Taste of Egypt
St. Mary and St. Kyrillos Coptic Orthodox Church: The 10th annual Egyptian Festival is held 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 16-17 on the grounds of the church and community center, 2500 Unionville Pike, Hatfield. There will be Egyptian food, a pharaonic jewelry and souvenir shop, and games for all ages. For more information, visit www.stmarystkyrillos.org.
Grand Theater: Taking the stage at 818 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del. will be Josh Blue at 8 p.m. Sept. 15 and Hannibal Buress at 8 p.m. Sept. 16. Tickets range from $17-$90. Call (302) 652-5577 or see www.thegrandwilmington.org.
McCoole’s Arts & Events Place: “Jekyll & Hyde The Musical” runs Sept. 15-30 at 10 S. Main St., Quakertown. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays Sept. 17 and 24. Tickets range from $18-$25. Group discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Visit www.ticketor.com/staroftheday.org or call (484) 809-9228. For more details, visit www.staroftheday.org.
Central Schwenkfelder Church: An old-fashioned Country Fair, with activities for the whole family, will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 16 on the historic farm property adjacent to the church, Valley Forge Road, Worcester. Entertainment will include Central Schwenkfelder’s Midst of Glory, an antique/classic car show, hay rides, face painting and games for children. At noon a live auction begins, with a variety of household items up for bid. Other attractions include: The Book Stall, attic treasures, vintage jewelry, kid’s treasures, kids clothing, The Country Market, Bakery Booth, and fresh flower booth. Lunch offerings include pork barbecue and sausage sandwiches, corn-on-the-cob, corn fritters, chicken-corn soup, hot dogs, hamburgers and home-made french fries. Also available throughout the day will be soft pretzels, funnel cakes, fruit salad and Freddy Hill ice cream. Enjoy barbecued chicken at the Country Fair or take it for a quick and easy supper. An annual event since 1951, the fair has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to benefit charities, both local and worldwide. For further information, call the church office at (610) 584-4480.
Valley Forge Marketplace: A Family Fun Day & Car Show — with classic, antique and muscle cars, hot rods, custom trucks, modified and stock bikes — will fill Valley Forge Marketplace’s parking lot 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 16. The rain date is Sept. 17. Proceeds benefit the West Norriton Township Police Association, who help provide flu shots to the elderly, support an annual food drive, Toys for Tots, and contribute to township little league teams. There will be children’s amusements, food, beverages and water ice. Raffle items include prizes such as a Weber grill, an Element 32-inch smart TV, an Amazon Echo, an Amazon Fire Stick, as well as gift cards from Chick-Fil-A and Marshall’s. There will also be a 50/50 drawing. Valley Forge Marketplace is at 600 S. Trooper Road, West Norriton. Call (610) 630-0977.
Citizens Bank Park: Philly’s Cheesesteak and Food Festival is set for Sept. 23 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. (VIP ticket entry at 11 a.m.) at the ballpark at Broad Street and Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia. Sample more than 40 cheesesteak and Philly food vendors, walk the bases at the Phillies home stadium, and enjoy live music, a cheesesteak eating competition, a kid’s zone carnival area and a craft beer garden. Tickets range from $20-$65, free to children 8 and under. Get more details at www.cheesesteakfest.com.
St. Philip Orthodox Church: The 2017 International Food Festival features cuisine from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Greece, Lebanon, Romania and Russia from noon to 8 p.m. Sept. 15-16 at the church, 1970 Clearview Road, Hilltown Township. There will also be church tours, children’s activities, a gift bazaar, live music and an iconography display. Visit www.st-philip.net/festival.
Salter’s Fireplace & Artisan Shops: EGGfest showcases food cooked on the Big Green Egg grill 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 16 at 11 N. Market St., Hatfield. Happenings include a rib contest, music by The Dave Mell Band, a basket raffle, games and more.
Historic Sugartown: Shugart’s Sunday BBQ & Blues will be happening 2 to 6 p.m. Sept. 17. Enjoy food, local brews and spirits, live music by The Dukes of Destiny and family fun beneath the backdrop of Historic Sugartown’s circa 1880 general store and circa 1860 Worrall House. Admission is $40, $12 for children 3-10. Visit www.historicsugartown.org or call (610) 460-2667. Historic Sugartown is at the corner of Sugartown, Spring and Boot roads in Malvern. Event parking is located at 260 Spring Road.
Pair with wine
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church: The fifth annual Wine on the Hills event happened noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 16 at St. Peter’s, 1530 Augsburg Drive, Hilltown. There will be 10 wineries, a craft beer garden, food, exhibitors, vendors, live music from The Big Shots, Toby Mochel and A Few Good Men. Advance tickets are $20, $30 at the gate, $5 for designated drivers, $4 for youths 13+. For tickets contact Mike at (215) 453-2051 or go to www.hilltownfirerescue.org.
Peddler’s Village: The 38th annual Scarecrow Competition and Display is on view through Oct. 29. The annual Scarecrow Festival runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 16-17. Activities include scarecrow-making workshops, pumpkin painting, live music and children’s activities. The village is near the intersection of Routes 202 and 263, Lahaska. Get more information at www.peddlersvillage.com or (215) 794-4000.
Dorney Park: Halloween Haunt opens for its 10th season Sept. 15. It will feature seven mazes, four scare zones, three live shows, 25 rides and more than 500 costumed creatures throughout the park. The Great Pumpkin Fest also returns to Dorney Park, opening Sept. 16, providing a family-friendly daytime Halloween experience featuring their “Peanuts” characters. The park is at 3830 Dorney Park Road, South Whitehall Township. Check out hours and ticket prices at www.dorneypark.com.
Going down in history
Morgan Log House: Tavern Night is held Sept. 15, combining local food, drink and history at 850 Weikel Road, Towamencin. Tickets are $40, $70 per couple, and $30 for non-drinking, designated drivers. VIP ticket perks are an hour of extra fun starting at 5:30 p.m. and including sampling food from the Morgan Log House hearth, a special commemorative glass and a complementary six-month membership. VIP tickets are $65. The event is for adults 21+. Tickets are available at www.morganloghouse.org.
Historical Society of Hilltown Township: The 10th annual Historical Festival and Open House runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 16 at 407 Keystone Drive and Bethlehem Pike, Hilltown. Tour the 1800s Hartzel-Strassburger Homestead, the summer kitchen and the Pennsylvania Ramp Barn and Museum. There will be artisans, antique vendors, a Pennsylvania long rifle demo, a youth tin punch craft, farm animals, a silent auction, a bake sale, antique appraisals and more. Call (267) 614-9174.
Norco Fire Company: Jeffrey Krick salutes Elvis Presley with a show at 8 p.m. Sept. 16 at the firehouse, 144 W. Schuylkill Road, Pottstown. Tickets are $20 and include beer, soda, water and snacks. Call (610) 323-3263 or (610) 906-2808.
Warminster VE Club: The Franklinville-Schwarzwald Männerchor welcomes you to join in community singing of German folk songs starting at 6 p.m. Sept. 15 at 130 Davisville Road, Warminster. Lyrics and translations will be projected onto large screens. A songbook with the notes, lyrics and translations available for purchase. There will also be free dance lessons. Admission is $14 and includes dinner with bratwurst and trimmings, $10 for children under 12. Drinks may be purchased at the VE’s full bars. Call (215) 486-3440 for reservations. Bring your own guitar and help accompany the singing.
James A. Michener Art Museum: Survey documentations of protest and political transformations in the exhibition “A Time to Break Silence: Pictures of Social Change” on view through Feb. 4 at the museum, 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown. “A Time to Break Silence” includes photographs from Ed Eckstein’s “Coming of Rage” series and New Hope photographer Jack Rosen’s images of a changing society in southeastern Pennsylvania. Admission is $18, $15 for seniors, $10 for students, $8 for youths 6-18. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Call (215) 340-9800 or visit www.michenerartmuseum.org.
Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show: The outdoor show runs 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 15, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 16 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 17 in the square between North Walnut, East 18th and South Rittenhouse streets, Philadelphia. Go to www.rittenhousesquareart.com.
Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design: Three fall exhibitions open Sept. 16 at The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design, 20th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia. “Bodyworks” — a symposium of performances, workshops, and collaborative projects that will examine the body, and “Narrative Horizons” — the works of Kay Healy, Sophia Narrett and Erin Riley, run through Dec. 9. “Nick Lenker — Recreation: First Person” addresses the complexities of dealing with identity and intimacy within virtual/digital spaces through Jan. 6. An opening reception is set for 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 15. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays. For more information, visit www.thegalleriesatmoore.org or call (215) 965-4027.
Delaware Art Museum: “Tableau: The Art of Richard Cleaver” features medieval-inspired works Sept. 16-Jan. 7 at the museum at 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, Del. Constructing his sculptures in clay, Cleaver paints meticulous patterns and applies precious and semiprecious stones to create sumptuously decorated surfaces. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays. Admission is $12, $10 for seniors 60+, $6 for students and youths 7-18, free on Sundays and from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursdays. Call (866) 232-3714 or visit www.delart.org.
Pennypacker Mills: The sixth annual craft marketplace sponsored by The Friends of Pennypacker Mills is held 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 16 on the grounds of the historic site at 5 Haldeman Road, Perkiomen Township. More than 70 craftsmen will include scrollsaw art and ornaments (with an ongoing demonstration); woolen wares made of angora, alpaca and llama fleece; repurposed wine corks and bottles; digital art; stained glass; sterling and gemstone jewelry; beaded jewelry; metal sculpture and jewelry; baby items; repurposed wood items; fabric crafts; jams and jellies; soaps; Amish furniture and bird houses and more. For information, call Carol at (610) 489-9732, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.friendsppm.org or www.montcopa.org/pennypackermills.
Upper Schuylkill Valley Park: Meet the park’s resident whitetail deer, Max, and learn about this favorite Pennsylvania mammal and how it changes throughout the year. This deer program, which starts at 10 a.m. Sept. 22, includes a craft and is for children 3-7. Suggested donation is a $4 per child and preregistration is required by calling (610) 948-5170 to register. This event will be held weather permitting, as most of the activities will be held outdoors. Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Route 113 in Upper Providence.
Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show Grounds: The Woof & Hoof Music Festival to benefit Lulu’s Rescue and Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show Association happens Sept. 16. Gates open at 10 a.m. at 5 Nantmeal Road, Glenmoore (north of the intersection of Routes 100 and 401). Performing will be Two of a Kind, Caroline Reese, Hezekiah Jones, the Travis Wetzel Trio, Anna Christie & The Sapphires, Chris Kasper, Sharon Little, Professor Louie & The Crowmatix, Victoria Williams and Commander Cody. Tickets are $35, $40 at the gate, free to children under 12. Go to http://woofandhoofmusic.com.
BB&T Pavilion: Doors open at noon Sept. 17 for The Outlaw Music Festival, featuring Willie Nelson & Family, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, The Avett Brothers, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and Particle Kid. Tickets start at $20 for lawn seating. The stadium is at 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J. Go to www.ticketmaster.com or call (800) 745-3000.
Smithsonian Museum Day: Download tickets for museums around the region and beyond at www.smithsonianmag.com for admission during a special Smithsonian Museum Day Live! day 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 23.
We’re playing what?
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology: The Penn Museum is reviving Family Game Night with a new twist. From 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 15 families with children ages 6 and older can choose their own adventures, engage in mental and physical challenges and explore the museum’s international galleries. At Bounce House, Puzzle Race, Hungry, Hungry Hippos live action and Scavenger Hunt Adventure Stations are chances to win prizes. Try your hand at a selection of ancient board games, match wits at a “What in the World?” artifact guessing game, stop by for light bites, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on sale at a snack bar, and create a family memento of the night at a selfie booth. Admission (includes one beverage per person) is $50 for a family of four, or $15 per person. The museum is at 3260 South St., Philadelphia. Call (215) 898-4000.
Animals behind bars
Eastern State Penitentiary: ESP and Life USA present “Family Weekend: Pets in Prison” at 1 p.m. Sept. 23 and 24. Designed for kids and adults of all ages, the event will feature interactive and educational activities about the role of animals throughout Eastern State’s history, like inmate Pep the Dog and the colony of feral cats occupied the property when the prison was abandoned. Participate in an animal-themed scavenger hunt, and meet (and adopt) shelter dogs from a local prison dog-training program. Eastern State is at 2027 Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia. Admission is $14, $12 for seniors, $10 for students and children 7-12. When purchasing at the door, admission is $16, $14 and $12, respectively. Call (215) 236-3300 or visit www.easternstate.org.