Fun and games
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center: The Too Many Games Expo offers video game, board game, CGC and tabletop gaming fun 2 to 11 p.m. June 22, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 23 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 24. Entertainment includes video game music concerts, chiptunes, industry panels, panels with notable YouTubers, new game releases for old consoles, a marketplace with 70+ vendors and more. The expo center is at 100 Station Ave., Upper Providence. For more information go to www.toomanygames.com.
St. Joseph’s Church: A Summer Festival runs noon to 7 p.m. June 24 at 5050 St. Joseph Road, Coopersburg. Activities include games, live music, raffles, a silent auction and food.
A lot of arts
Main Street, Manaynuk: The Manayunk Arts Festival is a two-day festival of arts, crafts, music, food and more from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 23 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 24. See more at http://manayunk.com/news-and-events/events/manayunk-arts-festival.html.
Wentz’s Garden Tour & Tea: Organized by Wentz’s United Church of Christ, the garden tour is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 23. Stroll through select gardens of the Gwynedd and Indian valleys at your own pace, see a variety of landscape designs and enjoy a gourmet tea lunch. Tickets are $15, $25 for the Tea Luncheon, $35 for a Tour and Tea Lunch Combo. The high tea luncheon includes choice of soup, assorted tea sandwiches, scones with lemon curd and preserves, desserts and beverages. Call (610) 584.4855 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wonder of flight
New Garden Airport: The Chester County Balloon Festival happens June 22-24 at 1235 Neward Road, Toughkenamon. Activities include mass launches, “night glow,” fireworks, live music, food, craft vendors, a kids zone, dog agility demos and more. Admission is $15, $10 for children 6-12. More information is at www.ccballonfest.com.
Wine and cars
Skippack Village: From 4 to 9 p.m. June 30 it’s the Wine and Jazz Festival. Enjoy wine, food, live jazz, food trucks and more. You must have a wristband in all festival areas. Admission is $25, $30 for VIPs, $15 for designated drivers. See https://winetober.com/wine-jazz-2018.
On June 24 check out “Cars & Cigars” from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Parc Bistro parking lot, 4067 Skippack Pike.
Philadelphia Museum of Art: “Face to Face: Portraits of Artists” opens June 26 and continues through Oct. 14. See how photographers helped craft the public personas of their creative subjects in this collection of rare photographs from the Art Museum’s collection. The exhibition features works by Dorothy Norman, Man Ray, Richard Avedon, Alice O’Malley and others.
Starting June 30 it’s “Art Splash: Bright Lights, Little City.” Offered in conjunction with the special exhibition “Modern Times: American Art 1910-1950,” Art Splash will offer families hands-on activities in a playful and imaginative setting. Inspired by the modern metropolis, Art Splash will feature a new Lego model of the Art Museum and families will be able to create their own vision of the city. In the Splash Studio, children can explore sculpture, portraiture and landscape. Specially-curated family experiences include gallery and stroller tours, art workshops, interactive kiosks and special performances.
The museum is at 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, till 8:45 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Admission is $20, $18 for seniors 65+, $14 for students and youths 13-18, free to children 12 and under.
Mennonite Heritage Center: “Heroes of Peace & Justice” is on view through July 21 at 565 Yoder Road, Franconia Township. It includes a display of items relating to the Mennonite experience in World War I, as well as a video entitled “Symbols of Peace.” Suggested admission donation is $7 (no charge for MHC members and children under 12). Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.
Christ Church Neighborhood House: Almanac Dance Circus Theatre presents “xoxo moongirl.” The autobiographical-inspired circus fantasia can be seen at 7 p.m. June 26, 7 and 9 p.m. June 27 and 8 p.m. June 28 at 20 N. American St., Philadelphia. During the solo performance, the show’s creator Nicole Burgio will share stories from her childhood, and draw in audience volunteers to play various parts in the play. As she tells her stories, Burgio will infuse aerial circus arts, dance, hand balancing and magic. Tickets are $20, $15 for students. Visit www.thealmanac.us.
Mainland Grille: The Mainland Grille Summer Beer Fest is held 4 to 7 p.m. June 30, with VIP admission at 3, at 2250 Rittenhouse Road, Lower Salford. There will be live music by Two Rocks Rye and food will be available for purchase. Tickets are $35, $50 for VIPs, $12 for designated drivers, Call (215) 256-6192.
Philadelphia Zoo: A Summer Ale Festival takes place 7 to 10 p.m. June 23. Enjoy sampling of 150+ craft brews, Philly food truck vendors, animal meet-and-greets, music, games and more. Tickets are $64.95, $79.95 for VIP tickets, $34.95 for non-drinkers. The zoo is at 3400 W. Girard Ave., Philadelphia. Go to https://philadelphiazooevents.com/summer-ale-fest.
SteelStacks: A celebration of the region’s Latino culture, the ¡Sabor! Latin Festival offers free concerts by bachata singer Domenic Marte and Latin vocalist Jose “El Canario” Alberto June 22-24 at 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. The weekend will also feature arts and crafts, children’s activities, Latin dance presentations, a traditional Latin Mass and more. Other performers at ¡Sabor! include Hector Rosado y Su Orchestra Hache, Grupo en Secuencia, Nacho Flores, Pancho Bongo y Su Orquesta, Los Pleneros USA and DJ Jose Yunez. Also returning this year is the late-night dance party “Reggaeton Night” on the Community Stage featuring DJ Mantekilla, DJ Nato and DJ Zabor at 11 p.m. June 22. Visit www.steelstacks.org.
Coopertown/Highland Farm Park: The 2018 Haverford Concert in the Park Summer Series kicks off June 27 with a free Hawaiian jazz performance by Slowey & The Boats. Bring your own seating. The park is off of Highland Lane, Bryn Mawr.
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology: Relâche marks their 40th anniversary of melding Western classical traditions with jazz, rock, electronica, world music and more with concerts at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. June 23 and 2 p.m. June 24 at the museum at 3260 South St., Philadelphia. Tickets are $20, $15 for seniors, $10 for Penn Museum members, $5 for students. A ticket may be used to enter and explore the museum galleries any time after 1 p.m. on the day of the concert. Get more information at www.penn.museum.
Univest Performance Center: Quakertown’s Sounds of Summer Concert Series present the Marshall Tucker Band June 28 at 501 W. Mill St. Get tickets at www.eventbrite.com and call (215) 536-5001 for more information.