There are a ton of new art exhibitions, theatrical productions and live performances debuting this weekend in Bucks County!

The Mercer Museum’s African American Quilts: From Traditional to Contemporary will be unveiled this Saturday, highlighting the African-American quilting artists from the past and present. Lesli Margherita returns to the Bucks County Playhouse this weekend with her brand-new storytelling concert, This Broad’s Way. The James A. Michener Art Museum opens its Magical & Real: Henriette Wyeth and Peter Hurd, A Retrospective, an exhibition featuring the work of two great American artists.

Check out the guide below for details on this weekend’s must-see events around the County.

Friday, January 19

Kick, Al Grout, Tinsley Ellis and Rude Boy George at Sellersville Theater

Sellersville Theater has exciting acts lined up all weekend starting with Kick, a tribute performance to the internationally acclaimed rock band, INXS. The rest of the weekend includes performances by magician and comedian Al Grout, southern guitarist and vocalist Tinsley Ellis and New Wave musicians Rude Boy George.

When: January 19 – 21, check online for schedule
Where: Sellersville Theater
Cost: Check online for ticket prices

A Time to Break Silence: Pictures of Social Change at the Michener Art Museum

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s groundbreaking and most controversial speech entitled, “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence.” This exhibition surveys the modes in which visual culture documents protest, political transformations and social change.

When: January 19 – 21, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: James A. Michener Art Museum
Cost: $18/adult; $17/senior; $16.00/college student w/ ID; $8/kids 6-18; kids under 6 free

The Winter Unwined at Shady Brook Farm

Visit Shady Brook for an evening of live acoustic music, locally brewed craft beer and wines from Rose Bank Winery. The Kitchen will also offer lite fare to pair with your drinks.

When: January 19 – 20, 7 p.m.
Where: Shady Brook Farm
Cost: Free to attend

Witness for the Prosecution at The Heritage Center Theatre

Catch the debut of Actors NET’s new production, Witness for the Prosecution, which follows a mysterious murder case where everything is not quite how they seem.

When: January 19 – 21, 8 p.m. (Friday & Saturday); 2 p.m. (Sunday)
Where: The Heritage Center Theatre
Cost: $20/adults, $17/seniors, $10/children

Bruce Katsiff: River Town Portraits, 1973 – 1983 at the Bucks County Community College

Bruce Katsiff’s exhibition uses photography to reveal the intimate character of village life within Bucks County’s Lumberville and Point Pleasant.

When: January 19 – 20, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Friday); 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Saturday)
Where: Hicks Art Center Gallery
Cost: Free to attend

Paint & Sip at Crossing Vineyards and Winery

Sip Crossing's award-winning wines while learning how to paint your own "masterpiece." Bring your friends for a fun evening and get creative! Painting materials, as well as a wine and cheese tasting is included in the class. Space is limited, and reservations are required.

When: January 19, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Crossing Vineyards and Winery
Cost: $55

Nature Photography Exhibit Opening Reception at Bucks County Audubon Society

Walk among the winning bird photographs from this year's 12 National Audubon Photography Awards Winners during its Opening Lecture and Reception! Sip on some wine and learn about the art of bird photographer from local wildlife photographer, Jim Greenwood.

When: January 19, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Bucks County Audubon Society
Cost: $20

January Sales Event at Peddler’s Village

Stroll through Peddler’s Village during its January Sales event to score great deals on everything from cozy winter clothing to beautiful trinkets from unique artisan boutiques.

When: January 19 – 21, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Friday & Saturday); 12 – 5 p.m. (Sunday)
Where: Peddler’s Village
Cost: Free to attend

Saturday, January 20

African American Quilts: From Traditional to Contemporary at the Mercer Museum

The Mercer Museum is debuting its new exhibit, African American Quilts: From Traditional to Contemporary, which features beautiful textile collections ranging from historical pieces of the late Cuesta Benberry to contemporary works from the Friendly Quilters of Bucks County. There will also be a family Adinkra Block Printing activity during the opening day, so bring the kids along!

When: January 20, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Adinkra Block Printing: 12 – 3 p.m.)
Where: Mercer Museum
Cost: Included with admission

This Broad’s Way at the Bucks County Playhouse

Olivier Award winner and Broadway star Lesli Margherita returns to Bucks County Playhouse with a brand-new concert, This Broad’s Way. Featuring time honored classics, Broadway showstoppers, and new twists on what will become old favorites, Margherita takes the stage with her signature sass and wit to share stories about how she’s managed to carve her niche in this business we call show.

When: January 20, 8 p.m.
Where: Bucks County Playhouse
Cost: $40 – $75

Winter Festival in New Hope

The 21st annual Lambertville-New Hope Winter Festival features a chili cook-off, children's activities, concerts, ice sculptures, music, shopping, food and more. Proceeds support local parks, recreation, food banks and community social services.

When: January 20 – 21, 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Where: Lambertville-New Hope Winter Festival
Cost: Check online for ticket prices

Honey Hollow History Walk & Talk at the Bucks County Audubon Society

Join BCAS and Heritage Conservancy for a talk about the unique history of the Honey Hollow Watershed as you are led around our beautiful property. Bring the whole family for a morning of learning!

When: January 20, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: Bucks County Audubon Society
Cost: Free to attend

Live Music at the (Crossing) Vineyard!

Stop by Crossing Vineyards any weekend this Winter and relax with a “Crossing Cocktail,” a frosty YARDS Beer, or wine by the glass or bottle. “Un-wined” after a busy work week with live music and dancing.

When: January 20, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Crossing Vineyards and Winery
Cost: Pay as you go

Mardi Gras Murder Mystery Dinner at Fisher’s Tudor House

Spend an evening investigating a murder at the annual VooDoo Ball while trying delicious cuisine during this Mardi Gras-themed murder mystery dinner at Fisher’s Tudor House.

When: January 20, 7 p.m.
Where: Fisher’s Tudor House
Cost: $57.99

Pairing Wine & Cupcakes Class at Crossing Vineyards and Winery

Enjoy a tasting of several of Crossing's award-winning wines, paired with a selection of sensational mini cupcakes. Get tasting tips as you sample wines that are both dry and sweet, white and red, all complemented by the different cupcake flavors.

When: January 20, 2 p.m.
Where: Crossing Vineyards and Winery
Cost: $35

Souper Saturday Tasting event at The Tubby Olive

Visit The Tubby Olive and try some comfort food to beat the cold this season! Sample easy and delicious soup recipes using Tubby Olive olive oils and balsamics. Guests can also choose from an array of local artisanal spreads, tapenades, mustards and cheese spreads to create that perfect dip or grilled sandwich.

When: January 20, 1 – 4 p.m.
Where: The Tubby Olive
Cost: Free to attend

“Soloists on Stage” with the Newtown Chamber Orchestra

Celebrating 28 seasons, the Newtown Chamber Orchestra hosts its second concert of the season, “Soloists on Stage”.

When: January 20, 7 p.m.
Where: Lutheran Church of God’s Love
Cost: $25

The Curling Experience at Bucks County Curling Club

If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at curling, now is the time! The Curling Experience provides a great introduction into this fun Olympic sport. Reservations are required.

When: January 20, 12 – 2 p.m.
Where: Bucks County Curling Club
Cost: $50

Sunday, January 21

Magical & Real: Henriette Wyeth and Peter Hurd, A Retrospective at the Michener Art Museum

The James A. Michener Art Museum is unveiling Magical & Real: Henriette Wyeth and Peter Hurd, A Retrospective, an exhibition examining the work of Wyeth and Hurd’s work since 1967. The married couple’s individual artistic careers are thoughtfully examined in this new collection.

When: January 21, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: James A. Michener Art Museum
Cost: $18/adult; $17/senior; $16.00/college student w/ ID; $8/kids 6-18; kids under 6 free

TPRFM Micro Holiday Market at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

Join the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company as they present their Micro-Market at the NCBC Taproom! This market will include up to 12 tables featuring a small sampling of the amazing vendors that that regularly appear at NCBC’s larger markets.

When: January 21, 12 – 6 p.m.
Where: Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
Cost: Free to attend

Africana Quilting Traditions at the Mercer Museum

Scholar Cassandra Stancil Gunkel examines the history of African-American quilting traditions in the Delaware Valley region.

When: January 21, 2 – 3 p.m.
Where: Mercer Museum
Cost: Included with museum admission

Winter Lecture Series at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve

Join Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve for their popular Winter Lecture Series, featuring presentations by regionally renowned experts. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Walk-ins welcome as space permits.

When: January 21, 2 – 3 p.m.
Where: Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
Cost: $12


*Courtesy of www.visitbuckscounty.com  - Dan Lopez