The movie-turned-musical, Legally Blonde, heads to South Jersey for a month of fun and funky performances. Follow spunky and silly Elle Woods as she takes on Harvard Law School in her pink heels and best designer duds. Jan. 10-Feb. 9 at The Ritz Theatre Company, 915 White Horse Pike, Haddon Township, (856) 858- 5230, RitzTheatreCo.org, $22-30
From The Range to The Grateful Dead to a long standing solo career, the singer/song writer, accordion player and pianist, Bruce Hornsby, is back on tour. Topping the charts in 1986 with The Way It Is, the Grammy winner has been a part of many notable acts over the years. Hornsby was set to play Collingswood in late October, but had to push back the date due to Hurricane Sandy. Be sure not to miss the solo performance this time around. Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Auditorium, 315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood, (856) 858- 1000, Collingswood.com, $29 - $45
Raise Your Glass
Warm up with a glass of red or white at Renault Winery’s Winter Wine Festival. Renault opens its doors to 10 local wineries and their newest vintage selections, and a variety of wine crafters, as Renault chefs serve up a selection of food pairings to entice any serious oenophile. Jan. 12, noon-4 p.m. at the Renault Winery, 72 N. Bremen Ave., Egg Harbor City, (609) 965-2111, RenaultWinery.com, $10 in advance, $20 at the door
Hot and Cold
Embrace the season at Mount Holly’s annual Fire and Ice Festival. The winter’s chill brings with it a full-scale ice carving competition, featuring professional and amateur carvers from across the coast. Then the chili cook-off packs the heat for guests, with chefs stirring up their own chili concoctions at the Relief Fire House. Jan. 26, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., at High Street in Mount Holly, FireandIceFestival.com, free
The Perkins Center for the Arts opens its doors for the 32nd year in a row to celebrate Photography 32: the art center’s annual photography exhibition that displays and judges a selection of artists from local photographers. An opening reception for the Jan. 27 to March 4 exhibit reveals this year’s winners, judged by juror Genevieve Coutroubis, the Director of the Regional Community Arts Program for the Center for Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia. Opening reception: Jan. 27, 1-4 p.m. at the Perkins Center for the Arts, 395 Kings Highway, Moorestown, (856) 235-6488, PerkinsCenter.org, free
A Sweet Evening
Throw on your brightest yellow frock and head across the bridge for a cause. The annual Lemon Ball for the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. The event honors the memory of Alex Scott, the little girl that made a huge impact on childhood cancer awareness in her short life through her self-made lemonade stands. Cocktails, dinner, dessert, silent and live auctions and much more will make for a busy evening. Jan. 12, 6:30 p.m.-midnight at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, (610) 649-3034, AlexsLemonade.org, $250
Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Magazine, Volume 9, Issue 10 (January, 2013).
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