Join in the fun this week with a brand new round of can't miss events, right here in Montco!
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.
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.
American Cornhole League Championships at Valley Forge Casino
AUGUST 6th - 11th
Head over to the Valley Forge Casino for the 2019 ACL World Championships. There will be a guaranteed minimum payout of $180,000 for this event with scheduled events including Advanced/Competitive/Social Singles, Junior Singles, Advanced/Competitive/Social Doubles, Women's Doubles, Seniors' Doubles, ACL Pro Doubles, Advanced/Competitive/Social Blind Draw, Crew Cup Shootout, College Singles, College Doubles and more.
POP-UP Exhibit HAPPY PLACE
October 5- January 5
HAPPY PLACE, an interactive, immersive pop-up exhibit with larger-than-life installations and multi-sensory themed rooms, is coming to the King of Prussia Mall from October 5th to January 5th! Use password: HAPPY for pre-sale tickets August 7th and 8th.
Beer, Wine & Spirits Events
SECRET VALLEY EXPEDITION (MIMOSA BRUNCH FOR DINING PASSENGERS)
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.
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.
SECRET VALLEY EXPEDITION
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.
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.
EXTENDED HISTORIC SHIPS HOURS
May 23 - September 8
Independence Seaport Museum
Unable to visit our two National Historic Landmark ships, Cruiser Olympia and Submarine Becuna, during the day? That's okay! This summer you can visit both ships with our Extended Summer Hours on Thursdays-Sundays until 7 p.m. (last boarding is 6:15 p.m.).
THE MOTHERS AND THE DEFENDERS: TOGETHER SUPPORTING JUSTICE
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
In Philadelphia and across the country, a new movement unites public defenders and community advocates at the front end of the justice system. This approach includes participatory defense, a ground-breaking community organizing model for people facing charges, their families, and their communities to achieve more just outcomes in their cases and transform the landscape of the criminal justice system. Dr. Dorothy Johnson-Speight and Chief Defender Keir Bradford-Grey will discuss their innovative partnership to bring participatory defense to Philadelphia.
Dr. Dorothy Johnson-Speight founded Mothers In Charge after her son, Khaaliq Jabbar, was killed at the age of 24 over a parking space. From this senseless act, Dr. Johnson-Speight channeled her energy into founding Mothers In Charge, a grass-roots organization dedicated to violence prevention, education, and intervention.
Keir Bradford-Grey, Philadelphia’s chief public defender, serves Philadelphians through innovative programs that reduce racial disparities, empower communities, and ensure that justice is fair and final.
HEX SIGNS: SACRED & CELESTIAL SYMBOLISM IN PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH BARN STARS
March 1 - November 3
Bryn Athyn Historic District
Explores themes of sacred and celestial imagery in the traditional arts of the Pennsylvania Dutch, with special emphasis on the decorated barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania. This exhibition, which features actual examples of barn stars, decorated objects, and related images, is guest curated by Patrick Donmoyer, director of the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University. Donmoyer is the author of Hex Signs: Myth and Meaning in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars (2013). The Heritage Center and Glencairn Museum will collaborate on a full exhibition catalog for the Glencairn exhibition.
SPLINTERED SUNLIGHT (GRATEFUL DEAD TRIBUTE) JERRY GARCIA BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION W/ BIG MIND
Ardmore Music Hall
Splintered Sunlight formed in 1992. "Splintered" quickly became the most popular Grateful Dead Tribute band in the Philadelphia area gaining praise from Dead Heads and Non Heads alike. Since that time, Splintered Sunlight has become a permanent fixture for music in the Mid Atlantic region.
On the Stage
August 2 - 18
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!
SEX, LIES, AND FISH
August 2 - 10
The Village Players of Hatboro
(Comedy) Sex, Lies, and Fish is a fast and funny slapstick farce. After the death of his father in a tragic fish-mongering accident, Lewis Paglinini has become sole owner of the lucrative Friendly Fisherman’s Fish Filet Factory. Desperate for a share of the business, motel magnate Albert D’Auria attempts to earn the young man’s favor with a once-in-a-lifetime offer. In exchange for a piece of the Fillet Factory, Albert is prepared to offer Lewis his daughter Babs’ hand in marriage. Babs, meanwhile, has been carrying on an illicit love affair with Albert’s business rival, Dominick Vinta. Following the advice of her maid, Sissy, Babs agrees to marry Lewis while secretly plotting to murder him after the wedding in order to secure the minced-fish money for herself.
CITADEL RISING STAR CONTEST
Valley Beach Poolside Club
A selection committee will choose up to ten finalists to compete in a ‘battle of the bands’ competition for a chance to perform at Citadel Country Spirit USA. Finalists will be announced by August 2, 2019.
The finalists will be invited to perform at Citadel Rising Star LIVE at the Valley Forge Casino Resort on August 7 and 8. A panel of judges will select three winners based on the following criteria:
•Audience Appeal/Stage Presence
Three lucky winners WIN $1,000 and the opportunity to perform on the Citadel Rising Star stage at Citadel Country Spirit USA on August 23, 24, or 25. Winners will be announced on August 9, 2019.
COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS: SHULI
Valley Forge Casino Resort
Shuli Egar can be heard on Howard 100 and Howard 101 on Sirius XM Monday through Friday. He can also be seen touring the country as a headlining comic. You’ve heard him on CBS hit show SWAT as well Chosen on FX and Brickleberry on Comedy Central. He’s performed on AXS TV’s live from Gotham and has performed with some of the worlds biggest names. Amy Schumer, Artie Lange, Jim Norton, Robert Kelly, Dave Attell, Howie Mandel, Judah Friendlander, Lisa Lampaneli and many many more. Shuli talks a lot about marriage and kids and how those two things ruin everything else. Shuli is one of the best kept secrets in comedy but not for long!