Wednesday, March 30, 2011
If you’re not sure what your plans are yet, this list might help.
Despite the slightly odd forecast of snow in April for Friday, this weekend is packed full of events in the Phoenixville area. Head downtown to catch a movie, support vendors and check out spring’s First Friday. Saturday is teeming with events, and if you're looking to get out this weekend, you're sure to find something that strikes your interest. Breakfast Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Where/When: Franklin Commons, Sat. April 2, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Why Go: Sponsored by the Phoenixville Area Inter-Faith Council’s Social Concerns Committee, this event to honor MLK will feature the presentation of the Emma Valenteen Award of Compassion. The keynote speaker is Dr. Walter D. Greason, a professor at Ursinus College. Pricing; Tickets for the …
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Try your luck, participate in a murder mystery and catch a high school musical.
This weekend looks to be a little bit chilly, and might be best spent cozied up indoors. That doesn’t mean you have to stay home, however. All the events listed here will be held indoors, so you won’t have to brave the (not very spring-like) elements if you don’t want to. The spring musical opens this week at Phoenixville Area High School. In addition, you can help support the Phoenixville Fire Company at its annual Night at the Races. You’ll find all this and more this weekend in Phoenixville. Don’t forget to check out our full events calendar and add your own events if you have something coming up. A Night at the Races Where/When: Phoenix Hose Hook and Ladder Co., No. 1, Sat., March 26, doors open at 6 p.m. and races start at 7 p.m. Why …
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Phoenixville has a lot to offer this weekend.
This weekend offers something for everyone in the Phoenixville area. Events include a post-St. Patrick’s Day pub crawl (and the pub crawl crew will run a 5K in beforehand), a comedy show presented by the high school baseball team and the famous free water ice day at Petrucci’s Ice Cream. There will also be an antiques show in Kimberton and a show at Steel City to benefit depression and suicide prevention. Whatever you’re looking for, you can find it in the Phoenixville area. Free Water Ice at Petrucci’s Where/When: Petrucci’s Ice Cream and Water Ice, Sat., March 19, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Why Go: This popular spot serving up cold treats has been open a couple weeks now, but this weekend officially kicks off the spring season. Stop in for a free…
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Hop in for this weekend’s pub crawl, catch the final performance of “Rabbit Hole” and get your work clothes out.
For the upcoming events in the Phoenixville area, this weekend marks several endings. First, those counting down until St. Patrick’s Day have the day in sight now, and they can start the fun early with this year’s pub crawl. “Rabbit Hole,” performed by Forge Theatre, winds down its run, and the final writers series sponsored by Wolfgang Books will take place Saturday. With endings, however, come beginnings. After some nasty weather this winter, volunteers will head out to Reservoir Dogs Park to help clean up and ready the park for spring, and this weekend brings a new opportunity to start working with the Phoenixville Area Time Bank. Pre-St. Patty’s Day Pub Crawl Where/When: Downtown Phoenixville at participating bars, Sat., March 12, 12 p…
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Donuts, pancakes, Italian food and a few extra events are thrown into the mix for the upcoming week.
Hungry for pancakes? You’ll find two huge helpings this weekend. No matter what part of the Phoenixville area you reside in, you’ll be mere minutes away from a pancake breakfast on Saturday. If a double dose of pancake breakfasts (with a bonus maple sugar festival thrown in) doesn’t strike your fancy, maybe donuts will do. Kimberton Fire Company’s delicious Donut Days will help mark Fastnacht Day on March 8. An Italian dinner benefit caps off the food-related goodness coming up in the Phoenixville area. Still not hungry? Take in a play at Kimberton Waldorf School. “Bye Bye Birdie” runs March 3 – 5. A bridal show will also be held in Phoenixville on Sunday, and Friday is First Friday, so there’s a ton of fun stuff (and a new exhibit opening…
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Put some spring in your step, Phoenixville.
This week’s weekend planner features a plethora of activities to get you in step with spring. Several things are opening—the play “Rabbit Hole” debuts at Forge Theatre, a gallery opening will be held at Camphill Village Kimberton Hills and the Phoenixville favorite Petrucci’s opens its doors for the season. 1. Petrucci’s Opening Day Where/When: Petrucci’s Ice Cream, 472 Nutt Rd., Phoenixville, Sat., Feb. 26, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Why Go: Visit the pink parking lot for the first time in 2011. While there won’t be any free water ice (that will be offered in a few weeks), you can still go hang out and order something chilly to herald in the spring. Pricing: Varies, depending on what you order 2. Opening Night for “Rabbit Hole” Where/When: Forge …
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Catch some metal bands, watch rugby, pick out produce and more in the Phoenixville area.
It’s Valentine’s Day weekend, so you might be going out to dinner or catching a film, but if you’re looking for more to do around the Phoenixville area, here’s a guide to what’s coming up. 1. Metal Night Where/When: Sunstone Studios/Lighthouse Lounge, Friday Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Why Go: It’s the first metal night at this venue, featuring the bands Rest Your Case, More High and ThrodL. An e-mail regarding the event states the night will include “three bands to rattle the walls (and our skulls).” ‘Nuff said, really. Pricing: $7, or $8 for BYOB 2. Nuno Felting Workshop Where/When: Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, Saturday, Feb. 12, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Why Go: It’s primetime for scarves, and after attending this workshop, you’ll walk …
Thursday, February 3, 2011
It's Thursday and you've got no idea what to do this weekend.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Phoenixville Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your weekend. Check our picks for the activities to hit and new bars/restaurants/shops to explore. 1. First Friday Where/When: Downtown Phoenixville, Friday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Why Go: Art galleries, bars and downtown businesses sometimes hold special events and the downtown bustles more than usual on the first Friday of the month. Pricing: Free, but you may have to pay for parking. 2. John Eddie at Steel City Where/When: Steel City Coffeehouse, Saturday at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Why Go: John Eddie and his band bring their soul, folk and rockabilly sound to Steel City for an intimate night of music. There's a different opening act for each of the two shows. Pricing: $20 in …