Entertainment

Canine behaviorist, TV star Cesar Millan appearing in Glenside’s Keswick Theatre |Jun 19, 2018

Pet-care celebrity Cesar Millan, star of Nat Geo Wild’s “Cesar Millan’s Dog Nation” and original host of the “Dog Whisperer” series, is coming to the Keswick Theatre June 23.

PHILADELPHIA: New experiences await on Museum of the American Revolution’s Floor 0 |Jun 18, 2018

What was life like in Philadelphia during the 1700s and the Revolutionary War?

CONCERT BEST BETS: Harry Connick Jr. kicks off the concert week; Roger Daltrey, Street Dogs, among the week’s concerts |Jun 16, 2018

Welcome to ‘Seven in Seven,’ where each week 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.

WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Balloon Festival, FatherFest, car show and more |Jun 14, 2018

Play of the week ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks: For the past three years, the City of Bethlehem has been home to Bethlehem Steel FC, the official USL affiliate of Philadelphia Union. One-hundred years ago, however, the city was home to one of the most successful professional soccer clubs in U.

LOCAL MUSIC: RGM Project celebrating a decade on the scene |Jun 13, 2018

RGM Project is one seriously big band — 10 members in all, including a full horn section. See and hear for yourself at www.rgmproject.com. The RGM stands for “Really Good Music” or “Really Great Music.

MOVIE REVIEW: Pixar’s ‘Incredible 2’ dazzles almost a decade and a half after original |Jun 13, 2018

In 2032, “Incredibles 3” really should be something.

The Blue Wiggle talks about return to the U.S.; The Wiggles make a stop at Merriam Theater in Philadelphia |Jun 12, 2018

It’s been 27 years since Anthony Field decided while studying early childhood development at college in Australia to write and record an album of songs for the preschool set, a decision that led to the formation of the Wiggles.

MUSIC: A quick look at area music festivals and some tips to make the best of each |Jun 11, 2018

Forget Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and the like; why spent time and money traveling to music festivals around the country when there’s more than enough of them right in our very own backyard? This year sees a record number of events that qualify as a destination fest to some, but a short drive away for locals along with the regular touring spectaculars.

CONCERT PREVIEW: Harry Connick Jr. on the Mann Center stage June 16 |Jun 11, 2018

Jazz/pop singer, musician, composer, actor and occasional talk show host Harry Connick Jr. is so active with the schedule for his “A New Orleans Tricentennial Celebration” Tour that he had only a small window of time to take a few questions by email.

WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Check out the Food Truck Border Brawl and plenty more |Jun 9, 2018

Around town Ambler Borough: The Ambler Arts & Music Festival is held 6 to 11 p.m. June 15 and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 16. The Friday fun will be focused on the main stage on Cavalier Drive and Saturday’s festivities will be on Butler Avenue, where there will be more than 75 artists, a Food Fest and a beer garden.

CONCERT PREVIEW: The Posies needs your help with album re-release project |Jun 7, 2018

Seattle area indie rock/power pop band The Posies are marking their 30th anniversary this year by issuing three expanded re-releases of fan-favorite albums originally put out by Geffen Records.

EAT & DRINK: Rock Your Lunch, Mac & Cheese Cookoff among upcoming tasty events |Jun 6, 2018

June is Bucks County Wine Month because “sometimes celebrations are too big for one day - or a weekend.” The Bucks County Wine Trail’s eight wineries offer specialty tastings, music and more.

MOVIE REVIEW: In reasonably fun spinoff ‘Ocean’s 8,’ it’s Sandra Bullock’s turn to go for the big score |Jun 6, 2018

George Clooney’s supposedly dead Danny Ocean hangs like a specter over “Ocean’s 8,” a reasonably enjoyable sequel of sorts to the Steven Soderbergh-directed trilogy of “Ocean’s” films that starred Clooney and also featured Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and other notables in the 2000s.

Get Buggy with it: Academy of Natural Sciences opens new exhibit, ‘Xtreme Bugs’ |Jun 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA >> Bugs, bugs and more bugs.

MUSIC: The Voidz, Slayer among next weeks best concert bets |Jun 1, 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.

Give in to the nostalgia of Walnut Street Theatre’s ‘Mamma Mia!’; run extended through July 22 |May 31, 2018

Trying to explain the infinite popularity of the Swedish pop group ABBA to the uninitiated is like trying to assemble an Ikea bunk bed.

Freedoms Foundation to host free concerts to benefit Medal of Honor Grove in June |May 31, 2018

The Freedoms Foundation will host two free concerts at the Medal of Honor Grove this month.

Welcome to Fuzzytown: Exhibit Zachariah OHora’s art at Montgomery County Community College |May 30, 2018

WHITPAIN TWP. >> Walk into an exhibit at the Fine Arts Center at Montgomery County Community College and it feels like you’ve stepped into the pages of a children’s book. That’s because it’s a retrospective on the work of Zachariah OHora, an award winning children’s illustrator and author, whose books include “Stop Snoring Bernard” and “No Fits, Nilson.

Trashcan Sinatras’ ‘One Night, Two Albums’ tour comes to Sellersville Theater |May 25, 2018

The Scottish band Trashcan Sinatras are taking a rare look back with a “One Night, Two Albums” tour of the U.S. and Canada. It brings them to Sellersville Theater May 27.

EAT & DRINK: Kick off summer with local new eats, plenty of refreshments |May 23, 2018

Beer and strawberries and fundraisers, oh my! But first, here’s what’s new on the restaurant scene.

Downingtown Fine Arts Festival highlights holiday weekend |May 23, 2018

For the fourth straight year, local and regional artists will meet in Downingtown to showcase their work. The Downingtown Fine Arts Festival will be held May 26 and 27 in the borough.

Singer with Norristown roots mourning brother, recording new music |May 21, 2018

Life continues to take dramatic turns for 2010 Norristown High School grad and 2018 “American Idol” standout Dennis Lorenzo.

DINING: Bank & Bourbon a tasty culinary investment |May 18, 2018

Maybe it was just a dream, but I think I read somewhere that NASA has discovered a new planet covered in bourbon. But even if you can’t go there any time soon, you can do the next best thing; you can go to Bank & Bourbon, the upscale restaurant in the Loews Hotel in the old PSFS building at 12th and Market streets in center city Philadelphia.

TreeTop Quest Philly offers a higher adventure in Fairmout Park |May 18, 2018

If you have ever watched an old movie and wondered what it might be like to be Tarzan, then Treetop Quest Philly is the place to visit.

MUSIC: Lissie, Damien Jurado among next week’s best concert bets |May 17, 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.

Updated space at Penn Museum covers 10,000 years of history |May 17, 2018

The way you look at ancient history and world cultures is about to change.

Eastern State Penitentiary announces three new art installations for 2018 |May 16, 2018

Eastern State Penitentiary isn’t imprisoned in the past.

It’s two for the show as Hall & Oates join Train for tour; stop in Philly for HoagieNation Festival |May 15, 2018

John Oates had just come off the road from a series of smaller shows behind his new solo album, “Arkansas,” but he’d be ready to go, Oates said from his home in Nashville, Tennessee, when it was time for Hall and Oates to head out for a summer tour with Train that got underway at the beginning of May.

ART SCENE: Mark Art Museum Day, check out a studio tour and more local art |May 15, 2018

To celebrate the 9th annual Art Museum Day, the Brandywine River Museum of Art will offer free admission and special programming on Friday, May 18, 2018. An initiative of the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD), Art Museum Day gathers hundreds of institutions from across North America to recognize the arts and the important role that art museums play in their communities.

John James Audubon Center in midst of adding modern museum experience |May 14, 2018

Renovations and construction at the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove site have led to curiosity and discovery for Lower Providence residents.

Celebrity chef Robert Irvine hosting Beats ‘n Eats Food + Music Event at Fillmore |May 14, 2018

The star of Food Network’s “Restaurant: Impossible” wanted a fun and memorable food event unlike any of the others that he had ever attended.

Nostalgic flavor (and one modern) for festival events at Normandy Farm in Whitpain |May 11, 2018

Summer gets underway May 17. That’s when Normandy Farm Hotel & Conference Center’s 13th annual “Craft & ‘Que” Series begins.

Get out and enjoy the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square |May 11, 2018

The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square is more than a dazzling spectacle of 15,000 colored LED lights. It’s also an excuse to grab some extended fresh-air time, and to discover things about the world with your family.

WEEKEND GRAB BAG: Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen at Rittenhouse Square this weekend; more events around area neighborhoods |May 10, 2018

Mother Earth St. Paul’s Episcopal Church: A Loving Our Earth Expo runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 12 at 1105 E. Lincoln Highway, Exton. Activities include a talk with “You Bet Your Garden” host Mike McGrath, bee keeping and beer making demonstrations, music by quartets from the Bryn Mawr Mainliners, a fashion show, farm to table cooking demonstrations by Chef Josh Bullock, a plant sale, children’s face painting, a “Make-a-Mothers Day” craft and more.

CONCERT PREVIEW: James Alex’s “Quiet Slang” side project playing concert at Underground Arts |May 10, 2018

There’s a line in the Beach Slang song “Dirty Cigarettes” that goes: “I get in trouble when things get quiet.”

MOVIES: Russo brothers catch their breath in Cleveland between making giant ‘Avengers’ adventures |May 9, 2018

There’s no rest for the wicked — or for two men making the two biggest movies the Marvel Cinematic Universe has ever seen.

Philadelphia indie rock band Hop Along released new music; gets ready for hometown show |May 9, 2018

Fronted by the emotionally earnest, and sometimes-raspy, powerhouse belter Frances Quinlan, the Philly band Hop Along have sold out a May 19 hometown show at Union Transfer.

LOCAL MUSIC: High school juniors AP the Plan release new song ‘Video Games’ |May 8, 2018

“They’re great artists, they’re great kids. They have great parents,” said Terry Jones, co-owner/operator of Philerzy Productions, a Philadelphia musical artist management company that’s negotiating a record label for pop/hip-hop duo AP the Plan.

ART: Chester County Studio Tour features 154 artists in 64 studios |May 8, 2018

Jeff Schaller started off small and has grown the exposure of the Chester County artists to the community over the years.

CONCERT HIGHLIGHTS: The Mother Hips, Anvil, Panda Bear among next weeks best bets |May 4, 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.

EAT & DRINK: Find out about wine club, Burger Month and Reading Terminal Market’s 125th year |May 3, 2018

For Digital First Media King of Prussia’s restaurant scene keeps growing. This summer, look for Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, known for its food, drinks and live jazz. https://www.eddiev.

SUMMER MOVIES: Put ‘Solo,’ Jurassic World,’ ‘Skyscraper’ and more on your calendar |May 3, 2018

This year, summer started in April.

MUSIC: Monnette Sudler brings her Philadelphia Guitar Summit to World Café Live |May 2, 2018

In her ongoing efforts to introduce music enthusiasts to a variety of musical genres beyond the mainstream, multitalented Philly based jazz guitarist, composer, producer and poet Monnette Sudler returns to the concert stage with her 9th Philadelphia Guitar Summit.

Love story or requiem? This Romeo & Juliet is a bit of both |May 2, 2018

The new People’s Light production, “Romeo and Juliet - A Requiem” approaches Shakespeare’s classic tragedy of young love with such good intentions that this moving but uncertain piece of theater might be mistaken for a gedenkschrift.

CONCERT PREVIEW: Contemporary Christian superstar Chris Tomlin brings tandem, all-star show to Philly |May 1, 2018

Life continues to be very good for singer/songwriter Chris Tomlin.

WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Bock Fest & Goat Races, Monster Jam, beer gardens and more on tap |Apr 30, 2018

Celebrate Mothers Day Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation: “Gifts from a Secret Garden” runs 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last admission at 3) May 12 at 3900 N. Sandy Flash Drive, Newtown Square.

EVENT: Mark your calendars for Haverford Spring Fest |Apr 27, 2018

“We’ve all about had it with winter, and we’re looking forward to spring time weather,” said Tom Kelly, chairman/executive director of Kelly Music for Life.

ART: Historic Yellow Springs hosts 45th annual art show |Apr 26, 2018

Since the Revolutionary War, women have played important roles in the history and culture of Historic Yellow Springs. From Abigail Hartman Rice, who was a war nurse at the Revolutionary War Hospital in the village, to Connie Fraley, who formed the Yellow Springs Association in 1967, women have left their marks.

WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Celtic tunes at Pottstown Regional Library, Monster Jam in Philly, beers, film and much more on tap |Apr 26, 2018

Mechanical monsters Lincoln Financial Field: Monster Jam features Black Pearl, Grave Digger, Great Clips Mohawk Warrior, Hurricane Force, Lucas Oil Crusader, Max-DTM, Mutant, Over Bored, Saigon Shaker, Son-Uva Digger, Team Hot Wheels Firestorm, VP Racing Fuel’s Mad Scientist, along with the new truck Whiplash.

THEATER: A quick look at what’s on stage in the region |Apr 25, 2018

Act II Playhouse: “Zuzz the Alien Needs Your Help!” (an interactive comedy for kids) through April 29; Lerner and Lowe’s “Camelot,” May 15-June 17, 56 E. Butler Ave.