Festival of Trees, holiday crafts, music and more on the weekend program [Events Roundup] – Reading eagle
The following events are planned this weekend across the region:
â¢ The second annual Tree PHestivaL will be held Friday through Sunday at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks. The holiday-themed family experience includes uniquely decorated holiday trees and gingerbread houses, shows, craft vendors, rescued pets, and of course, Santa Claus and mother Christmas. At last year’s drive-through event, over 200 decorated trees were sold to raise money for the rescue of local animals. The event donated $ 4,000 to six rescues for a total of $ 24,000. This year is back to a face-to-face experience. This year’s trees will once again be decorated by individuals, businesses and organizations in an effort to raise more funds for animal rescue partners through increased participation and commitment. Timed entries are available for Friday from noon to 4 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and reserved for adults from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Breakfast with Santa Claus is scheduled for Sunday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. For tickets and more details, visit PHestivaLofTrees.com.
â¢ Jazz on the Avenue, the monthly jazz concert series at the Yocum Institute for Arts Education, West Lawn, features the swing swing of From the Hip by Mike Eben on Fridays at 7 pm. With Roger Morgan, trumpet; Mike Byrne, guitar; Marty Mellinger, keyboards; Terry Bortman, bass; Dave Santana, drums; and Mike Eben, saxophones, the sextet will perform classics from their songbook, as well as selections from their CD, “Old’s Cool”. Tickets cost $ 15 on yocuminstitute.org.
â¢ The Haverford Crafts Guild Arts and Crafts Fair will be held Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm at the Haverford Community Recreation and Environment Center. An invitation with jury, the event is a showcase of some of the best arts and crafts in the Philadelphia area with over 60 exhibitors. The craftsmanship of the jury artists includes basketry, ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, mixed media, painting, paper crafts, photography, sculpture and wood. For more information, see haverfordguild.org.
â¢ Max Weinberg’s Jukebox, with Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg, performs at the Miller Center for the Arts at Reading Area Community College on Saturday at 8 pm. country, exploding the hits. The audience has completely embraced the idea of ââpicking and calling the songs the band pays for – in real time. From The Beatles to Bruce and the Stones to Steppenwolf, the band infuses these classics with the respect songs deserve. Tickets cost $ 42 on millercenter.racc.edu.
â¢ The Miller Center for the Arts at Reading Area Community College, along with local Reading theater companies, have announced that they will join thousands of national and international theater organizations to produce their own local production of “All Together. Now! “Music Theater International: A Global Event Celebrating Local Theater” on Sundays at 2 pm and 7 pm. Theater licensor Music Theater International created this review for theaters to use as a local fundraising event to be performed on the same weekend, creating a global phenomenon. “All together now!” features songs from MTI’s beloved musical catalog including “Annie”, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, “Come From Away”, “Disney’s Mary Poppins and Cameron Mackintosh”, “Beauty and the Beast de Disney “,” Fiddler on the Roof “,” Godspell “,” Guys and Dolls “,” Hairspray “,” Into the Woods “,” Les MisÃ©rables “,” Little Shop of Horrors “,” Mamma Mia! “,” Mathilda, ââ My Fair Lady, ââ Once On This Island, ââ Rent, âandâ Waitress. âFor the very first time, local Reading theater companies – 1st Street Players, Genesius, Reading Civic Theater, Reading Community Players, Reading Theater Project and Yocum Institute – join the same stage to present two shows. All proceeds from tickets will be donated to the six theater groups that will perform in the show. For tickets and more information, visit millercenter.racc.edu/all-together-now.
â¢ The Ardmore Music Hall kicks off its weekend with a concert by Philadelphia Jellyroll on Thursday at 8 pm. Friday, the special and Space Bacon perform from 8 p.m. while Space Bacon is a Brooklyn-based quartet that draws inspiration from jam music, electronic production, film scores and a bit of metal. On Saturday, Splintered Sunlight presents its tribute to the Grateful Dead at 8 p.m. And to wrap up the weekend, singer-songwriter Sierra Ferrell opens with Bella White on Sunday at 7 p.m. and Seattle, Ferrell moved to Nashville and quickly landed a contract with Rounder Records through his live magnetic show. On his highly anticipated debut label, “Long Time Coming”, Ferrell shares a dozen beautifully independent songs from genre or era. On Wednesday, the Soul Rebels with special guest Tarriona “Tank” Ball, the Grammy-nominated lead singer of Tank & The Bangas, will perform at 8pm. to. For tickets and more information, visit ardmoremusichall.com.
â¢ The most triumphant sports drama franchise in history returns to select theaters for an overnight engagement Thursday with “Rocky V. Drago: The Ultimate Director’s Cut” by Sylvester Stallone. After more than 35 years, director, screenwriter and star Sylvester Stallone is reshaping “Rocky IV”, offering 40 minutes of never-before-seen footage. The fight scenes are more intense, the music is more powerful and the drama is heightened as world heavyweight champion Rocky Balboa (Stallone) must once again defend his title, this time against his most formidable opponent, Ivan Drago. (Dolph Lundgren). MGM is partnering with Fathom Events for the screenings. An exclusive Q&A with Stallone will be broadcast live in select theaters, and audiences will get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cross-cut film. Fathom also presents âJourney With Jesusâ Monday through Wednesday. Shot on location in Israel, the film brings the Bible to life as Dr. Tony Evans and his daughters lead a walking tour of historic sites and places of Jesus’ ministry, offering personal insights, powerful teaching and biblical context. for each location. For participating theaters, visit www.fathomevents.com. Tickets can be purchased on site or at the ticket offices of participating theaters.
â¢ Kennett Flash, a non-profit performing arts center in Kennett Square, presents Monika Herzig’s Sheroes on Fridays at 8 p.m. and Dead Flowers, a Rolling Stones tribute group, on Saturdays at 8 p.m. Pianist and composer Herzig pays homage to women in jazz with his captivating Album “Sheroes”. The artistically all-female group explores various cadences, harmonies and moods, while skillfully maintaining thematic unity. Dead Flowers will give a concert in memory of Charlie Watts with a special group of eight musicians. Tickets for Herzig cost $ 25 in advance and $ 30 on the day of the show. All Dead Flowers tickets are $ 24. To reserve, visit kennettflash.org.
â¢ JAZZ IS PHSH, the supergroup led by Adam Chase that mixes songs by Phish with compositions from legendary artists like Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and John Coltrane, kicks off the weekend at the Sellersville Theater with a concert Thursday night. The Reagan years on Friday recreate the sounds of 1980s icons like Bon Jovi, Madonna, Def Leppard, Modern English, Billy Idol, Journey, Van Halen and more. Saturday is an evening with folk legend Tom Rush, accompanied by Matt Nakoa, followed by jazz guitar virtuoso Al Di Meola on Sunday, eight-string guitar master Sarah Longfield on Tuesday and songwriter. -performs Darrell Scott on Wednesday. All concerts start at 8 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit st94.com.
â¢ The Keswick Theater, Glenside features great jazz guitarist Pat Metheny on Thursday at 8 p.m., the Dokken Lynch 2021 reunion tour on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Big Head Todd and the Monsters on Saturay at 8 p.m. Metheny, who did burst onto the jazz scene in 1974, has a body of work that includes compositions for solo guitar, small ensembles, electric and acoustic instruments, large orchestras and ballet pieces, with sets ranging from modern jazz to rock through classic. The Dokken Lynch Reunion Tour again features vocalist Don Dokken and guitarist George Lynch of the 1980s rock band Dokken. Big Head Todd is the blues rock project led by Todd Mohr who has claimed hit songs such as “Broken Hearted Savior” and “Bittersweet”. For tickets and more information, see keswicktheater.com.
â¢ SoulJoel’s Comedy Club, now in a new temporary location at Westover Golf Club, 401 Schuylkill Ave., Jeffersonville, features Samuel J. Comroe on Fridays at 7 pm and Sean Donnelly on Saturdays at 7 pm. Comroe’s comedy is made up of the trials and tribulations of living with Gilles de la Tourette syndrome since he was diagnosed at age 6 and observational material based on his life experiences. Donnelly co-hosts the “My Dumb Friends” podcast with fellow comedian Dan St. Germain on the All Things Comedy Network. He released his first comedy album “Manual Labor Face” in 2015 on Comedy Central Records. For tickets and more information, see souljoels.com.