What's happening in and around Phoenixville, PA.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Bacon Brothers Return to the Colonial on Saturday, September 28th

They're back! The Colonial Theatre is Bringing Back the Bacons Saturday, Sep 28, 8PM. The concert, donated by the Bacon Brothers, will benefit both the Association for the Colonial Theatre (ACT) and the French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust (FPCCT). Tickets go on sale Aug 30. The first five rows are reserved for sponsors, so if you would like to be a sponsor, contact Mary Foote, Executive Director of the Colonial Theatre.

For more information, visit the Colonial Theatre.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Elska Live at the Colonial Theatre

Elska, a new award-winning family music artist, will be performing in the Philadelphia area at The Colonial Theatre on Tuesday, August 13th at 10:30 AM for a special all-ages concert with songs about her life on her imaginary Arctic Island.

Elska, played by NYC-based singer/actress Shelley Wollert, has been making waves since the release of her award-winning debut pop-electronic album Middle of Nowhere. Elska is backed by a spell-binding blend of metallophones, chimes, bells, and twinkling analog synthesizers that entrance children as they learn about Elska's beautiful island and her small group of quirky friends.

Check out Elska's video for the song "Midnight Sun in the Arctic" to get a feel for the ambient, dreamy magic that is Elska.

Tickets for the show are just $8.50 and can be purchased at the Colonial Theatre website.

Phoenixville Food Festival/Restaurant Week Coming in October

The first ever Phoenixville Food Festival will be held downtown on Saturday, October 5th. Phoenixville First, the local organization of town leaders, has put together a food event that will include a Food Truck Festival on Saturday from 12-6pm, followed by a restaurant week Sunday - Thursday (10/6 - 10/10). Also on October 5th, the downtown will host two additional events, TEDx at the Colonial Theatre and a Pub Crawl with participating bars. The Food Festival will feature not only great food but also free parking, musical acts and a vendor area.

For more information on the Festival, visit phoenixvillefoodfestival.com.

Pedal through Civil War History on the Schuylkill River Trail Bike Tour Series: Cycles & Cemeteries Ride

The September 21 ride along the trail incorporates a unique mix of cycling and history, with guided tours of two historic cemeteries where Civil War notables are buried.

Take a ride along the Schuylkill River Trail and through the gates of two historic cemeteries where you can visit the gravesites of Civil War notables, including Gettysburg Generals Meade and Hancock.

The Schuylkill River Heritage Area is hosting the second ride in the Schuylkill River Trail Bike Tour Series on Saturday, September 21. The Cycles & Cemeteries Ride will take cyclists along the Schuylkill River Trail from Norristown to East Falls, with visits to Montgomery Cemetery in West Norriton and Laurel Hill Cemetery in East Falls.

Ride options include 14 and 28-mile distances, and all participants can take guided or self-guided tours of the cemeteries on foot.

The Schuylkill River Trail Bike Tour Series is a three-year series of annual rides that was introduced by the Schuylkill River Heritage Area last year. Each fall, a different section of trail is featured. All the rides are intended to raise awareness of the connections that can be made from Schuylkill River Trail to regional historic sites.

The Pub at Wegmans' New Summer Beer, Tale Chaser IPA, Brewed Exclusively by Sly Fox

Throughout the summer, beer lovers looking for the latest from local, award-winning craft brewery Sly Fox can visit the four regional locations of The Pub at Wegmans, in Allentown, PA (3900 West Tilghman Street, 610-336-7900), Collegeville, PA (600 Commerce Drive, 484-902-1560), King of Prussia, PA (1 Village Drive, 484-690-3560), and Malvern, PA (50 Foundry Way, 484-913-9660), for an exclusive taste of Tale Chaser IPA, the brewery’s latest collaborative beer with Wegmans.

“Our winter collaborative beer with Sly Fox was such a rousing success that we knew we wanted to create a summer special, as well – and our Tale Chaser IPA has sold so well that we’ve already ordered a second batch brewed to keep up with demand!” says Kathy Haines, director of Wegmans in-store restaurants and Market Caf├ęs. “At The Pub, we’re proud to keep it fresh and local, and this special beer is a critical part of that mission.”
Tale Chaser IPA was created by Sly Fox brewers in collaboration with The Pub bartenders. It has a light hops flavor with a crisp and clean citrus finish. The Tale Chaser IPA is available to enjoy throughout the summer on draught for $4 per pint exclusively at The Pub at Wegmans, as well as to purchase in growlers at any of the four Pubs. The fanciful name was chosen from among the four local Pub locations, who each presented a “Top 10”-style list of reasons that their name was the best. The winner of was The Pub at Wegmans Allentown.