Entertainment

WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Kristin Chenoweth, orchids and creepy, crawly creations among highlights |Jan 19, 2017

What about the kids? Hedgerow Theatre: Child’s World presents the first episode of “The Raising of America” documentary, a five-part series aimed to spark a conversation about improving the lives of children and American families.

‘Inheritance’ shares bond Media artist has with grandfather |Jan 19, 2017

It’s a story of two generations, and a link between Delaware County and the eastern European country of Georgia.

SEVEN IN SEVEN: Luka Graham, The Band of Heathens bookend next week’s best bets |Jan 19, 2017

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.

HOME THEATER: ‘Keeping Up With The Joneses’ makes for a fun watch |Jan 19, 2017

It’s never quite as hilarious as it should be but “Keeping Up With The Joneses” is so charmingly unpretentious that it makes for a fun watch.

WTIM: Music Around Town Jan. 18 edition |Jan 18, 2017

What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

Ursinus students curate first art exhibit |Jan 18, 2017

COLLEGEVILLE >> On an otherwise desolate campus at Ursinus College, days before students were scheduled to arrive to start the new semester, there was a flurry of activity in the upstairs section of the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art.

Blues Brothers tribute set to play The ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem |Jan 18, 2017

Wrap your brain around this — a tribute band to a tribute band.

Reading Theater Project’s ‘Dead of Winter: Berks Haunting’ is sure to liven up the stage |Jan 18, 2017

The plays often reflect Reading and Berks County’s heritage. “Speakeasy” gave me a look at what Reading was like long before I was born. The original play recreated the prohibition era at a time when Reading had a reputation for being a wide-open town.

Find what you want to drive at Philadelphia International Auto Show |Jan 17, 2017

A Philadelphia institution since 1902, the Philadelphia International Auto Show lets you get up-close looks at models from more than 40 manufacturers. There will be more than 700 vehicles in all.

Winning Scenes of 29th District calendar unveiled |Jan 14, 2017

Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) unveiled the winners of his 2017 “Scenes of the 29th Senatorial District” calendar contest, which features photos from throughout Berks and Schuylkill counties.

SEVEN IN SEVEN: Pat Metheny, Jill Scott, a Winter Jawn, Kings of Leon and more |Jan 12, 2017

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.

Creativity, celebrity tips and more at the Philly Home Show |Jan 11, 2017

What’s your home improvement resolution this year?

Pottstown-area native, KU alum Kyle Klaus on Showtime’s ‘Homeland’ |Jan 6, 2017

Pottstown-area native and Kutztown University alumni Kyle Klaus heads to the TAC Team for the Season 6 premiere of the award-winning Showtime thriller “Homeland,” airing on Sunday, Jan.

At the Movies with Rodeo’: Kid reviewer gives ‘Fantastic Beasts’ 4 popcorn boxes |Jan 6, 2017

A companion piece to the “Harry Potter” film franchise. Writer Newt Scamander lands in early 1900’s New York, with a suitcase full of creatures in all sizes and shapes endowed with other-worldly powers.

WTIM: Music Around Town Jan. 4 edition |Jan 4, 2017

What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

Kick off 2017 with Bluegrass in Reinholds |Jan 3, 2017

Farm Country Shindig will present Remington Ryde on Saturday, Jan. 7, for an evening of Bluegrass Music at the Reinholds Fire Company Banquet Hall along with Chester Johnson & The Foggy Mountain Grass.

Discover area cultural institutions, businesses at free Pottstown ArtsWalk |Dec 30, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> “Art has always been a catalyst in the rejuvenation of American communities, and is the focus of Pottstown ArtsWalk,” said Lauren Pierson-Swanson of the Steel River Playhouse.

Reading Symphony celebrates Mozart’s birthday on Jan. 14 |Dec 29, 2016

The Reading Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro Andrew Constantine, celebrates Mozart’s birthday month on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Santander Performing Arts Center.

WTIM: Music Around Town Dec. 28 edition |Dec 27, 2016

What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

Two-night New Year’s Eve celebration at Creekside Sports Bar |Dec 27, 2016

The Creekside Sports Bar at Landis Creek Golf Club will hold a two-night New Year’s Eve celebration on Dec. 30 and 31.On Friday Dec. 30 there will be live music from the Chatterband from 9 p.

New Year’s Eve Ghost Tour raises holiday spirits with a ‘Toast with a Ghost!’ in Douglassville |Dec 21, 2016

Historic Brinton Lodge, one of the oldest and most haunted sites in Berks County, presents the second annual New Year’s Eve “Toast with a Ghost” on Saturday, Dec. 31. Candlelight tours of the building will be offered every hour from 7 p.

WTIM: Music Around Town Dec. 21 edition |Dec 21, 2016

What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

WTIM: Music Around Town Dec, 14 edition |Dec 16, 2016

What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

In her latest PBS special, Lidia Bastianich explores the lives of American veterans |Dec 14, 2016

In her latest one-hour PBS special, Chef Lidia Bastianich demonstrates that it doesn’t have to be Veterans’ Day or Memorial Day to honor members of the American armed services — any holiday will do.

A mesmerizing Los Angeles love story |Dec 9, 2016

It might seem a bit early to make Oscar predictions but “La La Land” has already emerged as a frontrunner for Best Picture.

WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Events spread plenty of holiday cheer |Dec 8, 2016

Academy of Music: Dec. 9-31 The Pennsylvania Ballet presents George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker.” The Academy of Music is at Broad and Locust streets, Philadelphia. For show times and ticket availability, call (215) 893-1999 or visit www.

‘Mary Poppins’ brings her magic to Genesius in Reading |Dec 6, 2016

Just in time for the Jolly ‘O’liday’s, Genesius Theatre presents the supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical – Disney & Cameron Mackintosh’s “Mary Poppins” Dec.

Berks Ballet Theatre to present ‘The Nutcracker’ |Dec 6, 2016

Berks Ballet Theatre is gearing up for its upcoming performances of the holiday classic, “The Nutcracker.”

Celebrate two local artists during a special wine tasting event in Boyertown |Dec 5, 2016

A reception celebrating the work of artists Shannon Omlor and Abigail Vettese will be hosted from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, at Firefly Cafe, 12 N. Reading Ave., Boyertown. Admission is $10 and includes vegan hors d’oeuvres.

1st Street Players set the holiday mood with ‘White Christmas — the Musical’ |Dec 1, 2016

The 1st Street Players at the Birdsboro Community Theater are proud to present, Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas — The Musical.” Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features 17 Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake.

‘A Wonderful Life, The Musical’ hits the main stage at Steel River Playhouse |Nov 30, 2016

Pottstown >> “A Wonderful Life,” the music version of the classic story, opens Friday, Dec. 2, and runs through Sunday, Dec. 18, with a total of 12 performances to choose from, including four matinees.

Local theaters bring the holiday spirit to Berks County |Nov 30, 2016

Curtains are going up on holiday shows in Berks County, so if you’re in need of holiday cheer, here’s what’s coming up in December:

Studio B celebrates 8th anniversary with ‘Shine’ Exhibit |Nov 30, 2016

Studio B is excited to celebrate its 8th anniversary with an opening of its ninth annual December exhibit entitled “Shine” on Friday, Dec. 2, from 3 p.m.-9 p.m. during Boyertown’s 14th annual holiday open house tour.

STREAMING: ‘Gilmore Girls’ find life on Netflix |Nov 25, 2016

Can you go home again? Will they still love you? Will it feel the same?

Local artist Julie Longacre announces bi-annual art show |Nov 23, 2016

Julie Longacre is hosting her bi-annual art show on Sunday, Nov. 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bally Fire Company in Bally.

Schuylkill Valley Model Railroad Club hosts Model Railroad open houses |Nov 21, 2016

The Model Railroad Open House is “fun for kids of all ages”. See and hear freight and passenger trains pulled by steam or diesel engines over 700 feet of track. Four different railroads are depicted on the 1,000+ square foot HO scale (1/87) model.

Tulpehocken presents The Humor Games |Nov 20, 2016

Tulpehocken Jr./Sr. High School recently presented The Humor Games, by Dean O’Carroll, a slapstick parody of the popular novel series, The Hunger Games.

Three studios added to annual Fall into Winter Tour |Nov 17, 2016

Artists and galleries in Barto, Boyertown, and Oley will open their spaces to the public for the sixth annual “Fall Into Winter Tour” the weekend before Thanksgiving, November 19-20, 2016, from 10 a.

Clay on Main, Oley, is expanding its programming |Nov 10, 2016

Clay On Main, located on Main Street in Oley, is building on their existing schedule of ceramics classes. In addition to their weekday introductory and throwing classes, they are now offering a Saturday afternoon class, Basic Clay, from 12-2 pm.

MCCC Student Theatre and Theatre Arts Program to present ‘Slip/ Shot’ |Nov 9, 2016

Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) West End Student Theatre and Theatre Arts program are proud to present “Slip/Shot,” a drama by Philadelphia playwright Jacqueline Goldfinger.

Kennel Club of Philadelphia presents annual canine show in Oaks |Nov 9, 2016

Let the tail wagging begin. As the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks prepares to welcome The Kennel Club of Philadelphia’s annual all-breed dog shows on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19 and 20, and the Centre Theater in Norristown stages the whimsical “The Perfect Dog” on Nov.

BEER CALENDAR: Get ready for a Thankful Brewers Feast and much more |Nov 9, 2016

Nov. 14: Round Guys Beer Dinner, Round Guys Brewery, Lansdale

Artisan Holiday Boutique opens Nov. 5 at Clay on Main in Oley |Oct 31, 2016

Clay on Main art gallery/studio, located on Main Street in Oley is hosting its annual holiday exhibit and sale this November and December. Members of the co-op studio, teachers, and invited guests will showcase handmade and original works, both functional and decorative, in the gallery.

Philadelphia region celebrates the arts |Oct 27, 2016

The arts are alive throughout the Philadelphia region. Check out these upcoming and ongoing events.

Colonial Cooking Workshop at Pottsgrove Manor set for Nov. 5-6 |Oct 22, 2016

Learn about colonial hospitality at historic Pottsgrove Manor on Saturday, Nov. 5, and Sunday, Nov. 6, during “At Table with Mrs. Potts: A Georgian Dining Experience.” Historic foodways expert Niel V.

Fleetwood Community Theatre presents ‘Love, Sex and the IR$’ through Oct. 30 |Oct 22, 2016

Love and laughter take the stage when Fleetwood Community Theatre presents “Love, Sex and The IR$,” by Billy VanZandt and Jane Milmore, Oct. 20 through Oct. 30.

Playcrafters present ‘The Hollow’ by Agatha Christie |Oct 21, 2016

A classic English country home outside of London in the 40s is the setting of Playcrafters’ next stage play, “The Hollow,” first written as a novel in 1946 by the brilliant and famed queen of mystery, Agatha Christie.

Reading-Berks Guild of Craftsmen Fine Arts & Crafts Festival set for Oct. 29-30 |Oct 21, 2016

The 67th Annual Juried Holiday Fine Arts & Crafts Festival and Sale by the largest Craft Guild in Pennsylvania runs Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.

ON TAP |Oct 21, 2016

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Forge Theatre presents ‘The Addams Family’ — a musical |Oct 20, 2016

From the imagination of Charles Addams, to the pages of The New Yorker, to television screens, to the big screen, to the Broadway stage, The Addams Family has captured our hearts and secured a place in Americana right alongside Lil’ Abner and Peanuts.