Entertainment

MODERN CIDERING: Try your hand at making cider — or — enjoy some of the locally-made refreshment |Feb 21, 2018

“Do you want to see the cidery?” asked Brian Dressler of Dressler Estate, leading the way to a converted garage in Downingtown.

Citadel announces title sponsorship of new Country Music Festival in Chester County |Feb 21, 2018

Exton-based Citadel today announced its title sponsorship of a new, three-day country music festival coming to Chester County’s Brandywine Valley Aug. 24-26.

Grammy-winner drops by Montgomery County Community College Center for Music Technology. MORE: Nearing completion, a recording, mixing and mastering suite will be open to the public |Feb 20, 2018

Montgomery County Community College’s Lively Arts Series recently hosted five-time Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger and band leader Terence Blanchard.

THEATER: A brilliant and complex musical: ‘Next to Normal’ on stage at Media Theatre |Feb 20, 2018

Diana has been dealing with her issues for many years. She lives with her very supportive husband Dan and her brilliant teenage daughter Natalie. She seeks treatment to remedy her issues but at times, they are too large to handle.

BEER SCENE: Local craft, regional legacy, German brewers in the spotlight at area events |Feb 19, 2018

Feb. 24 is a red-letter day for local craft beer drinkers.

Howard Jones brings his solo show to the Sellersville Theatre |Feb 19, 2018

A musical presence in England’s flourishing synth-pop movement of the mid ‘80s, Howard Jones rose to international prominence with a string of hit singles that included, “New Song,” “What Is Love,” “Pearl in the Shell,” “Like to Get to Know You Well,” “No One Is to Blame,” “Things Can Only Get Better,” “Life in One Day” and “Everlasting Love.

RESTAURANTS: Original artwork prominent in the ambience at King of Prussia’s Founding Farmers |Feb 19, 2018

Founding Farmers co-owner Dan Simons explained why 47,000 family farmers have invested in restaurants in the Washington D.C. area and King of Prussia. It’s about changing up the way profits are distributed in the supply chain.

WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Coming up next is a Mummers Mardi Gras Parade, music, art and more |Feb 16, 2018

Bring it home Greater Philadelphia Expo Center: The Philly Home + Garden Show runs 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 16, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 17 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 18 at 100 Station Ave., Upper Providence.

CONCERT PREVIEW: Prog rocker Neal Morse brings first solo tour to Sellersville Theater |Feb 15, 2018

Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and composer Neal Morse will perform a rare solo show at Sellersville Theater on Feb. 22. The intimate show is in support of Morse’s latest solo album, “Life & Times” (Metal Blade, 2018), which will be released on Feb.

CONCERT PREVIEW: Phoebe Bridgers returns to Philly in support of her latest release; performs at World Café Live |Feb 15, 2018

Emerging from the studio with her debut album, “Stranger in The Alps” (2017), indie folk pop artist Phoebe Bridgers, 23, is poised to have a breakthrough year.

Learn all about crocodilians at the Academy of Natural Sciences |Feb 14, 2018

Crocodilian reptiles have thrived for millions of years thanks to brute strength, keen senses and murderous instincts.

THEATER REVIEW: ‘Mr. Burns’ takes audience thru post-electric world at Villanova Theatre |Feb 14, 2018

It’s nearly impossible to say anything new about “The Simpsons” after the quarter-century Matt Groening’s ubiquitous animated satire has resided at the heart of our popular culture.

Arts Montco wants to spread the word about all that’s happening |Feb 13, 2018

You can now better plan what you do for fun with a site featuring online calendars loaded with events from more than 200 Montgomery County arts and cultural organizations and attractions: www.artsmontco.

Delco dance companies represent different cultures with upcoming festival at Neumann University |Feb 13, 2018

As the Media-based International Ballet Classique poetically puts it, “dance is the beating heart of a culture.”

CONCERT PREVIEW: 1960s vocal group The Association revives their gold-selling sound |Feb 13, 2018

They stood out, not only for their warm harmonies, but for being a six-piece rock ‘n’ roll band.

Philly Fringe one-acts get encore presentation in Lansdale |Feb 12, 2018

Lansdale’s Stove and Tap restaurant uses their multi-level space in a new way as Juniper Productions presents Philly Fringe “Cocktail Plays.”

CONCERT HIGHLIGHTS: Let next week’s best bets help you keep celebrating the Eagles, Valentine’s Day |Feb 9, 2018

Welcome to “Seven in Seven,” where each Friday we take a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll always be something to check out in the coming days.

‘Magical & Real’ exhibit at Michener Art Museum recognizes different branch of the Wyeth family tree |Feb 9, 2018

During this 30th anniversary year of the James A. Michener Art Museum, the Doylestown cultural institution presents a major exhibition on the marriage and careers of Henriette Wyeth (daughter of N.C.

EAT & DRINK: Valentine treats – from chocolates to cupcakes with brews and special dinners too |Feb 9, 2018

My foodie valentine… Local chocolates are always a hit. So are wine tastings and romantic dinners. But for something different, try a cheese box from award-winning Yellow Springs Farm in Chester Springs.

CONCERT PREVIEW: Joe Satriani celebrates new album, brings G3 tour to Merriam Theater |Feb 8, 2018

Three of the world’s most renowned rock guitarists – Joe Satriani, Phil Collen (of Def Leppard) and John Petrucci (formerly of Dream Theater) – will share the stage at Merriam Theater on Feb.

Author Dave Eggers to discuss new book with its subject, Mokhtar Alkhanshali, at Philly’s Free Library |Feb 7, 2018

A few years ago, Mokhtar Alkhanshali, a native of San Francisco, found himself riding in a flatbed truck through the deserts of war-torn Yemen, with a loaded Colt 45 at his side and a suitcase full of precious coffee beans.

CONCERT PREVIEW: Celebrating David Bowie preserves legacy via Bowie’s band members and show at Keswick Theatre |Feb 7, 2018

Keyboardist Mike Garson makes the unique claim that he performed with David Bowie at his first American concert and his last American concert.

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Peter Rabbit’ has a crude streak, but it’s largely cute, clever and fun |Feb 7, 2018

There’s a shot in the new “Peter Rabbit” in which a frog who is fishing on a lily pad — with a tiny fishing pole, mind you — freaks out when a heavy rain starts to fall and dives into the water.

S.E. Pennsylvania stands in for New England in ‘Dollar Baby’ adaptation of Stephen King story |Feb 6, 2018

Since the late 1970s, horror master Stephen King has encouraged aspiring filmmakers with something he calls Dollar Babies.

ON STAGE: ‘The Humans’ at Walnut Street Theatre evolve to face tough times |Feb 1, 2018

Many Americans are sad. Take the fictional Blake family of Scranton, PA. New York audiences and critics got to know the Blakes in Stephen Karam’s Broadway hit “The Humans” in 2015-16 and responded with applause and critical kudos, including a Tony Award.

PREVIEW: Norristown’s Theatre Horizon pays tribute to #WomenWhoDare with ‘The Revolutionists, ’ art exhibit |Feb 1, 2018

How women have been treated throughout history, particularly during the French Revolution, isn’t funny. However, “The Revolutionists,” a play set during the French Revolution, which focuses on prominent females of the time, is a comedy.

WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Valentine Workshop and lots of music on tap |Feb 1, 2018

High flying adventure Lansdale United Methodist Church: The Laymen Playmen will present “Peter Pan” at 8 p.m. Feb. 8-9 and 15-16, 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 10 and 17, and 2 p.m. Feb.

ART: Philly’s Institute of Contemporary Art unveiling three new installations |Jan 31, 2018

The galleries at the Institute of Contemporary Art have been closed for a few days for exhibit installation, but will throw open their doors in a big way Feb. 2.

MUSIC: Simon Phillips’ Porotcol at Havana in New Hope, 3 Things To Know |Jan 31, 2018

It’s easier to make a list of acts Simon Phillips has not played drums for during the past nearly five decades.

ART: Brandywine River Museum’s founder subject of new exhibition |Jan 30, 2018

The long-time chairman of the Brandywine Conservancy and Brandywine River Museum of Art also happened to have artistic talent.

MUSIC: Bob Seger offers free new song via web site |Jan 30, 2018

Bob Seger has released some surprise new music for his fans.

THEATER REVIEW: Veteran cast makes ‘Morning’s At Seven’ a nostalgic hit at People’s Light |Jan 29, 2018

He was a successful Broadway playwright and screenwriter, friend of Robert Frost and Elia Kazan, an incisive artist of theater and films whose life and work spanned nearly all the 20th century. Yet Paul Osborn is one of those “unknown” yet oft-produced dramatists whose work you may have seen but might not recall.

CONCERT PREVIEW: John Oates talks up new solo album, Philly appearances, new version of his book |Jan 29, 2018

Hall & Oates had such a ridiculous amount of success blending rock and soul that in 2016 the duo received their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

CHINESE NEW YEAR: Philly loves the Lunar New Year, has vibrant Chinatown |Jan 26, 2018

Ready or not, the Year of the Dog is dawning.

THEATER: Reading of thought-provoking play at Philly synagogue stars Ed Asner |Jan 26, 2018

During Jay Leno’s tenure on “The Tonight Show,” he had a segment titled “Does This Impress Ed Asner?”

WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Get ready to tango, Escape Room and more |Jan 26, 2018

Make your escape Fonthill Museum: The Fonthill Castle Escape Room has sold out its opening day, Jan. 26, but will be open for more mystery and intrigue Jan. 27 and Feb. 2-3 and 23-24. As a young man traveling through Europe, Henry Mercer explored the ancient French castle Chateau de Tiffanges (that inspired the Bluebeard legend) and he brought back with him a mysterious key, which has now gone missing.

CONCERT HIGHLIGHTS: Kuinka, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club among next week’s best bets |Jan 26, 2018

Welcome to ‘Seven in Seven,’ where each Friday we take a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll always be something to check out in the coming days.

The Underdog is alive and well! Check out these and email in your own Eagles Underdog (or cat or person) |Jan 25, 2018

The Underdog Eagles will be playing the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. Now’s the time to get your Underdogs out and show off. Send a photo of your pet or you or a family member all decked out in Eagles gear to

CONCERT PREVIEW: Masters of the Telecaster at Sellersville Theater features G.E. Smith, Jim Weider, Jon Herington |Jan 25, 2018

“Masters of the Telecaster” is a chance to see three celebrated guitarists on one stage at Sellersville Theater.

Auto show to roll into Pennsylvania Convention Center in Center City |Jan 25, 2018

According to the Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia, 253,191 people attended the 2017 Philadelphia Auto Show, the biggest turnout since 2004.

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Maze Runner’ trilogy closes with weakest (and longest) chapter, but ‘The Death Cure’ still gets job done |Jan 24, 2018

The Glade. The Grievers. The Greenie.

BROOKS ON BEERS: Expect the rise of sours, fruits and canned brews on the 2018 craft beer scene |Jan 24, 2018

The new year is always a time to look at the past and contemplate what might lie ahead. Here’s what we see in 2018’s sudsy crystal ball:

CONCERT PREVIEW: The Spin Doctors’ Chris Barron returns to the road in support of latest solo album; performs at Kennett Flash |Jan 23, 2018

The epitome of a balladeer with pop sensibilities, the Spin Doctors’ front man Chris Barron has released his latest album, “Angels Are One Armed Jugglers.” An 11-song masterpiece, of what may be Barron’s finest work, offers a collection of original compositions showcasing the diverse talent of a thriving artist whose creativity knows no boundaries.

CONCERT HIGHLIGHTS: Lana Del Rey, Sleeping With Sirens and others, bring in the music next week |Jan 19, 2018

Welcome to “Seven in Seven,” where each Friday we take a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll always be something to check out in the coming days.

WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: ‘Doc McStuffins’ exhibit comes to Reading Museum and much more all around the region |Jan 18, 2018

Visit the Doc Reading Public Museum: Jan. 27-May 20 experience the first-ever museum exhibit based on Disney Junior’s Peabody Award-winning television series “Doc McStuffins” in the Meinig Gallery and World Cultures Gallery at 500 Museum Road, Reading.

CONCERT PREVIEW: Rediscover the surf rock sound with The Ventures |Jan 17, 2018

Sellersville Theater presents a concert of beachy instrumentals with The Venutres, which of course will feature “Walk, Don’t Run” and “Hawaii Five-O,” as well as related popular ‘60s surf rock songs that the band has made their own, such as “Pipeline” (recorded by The Ventures in 1963, but best known for the top-10 version in that same year by The Chantays) and “Wipe Out” (recorded by The Ventures for their 2016 album “‘60s Rock Instrumental Collection, Vol.

CONCERT PREVIEW: ‘80s-fixated ‘Midwest boys’ Walk the Moon playing Fillmore Philly |Jan 16, 2018

Taking their name from The Police song “Walking on the Moon,” Cincinnati band Walk the Moon proudly wears their obsession with the 1980s.

MUSIC: Flobots at Coda in Philly, 3 things to know |Jan 15, 2018

Its latest album is called “Noenemies,” and Denver’s Flobots has certainly won plenty of friends over the course of four albums during the past 11 years.

A world of entertainment is available through Chesco, Montco, Delco libraries |Jan 15, 2018

These cold wintry days and nights can be a challenge when the family is spending a lot of time inside. The kids may be bored with the same games they have been playing, and everyone is looking for something to occupy their time at home.

MUSEUMS: Invaluable glimpse of the Revolution in special exhibition at Museum of the American Revolution in Philly |Jan 12, 2018

Just when you think the last word of the final draft has been written and said about a period in history ...