Entertainment

German accordion club new to Kutztown Folk Festival |Jun 29, 2016

As part of the sister city exchange with Germany and Reading, the German-based HHC Reutlingen accordion club, Hohner Handharmonika und Akkordeon Club, will make its first appearance at the 67th annual Kutztown Folk Festival on July 4 and July 5.

Music in the Grove welcomes Sunnyside July 10 |Jun 29, 2016

St. John Center Lutheran Church “Music in the Grove” welcomes Sunnyside on Sunday, July 10 at 6 p.m. Come out and help us make them welcome. The Sunnyside bluegrass gospel harmonies are traditional bluegrass, using instruments such as rhythm guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle and bass fiddle.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Jun 24, 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.

Movie Review: ‘Warcraft’ |Jun 24, 2016

Regardless of how good the video games are, almost always, the movie adaptations tend not to work out so well. However, “Warcraft” does everything that fans of the game have come to love and expect; there’s action, magic, Orcs and all sorts of other fantasy that made the game such a draw in the first place.

LIVE BLOG: Chester County Hot Air Balloon begins today |Jun 24, 2016

For many in Chester County and the tri-state area, June means hot air but not so much in terms of temperature nor misleading messages.

The Horst Brothers to perform at Music in the Grove |Jun 22, 2016

St. John Center Lutheran Church will continue their Music in the Grove program on Sunday, July 3 at 6 p.m. with The Horst Brothers. The Horst Brothers have been with us before and always have a crowd pleasing program.

Re-Creation to perform at Grace and Truth Fellowship |Jun 22, 2016

Re-Creation provides entertainment programming for Veterans Affairs Medical Centers in the United States. They are a group of dynamic young people who present both religious and family-oriented music, and they will be at Grace and Truth Fellowship on Sunday, July 3, at 10:30 a.

Movie Review: ‘The Conjuring 2’ |Jun 17, 2016

Children have great imaginations. There is a natural fear of monsters and what’s lurking in the dark. But what if something really is lurking in the shadows. Something terrifying.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Jun 17, 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.

Movie Review: ‘Central Intelligence’ |Jun 17, 2016

Kevin Hart’s stand-up is so hilarious that, at times, it’s almost too disappointing that his movies aren’t nearly as up-to-par.

Music in the Grove presents The Travis Wetzel Trio, Heart and Soul Bluegrass this weekend |Jun 15, 2016

Two special evenings of music will feature The Travis Wetzel Trio on Saturday, June 25 and the Heart and Soul Bluegrass Band on Sunday, June 26, both at 6 p.m. at St. John Center Lutheran Church’s Music in the Grove.

Movie Review: ‘The Conjuring 2’ |Jun 10, 2016

With all of the hype and infamy surrounding the Amityville horrors, paranormal investigators Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) have become something of overnight celebrities. Everyone wants to know more about them, but they also want to question them more and figure out if everything that they say and do with ghosts is actually real, or all just a put-on.

Garden Spot Village to present Servant Stage Youth Theatre production |Jun 8, 2016

Garden Spot Village will host the Servant Stage Youth Theatre production “Godspell, Jr.” on Tuesday, June 28 at 2 p.m. in the Garden Spot Village Chapel at 433 S. Kinzer Avenue in New Holland.

2016 Tri-County Art Show student winners announced |Jun 7, 2016

The 21st annual Tri-County Art Show, presented by the Twin Valley Rotary Club, was held in the Community Room of the Caernarvon Berks Township Municipal Building from April 8 through April 10. The Show presented the work of 25 area artists and 20 Twin Valley High School students.

Music in the Grove welcomes Summit Hill Bluegrass on June 19 |Jun 7, 2016

The St. John Center Lutheran Church “Music in the Grove” welcomes Summit Hill Bluegrass on Sunday evening, June 19 at 6 p.m. Summit Hill Bluegrass is a group of multi-talented experienced bluegrass musicians/singers.

Dave Mell Blues Band to kick-off Mifflin Community Library’s 2016 Summer Concert Series |Jun 7, 2016

The Mifflin Community Library will present the Dave Mell Blues Band in a free concert on Sunday, June 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Mohnton Memorial Park Bandshell, Walnut Street, Mohnton, for the first performance of its 2016 Summer Concert Series.

Playcrafters of SKippack to present ‘Perfect Wedding’ |Jun 7, 2016

The word perfect does not always live up to its hype. Particularly, when it comes to things on this earth. And when used together, the words perfect and wedding leave room for interpretation. In the case of Playcrafters of Skippack, it is an oxymoron of the most fanciful kind, and the actors are dressed for the occasion as they prepare to present the American version of what can possibly go wrong on someone’s wedding day to the highest fathomable degree in popular British Playwright Robin Hawdon’s “Perfect Wedding.

‘It’s a Man’s World’ program comes to Pottsgrove Manor |Jun 6, 2016

Visit historic Pottsgrove Manor on Sunday, June 12 between 1 and 4 p.m. for a living history program and find out why “It’s a Man’s World.”

WTIM: Music Around Town |Jun 3, 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.

LIVE BLOG: Wizard World Comic Con in Philly this weekend |Jun 3, 2016

Wizard World Comic Con is in Philly this weekend and a star-studded cast has come along for the ride, including Marvel stars like Captain America actor Chris Evans.

Movie Review: ‘Me Before You’ |Jun 3, 2016

Romantic dramas have had a bad rap over the past decade or so, if only because Nicholas Sparks adaptations seem to come out every other month. Most of the time, they’re so god awful that you’ll wonder why people even flock out to see them in the first place.

St. John Center kicks off 2016 Music in the Grove series |Jun 1, 2016

Music in the Grove at St. John Center Lutheran Church will begin their 2016 summer season as they welcome Tim and Kim Craven on Sunday, June 12 at 6 p.m. Come and help open the new season, meet old friends and make welcome Tim and Kim Craven.

WTIM: Music Around Town |May 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.

RSO takes center stage at ballpark for July 4 concert |May 27, 2016

The Reading Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Andrew Constantine celebrate the Fourth of July with a free Star-Spangled Spectacular concert of patriotic songs at FirstEnergy Stadium, home of the Reading Fightin’ Phils, followed by a fireworks display.

Jon Bond presents ‘Stone and Wood Revisited’ Art Show |May 27, 2016

Artist Jonathan Bond, of Kempton, will present his 2016 “Stone and Wood Revisited” Art Show on Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The show will be held in conjunction with the 11th Annual Hawk Mountain Arts Tour held the same day.

Movie Review - ‘Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising’ |May 20, 2016

The first “Neighbors” was a fun, exciting and surprising comedy that not only made you laugh, but also make you think a little differently about all of the wacky hijinx that ensued. In a way, there was a heart and a message about growing up and doing something with your life after college that hit home and made it more than just your average R-rated comedy.

Berks County Early Bird Fiddle Festival part of June Jamboree |May 20, 2016

Plans for the 34th annual Berks Country Early Bird Fiddle Festival are being finalized and this year we are excited to be a part of the 2016 Berks Country Fest: An Americana Music Jamboree!

WTIM: Music Around Town |May 20, 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.

Steel River’s ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ is a noteworthy production |May 19, 2016

With its moving story and memorable music, “Fiddler on the Roof” has been captivating audiences for decades and Steel River Playhouse’s current production continues that tradition.

Phoenixville’s Siobhan Bedford pursuing creative passion |May 18, 2016

You know you’re almost there when you see the funeral homes and St. Ann Catholic Church in Phoenixville.

Honey Brook Concert in the Park series kicks off with Mason Porter June 5 |May 18, 2016

The Honey Brook Borough free Concert in the Park series will kick off Sunday, June 5 at 5:30 p.m. with Mason Porter taking the stage in Honey Brook Borough Park. The band plays bluegrass-folk-rock music and has played at the Philadelphia Folk Festival and shared the stage with Ralph Stanley, Peter Rowan, Charlie Daniels and the New Riders of the Purple Sage.

Limited edition print celebrates Boyertown’s 150th |May 17, 2016

Studio B Fine Art Gallery, 39A East Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown, premieres the sale of limited edition, signed, and numbered prints featuring Boyertown’s main street created by watercolor artist David Larson on Friday, May 20, from 5 to 8 p.

WTIM: Music Around Town |May 13, 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.

Movie Review: ‘Money Monster’ |May 13, 2016

Financial TV guru Lee Gates (George Clooney) is a beloved and trusted individual. While he’s overly pompous and clearly in love with himself, he’s entertaining enough that people actually want to see him talk about the stock market and give his tips and pointers on who to invest in.

Ken Standhardt gifts Studio B with award-winning pottery for sale as fundraiser |May 11, 2016

On Friday, May 20, Studio B will help kick off Boyertown’s 150th anniversary weekend by featuring the work of Ken Standhardt, an award-winning, unique pottery of native-born potter. The community is welcome to the preview opening reception from 5 to 8 p.

Jeff Brandt exhibits artwork at Proximity Cafe; Meet the Artist event slated for May 15 |May 9, 2016

Local artist J.L. Brandt will be exhibiting his expressionist artwork at the Proximity Café, at 1450 East High Street in Pottstown, for two months, which began on May 3.

Connections on High to begin Open Mic Nights in May |May 9, 2016

Connections on High, a coffee house in downtown Pottstown, announced April 29 that they will host Open Mic Nights beginning Thursday, May 26 featuring local artist David Charles as their MC. Local musicians, rappers, poets and comedians are invited to join.

Friends of Hopewell Furnace to present ‘Mexican Petroglyphs’ |May 6, 2016

On Sunday, May 15, archaeologist Jim Wosochlo will present his program “Mexican Petroglyphs.” Sponsored by the Friends of Hopewell Furnace, the free program will begin at 2 p.m. in the Hopewell Furnace Conference Room.

Movie Review: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ |May 6, 2016

After years and years of constant controversy over their extreme efforts to stop evildoers in the world, the Avengers are now facing public scrutiny. So much so that now, the government wants to find a way to intervene with their ways in how they go about stopping the evil, while also making sure that no innocent citizens get killed in the process.

‘Dinosaurs Around the World’ comes to Reading Museum |May 6, 2016

The Reading Public Museum presents “Dinosaurs Around the World,” sponsored locally by McDonald’s, open now, and running until Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016. “Dinosaurs Around the World” takes you back in time on a dinosaur adventure and a tour of an Earth very different from today – a time before the continents as we know them existed, when lush landscapes covered Africa and greenery was the norm in Antarctica! With advanced animatronics, a multi-layered narrative, fossils, authentic casts, cutting-edge research and immersive design elements you’ll experience the Age of Reptiles as it comes to life!

WTIM: Music Around Town |May 6, 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.

Movie Review: ‘Mother’s Day’ |May 6, 2016

Mother’s Day is a time to honor that special person whom we pay tribute to as mother. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a birth mother, but the distinctive women in our lives who we want to honor on that one special day, or perhaps in memory for those who have passed on.

Joanna Furnace to offer more themes of interest at 3rd Saturday event |May 4, 2016

The Third Saturday Morning at Joanna Furnace for the month of May will feature more themes of interest for the entire family. This month the range of engaging activities ranges from the Iron Master’s Breakfast Buffet, to tours of the Historic Complex, to interpretations of iron production, to garbed interpreters and tour guides bringing the 225 year old iron making community to life, to the exciting Hay Creek Flea Market and the annual May Plant Sale.

Honey Brook Library’s 1st Annual Beef & Brew a huge success |May 4, 2016

More than 140 people attended the Honey Brook Community Library’s first Beef & Brew event on Friday, April 22, at Honey Brook Lions Club. Locals enjoyed a meal of “all you can eat” hot beef sandwiches, coleslaw, pasta salad, Herr’s snacks, home baked desserts and draft beer.

Conestoga Christian to present ‘You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown’ May 19-21 |May 4, 2016

On May 19-21, Conestoga Christian School will be presenting “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” written by Clark Gesner.

Fecho Productions invites you to “Bobbi & Bobbee’s Big Fat Gay Wedding” on May 6 |May 3, 2016

READING >> Fecho Productions, in association with the DoubleTree by Hilton in downtown Reading, presents a hysterical and raucous new interactive event, “Bobbi & Bobbee’s Big Fat Gay Wedding” on Friday, May 6.

1st Street Players bring an area ‘first’ to Birdsboro — ‘Murder Ballad’ |May 3, 2016

BIRDSBORO >> The 1st Street Players present the area premiere of the hit new musical “Murder Ballad” for two weekends only.

Playcrafters to present Rent |May 2, 2016

Attention: MTV generation. Playcrafters’ debut performance this season is the award-winning rock musical (Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Tony for Best Musical) that set Broadway on fire 20 years ago.

Annual Colonial May Fair offers historical fun at Pottsgrove Manor |May 2, 2016

Celebrate spring at the Annual Colonial May Fair held at historic Pottsgrove Manor on Saturday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Apr 29, 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.