The Media Business Authority and Margaret Kuo’s Present the 18th Annual Chinese New Year Celebration Saturday, February 2nd, noon to 1pm.

Come experience the excitement, energy and culture of a Chinese New Year parade and celebration. 

Margaret Kuo's restaurants have won numerous
awards including 9 Wine Spectator Magazine
Awards of Excellence and 4 Best of Philly Awards.
Philadelphia’s premiere “Lion Dancers” from Hung Gar Kung Fu Academy will perform the traditional Lion Dance, complete with elaborate costumes, drums, cymbals, and dancing! 

The parade begins in front of Margaret Kuo’s Media and will continue up and down State Street.

After the parade, take advantage of the warmth of Media’s many cafés and restaurants. Also, take time to search for spring treasures at the many unique shops Media has to offer on and around State Street.

FUN FACT:  In olden days there were several 'taboos' to be avoided this month, to ensure good fortune in the coming year. 
One of the interesting ones, was to not use scissors, knives or other sharp objects.  It was likely designed to give women a well-deserved break.  (Today, it means we'd all be eating soft foods and throwing back hi-protein smoothies.)

Click here to read the rest!

LOCATION: State Street in Media, PA
VisitmediaPA Website
Residents and visitors to Delaware County, whether experienced hikers, lovers of nature, or casual walkers, will find unique and exciting places to explore, walk, bike, hike and even canoe and kayak.  We've chosen 4 interesting places to investigate in the heart of winter...


With 1000 acres of land, the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge is nestled amid a spider's web of major super-highways, the Philadelphia International airport and the Delaware River.  

It preserves and protects the environment in this fragile portion of the county, and contains the largest remaining freshwater tidal wetland in the entire state.

10 miles of Trails 
The refuge provides many areas for visitors to explore including forests, wetlands, decks built over the water and more. Environmental education, interpretation, wildlife observation, photography, and fishing are all provided via access throughout the refuge’s extensive trail system. Kiosks and signs provide interpretive materials for trail users.
Refuge photo from US Fish & Wildlife Service
(FWS) resides on their website.
It is an agency of the Federal Government within the
Department of the Interior - dedicated to the
management of fish, wildlife and natural habitats.

Within the trail, there is a 3.8 mile loop that features a lake and is accessible for hikers of all skill levels. 
Trails are open year round from sunrise to sunset and leashed dogs are welcome. You'll find both paved and gravel surfaces, making it ideal for walking, jogging or cycling.

The Heinz Refuge Trail is also part of the Circuit Trails network.

LOCATION: John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge
8601 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19153
215-365-3118 office
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at FWS Website


Ridley Creek State Park boasts 2,600+ acres and is located about 5 miles north of the county seat town of Media. It features recreational activities such as hiking, biking, fishing and picnicking - as well as 13 miles of trails that pass through a variety of habitats throughout the central portion of the park.  

Ridley Creek Photo from Stateparks.com
Five miles of the trail is designated for multi-use and is open to jogging, biking and walking. There is a wheelchair accessible fishing platform on a multi-use trail. Highlights include a 5-mile paved multi-use trail, a formal garden designed by the Olmsted Brothers, and the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, which recreates daily life on a pre-Revolutionary farm.

The Park is pet-friendly and its creek is stocked with trout by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. It is open 7am to dusk daily.

LOCATION: Ridley Creek State Park
1023 Sycamore Mills Rd., Media, PA 19063
(610) 892-3900


The Historic Newlin Grist Mill features 8.5 miles of trails that blend natural beauty, environmental diversity, and cultural history. The trails pass through an array of diverse habitats from upland grasslands to river bottom wetlands, each offering its own varieties of plants and animals.

Photo from NewlinGristMill.com
There are 7 trails, each offering different views and experiences.  Here are just two trails to explore:

Industrial Trail – 1.6 miles, easy
Offers a walk through NGN’s forgotten industrial past.  Following the Octorara Railroad, it passes the Markham Station (Visitor Center), railroad bridges, site of a cannery and creamery.  Today it is home to a variety of plants and birds.

The Osage Trail – 0.8 miles, moderate
Named for the distinctive 100-year-old trees along it’s edges, it is a living connection with prehistoric mega-fauna like mastodons and giant sloths which used them as a food source.  These trees form a natural tunnel along its edges.

The Mill is open seven days a week and the grounds are free and open to the public from 9am to dusk.
Wintry reflections on a snowy pond at Newlin Grist Mill.

More information:
  • The Visitor Center and Gift Shop are open year-round from 9am to 4pm every day.
  • Guided tours of the 1704 Grist Mill are offered daily:
  • Monday to Friday: 11 am and 2 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, and 2 pm
  • Tour Admission: $6.00 per person. Children under 3 years old are admitted free.
  • Tours last approximately one hour.

LOCATION: Newlin Grist Mill, 219 Cheyney Rd., Glen Mills, PA 19342-1333
610-459-2359
Read more about the Newlin Grist Mill

Longwood Gardens in Winter is a serenely beautiful and peaceful setting, so February the perfect time to connect with nature — both indoors and out. 

Explore their famous indoor Orchid Extravaganza 

Longwood Gardens is an American botanical garden with over 1,077 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows in the Brandywine Creek Valley. It is one of the premier horticultural display gardens in the United States and is open to visitors year-round to enjoy exotic plants and horticulture, events and performances, seasonal and themed attractions, as well as educational lectures, courses, and workshops.

Whether you’re enjoying the breathtaking beauty of Longwood's 4-acre Conservatory which is currently the centerpiece of their Annual Orchid Festival, or you're strolling through their woodlands, Meadow Garden and other outdoor areas, there is always something in bloom.

Garden Hours: Now through March 1st -- 9 am to 5 pm

LOCATION: Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348
(610) 388-1000
Longwood Gardens Website





Many of us already know that love is a gamble. Some love stories are forever and others are quickly jettisoned like rocket boosters on a space shuttle ;)

But Jimmy Carter once said, “Go out on a limb.  That's where the fruit is.”
So, taking his advice, here are 3 uniquely playful, historic and tasty date ideas for those who are willing to climb out on a limb for love...

If love’s a gamble, then why not get ‘playful’ this year at Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Race Track, where you'll find outstanding food and lots of games that could win you more than love!


Harrah’s beautiful COVE STEAKHOUSE & RAW BAR is ranked among the Top 10 Best Steakhouses Philadelphia by OpenTable. 

Open for dinner three nights a week (including February 14th-17th), the chef and his all-star team have created top notch dining, wine and dessert menus with sumptuous offerings that embrace the best of Philadelphia.

Starters include East and West Coast Oysters, Middle Neck Clams,colossal Maryland Crab Cocktails a Chilled Seafood Tower pictures above.

Main courses include steaks options like both a 14 and 20 oz King Cut Black Angus Prime Rib, plus an American Wagyu Burger, Skuna Bay Salmon, Barneget Inlet Scallops, Griggstown Farm Chicken, Jumbo lump crab stuffed Cape May flounder, and a Shellfish Trio of lobster tail, scallops and grilled shrimp.

LOCATION: Harrah's Philadelphia Casino & Race Track
777 Harrah's Blvd, Chester, PA 19013
Harrah's Philadelphia Casino & Race Track
(800) 480-8020

ONE OF COLONIAL AMERICA'S MOST INTERESTING COURTSHIP RITUALS:
Stay on your side of the bundling bed!  
Pictured above on the right, is a plank that would be placed on the bed of a couple who wanted to marry.  This custom arose from a major 19th century courting problem... 
By comparing marriage records with subsequent birth records, historians saw that by the late 18th century, 30 to 40% of American brides were pregnant at their weddings. Society wasn't really upset that the girls were pregnant, as long as they married the father.  But not all men were honorable...especially as towns and cities began drawing more and more unsupervised, strange men to work in seaports and industry.  Colonial society came up with an ingenious solution.
A young man would suggest to his parents that he liked a girl from a nearby farm. He'd promise no hanky panky would go on, and the parents would help arrange for the boy and girl to live together. Through a practice called "Bundling," the unmarried couple could sleep together with a plank placed between them.  And while hanky panky often did occur, if the girl got pregnant there would be plenty of witnesses to claim that the father was the boy with access and opportunity.  So he hand to 'put a ring on it'.  No ruination for the girl, no fatherless child, no shame for the parents.
Read more at Rituals of Courtship in Colonial America


Make dating history February 15th when the Chadds Ford Historical Society presents a 'hands on' adults-only evening of food, spirits, guest speakers, tasty demonstrations and interactive games.  

This month's Colonial Courtship & Victorian Valentines Event will help you up your dating game by learning the arts of historic courtship, superstitions, and traditions. 
Guests will watch chocolate-making demonstrations, participate in an English country dance, delight in historical chocolate pairings, create their own Victorian Valentines and more!
Admission is $20 and guests must be 21 years or older.  Hours: 7 - 9pm

LOCATION: Barns-Brinton House
630 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Parking is available behind the Barns-Brinton House or in the lot behind the businesses next door. To access parking, enter at the light at Ponds Edge Road, then turn right into the first parking area.

With over 40 years of experience in the wine business, winemaker Gino Razzi, and his daughter Carley Mack, pictured above, produce award winning wines from our own Pennsylvania-grown grapes. 

Their wines are featured in restaurants throughout Philadelphia and its suburbs. And their tasting room in Chadds Ford provides an all-around vineyard experience, hosting live music, food and wine pairings, and other exciting events each weekend.

Celebrating Valentine's month, you will find Red Wine Hot Chocolate, Wine & Chocolate Pairings and a Valentine's Date Night for cementing (or fermenting) your special relationship;)

All Month: Red Wine Hot Chocolate
All Month: ​Reserve Tastings
Feb 2, 3,9,10, 16, 17, 23, 24 : Wine & Chocolate Pairings

Feb 14th: Penns Woods Date Night, noon to 9pm - $75 per couple

  • 1 Bottle of Penns Woods red, white, or rosé
  • Cheese fondue with in-season complements for dipping
  • A chocolate treat for dessert
  • Your table will be set upon arrival with Riedel wine glasses, your chosen bottle, and fondue selection. Their Tasting Room will be open from noon to 9pm, with the last seating being at 8:00.

Feb 17th: Celebrate National Drink Wine Day! -- A bottle purchase gives you a chance to win a Penns Woods Party Pack
Be sure to check their website below for sold out dates!
Call today to make a reservation! (610) 459-0808   Penns Woods Winery Website

LOCATION: Penns Woods Winery
124 Beaver Valley Rd, Chadds Ford, PA 19317
(610) 459-0808
Members of the Delaware County Symphony Orchestra

Soaring emotions - surging rhythms - thunderous timpani - haunting woodwinds...

For many of us the universal language of love is found on sheets of classical music.  If you are one of these people, you have a big choice to make on February 10th.

Both the Delaware County Symphony and the Lansdowne Symphony are performing the same day!

The Delaware County Symphony's first Chamber Concert of the season is Sunday the 10th at 3pm and at the Meagher Theater at Neumann University.  

In a performance called "No Strings Attached" the concert features their Percussion and Brass ensembles, as well as their Woodwinds section.  The piece is Concertante for Two Clarinets by Franz Tausch.

  • Tickets are $15 or $12 for seniors and students. Children under 12 are free.
  • Library card holders from Delaware and Montgomery Counties are entitled to purchase two tickets for the price of one on the day of the concert.

LOCATION: Neumann University
1 Neumann Dr, Aston, PA 19014
(610) 558-5505
Delaware County Symphony Website


The Lansdowne Symphony also performs on the 10th at 3pm at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center.

Lansdowne Symphony at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center

  • Smyth: Overture to the The Wrecked
  • Walton: Viola concerto, with Roberto Diaz
  • Brahms: Symphony no. 4 in E Minor
  • All seats general admission
  • Adults: $20, Seniors: $17, Students (7-17): $5
  • Members: $2 off

More information at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
Founded in 1946 at the First Presbyterian Church in Lansdowne, the Orchestra (LSO) is one of the oldest community orchestras in the Greater Philadelphia area.

LOCATION: The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
601 N Lansdowne Ave, Drexel Hill, PA 19026
(610) 622-1189

When it’s cold outside, treat the family to a warm and wonderful Sunday afternoon inside the Media Theatre where THE SNOW QUEEN wields her wicked spell every Sunday at Noon.

This is a new musical based on Hans Christian Anderson’s story about two friends who become separated by angry fairies and an evil Queen who has her sights set on a little boy...

Arthur and Angela are children in a small village who adore their Rose Garden, but what happens when the angry Sprites release a broken mirror into the land? The mirror that causes all good things to look mean and ugly, while nasty things take on an interesting appearance?  And The Snow Queen appears, stealing Arthur away…

Life lessons abound in this musical for children ages 4 and up.
TICKETS:  $15 for Adults, $12 for children

LOCATION: Media Theatre, 104 E State St, Media, PA 19063
(610) 891-0100
Media Theatre Website

TWO MORE WAYS TO HAVE FUN INDOORS: 
‘Fore’ an amazing time, head for Linvilla Orchards.  It may be too cold for picking fruit but they have an awesome (and educational) Indoor Mini Golf course that features 18 holes designed as an interactive and playful museum exhibit by the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia.  

Great family fun with an environmental twist!  These and
more photos at Linvilla's website below.
The exhibition pairs important environmental issues with active fun that the 'hole' family will enjoy.

Each educational hole explores subjects like butterfly metamorphosis, a tropical rain forest, evolution, dinosaur extinction, food chains, and more. Perfect for kids of all ages, your entire family will enjoy playing miniature golf while learning about our environment – every step of the way!
See Mini Golf Video Here

A GREAT BIRTHDAY PARTY PLACE!
Open 7 days a week, 9am to 5pm.  $6.95 for Adults, Children 10 and under are $5.95

LOCATION: Linvilla Orchards
137 W Knowlton Rd, Media, PA 19063
(610) 876-7116
Linvilla Orchards Website

“Get Iced” at one of the top Ice Skating Centers in the Nation!

Boasting 4 rinks, IceWorks in Aston has hosted top events like the USA Curling Nationals, US Speed Skating Nationals, USA Collegiate Roller Hockey Nationals, US Figure Skating Eastern Sectional Championships, US Figure Skating South Atlantic Regional Championships, and the Philadelphia Summer Championships and International Competition.  
Skating can be a great 'contact' sport...
learn together or pass on your expertise!

PUBLIC SKATING HOURS ARE OFFERED ALMOST EVERY DAY!
Take advantage of some of the best ice in the country!  Bring a date or the family and spend a couple of hours having fun and getting great exercise.  It's perfect for all ages and experience levels, so check the calendar link below for daily hours.
  • Admission:  Adults & Children over 4: $10.00  
  • Children 4 & under: FREE
  • Skate Rentals: $2
  • Wednesday FREE Skate Rentals
  • Walker Rentals: $4.00
Check Here for Public Skating Hours
These sessions are generally 1.5 to 2 hours

LOCATION: IceWorks Skating Complex
3100 Dutton Mill Rd, Aston, PA 19014
(610) 497-2200


All of the beautiful art featured in this story was provided by the Wayne Art Center

“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.” 
Let these words by Pablo Ruiz Picasso (1881 – 1973) inspire you to let your inner artist come out to play this month at the Wayne Art Center.  

Everyone has thoughts, feelings, hopes, dreams, questions and opinions.  Some of us never share them.  Some jot them down in a journal.  Others expose them in photographs. 

But if you've ever felt the urge to paint, design, or sculpt...share your insights on paper, canvas or in clay.  Take one of these 4 exciting Art Workshops being offered this month at the Wayne Art Center.

FIRST: 
4 Fridays Workshop: Focus on Facial Features
February 1, 8, 15, 22 -- 1pm to 4pm

Are you drawn to portrait art, but find there is never enough workshop time to go in-depth with the facial features? 
This workshop is specifically designed for the closer study of the features-eyes, nose, mouth and ears. Discover what makes a "likeness" and how to build the form of the facial features as defined by color shifts, planes of light and shadow and detail. Students will paint from a live model. Drawing experience and us of oils is recommended, though other mediums are welcome.
Workshop includes demos, handouts, discussions and a lot of one-on-one feedback at your easel!
Learn more about the course and your teacher on their website below.


SECOND:
4 Fri Workshop: Painting Architecture in Landscape
February 8, 15, 22, and first Friday in March - from 10am - 3pm
$300 members, $325 non-members

Learn how to approach architecture in simple terms without the use of difficult perspective techniques. Paint buildings within a landscape or a variety of city-scapes by measuring and sighting proportions, a common and simple traditional painting tool. Learn how to paint edges-sharp or soft-to accurately capture the appearance of buildings. Working from your own photographs or the instructor's photographs, you will do guided painting exercises enabling you to see the main shapes in your photograph and create a successful painting.

THIRD:
Family Painting Night - Valentine Dreams
BRING THE FAMILY FOR A NIGHT OF PAINTING!
February 8th · 6 to 7:30pm 
Ages 8 to 16 ---  $25 


FOURTH:
Three Fridays Workshop: Clay Textures
February 22 - 3/1 - 3/8,  10am to 4pm
$275 Members, $295 Non Members

This 3-day workshop explores a multitude of textural techniques, including the process of using found objects and unique "clay in clay" surface treatment.  Tuition includes clay and firing fees.

LOCATION: Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Ave, Wayne, PA 19087
(610) 688-3553
Wayne Art Center Website
The beautiful and exciting art above was created by Cheryl Schlenker, with the Community Arts Center of Wallingford.  

Soup & Sandwiches...Bacon & Eggs...Ben & Jerry...all are unique pairings that, when combined, create some rare (and yummy!) results.

When Art & Music are served up together, it can create an amazing one-two-punch for the senses.  So we encourage you to visit a renowned Art Museum and a beloved local Art Center that will be rocking & rolling this month, hosting music (and all that jazz!) amid rare and beautiful works of art.
                       Performing at the Brandywine River Museum of art is the Award-Winning Vera String Quartet.                       
The Brandywine River Museum of Art Presents Art & Music on the Brandywine
Thursday, February 7th, Museum opens at 6pm - music from 7 to 9pm.
Enjoy a delightful night of music with the Vera String Quartet, appearing courtesy of Astral Artists. Since its formation in 2015, the Vera Quartet has quickly established itself as one of the most exciting ensembles of its generation. A winner of Astral’s 2018 National Auditions, the Quartet also won Second Prize at the 2017 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition as well as the St. Lawrence Award at the 2018 Wigmore Hall String Quartet Competition. Members hail from Spain, Cuba and the U.S. Cash bar and light fare will be offered. Price:  $15 members; $18 non-members
Purchase Tickets here before they sell out

LOCATION: The Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317
610-388-2700

The Community Arts Center of Wallingford presents two concerts this month:

Barbone Street Jazz Band performs February 22nd, 7-10pm at the
Community Arts Center in Wallingford.
On February 10th enjoy the Tri-State Jazz Society Concert featuring the Barbone Street Jazz Band from 2 – 4:30 pm.  Tickets: $10 general admission

On Friday, February 22nd enjoy music by Acoustic Dead – an unplugged evening of Grateful Dead tunes! Performed by local musicians from multiple bands with art provided by Drew Arata and Emily MacDonald.  7 – 10pm
$15, $10 CAC members and $5 children under 12

These art exhibits open February 2nd and will be available for viewing during the concerts as well as during Art Center hours each day.
  • In the Duke Gallery is a juried exhibition in Celebration of the Human Form
  • The Stairwell Gallery features student work of ceramic instructor Karen Sacks, opens February 2nd
  • The BeaDazzle Gallery features the paintings of Pete Prown
Don't forget - Adult and Children's art classes are available in several genres. Review Class Offerings & Schedules here

LOCATION: Community Arts Center
414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, PA 19086
610-566-1713

Zach Condon (above) named the title track of Beirut’s new album, “Gallopoli” after the Italian town where he wrote it.  In fact, Beirut’s world music sound was likely developed during Zach’s travels through Europe when he was just 17. Photos from Wikipedia
Are you ready to see one of the most unique modern/folk/indie bands in the world? Catch Beirut, now on tour with a brand-new album “Gallipoli.”  See them Friday, February 15th for a night of incredible live music!

Named after Lebanon’s capital with its reputation as a place where cultures mingle, Beirut’s eclectic sound is perfectly summed up by their name.
The new album is inspired by a very particular experience by the band, described by Zach Condon as having occurred during a visit to Italy: ”We were seeing signs for a city called Gallipoli. We get out of the car and we just decided to go for a walk and in that moment we happened to hit a procession… We just got lost with it for an entire night. The next day, I wrote the song I ended up calling 'Gallipoli,' entirely in one sitting, pausing only to eat.”

FOR TICKETS:
Read more about Beirut

Find this photo and more fun information at the Jonathan Van Ness Facebook Page

Van Ness is the latest buzzword hero, and with a cool TV persona he now boasts a live tour show that everyone is talking about!  

Catch it on Thursday, February 28th at the Tower Theater.

Jonathan Van Ness induces good vibes and great times, so make an appointment now with the hottest hair stylist, satirist, and podcaster in the country!

Jonathan Van Ness is the star of the Emmy ® nominated, “Gay of Thrones” web series and a celebrity hairstylist known for his unstoppable energy and witty commentary on everything from pop culture to real-time current events. 
  • He currently stars in the Netflix reboot of “Queer Eye,” where he joined the “Fab Five” as the groomer, hairstylist, and all-around self-care advocate. 
  • Since 2015, he has hosted the “Getting Curious” podcast
  • His signature looks have been featured in digital and print magazines like People, Paper, Vogue Italia and the red carpets of New York Fashion Week, the Oscars, Emmys, and Grammys.
LOCATION: At the Tower Theater
69th And Ludlow Streets, Upper Darby, PA 19082
Tower Theater Website and Tickets
(610) 352-2887

Thoughts on Chekhov from Director Harriet Power…
Not only was Chekhov the first playwright to make the tiny, seemingly casual nuances of human interaction his focus – he remains the playwright who does it with the drollest humor, and the deadliest yet most loving accuracy....A keen observer of human nature, Chekhov did not judge us. He felt every bit as awkward, ardent, hungry, blind, goofy, and hopeful as we are.”

Power also points out:
Three Sisters, widely seen as one of the greatest plays ever written, is packed with fourteen rich, distinct characters; pressure-cooker sibling dynamics (as buoyant, protective, competitive, and contradictory as our own); upheavals that seem to sneak up on everyone before they explode.


In Three Sisters, Masha, the unhappily married middle sister, falls in love with the handsome head of the army (also unhappily married), and the sheer force and vibration of their passion is as terrifying – and timeless – as it is seductive. Chekhov challenges us with his portrayal of this passion: do we have it in our own lives? Would we want it? Could we sustain it in a marriage rather than an illicit affair? Scary, seductive stuff!

About Harriet Power
Power is an internationally-recognized theatre director and also a writer, adapter, and dramaturg. At Villanova, she is a Professor of Theatre and Director of Graduate Theatre Theses, mentors graduate directors, and was an Adjunct Professor of Law (2011-2013) and Graduate Theatre Advisor (2006-2008). She now teaches graduate Directing, Acting/Directing Styles, and undergraduate Creativity. 

Hedgerow Theatre Tickets and Seating Chart
Directed by Harriet Power, a Core Company Project
Show runs February 6th through March 3rd
Previews: All Tickets $20  --  Regular Ticket $37 --  Senior Discount $34, Age 30 and Under $20

LOCATION: Hedgerow Theatre
64 Rose Valley Rd, Media, PA 19063
(610) 565-4211
Hedgerow Theatre Website
Live concert photo courtesy of the Lansdowne Folk club.

The Lansdowne Folk Club presents singer-songwriters Michael Braunfeld and Kirsten Maxwell on Thursday, February 28th.  

Michael Braunfeld, photo courtesy of The Lansdowne Folk Club
Michael Braunfeld is, first and foremost, a storyteller. His songs capture the everyday triumphs and struggles of ordinary people. His characters – though trapped in the particular circumstances of their own lives – appeal to a universal audience.

Michael was welcomed into the Writers' Night Family at The Bluebird Cafe in 2014 and was named a finalist in the Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition in both 2016 and 2018.  

From sold out listening rooms to festivals, Michael is delighting old fans and winning over new audiences at every stop.  Read more about Michael and listen to his music at Michael Braunfeld Website

Singer/songwriter Kirsten Maxwell, photo courtesy of
the Lansdowne Folk Club
Kirsten Maxwell is a New York raised singer/songwriter, now based out of Nashville. She has toured extensively over the past 4 years, and shared stages with such musical greats as Melissa Etheridge, Ferron, and Karla Bonoff. Most recently, Maxwell performed a solo show at The Cutting Room in NYC, accompanied by Paul Shaffer.

Held at the Twentieth Century Club in Lansdowne, the doors open at 7pm and the show begins at 7:30. Tickets are $17 when purchased in advance online or with an advanced phone reservation and $20 without an advance reservation.  There is free on-street parking and for reservations, advance ticket sales or more information visit The Folk Club Website or call (484) 466-6213.  Only cash is accepted at the door.  Handicap accessible.

About the Lansdowne Folk Club
In March 1993, a small, all-volunteer folk music club opened its doors and began presenting folk, acoustic, and blue’s music to Lansdowne and surrounding communities. Now, twenty years later the Lansdowne Folk Club has become a stalwart in the folk music scene.

LOCATION: Lansdowne Folk Club
Presenting Live Music for more than Twenty Years
Twentieth Century Club
84 S. Lansdowne Avenue in Lansdowne, PA.