Magic, mystery and Mardi Gras


Want a chance to win cash prizes? Maybe you want to be mystified by incredible magic? Or maybe you want to start celebrating Mardi Gras a little earlier?

Whatever you’re looking to do this weekend, we’ve got you covered.

Here are some of our top picks for fun in Bucks County.

Celebrate Mardi Gras at Sesame Place

Join Elmo, Abby Cadabby and all your favorite Sesame Street characters for Elmo’s Furry Fun Fest, an all-new winter event at Sesame Place in Middletown.

On February 19, 20, 26 and 27, celebrate Mardi Gras with Sesame Place’s all-new Mardi Gras Parade.

While you’re there, take a ride on our Sunny Day Carousel, dance and dance during the Furry Friends Dance Party, and enjoy the return of Elmo the Musical, LIVE! There’s also a new winter family area with fire pits, s’mores, and yard games.

The park is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit for tickets and details.

‘Deal or no Deal’ live at Parx

Bob Guiney of “The Bacholor” hosts this live version of the global pop culture sensation “Deal or No Deal.” Fans will have the chance to compete in front of a live audience to win cash prizes by selecting a winning case or striking a deal with the mysterious banker.

“Deal of No Deal Live” also features mini-games for audience members to receive prizes.

The show starts at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Xcite Center in Parx. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $25; visit to find out more.

Bob Guiney will host "Deal or no deal live" at the Parx Casino on Saturday.

‘Fat!’ at Bensalem High School

The Bensalem High School Drama Club presents the musical “GREASE!”, with the remaining shows at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and a matinee at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $10; $5 for the morning.

Discover Danny, Sandy and all your favorite characters in this professional quality show.

Bensalem High School is located at 4319 Hulmeville Road. For tickets, visit

Master magician Chris Capehart at Smoke & Mirrors

Master magician Chris Capehart will take the stage at the Smoke & Mirrors Magic Theater in Huntingdon Valley at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Capehart is a highly respected and accomplished magician, often sought after for repeat performances. His show is full of magic and laughter, and is suitable for all types of audiences.

Chris Capehart

A magician for over 40 years, he has performed on the biggest stages, presented lectures to other magicians and is a master of the linking rings. He is a regular headliner of “Monday Night Magic”, New York’s longest-running Broadway magic show; at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, California; and at Dicken’s Parlor Theatre.

Smoke & Magic is located at 2840 Pine Rd Pine Valley Plaza, Unit E, in Huntingdon Valley. Tickets start at $25; call 267-626-1366 or visit

Mardi Gras Murder Mystery at Fishers

Magnolia Dupre honored her father’s last wish and made sure the annual voodoo ball went ahead as planned. As captain of the Krewe of Momus, Everett Dupre was very proud of this masquerade event and wanted to make sure he lived beyond it. But when his estranged brother shows up with his “wrong side of the track,” tempers flare.

Will there be murder at Mardi Gras? Enjoy dinner and this mystery show at Fishers, 1858 Street Road, Bensalem, on Saturday. The show starts at 7 p.m.

Dinner includes a salad, choice of starter and dessert. Tickets are $58; order at


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