6 fun things for the weekend!
PHILADELPHIA - May 24, 2013 (WPVI) -- Here are some great ideas to get out and have some fun in the Philadelphia region!
COMPLETE LISTS OF EVENTS IN THE DELAWARE AND LEHIGH VALLEYS:
- GARAGE SALES: Before you bargain hunt, see where the deals are!
- COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Dance/Music Events
- COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Galleries/Exhibitions
- COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Games
- COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Religious Events
- COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Recreation/Sports
Gil Shaham Plays Brahms
Friday @ 2:00pm
Saturday @ 8:00pm
Eastern Europe comes alive in Janácek's Sinfonietta, a festive work with a stunning opening brass fanfare that includes 12 trumpets. A folk ethos likewise infuses the music of Dvorák; the latter credited Brahms with the success of his career, as the elder composer encouraged him greatly. The famous Violin Concerto of Brahms is performed by the incomparable Gil Shaham.
Friday @ 8:00pm
He soared to fame with the Monkees in the 1960's. But Peter Tork has always been so much more. His musical talents range far beyond '60's pop, and he brings it all to the stage at Theatre 1894 in Sellersville Friday night. In this show, he talks about his days with The Monkees, but he also shows his range as a musician and performer. By the way, Tork will reunite with the other remaining members of the Monkees, Mickey Dolenz and Michael Nesmith, for a show July 20th an the man center in Fairmount park. Details HERE: http://manncenter.org/events/2013-07-20/monkees The fourth Monkee, Davy Jones, who relocated to Central Pennsylvania after his run with the show, passed away in December at age 66.
Kenny Vance and the Planotones
Saturday @ 7:30pm
They date back to the '50's but their music is as fresh as today. Kenny Vance and the Planotones are a sought-after group because they faithfully re-create the sounds of the doo-wop era...plus a whole lot more. They're joined on this program by Charlie Thomas and the Drifters...another iconic '50's/'6-'s group. Completing the program is Philadelphia-born guitarist Charlie Gracie.
Atlantic City Casinos
Blues Traveler - Friday at Harrah's Resort
Chicago - Friday at the Borgata
Dana Carvey, Dennis Miller and Kevin Nealon from SNL - Friday a the Tropicana
Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes - Friday, House of Blues at the Showboat
Third Eye Blind - Friday at Caesar's
The Duprees - Friday at the Atlantic Club
Jay Black (of Jay and the Americans) - Friday at the Tropicana (with Louis Ramey, Tim Walkoe) - Friday through Sunday at the Tropicana
Frankie Valli (co-founder of the Four Seasons) - Friday through Sunday at the Borgata
Saturday 1:00 - 3:00pm
The ever-popular garden railway returns with its summer grand opening on Saturday. Visitors of all ages will be wowed by a quarter mile of track featuring seven loops and tunnels with fifteen different rail lines and two cable cars, nine bridges (including a trestle bridge you can walk under!), and bustling model trains, all set in the lovely winter garden of the Morris Arboretum. The display and buildings are all made of natural materials - bark, leaves, twigs, hollow logs, mosses, acorns, dried flowers, seeds and stones - to form a perfectly proportioned miniature landscape complete with miniature rivers. Each building, while an exact replica of the original, is unique in its design. Philadelphia-area landmarks such as a masterpiece replica of Independence Hall are made using pine cone seeds for shingles, acorns as finials and twigs as downspouts. Free with tour regular admission.
Unlocking of the Ocean & Business Persons Plunge
Friday @ 12:00 Noon
Beach at Moorlyn Terrace
Ocean City, N.J.
Participants dress in business suits, carry brief cases and march into the ocean to the strains of "Pomp and Circumstance" to welcome the new season.
Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus
"Built to Amaze!"
Friday @ 7:30pm
Saturday @ 11:30am, 3:30 & 7:30pm
Sunday @ 1:00 & 5:00pm
Monday @ 1:00pm
Miss it in Philly or in Trenton? Here's another chance to be "amazed"! Surprise and wonder delights audiences with over the top feats of strength, agility and courage. As the momentum builds so does the anticipation, anything can happen when Ringling Bros. Presents Built To Amaze! Circus performers from across the globe create the perfect blend of athleticism and bravery, where power meets fearlessness and amazement has no bounds. Magnificent elephants, ferocious tigers, astonishing acrobats and awe-inspiring aerialists are engineered into one spectacular performance.
Memorial Day Weekend
Saturday 9:30am - 6:00pm
Sunday 9:30am - 5:00pm
Monday 9:30am - 5:00pm
National Constitution Center
Originally known as Decoration Day, an occasion to honor soldiers who gave their lives during the American Civil War, the Memorial Day civic holiday now honors all members of the military who have given their lives in defense of the Constitution and its legacy of freedom. During Memorial Day weekend, the National Constitution Center will pay tribute to those brave men and women by exploring how Americans honor our military heroes. The American flag will be raised each morning during a special ceremony at the Center; guests are invited to join in to learn proper flag-raising protocol. During the special program "Memorials: How a Nation Remembers," visitors will learn about monuments across the country, including Little Bighorn, the U.S.S. Arizona, and the Lincoln Memorial. As the home of Pennsylvania's Liberty Tree, the Center will honor its "birthday" with the compelling story of this living memorial. Visitors can sing their favorite American anthems during "Patriotic Karaoke"; create memorial poppy pins, American flags, and American star memorial wreaths; and write letters to soldiers stationed overseas.
Memorial Day is Monday.
There's probably a parade near you...a great way to salute the vets in your town.
Bridesburg is just one Philadelphia community famous for its annual salute to vets.
The summer tourist season may be weeks away, but the area's amusement parks are ready now! Clementon Park and Splash World open today and, with a few exceptions, will stay pen until Labor Day. Dorney Park
near Allentown has been open all month, and Wildwater Kingdom there opens for the season tomorrow.
has been open weekends all month, but they start every-day operations today, lasting through Labor Day. Roller coaster buffs note...they have eleven of 'em!
Six Flags Great Adventure
starts every-day operation this weekend, lasting through Labhor Day (with a couple of special event exceptions).
in Middletown Township (Bucks County, near Langhorne and Oxford Valley) is open daily through Labor Day.
Saturday @ 7:00pm
Passmore Road east of Pa. Route 100
The 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 is Sunday, and 6abc will bring you flag-to-flag coverage live from the speedway...the world's largest sports arena, by the way! But if you just have to hear the roar in person, Grandview Speedway has you covered Saturday night. There's three classes of NASCAR-sponsored stock car racing, and it's ice cream night. The track is located on Passmore Road, a short distance off Route 100, about ten miles north of Pottstown. The track has a dirt surface, so you might want to dress accordingly.
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