A new week brings a brand new lineup of awesome live music, hilarious comedy, and wonderful live theater right here in Montgomery County. Check out some of our favorite events happening this week, below!

Special Events

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VAMPIRE WEEKEND FATHER OF THE BRIDE TOUR WITH CHRISTONE "KINGFISH" INGRAM

September 4
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Vampire Weekend released the songs “Harmony Hall” and “2021" from their upcoming fourth album, Father of the Bride, to an ecstatic critical reaction including:

“Sprawls out with lush symphonies, communal vibes aplenty”—Billboard

“Wraps misgivings in three-chord elation”—The New York Times (Playlist lead)

“Buoyant, filled with the kind of sunlit energy created when throwing open the shutters.” —Pitchfork

“A swooning tune packed with kind vibes” —Rolling Stone

“A vibrant romp that seamlessly blends folksy fingerstyle guitar, ’90s rave music, a gospel choir, baroque piano, and the Grateful Dead… it’s absolutely delightful”—Stereogum

Father of the Bride 
will be released spring 2019 on Columbia Records.

Vampire Weekend was released January 29th, 2008 by XL, and debuted at #17 on the Billboard Top 200 charts. In addition to being newly certified Platinum in the U.S., the album has previously been certified Platinum by the BPI in the UK, and Gold by Music Canada and ARIA in Australia.

The first band to grace the cover of SPIN magazine before an album was even released, Koenig, Baio, Tomson and former member Rostam Batmanglij met in 2005 at Columbia University in New York City.  “Even without an album, Vampire Weekend has made one of the year’s most impressive debuts,” said The New York Times of the band’s earliest recordings.

Philadelphia Eagles Display at Legoland Discovery Center

September 7
LEGOLAND Discovery Center

Visit the Philadelphia Eagles display at LEGOLAND Discovery Center this Sunday, September 7th, to help kick off the official 2019 NFL season! Eagles vs. Redskins, Sunday at 1pm!

 

GREATER PHILADELPHIA FALL HOME SHOW

September 7
Valley Forge Casino Resort

September 7&8 at the Event Center in Valley Forge Casino Resort

At the Home Show, our goal is simple: to inspire, motivate and excite you for your upcoming home improvement - whether it's a minor renovation or a major remodel. 

Our events feature a wide selection of home improvement professionals in a fun, interactive environment. After meeting with and comparing our expert exhibitors, we know you'll be inspired and motivated to start planning with confidence. More importantly, we want you to be excited for all the fantastic possibilities that come with your project! 

SIDEWALK CHALK FESTIVAL, 3RD ANNUAL

September 6
Carousel at Pottstown

We are proud to announce that the 3rd Annual Sidewalk Chalk Festival will be held in conjuncture with the Pottstown Carousel's First Friday in September!

There will be so much fun in 1 spot: sidewalk chalk art, $1 carousel rides, food vendors, and the newly renovated mini golf.

Please register for a sidewalk space in advance, so we can make sure to block a spot off for you and your family as well as provide enough chalk for everyone.

Save the date. We look forward to seeing you there!

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EAGLES OPENING GAMEDAY

September 8
Ardmore Music Hall

Join us for the Eagles opening game day at Ardmore music hall! Free admission with open bar and buffet options available all afternoon. Doors open at 12 pm.

ALTERED EGO LIVE SLY FOX SUMMER MUSIC SERIES

September 5
Sly Fox Brewing Company

Altered Ego will be rocking out on the patio all night long, rain or shine. Our covered patio can accommodate any weather!

Be sure to come hungry. Our Wednesday special includes a pizza, a pitcher of beer, and a sandwich platter for only $22!

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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WINGS N' WHEELS

September 7
​Wing Field (LOM)

Wings N' Wheels is an outdoor community event which attracts adults and children with lively display of vintage and antique cars and aircraft. In additoiin to flight demonstrations and airplane rides, there will be crafts, a kids activity area, food, music, and much more.

Bike Rentals at Valley Forge

September 9 – October 29
Sunday & Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm (weather permitting)”
Valley Forge National Historical Park

For those who are looking to explore Valley Forge NHP on two wheels, bike rentals are available. Bike Rentals are located at the Visitor Center parking lot near the Canteen and Rest Rooms. If you are interested in a guided bike tour of Valley Forge NHP, please visit the Encampment Tours Page for more information.

 

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.

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May 4 - September 7
Independence Seaport Museum

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HIDDEN LIVES ILLUMINATED

August 15 - September 12
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

Hidden Lives Illuminated offers a rare look into daily life inside America’s correctional system through newly commissioned, animated short films created by currently-incarcerated artists. The films will be projected onto Eastern State’s façade each night for one month, offering an intimate glimpse behind the walls of America's correctional system in the voices of the people who live and work there. Screenings are free and open to the public and occur three times nightly at 7 pm, 8 pm, and 9 pm, rain or shine.

Each screening will feature approximately five films that address a common theme. This theme, and the films featured, will change weekly. Nightly speakers, community meetings and performances accompany the films, and hands-on activities will invite engagement with the issues. The project will culminate in a one-night festival on September 12 during which all twenty films will be screened on Eastern State's façade while a documentary about the artists plays inside the historic site’s cellblocks.

Hidden Lives Illuminated has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

LARRY KRASNER: REDUCING COURT SUPERVISION IN PHILADELPHIA

September 3
​​Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner will discuss his progressive reform movement and his office’s focus on decreasing the number of Philadelphians under court supervision.

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner was sworn into office on January 2, 2018, as the City of Philadelphia’s 26th District Attorney. Krasner has implemented transformative bail, juvenile, and progressive prosecutorial policies, and continues to focus on significantly diversifying the office’s staff while providing equal justice to every Philadelphian.

Limited seating. First come, first seated.

Searchlight attendees are invited to a reception at OCF Coffee House across the street from the penitentiary immediately following this event. At OCF, attendees can enjoy refreshments and view Hidden Lives Illuminated, an exhibition of animated films made by currently incarcerated artists projected onto the penitentiary’s façade.

 

SUMMER OF HAMILTON EXHIBIT

August 8 - September 6
Historic Yellow Springs

As part of our Hamilton summer at Yellow Springs, we are hosting an exhibition based on the life of Alexander Hamilton. It is available to the public free of charge. It opens August 7th and will run through September 7th, in the Lincoln Building at Historic Yellow Springs. Exhibition hours are 10 AM to 4 PM daily. Closed weekends. We encourage you to view this informative exhibition of the life of Hamilton.

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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THE LONDON AFFAIR, A MASQUERADE!

September 7
Steel River Playhouse

The London Affair, A Masquerade!
Steel River Playhouse cordially invites you to join us for an evening celebrating the extraordinary work we are doing and our commitment to providing world class theater!

Dress: Black Tie Optional

Select an attendee option and give support to your nonprofit community theater!

• Friend of the Arts •
includes VIP Cocktail Hour (6-7 pm), VIP Dinner for One (7-8 pm) and
After Dinner Party (8-11 pm) … $250

XPN WELCOMES BRANDI CARLILE WITH MAVIS STAPLES

September 6
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Vocal powerhouse, Brandi Carlile, is coming to the Mann on Friday, September 6 in support of her Grammy-winning album, By The Way, I Forgive You. Brandi Carlile is the most nominated female artist and third-most nominated artist overall at the 61st GRAMMY Awards with six nominations including Album Of The Year (By The Way, I Forgive You), Record Of The Year (“The Joke”), Song Of The Year (“The Joke”), Best Americana Album, Best American Roots Song and Best American Roots Performance.

MAMACITA: A MOTHER’S COOPERATIVE IN THE ARTS EXHIBITION

August 28 - October 4
Montgomery County Community College

MCCC to host MamaCITA: A Mother's Cooperative in the Arts exhibition

Montgomery County Community College will host an exhibition, "Marginalized," by the artists' group, MamaCITA (A Mother's Cooperative in the Arts), from August 28 to October 4 at the Fine Arts Center Gallery, Central Campus, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell.

The meet-the-artists reception for MamaCITA: A Mother's Cooperative in the Arts will be held Wednesday, September 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Gallery. Both the exhibition and the reception are free and open to the community.

MamaCITA is a community of professional artists who are all mothers, with a goal to support each member in reaching her artistic potential. The artists work in a variety of media including oil, photography, fabric, and sculpture. The group maintains a membership of approximately 20 in the Philadelphia area with auxiliary groups in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions.

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TELEVISION PSYCHIC MEDIUM MATT FRASER LIVE GROUP READING

September 8
Valley Forge Casino Resort

THE VENUE • 1PM

Back by popular demand! Matt Fraser is bringing his uplifting group reading back to Valley Forge Casino Resort as he helps you connect with loved ones that have passed on September 8, 2019.

Internationally renowned psychic and medium Matthew Fraser is Dynamic. Electric. The Real Deal. Matt continues his mission to connect those who have passed with the loved ones they left behind in the uplifting event “Medium with a Message”. The messages he’s asked to deliver frequently include names, dates, and locations Matt couldn’t possibly know, and only add to his long established credibility as one of the most sincere and unpretentious mediums working to bridge the spiritual gap between the living and the deceased. Due to Matt’s personal and oftentimes humorous interaction with the audience, all attendees can be guaranteed to have a great time and leave feeling uplifted. But what truly matters is that the messages from heaven will touch hearts and change lives. And that’s why Matt Fraser is bringing this event to us all.

COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS: BRIAN SCOTT MCFADDEN

September 6
Valley Forge Casino Resort

Actor/Comedian/ Brian Scott McFadden is one of the funniest stand up comics working in the industry today. A regular on the NY comedy club circuit, Brian has recently taken his act to a whole new level with his high energy performances & some of the most unique, incisive & hilarious routines around. After making his debut on The Late Show with David Letterman Brian followed that up with an appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS. A multi­dimensional performer Brian is both an accomplished stage actor, who has played Hamlet in New York, and a versatile voice over artist with a vast range of accents and character voices in his repertoire. Brian was recently seen on the big screen in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty with Ben Stiller & also performed in such films as Ice Age II with Ray Romano and Robots with Robin Williams & Halle Berry. Brian has just released his first live Comedy CD “What Women Want.”

GREATER TUNA

August 28 - September 22
Act II Playhouse, Ltd.

A hilarious satire of small-town life. Two actors, twenty characters, and a barrel of laughs, y’all.
"Howlingly funny." -Variety

SCIENCE FICTION

Exhibition runs July 2 to October 6
Berman Museum of Art

The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College presents Science Fiction from July 2 to October 6. Curated by Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox, Science Fiction features the work of 12 international artists who were all born in the 1960s and 1970s, when the line between science and fiction seemed to blur in unprecedented ways.

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Philly Bride Wedding Expo

September 12
Willow Grove Park Mall

Join us for the bridal event of the summer! We have selected the top vendors in the Philadelphia area to help you plan your perfect day. Grab your bride squad and celebrate at the Willow Grove Park "Philly Bride Wedding Expo"!

Vendors Include:

Photographers

Florists

Videographers

Wedding Planners

Hair/Makeup Artists

Bridal Dress Salons

Photobooths

Bands/DJs

Cake Artists

Invitation Designers

Wineries

Venue Locations

Skincare Specialists

Nutritionists

Workout Trainers

& MORE!

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