Entertainment

EAT & DRINK: You won’t want to miss these tasty events |Feb 22, 2018

From foodie fundraisers to a vintner’s dinner, mark your calendar. You won’t want to miss these events.

Literary and visual art come together in Studio B’s “Let’s Rant” opening |Feb 22, 2018

Studio B, 39A East Philadelphia Ave. in Boyertown, is pleased to announce the opening of “Let’s Rant,” the studio’s fifth annual show and book release combining literary and visual art.

MODERN CIDERING: Try your hand at making cider — or — enjoy some of the locally-made refreshment |Feb 21, 2018

“Do you want to see the cidery?” asked Brian Dressler of Dressler Estate, leading the way to a converted garage in Downingtown.

Citadel announces title sponsorship of new Country Music Festival in Chester County |Feb 21, 2018

Exton-based Citadel today announced its title sponsorship of a new, three-day country music festival coming to Chester County’s Brandywine Valley Aug. 24-26.

Welsh Mountain Concert hosted March 7 in New Holland |Feb 21, 2018

The Welsh Mountain Home is hosting a bluegrass/country style gospel music concert, featuring the Roland Zimmerman Family, on Wednesday, March 7, at 6 p.m. in the chapel. This chapel is also used by the Mountain Spring Mennonite Church.

Grammy-winner drops by Montgomery County Community College Center for Music Technology. MORE: Nearing completion, a recording, mixing and mastering suite will be open to the public |Feb 20, 2018

Montgomery County Community College’s Lively Arts Series recently hosted five-time Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger and band leader Terence Blanchard.

THEATER: A brilliant and complex musical: ‘Next to Normal’ on stage at Media Theatre |Feb 20, 2018

Diana has been dealing with her issues for many years. She lives with her very supportive husband Dan and her brilliant teenage daughter Natalie. She seeks treatment to remedy her issues but at times, they are too large to handle.

BEER SCENE: Local craft, regional legacy, German brewers in the spotlight at area events |Feb 19, 2018

Feb. 24 is a red-letter day for local craft beer drinkers.

RESTAURANTS: Original artwork prominent in the ambience at King of Prussia’s Founding Farmers |Feb 19, 2018

Founding Farmers co-owner Dan Simons explained why 47,000 family farmers have invested in restaurants in the Washington D.C. area and King of Prussia. It’s about changing up the way profits are distributed in the supply chain.

Art exhibits on display now at Reading Public Museum |Feb 19, 2018

Keith Haring: Symbolic Gestures is on display now through April 15, 2018 at the Reading Public Museum.

Talisman Players presents ‘Pinnochio’ at Boyertown State Theatre March 3 |Feb 19, 2018

It was a news article in the Boyertown Times on Feb. 8, written by Lisa Mitchell of the Kutztown Patriot, that the Talisman Players were performing the children’s production of “Pinnochio” in Kutztown that led State Theatre president, Charles Haddad to ask himself, “Why Not In Boyertown at the State Theatre”?

WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Coming up next is a Mummers Mardi Gras Parade, music, art and more |Feb 16, 2018

Bring it home Greater Philadelphia Expo Center: The Philly Home + Garden Show runs 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 16, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 17 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 18 at 100 Station Ave., Upper Providence.

Berks Choir Games March 10 at Abe Lincoln Ballroom |Feb 16, 2018

The Berks Choir Games was established by the Reading Choral Society in 2014 as a festival to share, inspire, and celebrate the continued creation of and love for excellent and diverse choral music in Berks County and beyond.

Genesius Theatre presents “Thoroughly Modern Mille” |Feb 16, 2018

Genesius Theatre’s Theatrical Teen Company is performing that thoroughly modern musical “Thoroughly Modern Mille.” Each year at this time the Genesius Teen Theatre Company, usually performs what we used to call our Junior Show, but this new batch of Genesius Teens are all grown up and so very talented that they are presenting the full version of the show, not an abbreviated version of the musical.

Ice Age Mammals exhibit on display now at Reading Public Museum |Feb 16, 2018

After the Dinosaurs: Ice Age Mammals on view now through May 6, 2018 at the Reading Public Museum.

2018 Reading Symphony Orchestra League student audition results |Feb 16, 2018

Twelve students auditioned Sunday, Feb. 4, for the Reading Symphony Orchestra League Student Scholarship and for a chance to play with the Reading Youth Orchestra.

Learn all about crocodilians at the Academy of Natural Sciences |Feb 14, 2018

Crocodilian reptiles have thrived for millions of years thanks to brute strength, keen senses and murderous instincts.

Delco dance companies represent different cultures with upcoming festival at Neumann University |Feb 13, 2018

As the Media-based International Ballet Classique poetically puts it, “dance is the beating heart of a culture.”

CONCERT PREVIEW: 1960s vocal group The Association revives their gold-selling sound |Feb 13, 2018

They stood out, not only for their warm harmonies, but for being a six-piece rock ‘n’ roll band.

CONCERT HIGHLIGHTS: Let next week’s best bets help you keep celebrating the Eagles, Valentine’s Day |Feb 9, 2018

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.

Clay on Main presents Hakun and Benovsky: Strange and Wondrous Things |Feb 9, 2018

Bob Hakun’s found-object industrial assemblages will be exhibited in dialogue with the wearable fabric collages of Stefan Benovsky in the exhibit opening on Sunday, February 18 from 4 to 6 p.

‘Magical & Real’ exhibit at Michener Art Museum recognizes different branch of the Wyeth family tree |Feb 9, 2018

During this 30th anniversary year of the James A. Michener Art Museum, the Doylestown cultural institution presents a major exhibition on the marriage and careers of Henriette Wyeth (daughter of N.C.

CONCERT PREVIEW: Joe Satriani celebrates new album, brings G3 tour to Merriam Theater |Feb 8, 2018

Three of the world’s most renowned rock guitarists – Joe Satriani, Phil Collen (of Def Leppard) and John Petrucci (formerly of Dream Theater) – will share the stage at Merriam Theater on Feb.

Author Dave Eggers to discuss new book with its subject, Mokhtar Alkhanshali, at Philly’s Free Library |Feb 7, 2018

A few years ago, Mokhtar Alkhanshali, a native of San Francisco, found himself riding in a flatbed truck through the deserts of war-torn Yemen, with a loaded Colt 45 at his side and a suitcase full of precious coffee beans.

CONCERT PREVIEW: Celebrating David Bowie preserves legacy via Bowie’s band members and show at Keswick Theatre |Feb 7, 2018

Keyboardist Mike Garson makes the unique claim that he performed with David Bowie at his first American concert and his last American concert.

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Peter Rabbit’ has a crude streak, but it’s largely cute, clever and fun |Feb 7, 2018

There’s a shot in the new “Peter Rabbit” in which a frog who is fishing on a lily pad — with a tiny fishing pole, mind you — freaks out when a heavy rain starts to fall and dives into the water.

Garden Spot Village hosts Bird House Display and Silent Auction |Feb 7, 2018

Garden Spot Village in New Holland will host its Annual Bird House Display and Silent Auction. The annual event will include presentation by bluebird expert on Feb. 27.

Aleithia Players present ‘Les Miserables’ |Feb 7, 2018

The Aleithia Players, a homeschool group with students from throughout Chester, Berks, and Lancaster counties, will present Victor Hugo’s “Les Miserables” at Forks of the Brandywine Presbyterian Church in Glenmoore on March 1, 2 and 3.

S.E. Pennsylvania stands in for New England in ‘Dollar Baby’ adaptation of Stephen King story |Feb 6, 2018

Since the late 1970s, horror master Stephen King has encouraged aspiring filmmakers with something he calls Dollar Babies.

National tour of ‘Menopause The Musical’ coming to Santander Arts Center |Feb 6, 2018

GFour Productions, winner of 44 Tony Awards and 54 Drama Desk Awards, proudly brings the international hit show “Menopause The Musical” to the Santander Performing Arts Center, 700 Penn St.

Disney selects Reading Public Museum for ‘Doc McStuffins’ exhibition |Feb 6, 2018

The “Doc McStuffins” exhibit is on view now through May 20, 2018. Experience the first-ever children’s museum exhibit based on Disney Junior’s award-winning series, “Doc McStuffins.

The Reading Symphony Orchestra presents ‘Soaring Strings’ on March 3 |Feb 6, 2018

The Reading Symphony Orchestra presents “Soaring Strings” on Saturday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Cathedral featuring the RSO’s own concertmaster, Christopher Collins Lee, and associate concertmaster, Eliezer Gutman, in Malcolm Arnold’s melodic and exuberant Concerto for Two Violins and String Orchestra.

Rodeo’s Drive-Thru Hollywood News: ‘The Greatest Showman’ will make you sing and dance |Feb 6, 2018

If you’re a kid like me you may not know that PT. Barnum as a real person until you read the credits at the end of this movie, “The Greatest Showman.”

ON STAGE: ‘The Humans’ at Walnut Street Theatre evolve to face tough times |Feb 1, 2018

Many Americans are sad. Take the fictional Blake family of Scranton, PA. New York audiences and critics got to know the Blakes in Stephen Karam’s Broadway hit “The Humans” in 2015-16 and responded with applause and critical kudos, including a Tony Award.

PREVIEW: Norristown’s Theatre Horizon pays tribute to #WomenWhoDare with ‘The Revolutionists, ’ art exhibit |Feb 1, 2018

How women have been treated throughout history, particularly during the French Revolution, isn’t funny. However, “The Revolutionists,” a play set during the French Revolution, which focuses on prominent females of the time, is a comedy.

ART: Philly’s Institute of Contemporary Art unveiling three new installations |Jan 31, 2018

The galleries at the Institute of Contemporary Art have been closed for a few days for exhibit installation, but will throw open their doors in a big way Feb. 2.

MUSIC: Simon Phillips’ Porotcol at Havana in New Hope, 3 Things To Know |Jan 31, 2018

It’s easier to make a list of acts Simon Phillips has not played drums for during the past nearly five decades.

ART: Brandywine River Museum’s founder subject of new exhibition |Jan 30, 2018

The long-time chairman of the Brandywine Conservancy and Brandywine River Museum of Art also happened to have artistic talent.

MUSIC: Bob Seger offers free new song via web site |Jan 30, 2018

Bob Seger has released some surprise new music for his fans.

Miller Center presents ‘The Mountain Top,’ Dr. Kings last day on earth |Jan 30, 2018

READING >> L.A. Theatre Works comes to stage at the Miller Center on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m. with a performance of “The Mountaintop” by the acclaimed playwright Katori Hall and performed by L.

Talisman Players, Kutztown, present their first children’s production, ‘Pinnochio’ |Jan 30, 2018

The Talisman Players present their first children’s production, “Pinnochio,” at Trinity Lutheran Church in Kutztown on Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 10 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., Feb. 11 at 3 p.

THEATER REVIEW: Veteran cast makes ‘Morning’s At Seven’ a nostalgic hit at People’s Light |Jan 29, 2018

He was a successful Broadway playwright and screenwriter, friend of Robert Frost and Elia Kazan, an incisive artist of theater and films whose life and work spanned nearly all the 20th century. Yet Paul Osborn is one of those “unknown” yet oft-produced dramatists whose work you may have seen but might not recall.

CONCERT PREVIEW: John Oates talks up new solo album, Philly appearances, new version of his book |Jan 29, 2018

Hall & Oates had such a ridiculous amount of success blending rock and soul that in 2016 the duo received their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

CHINESE NEW YEAR: Philly loves the Lunar New Year, has vibrant Chinatown |Jan 26, 2018

Ready or not, the Year of the Dog is dawning.

CONCERT HIGHLIGHTS: Kuinka, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club among next week’s best bets |Jan 26, 2018

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.

The Underdog is alive and well! Check out these and email in your own Eagles Underdog (or cat or person) |Jan 25, 2018

The Underdog Eagles will be playing the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. Now’s the time to get your Underdogs out and show off. Send a photo of your pet or you or a family member all decked out in Eagles gear to

CONCERT PREVIEW: Masters of the Telecaster at Sellersville Theater features G.E. Smith, Jim Weider, Jon Herington |Jan 25, 2018

“Masters of the Telecaster” is a chance to see three celebrated guitarists on one stage at Sellersville Theater.

Auto show to roll into Pennsylvania Convention Center in Center City |Jan 25, 2018

According to the Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia, 253,191 people attended the 2017 Philadelphia Auto Show, the biggest turnout since 2004.

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Maze Runner’ trilogy closes with weakest (and longest) chapter, but ‘The Death Cure’ still gets job done |Jan 24, 2018

The Glade. The Grievers. The Greenie.

BROOKS ON BEERS: Expect the rise of sours, fruits and canned brews on the 2018 craft beer scene |Jan 24, 2018

The new year is always a time to look at the past and contemplate what might lie ahead. Here’s what we see in 2018’s sudsy crystal ball: