Entertainment

Perkiomen Valley Art Center presents ‘Facets of Running an Art Gallery’ |Feb 11, 2016

The Perkiomen Valley Art Center will hold its monthly membership meeting and educational program on the arts on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Encore Experiences (formerly Harleysville Senior Center), 312 Alumni Drive, Harleysville.

Facetime Theatre to hold ‘A Night with the Stars’ fundraiser in new theatre space |Feb 11, 2016

Local nonprofit Facetime Theatre is kicking off a new season in its new performance and education space in the Franklin Commons with a fun and elegant fundraiser entitled “A Night with the Stars.

King of Prussia appearance by Def Leppard drummer coincides with concert tour schedule |Feb 11, 2016

Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen famously lost his left arm after a car accident on New Year’s Eve 1984.

Taste for craft spirits rising across Philadelphia region |Feb 3, 2016

A sweet fragrance permeates the room as you walk into the Manatawny Still Works, as the art of distilling craft spirits is underway right before your eyes. Four rows of large, aging wooden barrels rest stacked on top of each other toward the back of the room, behind a wooden bar and small seating area.

PHS, Park Service continue long partnership |Jan 27, 2016

PHILADELPHIA >> The partnership between the Philadelphia Horticultural Society and the National Park Service has been germinating for more than a decade and has come full bloom with the

LGBTea Dances to host ‘For the Love of Art’ fundraiser event |Jan 27, 2016

LGBTea Dances’ For the Love of Art fundraiser event will take place on Feb. 21 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Franklin Commons Gallery in Phoenixville. This inaugural event brings together lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and ally (LGBTQA) artists, musicians, photographers, authors and other creative types from around Chester County.

Experience America’s national parks at the 2016 Flower Show |Jan 21, 2016

PHILADELPHIA >> America the Beautiful will take center stage at the Philadelphia Horticultural Society’s 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show, celebrating the centennial of the National Park Service with this year’s theme, “Explore America.

Fun begins well before opening day of Philadelphia Flower Show |Jan 21, 2016

PHILADELPHIA >> The Philadelphia Flower Show’s colorful history goes way back, but did you know the Black Tie Preview Party marks its 50th anniversary this year?

Philly Home & Garden Show debuts in Oaks |Jan 21, 2016

UPPER PROVIDENCE >>Without the magnet of home improvement stars drawing crowds on Sunday, the Philly Home and Garden show still wound down its three-day stay at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks in rousing fashion, with hundreds of vendors taking the spotlight.

Pennypacker Mills to host Valentines Craft Workshop for Kids |Jan 20, 2016

Make a gift from the heart this year at Pennypacker Mills’ Valentines Workshop for Kids. Create a Valentine gift that includes a personal card, a candy cup with sweets, a picture frame and a special Valentine craft to place over a doorway.

FILM: A quick look at promising 2016 movies |Jan 15, 2016

Now that 2015 is in the rearview mirror, it’s a good time to explore what’s in store for movie lovers in 2016.

VIDEOS, PHOTOS: The world remembers David Bowie |Jan 11, 2016

Rock & Roll icon David Bowie died at 69, just days after releasing his latest album. The world reacted with tributes and videos. Here is a selection, including the performance at the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby in 1974.

Brandywine Artisan Wine Trail celebrates Art of Writing with two Wine and Words events |Dec 29, 2015

The Brandywine Artisan Wine Trail’s celebration of the Art of Writing will include two Wine and Words events with local authors talking with customers and signing copies of their books.

January Amici Strings concert to celebrate the fabric of the community |Dec 22, 2015

Phoenixville is known for its annual Firebird Festival, a blazing and eclectic celebration of rebirth. The renewal of the town has been accompanied by a quieter reinvestment in music education and performance opportunities.

Powerful new independent documentary, created by former Phoenixville resident, to debut Dec. 29 |Dec 22, 2015

A powerful new documentary film created by former Phoenixville resident, Brian Miksis, gives us a glimpse into the world of a young, vibrant Phoenixville teenager and his friends growing up in the 1980s.

Phoenixville woman competes on ‘Jeopardy!’ |Dec 11, 2015

Shannon Lee, an architectural design associate from Phoenixville, pictured here with host Alex Trebek, was one of the contestants on “Jeopardy!” on Thursday. She finished in second place.

High school composer receives special recognition from PA officials |Dec 3, 2015

Young Collegeville high school student, Ashraya Ananthanarayanan, has received recognition from the Governor of PA and Senator Pat Toomey for building her own music ensemble.

West Chester Band to perform festive holiday concert |Dec 3, 2015

A festive holiday concert will be performed on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of West Chester, located at 129 South High Street.

Faith BFC to perform Live Nativity |Dec 2, 2015

Faith Bible Fellowship Church, Bridge Street and Pennhurst Road, Spring City, will host a live outdoor nativity from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 20. The skit will be presented every 15 minutes. There will be live animals, which children may pet.

University of Valley Forge celebrates holiday season with annual Christmas Concert |Nov 25, 2015

The University of Valley Forge will celebrate the Christmas season by hosting its annual concert event, Christmas at Valley Forge, on Friday, Dec. 4 and Saturday, Dec. 5.

SVRDC presents 43rd production of The Nutcracker |Nov 25, 2015

The Schuylkill Valley Regional Dance Company will present two live performances of The Nutcracker on Saturday, Dec. 12 at the Phoenixville Area Middle School Theater.

Chesco Pops presents second annual ‘Holiday Pops’ concert |Nov 25, 2015

Come celebrate the holidays with the Chester County Pops Orchestra, State Representative Chris Ross and the Chester County Food Bank! The Chesco Pops will present its second annual public holiday concert at Unionville High School, 750 Unionville Road, Kennett Square, on Friday, Dec.

Welkinweir Estate opens doors for Holiday Open House |Nov 24, 2015

The historic Welkinweir Estate is opening its doors to the public for a festive Holiday Open House on Friday, Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The estate house will be decorated in holiday splendor for all to enjoy! Celebrate the season with joyful music from the estate’s newly restored pipe organ; glimpse the public garden and wintry views of forests and ponds from inside the warm estate; and learn about the history of the estate, which spans three centuries.

Candlelight Holiday House Tour returns to Phoenixville for 15th holiday season |Nov 24, 2015

The popular Phoenixville Candlelight Holiday House Tour will be held Saturday, Dec. 5 from 3 to 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at https://phxholidaytour.weebly.com or in person at Foresta’s Market, Ellie’s Choice and The Design Grove in Phoenixville.

Spring-Ford student work submitted for International Saul Bell Design Contest |Nov 24, 2015

Spring-Ford Area High School Advanced Jewelry student, David Hunter, hopes to receive international recognition for his jewelry design with the International Saul Bell Design Emerging Jewelry Artist award.

Providence Chamber Orchestra to perform at St. John’s |Nov 18, 2015

St. John’s Lutheran Church (355 St. John’s Circle, Phoenixville) presents The Providence Chamber Orchestra, its resident ensemble, in concert on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 4 p.m. Performed will be Egmont Overture, Op.

Cornerstone Clubhouse art work displayed in Phoenixville, West Chester locations |Nov 11, 2015

Art work created by members of the Cornerstone Clubhouse, located in Phoenixville, was on display at the Spring Mill Senior Living in Phoenixville and State Senator Andy Dinniman’s office at Church and Market Streets, West Chester.

The storyline of ‘Brooklyn’ hit home with Saoirse Ronan |Nov 6, 2015

In the immigrant saga “Brooklyn,” opening in Philadelphia in mid-November, actress Saoirse Ronan plays a young woman who leaves her family behind to start a new life in New York.

New on DVD: ‘Inside Out’ is a unique, brightly colored gem |Nov 6, 2015

“Inside Out”: (2015, Disney, PG, $30), the latest Pixar stunner, gives new meaning to the term “emotional journey.” Amy Poehler stars as Joy, one of five basic emotions controlling an ebullient 11-year-old named Riley.

Phoenixville’s WHITING to share the stage with 3 Shades of Blue at Frog Hollow Farm |Nov 4, 2015

Phoenixville-bred rock sensations Coastalrise, now known as WHITING, and Morgantown’s 3 Shades of Blue, semi-finalists on America’s Got Talent 2015, will share center stage at Phoenixville’s Frog Hollow Farm on Nov.

Forge Theatre announces auditions for new play, invites public to Rocky Horror Picture Show |Oct 28, 2015

Four Weddings and an Elvis takes place in a small, tacky wedding chapel in Las Vegas, where the proprietor, Sandy, guides a series of unlikely couples as they prepare to take the big leap. Bev and Stan plan to marry as revenge on their exes; Vanessa and Bryce are trying to revive their movie careers with a paparazzi wedding; Martin and Fiona, postal worker and ex-con, prove opposites can attract in spite of Fiona’s lingering affair with ex-boyfriend and convict, Fist; and of course, there will be Elvis(s) and other comic characters in this outrageous, broadly written, physical comedy.

Ukrainian Catholic church celebrates 3rd Annual Ukrainian Day Festival |Sep 30, 2015

On Saturday, Sept. 19, St. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, located at 301 Fairview Street in Phoenixville, celebrated their 3rd Annual Ukrainian Day Festival. It was a warm, sunny day, and people gathered for a day filled with activities and entertainment.

Phoenixville Restaurant Week kicks off Oct. 4 |Sep 30, 2015

Phoenixville Restaurant Week is kicking off, offering perfect pairings and so many options, slated to run through Oct. 8.

Folk rock legends Aztec Two-Step still going strong |Sep 23, 2015

Had musicians Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman not had a chance meeting at a Boston coffee house in the early 70’s, the formation of the folk rock duo “Aztec Two-Step” would likely have not come to fruition.

Annual BERKS COUNTY ART™ Show to be held at Greshville Antiques; show slated for Oct. 4 through Oct. 11 |Sep 23, 2015

The Annual BERKS COUNTY ART™ Show will be held at Greshville Antiques and Fine Art on Sunday, Oct. 4 through Sunday, Oct. 11. Promoting the works by Berks County artists from 1850-1950, it’s the only show of its kind.

Flying Colors Fine Art Show slated for Oct. 17 and 18 |Sep 23, 2015

Flying Colors, a group of 19 professional artists, will host its Annual Art Show on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 17 and 18, at Montgomery School’s Bell Hall, 1141 Kimberton Road (Route 113), Chester Springs.

“Wood In-vase-ives” exhibit opens at Wharton Esherick Museum |Sep 23, 2015

The Wharton Esherick Museum recently opened its new exhibition Wood In-vase-ives. This juried exhibition features 16 imaginative wooden vases selected from more than 40 entries by jurors Lori Arnold, Executive Director at the Wharton Esherick Museum, Albert LeCoff, Executive Director of the Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia and Erin Feeney, Project Specialist, Horticulture at Longwood Gardens whose recent work includes their blockbuster Nightscape exhibit.

David Rogers, classical jazz & fusion guitarist, to perform at Chaplin’s |Sep 22, 2015

Solo guitarist David Rogers is slated to perform a concert Thursday, Oct. 15th at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) at Chaplin’s, 66 North Main Street, Spring City.

Phoenixville Kiwanis Club to hold Community Day and Chicken Barbecue |Sep 16, 2015

The Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville is sponsoring their Community Day and Chicken Barbecue on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Reeves Park. This annual event features vendors set up throughout the park selling flea market items and crafts, as well as a chicken barbecue.

Frances Drost to give concert at St. John’s Church |Sep 15, 2015

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Frances Drost takes the stage at St. John’s on Sept. 27, starting at 4 p.m. The concert will benefit Phoenixville Area Community Services (PACS), a non-profit agency dedicated to providing support, aid and hope for residents in the Phoenixville community who need emergency aid.

Historical Society opens new exhibit featuring Tara Tayan |Sep 9, 2015

A new exhibit opened at the Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area on First Friday, Sept. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. Barn and Vine: The Lost Path to Phoenixville traces Phoenixville’s rural roots and features the photographic art of Tara Tayan, who captures on film wild, natural places rarely seen, which have become lost to collective memory.

Forge Theatre announces opening of “Rehearsal for Murder”; auditions for “Opus” also upcoming |Sep 2, 2015

Forge Theatre, located at 241 First Avenue in Phoenixville, has announced the opening of their play “Rehearsal for Murder” for Sept. 11. The play will be performed on Sept. 11-12, 18-19, 20 and 25-27.

Aftermath: Photographs by Joel Meyerowitz to be displayed at Berman Museum; exhibition commemorates heroic 9/11 recovery efforts |Sep 1, 2015

On display at the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College from Friday, Sept. 11 through Wednesday, Dec. 23, Aftermath: Photographs by Joel Meyerowitz takes viewers back to the traumatic days, weeks and months that followed the harrowing events of September 11, 2001.

Ceramics passion brings clean water to developing nations |Jul 25, 2015

A Glenmoore potter has found a way to combine his love of ceramics with his passion to help people in third-world countries.

‘Legendary’ exhibit at The African American Museum in Philadelphia explores house ballroom culture |Jun 27, 2015

Photographer Gerard H. Gaskin creates art, but also shines a light on people who need to be seen.

‘Flight’ art exhibition opens at Franklin Commons |May 31, 2015

Phoenixville >> The newest exhibit at The Art Gallery at Franklin Commons takes “Flight” beginning with the opening reception on Saturday, June 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. and runs until July 16.

‘San Andreas’ was a ‘life-changing experience’ for Dwayne Johnson |May 31, 2015

For Dwayne Johnson, starring in “San Andreas” was a chance to make a childhood dream come true.

New on DVD: Seasoned cast in ‘Cut Bank’ keeps you guessing |May 31, 2015

The ghost of “Fargo” haunts “Cut Bank” (2015, Lionsgate, R, $20), a smart little noir set in the small town of Cut Bank, Montana. As with the Coen Brothers’ feature, the action pivots on a handful of misguided souls (Bruce Dern, Liam Hemsworth) who cook up a dumb scheme to score some easy money.

Facetime Theatre cuts loose in ‘Footloose’ at Ursinus |May 29, 2015

Collegeville >> There’s no cutting loose in the small town in “Footloose.” Dancing is outlawed, which newcomer Ren can’t believe. He’s a city kid, an outsider who struggles to fit in.

NEW ON DVD - Julianne Moore’s Oscar-winning performance saves ‘Still Alice’ |May 14, 2015

Can a great performance redeem a so-so movie? In the case of “Still Alice” (2014, Sony, PG-13, $30), the answer is a resounding yes. Oscar winner Julianne Moore does such a superb job portraying a linguistics professor affected with early-onset Alzheimer’s that you can understand what her character is going through every step of the way.