WRITTEN BY BRIAN BINGAMAN
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Pennsylvania Convention Center: The 19th annual Tattoo Arts Convention is set for 2 p.m. to midnight Feb. 10, 11 a.m. to midnight Feb. 11 and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 12 at the convention center, 1201 Arch St., Philadelphia. Entertainment includes The Enigma, Olde City Sideshow, Alakazam the Human Knot, Half Pint Brawlers, Bee Gees metal tribute Tragedy, Circus Rejects, cars from the movies and more. Tickets are $22, $45 for a three-day pass, free to children under 12. Go to www.villainarts.com.
Get inspired at home
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center: Hilary Farr of HGTV’s “Love It or List It” and Jeff Lewis of Bravo’s “Flipping Out” will appear at The Philly Home + Garden Show 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 17-18 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 19 at the center, 100 Station Ave., Upper Providence. The show also features Make-it, Take-it workshops, Feature Gardens, a Smart Home powered by Xfinity and built by Rudloff Custom Builders, the Habitat for Humanity Upcycle Challenge, TV Tablescapes and more. Tickets are $10, $8 online at www.phillyhomeandgarden.com, free to children 12 and under.
SALT Performing Arts: Catch “Seussical the Musical Jr.” at 7 p.m. Feb. 17-18 and Feb. 24-25, 2 p.m. Feb. 19 and 26 at 1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs. For tickets and more information, visit www.saltpa.com/suessical-the-musical-jr.
Lansdale United Methodist Church: The 30th anniversary Laymen Playmen production is “The Wizard of Oz” at 8 p.m. Feb. 10, and 16-17; 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 11 and 18, 2 p.m. Feb. 12 and 19. The church is at 300 N. Broad St., Lansdale. Tickets are $12, $10 for seniors 65+ and students 6-18, $5 for children. Proceeds benefit the Hatfield Pastors’ Fund to assist the less fortunate. Call (215) 368-9484.
Upper Darby Performing Arts Center: It’s a clean “Battle of the Sexes” comedy show with Karen Bergreen, Liz Miele, Mike Recine and Wali Collin at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10. The center is at 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill. For tickets, call (610) 622-1189 or go to www.udpac.org.
Act II Playhouse: “America’s Got Talent” quarter-finalist Julia Scotti is featured at 8 p.m. Feb. 11 at 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler. Tickets are $25. Visit www.act2.org.
Zellerbach Theatre: Legacy on Broad, Philadelphia’s South Asian fusion dance competition that features dance teams from all over the nation, starts at 6 p.m. Feb. 11 at 3680 Walnut St., Philadelphia. Tickets range from $14.99-$19. Go to www.pennpresents.org or call (215) 898-3900.
Wilma Theater: Ballet X presents their Winter Series 2017, featuring world premieres by Jo Strømgren, R. Colby Damon, as well as the east coast premiere of Matthew Neenan’s “Credo,” Feb. 10-19. Show times vary. The Wilma Theater is at 265 S. Broad St., Philadelphia. Tickets are available at www.balletx.org and (215) 546-7824.
Prince Theater: Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Company makes its Philadelphia debut at the Prince, 1412 Chestnut St., Philadelphia. The program features two major works, “24 Hours and a Dog” and “Why You Follow,” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 and 16, 8 p.m. Feb. 17, 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 18, and 3 p.m. Feb. 19. Tickets range from $20-$60. Call (215) 422-4580 or visit http://princetheater.org/next-move.
Rosenbach Museum and Library: From 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 11, it’s “Love, Letters and Libations” at the Rosenbach, 2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia. Explore the current exhibitions, enjoy crafts and light refreshments, and visit the rare book library to discover some of the most personal and emotional letters in the collection. Cocktail attire is encouraged. This event is for adults 21 and over and costs $20. Get tickets at www.rosenbach.org.
Pennypacker Mills: A Valentines Workshop for Kids is held 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 11. Kids 5 and older can make four Valentine crafts to share, including two Valentine ornaments, a 3-D card with a sweet surprise inside, and a small gift in a special hand-some holder. During the break there will be kid-friendly refreshments and a chance to play a few Victorian parlor games. There is a $5 fee per child; adults get in free. Preregistration is required by Feb. 7. The registration form is at http://pa-montgomerycounty2.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/15591. You can also call (610) 287-9349.
Bucks County Wine Trail: Many of the nine wineries that comprise the Bucks County Wine Trail are inviting wine enthusiasts to celebrate Valentine’s Day with food and wine pairings, tastings and more. Buckingham Valley Vineyards is offering “Labels of Love” through Feb. 14. Rose Bank Winery will be highlighting its rosè wine and pairing it with chocolate throughout the month. Crossing Vineyards and Winery will host a romantic candlelit Valentine’s Dinner at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 and 14. The winery will also host Champagne for Lovers on Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. New Hope Winery will offer three specially picked wine flights paired with chocolates on Feb. 11 and Feb. 12. Sand Castle Winery will host a Sweetheart food and wine airing event on Feb. 12 and 14. Wycombe Vineyards will pair white, milk and dark chocolate fondue with fresh fruit as part of its wine tastings on Feb. 11 and 12. Visit www.buckscountywinetrail.com.
SteelStacks: Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding,” the interactive and over-the-top Italian-American celebration of a show comes to the ArtsQuest Center’s Musikfest Café Feb. 10-11, 14 and 17-18 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets range from $65-$75. Get more details at www.steelstacks.org and (610) 332-3378.
Knauer Performing Arts Center: “Serenade in Love,” a concert with Eduardo Project and Friends, starts at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at 226 N. High St., West Chester. Tickets are $25, $20 for students. An Opera Tutti Valentine’s Brunch starts at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 12. Tickets are $50. Call (610) 356-2787 or visit www.uptownwestchester.org.
Rrazz Room at the Prince Theater: “Rhythm and Romance,” a musical Valentine by Eddie Bruce and Paula Johns, starts at 8 p.m. Feb. 11 at 1421 Chestnut St., Philadelphia. Tickets are available it www.princetheater.org/therrazzroom or (215) 422-4580.
Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation: Weather permitting, the “Winter Experience” series features “Winter Fire and Wood” 1 to 2 p.m. Feb. 13. The plantation’s farmers will go about their winter chores of sawing wood, limbing trees, splitting wood using a maul, dragging logs using the oxen and fire starting. There will be a bonfire and warm cider to warm up after you try your hand at sawing and splitting. House and farm tours are included with admission of $8, $6 for children 4-12. The Plantation is in Ridley Creek State Park, Edgmont Township. Check www.colonialplantation.org.
Brandywine Picnic Park: Make a splash at the ninth Annual Polar Plunge Feb. 11 at the park, 690 S. Creek Road, West Chester. The Brandywine Red Clay Alliance hosts the event to get outdoors and raise awareness about their conservation work in the Brandywine and Red Clay Watersheds. Participants collect at least $35 in donations from friends and family in exchange for braving the chilly Brandywine Creek in the middle of winter. Registration starts at 10 a.m. Go to www.brandywineredclay.org.
Indian Valley Public Library: Flint Hill performs a free set of bluegrass, gospel, folk and country at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at the library, 100 E. Church Ave., Telford.
Harold Prince Theatre: Grammy-nominated saxophonist Miguel Zenón and his quartet perform at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at 3680 Walnut St., Philadelphia. Tickets are $40. Composer and electronic music pioneer Morton Subotnick collaborates with video artist Lillevan for a light and sound duet at 8 p.m. Feb. 15. Tickets are $15. Go to www.pennpresents.org or call (215) 898-3900.
Santander Performing Arts Center: Grammy-nominated blue collar comedian Bill Engvall will perform two stand-up shows at 4 and 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at 136 N. Sixth St., Reading. Tickets are $59 and $39. Call (866) 448-7849 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
Theatre of Living Arts: Rising country band The Cadillac Three play the TLA at 8 p.m. Feb. 10. The venue is at 334 South St., Philadelphia. Tickets are $18. Call (215) 922-1011.
Haverford College: At 3 p.m. Feb. 12 the Department of Music presents a free Music and Conversation program with Michal Schmidt, cello, and Christine Delbeau, piano. Their program “From Beethoven to the Romantics: A Perfect Progression” features music by Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann and Chopin. This concert will be held in Roberts Hall’s Marshall Auditorium, 370 Lancaster Ave., Haverford. For more information, call (610) 896-1011 or see www.haverford.edu/music/concerts-events.
Knauer Performing Arts Center: Jazz Cocktail Hour features Lynn Riley & The World-Mix at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at 226 N. High St., West Chester. Tickets are $15, $20 at the door, $10 for students, $15 at the door. Visit www.uptownwestchester.org.
Norristown Farm Park: At 5:30 p.m. Feb. 10 the park is hosting a three-mile Full Moon Hike. Enjoy an opportunity to be in the park past sunset. The event is for adults and children 8 and up. Meet at the park office, Barley Sheaf Drive and Germantown Pike, East Norriton.
At 2 p.m. Feb. 12, come to a Colors of Nature indoor slide show that will feature photographs from nature’s art box — autumn leaves, mushrooms, flowers, birds and more. Adults and children 8 and up are welcome. Meet in the salt wing of the barn.
Pre-registration is required by calling (610) 270-0215.
Signs from above
Montgomery County Community College: Feb. 13 is a free Community Nights at MCCC’s Observatory. Blast off into space with the help of a 16-inch MEADE Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and explore the cosmos from 8 to 10 p.m. The Observatory and Observation Deck are on the third floor of the Advanced Technology Center, 340 DeKalb Pike, Whitpain. The observatory sessions are subject to weather conditions. If the weather is questionable, call (215) 641-6460 an hour before the event for information about possible cancellation. Visit www.mc3.edu/campus-life/observatory or contact Kelli at email@example.com.