Entertainment

Hamburg Arts Gallery October artist Eric Saylor’s spooky art part of seasonal fun |Oct 13, 2017

During the entire month of October, the Art & Craft Gallery of Hamburg will feature the artwork of Eric Saylor, member of the Hamburg Area Arts Alliance. Eric appropriately chose October to showcase his fantastical art of bold, spooky characters.

Farm Historical Society hosts Paranormal Research Demonstration in Virginville |Oct 13, 2017

The Dreibelbis Farm Historical Society will host a program by the Kutztown Area Scientific Paranormal Evidence Research group at the Historic Dreibelbis Farm in Virginville on Sunday, Oct. 29.

Chippy Chipmunk author hosts book signing at Hamburg Art Gallery |Oct 13, 2017

The Art & Craft Gallery of Hamburg, 335 State St., will host a book signing for author Kathy Miller, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 28.

CONCERT: Max Weinberg returns to his rock and roll roots; performs at World Café Live |Oct 12, 2017

Celebrating more than four decades as the driving beat behind Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, drummer Max Weinberg is paying homage to the music that served as his musical inspiration.

CONCERT HIGHLIGHTS: Wolf Parade, Stone Foxes and Kaleo among next week’s best music bets |Oct 12, 2017

Welcome to “Seven in Seven,’ where each Friday we take a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll always be something to check out in the coming days.

Movie Review: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ unlocks the best of the spy genre for a new generation |Oct 12, 2017

Spy movies are forever linked (fairly or not) to the number 007,and a highly stylized montage of chic girls dancing to the theme song while the opening credits unfurl. A sophisticated gentleman who speaks with a British accent and is equally adept at tying a Windsor knot and saving the world from evil power-hungry megalomaniacs.

Engage with the artists during Delaware County Studio Tour |Oct 11, 2017

Did you know there are 59 artists in Delaware County?

CONCERT PREVIEW: Chris Botti staying focused on his musical craft; performs as part of Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest |Oct 11, 2017

Trumpeter Chris Botti has successfully blended jazz and pop since 1995, winning a Grammy and selling more than 4 million albums.

MOVIE REVIEW: Horror-comedy ‘Happy Death Day’ reasonably kills it with ‘Groundhog Day’ formula |Oct 11, 2017

What if you could relive the worst birthday of your life again and again?

MINECRAFT FANS: Build Battles, VR, a costume contest, YouTubers and more at Minefaire. Event is held at the Philadelphia Expo Center |Oct 10, 2017

If you’re a superfan of Minecraft, you’ve got to be there.

THEATER REVIEW: Arden Theatre stages a ‘Cabaret’ for our time |Oct 10, 2017

“Meine damen und herren, willkommen!” The smirking, slinky Emcee purrs the familiar greeting from center stage and the audience is back at the Kit Kat Klub in 1929 Berlin. Once again, as spot lights whirl and a chorus line in various stages of undress marches forward, “es ist zeit für ‘Kabarett!’”

Film on Liberian supergroup by Lower Merion woman premieres in Philly |Oct 10, 2017

Some of Liberia’s most famous singers, entertainers and activists are now living in Philadelphia and singing as part of the Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change.

Friends Folk Club in Oxford to present Tish Hinojosa, Mason Porter, Charlie Zahm |Oct 10, 2017

Mary Louise Bove explained why the century-old Oxford Friends Meeting has the acoustics that it does.

CONCERT PREVIEW: Last call for oddball, irreverent singing group The Bobs |Oct 10, 2017

Since the early ‘80s, they’ve been like a demented cross between Manhattan Transfer and Monty Python, or Robin Williams and Bobby McFerrin.

CONCERT PICKS: Bruno Mars, Third Eye Blind, Paramore among this week’s best bets. |Oct 6, 2017

Welcome to “Seven in Seven,” where each Friday we take a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll always be something to check out in the coming days.

These films will haunt you all the way through Halloween |Oct 5, 2017

From zombie stalkers and demented scientists to fanged mermaids and possessed dolls: there are plenty of scary figures ready, willing and able to shred your nerves and haunt your dreams.

WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Fall Festival at Morris Arboretum, Apple Festival in Limerick, musical Oktoberfest in Trappe and much more |Oct 5, 2017

Modern art Brandywine River Museum of Art: Opening Oct. 7 are the exhibitions “Dylan Gauthier: highwatermarks” (on view through Jan. 7) and “Ana Vizcarra Rankin: time/scale” (on view through Nov.

CONCERT PREVIEW: Jazz supergroup Hudson to visit Ardmore Music Hall |Oct 4, 2017

Hudson, the jazz quartet that released their eponymous debut album (Motéma, 2017) in June, will visit Ardmore Music Hall on Oct. 11. The group was founded by legendary drummer Jack DeJohnette and includes bassist Larry Grenadier, keyboardist John Medeski and guitarist John Scofield.

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Mountain Between Us’ satisfyingly mixes romance into survival tale |Oct 4, 2017

It sounds fraught with potential pitfalls, a survival tale in which a man and a woman slowly develop feelings for one another as their prospects for living more than a few more days dwindle.

“The Nerd” at Steel River Playhouse now through Oct. 22 |Oct 4, 2017

Steel River Playhouse launches their 2017-2018 season now through Oct. 22 with the outrageous, uproarious comedic hit The Nerd by Larry Shue. Grab your tickets online at www.steelriver.org. This Broadway success was reviewed by Thomas Disch, stating, “…it racks up more laughs, and louder, than any farce this side of Alan Ayckbourn.

Half Moon Café at Clay on Main partners with Meadowood Music |Oct 4, 2017

The Half Moon Café, at Clay on Main in Oley, has hosted a multitude of local and regional musicians over the years, and Paula Taylor from Meadowood Music adds her expertise to the pro​duction team this year.

MOVIE REVIEW: Denis Villeneuve’s secretive ‘Blade Runner 2049’ is dark, artistic and engrossing, but sssshhh |Oct 4, 2017

Could the sequel to a 1982 science-fiction film be one of the best films of the year and even take home the statuette for the Academy Award for best picture?

Hunter Hayes headlines Citadel Palooza event in Pottstown; local talent also performing |Oct 3, 2017

Memorial Park will be the site for the inaugural “Citadel Palooza” festival to benefit Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Children’s Miracle Network.

Come on down! ‘Price is Right Live’ coming to the Keswick Theatre in Glenside |Oct 3, 2017

“The Price is Right Live” host Todd Newton discovered the TV game show “The Price is Right” as a kid, thanks to his grandmother.

Spring City woman to compete in ‘Jeopardy!’ this week |Oct 3, 2017

A Spring City resident will be tested as she takes the stage as a contestant on “Jeopardy!” Cathy Subick, an architectural conservator, participates in the quiz show airing Thursday.

Metalcore group August Burns Red cranks up the decibels at Rock Allegiance event in Camden, N.J. |Oct 3, 2017

Headlined by Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Marilyn Manson and Halestorm, the third annual Monster Energy Rock Allegiance lineup will also feature the Lancaster band August Burns Red.

DINING: Bargains at Carrabba’s wine dinners easily digested |Oct 2, 2017

Restaurant critics can be a pretty snobbish lot. Most usually have little or nothing to say that’s positive about downscale and midscale chains, for example, although those chains could obviously not exist if millions of consumers did not think they were providing good value for the money.

Ancient China’s ‘Terracotta Warriors’ invade the Franklin Institute |Oct 2, 2017

PHILADELPHIA >> On a normal day in late March, 1974, some farmers in the Xi’an province of China needed a new source for water after their well ran dry.

Ghost tours and a Halloween bash on tap at Historic Brinton Lodge |Oct 2, 2017

Historic Brinton Lodge, in partnership with the in-house brew pub, Hidden River Brewing Co., will host a series of special events in October for Halloween. These include weekly ghost tours, weekly “Toast with a Ghost” tour and tastings, a fascinating presentation on the science of Frankenstein, and the annual Halloween Masquerade Bash.

Genesius Theatre announces production of ‘Young Frankenstein The Musical’ |Oct 2, 2017

From the comedy genius, Mel Brooks, comes this monstrous new musical, “Young Frankenstein,” based on Gene Willder’s and Brooks’ hysterical sendup of their classic film of the same name.

Playcrafters presents ‘A Murder of Crows’ |Oct 2, 2017

A compassionately written story evoking humanity and the bitter choices we sometimes are forced to make is the core message in Ed Graczyk’s “A Murder of Crows,” a funny yet tragic stage play.

CONCERT BEST BETS: Manchester Orchestra, 36 Crazyfists kick off a new week of music |Sep 29, 2017

Welcome to “Seven in Seven,” where each Friday we take a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll always be something to check out in the coming days.

CONCERT PREVIEW: Ani DiFranco to ‘Rise Up’ at Keswick Theatre in Glenside |Sep 29, 2017

After urging citizens to vote during 2016’s “Vote Dammit” Tour, Ani DiFranco is back on the road urging those around her to connect with each other and work for change with the “Rise Up” Tour.

Jazz trio Bad Plus makes final Philly area performance with Ethan Iverson |Sep 28, 2017

Ars Nova Workshop and Ardmore Music Hall’s contemporary jazz mini-series includes a Sunday night show by The Bad Plus.

Ike Willis Project makes Sellersville Theater debut |Sep 28, 2017

Frank Zappa fans will recognize Ike Willis from his tenure with Zappa. The vocalist and guitarist performed and recorded with the late musical icon from 1978 through 1988, other than during a short break in 1981 and ’82.

WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Catch The Red Hot Chilli Pipers in Reading or the Terracotta Warriors at the Franklin Institute in Philly |Sep 28, 2017

Blockbuster Franklin Institute: “Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor” opens Sept. 30 and continues through March 4 at 222 N. 20th St., Philadelphia. A significant archaeological discovery made in 1974 in China, the warriors are life-sized statues, constructed more than 2,000 years ago to “guard” the tomb of China’s first emperor.

Yes featuring Anderson Rabin Wakeman in Philadelphia area this weekend |Sep 28, 2017

Yes featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman will perform at the Patriots Theater in Trenton, NJ on Sept. 30 and at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia on Oct. 1. The show will feature Yes favorites spanning the band’s many incarnations.

At The Movies With Rodeo: Kid movie reviewer gives ‘The Emoji Movie’ 2 popcorn boxes |Sep 26, 2017

“The Emoji Movie” had a very thin plot and more than one story. It doesn’t unfold smoothly and this movie isn’t what I thought it was going to be from the trailer and poster.

ON STAGE: Norristown’s Theatre Horizon to present ‘2.5 Minute Ride’ |Sep 26, 2017

It’s been quite an excursion for Leah Walton. The award winning actress has been challenged and exhilarated while preparing for her role in Lisa Kron’s acclaimed one-woman play, the dramatic and amusing “2.

LIVE MUSIC: Longwood Gardens Performance Series set for October through May |Sep 26, 2017

A handful of them have already sold out.

Phoenixville High School grads, filmmakers hope to make project a reality |Sep 25, 2017

Phoenixville High School grads Tyler Schnabel and Ryan Dellaquila hope to catch the attention of the Duplass Brothers (“The Skeleton Twins,” “Asperger’s Are Us,” HBO’s “Room 104” and “Togetherness”).

WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Rev up for Grad Prix in Coatsville, cheesesteak feast, some scares and much more. |Sep 22, 2017

Happy motoring Coatesville International Vintage Grand Prix: In the spirit of auto and motorcycle racing through the streets and roads of towns across America, in the early days of auto racing, the 2017 Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix is an individually timed driving event, run over a 2.

‘Rock ‘n Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story’ is rockin’ the house at Bucks County Playhouse |Sep 21, 2017

Like others, I go to be entertained. But every so often, a show that is filled with good music and a good story, gives me more — it gives me an understanding of a person or a time in the world that I knew little about.

ART: Pay-what-you-wish admission for Art Museum’s multifaceted ‘Philadelphia Assembled’ |Sep 21, 2017

Too many cooks can spoil a kitchen.

Fall for music: A quick look at must-see concerts this autumn ... from Katy Perry to The Hooters and much more |Sep 20, 2017

It’s officially fall this weekend, so get ready for the layers to get added and sweaters to come out in full force. It also means for the most part that the outdoor shows are over, but there is still plenty going on in the region in terms of concerts.

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Lego Ninjago Movie’ is fun, family-friendly, far too familiar |Sep 20, 2017

Oh, irreverent Lego humor, we barely had time to miss you.

MOVIE REVIEW: Bloated ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ sticks with what works |Sep 19, 2017

Considering its predecessor played with genre and did things in a bit of an unorthodox and interesting way, “KIngsman: The Golden Circle” plays it pretty much by the book.

Clay on Main to host Reflections II |Sep 18, 2017

Visual artist and graphic designer Amanda Condict will curate a follow-up to 2014’s exhibit of female artists, titled Reflections, this September and October at Clay on Main in Oley. The public is invited to the opening on Sunday, September 24, from 1-4 p.

Farm country shindig to kick off at Reinholds Fire Company Oct. 7 |Sep 18, 2017

The Farm Country Shindig season will open with a 6 p.m. concert on Saturday, Oct. 7 in the Banquet Hall at the Reinholds Fire Company along Rt. 897 in Reinholds.

Keim Music Fest scheduled for Sept. 30 |Sep 18, 2017

Join the Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County (HPTBC) for a fun-filled day of music, history, and food at their second annual Keim Music Fest at the Jacob Keim Farmstead in Oley.