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Don't Miss out on These January Happenings

By the Editors | January 6, 2020 | Culture Events

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The Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood Gardens opens January 18

Through 1/11
Black: Mourning to Celebration

Black clothing is chic and sophisticated—but there’s so much more to it. Did you know that it was once a signifier of authority? The exhibit at The Galleries at Moore examines the role of the color black in different textiles and silhouettes spanning more than a century. Keep an eye out for a gorgeous 1901 velvet visiting dress—it was tailored righthere in Philadelphia. Times vary, free, Parkway District, moore.edu

1/10-12 & 1/17-19
Philly Home Show

Nearly 300 companies at the Philly Home Show showcase the latest trends in the interior and exterior design world. Interact with the top designers in the city to learn the tricks of the trade; make your own centerpieces at the Make-It, Take-It workshops; or bring your pooch along for the Pennsylvania SPCA’s dog fashion show. Times vary, tickets $3-13, Pennsylvania Convention Center, phillyhomeshow.com

1/17-19
Hamlisch: With Love

As one of only 15 people to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony, it’s safe to say that Marvin Hamlisch is a musical icon. In this concert production, Philly POPS Music Director Todd Ellison brings the songs and legacy of Hamlisch to life. Listen to tunes from A Chorus Line, The Sweet Smell of Success and The Sting—as well as performances from vocalist Ashley Brown. Times vary, tickets from $35, Kimmel Center, Avenue of the Arts, phillypops.org

1/18
14th Annual Lemon Ball

From evening gowns to pocket squares, the dress code calls for yellow at Alex’s Lemonade Stand’s 14th annual Lemon Ball, a charity gala complete with a cocktail reception, auction and live DJ. Listen to stories from families impacted by childhood cancer; you’ll be inspiredby their incredible strength. 6:30pm, tickets $275, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Convention Center District, alexslemonade.org

1/18-3/22
Orchid Extravaganza

Sunlight spills in through the window pane and brightens a sea of purple, yellow and red blooms. Various orchid species of all shapes, sizes and colors fill the conservatory at Longwood Gardens’ long-running annual display. Tickets from $13, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, longwoodgardens.org



Photography by: Photo by Larry Albee