The following events are planned for the coming week across the region:
• The Keswick Theatre, Glenside presents An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories with Graham Nash on Fridays at 8pm. Nash is twice inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — with Crosby, Stills & Nash and with the Hollies. The Grammy Award winner has also been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame twice, as a solo artist and with CSN. His work includes “On a Carousel” and “Carrie Anne” with the Hollies and “Marrakech Express”, “Teach Your Children”, “Our House” and “Just a Song Before I Go” with CSN. Also on the program this weekend at Keswick are comedian Vic DiBitetto on Saturday at 8 p.m. and Celtic Thunder Ireland on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit keswicktheatre.com.
• Another busy weekend at the Santander Arena in Reading and the Santander Performing Arts Center begins with a concert by Nelly & Ludacris on Thursday at 7.30pm at the arena. A Grammy winner for the hit songs “Hot in Herre” and “Shake Ya Tailfeather”, Nelly received the I Am Hip Hop award at the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards. Ludacris is a three-time Grammy-winning rapper, having won for the songs “Yeah” and “Money Maker” and the album “Release Therapy”. At 8 p.m. on Friday, comedian Rob Schneider presents his “I Have Issues Tour” at the Santander Performing Arts Center. Stand-up comedian and “Saturday Night Live” veteran, Schneider has gone on to a successful career in film and television. Irish singing group Celtic Thunder’s North American tour arrives at SPAC on Saturday at 8 p.m. Supported by the dynamic Celtic Thunder Band, their shows are known for their use of dramatic lighting and choreography effects as well as a setting resembling an ancient stone path. reminiscent of those referenced in Celtic tradition. Closing out the weekend is El Concierto del Ano, featuring Ala Jaza, Secreto, Kiko El Crazy, Urbanda and more, on Sundays at 7 p.m. at the bullring. For tickets and more information, see santander-arena.com.
• Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives take the stage at the Colonial Theater in Phoenixville, Friday at 8 p.m. Freshly inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, Stuart is a five-time Grammy winner, platinum recording artist, recipient of the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Grand Ole Opry star, country music archivist, photographer, musician and songwriter. His teenage years touring with bluegrass legend Lester Flatt in the 70s was followed by six years in Johnny Cash’s band in the 80s and a chart-topping tenure as a solo artist in the 90s. Tickets start at $29.50 at thecolonialtheatre.com.
• The Southeast Pennsylvania Home and Garden Show takes place at the Morgantown Center in Morgantown, Berks County, Friday through Sunday. In home improvement, there will be builders, remodelers, contractors, building materials, new smart home gadgets, home technology, the latest in kitchen and bathroom bathroom, interior design ideas and much more. The outdoor living area will offer you everything to build the outdoor oasis of your dreams…terraces, outdoor furniture, plants, accessories, swimming pools, spas, barbecues, kitchens and landscaping experts. In addition, there will be an art, gift and food market. Hours are 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Free entry. For more information, visit showtechnology.com.
• The Greater Philadelphia RV Show runs Thursday through Sunday at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks. The show will feature hundreds of RVs on display, as well as camping accessories, campground booths and educational seminars. Hours of operation are 12:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, and 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $11 for ages 12 and up. Call 800-290-6886 or visit phillyrvshowcom for more information.
• The Miller Center for the Arts at Reading Area Community College celebrates National Women’s Month with a performance by Flor De Toloache, an all-female Latin Grammy-winning mariachi band, Thursday at 7:30 p.m., while striving to preserving centuries-old traditions of Mariachi, their blend of traditional and modern pushes the boundaries of the genre and brings Mariachi music to new audiences. In 2019, this New York-based ensemble was one of the official selections of WOMEX, the world’s largest showcase for world music, was invited to perform as special guests for the inauguration ceremony of the Latin Music Gallery exhibit at the Grammy Museum, and also paid tribute to Linda Ronstadt with a presentation at the 42nd Kennedy Center Honors. Tickets are $39.50 at millercenter.racc.edu. On Wednesday, comedian JR De Guzman takes the stage at the Miller Center at 7 p.m. Combining music and comedy, De Guzman makes audiences laugh with songs, jokes and stories. He was the winner of the 2016 NBC Stand-up Contest and was selected as a prestigious “New Face” at Just for Laughs 2017.
• Pennypacker Mills, a historic site in Schwenksville that was home to Pennsylvania Governor Samuel Pennypacker in the early 1900s, hosts the “Stereographing America: A 3 – D History Using Stereocards” exhibit through January 31, 2023. Visitors are invited to find out how the Victorians entertained their guests with 3D images using a stereoscope, a device that allows the user to view a pair of separate images as a three-dimensional image. This exhibit features several stereoscopes and many stereo maps from the Pennypacker Mills collection to explain the history of this Victorian amusement. All visitors will be able to view the stereograms in 3D using a telescope, which will be made available in the galleries. The exhibition will be held in the two galleries on the second floor and will be included in all guided tours. To book a guided tour, call 610-287-9349 or email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance. All visits must be confirmed by a member of staff.
• Act II Playhouse, Ambler, features ‘Buyer and Cellar’, written by Jonathan Tolins, directed by Tony Braithwaite and starring Zachary Chiero, through April 2. “Buyer and Cellar” is an outrageous comedy about diva-land, the price of fame, and the weirdest of odd jobs. Imagine one of the entertainment industry’s biggest icons building a fake mini-mall in her basement to display her vast collection of costumes, dolls, and antiques. That’s exactly what Barbra Streisand did (after being inspired by a visit to Delaware’s Winterthur Museum). Chiero plays Alex, the employee hired to look after the “shops” as he waits and wonders if the Funny Girl herself will be paying a visit downstairs. Chiero also plays – in quick succession – Alex’s boyfriend, a horny human resources manager, a cantankerous LA assistant, Bea Arthur, and a myriad of other characters, including Babs herself. Tickets start at $32 and are available at act2.org, by calling the box office at 215-654-0200, or in person at the box office at 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler.