It's all red

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion and the Mütter Museum will present

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Scarlet

as adapted by Philadelphia actor Josh Hitchens. This is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's first Holmes mystery, published in 1887, and it will be performed in the mansion's parlor rather than in a theater. Hitchens stars as Holmes and Jason Graboski as Dr. Watson, under the direction of Jay Efran. In the Maxwell library will be Victorian-era medical equipment such as a stethoscope and syringe, provided by the Mütter Museum. Shows are at 7 and 9 p.m. Friday with a wine and cheese reception, 7:30 p.m. Saturday with a special presentation by Robert Hicks, director of the Mütter Museum, and 2 and 4 p.m. Sunday, with wine and cheese, at the mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken St. Tickets, $30, and information: 215-438-1861, or tickets online at




A run through history

Experience the pivotal winter encampment of Gen. George Washington's troops by following a challenging course in Valley Forge National Historical Park. You can walk or run past replica soldiers' huts and the National Memorial Arch during the annual Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-mile Run on Sunday. The race, sponsored by Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau, is sanctioned by Mid-Atlantic USA Track and Field. It includes the 5-mile run at 8:30 a.m., a 3-mile walk at 8:35 a.m., a Young Patriots 1.776-kilometer Fun Run at 8:50 a.m., and a post-run family expo promoting health and fitness. Registration is $35 for the run, $15 for the walk, and $5 for young patriots at the Hyatt Place Hotel, 440 American Ave., King of Prussia, 5-7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Information:


. Race day parking will be at 1000 First Ave., King of Prussia.


Wind chimes

One of the nation's leading wind ensembles, the Grammy-nominated Imani Winds, will perform Saturday at Montgomery County Community College. The concert will be at 8 p.m. in the college's Science Center Theatre, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell. For tickets, which are $10 to $20, call 215-641-6518 or go to




Everybody's a star

The Sickle Cell Disease Association, Philadelphia/Delaware Valley, will present the fourth annual "Dancing With the Philadelphia Stars" from 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday to raise money and awareness of the disease. Among the featured performers will be City Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco; Julie Dorenbos, co-owner of Skin Palette and wife of Philadelphia Eagle Jon Dorenbos; Marisa Magnatta, associate producer of WMMR's

Preston & Steve Morning Show;

Anastasia Karloutsos, co-owner of Water Works Restaurant; Nina Tinari, partner at T2 Consultants LLC; Kharisma McIlwaine, CW Philly/CBS3 reporter; Michael Days, managing editor of The Inquirer; Eric Cortes, marketing and promotions coordinator/producer for Telemundo Philadelphia; and Kevin Gatto, owner of Verde Salon. Sickle cell disease affects one of every 500 African Americans. The black-tie event is at the Crystal Tea Room, 100 Penn Square East. For tickets, go to


or call 215-471-8686.


For home improvement

The 263 Marketplace Home Show is scheduled this weekend in Warminister, offering the chance to speak with local home improvement specialists and to shop with more than 60 merchants from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at 263 Marketplace, 700 York Rd., Warminster. There is an auction at 4 p.m. Friday. Antiques, carpets, awnings, and collectibles will be featured. Free. Information: 215-778-2637.