Remember, celebrate and share this week in Montco with a variety of events. Attend a Memorial Day parade and check out what's on stage, from concerts and comedy to live theater and magic shows. There's something for everyone to #MakeItMontco this week.
FEATURED: MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS
ALL WEEKEND LONG
COMCAST NBCUNIVERSAL MEMORIAL SALUTE
The Philly POPS presents the third annual Comcast NBCUniversal Memorial Salute at the Mann, a community concert honoring the American tradition of service on Saturday. In celebration of those who serve, all tickets to the concert will be provided free of charge.
HONORING PUERTO RICO'S HEROES
The American Legion Latin American Post 840 will hold its annual Memorial Day Weekend Service at the Puerto Rico Area of the Medal of Honor Grove, located on the campus of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge.
MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
This year’s Collegeville and Trappe area parade will start at 10 a.m. - the route begins at Augustus Lutheran Church and ends at Waterworks Park. Following the Remembrance Observance, there will be a Community Day with food, live music, a bouncy house, and free games for kids.
DECORATION DAY EXCURSION
In 1865, construction commenced on the Colebrookdale Railroad, with many of the workers being soldiers just returning from the Civil War. The Colebrookdale Railroad wishes to extend this gratitude to all those who are, or who have, served in the armed forces by offering a ride on our Deluxe Coach free of charge with proper ID.
Trains depart Monday at 11 a.m. (includes brunch service for dining car passengers) and 2:30 p.m.
MEMORIAL DAY BBQ & BREWS
Iron Abbey Gastro Pub
For $25 per person, enjoy two and a half hours full of all-you-can-eat barbecue and brews.
Iron Abbey is also hosting a game-watch for the Champions League Finals between Liverpool and Real Madrid on Saturday, May 26.
MEMORIAL DAY BBQ & LOBSTER
NaBrasa Brazilian Steakhouse
Join NaBrasa on Memorial Day for BBQ & Lobster. This meal offers salad bar additions including lobster chowder and lobster salad, plus a complimentary lobster during dinner seatings from 3-8 p.m.
SPRING CAMPFIRE PROGRAMS: SPIES OF VALLEY FORGE
Saturday nights in May, join Valley Forge park rangers for conversation around the campfire.
Nobody really knows spies. They blend in. They don't make themselves known. All they want is information. How do they do it? Who does it? Join Ranger Jeff for a short and very simple description of espionage during the Valley Forge encampment.
LIVE MUSIC, COMEDY AND PERFORMANCES
LES CANARDS CHANTANTS
The Glencairn Museum's vocal ensemble in residence, Les Canards Chantants, presents "Transcendence to Transparency," a musical journey through Europe during the Reformation.
LUCAS ROY & ANNIE STOKES
Lucas Roy is a pop singer-songwriter from Portland, Maine. He closed out two festivals in Iceland last year and his debut album is about to drop. Annie Stokes is an indie-folk musician from Leesburg, Virginia. She tours the DMV playing a wide range of venues, opening for nationally-touring acts, and released her second album ("Livin Right") last year.
Ryan Zimmerman is also performing at The Underground on Sunday, May 27.
RYAN TENNIS AT VALLEY BEACH
Valley Beach Poolside Club
Opening night: Come out for live music by Ryan Tennis on the opening night of Valley Beach - Friday, May 25 at 8 p.m.
Also performing at Valley Beach this weekend is Funktion 11 on Saturday, May 26.
COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS: MIKE YARD
Mike Yard is a stand-up comedian and a contributor to Comedy Central's The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. He is also the host of podcast, "Yard Talk with Mike Yard".
May 25 - 26
Smoke & Mirrors Magic Theater
Gino's on the lam and wanted for stealing the show! Raised on the mean streets of South Philly, Gino gave up his criminal ways, and now makes an honest dollar by thrilling audiences with his polished sleight of hand and his razor sharp wit.
"She Loves Me" opens at Steel River Playhouse 5/25-6/10! "The most romantic of all the Broadway Musicals" "...it is as sweet and exhilarating as a first kiss..." "The overall impact of this Tony Award Winning production leaves you teary-eyed and overjoyed." Get your tickets now at steelriver.org - Photo Credit John Daggett
SHE LOVES ME
Friday - Sunday
Steel River Playhouse
Opening Week: Considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written, She Loves Me tells the story of Amalia and Georg, two coworkers who are often at odds, and the romance that unfolds when they both respond to a "lonely hearts" ad in the newspaper.
Performances this week are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Wednesday - Sunday
Act II Playhouse
Act II Playhouse brings the Broadway classic Camelot to its stage in Ambler. Relive the timeless story of King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table.
Performances this week are Wednesday at 2 and 8 p.m., Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m.