This week, we would like to wish all our Montco Moms a Happy Mother's Day Weekend. There's no one more deserving of a special day than mom! Luckily, Montco has everything you need to make this Mother's Day the best one ever. Celebrate all that you do and all that you are by checking out the fabulous brunches, incredible adventures and much more coming to Montgomery County, this week only.
MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH
Iron Abbey Gastro Pub
Join us for our $29.99 all inclusive Mother's Day Brunch served buffet style on Sunday, May 12th from 9am-2pm! Also offering a complimentary bonus card with all $50 gift card purchases. Offer is valid until June 6th, 2019. Hope to see you stop by!
MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH
Manatawny Still Works
Want to find something unique and fun for MOM this Mother's Day?
Then come on out to Manatawny Still Works (320 Circle of Progress, Pottstown) and enjoy a delightful brunch menu by Grumpy's Handcarved Sandwiches!
Includes Capt. Crunch French Toast, Quiche, Bacon, Sausage, Fresh Fruit, A Special Grilled Cheese for Mom, Spinach & Cheese Raviolis, Chef Carved Ham, a Dessert Table and more! Unique Drinks from the CASH Bar.
MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH
If you love Mom, you won't make her Cook! Bring in Mothers Day this year with Brunch at the Holiday Inn Lansdale - Hatfield
- Adults - $24.95
- Kids - $12.95 (10 Years and younger)
- Tax and gratuity not included
MOTHER'S DAY TEA
Tea in the finest English tradition for dear ol’ mum as we journey through the Secret Valley. It will be an experience not to be missed. The Edwardian splendor of our century-old coach is the perfect setting for a memorable Mother's Day weekend.
MOTHER'S DAY DINNER
May 10 - May 11
Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust
Bring dear ol’ mum as we journey through the Secret Valley. It will be an experience not to be missed. The Edwardian splendor of our century-old coach is the perfect setting for a memorable Mother's Day weekend.
Beer, Wine & Spirits Events
PHOENIXVILLE BEER & WINE FESTIVAL
The Phoenixville Beer & Wine Festival has quickly become the premier beer and wine festival in Southeast Pennsylvania. Started in 2017, the event has featured sell-out crowds in its first two years. Now in its third year, the festival attracts 3,000 attendees to the Phoenixville area on Mother’s Day weekend.
During the festival, attendees will sample craft beers, wines, meads, ciders & spirits. Guests will enjoy live music and browse among local artisans. Tasty food will be available from local restaurants and food trucks.
Offering a full weekend of activities, the festival works with local bars and restaurants, which will be offering food and drink specials, live music and a local after-party.
A signature event for local nonprofit Building Better Neighborhoods, the festival will highlight the region’s outstanding breweries, distilleries, restaurants, live music and artisans. In 2018, attendees came from 24 states, Washington D.C. and two foreign countries to participate in the festival and experience Phoenixville.
HOPS FOR HEARTS: SADS FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER
Bald Birds Brewing Company
Participate in an afternoon full of food, drink, and family-friendly fun. Expect games, raffles, face painting, and more!
Admission is free! Proceeds from beer, food, apparel and raffle ticket purchases will be donated to the SADS Foundation in memory of Kathleen Formica Neal and in honor of Alanna Kathleen Mundondo ( living & thriving with LQTS)!
Check out their mission:
The SADS Foundation mission is to save the lives and support the families of children and adults who are genetically predisposed to sudden death due to heart rhythm abnormalities through Awareness & Prevention, Patient & Family Support, Medical Education, and Advocacy & Research
TWILIGHT ON THE RIVER
May 8 - September 11
Something for everyone! Make it a family night out! Open-air market in a lovely setting along the Schuylkill River in Bridgeport, PA. Open May through September. Second and Fourth Wednesdays. 4:30-8:00 pm. A mix of local vendors, food, music, and games.
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.
MVA SUPERHERO 5K
2626 Van Buren Avenue, Norristown, PA
Join Metropolitan Veterinary Associates for the 10th annual MVA 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 11, 2019.
Sign up for the annual 5K Run / Walk and be a hero to pet’s needs! Your participation helps raise funds for the Paws of Promise Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps needy families fund emergency care for their pets. Leashed dogs encouraged to attend!
Superhero costumes are welcome but not required!
JOHNNY PEREZ: THE CASE FOR ENDING SOLITARY CONFINEMENT
Today about 80,000 American prisoners live in solitary confinement, locked in their cells for 22-24 hours a day with virtually no human contact. Drawing on his own experience living in solitary confinement, Johnny Perez will discuss his work to raise awareness around this issue and to end the practice.
Johnny Perez is the Director of U.S. Prison Programs for the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, an organization committed to ending practices it deems cruel, inhuman, and degrading, including solitary confinement. He works to empower faith leaders and directly impacted communities to engage in advocacy for criminal justice reform.
This event is part of Eastern State's ongoing Searchlight Series of events addressing issues in contemporary corrections. The Searchlight Series discussions take place the first Tuesday of every month, free and open to the public. No reservations required.
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.
THE TEMPTATIONS & THE FOUR TOPS
For more than forty years, the Temptations have prospered, propelling popular music with a series of smash hits and sold-out performances throughout the world. Now in the new millennium, their latest release, Awesome, is being called the hottest in Temptation history.
The history of the Temptations is the history of contemporary American pop. An essential component of the original Motown machine, that amazing engine invented by Berry Gordy, the Temps began their musical life in Detroit in the early sixties. It wasn't until 1964, however, that the Smokey Robinsin written-and-produced The Way You Do the Things You Do turned the guys into stars. An avalanche of hits followed, many of which - My Girl, for instance-attained immortality. It's Growing, Since I Lost My Baby, Get Ready, Too Proud to Beg, Beauty Is Only Skin Deep, I Wish It Would Rain - the hits kept coming.
JOHN PAUL WHITE
Ardmore Music Hall
John Paul White is a folk/country singer-songwriter. He is best known for being one half of the Grammy award-winning duo The Civil Wars before re-vamping his solo career.
On the Stage
COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS: CHIP CHANTRY
Valley Forge Casino Resort
Headliner Chip Chantry 2018 BEST OF PHILLY Stand Up Comedian, Philadelphia Magazine Writer: NBC’s Crazy Talk Doug Loves Movies Podcast The Todd Glass Show Podcast
May 3 - May 12
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.
THE ENCHANTED BOOKSHOP
May 3 - May 12
A Likely Story looks like any old bookstore, but at dusk, the story book characters residing on the shelves inside come to life! Dorothy Gale, Robin Hood, Pollyanna, SherlockHolmes, Heidi, and Tom Sawyer are determined to help the store owner, Margie, and protect their home from thieves in search of a necklace concealed inside a book. However, being seen by a human could cause them to lose their magic and vanish. Together these beloved fictional characters will have to face this challenge and save the store!
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED]
May 4 - May 12
Methacton Community Theater
Have a couple of hours to spare? Then why not take in the entirety of Shakespeare’s oeuvre in a single evening. This irreverent romp through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories and tragedies leaves audiences breathless with laughter. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] employs a madcap pace and contemporary tropes to delight audiences and demystify some of the most fundamental pieces of English theater.
The hilarity begins with a cynically narrated version Romeo and Juliet, then veers farther off the rails as the actors present Titus Andronicus as a cooking show and Othello as a rap number. Julius Caesar and Antony & Cleopatra get very short shrift and the players liven things up by presenting the historical plays as a football game. The players tackle the Sonnets in Act II followed by a famously brief production of Hamlet.