Entertainment

Travis Wetzel Trio will liven up the Reinholds Fire Company Oct. 1 |Sep 29, 2016

Farm Country Shindig opens its 2016-2017 season on Saturday, Oct. 1 featuring “The Travis Wetzel Trio” at the Reinholds Fire Company Banquet Hall.

Experience Adele, A Live Tribute Show to benefit theater |Sep 29, 2016

Our Town Foundation hosts award winning singer, Andrea Taylor, in her iconic performance of “Experience Adele”, a phenomenal live tribute of the popular singer Adele, at the Hamburg Strand Theater, 6 South 4th St.

Berks County Art show to celebrate 35 years in business |Sep 29, 2016

Greshville Antiques and Fine Art, Route 562 near Boyertown, will present the Annual Berks County Art Show Oct. 2 through 9, held in honor of the milestone anniversary of 35 years in business.

‘Long Island Medium’ coming to Liacouras Center in Philadelphia |Sep 28, 2016

“Don’t be discouraged because I’m at such a large venue. I’m not on stage the whole time,” Theresa Caputo said in a phone interview about her upcoming “Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience” tour date at Temple University’s Liacouras Center.

Phoenix, Reporter & Item Community Calendar: Week of Sept. 18 |Sep 18, 2016

Event Submissions: Send to cthornburg@berksmontnews.com a week prior to publication. Note “Phoenix Calendar” in the subject.

Playcrafters brings ‘Next to Normal’ to area theater fans |Sep 16, 2016

You may often wonder … is it normal to forget your keys or where you parked? Or the name of the person to whom you were just introduced ten minutes ago? What passes for normal these days anyway? While the boundaries of normal may be flexible, there is ultimately a tipping point when the fence begins to splinter and crack, and it’s the theme of Playcrafters’ upcoming production when the spotlight falls on the topic of mental illness in “Next to Normal” — an engaging and emotionally charged, multi award-winning musical by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt.

September offers musicals and more at area theaters |Sep 15, 2016

There’s a lot coming up this month in area theaters. From family shows to thrillers to Broadway hits – there’s something for just about everyone. Here’s a look at what’s happening:

Music lovers flock to Phoenixville Blues Festival |Sep 12, 2016

PHOENIXVILLE >> Steamy temperatures failed to keep music fans from enjoying some of the hottest music around.

WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: From Mushroom Festival in Kennett Square to art festivals in Lansdowne and Doylestown |Sep 8, 2016

Looking to the east St. Mary and St. Kyrillos Coptic Orthodox Church: Middle Eastern food, prizes and games are some of the highlights of the Christian Egyptian Festival, held 11 a.m. to 8 p.

Monster Energy Rock Allegiance to turn it up a notch in Chester |Sep 7, 2016

Sure, it gets lively at Talen Energy Stadium for Philadelphia Union home matches, but nothing quite as intense as this.

MUSIC FESTIVAL: Haverford Music Festival features local, national entertainers |Sep 2, 2016

The lineup for the sixth annual Haverford Music Festival is loaded.

Grammy winner Bunny Sigler to perform at Ardmore Unity Day |Aug 31, 2016

When Ardmore’s Unity Day celebration kicks off Sept. 3, a legionary writer, producer and singer who made his mark nationally in the 1960s and ’70s will be performing a new song that he hopes will send a message to listeners.

FUN GRAB BAG: Weekend events include SangriaFest, Tomato Fest, Jerk Fest, Bachata and a Butterfly Celebration |Aug 25, 2016

Summer treats SteelStacks: The first SangriaFest takes place 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 27 at 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. Sample 10 different sangrias, all made with wines imported by South Italy Imports.

Kiss goes back to its small market roots on latest tour |Aug 24, 2016

As far as Gene Simmons is concerned, Kiss is back on the road because that’s just what the band does.

Lolly & YoYo bring interactive fun to Colonial Theater |Aug 4, 2016

Lolly & YoYo, Bucks County music and fitness entertainers for children, will be spreading their playful vibes at the Colonial Theater on Tuesday, Aug. 9. The two have been performing together since 2011.

West Rockhill fourth-grader chops the competition on ‘Chopped Junior’ |Aug 3, 2016

Just days away from her 10th birthday, West Rockhill resident Lucy Chelton is the latest winner of “Chopped Junior.”

West Rockhill girl to appear on ‘Chopped Junior’ |Aug 1, 2016

Among the contestants on the Aug. 2 episode of Food Network’s “Chopped Junior” will be a local girl who will celebrate her 10th birthday 11 days after the show airs.

MUSIKFEST 2016: A look at what’s planned this year. North Penn grad amongst performers |Jul 28, 2016

One of America’s largest free music festivals, Musikfest features more than 550 performances on 15 stages over 10 days.

Imperial’s Catering to host ‘Lights Out: A Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons’ |Jul 27, 2016

On Sunday, Aug. 21, Imperial’s Catering in Trappe is hosting “Light’s Out: A Tribute to Frankie Valli And the Four Seasons,” a fund raising event to benefit the local non-profit Pillars of Light and Love, whose mission focuses on creating happy, confident and courageous kids, teens and adults.

‘Star Trek’: 50 and ‘Beyond’ |Jul 22, 2016

In September 1966, NBC unenthusiastically began broadcasting a “too-cerebral” science fiction series created by former LAPD speechwriter Gene Roddenberry and championed by, among few others, producer Lucille Ball.

Firebird Theatre presents ‘Hairspray’ live on stage |Jul 20, 2016

We can’t stop the beat! Come see this fabulous performance of “Hairspray” the Broadway musical, complete with live orchestra! In this Tony-winning show, set in 1962, Baltimore teens are dancing and singing while trying to integrate a local TV show.

Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown to host a second ‘Pokemon Go’ event |Jul 20, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> The Elmwood Park Zoo hosted a “Pokémon Go” event on Tuesday, July 19, but due to the hours of the event — noon to 4:30 p.m. — many Pokémon trainers weren’t able to attend.

Facetime Theatre summer stage to perform Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ |Jul 20, 2016

Facetime Theatre’s summer stage program will be one of the first in the area to perform Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” from July 21 through July 23 in the beautiful Lenfest Theatre at Ursinus College in Collegeville.

RECAP: ‘Pokemon Go’ at the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown |Jul 19, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> The Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown held a “Pokémon Go” event from noon to 4:30 p.m. The zoo put a lure on each PokéStop located at the zoo throughout the event to give guests the chance to catch a lot of Pokémon.

GUIDE: How does ‘Pokemon Go’ work? |Jul 15, 2016

At this point you’ve probably heard of “Pokémon Go,” but you might not be sure how it works. If you’re interested in playing the game that’s sweeping the nation but need some insight, check out the helpful guide below.

‘The Blob’ is back as Blobfest takes over Phoenixville July 8-10 |Jun 28, 2016

The 17th annual Blobfest is preparing to ooze into Phoenixville on July 8 through July 10 to celebrate the 1958 cult classic film “The Blob.” Festivities will run all weekend long, with many different events and family-fun activities for all to enjoy.

LIVE BLOG: Chester County Hot Air Balloon begins today |Jun 24, 2016

For many in Chester County and the tri-state area, June means hot air but not so much in terms of temperature nor misleading messages.

Phoenixville Kiwanis announce Children’s Plaza summer programs |Jun 15, 2016

The Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville is once again sponsoring programs for children throughout the summer. These programs are held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Saturday at the Kiwanis Children’s Plaza, which is located in the open air space between 217 and 219 Bridge Street in Phoenixville.

LIVE BLOG: Wizard World Comic Con in Philly this weekend |Jun 3, 2016

Wizard World Comic Con is in Philly this weekend and a star-studded cast has come along for the ride, including Marvel stars like Captain America actor Chris Evans.

Montgomery County winners of Tri-County Youth Festival perform June 11 |Jun 2, 2016

Winners of the Tri-County Concerts Association’s 74th Annual Youth Festival auditions will appear in recital on Saturday, June 11, at 7 p.m. at the Science Center Theater, Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell.

Steel River’s ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ is a noteworthy production |May 19, 2016

With its moving story and memorable music, “Fiddler on the Roof” has been captivating audiences for decades and Steel River Playhouse’s current production continues that tradition.

BREWS: Mark your calendars for Ambler Yards Beer Garden, Philly Beer Week and more |May 18, 2016

May 19: Ambler Yards Beer Garden, Ambler, PA

Artist Susan Melrath one stop on Chester County Studio Tour |May 18, 2016

Oxford native Susan Melrath used to live in Seattle, where folks found her open-to-interpretation paintings accessible.

Phoenixville’s Siobhan Bedford pursuing creative passion |May 18, 2016

You know you’re almost there when you see the funeral homes and St. Ann Catholic Church in Phoenixville.

PV Art and Food Truck Festival slated for May 21 outside PVHS |May 12, 2016

Art, music, food and activities for children will all be a part of the fun at the first annual PV Art and Food Truck Festival to be held on Saturday, May 21, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. along Campus Drive.

Sights and sounds of Civil War come to Pennypacker Mills June 4-5 |May 5, 2016

The sights and sounds of a Civil War battle will resound through the Perkiomen Valley on Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, June 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as Pennypacker Mills hosts its free Civil War Event.

Center City Jazz Festival features six hours of live music April 30 |Apr 29, 2016

International Jazz Day is April 30, so it’s fitting that musicians with various jazz styles will be performing 1 to 7 p.m. April 30 for the Center City Jazz Festival in Philadelphia.

Feet First Dance presents ‘LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE’ May 14 & 15 |Apr 28, 2016

This spring, a Feet First Dance performance for all ages will delight the audience with dance, costumes, music and theatrical lighting on the beautiful and technically advanced stage at Ursinus College, Saturday, May 14 at 7 p.

St. John’s presents 26th annual ‘Choir & Friends’ concert |Apr 28, 2016

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 355 St. John’s Circle, Phoenixville, presents the 26th annual St. John’s Choir & Friends concert at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 1.

Live Blog Replay: Doors open at 2016 Greater Philadelphia Comic Con |Apr 21, 2016

Nerds assemble! The Great Philadelphia Comic Con, an annual weekend of pop-culture paradise, returns April 22 to 24, and we will be there blogging live to capture a full slate of artists and writers, cosplay contests, and various popular television and film actors.

Flutist Emily Newbold to perform with St. John’s Providence Chamber Orchestra |Apr 21, 2016

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 355 St. John’s Circle, Phoenixville, presents The Providence Chamber Orchestra, its resident ensemble, in concert on Sunday, April 24, at 4 p.m. Performed will be Franz Schubert’s Rosamunde Overture, D.

When Doves Cry: 5 number 1 hits by Prince everyone should hear |Apr 21, 2016

Pop musician Prince died Thursday but his music will live on.

Schwenksville Borough hosts 8th annual Community Day |Apr 21, 2016

The Borough of Schwenksville will be hosting the 8th annual Schwenksville Community Day, Saturday, May 7. The event is held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain or shine) at Meadow Park, 300 Main Street, Schwenksville (behind the firehouse).

Greater Philadelphia Comic Con:‘Star Trek,’ ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ cast members set to appear |Apr 15, 2016

Nerds assemble! The Great Philadelphia Comic Con, an annual weekend of pop-culture paradise, returns April 22 to 24, and features a full slate of artists and writers, cosplay contests, and various popular television and film actors.

Perkiomen Valley Art Center announces awards for 54th Annual Member Exhibition |Apr 14, 2016

The Perkiomen Valley Art Center has announced the awards presented for the 54th Annual Membership Exhibition at Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road in Harleysville, from April 5 through April 24.

‘Legends of the Hidden Temple’ to take over Penn Museum |Apr 1, 2016

Philadelphia >> If you grew up in the ‘90s, there’s a decent chance you spent your afternoons glued to the Nickelodeon game show, Legends of the Hidden Temple. Prepare to flash back to your childhood as the Penn Museum presents Legends of the Hidden Temple: Penn Museum Edition—a P.

‘Songs for a New World’ opens Facetime Theatre’s new season and space |Mar 31, 2016

Facetime Theatre will present Jason Robert Brown’s “Songs for a New World” April 15 to 23 as part of the grand opening of its new performance space in Phoenixville’s Franklin Commons.

Movie Review: Batman vs. Superman or the ultimate DC Comics showdown |Mar 24, 2016

Expectations for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” could not be higher.

Quiz: Which DC Comics hero are you? Are you Batman or Superman? |Mar 23, 2016

Batman or Superman? It’s an age-old question asked by anyone who has picked up a DC comic book or watched a Batman or Superman movie or TV show. Now you can have your answer.

Art Museum’s ‘International Pop’ a poignant statement on consumerism, mass media |Mar 11, 2016

“International Pop” — or “I-Pop,” as they call it at the Philadelphia Museum of Art — is both celebratory and critical.