The Historical Society of Montgomery County is pleased to announce a new exhibition in its gallery that will run from February 21, 2017, to April 29, 2017. “Norristown Remembered” will feature Frank Batson’s paintings of Norristown and the surrounding region.
A Norristown native, Frank Batson has been interested in art nearly all of his life. Batson graduated from Norristown High School in 1954, and many of his paintings are inspired by his memories of Norristown and the surrounding area from the 1940s, ‘50s, and ‘60s. Some of the buildings and places still remain. Other scenes are long gone, but Batson’s paintings bring these places back to life. Batson, now a resident of Worcester, paints from both photographs and personal memory to bring back these views of Montgomery County with remarkable accuracy.
The exhibit is open during Society normal hours of operation and is free and open to the public. The Historical Society is open Monday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 1 p.m.-8 p.m. For Saturday hours call 610-272-0297.
Don’t miss Los Lobos’ return to Sellersville, this time with powerhouse performer Matt Andersen! Los Lobos has released a number of now-classics including “How Will The Wolf Survive?” “Don’t Worry Baby,” “Kiko And The Lavender Moon” and the number one cover of Richie Valens’ “La Bamba.” Los Lobos has thrilled audiences and fans for more than three decades and many sold out Sellersville shows, don’t miss this one!
Enjoy an enchanted evening at lovely Rose Bank Winery with hors d’oeuvres catered by JustFood and enjoying the company of some of Aark Wildlife’s resident animals. This one-of-a-kind event will be filled with music, silent auction items to bid on and delicious Rose Bank wine. All proceeds will support the over 5,000 native injured and orphaned wildlife that are cared for each year at Aark Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center. Tickets are $90 per person.
**VIP Preview from 6:00 to 7:00 PM includes champagne and extra time meeting Aark’s education animals and their handlers. VIP tickets are $130 per person or $250 per couple.
On Saturday, June 25 from 7-9 pm, the Arts Council of Princeton and Café Improv present home-grown performances of local and regional music, poetry and comedy. $2 General Admission; $1 ACP Members, students and seniors. To register to play and for more information, visit cafeimprov.com. Check cafeimprov.com before the performance to view a line-up of performers!
Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton. Parking is available in the Spring and Hulfish Street Garages as well as metered parking spots along Witherspoon Street and Paul Robeson Place. For more information, visitartscouncilofprinceton.org or call609.924.8777.
On the fourth Saturday of every month for the past 24 years, Café Improv has connected beginning and professional performers. Café Improv is easily accessible to the public through affordable admission rates and televised broadcasts on Princeton Community Television.
The Arts Council of Princeton, founded in 1967, is a non-profit organization with a mission of Building Community through the Arts. Housed in the landmark Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, designed by architect Michael Graves, the Arts Council fulfills its mission by presenting a wide range of programs including exhibitions, performances, free community cultural events, and studio-based classes and workshops in a wide range of media. Arts Council of Princeton programs are designed to be high-quality, engaging, affordable and accessible for the diverse population of the greater Princeton region.
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR.presented by Acting Naturally is a feast for the heart, mind, and soul. This theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale The Little Mermaid garnered eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run. With non-stop song and dance, the Story Tellers tell the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. The Gods sing and dance as they puppeteer their lives in this family friendly, upbeat Caribbean musical on Saturday, November 15th at 7:00pm 125 Upper Holland Road, Richboro Pa 18954
13 the Musical is a hilarious, high-energy musical with an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown. Evan Goldman is preparing for his Bar Mitzvah when his parents split and he’s forced to move from New York to a small town in Indiana, he just wants to make friends and survive the school year. Easier said than done! The star quarterback is threatening to ruin his life and his only friend, Patrice, won’t talk to him. The school freak sees an opportunity for blackmail and someone is spreading the nastiest rumors. PG-13 Acting Naturally Theatre, 164 N. Flowers Mill Road, Langhorne, Pa 19047 (at the Shoppes at Flowers Mill) April 28th at 7:30pm, April 29th at 8:00pm, April30that 4:00pm, May 1st at 2:00pm, May 6th & 7th at 8:00pm Tickets Front Reserved $23.00 Rear Reserved $21.00, Groups 10+ Front $21.00 Rear $19.00 Visit www.ActingNaturally.com or 267.798.9165 for tickets
For over 25 years John Westford has been entertaining audiences, most recently at this year’s Members Party! He began by starring in a Paramount King’s Dominion variety show and was selected from a nationwide talent search to perform live on stage with famed magician Harry Blackstone Jr. in Atlantic City. The success of his Atlantic City show led to national TV spots and cruise ship bookings all over the world. John has long since been wowing audiences with his show full of magic, illusions and wit. Don’t miss his first full length show at ST94!
Bucks County’s jazz treasure Eric Mintel and the Eric Mintel Quartet return to Bucks County Playhouse for another electrifying performance. From the White House to the Kennedy Center, United Nations and beyond pianist and composer Eric Mintel and the Eric Mintel Quartet have thrilled audiences throughout the country and around the world and now you can see them live once again. Joining Mintel will be Nelson Hill alto sax, Dave Mohn drums and Jack Hegyi bass. Songs included in this concert will be classic TV show themes as jazz pieces ie: Mission Impossible, I Dream of Jeannie, Spiderman, the Munsters and many more. Also included will be original compositions by Eric Mintel from their latest CD “Live,” including the popular Mintel original “King’s Journey,” which is firmly carving it’s way into the popular music scene.
Jazz legend Dave Brubeck said “As long as the music attracts dedicated young musicians like Eric Mintel and the Eric Mintel Quartet, jazz will continue to thrive and progress as a voice of freedom!”
Eric Mintel photo by Jorge Fernandez
February 25 at 8pm