It’s Friday, Feb. 9: I am not doing a full Roundup this week (here’s last week’s if you missed it) but there is so much good stuff going on with the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day it seemed a miss to stay completely silent.
So what are you up to this weekend? Do I need to ask? We now have a smorgasbord of sports activities squished into two days after everyone cleared schedules to make room for some serious Sunday viewing. Speaking of which, we are currently researching where to get wings. This is an annual Super Bowl thing for us. We don’t eat wings too often – so the pressure is on to get this right. We’ve had some misses in past years and I vow not again. If you have thoughts, let me know.
Carlino’s is hosting a kick-off meet and greet with Eagles Hall of Famer David Eckers today from 4 to 6 p.m. Unfortunately it’s at their Ardmore location. The event is free to attend and is being administered on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Also, tonight Lulu’s Casita is hosting a kid-sized pep rally for all the eaglets in your life. While you’re out, grab that gear –May23 still has officially licensed apparel available; H.Rose has the kiddos covered.
On Sunday, Levante is getting things started early with their 8th annual Kegs & Eggs, pours start at 10 a.m. and Rolling Stars is back with their Eagles’ green bagels. Pro-tip: order ahead. Birl Girl Designs will be at Saloon 151 from 1 to 3 p.m. to put on those game-day faces. Open to all ages (with the patience to wait in line).
Pizza West Chester is announcing early – they will be open Sunday, 11 a.m. to sell out. Perfect for pre-game. And Gemelli is hoping to recreate some magic with the return of their special Eagles gelato. That’s organic pistachio gelato with dark chocolate cake and white chocolate pieces. If you bought this last time, I suggest you go out and do it again.
Don’t want to fight the crowds on game day? Split Rail Tavern is hosting its own Super Bowl party. Entry is $75 which includes an open bar and a buffet from 6 p.m. to the final whistle. They only have space for 100 people so jump on this if you’re thinking this is the way to go.
Late night? Well, who knows yet but wise words from the WCPD: “If attending a gathering or heading out to an area establishment to cheer on the hometown team, be safe, think smart, and always have a designated driver to get you home safely!”
Dia Doce has a strawberry and chocolate mini box locked and loaded for Valentine’s Day (I love these things. 12 mini cupcakes, $20. So easy and I can sample multiple flavors!) The only catch is you have to call in your order and be ready to pick up. Order by Saturday 2 p.m. Pick up Monday, Tuesday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Also, Blink is having a Galentine’s Fun Friday tonight with bubbly and discounts on jewelry and accessories. It runs from 4 to 8 p.m. For all you K-Pop fans, OneZo is having a BTS Valentine’s Cupsleeve event just note it’s on Saturday, not V-Day, from 12 – 4 p.m. Plus, lots of Valentine’s Day menus including at Split Rail, the Social Lounge, and a cocktail-only, bourbon-heavy, version at Slow Hand.
The Mountain Top
I also wanted to give a shout-out to Uptown’s powerful new play “The Mountain Top.” It’s an imagined conversation between Martin Luther King, Jr and a mysterious maid at the Lorraine Motel the night before his assassination. We went to see it last weekend and wow. It features just two cast members, Chaz Rose, and Brianna Miller, and is staged entirely in room 306, but boy, do those two know how to work a room. It’s funny and poignant and for a few moments a bit uncomfortable, but I promise you won’t be able to look away.
A couple of performances were canceled this week, including tonight, due to COVID precautions but the show resumes tomorrow at 2 p.m. There are only 11 performances left – so hurry, and get your tickets now!
Mark your calendars:
- Feb. 10 – Eagles Pep Rally, Lulu’s Casita, 5 p.m. Dance Circle with Elmo, balloon drop, snacks and Sangria for the grown ups. Tickets $25/kids; $5 adults
- Feb. 10 – Souperbowl, Goodwill Fire Company, 7 -10 p.m. Support the Westtown-Goshen Rotary Club
- Feb. 10 – WCU Choir Concert, Madeleine Wing Adler Theater, 7:30 – 9 p.m. Choral works from different eras that complement and reflect upon each other. The two major works will be Hyu-Won Woo’s Gloria and Conrad Susa’s Six Joyce Songs, Vol. 1. This is a free event. Tickets not required.
- Feb. 11 – Feb. 19, The Mountain Top, Uptown Theater, 7 p.m. A fictional reimagination of Martin Luther King’s missing minutes on April 3, a poetic and gripping inspiration from Tony Award-nominee and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Katori Hall. Evening showings Wed. – Sat.; matinees available on Sun., Tues. and Wed. Check the website for complete dates, time and pricing.
- Feb. 11 – 1st Annual West Chester Puppy Bowl, Salty Paws West Chester
- Feb. 11 – Teen Night Saturday Night, Melton Center, 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. $5 entry all you can play basketball. This weekly event is open to students 13 -17 years old. Current Student ID required.
- Feb. 11 – Vixens of Valkyrie, Artillery Brewing, 7 -10 p.m. Featuring performances by Tricki Nikki and Elise Acoustic.
- Feb. 12 – Kegs & Eggs, Levante Brewing, 10 a.m. Biring a $5 donation to the West Chester Food Cupboard (food or $$) and get a free 10 oz beer to start things off.
- Feb. 12 – Eagles Face Painting by Birl Girl Designs, Saloon 151 – 1 to 3 p.m.
- Super Bowl Party, Split Rail Tavern, 6 p.m. to final whistle. Entry is $75 which includes open bar and a buffet.
- Feb. 13 – $5 Movie Monday: Shall We Dance? Uptown Theater, 7 p.m. Includes free popcorn!
- Feb. 13 – Valentine’s Day Cupcake & Beer, Levante Brewing, 6:30-8 p.m. Tickets are $35 and includes four seasonal beer paired with four Mix it Up Bakery cupcakes.
- Feb. 14 – Storytime Registration opens, West Chester Public Library, all day
- Feb. 14 – Love and Hugs, a Valentine’s Day storytime, West Chester Public Library, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 2 – 5; Required registration opens Feb. 7.
- Feb. 14 – Love Expressions, Uptown Theater, 7:30 p.m. This Valentine’s Day Philadelphia’s R&B/Jazz Artist Sherry Wilson Butler presents the works of Amy Winehouse, Nancy Wilson, Etta James, and Whitney Houston. With jazz arrangements created and backed by the Aaron Graves Quartet. TIckets $35 in advance; $40 at the door.
- Feb. 15 – Saving the Eastern Gray Whale, Sykes Student Union 255 A/B or Zoom, 12 – 12:50 p.m. Presented by WCU faculty and at 50 minutes each, these seminars introduce an array of sustainability topics in easily digestible segments. Presentation are free and open to the public. For Zoom use the link above and passcode: 878376
- Feb. 16 – For the County of Chester: the Oldest Record at the Chester County Archives, Hybrid event, 12 – 1 p.m. Attendees can join us virtually through Zoom or by reserving an in-person seat at the Chester County Government Services Center (601 Westtown RD, West Chester, PA 19382). Those interested in attending in person must email CCArchives@Chesco.org to reserve a seat. Space is limited.
- Feb. 17 – Youth Cubing Tournament, East Goshen Township Building, 4 – 6 p.m., Open to kids 5 -12; BYOC – join East Goshen for their first ever Rubiks cubing tournament! This is a free event. Registration required.
- Feb. 18 – Rammy’s Birthday Party, WCU Hollinger Fieldhouse, 1 – 4:30 p.m. Bounce house, photo booth, face painting, magician and balloon artist. TIckets: $10 – includes access to the Women’s and Men’s basketball games.
- Feb. 18 – Teen Night Saturday Night, Melton Center, 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. $5 entry all you can play basketball. This weekly event is open to students 13 -17 years old. Current Student ID required.
- Feb. 22 – National Margarita Day, Mas, Live music 8 – 11 p.m., $5 Margaritas all day!
- Feb. 22 – Student Advocacy as a Catalyst for Sustainable and Social Change, Sykes Student Union 255 A/B or Zoom, 12 – 12:50 p.m. Presented by WCU faculty and at 50 minutes each, these seminars introduce an array of sustainability topics in easily digestible segments. Presentations are free and open to the public. For Zoom use the link above and passcode: 878376
- Feb. 23 – The Linda Ronstadt Experience, Uptown Theater, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $40 in advance; $45 at the door.
- Feb. 24 – Blood Drive, Oscar Laskso YMCA, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Donors encouraged to schedule in advance via the American Red Cross website. Enter sponsor code “Senator Comitta” or call 1-800-RedCross. Walk-ins will be accepted based on availability.
- Feb. 24 – Sugar Mountain: Celebrating Neil Young, Uptown Theater, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $40 in advance; $45 at the door.
- Feb. 25 – Dancing Dream: ABBA Tribute, Uptown Theater, 8 p.m. Tickets $45 in advance; $50 at the door.
- Feb. 25 – Teen Night Saturday Night, Melton Center, 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. $5 entry all you can play basketball. This weekly event is open to students 13 -17 years old. Current Student ID required.
- Feb. 26 – Hair-A-Thon, Simply Men’s Barber Shop, 12 – 4 p.m. Donations support Alex, 14, who is battling Stage 2 Lymphoma. Call 484-887-0635 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation.
- Feb. 28 – WCU 2023 Annual Business Idea Competition submissions due. West Chester University’s annual non-commercialized, new business grant funding competition is back! Awards made to high school students, university students, alumni/staff and the general public.
That’s it. Stay safe, stay healthy and I’ll see you next week with a full issue and a fun new entrepreneurial profile.
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