session at the college’s observatory and observation deck is set for 8 to 10 p.m. March 23 on the third floor of the Advanced Technology Center, 1313 Morris Road, Whitpain. Before heading out, call the observatory hotline at (215) 641-6460 because the session could be canceled due to weather conditions.
Manatawny Still Works: Raucous comedian Hersh Rephun — who has appeared at The Comedy Store, StandUp NY, Comic Strip, Flappers, Caroline’s and The Ice House’s Stage 2 — appears March 28 at the Manatawny Still Works, 320 Circle of Progress Drive, Suite 104, Pottstown. Admission is free. Call (484) 624-8271 or go to www.manatawnystillworks.com.
Centre Square Fire Company: A Comedy Night show with Tom Van Horn, Vince Valentine and Pat House starts at 8:30 p.m. March 28 at the firehouse, 1298 Skippack Pike, Whitpain. Tickets are $25. For reservations email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (610) 272-4686, ext. 4.