What's happening in and around Phoenixville, PA.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

TEDxPhoenixville Returns on October 5th

TEDxPhoenixville returns to the Colonial Theatre on Saturday, October 5th.

From the Colonial website:
From the unique perspectives of science, music, technology, visual arts, education and humor, a lively mixture of ideas and people will lead to inspiration and innovation that has yet to be determined today! TEDxPhoenixville is most determined that you takeaway a new energy and determination in your own life. What are you determined to do? What’s stopping you? We’re excited to share an eclectic program of interesting speakers and performers – most of whom you’ve probably not previously heard of, all of whom are determined to bring something unique and special to the stage. The program starts promptly at 10AM so please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early so you have ample time to check in, pick up your name badge & lunch voucher and settle in. We anticipate that things will wrap up at 4PM.

For more information and to buy tickets, visit the Colonial Theatre's TEDxPhoenixville page.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

3rd Annual Manifest Your Destiny Expo Expanding into New Realms

The Manifest Your Destiny Expo returns to Kimberton, PA for its third year with more demos, speakers, vendors AND a Meet & Greet party for spiritually minded singles.

The 3rd Annual Manifest Your Destiny Expo will take place on October 12 & 13, 2013 in Kimberton, PA. Manifest Your Destiny is multicultural in nature and our main goals are to raise consciousness, create awareness about healthy lifestyles, to build community and to give back to charities in need.

Speakers at this year’s event include: Jeff Carreira - Transformation Educator & Contemporary Spiritual Teacher; Rob Scott- Fundamental Life Shift Coach; Doreen Carrie - Creator of Social Magnetizing; Annmarie Butera - Culinary Wellness Chef; John Amoroso - Ph.D., Educator, Artist, Transpersonal Psychotherapist & Author of "Awakening Past Lives" and Charlene Briggs - Registered Bach Flower Essence Practitioner.

Musical performances will be provided by: Spirit Wing, Bhakti Boys/Kirtan Music, Sharon Sable, Japanese Drummers, Dave Antonio, Obi Kaye and special guests TELESMA - Psychedelic Rock, World Music & Trance.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Phoenixville Senior Center Hosting 3rd Annual Fall Gathering this Friday

On Friday, September 27th, the Phoenixville Area Senior Center will be hosting their annual Fall Gathering. This year's gathering, being presented by Fox Rothschild, LLC and held at the Covered Bridge Room at Kimberton Fire Company, will feature the entertaining style of the Dueling Pianists "Tony T" DeCarolis and "Wildman Joe" Marchetti.

Come out for this fun filled night of music, comedy, food (Mooreheads/Collegville), drink (wine & beer open bar), dancing, and more. Doors open at 6:30pm with dinner being served from 7-8pm and entertainment from 8-10:30pm. All-inclusive tickets are $75/each and can be purchased by calling 484-955-0535 or 610-935-1515.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Phoenixville Ghost Tours Extend Season

Popular demand and sold-out tour nights have convinced locally-owned Ghost Tours of Phoenixville to extend their fall schedule. The walking tour of the state’s “most haunted borough” has been extended and is now running from September 13th through November 5th.

Owner and Phoenixville resident Andrea Berger is in the 10th year of entertaining tour-goers with collected stories and experiences of our town’s historical and paranormal events. “We are glad to have so much demand for the Ghost Tours,” said Andrea Berger, “so opening the dates up for extra weeks seemed like a great idea. We hated having to turn people away last year, when we operated only for the month of October.”

“The fall is a perfect time to be out and about in Phoenixville,” added Andrea Berger. “We’ve had everyone from school groups, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, and groups of couples ready for an entertaining evening sign up for our walking tours.”

The guided, story-driven tour of the town’s historically haunted spots lasts about 90 minutes on each Friday and Saturday night of the season, weather permitting. The tour begins and ends at the Pickering Creek Inn at 37 Bridge Street.

To reserve a spot, call (215) 237-1166 or learn more about it at GhostToursofPhoenixville.com.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

4th Annual Green Earth Festival This Saturday

Phoenixville is celebrating community and sustainability at the 4th Annual Green Earth Festival on the Schuylkill River Trail on September 21 from 9AM - 2PM. See Google map for location.

The festival features exhibitors, food, music, and children's entertainment.

Visit the Festival Exhibitors that specialize in eco-friendly products, renewable energy, earth-friendly services, environmental / trails / recycling advocacy, and organizations that are making a difference by protecting the environment and building a sustainable and maintainable local economy. The festival will feature local businesses and service groups that are working to make our region a more sustainable community.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Firebird Festival Saved, will be held Saturday, December 14th

Council last night voted to approve the new plans for the Firebird Festival, moving the event to Friendship Field on Phoenixville's north side.

From firebirdfestival.com:

The festival has been approved. We thank the Borough council.

The festival date is December 14th 2013. We'll have our 100+ performers on Bridge street and in Friendship Field from 3-7:30 pm, with buses transporting people back and forth. We will have space for a large and interesting Craft vending area. For Food we have our good local vendors, and we have contact with several gourmet trailers from Philly. At 7:30 we'll have a long parade with lanterns, peace birds and other puppets, dancers and drummers, from Bridge up to Fillmore (3/4 of a mile up hill. I know I'm pushing it). If you have something you would like to contribute to the parade, or for any other add-on you think would be good, please let me know. We will light the bird 8:15

TOSDV presents "The Mask of Zorro" with live theatre organ accompaniment

On Sunday, September 22nd, come out to the Colonial Theatre as the Theatre Organ Society of the Delaware Valley is presents “The Mask of Zorro” starring Douglas Fairbanks. This 1920 silent feature film introduced movie audiences to the swashbuckling romantic hero and was the first in a series of “Zorro” adventure films. Providing the live theatre organ accompaniment on the TOSDV Wurlitzer built in 1922 will be Christian Elliott of Santa Clara, CA, the 2009 ATOS “Organist of the Year” and the premier specialist in creating accurate re-creations of authentic silent film accompaniment.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under and can be purchased at the Colonial Theatre website. For more information, please visit tosdv.org.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Deuces Wild Comedy Club opens at Valley Forge Casino This Thursday

Come out to Valley Forge Casino this Thursday night for the Grand Opening of the Deuce's Wild Comedy Club. From montgomerynews.com:
On the first anniversary of bringing talented comics to the Valley Forge Casino stage, OutFront Entertainment is introducing the Deuces Wild Comedy Club to the casino on Sept. 12. The very first show at the comedy club will feature comedians Joey Gay, Pat House and Patrick Dodd.

A native of Brooklyn, Joey Gay has an impressive resume, including NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” He’s performed onstage at noteworthy clubs like New York’s Caroline’s on Broadway, Comedy Village, Laugh Factory and Catch a Rising Star.

As an actor, he’s been seen on NBC’s “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “Deadline,” as well as MTV’s “Damage Control.”

The show starts at 8pm and tickets are $25 at the door. You can also buy tickets online at nightout.com, enter the promo code comedy to save $10!

Doors open at 6 and there are food specials until 7.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Fourth Annual Phoenixville Blues Festival Takes Place This Saturday

Phoenixville Blues Festival returns to Reeves Park for the fourth time this Saturday, September 7th. Things kick off at noon when Main Line School of Rock's Delta Squad will take the stage. In all, eleven bands will be performing, culminating with Allman Brothers tribute band Hotlanta playing from 8:50-10pm.

For more info on the festival, visit their site at pvilleblues.org.