Arts and cultural events happening in Phoenixville, Chester Springs, Kimberton, Collegeville, Spring City, Royersford, Valley Forge and surrounding areas.
The circle design in the PAC logo is very loosely based on the Phoenix Column, the first hollow wrought iron column to be patented, which was invented by Samuel Reeves in 1862 and made by the Phoenix Iron Company. The Phoenix Column came to prominence at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition in 1876 and was used in the construction of bridges and buildings all over the world including the Eiffel Tower and the Brooklyn Bridge.
June 21, 2013
Directed by Rick Sloane. 1988. R. 92 min. DVD....More
June 21, 2013
June 22, 2013
June 6-June 23, 2013
Book by Harvey Fierstein, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman
June 23, 2013
“Set in a distinctly Hollywoodian but nevertheless persuasive Cornwall, this is an impressive supernatural thriller, not unlike Rebecca in its use of an eerily atmospheric ...More
June 21-June 26, 2013
“New York is a cruel and beautiful place, just as 27 is a cruel and beautiful age. In Frances Ha, Greta Gerwig plays a woman who’s feeling the weight of both. ...More
June 27-June 28, 2013
June 29, 2013
Spend the afternoon exploring the General Store, find out what you do with a "poke" and how to wrap the items you might purchase, write a letter, and find out all the news ...More
Philadelphia-area tattoo artists Troy Timpel and Billy Ho showcase birds and nature using traditional tattoo designs.
|John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove||04/01/13-|
|Public Canoe Program|
Come and enjoy a fun and educational trip down the Perkiomen Creek! You will receive instruction on basic canoe skills and then set off with one of our naturalists as they provide a guided tour. Canoes, paddles, and life vests are provided.
|John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove||06/10/13-|
Join one of our naturalists on a guided walk along our trails. Enjoy the sights and sounds as the sun sets.
|John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove||08/14/13||Audubon|
|XPN Welcomes the Philadelphia Folk Festival|
52nd Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival Prepares for Another Stellar Year of Musical Excellence with Todd Rundgren, David Bromberg, and Asleep at the Wheel
In Addition To: Richard Thompson Electric Trio – The Mavericks - Asleep at the Wheel – Carolina Chocolate Drops - Jake Shimabukuro - David Uosikkinen’s In the Pocket: The Essential Songs of Philadelphia - Black Prairie – Luella & The Sun – Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn...
|Philadelphia Folk Festival||08/16/13-|
|US Rails 7pm Show|
Blue Rose Records label's own 'super group' US RAILS has set its sights on being more than just short-lived entry in rock history and been gaining new fans and consolidating its cult status in Europe as well as in the United States. The past year and half has seen the 'Rails mount successful tours through Germany, France, Belgium, Spain and The Netherlands in support of their second album, "Southern Canon" and a new collection of comfortable acoustic versions of old and new songs...
|Steel City Coffeehouse||07/27/13||Phoenixville|
|An Evening with Bet Williams|
|Steel City Coffeehouse||06/29/13||Phoenixville|
|PERFORMING ARTS SUMMER CAMP|
Now in its 10th year! Acting, Voice, and Movement with professional instruction for Grades 1 through 12. Two-week sessions. Summer musical theater production of FAME, JR. for upper camp (Grades 5 - 12).
|Steel River Playhouse||07/08/13-|
|Summer Cooking Camps for Kids and Teens at Sur La Table in King of Prussia Mall|
Summer Cooking Camps for Kids and Teens at Sur La Table at King of Prussia Mall
July 8 – 12, 10am – 12:30pm
Curiosity created the cook! Calling all kids for a week of mad-delicious food experiments and cooking! For five fun-filled days, kids will experience a world of hands-on culinary exploration with...
|Sur La Table at King of Prussia Mall||07/08/13-|
|King of Prussia|
|The Blob (1988)|
“This remake of the 1958 camp classic preserves the tongue-in-cheek flavor of the original, yet uses superb special effects to bring a little more flare to the man-eating blob. As opposed to the slow, oozing menace of the first film, the blob in this film is one mean protoplasm capable of great strength, speed, and jolts of electricity.
Kevin Dillon plays a young man who tries saving himself and his family from the slippery creature that he comes to learn is all part of...
|The Colonial Theatre||07/05/13||Phoenixville|
Valley Girl is many things. It’s both an electrifying love story and on of the best 80s time capsules. Nicolas Cage and Deborah Foreman have so much hot chemistry, I think it blew up my Beta player. Coolidge brilliantly explores social pressure and how all-consuming first loves can be. Valley Girl has one of the greatest soundtracks of all time and helps to define the decade. Whether you watch it for the music, the great performances, or for the “that’s...
|The Colonial Theatre||07/19/13||Phoenixville|
|Carnival of Souls|
50th Anniversary screening on 35mm! Here we have a genuine low-budget cult oddity, a classic of the “other-worldly” and one which has become increasingly well-respected over the years.
The plot is a simple one: a church organist narrowly escapes drowning in an auto accident, only to find herself in a strange limbo, pursued by an odd phantom-like character and plagued by a series of weird dreams (or are they?) in which her soul hovers between reality and the supernatural....
|The Colonial Theatre||08/16/13||Phoenixville|
“This is a clever 1980s vampire story about a group of teenagers who slowly come to believe that one of their neighbors is a vampire. Unwittingly, the host of the late night television horror program Fright Night (Roddy McDowall) offers his help as a vampire hunter in hopes of convincing them it’s all in their heads.
Chris Sarandon does well trying to conceal his identity as the bloodsucker, yet McDowall finally comes to believe the teens, leading to the suspenseful...
|The Colonial Theatre||08/02/13||Phoenixville|
|Helen of Troy|
Rossana Podesta may not quite possess the face that would launch a thousand ships, but she is otherwise convincing in the title role of Helen of Troy. Filmed in Italy, this super-epic costars Jacques Sernas as Paris of Troy, who sails to Sparta to secure a peace treaty between the two powerful Greek city-states. When he falls in love with Helen, Queen of Sparta, Paris loses all sense of diplomacy.
Helen is willingly “abducted” by Paris and spirited off to Troy, thereby...
|The Colonial Theatre||06/30/13||Phoenixville|
|Shorts Films for Kids|
A selection of animated and live action short films just for kids ages 4 and up.
|The Colonial Theatre||07/09/13||Phoenixville|
|Rolie Polie Guacamole|
Brooklyn-based Rolie Polie Guacamole is coming to the colonial theatre for a morning of funk, rock and folk music mashed into original tunes about natural living, eating healthy and staying active. The band’s latest album Houses of the Moly is a 2012 parent’s choice silver award winner and a 2012 Nappa Honor’s award winner! Their interactive shows and high energy sound turn in to the finest dance party you won’t want...
|The Colonial Theatre||07/16/13||Phoenixville|
|Craig Collis: Magic & Comedy|
If you are looking for entertainment that is different, something that you haven’t seen before, Craig Collis’ magic-comedy show is it. His show is fast-paced, filled with original magic, music, audience participation and comedy. Craig’s show is professional, wholesome and has been enjoyed by people of all ages. From the smallest performing space to the largest stage, Craig creates an unforgettable entertainment...
|The Colonial Theatre||07/23/13||Phoenixville|
|Balloon Freak John Cassidy|
John Cassidy, our most popular kids performer at the Colonial, is an eccentric comedian whose bizarre antics have earned him widespread acclaim as one of the most original and unique performers today. He has also made numerous television appearances having appeared on such popular shows as Live with Regis and Kelly, NBC’s Today Show and Martha Stewart Living and regularly plays Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York City and his native Philadelphia....
|The Colonial Theatre||08/06/13||Phoenixville|
The Plants are a four piece Philadelphia based band for kids with an eclectic style that traverses musical genres while exploring the potential of the imagination. Formed in 2009, The Plants are your favorite kids band you haven’t heard yet! Mixing funk, folk, motown, do-wop, rock and more The Plants offer everyone a truly great musical experience! Each song is specifically written to spark new ideas, evoke different emotions, and encourage...
|The Colonial Theatre||07/30/13||Phoenixville|
Hiddi hiddi! That’s how to say hello on the Island of Elska, the imaginary volcanic island off the coast of Iceland that is home to the singer Elska and a cast of quirky characters, including her two-foot-tall best friend the Goobler, an Arctic Fox and a vast colony of Lost Socks. Her award-winning debut album, Middle of Nowhere, is packed with kid-friendly modern pop songs rendered in a spell-binding blend of vibraphones, chimes, bells,...
|The Colonial Theatre||08/13/13||Phoenixville|
|Segal Puppet & Theatre Co. presents Ropenose|
Originally based on an East European folktale about an unloved ogre, this 40 minute interactive puppet show has gone through another generation of change thanks to the “love” given to its title character by audiences ages 2-5. Against the backdrop of getting ready for a celebration party, Rodney, Monroe, Sweeper, and other puppet friends find Ropenose – a character originally thought to be made up by a storytelling uncle – to be a real character that is in need of...
|The Colonial Theatre||08/20/13||Phoenixville|
|Gold Tones Production presents Eddie Holman|
Gold Tones Production presents the Philadelphia sounds of the legendary Eddie Holman at the Colonial. Holman, the “King of the Falsetto Voice,” sings such hits as “Hey There Lonely Girl,” “I Love You,” “I’ll Be Forever Loving You” and many more.
Opening for Holman are Michael Russo & the Gold Tones, doing tributes to famous groups like The Duprees, The Temptations, The...
|The Colonial Theatre||08/24/13||Phoenixville|
|July 4th Community Picnic in the Park|
Join us for a Community Picnic in the Park!!
Thomas Jefferson will be at Valley Forge for the day reading the Declaration of Indepence. You can also take a moment and sign a copy of the Declaration yourself! .
|Valley Forge National Historical Park||07/04/13||King of Prussia|
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