Beat the grey days with music, art, theater, and a man in a blue box

Grey days and dreary weather may leave you wanting to pull the covers over your head and hibernate. Luckily there are wonderful concerts, exhibits, new plays, chances to sing and recite, and an open discussion about your favorite Doctor and his blue box all happening nearby, and some happening this weekend! So wake up, get out your calendar, and take a look.

Direct from Manhattan’s Birdland Jazz Club, Birdland Big Band stops by Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown tonight. Tickets are $25-$40. Can’t make it out the door tonight? Check out upcoming local concerts.

Stop by Java Good Day Cafe on February 1st for First Friday Open Mic Night from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. “Come on out and sing, play, recite or read aloud.  In addition, if you are active in the local community and want to let people know what is going on in your world or ours, please take a few minutes to share that as well!”

Grass Roots – African Origins of an American Art opened this week at the Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College in Collegeville, while the Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center in Pennsburg recently introduced a new exhibit focusing on Modern Design in the Valley, highlighting furniture designers working in the Upper Perkiomen Valley. more details here

SteelRiver Playhouse in Pottstown opens their new play this weekend, Intimate Apparel: Six Characters Searching for their Dreams, while next weekend (in time for Valentine’s Day?) Bad Dates hits the Montgomery County Theater stage in Souderton. Info on these plays, and more opening in February and March, are listed here.

Remember the mad man in a blue box? Doctor Who Roundtable takes place Saturday, February 2nd at Java Good Day Cafe, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Calling all Whovians!!!  Join us for a Doctor Who roundtable discussion where we compares Doctors, companions, monsters and directors!  Feel free to dress in your favorite Whovian style.

What will entice you out of bed and out of the house in the days and weeks to come?

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