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This part of the Phoenixville Food Festival encourages you to get out to your favorite Phoenixville spots to try specialty menus. Participating restaurants are offering you the opportunity to visit your staple favorites or try new locations during this Restaurant Week.

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 21:53:18 -0400 20150930215318 2015-09-30T21:53:18-04:00 2015-09-30T21:53:18-04:00
<![CDATA[Ukrainian Catholic church celebrates 3rd Annual Ukrainian Day Festival]]> 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. The Barvinok Ukrainian Dance Ensemble from South Bound Brook, New Jersey danced to the delight of the crowd.

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 14:56:38 -0400 20150930145638 2015-09-30T14:56:38-04:00 2015-09-30T14:56:38-04:00
<![CDATA[Folk rock legends Aztec Two-Step still going strong]]> 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.

More than four decades later, the duo remains intact, dazzling audiences around the world from modest coffee houses to Carnegie Hall.

Wed, 23 Sep 2015 21:19:44 -0400 20150923211944 2015-09-23T21:19:44-04:00 2015-09-23T21:19:44-04:00
<![CDATA["Wood In-vase-ives" exhibit opens at Wharton Esherick Museum]]> 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.

Wed, 23 Sep 2015 15:48:36 -0400 20150923154836 2015-09-23T15:48:36-04:00 2015-09-23T15:48:36-04:00
<![CDATA[Annual BERKS COUNTY ART™ Show to be held at Greshville Antiques; show slated for Oct. 4 through Oct. 11]]> 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. This show is held for only eight days, with between 2,500 and 3,000 art enthusiasts attending.

Wed, 23 Sep 2015 14:00:37 -0400 20150923140037 2015-09-23T14:00:37-04:00 2015-09-23T14:00:37-04:00
<![CDATA[Flying Colors Fine Art Show slated for Oct. 17 and 18]]> 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. The group will showcase newly created framed original works by member artists as well as unframed originals and signed prints.

Wed, 23 Sep 2015 13:25:05 -0400 20150923132505 2015-09-23T13:25:05-04:00 2015-09-23T13:25:05-04:00
<![CDATA[David Rogers, classical jazz & fusion guitarist, to perform at Chaplin's]]> 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.

Recently termed "a prominent guitarist" by the New York Times and praised by The Washington Post for his "astonishingly florid" improvisations, David Rogers presents an evening of solo guitar music with strong leanings towards jazz, world, folk and classical music.

Tue, 22 Sep 2015 13:07:45 -0400 20150922130745 2015-09-22T13:07:45-04:00 2015-09-22T13:07:45-04:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville Kiwanis Club to hold Community Day and Chicken Barbecue]]> 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. There is a cost for renting a vendor spot for the flea market.

Wed, 16 Sep 2015 15:00:21 -0400 20150917133611 2015-09-16T15:00:21-04:00 2015-09-17T13:36:11-04:00
<![CDATA[Frances Drost to give concert at St. John's Church]]> 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.

Tue, 15 Sep 2015 14:39:44 -0400 20150915143944 2015-09-15T14:39:44-04:00 2015-09-15T14:39:44-04:00
<![CDATA[Historical Society opens new exhibit featuring Tara Tayan]]> 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.

Wed, 09 Sep 2015 12:03:36 -0400 20150909120336 2015-09-09T12:03:36-04:00 2015-09-09T12:03:36-04:00
<![CDATA[Forge Theatre announces opening of "Rehearsal for Murder"; auditions for "Opus" also upcoming]]> 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.

In "Rehearsal for Murder," a playwright is devastated by the suicide of his fiancée, a famous actress, after her Broadway debut in his play.

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 11:22:49 -0400 20150902112249 2015-09-02T11:22:49-04:00 2015-09-02T11:22:49-04:00
<![CDATA[Aftermath: Photographs by Joel Meyerowitz to be displayed at Berman Museum; exhibition commemorates heroic 9/11 recovery efforts]]> 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.

Immediately after the terrorist attacks, the Ground Zero site in New York City was designated an active crime scene and closed off to reporters and photojournalists.

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:03:20 -0400 20150901150320 2015-09-01T15:03:20-04:00 2015-09-01T15:03:20-04:00