Over 25 Things to do this February Around Philadelphia’s Western Suburbs

From Black History Month celebrations to Kennett Winterfest, here are this month’s best bets.



Plein Air Inside Out at the Brandywine River Museum of Art runs Feb. 1 to 2. Photo courtesy of Brandywine River Museum of Art.

Paintings: An Overview 1969-2018 at Rosemont College
Through Feb. 23, Rosemont

Rosemont College’s latest art exhibit features the work of Fred Danziger, highlighting 50 years of his career.

Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood Gardens
Through March 24, Kennett Square

See hundreds of beautiful orchids throughout the conservatory at Longwood Gardens.

Adult Mini Golf Tournament at Linvilla Orchards
Feb. 1, 8, Media

Test your mini golf skills at this adults-only tournament at Linvilla Orchards. The summery activity just might help you forget it’s still winter.  

Plein Air Inside Out at Brandywine River Museum of Art
Feb. 1-2, Chadds Ford

Visitors are invited to watch as artists sketch, paint and photograph the beautiful winter landscape from inside the Brandywine River Museum of Art's atrium. 

Chestnut Hill On Ice
Feb. 1-2, Philadelphia

Embrace the cold weather at this pop-up ice skating rink, ice bar and yurt village. The event also features live ice carving.

Philadelphia Auto Show and Black Tie Tailgate
Feb. 1-10, Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Auto Show and Black Tie Tailgate returns to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, showcasing some of the hottest cars, all in benefit of the Department of Nursing at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Mark Price Art Exhibition at Black Moth Gallery
Feb. 1-28, Ardmore

See silkscreen printed collage works in Mark Price’s new exhibition, ROI, Real-time Or Instead.

Chinese New Year Celebration in Media
Feb. 2, Media

Celebrate the Year of the Pig during Media’s 18th annual Chinese New Year celebration, which includes a parade, traditional lion dances and music.

Villanova University Men’s Basketball vs. Georgetown University
Feb. 3, Philadelphia

Cheer on the Villanova Wildcats Men’s Basketball team as they take on Georgetown at the Wells Fargo Center.

Youth at Villanova Theatre
Feb. 5-17, Villanova

Award-winning playwright James Ijames’ work, Delve Into Youth, comes to life at the Villanova Theatre.

Daniel Champagne at 35 East
Feb. 6, Ardmore

Australian singer-songwriter Daniel Champagne brings his acoustic sounds to Ardmore’s 35 East.

Philadelphia Theatre Week
Feb. 8-18, Philadelphia

This 10-day celebration of Philadelphia’s vibrant theater scene includes free or low-cost productions, readings, interactive events and more throughout the city.

Philadelphia Heart Ball
Feb. 9, Philadelphia

Celebrate those who are helping to eradicate heart disease at the Philadelphia Heart Ball, held at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.

African-American Women: Slavery to Freedom at Independence Seaport Museum
Feb. 9, Philadelphia

The Moonstone Arts Center and Independence Seaport Museum celebrate Black History Month with a panel discussion on civil rights and slavery, led by professors from Temple University and Ursinus College.

Victory Brewing Chili Challenge
Feb. 10, Downingtown

Sample different types of chili and sip craft beer during Victory Brewing’s 17th annual Chili Challenge, which pits members of their staff against one another. 

Xscape Valentine’s Day Adventure
Feb. 14, Media

Media’s Xscape the Room is hosting a Valentine’s Day celebration perfect for those looking to meet others. The singles-focused event kicks off with drinks and food, followed by themed escape room challenges.

What Am I Drinking?! Chocolate and Wine Pairings
Feb. 15, Bryn Mawr

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special chocolate and wine pairings class, featuring a handmade chocolate truffle workshop from the Sweet Trading Co.

Philadelphia Home and Garden Show
Feb. 15-17, Oaks

Need some home inspiration? Dozens of exhibitors will gather at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center to showcase new techniques and designs. Plus, celebrity speakers will be on hand, including Ty Pennington and John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon of Madcap Cottage. 

Linvilla Orchards Wine and Chocolate Pairings
Feb. 16, Media

This adults-only wine and chocolate pairings class features sweet treats from Linvilla Orchards and wine from Harvest Ridge.

Best Picture Marathon at the Colonial Theatre
Feb. 16-17, Phoenixville

Catch up on all of this year’s Best Picture nominees before the Oscars during Colonial Theatre's weekend-long movie marathon.

Treetops Kitty Café Yoga with Cats
Feb. 17, Kennett Square

Yogis of all experience levels are welcome at Treetops Kitty Café for a morning of gentle vinyasa flow and adorable cats.

Reshma Saujani Book Talk at the National Museum of American Jewish History
Feb. 19, Philadelphia

The Childhood Resilience Foundation hosts Girls Who Code founder, Reshma Saujani, at the National Museum of American Jewish History, as she discusess her new book Brave, Not Perfect.

Acoustic Dead at the Community Arts Center
Feb. 22, Wallingford

Enjoy an evening of acoustic performances of Grateful Dead songs by local musicians at the Community Arts Center.

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella at the Academy of Music
Feb. 22-24, Philadelphia

Relive the magic of this beloved tale at the Academy of Music.

Gala of Hope
Feb. 23, Philadelphia

The ALS Hope Foundation’s Gala of Hope features hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and a formal dinner.

Kennett Winterfest
Feb. 23, Kennett Square

Sixty craft brewers, plus food trucks and musicians will gather for Kennett Winterfest in Kennett Square.

Willowdale Steeplechase Jump!
Feb. 23, Kennett Square

Each year, Willowdale Steeplechase hosts its Jump! party to benefit local nonprofits like the Stroud Water Research Center, Penn Vet New Bolton Center and Quest Therapeutic Services. This year’s theme is the ‘80s.

Funky Brunch and Market at Ardmore Music Hall
Feb. 24, Ardmore

Check out local craft vendors and enjoy a tasty brunch menu and live music during this indoor craft fair and market at Ardmore Music Hall.  

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