Entertainment

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.

WTIM: Music Around Town Oct. 19 edition |Oct 18, 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.

Festival celebrates Mouns Jones 300th Anniversary |Oct 14, 2016

DOUGLASSVILLE >> The Mouns Jones 300th Anniversary will be celebrated by the Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County with an exciting living history event at Morlatton Village. Costumed volunteers will demonstrate a variety of eighteenth and early nineteenth century crafts and trades and visitors can enjoy tours of the buildings in Morlatton Village.

3 unique aircraft found at the American Helicopter Museum |Oct 14, 2016

WATCH: ‘Incomparable’ Golden Rams Marching Band ‘Paint it Black’ |Oct 13, 2016

The Golden Rams Marching Band call themselves “Incomparable,” and for good reason. The band performs regularly at West Chester University football games, numerous exhibition events throughout the region and at special events for the university and community.

WTIM: Music Around Town Oct. 12 edition |Oct 12, 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.

Miller Center of the Arts hosts sold-out performance of ‘South Pacific’ |Oct 10, 2016

The Miller Center for the Arts in Reading hosted Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “South Pacific” Oct. 2. Brickhouse Theater and The Reading Pops Orchestra collaboration contributed to a sold-out performance.

William Shatner’s one-man show makes its regional debut |Oct 5, 2016

Now 85 years old, William Shatner seemed a little offended when asked if there was any one thing he’d most like to change about his life.

Hay Creek Apple Festival . . . Eat like you haven’t eaten in 200 years! |Oct 5, 2016

Morgantown >> Joanna Furnace ironworks celebrates an old-fashioned apple harvest during the Hay Creek Apple Festival, the second weekend in October, Saturday, Oct. 8, and Sunday, Oct. 9.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Oct 5, 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.

‘A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum’ comes to Reading |Oct 5, 2016

A really funny thing will be happening in Reading when Genesius Theatre presents Stephen Sondheim’s joyous and hysterical musical romp through Rome, ““A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum”Oct.

SALT recreates the magic of ‘The Wizard of OZ’ |Oct 5, 2016

Follow the yellow brick road to SALT Performing Arts this October. The beloved family musical adventure, “Wizard of Oz” is the finale to SALT’s current season, running Oct. 14-30.

Nationally touring art quilt exhibit comes to Pottstown |Oct 5, 2016

Montgomery County Community College, the Schuylkill River Heritage Area, Valley Forge National Historical Park and Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site will present a traveling juried art quilt exhibit, “Piecing Together a Changing Planet,” which illustrates how pollution and climate change have affected national parks.

REVIEW: ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ at Steel River in Pottstown |Oct 3, 2016

“Peter and the Starcatcher” is quite unlike anything I have ever seen -- it’s a multilayered comedy with a gifted ensemble cast and lots of one-liners that have double, sometimes triple, meanings.

Can’t-miss for Minecraft enthusiasts: Minefaire debuts in Oaks |Oct 3, 2016

Who’s up for setting some Guinness World Records?

WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Fun for all — including an Oktoberfest featuring a Hasselhoff-Off competition |Sep 30, 2016

Bounty of good times Mennonite Heritage Center: The 43rd annual Apple Butter Frolic on Oct. 1 begins with a pancake and apple sausage breakfast 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. The Frolic runs 9:30 a.

Berks County Art show to celebrate 35 years in business |Sep 29, 2016

Greshville Antiques and Fine Art, Route 562 near Boyertown, will present the Annual Berks County Art Show Oct. 2 through 9, held in honor of the milestone anniversary of 35 years in business.

Travis Wetzel Trio will liven up the Reinholds Fire Company Oct. 1 |Sep 29, 2016

Farm Country Shindig opens its 2016-2017 season on Saturday, Oct. 1 featuring “The Travis Wetzel Trio” at the Reinholds Fire Company Banquet Hall.

Experience Adele, A Live Tribute Show to benefit theater |Sep 29, 2016

Our Town Foundation hosts award winning singer, Andrea Taylor, in her iconic performance of “Experience Adele”, a phenomenal live tribute of the popular singer Adele, at the Hamburg Strand Theater, 6 South 4th St.

Rock Music Menu: Robert Plant joins Lampedusa tour, Philly date |Sep 29, 2016

Robert Plant has confirmed that he will join Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller and more for select dates on the Lampedusa tour, including a show at the Merriam Theater Oct. 19.

‘Long Island Medium’ coming to Liacouras Center in Philadelphia |Sep 28, 2016

“Don’t be discouraged because I’m at such a large venue. I’m not on stage the whole time,” Theresa Caputo said in a phone interview about her upcoming “Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience” tour date at Temple University’s Liacouras Center.

Kempton artist Jonathan Bond hosts Farm Tour art show Oct. 15 |Sep 24, 2016

Artist Jonathan Bond of Kempton will present Farm Tour on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at his gallery in Kempton. The show will feature Bond’s original works and limited edition prints.

Studio B announces opening of ‘Out of the Woods’ |Sep 21, 2016

Studio B Fine Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of “Out of the Woods,” an exhibit featuring artwork created by two of the gallery’s favorite artists: Sandra and Bob Wood.

Young Berks County performers rocked ‘Camp Rock’ |Sep 21, 2016

The thing I love most about youth productions like Reading Civic Theatre’s “Camp Rock,” is the energy and positivity that young performers bring to the stage – and the audience.

Playcrafters brings ‘Next to Normal’ to area theater fans |Sep 16, 2016

You may often wonder … is it normal to forget your keys or where you parked? Or the name of the person to whom you were just introduced ten minutes ago? What passes for normal these days anyway? While the boundaries of normal may be flexible, there is ultimately a tipping point when the fence begins to splinter and crack, and it’s the theme of Playcrafters’ upcoming production when the spotlight falls on the topic of mental illness in “Next to Normal” — an engaging and emotionally charged, multi award-winning musical by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt.

Lauralynn White guest speaker at September Pottstown Area Artists Guild Meeting |Sep 16, 2016

The Pottstown Area Artists Guild will host its first meeting of the 2016-2017 year

September offers musicals and more at area theaters |Sep 15, 2016

There’s a lot coming up this month in area theaters. From family shows to thrillers to Broadway hits – there’s something for just about everyone. Here’s a look at what’s happening:

Northampton Community College offers talk about the ‘feisty’ founder of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary |Sep 14, 2016

Learn about Rosalie Edge, the feisty New York socialite and suffragist who filed suit against the National Association of Audubon Societies to get them to do more to protect birds and wildlife. She later founded Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, the world’s first refuge for birds of prey.

Navajo textiles on view in museum’s North American Indian gallery |Sep 14, 2016

READING >> An exhibition of traditional, hand-made wool blankets from the Navajo nation, is currently on display at the Reading Public Museum.

New exhibit focuses on Ben Austrian |Sep 14, 2016

READING >> The Reading Public Museum is presenting a focus exhibition in The Museum’s Auditorium dedicated to the Berks County artist, Ben Austrian (1870 –1921).