Many St. Patrick’s Day events are happening throughout the weekend [Events roundup] – Reading eagle
The following events are planned for the coming week across the region:
• The Sellersville Theater celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with a concert by Celtic rock band Barleyjuice Thursday at 8 p.m. Barleyjuice is a nationally acclaimed band from the Philadelphia area. The brainchild of singer-songwriter Kyf Brewer, Barleyjuice has been on the Celtic rock scene for over 20 years, releasing eight albums. As well as rocking Irish traditionals with gritty authenticity, Brewer writes the majority of the band’s originals and covers lead vocals, guitar, accordion, harmonica, mandolin, bouzouki, piano and bagpipes. Also on the agenda this weekend in Sellersville, Steve Forbert Friday at 8 p.m., Wishbone Ash Saturday at 8 p.m. and Spyro Gyra Sunday at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. On Tuesday, prog-rock pioneers Nektar will perform. For tickets and more information, visit st94.com.
• The I’m So Fancy Fridays drag show at the Colonial Theater in Phoenixville celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with “It Ain’t Easy Being Green!” Friday at 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are sold on Simpletix.com. The St. Patrick’s Day celebration continues at the Colonial with the Irish Comedy Tour on Sundays at 7.30pm. The band recreates the atmosphere of a Dublin pub with a cast of comedians and musicians whose ancestors hail from the Emerald Isle. They tear apart and validate all Irish myths and stereotypes. Tickets range from $25 to $35 at thecolonialtheatre.com.
• The Tartan Terrors headline a concert Friday at 7:30 pm at the Miller Center for the Arts at Reading Area Community College. The Celtic outfit mixes the energy of a rock show with humor and jitters. With a distinctive bagpipe and fiddle sound, driving drum sounds and signature guitar styles, and a proud tradition of making Celtic music fun and accessible to all audiences, the Terrors have performed on big stages across the world. ‘North America. Tickets are $39 at millercenter.racc.edu.
• The Bally Hotel, Route 100, Bally celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with its annual Irish Wake Thursday to Saturday. As well as a full menu of Irish specialties, the hotel will feature live music nightly at 7 in a heated tent, featuring the Fuzz Mob on Thursdays, Mike Greer & Co. on Fridays and Punkabillys on Saturdays.
• The Upper Bucks Celtic Fest is scheduled for Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Perkasie. The free event will feature Irish music and dancing, a beer tent, children‘s crafts, food and art vendors and a kilt contest. Miss Cindy School of Dance, Brooklyn Bards, Dancing on Eire School of Irish Dance, Aisling Mor Academy of Irish Dance, Fitzpatrick School of Irish Dance and the Punkabillys are scheduled to perform from 11.30am. For more information, see ubcc.org/celticfest.
• Winter Jam, Christian music’s biggest multi-artist tour, returns to Santander Arena, Reading, on Thursday at 7pm with headliners Skillet and Tauren Wells, plus many other acts. Skillet, best known for songs like “Whispers in the Dark,” “Hero” and “Monster,” is touring in support of his new album, “Dominion.” Wells has just released his hit single “Famous For” which won Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year at the 2021 GMA Dove Music Awards. Other artists will include KB, Colton Dixon, I Am They and NewSong. Shane Pruitt will preach the gospel while Abby Robertson and Bayside Worship will lead the pre-jam. Tickets are $10 at the door. For more information, visit 2022.jamtour.com.
• Santander Performing Arts Center, Reading, presents concerts by Postmodern Jukebox on Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Eaglemania and Tusk on Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. New York City Pianist Scott Bradlee created Postmodern Jukebox in a basement in Queens, NY in 2011 with the aim of recreating today’s pop hits in the classic sounds of yesterday’s legends. Miley Cyrus has become the Platters. Bruno Mars became Frank Sinatra. The Spice Girls became the Andrews Sisters. Guns N’ Roses has become Bessie Smith. The band have become a mainstay of pop culture, having played over 1,000 shows on six continents, including acclaimed venues like Radio City Music Hall, Sydney Opera House and Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Eaglemania and Tusk will pay tribute to the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac respectively. With sets that include state-of-the-art LEDs, high-definition displays and multimedia content, RAIN will bring the Beatles’ “Abbey Road” album to life in note-for-note renditions. For tickets and more information, visit santander-arena.com.
• The Spring/Summer Just Between Friends sale runs through Sunday at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks. Shippers will offer new and gently used children’s and maternity items including clothing, toys, baby equipment, strollers, high chairs, cribs, joggers, baby gear, maternity, baby carriers, playgrounds, playsets, coats, shoes and more. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit phillyexpocenter.com.
• Simple Gifts performs Sunday at 4 pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Phoenixville. This award-winning duo of Linda Littleton and Karen Hirshon perform on a range of instruments, including two violins, mandolin, hammered dulcimer, recorders and guitar, as well as more unusual instruments like the bowed psaltery, the baritone violin, banjolin, guitjo and doumbek. They perform a variety of ethnic folk music, including local Irish jigs and American reels, klezmer freilachs, haunting gypsy melodies and exotic Balkan dance tunes. Throughout their performances, they put their own distinctive stamp on traditional tunes, blending styles from various cultures with their American roots.
• The Reading Community Players will present Agatha Christie’s murder mystery “The Mousetrap”, conducted by Randy Miller and co-director Nicole Genest, Friday and Saturday at 7.30pm and Sunday at 3pm at George Baer Chapel, 45 S. Sixth St., Reading. ‘The Mousetrap’ opened in London’s West End in 1952 and ran continuously until March 2020 when it was discontinued due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mary Britton and Brian Miller star as Mollie and Giles Ralston, who are new to the country inn scene and open Monkswell Manor to their first guests. A winter storm sets in, threatening to snow all the guests. Additionally, the broadcaster announces that London police are looking for a murderer who slipped his crack after killing an older woman. After guests arrive, including an unexpected late arrival, tension mounts as the personalities clash. The next day, a police sergeant arrives and begins questioning the guests suspecting that one of them is the person who had escaped the hunt in London. Tickets are available at www.readingcommplayers.com.
• Chris Roach headlines SoulJoel’s Comedy Club Friday at 7 p.m. at his pop-up location at the Westover Golf Club in Jeffersonville. Roach is a comedian and actor who has brought his unique sense of humor to some of the nation’s biggest and best-known stages, such as Gotham Comedy Club, Comic Strip Live NYC, The Borgata in Atlantic City and The Paramount in Huntington, NY He is best known for his major recurring role as Mott on the hit CBS sitcom “Kevin Can Wait.” Tickets are $20 for general admission and $30 for VIP at souljoels.com.
• Bear Creek Mountain Resort, Longswamp Township, Berks County, features live music in its rock garden Saturday and Sunday from 2-5 p.m. . For more information, visit bcmountainresort.com.
• The Keswick Theatre, Glenside presents Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox on Thursdays at 8pm, Bruce Springsteen tribute band Bruce in the USA on Fridays at 8pm and comedian John Crist on Sundays at 7pm. For tickets and more information, visit the keswicktheatre. com.
• The Ardmore Music Hall kicks off its weekend with Steal Your Peach, which pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Allman Brothers Band’s “Eat a Peach” album and the Grateful Dead’s “Europe ’72”. Both albums will be performed in their entirety. The Smithereens with Marshall Crenshaw will headline an 8pm show on Friday, with the opening of Pawnshop Roses. Saturday is Satsang with Tim Snider and Wolfgang Timber at 8 p.m., followed by the Outlaws with the Miners on Sunday at 7 p.m., Oz Noy Trio with Dennis Chambers and Jimmy Haslip at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Cassadee Pope with Doublecamp at 8 p.m. Wednesday noon. For tickets and more information, visit ardmoremusichall.com.