The following events are planned for the coming week across the region:
â¢ The Santander Performing Arts Center, Reading, kicks off Halloween weekend with a screening of âThe Rocky Horror Picture Showâ, hosted by Barry Bostwick, who played Brad Majors, on Fridays at 7:30 pm. The event features the Sweet Translucent Dreams live shadow cast, audience participation, souvenir exhibition and costume contest. Saturday, the Fab Four takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. for its tribute to the Beatles. And Tuesday at 7:30 am, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick will take the stage to support “In Another World”, their 20th studio album. Tickets for all three events are on sale at ticketmaster.com.
â¢ Universal Pictures is celebrating the 90th anniversary of its classic monsters on Saturday with a dual feature of the original “The Invisible Man” and “The Wolf Man” in select theaters. HG Wells’ signature adaptation of “The Invisible Man” stars Claude Rains as a mysterious scientist who discovers a serum that makes him invisible. He soon realizes, however, that the same drug that makes him invisible is slowly driving him mad and capable of committing unspeakable acts of terror. In 1941, “The Wolf Man” introduced the world to a new universal movie monster, and the werewolf mythology was forever redefined. With a heart-wrenching performance by Lon Chaney Jr. and groundbreaking makeup by Jack Pierce, this story of a cursed man who turns into a deadly werewolf when the moon is full has not only become a genre masterpiece. horror, but all time. For participating theaters, show times and tickets, visit fathomevents.com.
â¢ SoulJoel’s Comedy Dome, Royersford, hosts a Comedy Showcase and Roast on Fridays at 7 p.m., featuring Chris Roach, Mark DeMayo, Dennis Rooney, Buddy Harris, Missy G. Hall, Dan Callahan, Kunal C. Arora and host James Mattern. Then for the last shows under the dome before moving to a new location, Gilbert Gottfried will perform on Saturday at 6 pm and 8:30 pm The first show is sold out. Tickets for the second show are $ 25 at souljoelscomedyclub.nightout.com. The shows are take-out chairs, food and drink.
â¢ The Haunted Shocktoberfest Theme Park, located in Willow Glen Park, Sinking Spring, is open Friday through Sunday this weekend, as well as November 5 and 6. The counters are open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays. Gardens and food and drink stalls open at 5, and attractions open at 7. Attractions include Zombie Safari Hayride, Unknown 3.0, Prison of the Dead, Midway Massacre, and Ground Assault. In addition, the Shock Club will host a Halloween party on Friday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., with entertainment by KONO Nation Band and DJ Tuaca Ted. Tickets for the Halloween party are $ 20. For all park ticket options, check out shocktoberfest.com.
â¢ The Colonial Theater, Phoenixville, hosts the A Nightmare Horror Film Marathon on Bridge Street 2, with screenings of âBeetlejuiceâ and âTrick or Treatâ on Saturdays starting at 7 pm. Hosted by Dash Daring from Blobfest, the evening will also feature cartoons, surprises and the unveiling of the new Home of the Blobfest T-shirts. Tickets are $ 19 at thecolonialtheater.com.
â¢ Spicy Records presents Mega Show PA, an evening of Latin music featuring Dalex, Archangel, Justin Quiles, CJ, El Alfa and more, on Saturdays at 6 p.m. at Santander Arena, Reading. Tickets start at $ 79 on ticketmaster.com.
â¢ The Sellersville Theater presents the Springsteen Hommage Act Bruce in the USA on Thursday at 8 p.m., the U2 Unforgettable Fire tribute show on Friday at 8 p.m., Livingston Taylor on Saturday at 8 p.m., The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra on Sunday at 2 p.m., Dennis Quaid on Sunday at 8 p.m., and the Airplane Family performing the 50th and over a year of Jefferson Airplane founder Paul Kanter’s masterpiece, “Blows Against the Empire.” For tickets, visit st94.com.
â¢ Keswick Theater, Glenside presents The Fixx on Fridays at 8 p.m., Blue Oyster Cult on Saturdays at 8 p.m., an evening of The Doors’ greatest hits starring Robby Krieger, Vanilla Fudge and Moon City Masters on Sunday at 8 p.m. and comedian Louis CK next Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 pm For tickets, visit keswicktheater.com.
â¢ The Reading Science Center will hold its first anniversary on Saturday from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm It will feature hands-on experiences, gifts, birthday cupcakes, candy and over 40 hands-on exhibits. Admission is free for children who come disguised as their favorite scientist; for everyone else, it’s $ 8. Validated parking is available at the DoubleTree by Hilton garage.
â¢ The Dove Prize-winning Triumphant Quartet will perform Sunday at 3 pm at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fleetwood. In 2019, the quartet received a Dove Award for their album “Yes”, voted Gospel Album of the Year. They were also voted Artist of the Year by Southern Gospel News three years in a row in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Tickets cost $ 20 for adults and $ 10 for children under 12. Contact Sharon or Missy Neff at 610-657-8727 to reserve.
â¢ Ardmore Music Hall presents The Expendables with Ballyhoo! and Tunnel Vision on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Hayes Carll with Aaron Raitiere on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and the Old 97’s with Cliff Hillis on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. For tickets visit ardmoremusichall.com.
â¢ 118 North’s Tailgate Under the Tent free outdoor concert series at Wayne Picnic Grove features Chestnut Grove with Wallis on Fridays at 6 p.m., and an 80s dance party with DJ Frankie Who on Saturdays at 7 p.m. Chestnut Grove, based in Perkiomenville, celebrates the release of their first full studio album, “The Album”, available on Chestnutgrove.band. For details on other shows taking place inside 118 North, visit 118northwayne.com.
â¢ Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board and King of Prussia Mall announced the launch of the first Arts Montco Wall, showcasing original artwork by Montgomery County artists on display in the mall’s connecting corridor, between Mind Games and Kendra Scott. The installation highlights the variety of local artists from the Valley Forge area, including Sandy Alves of Collegeville, Anthe of Flourtown, Katherine Bampfield of East Norriton, Harry Boardman of Souderton, Pandemic Design Studio of Bridgeport, Robby Schlesinger of ‘Elkins Park and Lynnette Shelley from Norristown.
â¢ Los Angeles-based contemporary dance company BODYTRAFFIC performs Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Miller Center for the Arts at Reading Area Community College. BODYTRAFFIC brings to life the timeless music of Peggy Lee, James Brown and the great standards of American jazz. Tickets cost $ 54 at millercenter.racc.edu/bodytraffic.
â¢ The Phoenixville Harvest Festival takes place Thursday through Sunday at various locations. It starts on Thursday with a night market with food, entertainment and vendors from 6-9 p.m. at the Main & Bridge Street parking lot. On Friday, the Colonial Theater will present a screening of âET the extra terrestrialâ at 7 pm. at Reeves Park. And on Sunday, Pints ââ& Pups with beer, wine, spirits, live music, and adoptable rescue animals will run from noon to 4 p.m. at the Main & Bridge Street parking lot. For more information, see phoenixvilleharvestfestival.com.