As another fantastic summer comes to an end, Montgomery County is ready to give summer the send-off it deserves! Join in the fun this week all throughout Montco. 

Special Events

Folk Fest

The 58th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival

August 15 - 19
Old Pool Farm

The annual Philadelphia Folk Festival, put on by the Philadelphia Folksong SocietyOpens a New Window., is the longest continuously running outdoor music fest in North America. Fest brings some of the leading names in folk music to Montgomery County for three days each August.

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL AMALUNA

Through August 25
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center

Performances of Cirque Du Soleil AMALUNA continue under the Big Top at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks. The story of freedom and self-discovery will be on stage in Montgomery County through August 25.

WOODSTOCK 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: ROOSEVELT COLLIER PLAYS JIMI HENDRIX, KENSINGTON CLEARWATER REVIVAL PLAYS CCR, CHELSEA VIACAVA & FRIENDS PLAYS JANIS JOPLIN

August 15
Ardmore Music Hall

Soft-spoken by nature, south Florida-bred Roosevelt Collier does his hollering on the sacred steel guitar. Brought up in the tradition of the House of God Church, Roosevelt built his reputation alongside his uncles and cousins in The Lee Boys, known for their spirited, soul-shaking live performances. Seated front and center, "The Dr." leaves an indelible mark on listeners, flooring audiences with his lightning-fast slide work on the pedal steel. At festivals, he is a regular "Artist at Large," performing alongside many of music's most prestigious acts, from the Allman Brothers, to the Funky Meters, to Los Lobos to the Del McCoury Band. Whether on tour with the Lee Boys, bouncing from stage to stage at festivals, or hosting an allstar get down in Miami, when Roosevelt takes the stage, the ear-to-ear grins can’t help but be contagious.

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Beer, Wine & Spirits Events

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EDIBLE CINEMA

August 14
Colonial Theatre

The Colonial Theatre is serving up an innovative and delicious program that brings new meaning to the phrase 'dinner and a movie.'

The first Edible Cinema event features Stanley Tucci’s Big Night and is perfect for anyone who enjoys spending quality time with a fork, loves cheese, and jokes that only a brother could love. Big Night follows two brothers (Stanley Tucci and Tony Shalhoub) striving to balance their dream of serving authentic Italian cuisine with keeping their restaurant afloat. Considered by The Guardian to have ‘changed the way Americans experienced food’, the film features memorable performances by Tucci, Tony Shalhoub, Minnie Driver, Ian Holm, Allison Janney, Isabella Rossellini, and Campbell Scott, who co-directed the film with Tucci. Big Night screens Saturday, September 14th at 7:30 PM on 35mm in the Colonial’s historic auditorium.

SUMMER WINE TASTING

August 15
​Bryn Athyn Historic District

An end-of-summer tradition, the Summer Wine Tasting includes live music by EBE- Amsterdam Duo! Beautiful decor created by Robertson’s Flowers & Events. Samplings of premium wines from around the world, and savory bites compliments of Karen’s Catering. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy an evening out with friends while soaking in the stunning views from the Cairnwood terrace!

  • $40 per person
  • Space is limited; reservations required
  • Must be 21 years of age to attend

WHISKEY CLUB: BOTTLED IN BOND

August 15
Iron Abbey Gastro Pub

A whiskey tasting with four bonded whiskeys paired with four tapas appetizers. Whiskey's include: Henry McKenna Bounded, Rittenhouse Rye Bounded, Evan Williams Bounded, Mellow Corn Bounded

August 15th at 7 pm in the LOFT at Iron Abbey. Tickets are $25 Purchased through Eventbrite. 

SECRET VALLEY EXPEDITION (MIMOSA BRUNCH FOR DINING PASSENGERS)

August 17
Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust

Board one of our meticulously restored century old rail cars for a two hour expedition into one of the most scenic and historic regions in the northeast. Once the province of pioneers and patriots, the Colebrookdale is your ticket to a verdant land lost in time.

Brunch is provided by Devour Catering & Event Design and includes: scrambled eggs, seasoned potatoes, bacon, sausage, pancakes or french toast, and mimosa (must be 21) or orange juice, coffee, tea, and water.

Brunch is available for our Dining Car passengers only.

LADIES NIGHT OUT: CIRQUE DU SOLEIL AMALUNA

July 24 - August 25
The Melting Pot

LADIES' NIGHT OUT: CIRQUE DU SOLEIL AMALUNA

ANYONE DINING THIS DAY CAN ENTER A RAFFLE TO WIN FREE TICKETS TO THE CIRQUE DU SOLEIL AMALUNA SHOW AT THE OAKS CONVENTION CENTER FROM JULY 24- AUG 25TH! 

 

ADMIRAL'S TAVERN

May 10 - September 28
Independence Seaport Museum

Kick back on summer nights with stunning views of the Ben Franklin Bridge and a cold drink in hand, all while aboard the oldest steel warship afloat in the world.  The Admiral's Tavern beer garden (21+) is popping up again on Cruiser Olympia at Independence Seaport Museum every Friday and Saturday from 6:30 - 10:30 p.m.  

Gather your crew for drinks, snacks, fun, and games on the most historic ship in Philadelphia.  Food will be available for purchase.

Cover charge: $8 per person, includes on drink ticket. 

 

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PRESTON & STEVE'S BELLY FLOP CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

August 15
Valley Beach Poolside Club

Watch as contestants flop into Valley Beach pool in style to win $500 CASH and summer concert tickets. Plus, this year has a new twist! Two divisions for men and women will compete to crown a male and female Belly Flop Champion.

Admission is free for all spectators ages 21 and up. The pool will be open during the entire event, so bring your swimwear and enjoy a dip. Drink specials including buckets of beers and Belly Flop Jello Shots will be available!

To find out how to become a participant and for more info visit https://wmmr.com/shows/preston-and-steve/

Valley Beach will be for ages 21 and up only starting at 6pm on Thursday, August 15.

SECRET VALLEY EXPEDITION

August 15​
Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust

Board one of our meticulously restored century old rail cars for a two hour expedition into one of the most scenic and historic regions in the northeast. Once the province of pioneers and patriots, the Colebrookdale is your ticket to a verdant land lost in time.

Prices may vary when there is a tasting in the parlor car.

ZOO TRAIN

August 18
Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust

Our VERY FIRST Petting Zoo Train!  Ride the train to the beautiful Frog Hollow Farm, just past our Colebrookdale Village site to our zoo!  This is about a half hour round trip travel time.

Get off the train at Frog Hollow Farm and enter our zoo area, stay for an hour (or more) while visiting our petting zoo.  The train will be shuttling back and forth hourly to the Boyertown station.

We are so excited to have teamed up with What Knott Farm to offer our first petting zoo excursion!

Our last train will depart from Frog Hollow Farm at 5pm to return to Boyertown.

Please Note: Our Frog Hollow Farm Site DOES NOT have a ramp, we apologize, but for this expedition, we cannot accommodate wheelchairs.

PADDLE PENN'S LANDING

May 3 - September 29
Independence Seaport Museum

Paddle your way around the Penn's Landing basin in a kayak, rowboat, swan, or dragon for the perfect outdoor recreational activity.  Located near Spruce Street Harbor Park and the Hilton Penn's Landing, Paddle Penn's Landing is a unique afternoon adventure with family and friends or a memorable date with your sweetheart on the Delaware River in Philadelphia.

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Historic Events

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HECKLERFEST

August 17
Heckler Plains Folklife Society / Lower Salford Historical Society

Held at the Heckler Plains Farmstead 10 AM – 3 PM.  Our unique hands-on craft stations, children’s games, history and genealogy experts, pies and breads baked in the outdoor bake oven, colonial style food and the Heckler Plains Tavern will all be featured.  Once again members of the Brandywine Baseball Club will teach us how baseball was played in the 1860s, conducting two exhibition games.  (See attachments - flier and press release).  Here is an additional photo of the tavern.

SUMMER OF HAMILTON EXHIBIT

August 8 - September 6
Historic Yellow Springs

As part of our Hamilton summer at Yellow Springs, we are hosting an exhibition based on the life of Alexander Hamilton. It is available to the public free of charge. It opens August 7th and will run through September 7th, in the Lincoln Building at Historic Yellow Springs. Exhibition hours are 10 AM to 4 PM daily. Closed weekends. We encourage you to view this informative exhibition of the life of Hamilton.

LIVING HISTORY SUNDAYS

August 4  - August 25
Pottsgrove Manor

Learn a new historic skill every Sunday in August at Pottsgrove Manor’s Living History Sundays! Living history interpreters will be at Pottsgrove Manor on Sunday, August, 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Bring everyone in the family to take part in hands-on history. Take a turn to churn cream into butter. Learn how to weave colorful strings into useful tape on a loom. See the tools of the leather-smith trade in action as the hide is transformed into pouches and bags. Join the cook in the reproduction kitchen to uncover an 18th-century dish brought to life, and stroll through the kitchen garden to find the plants which colonists would use for food and medicine. Everyone can try their hand at period toys and games to complete their historical experience. Each weekend brings different historical skills to life. Check the Pottsgrove Manor website, or call 610-326-4014 to see which days you would like to visit.

 

HIDDEN LIVES ILLUMINATED

August 15 - September 12
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

Hidden Lives Illuminated offers a rare look into daily life inside America’s correctional system through newly commissioned, animated short films created by currently-incarcerated artists. The films will be projected onto Eastern State’s façade each night for one month, offering an intimate glimpse behind the walls of America's correctional system in the voices of the people who live and work there. Screenings are free and open to the public and occur three times nightly at 7 pm, 8 pm, and 9 pm, rain or shine.

Each screening will feature approximately five films that address a common theme. This theme, and the films featured, will change weekly. Nightly speakers, community meetings and performances accompany the films, and hands-on activities will invite engagement with the issues. The project will culminate in a one-night festival on September 12 during which all twenty films will be screened on Eastern State's façade while a documentary about the artists plays inside the historic site’s cellblocks.

Hidden Lives Illuminated has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

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Special Events

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GREASE™ WITH ORCHESTRA PERFORMED BY THE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF PHILADELPHIA

August 15
TD Pavilion @ The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

“Summer lovin’” never sounded better. Experience the world premiere performance of one of the world’s most popular and enduring musical films in history, with its unforgettable rock ’n’ roll soundtrack that defined generations, live with orchestra for the first time. Thiago Tiberio will conduct The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia as they perform the full score from Grease, the iconic American musical romantic comedy, to accompany the full-length film shown on three giant screens, including the hit songs “Greased Lightnin’,” “You’re the One That I Want,” “Summer Nights,” and more!

When Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) and greaser Danny (John Travolta) fall for each other during a carefree summer fling, they unexpectedly discover they are now in the same high school. Danny is torn between his feelings for good-girl Sandy and his status with the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies. Will they remain together?

“Grease” is the word!

Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.com, (800) 982-2787, or the Mann Box Office.

SIRIUSXM FLY PRESENTS HAMMER'S HOUSE PARTY WITH MC HAMMER, KID ‘N PLAY, SIR MIX-A-LOT, BIZ MARKIE, & DJ KOOL

August 17
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Get ready to crash the biggest party of the year with the Hammer’s House Party tour, presented by SiriusXM FLY, as MC Hammer embarks on his first major tour since 1991. Presented by Universal Attractions Agency, Hammer’s House Party brings together some of the most recognizable hip-hop and R&B acts from the ‘80s and ‘90s to one stage including MC Hammer, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Kid ‘n Play, and Biz Markie. Audiences can expect to hear chart-topping hits like MC Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This” and “2 Legit 2 Quit,” Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back,” Kid ‘n Play’s “Ain’t Gonna Hurt Nobody,” and many, many more during this nostalgia-themed night out that will bring the hits and get you dancing. Hammer's pulling out all the stops for this star-studded, once-in-a-lifetime concert event.

SCIENCE FICTION

Exhibition runs July 2 to October 6
Berman Museum of Art

The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College presents Science Fiction from July 2 to October 6. Curated by Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox, Science Fiction features the work of 12 international artists who were all born in the 1960s and 1970s, when the line between science and fiction seemed to blur in unprecedented ways.

MOVIES ON THE LAWN: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 3: THE HIDDEN WORLD

August 16
Ursinus College

Hiccup’s peaceful reign as village chief is tested by a dangerous foe, and friends must make impossible decisions to save their way of life.

Back by popular demand, Ursinus College and the Collegeville Economic Development Corporation are teaming up again to sponsor FREE family-friendly movies on the front lawn of the Berman Museum of Art. Food trucks, snacks and a great time for neighbors to enjoy warm summer nights together. Mark your calendar!

The College invites families to begin arriving at 7 p.m. with their chairs and blankets and to enjoy the offerings of the food trucks on site. Before the movie, there will be music and entertainment for the kids on the lawn

Live Performances

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ANNIE

August 2 - 18
DCP Theatre

One of the most famous family musicals is back! Annie resides in an orphanage run by the vicious Miss Hannigan. However, she longs to be reunited with the parents who left her 11 years ago. With the help of the other girls, she escapes the orphanage. Soon afterwards, the wealthy Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks takes Annie into his home for Christmas. Together they are determined to find her parents. During the search, Annie discovers her talents and meets exciting new people. She learns that the happiest times in life happen when they are least expected. Enjoy classic songs like “Tomorrow”, “It’s a Hard Knock Life”, and more!

DIVAS OF VALLEY FORGE CASINO RESORT

August 18
Valley Beach Poolside Club

Hosted by Philly’s most famous Queen, Brittany Lynn (Philly Drag MafiaOpens a New Window.) has over twenty years of drag performance under her belt including casino residencies, stand-up comedy tours, and shows across the country. This is a show that will impress even the fussiest queen in your group! 

Divas of Valley Forge Casino Resort brings you all your favorite past and present stars: Gaga, Elton John, Liza, Barbra, Britney, Madonna – you never know who will show up on our stage! It’s the next best thing to seeing the actual stars themselves…while enjoying the comfort of Valley Beach and all it has to offer – fabulous cocktails and fun foods. The only thing you’ll be hungry for is MORE OF THIS AMAZING SHOW! 

$10 cover at the door beginning at 7pm.

COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS: PATTY ROSBOROUGH

August 16
Valley Forge Casino Resort

The Vault | 8pm (Doors Open at 7pm) 

Patty Rosborough is one of the top headlining comics in the country with her hard-hitting, high-energy style of comedy. She got her start in New York City appearing with the improv troupe, ‘Future Schlock’ and in the Off-Broadway production of ‘Gay Dracula,’ a campy romp where she bared it all. Her first stint on television was with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central’s ‘Short Attention Span Theatre.’ 

Patty has been seen on Showtime, Comedy Central and on the BBC’s ‘The World Stands Up.’ She has also performed at the ‘Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival’ and is the winner of NYC’s prestigious ‘Charlie Award.’ 

SEAN CARNEY - SOLO SHOW AT EXHIBIT B GALLERY

August 15 - September 14
Exhibit B Gallery

Featuring amazing paintings by Sean Carney in wood stains on wood panels. Show runs from 8/16 - 9/14 with opening reception 5-9pm 8/16. Lite refreshments served and Souderton's 3rd Friday event is just outside our doors.  More info here

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