Before you stroll down the aisle, stop by the Main Line Bridal Event at the Radnor Hotel on Feb. 26 for an afternoon of fashion shows, meet-and-greets with local vendors, and some seriously fabulous giveaways. (Last year’s grand prize was a three-night, all-inclusive honeymoon in Montego Bay, Jamaica.) Even if you don’t snag the big one, dozens of other door prizes are up for grabs, like gift certificates for flowers, jewelry and makeup from some of the Main Line’s top bridal experts. And come hungry—the cake tasting and Belgian chocolate fountains are event highlights. Noon-3 p.m. $10. 591 E. Lancaster Ave., St. Davids. Call (610) 341-3500 or visit radnorhotel.com/events.
A relative newcomer to the Philadelphia music community, the multiethnic Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra delivers all the cultured excellence of an organization that’s been an indispensable part of the city for decades. Join the orchestra Feb. 19 in its celebration of Black History Month with a performance of Burleigh, Brahms and Dvorák’s New Musical World, featuring black composer Henry Thacker Burleigh’s “Deep River” and “Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel?” Also on the bill are Antonín Dvorák’s From the New World—inspired by spirituals—and Johannes Brahms’ Tragic Overture. 7:30 p.m. $10-$35. Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia. Call (215) 717-7103, or visit blackpearlco.org.
Groundbreaking performance artist Meredith Monk presents Education of the Girlchild Revisited on Feb. 6 at Bryn Mawr College. The piece begins with a riveting excerpt from 1973’s Education of the Girlchild, for which she’s won many accolades. Monk then moves—literally—through selections from her other early work. Two film screenings and several workshops follow, including one in which Monk speaks about the visual aspects of her work and a “Learning to Listen” seminar that opens a window into her Grammy-nominated vocal approach. 2-4 p.m. $5-$20. Goodhart Hall, 101 N. Merion Ave., Bryn Mawr. Call (610) 526-5201 or visit brynmawr.edu/arts.
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