What's happening in and around Phoenixville, PA.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Pepperoncini Offering Special Brunch and Dinner Menus for Mother's Day

Italians like to celebrate everything in grandeur, and Mother's Day is no exception. Join the Mother's Day celebration on Sunday, May 13th at Pepperoncini (184 Bridge Street; 484-924-8429) where chef/owners Paul DiBona and Tommy DeFruscio are cooking up an Italian brunch (11:00am - 3:00pm) and dinner (3:00pm - 9:00pm) to thank Moms for all of the love they give everyday. Buona festa delle madri!

CVKH Offering Sankanac CSA Shares

Camphill Village Kimberton Hills announces that shares are available for Sankanac CSA’s 2012 season.

Part of Camphill Village Kimberton Hills in Kimberton Pa., Sankanac CSA is a 15-acre biodynamic garden.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Typically a farmer offers a certain number of "shares" to the public which includes a set amount of vegetables or other farm products, based on the harvest. Participants purchase a share and in return receive seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season.

The gardens of Sankanac CSA, which are organic and biodynamically farmed, are harvested each week, and shareholders can pick up their produce either on Tuesdays or Fridays for 24 weeks. There are also U-pick crops, including flowers and berries.

Members can choose to purchase either a full or partial share depending on their personal needs. A full share is designed to feed a family of about four; a partial share to feed a couple, or a veggie-loving individual. The cost for a full share is $750 and a partial is $430.

Sankanac CSA grows a diverse seasonal mix of vegetables, flowers, herbs, and berries and also tends a small herd of mixed livestock (sheep, goats, donkeys). The head gardener, Todd Newlin, and his wife, Mary, oversee this enterprise with a crew of over 10 gardeners (including individuals with special needs, apprentices, service volunteers, and interns).

The crew is deeply committed to the use of biodynamic methods, which allows them to strengthen the fragile ecosystem as well as provide food of the highest quality to our local community. Activities in the CSA include plant propagation, greenhouse management, pruning, crop cultivation, harvesting, tractor and equipment operation and maintenance, irrigation, livestock management, composting, and making/using the biodynamic preparations.

The group warmly welcomes new members, and does have available shares for the upcoming season. Please email SankanacCSA@gmail.com for more information or to request a share.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Beaucoup Blue Returns to Steel City May 12th

On Saturday, May 12th, the father son duo of David and Adrian Mowry, better known as Beaucoup Blue, returns to Steel City Coffeehouse for an 8pm show.

For those of you unfamiliar with their music, here is a brief description from the Steel City site:

Beaucoup Blue is the Americana Philadelphia based duo of David and Adrian Mowry. Father and son have been performing their roots based music nationally and internationally as a duo, quartet and on occasion quintet. Bridging many gaps in American music, their soulful traditional and contemporary styles mesh into an innovative and authentic sound. Although blues is a staple in their repertoire, they base their love in music from Folk, Soul, R&B, Jazz, Country and Bluegrass. All these interests and influences come out in their original song-writing in a unique way. A handsome range of instruments like six and twelve string guitars, slide guitar, round neck resonator guitar, combined with two soulful voices, encompasses a rich and honest feel, noticeably influenced by familial ties

I've had the pleasure of seeing them perform several times over the past couple of years and they truly put on a great show.

For more information and for tickets, please visit http://www.steelcitycoffeehouse.com/index.php/events/artists/1736.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

REIKI Level One Class by Willowsilk

On Sunday, May 6th, Willowsilk will be offering a REIKI Level One Class. The class, which is being held from 12-6pm, will cover the following topics:
  • Meaning and Origin of Reiki
  • Principles of Reiki
  • What is an attunement?
  • Reiki One attunement
  • Chakra Overview
  • How to give a complete Reiki Session (pictures and diagram included)
  • Self-Treatment Guide (Pictures and diagram included)
  • Other uses of Reiki

Fee for the class, which is limited to three students, is $150. For more information, please visit the Willowsilk website at willowsilk.com or call 484-614-8894.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

April through June at the Colonial

Plenty to see and do this Spring at The Colonial Theatre.

CONCERTS AND SPECIAL EVENTS


TEDxPhoenixvilleSalons
$5
Tue, Apr 17 @ 7PM - Tue, May 15 @ 7PM - Tue, Jun 19 @ 7PM

As we gear up for our third annual live TEDxPhoenixville event on Oct 6, we’d like to share some of our favorite TEDTalks with you. Join us each month for a different program of compelling and inspiring talks. Each evening’s program will consist of pre-recorded TEDTalks plus one live performance. The salons will continue once per month thru August and will take place in the theatre's third floor screening room. Seating is limited to 50 people.

POINT ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS TWO FUNNY PHILLY GUYS
$25 - $30
Sat, Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm

Listeners to Sports Radio WIP are no strangers to these two funny Philly guys. On themorning show, Joe Conklin, the man of “a thousand” voices, does uncanny impressions of Harry Kalas and Charles Barkley, to Bill Clinton and Ed Rendell. Big Daddy Graham, who hosts the overnight shift, originally started out as a musical comedian opening for rock shows, now focuses on what he calls observational comedy, telling stories about living in Philadelphia. Ticket prices do not include the $2 per ticket Restoration Fee or the $1.50 per ticket Service Fee.

"Perpetual Motion" Starts April 26 at Beauty Gallery in Edgmont

"Walking in the Rain, 36 x 72"
Painter Chris Niedland will be the featured artist at Beauty Gallery in Edgmont, with an Artist Reception scheduled for Thursday April 26, 2012 from 4 to 8 p.m. Beauty's exhibit of Niedland's new abstract paintings is titled "Perpetual Motion" and runs through June 10. The paintings feature exuberant colors and energetic patterns that engage the viewer.

Born in Media, PA, in 1966, Niedland lives in Wayne, PA. He is a self-taught artist and began painting professionally in 1991 while employed as an architect. Late in 2003, he left architecture to pursue painting full-time.

His painting style evolved out of an initial experiment in "automatic" painting, originally inspired by the "automatic" writings of the surrealist André Breton. Niedland's paintings are "automatic" in that he approaches each canvas without preconception as to how it should look when finished. He paints quickly, without revision, working from his subconscious, improvising like a jazz musician does with music.

Niedland has exhibited in numerous solo art shows at cafes and hotels in the Philadelphia area and on DuPont Circle in Washington, DC. More than 200 Niedland paintings reside in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and in Belgium, Canada, England, France, Greece, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Poland, Puerto Rico, and Spain.

Works by many local artists are available at Beauty: functional art glass by Robin Flynn (Newtown Square), paintings by Patricia O'Halloran (Haverford), Kenzig Design Lamps (Merion Station), and paintings by Deann Mills (Wynnewood).

For more information, contact gallery owner Paula Jackson @ 610-353-4569 or Paula@BeautyArtGallery.com. Location: 3857 Providence Rd, Newtown Square, PA 19073. Or visit www.beautyartgallery.net or www.facebook.com/BeautyArtGallery.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Rep. Kampf Hosting Career-Seekers Workshop

On Thursday, April 19th, State Representative Warren Kampf is hosting a Career-Seekers Workshop for unemployed, under employed and for those looking to change career.s This free event, which will be held from 5-8pm at Franklin Commons (400 Franklin Ave) will feature interview techniques, tips on how to make your resume stand out, a valuable skills inventory and help with navigating PA employment resources. In addition, select employers will be on site with job opportunities for qualified candidates.

To register, please call 610-251-2876. Registration ends tomorrow (April 14th).

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Local Business Spotlight: Valor Men’s Grooming

Jay Fata established Valor Men’s Grooming lounge (27 S Main St.) in December of 2011. Valor is the brainchild of Eufora’s Hero for Men educational and business philosophies. Our concept is to provide technical excellence through a combination of old school barbering and modern day trend cutting.

The shop is stocked with cold beer, 6 plasma televisions and a lounge area. Our cigar lounge, located outside in the rear of the building, is the perfect place for a cigar and a beer.

So if you are looking for a great haircut, a cold beer and a great place to hang out or kick back on a leather couch, call us today at 610-933-1511 to set up an appointment or just walk in and relax. Appointments can also be made online at valormensgrooming.com.

Monday, April 09, 2012

Pepperoncini's Italian Wine Dinner Series Continues

On Tuesday, April 10th and the second Tuesday of each month, Pepperoncini (184 Bridge Street; 484-924-8429) will continue their Italian Wine Dinner Series. Each wine dinner will focus on a different region of Italy and will be hosted by David Greenstein from The Wine Merchant.

"This month, we will focus on the Piedmont region. I love to do this region for it's grape and stylistic diversity," explains The Wine Merchant's David Greenstein. "You have sparkling, sweet frizzante, juicy red and whites and very bold and tannic red wines."

At 7:00pm on Tuesday, April 10th premium Barolo and Piedmont wines will be paired with Chef Paul DiBona's classic 5-course Italian menu. The cost is $65 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Call 484-924-8429 for reservations. A limited number of seats are available for these private dinners.

Uffizi’s ‘Offering of the Angels’ Comes to Michener Art Museum in Doylestown

Beginning April 21st, the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown will provide art lovers with the chance to view a selection of 45 paintings and tapestries from the famed Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. The works from the Uffizi, which until this tour have never left Europe, embody the diversity, stylistic evolution, scale and technical mastery of art from Italy and Northern Europe over nearly 400 years, and represent a survey of European art at an important moment in its history. The exhibit features works by such Renaissance and Baroque masters as Sandro Botticelli, Il Parmigianino, Lorenzo Monaco, Il Guercino and Cristofano Allori.

The gallery will be on display from April 21st through August 10th, 2012. The museum’s hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free for members and children under six years of age. Non-member admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors $11 for college students with valid ID and $7.50 for children ages six through 18. Adult group tours are available for $12 per person. For more information, visit www.michenerartmuseum.org or call 215-340-9800. The museum is located at 38 South Pine St., Doylestown, PA.