WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Celtic tunes at Pottstown Regional Library, Monster Jam in Philly, beers, film and much more on tap

Charlie Zahm performs at Pottstown Regional Library on Saturday, April 28.
Charlie Zahm performs at Pottstown Regional Library on Saturday, April 28. SUBMITTED PHOTO
The legendary monster truck Grave Digger will return to Philadelphia.
The legendary monster truck Grave Digger will return to Philadelphia. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Mechanical monsters

Lincoln Financial Field: Monster Jam features Black Pearl, Grave Digger, Great Clips Mohawk Warrior, Hurricane Force, Lucas Oil Crusader, Max-DTM, Mutant, Over Bored, Saigon Shaker, Son-Uva Digger, Team Hot Wheels Firestorm, VP Racing Fuel’s Mad Scientist, along with the new truck Whiplash. Show time is 7 p.m. May 5 at the Eagles home stadium at 1 Lincoln Financial Way, Philadelphia. Tickets are available at www.monsterjam.com/tickets. New in 2018 is a Pit Party Early Access pass.

Celtic tunes at Pottstown Library

Pottstown Regional Library: Charlie Zahm performs at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. Zahm will perform the Jacobite Risings in song and story. Come out for an evening of Celtic songs and refreshments.

Pottstown Regional Public Library is located at 500 E. High Street, Pottstown. Call (610-970-6551) to reserve tickets. Tickets $20, all proceeds benefit the library.

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Carnival delights

Broomall Fire Company Carnival: Visit the carnival across from the firehouse at West Chester Pike and Malin Road from 6 to 11 p.m. Fridays, 3 to 11 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 6 p.m. Sundays April 27-May 6.

Beer garden season

Philadelphia parks: Parks on Tap, a traveling community beer garden created by Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, is back for a third season through Sept. 30. Each week Parks on Tap will travel to a different Philadelphia park on a Wednesday and stay through Sunday, offering a barbecue-inspired menu with rotating seasonal food and beer specials in a family-friendly setting. All Parks on Tap locations will include seating and tables, games and a menu of hot food, salads, and snacks. Stay up to date at www.parksontap.com.

Movie magic

West Chester Film Festival: From April 27-29 check out a selection of short films, and talks with filmmakers, writers, directors and actors. See the festival schedule at www.westchesterfilmfestival.com.

Hiway Theater: “Spinning Man,” a film based on a book by Jenkintown native George Harrar and starring Pierce Brosnan and Minnie Driver, is shown at 4 p.m. May 5, featuring a Q&A with Harrar. Tickets are $11.25, $9 for seniors 62+ and for those younger than 25. The theater is at 212 Old York Road, Jenkintown. Call (267) 864-0065.

Get fed

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church: A Food Truck Festival runs noon to 5 p.m. April 28 on the church grounds, 1809 Hoffmansville Road, Sassamansville. The event includes craft vendors, live animals and a moonbounce.

Saving the day

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center: Greater Philadelphia Comic Con is held 3 to 8 p.m. April 27, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 28 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 29 at 100 Station Ave., Upper Providence. Numerous cosplay groups and comics artists will be in attendance, and special guests scheduled to appear include Val Kilmer, Ric Flair, Carroll Spinney, The Nasty Boys, Peter Davison, Road Warrior Animal, Jonathan Frakes, Kel Mitchell, Brent Spiner, Brian Herring, Michael Colter, Steve Cardenas, Jeremy Bulloch, Marty Grabstein, David Bradley and many more. Tickets are $59.95 for the weekend, $25 on Friday only, $45 Saturday only and $30 Sunday only. Get complete information at www.philadelphiacomiccon.com.

Hear music

Trinity Lutheran Church: The Choristers presents “Folk Music: The Fabric of the British and American Experience,” plus a bluegrass Mass with accompaniment by The DePue Brothers Band. The program starts at 7:30 p.m. April 28 at 1000 W. Main St., Lansdale. Get tickets and more information at (215) 542-7871 or www.thechoristers.org.

Upper Darby Performing Arts Center: The Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra closes out their season with at 3 p.m. April 29 at 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill. Tickets are $20, $17 for seniors 62+, $5 for students. Call (610) 622-1189.

VE Club: A spring concert featuring the Franklinville Schwarzwald Männerchor, the Damenchor Wald-Echo (German ladies chorus) and guest instrumentalists starts at 4 p.m. April 29. The program includes pieces by Mozart, Beethoven and Handel; German folk songs and drinking songs; songs celebrating the arrival of spring; and more. The club is at 130 Davisville Road, Warminster. After the concert, there will be music for dancing. Food and drinks will be available for purchase, including a full bar. Call at (215) 486-3440.

Boyertown High School: The Boyertown Alumni Marching Unit salutes movie music with their 42nd annual Spring Concert, “Lights, Camera, Music!”, at 7 p.m. April 28 in the school’s auditorium, 120 Monroe St., Boyertown. Tickets are $5, $2 for students, free for children under 6.

Curtain call

Bryn Mawr College: Bryn Mawr and Haverford college’s student dancers will take to the stage for the Bryn Mawr College Dance Department’s annual Spring Dance Concert at 7:30 p.m. April 27-28 in the McPherson Auditorium in Goodhart Hall, 101 N. Merion Ave., Bryn Mawr. Admission is free, the concert is open to the public, and a reception follows in the Benham Gateway Lobby. Call (610) 526-5210.

Upper Darby Performing Arts Center: Pennsylvania Ballet II presents “Prince Charming: A Cinderella Story” at 11 a.m. April 28 at 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill. Tickets range from $10-$13, with a discount for members. Visit www.udpac.org.

Stroll or sprint over

Norristown Farm Park: Find out why April’s full moon is sometimes called the pink moon or the fish moon with a “meandering walk” to enjoy the sounds and smells of spring. Meet in parking lot No. 2 at 7:15 p.m. April 29. This free program is appropriate for adults and children 8 and up. Pre-registration is required by calling (610) 270-0215 or emailing rking2@montcopa.org. The park is at Barley Sheaf Drive and Germantown Pike, East Norriton.

Memorial Park, Pottstown: A Bark For Life event for the American Cancer Society happens from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 28 in the park at 75 W. King St. Visit http://main.acsevents.org or contact Rebecca at (717) 397-3745 or rebecca.theriaque@cancer.org.

Franklin Field: The Penn Relays continue through April 28, as top high school, collegiate, masters and even Olympic athletes take to Franklin Field for events like the 4 x 400 meters relay, javelin, pole vault, 100-meter dash, mile runs, sprints and more. Find more information at www.thepennrelays.com.

Historical perspective

Selma Mansion: The Norristown Preservation Society living history event originally scheduled for April 7 at the historic Selma Mansion at 301 West Airy St., Norristown, has been rescheduled to 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 28. “The Ladies of Selma II” tells the stories about the women who lived in Selma Mansion. View historical women’s clothing, learn the forgotten political histories of pockets and pot holders, make fresh butter, sample recipes from history and more. Admission is free.

Art adventures

Main Line Art Center: The “Art in Action” exhibition is open April 29-June 2 at 746 Panmure Road, Haverford. A free exhibition opening and campaign kickoff event from 6:30 to 9 p.m. April 28 is open to the public, but you need to RSVP at www.mainlineart.org.

Greater Norristown Art League: An art and photography show and sale presented by Tom Lebish and Larry Meyers is held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 28 and noon to 5 p.m. April 29 at 800 W. Germantown Pike, East Norriton.

Hunt for treasures

Renninger’s Antique and Farmers Market: The Antiques Extravaganza returns through April 28. Browse furniture, glassware, jewelry, China, ceramics, paper dolls, tinware, clocks, paintings, prints, toys, textiles and more. Doors open at 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday at 740 Noble St., Kutztown. Friday admission is $6, Saturday admission is $4. Call (610) 683-6848 or visit www.renningers.net.

Get in free

Barnes Foundation: “Freedom of Movement” is the theme for the PECO Free First Sunday Family Day 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 6 at 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia. It means free admission at the Barnes, with priority access for families with children under 18. Check out the collection, the new Renoir exhibition, and family activities and performances. Learn more at www.barnesfoundation.org/whats-on/peco-free-first-sunday-family-day-may2018.

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