Another new week kicks off a brand round of awesome, can't-miss events. Check out what's coming exclusively to Montco, this week only!

Special Events

Thunderbirds

THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS

June 8
Valley Forge Casino Resort

Prepare yourself for musical icons, The Fabulous Thunderbirds! With a high-energy show and powerful sound, this blues and rock hybrid band has been touring for over 30 years while evolving and creating its own distinct sound.

For an evening of musical diversity and style, don’t miss The Fabulous Thunderbirds, one night only, Saturday, June 8th at Valley Forge Casino Resort.

NATIONAL DONUT DAY

June 7
The Dapper Doughnut

NATIONAL DONUT DAY - FRIDAY JUNE 7, 2019

BUY a DOZEN, GIVE a DOZEN

We thrilled to launch our partnership with The Salvation Army of Norristown for National Doughnut Day. For every dozen doughnuts sold on Doughnut Day, The Dapper Doughnut will give a dozen to the local community

National Doughnut Day originated as a fundraiser to help The Salvation Army of Chicago during the Great Depression. The goal was to help those in need and honor The Salvation Army "Lassies" of World War I, who served doughnuts to soldiers. Honor the history of the holiday and help us to brighten someone's day.

Special Promotion: Spread the love of National Doughnut Day and treat someone in your life. Buy a dozen, get 1 dozen for 50% off (Offer valid for pick up only on June 7, 2019. Call ahead available.)

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Beer, Wine & Spirits Events

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URBAN VILLAGE BEER TASTING

June 6
Iron Abbey Gastro Pub

Urban Village Brewing Company is collaborating with us for a beer & food tasting event! We will have four of their rare beers including Audition, Jedi Mind Tricks, Ninja Checkmate, and Barrel Aged Funky Child paired with four appetizers. Tickets are limited so call for yours today! 

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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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.).

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. 

Patriot Trails

Historic Events

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ANNE PARSONS: DECARCERATING AMERICA: EFFORTS TO CLOSE MENTAL HOSPITALS AND PRISONS

June 4
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

Today, the United States makes up about 5% of the world's population, but holds over 20% of the world's prisoners. In response to this crisis, people across the political spectrum are working to decarcerate prisons. Anne Parsons, author of From Asylum to Prison, will discuss this movement and the lessons that we can learn from her research on the closure of state mental hospitals in the late 20th century United States.

Anne Parsons is an assistant professor of history and the director of the public history program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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Special Events

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LADIES OF LANSDALE: PRIDE EDITION

June 8
The Underground

Join Fanci and her girls for another fabulous show with 2 seatings at 7:30 & 10 pm! Celebrating a special occasion? Bringing a first timer? Put them in the Hot Seat where they will be called up on stage and have a personal experience with one of our queens and receive a complimentary beer to celebrate! Available for an additional $30 (Hot seat only includes complimentary beer and experience a separate show ticket must be purchased as well)

THE LAUNCH OF VCP VETERANS MUSIC AND ARTS SCHOOL

June 4
​Vance Community Partners, Inc. Veterans Music and Arts School

Vance Community Partners Inc. cordially Invites you to the launch of the Veterans Music & Art School

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 3:00 P.M.

located at Vietnam Veterans & FOP Memorial

Swede & Main Streets
Norristown, PA. 19401
 

Presentation by:
KAL & LUCILLE RUDMAN FOUNDATION


Reception immediately following until 5:00 P.M.
VANCE CENTER
216 Cherry Street

Norristown, PA 19401

RSVP
Oscar P. Vance, Jr.
610-960-0419
ovance@vance.us.com

PAUL GILBERT

June 6
Ardmore Music Hall

American guitarist, recording artist, online teacher, and author. He has been a member of Mr. Big, Racer X and has released several solo albums, and guitar books.

Live Performances

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On the Stage

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CAFE PUTTANESCA

May 14 - June 9
Act II Playhouse, Ltd.

Music and Lyrics by Michael Ogborn
Book by Terrence J. Nolan and Michael Ogborn

May 14-June 9

A riotous musical comedy! Three "ladies of the evening" hang out in post-war Amsterdam, singing songs and telling jokes.
"Great, grown-up fun!" -Courier-Post

DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

May 24 - June 9
Steel River Playhouse

Can one word alter the course of your life? Through a dizzying fugue of vignettes, audiences watch as Marianne and Roland’s relationship unfolds across time and space, with each variation sending their relationship on an entirely new trajectory. Science and romance collide in this unusual love story that’s delighted audiences in New York and London.

COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS: VIC HENLEY

June 7
Valley Forge Casino Resort

The Vault | 8 pm (Doors Open at 7 pm) 

Alabama born and raised Vic Henley has done it all. Co-author of a national best-selling book with fellow comedian Jeff Foxworthy, Vic has appeared on HBO, CBS, NBC, FOX, BRAVO, CMT, MTV, A&E, The History Channel and just about every other stand-up comedy show on television. He was a VH-1 VJ and has his own Comedy Central half hour special as well as performances on The Late Show and The Tonight Show.

BILOXI BLUES

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.

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