Entertainment

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.

Berks County Art show to celebrate 35 years in business |Sep 21, 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.

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.

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.

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:

Talisman Players, Kutztown, present ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ |Sep 14, 2016

Talisman Players, Kutztown, present “Fiddler on the Roof” at Schaeffer Auditorium of Kutztown University from Sept. 23 to 25.

WTIM: Music Around Town Sept. 14 edition |Sep 14, 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.

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).

HealthSouth Reading Rehabilitation Hospital to host Strokes for Stroke Art Therapy |Sep 14, 2016

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and HealthSouth Reading Rehabilitation Hospital invite stroke survivors, their caregivers and therapists to take part in the Strokes for Stroke art therapy painting class on Saturday, Sept.

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.

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.

WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: From Mushroom Festival in Kennett Square to art festivals in Lansdowne and Doylestown |Sep 8, 2016

Looking to the east St. Mary and St. Kyrillos Coptic Orthodox Church: Middle Eastern food, prizes and games are some of the highlights of the Christian Egyptian Festival, held 11 a.m. to 8 p.

Monster Energy Rock Allegiance to turn it up a notch in Chester |Sep 7, 2016

Sure, it gets lively at Talen Energy Stadium for Philadelphia Union home matches, but nothing quite as intense as this.

Honey Brook Borough hosts final concert of summer on Sept. 11 |Sep 1, 2016

Honey Brook Borough hosts its final concert of the summer on Sept. 11 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Honey Brook Park.

Studio B announces ‘Transitory Collective’ exhibit |Aug 30, 2016

“Transitory Collective,” a show of woodcut and linoleum prints by 11 local artists known for their work in other disciplines, is coming to Studio B in Boyertown. The exhibit from their first print exchange opens Thursday, Sept.

33rd annual Lyons Fiddle Festival anticipated to attract 3,000 music lovers |Aug 30, 2016

What first began in 1983 with a budget of $300, a borrowed hay wagon, homemade food, and some of the finest fiddling, has now grown to an average of 3,000 music lovers.

Kiss goes back to its small market roots on latest tour |Aug 24, 2016

As far as Gene Simmons is concerned, Kiss is back on the road because that’s just what the band does.

WTIM: Music Around Town Aug. 24 edition |Aug 19, 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.

Hay Creek Festival celebrates 40th anniversary Sept. 9-11 |Aug 18, 2016

The excitement is growing for 2016 40th anniversary celebration of the Hay Creek Festival. The entire event has been restructured to enhance the visits of the thousands of guests who will experience the 18th and 19th centuries at Joanna Furnace Iron Works and its community.

21th Annual Bowers Chile Pepper Food Festival celebrates hot and spicy Sept. 9 & 10 |Aug 12, 2016

The 21th Annual Bowers Chile Pepper Food Festival celebrates the chile pepper on Friday and Saturday Sept. 9 and 10 at Bill DeLong Memorial Park in Bowers.

‘In the Heights’ is a new high point for Genesius Theatre in Reading |Aug 11, 2016

All I can say is wow — this was the best show I’ve seen all summer and maybe all year. The setting is the Hispanic Washington Heights community in New York, but the themes and characters are universal.

At the Movies with Rodeo Marie Hanson: 4 popcorn boxes for ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ |Aug 9, 2016

What do our pets do when we leave home to go to school or work in the morning?

Review: For a good time, visit ‘The Addams Family’ at Birdsboro Community Theater |Aug 8, 2016

If you loved the TV show “The Addams Family,” you just might die laughing at the delightfully dark musical comedy of the same name.

2SBA announces Valley Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival |Aug 5, 2016

2nd Story Blues Alliance (2SBA) announces their upcoming Valley Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival slated for Sunday, Aug. 21, at Kutztown Park, 440 E. Main Street, Kutztown, from 12 to 8 p.m.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Aug 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.

Playcrafters presents ‘Pursued by a Bear’ |Aug 5, 2016

While the latest Playcrafters’ stage production is not set in the Ozarks or the Rockies (or any other bear country for that matter), the allusion of a bear chase is altogether real in playwright John O’Hara’s “Pursued by a Bear.

At the Movies with Rode’o Marie Hanson: |Aug 5, 2016

Who ‘ya gonna call? For those of a certain age, the question has only one answer, that is synonymous with 1980s pop-culture “Ghostbusters!!”

New Found Grass to play Music in the Grove Aug. 14 |Aug 3, 2016

St. John Center Lutheran Church is pleased to have New Found Grass at Music in the Grove on Sunday, Aug. 14 at 6 p.m.

West Rockhill girl to appear on ‘Chopped Junior’ |Aug 1, 2016

Among the contestants on the Aug. 2 episode of Food Network’s “Chopped Junior” will be a local girl who will celebrate her 10th birthday 11 days after the show airs.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Jul 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.

Movie Review: ‘Jason Bourne’ |Jul 29, 2016

After nearly a decade of supposedly closing the door on the “Bourne” franchise, somehow Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass have decided to bring Jason Bourne back in the most obvious way imaginable: by doing the same story line over again.

Celtic band Down by the Glenside performs in Honey Brook Aug. 7 |Jul 28, 2016

Honey Brook Borough Park Free Concert in the Park series will continue on Sunday, Aug. 7, with a performance by the seven piece high energy Celtic band Down by the Glenside. The band will perform from 5:30 to 8 p.

Just Friends and Potter’s Clay to perform Music in the Grove |Jul 27, 2016

St. John Center Lutheran Church again welcomes Just Friends and Potter’s Clay to Music in the Grove on Sunday evening, Aug. 7 at 6 p.m. Just Friends is a local group that plays old time country and gospel music.

Genesius Theatre to present ‘In The Heights’ musical comedy |Jul 25, 2016

Genesius Theatre presents “In The Heights” — the light, sweet & hot, hot, hot Latin & hip-hop musical comedy — which runs August 5 thru 14 at the 10th and Walnut theater.

Living History Sundays come to Pottsgrove Manor |Jul 25, 2016

On Aug. 7, 14, 21 and 28, from 1 to 4 p.m., Pottsgrove Manor’s living history volunteers, dressed in colonial period clothing, will be living life the 18th century way.

Movie Review: ‘Don’t Think Twice’ |Jul 22, 2016

Having been in the comedy world for almost his whole life, writer/director Mike Birbiglia knows a thing or two about what makes someone funny, but also successful.

Movie Review: ‘Ghostbusters’ |Jul 22, 2016

Ghosts. There are skeptics and believers. And those who don’t want to know. The scientific research of ghostly phenomena has become a trade mark in today’s modern world as people want to know more about life after death or prove beyond a shadow of doubt its existence.

At the Movies with Rode’o Marie Hanson: ‘The BFG’ (Disney 2016) gets 4 boxes of popcorn from Rodeo |Jul 22, 2016

An orphaned 10 year old girl named Sophie discovers that giants are very real when “The BFG,” or big, friendly giant, takes her to giant land.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Jul 22, 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.

Antietam Community Theater to perform ‘Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ |Jul 22, 2016

The Antietam Community Theater will be presenting “Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” a story set in biblical times about Joseph and his family on their journey to Egypt, on Friday, Aug.

Coco & the Grandfathers of Funk to perform at Ridgewood Winery |Jul 21, 2016

Performing as part of Ridgewood Winery’s Backyard Tent Concert Series on July 30, from 5 to 8 p.m., will be Coco & the Grandfathers of Funk.

Roland Zimmerman Family to perform at Welsh Mountain Home |Jul 20, 2016

The Roland Zimmerman Family will be performing bluegrass/country style gospel music in the chapel on Sunday, July 31 at 2 p.m. at the Welsh Mountain Home. The concert is open to the public. The Welsh Mountain Home is located along Route 897 at 567 Springville Road, in New Holland.

Bluegrass Gospel Concepts to perform Music in the Grove |Jul 20, 2016

Bluegrass Gospel Concepts will present a program on Sunday, July 31 at 6 p.m. in the St. John Center Lutheran Church grove. We invite you to come and make them welcome.

Humane PA announces Pints for Pups 2016, a rockabilly beer bash under the big top |Jul 20, 2016

Pints for Pups is the original dog and family friendly beer fest event and features delicious food, loads of beer for the tasting and live music! But that’s not even the best part; all proceeds from this beer tasting event go directly to veterinary, sheltering and adoption programs for animals in Berks and Lancaster Counties.

GUIDE: How does ‘Pokemon Go’ work? |Jul 15, 2016

At this point you’ve probably heard of “Pokémon Go,” but you might not be sure how it works. If you’re interested in playing the game that’s sweeping the nation but need some insight, check out the helpful guide below.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Jul 15, 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: ‘Ghostbusters’ |Jul 15, 2016

Well, everyone, the time is finally here. The new “Ghostbusters” has arrived and despite all of the public outcry, it’s actually not as bad as people have been expecting it to be.

KU Presents! announces new season |Jul 15, 2016

KU Presents!, the performing artist series at Kutztown University, has announced their 2016–2017 season. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. New subscriptions are available and single ticket sales begin Aug.