Looking for a way to beat the mid-summer heat? Dive into a new week filled with delicious meals at Ardmore Restaurant Week, book a tee time to play golf at one of our 50+ golf courses and catching a world-class show at the Mann Music Center. You don't need to go far to make it a weekend you'll never forget, right here in Montco!

Special Events

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ARDMORE RESTAURANT WEEK

July 15 - 28
Ardmore, PA

ARDMORE RESTAURANT WEEK RETURNS JULY 15-28, 2019 AT MORE THAN 20 RESTAURANTS NOW FEATURING SPECIAL PRICED LUNCH AND DINNER MENUS

* New Surprises for 2019 include Kick-Off Bastille Day Block Party and Six New Participants * 


Ardmore, PA - Ardmore Restaurant Week, the popular two-week celebration of Downtown Ardmore’s exciting and diverse dining scene, returns July 15 through July 28, 2019. Diners can experience a variety of cuisines from the Main Line's top chefs as they enjoy two-course lunch menus for $10 and $15, and three-course dinner menus for $15, $25 and $35. Six restaurants will make their Restaurant Week debut this year, including Ardmore, Buena Vista Mexican, Green Papaya Asian Bistro, Nam Phuong Bistro, Not Your Average Joe’s and SongSan Korean BBQ. They will be joined by Ardmore's most buzzed-about restaurants that include The Bercy, Bam Bam Seoul Kitchen, Delice et Chocolate, Ripplewood Whiskey & Craft, Tired Hands, Marokko, and many others. On top of new restaurant participants and new lunch service, Ardmore Restaurant Week will kick-off a day early with a new outdoor festival. Ardmore's Bastille Day Block Party will debut on Sunday, July 14, 2019, on Station Avenue, in between The Bercy and Delice au Chocolat. Look for a French wine garden, can dancers, live entertainment, music, food, pastries, family fun, games and much more.  View restaurant offerings, detailed menus, and make reservations at www.ArdmoreRestaurantWeek.comOpens a New Window... For more about Ardmore's Bastille Day Block Party, visit The Bercy on Facebook and stay tuned for the full website in early July. 

HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE™ IN CONCERT WITH THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA

July 20
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

The Harry Potter Film Concert Series returns to the Mann with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert, the fourth film in the Harry Potter series. On July 20, 2019 Justin Freer will conduct The Philadelphia Orchestra performing the magical score live from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire while the entire film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot screen.

In 2016, CineConcerts and Warner Bros. Consumer Products announced the Harry Potter Film Concert Series, a global concert tour celebrating the Harry Potter films. Since the world premiere of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s/Philosopher’s Stone in Concert in June 2016, more than 1.3 million fans have enjoyed this magical experience from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, which is scheduled to include over 900 performances across more than 48 countries worldwide through 2019.
 

MOON PARTY

July 20
Ursinus College

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing

Join the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art for a special 50th anniversary celebration of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing on July 20, 2019. An event beginning at 12 noon with activities for the whole family lasting through to the evening.Come see our newest exhibition on display, Science Fiction, curated by Ginger Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox. 

Other activities include: tours of the museum and outdoor sculpture collection, indoor and outdoor scavenger hunts, photobooth with an astronaut, and a movie on the lawn. The day will conclude with a screening of the short film Trip to the Moon, followed by a screening of the film Hugo. Food will be available for purchase in the evening provided by local vendors. Save the date, rain or shine!

 All Berman programs are free and open to the public

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Beer, Wine & Spirits Events

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ICE CREAM SOCIAL

August 3
Heckler Plains Folklife Society / Lower Salford Historical Society

Held at the Jacob Reiff Farm 6 PM – 8 PM. Join us on the porch of the historic Jacob Reiff Farm for ice cream and friendship.  The house will be open for tours.  The cost is $4.00/person.  Jacob Reiff Farm, 775 Quarry Road, Harleysville, PA.

BELGIUM INDEPENDENCE WEEKEND

July 20 - 21 
Iron Abbey Gastro Pub

On July 20th and 21st, we will be offering exclusive Belgian Tappings and $10 Belgian beer flights in honor of Belgium Independence Week! 

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.

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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Energizing Events

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THE POTTSTOWN BIKE RACE

July 21
​Downtown Pottstown

The Pottstown Bike Race is a fast & exciting event which includes amateur and professional cyclists of all ages. The race includes 9 categories of racing. Each race ranges from 15-35 miles. Register now.

CAMPFIRE EXPRESS

July 20
Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust

 “I’ve been working on the railroad, all the live long day….”  Create new memories with your family as you board Colebrookdale Railroad’s Campfire Express to our site “in the woods.” You’ll ride the train to the campfire site, roast some hot dogs and join in some camp songs.

We supply: Hot dogs & buns, roasting sticks, bug juice (beverage – but no bugs), campfire to roast your dog, song sheets, and song leader.

You supply: The energy and kids to create the experience. This is a camping experience without the sleepover.

We anticpate this experience to be a little over an hour in duration.

This excursion is family oriented with family friendly pricing!

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.

Patriot Trails

Historic Events

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18TH CENTURY SCIENCE DAY

July 20
Pottsgrove Manor

Science literacy was considered a critical skill for the well-educated 18th century person. Expand your knowledge of colonial science with Benjamin Franklin and take part in some of his famous scientific experiments. Appreciate how math and science shaped everyday colonial life from surveying land, exploring plant life, and shopping for medicine at the apothecary. Additionally, learn about how some scientific conclusions in the 18th century were not correct. See if you are the next great colonial thinker at Pottsgrove Manor.

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. 

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Special Events

ROBYN

July 17
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Pop queen, Robyn, performs live at the Mann on July 17 in support of her long-awaited and critically acclaimed album, Honey.

If Robyn’s last album, Body Talk, was dressed up in robots and the mechanical, then Honey is warmer and sweeter, a sensual record about being human that starts from a place of loss and grief, and emerges ecstatically and joyfully into the light. “I danced a lot when I was making it,” says Robyn. “I found a sensuality and a softness that I don't think I was able to use in the same way before. Everything just became softer.” Of course “Honey” was going to be the title track. It’s everything Honey the album has turned out to be. “Honey, to me, was the feeling of sensuality and softness, and all the things I was growing in the studio, like a garden,” says Robyn. “This sweet place, like a very soft ecstasy. Something that's so sensual, and so good.”

Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.com, (800) 745-3000, or the Mann Box Office.

A NIGHT OF BERLIOZ WITH THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA

July 16
TD Pavilion @ The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Berlioz single-handedly created the Romantic era in music with his blazing, amazing Symphonie fantastique. In this incredible piece, the orchestra becomes a storyteller, relating the hopes, loves, fears, and terrors of an artist who falls for a woman the first time he sees her, fantasizes about their life together, and suffers the terrors of the scaffold and a wild Witches’ Sabbath as retribution for killing the one he loved! The program opens with a bacchanalian tribute to La Dolce Vita that is possible only in Rome, a city both sacred and profane all at once and all the time. Soprano Elena Perroni returns for her third appearance in as many seasons, having wowed Mann audiences in 2017 and 2018. She sings the sweet and evocative songs for a summer’s night, love poems in many forms that bring out the gentle poet in the fiery Berlioz.

PROGRAM*
Roman Carnival Overture
Les Nuits d'été for Soprano and Orchestra

INTERMISSION

Symphonie fantastique

* Artists and Repertoire subject to change


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

BROADWAY'S BEST WITH THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA

July 18
TD Pavilion @ The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Steven Reineke leads The Philadelphia Orchestra and two of Broadway’s brightest new voices in this hit parade of fresh favorites from some of the latest Tony Award®-winning musicals, including The Book of Mormon, Newsies, The Lion King, and Dear Evan Hansen. Matt Doyle, known for his roles in the Broadway productions of Spring Awakening and War Horse, takes the stage along with vocal powerhouse Betsy Wolfe of Bullets Over Broadway and Waitress fame. Additional selections from modern Broadway classics round out the evening.

Tickets are available now via Ticketmaster.com, (800) 745-3000, or the Mann Box Office.

Live Performances

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On the Stage

COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS: MICHAEL SOMERVILLE

July 19
Valley Forge Casino Resort

The Vault | 8pm (Doors Open at 7pm) 

Michael has carved a unique niche in entertainment. A comedian, TV host, writer, advice guru … there isn’t much he doesn’t do. Michael wrote and hosted the reality show “Wingman”, imparts humorously insightful advice on the Hallmark Channel and has performed standup on The Late Show with David Letterman four times. He also serves as a panelist on various programs for VH1, Bravo and The History Channel and spent three years as Glamour Magazine’s renowned dating columnist “Jake”.

MOVIE NIGHT: VELOCIPASTOR HOSTED BY ANNIE CHRIST

July 18
​The Underground

Velocipastor Movie Screening with Annie Christ

KALAMAZOO

​July 10 - August 4
Act II Playhouse, Ltd.
 

LAST CHANCE: You're never too old to be young at heart. When Peg and Irv try online dating, they discover love isn’t any easier the second time around. A riotous romantic comedy about life’s second act. Starring Carla Belver (Driving Miss Daisy, The Glass Menagerie).

THE ADDAMS FAMILY

July 12 - 21
Methacton Community Theater

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