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On Tap This Weekend

February 8, 2011

If you’re looking for something entertaining and uplifting to do this weekend, here are some arts and cultural happenings in Pottstown to check out.

Celebrating Sondheim runs this weekend only at the Tri-County Performing Arts Center. In celebration of the incomparable American composer and lyricist, Stephen Sondheim, Village Productions invites you to a Valentine’s Weekend performance of favorite songs featuring Sondheim’s unique take on romance and relationships. Shows take place Friday & Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 3 pm. Tickets range from $13-$17 and are available here. (Parental guidance suggested due to themes about relationships.)

The Winter Member Show at The Gallery on High is running now through March 19. The Gallery’s hours are Tuesday-Friday 10am-4:30pm and Saturday 10am-3pm (closed Sunday and Monday.) The Gallery is located at 254 E. High Street in a fully restored Victorian building in the center of Pottstown’s historical district. The Gallery offers contrasting styles of media for even the most discriminating collector and represents local and national artists with established reputations and new and upcoming artists. Please call 610-326-2506 or email info@galleryonhigh for more information.

Saturday night at 7 pm, check out poet Ray Brown in the Otherwise-Poetry series at Churchill Artisan Baker & Chocolatier, 137 E. High Street (484-941-5100). The evening is hosted by Glenn McLaughlin. Ray Brown’s poetry will be followed by an open mic. Get your verse on!

On Sunday, Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m., Emmanuel Lutheran will be the venue for a Valentines-themed concert presented by wonderful professional ensemble called “CANTATICA”. The concert is entitled “Love Songs: A Valentines Celebration”, and will feature choral and vocal works from many different styles including: classical, celtic, latin, opera, folk, and jazz. One of the featured soloists is Toni Marie Palmertree (soprano) who lives right here in Pottstown. Tickets: $14 Adults; $12 seniors; $6 students. Tickets available at the door. Info. info@cantatica.org; 484-951-5113

And if you want to support Boy Scout Troop 129 before you go out on Saturday night, Feb. 12, they’re holding an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 4-7 pm at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Hanover & Walnut Streets. MENU INCLUDES: Spaghetti in Sauce, Meatballs, Salad, Coffee, Tea, Milk and Dessert. Adults – $7.00; Seniors/Kids (7-13) – $5.00; Children 6 and under – FREE; Tickets Sold at Door.

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