Entertainment

Legends of folk Stephen Stills and Judy Collins’ tour stops at Santander Performing Arts Center |Jun 20, 2018

Think about how uncommon it is for a songwriter to go on tour with the muse of one of his or her well-known songs.

Concert: A Touch of Blues at Gring’s Mill |Jun 20, 2018

Take a captivating musical journey experiencing some of your favorite blues, jazz, and standard songs with “A Touch of Blues.” The concert will be held on Sunday, July 1, from 6 to 8 p.

Outdoor dining premieres at Fox Berkshire |Jun 20, 2018

Wyomissing, PA-based Fox Theatres recently announced the grand opening of Fox Patio at Fox Berkshire, 800 Berkshire Boulevard in Wyomissing. The stunning new 45-seat outdoor dining area, located in front of the theater’s glass enclosed lobby, opened on Memorial Day weekend and will kick-off its official grand opening with a weekend series of free live events beginning Thursday, June 28.

The Cramer Brothers Band performs at Kutztown Park June 30 |Jun 20, 2018

The Borough of Kutztown welcomes The Cramer Brothers Band to the Kutztown Park Bandshell from 7 to 9 p.m. on June 30 as part of the 2018 Borough of Kutztown Concert Series in the Park.

Music enthusiasts invited to KU International Summer Chamber Music Festival |Jun 20, 2018

The 8th annual Kutztown University International Summer Chamber Music Festival features concerts each evening July 1 - 6 and a closing concert on July 7 at 2 p.m. All concerts and workshops are free and open to the public.

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.

Summer Art Workshops with Ozzie Sneddon announced at Studio B |Jun 14, 2018

Nine Weeks of Creative Fun! Creative Design Challenges! Outdoor Drawing opportunities in the area! Fantastical Figure Drawing! General Artistic Skill Development! Visiting Local Art Spots!

The 60s Boys perform free concert at Kutztown Park June 23 |Jun 14, 2018

As part of the 2018 Borough of Kutztown Concert Series in the Park, The 60s Boys will take the stage on Saturday night, June 23, from 7 to 9:15 p.m. to entertain the crowd.

Hamburg Hoopla showcases musicians, supports Hamburg girl, 9, thru-hiking AT for St. Jude Hospital |Jun 14, 2018

The Hamburg Area Arts Alliance will be honoring local musicians during a one day music festival on Saturday, June 23. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, and enjoy beer, wine and food available for purchase.

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.

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: 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.

Celebrate the Summer Solstice at the Berks County Heritage Center |Jun 4, 2018

Join us on Thursday, June 21, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. to celebrate the longest day of the year with a variety of activities for the whole family!

Kid reviewer: Journey and Def Leppard on new Hershey stage leave fans ‘Still Believin’ |Jun 4, 2018

I first started learning about Journey when I heard the song “Don’t Stop Believin’” and I was introduced to Def Leppard when “Pour Some Sugar On Me” played on the radio.

Studio B presents ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ |May 30, 2018

Studio B Fine Art Gallery, 39A East Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown, is pleased to announce the opening of “All Creatures Great and Small” on Friday, June 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibit is sponsored by BB&T bank and Cowpainters, LLC — fabricators of Boyertown’s Bear Fever bears.

5K Run for Wine added to this year’s Taste of Kutztown |May 30, 2018

Kutztown Rotary’s 9th annual Taste of Kutztown wine, beer, food and crafts festival will feature some significant changes when it takes place June 9 in Kutztown Park from noon to 5 p.m.

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.

Frog Holler performs indie-rock at Kutztown Park June 2 |May 23, 2018

Frog Holler returns by popular demand to perform at the Kutztown Park Bandshell from 7 to 9 p.m. on June 2.

Hawk Mountain Arts Tour features wide variety of art |May 23, 2018

The 13th annual Hawk Mountain Arts Tour, held June 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., is a free self-guided driving tour held every year on the first Saturday in June. The self-guided driving tour winds about a 25-mile radius all within scenic Albany Township, this year with a satellite location at Hamburg Park.

Clay on Main announces ‘Around the Ancient World’ Summer Camp |May 23, 2018

This summer, kids between the ages 6 to 12 can spend five days learning, playing and creating in Clay on Main’s ceramics studio. The camp runs from July 30 to August 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Macungie Band, a 160-year-old community band performs at Kutztown Park |May 10, 2018

This Saturday evening, May 19, from 7 to 9 p.m., The Macungie Band will perform on stage at the Kutztown Park bandshell in the Borough of Kutztown 2018 Concert Series. This is the band’s first Kutztown performance.

Kutztown Community Choir takes a musical journey across our land |May 10, 2018

The Kutztown Community Choir will present its annual Spring Concert on Sunday, May 20, at 7 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, 357 W. Main St., Kutztown.

Rodeo’s Drive-Thru Hollywood News: Kid Reviewer goes behind-scenes at Bon Jovi Concert |May 10, 2018

My first concert ever was Elton John a few years ago and I was lucky enough to sit close to the stage. I noticed the video cameras filming the show and photographers rushing to the stage to take pictures.

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.

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.

Clay on Main announces spring workshops |May 3, 2018

As Mother’s Day comes around, area residents might consider signing up for a Fused Glass Jewelry workshop with Max Rhoads at Clay on Main. Clay on Main is offering a special price for this workshop, in celebration of the holiday – it’ll be only $15, materials included.

Talisman Players present Evening of One Acts at Kutztown University’s Little Schaeffer Theatre |May 3, 2018

In what seems like an impossibly short time, The Talisman Players have established themselves as a successful community theatre.

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.

Conestoga Christian School presents ‘Into the Woods’ |May 2, 2018

Students at Conestoga Christian School (CCS) will perform the award-winning Broadway musical Into the Woods on Thursday and Friday, May 17 and 18, at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, May 19, at 2 p.m.

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.