No celebration is complete without delicious food and great company! Join in the party this week at Elmwood Park Zoo's Beast of a Feast, Bridgeport Carnival 2019 and tons of incredible events coming this week, only in Montco!
BEAST OF A FEAST
Elmwood Park Zoo
More than 1,200 guests flock to Beast of a Feast to sample the finest culinary creations from dozens of Montgomery County’s most popular restaurants. Strolling the zoo at sunset, guests will not only experience exclusive animal encounters, they will also encounter Tito’s Handmade Vodka libation stations – five open bars spread amid the Elmwood Park Zoo’s amazing exhibits.
Live music, DJ’s and dancing round out Beast of a Feast – making it not only the area’s must-attend event, but also a Party for a Purpose! This one night of partying raises over $120,000 to support the zoo’s animal care needs, conservation efforts, and dedication to provide free educational programming to low income and special needs learners.
BRIDGEPORT CARNIVAL 2019
June 18 - 19
Bridgeport Borough Hall
Come join Growing Bridgeport Together at the third annual Bridgeport Carnival, Tuesday June 18th to Saturday June 22nd. Pay one price, ride all night! Swikas Amusements is teaming up with the Borough of Bridgeport to bring five days of affordable family fun! Please be sure to visit us and other local vendors next door, where you will also find live music and a beer garden on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights (June 20-22)! Musical acts this year include The Mighty Manatees, AM Radio, and Under the Influence. In addition, the soothing tones of the Emmanuel Ohemeng Trio will be filling Bridgeport's streets on Tuesday and Wednesday nights (June 18-19).
June 21 - June 23
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
TooManyGames, the longest running and largest gaming convention in Pennsylvania, will take place June 21 – 23, 2019 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa. With an expected attendance of over 15,000 guests, the 2019 event will be the largest event in the convention’s history.
Friday June 21st 2 PM to 10 PM
Saturday June 22nd 11 AM to 10 PM
Sunday June 23rd 11 AM to 5 PM
TooManyGames is the premier event for anyone interested in video games, board games, CCG's, and tabletop gaming. TooManyGames is known for its video game music concerts, arcades, chiptunes, industry panels, and panels by famous YouTubers and gamers such as Vinesauce, The Runaway Guys, Scott the Woz, Boogie2988, SomeCallMeJohnny. It also features the highly anticipated Indie Game Showcase where game developers show off their newest creations. This year’s TooManyGames will host concerts by Epic Rap Battles of History, Mc Chris, Crush 40, DAGames, Keith Apicary, Psychostick and more.
Known also for tournaments, TooManyGames will feature an Overwatch National Championship Series Minor Tournament with N3rd Street Gamers. The weekend will also a Super Smash Bros Tournament with a $2,500 pot bonus and various retro game tournaments.
The 2019 marketplace will feature more than 100 vendors selling retro games, new games, board games, crafts, art and more. A variety of ticket options from a single day to three-day pass and group tickets are available on the website.
Beer, Wine & Spirits Events
WINE, DINE & DANCE...UNDER THE STARS
Spend a fun night under the stars with friends, on SunnyBrook's Wedding Garden & Terrace. Enjoy a delicious dinner, house beer, wine & sangria, live music, whiskey tasting & an optional cigar bar!
Hors d'oeuvres: Fresh Fruit Display, Cheese Crudite
Entree: Petite Filet & Blackened Grouper Duel Plate, Rosemary Baby Potatoes, Vegetable Bundle
Dessert: Flambe Station
SECRET VALLEY EXPEDITION (VEGAN DINNER FOR DINING PASSENGERS)
Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust
Just for vegetarians, vegans, and all those who appreciate fine, local, fresh food!
These Secret Valley Excursions feature a vegan menu on our Dining Car only, prepared by Firefly Café of Boyertown. They use locally sourced ingredients are fresh and sourced from local vendors.
Deluxe Coach serves beverages only.There is no meal offered on Deluxe Coach.
First Class Parlor includes hors d'oeuvres, a keepsake Colebrookdale Railroad glass, and your first fill of that glass is on us.
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.
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.
BREWING AND DISTILLING DAY
Discover the colonial history of making beer, cider, and spirits of the 18th century at Pottsgrove Manor’s Brewing and Distilling Day on Saturday, June 22, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Refresh your knowledge of history with historic beverages at Pottsgrove Manor! Living Historians will demonstrate and discuss the techniques needed to produce these daily beverages of 18th-century life. Home brewed beer and ciders, along with distilled alcohols, were a staple of colonial kitchens. Clarissa Dillon, Ph.D., will explain how distilled spirits were used not only for drinks but as medicine and cleaning supplies. Pop in on brewer, Michael Carver, as he prepares 18th-century style beer in the reproduction kitchen. Discover the refreshing and well researched 18th-century ciders from Damian Siekonic of Blackledge Winery. Find out about making historic alcohol from demonstrations and presentations on spirits at 11:30 a.m., beer at 12:30 p.m., and cider at 1:30 p.m. Those over 21 years old can also try samples from Blackledge Winery’s line of historic ciders and meads, and distilled spirits from Clarissa Dillon. Historic games complete the day and tours of the 1752 manor home of the Potts family will also be available.
The Museum Shop will be open to purchase books, pint glasses, period reproduction items, and much more. This event is rain or shine and welcomes all ages. IDs will be checked at the door for those interested in sampling spirits.
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.
JUSTIN COURTNEY PIERRE (OF MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK)
Ardmore Music Hall
Justin Courtney Pierre (born May 26, 1976) is a singer, songwriter and guitarist originally from Mahtomedi, Minnesota, United States. He is the co-founder and lead vocalist of the pop punk band Motion City Soundtrack, and is known for his interests and pursuits in film making and production of music.
LAUREN DAIGLE: LOOK UP CHILD WORLD TOUR WITH AHI
Two-time GRAMMY Award® winner Lauren Daigle is extending her sold-out Look Up Child World Tour with a stop in Philadelphia here at the Mann. The new shows come on the heels of 53 critically hailed sold-out performances and brings to life her Grammy Award-winning album, Look Up Child, with the raw vocal power for which she is known. “How couldn’t I keep this tour going?” said Daigle. “Something that’s been this much fun, with y’all showing up every night - why stop? Playing this music live, seeing how everyone’s connecting to the songs, singing along. It’s such an amazing vibe – like having a party with a few thousand of my closest friends every night.”
JEFFREY GAINES + BEN ARNOLD
Ardmore Music Hall
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Throughout his two-and-a-half-decade recording career, Jeffrey Gaines has maintained an impressive standard for soul-searching, introspective lyrics and catchy, uplifting melodies. Since bursting on the scene with his self-titled 1992 debut album, the charismatic singer-songwriter-guitarist has built a beloved body of recordings that’s won him a large and deeply devoted international fan base.
Now, after an extended absence from the recording studio, Gaines returns with Alright, his first Omnivore Recordings release and his first set of new studio material since 2003’s Toward the Sun. Street date is January 26, 2018. The new album features ten irresistible examples of the Philadelphia-based artist's personally charged songcraft, performed with the same effortless exuberance that's long been a hallmark of Gaines’ artful recordings and his dazzling live performances.
On the Stage
COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS: RODNEY LANEY
Valley Forge Casino Resort
Headliner Rodney Laney has been seen on The Late Late Show, Comics Unleashed and comedy performances on HBO, TBS, truTV and Comedy Central. His current album is titled “I Blame the Public Skool System.”
June 7 - June 22
The Village Players of Hatboro
SHOW DATES: June (2019) 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22
Biloxi Blues centers on the experiences of a young army recruit, Eugene Morris Jerome, during World War II. At basic training in Biloxi, Mississippi, Eugene is determined to use his army experiences to help his writing career, and keeps detailed memoirs about his experiences. Eugene and his fellow soldiers-in-training suffer under a hard-nosed drill sergeant, attempt to stomach the terrible army food served up in the mess hall, and bond over an adventure to visit the local prostitute. Along the way, Eugene is forced to learn about authority, danger, sex, assimilation, bigotry, homosexuality and love. In the process, he discovers that life can be both ugly and tender.
SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD
June 14 - June 29
One could hardly call this a typical Shakespeare play. Cameras are rolling on the 1930’s Hollywood set of A Mid Summer Night’s Dream. Actors are in place and German director, Max Reinhardt, is barking direction at them. During the commotion, who should appear on scene but Shakespeare’s very own characters, Oberon and Puck! The film actors not only find themselves switching in and out of scenes with the jesters, but also discover that the real Puck has found a way to utilize his love potion! What else will this otherworldly encounter have in store for them?
MONIQUE SARKESSIAN - FEATURED ARTIST
June 21 - July 13
Exhibit B Gallery
Our featured artist for June - July is Monique Sarkessian. See new and recent paintings in oils and encaustics. Opening reception 6/21/19 5-9 with lite refreshments served. Meet the artist and enjoy an awesome show.
Monique's paintings are bold, colorful, and expressive; blending unique details with bold abstractions.
Solo show hosted by Exhibit B Gallery in a restored 1901 cigar factory. Shows runs thru 7/13/19. www.exhibitBgallery.comOpens a New Window. for more info and hours. Souderton's 3rd Friday event is also right outside our doors.