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Less Than or Equal To Comedy Show
From I Have a Dream to I Want to Hold Your Hand
A Boomer Generation Exhibit through September 13 honoring the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's speech, the assassination of President Kennedy and the arrival of The Beatles. Visit berkshistory.org or call 610-375-4375 for more information.
Freedman Gallery. Exhibition focuses on the production of artwork by women artists who use the mediums of video, photography and performance to transform themselves into a male persona. Using the 1970s as a starting point, the exhibit charts a history of this work and explore the way gender is conceived of and constructed, concentrating on themes of identity, self-portraiture, passing and drag, among others. Artists include Danielle Abrams, Shannon Plumb, Eleanor Antin, Martha Wilson and Karina Aguilera Skvirsky, among others.
Artists’ Salon – Tues., Feb. 18, 6-9 p.m., Home of Jaap van Liere. ... -more-
Melissa Potter, Ammunition for the Virgin
Freedman Gallery. Ammunition for the Virgin is a film about the last surviving member of a Montenegrin tradition in which a girl is brought up as a boy in a household with no male heirs. Artist’s Salon – Tues., Feb. 18, 6-9 p.m., Home of Jaap van Liere. Roundtable Discussion, co-moderated by Kate Lehman & Erin Riley-Lopez – Thur., Feb. 20, 4-5 p.m., Klein Hall. Reception – Thur., Feb. 20, 5-7 p.m.
The Last Full Measure: Berks County at War, 1861-1865
Exhibit focuses on Berks County soldiers during the war, whose stories are all but forgotten. Call 610-375-4375 for information or visit our website.
ReDress: Upcycled Style by Nancy Judd
In the Cohen Modern and Contemporary Galleries. Features 18 one-of-a-kind recycled fashion sculptures, and takes a look at environmental stewardship. Judd's creations are stunning and dramatic. A closer look takes us deeper into her message. A glamorous, shimmering evening gown is made from crushed glass and salvaged upholstery fabric. Her message? Recycling glass reduces emissions and consumption of raw materials. Another elegant dress is constructed from dry cleaner, grocery and newspaper plastic bags. Titled “The Jellyfish Dress,” it tells us to be mindful of marine life when discarding the ... -more-
AYCE Peel and Eat Shrimp
Shrimp steamed with Old Bay seasoning & Old Bay Fries. Served with drawn butter and/or cocktail sauce. $19.99 (with purchase of a soft drink).
Infinite Place: The Ceramic Art of Wayne Higby
Reading Public Museum presents Infinite Place: The Ceramic Art of Wayne Higby, a landmark exhibition featuring the work of contemporary ceramist Wayne Higby, who is widely considered one of the most innovative second generation artists to emerge from the post-World War II American ceramic studio movement.
The 60-piece exhibition is the first major retrospective to provide an in-depth critical analysis of Higby's work from the 1960s to the present, offering a full view of his stylistic development. This exhibition will highlight Higby's earlier raku-fired ceramics and later groundbreaking la ... -more-
Dora and Diego - Let's Explore
This exhibit features beloved characters Dora and Diego from Nickelodeon’s hit preschool series Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go!, along with their friends Boots, Map, Backpack, Isa, Tico, and of course Swiper, now in their own exhibit for your preschooler to explore as they learn and play along. In this interactive exhibition, young children join an adventure and learn how to solve problems, be a good friend, and care for animals and the environment. Spanish vocabulary is incorporated throughout the exhibit.
IHLENFELD/BERTOIA: An Artistic Friendship
This exhibition explores the sculpture of Klaus Ihlenfeld (American, German born, 1934), who lives and works in Barto, Pennsylvania, and works by artist Harry Bertoia (American, b. in Italy, 1915 – 1978). Ihlenfeld served as studio assistant to Bertoia in Bally, Pennsylvania for two years where both artists shared a similar approach to sculpture based on the organic forms found in nature, among other sources of inspiration. The exhibition includes more than 30 works from all stages of Ihlenfeld's career including examples made from welded bronze and found objects. Additional works on paper and ... -more-
The Reading Public Museum presents Electricity, featuring a classic set of sixteen hands-on interactive displays which engage you in the exploration of the fundamental properties of electricity. It's a great complement to our Dora and Diego – Let's Explore exhibition, opening in February. You'll learn about and safely explore such concepts as static electricity and live current; motors, batteries and wires; attraction and repulsion; sparks, charge and discharge; voltage, AC and DC; magnetic fields and magnetic motion; lights, telegraphs and transmitters, and more.
Travels And Journeys: Nancy Sarangoulis
At the Freyberger Gallery. While paintings, drawings and found objects reinvented for a new purpose have traditionally been the hallmarks of Nancy Srangoulis' artwork, a recent residency to work with artists and craftspeople in India provided the artist with another link to her artistic journey that includes explorations with automatic art, dream-like imagery and quiet meditation. Free admission.
Live Jazz in our bar and lounge!
Wednesdays and Thursday from 5:30-8:30PM
Friday and Saturday 6:00-9:00PM
Happy Hour Specials 5:00-7:00PM
Beef & Beer Night
1/2 pound burger cooked to perfection and a pint of beer
Coming to life at Sight & Sound Theatre, the greatest Biblical epic of the Old Testament -- Moses! This all-new production is truly an experience in both spectacle and story. Witness the golden splendor of ancient Egypt and the oppression of the Hebrew slaves. Meet the humble, broken man whom God raises to become their deliverer. Experience God's awe-inspiring power in the center of the Red Sea. Celebrate the Israelites on their path to freedom. Discover God's unique plan as this action-packed adventure is chronicled for the first time on the Sight & Sound stage. Show premiers March 8, 2014 an ... -more-
James Patrick Reid: Landscapes and Portraits
Reid is a painter of oils who received his BA at Catholic University of America and his MFA at Indiana University. Free admission. Call 610-374-4600 for information or visit goggleworks.org.
Flight Night & 1/2 Price Appetizers
Flight night is all about trying a variety. Whether you prefer beer, wine or martinis you will get to experience different selections in sampling glasses served in a personal caddy. To go along with your flight drinks we are also now offering 1/2 price appetizers! This night is a great way to try new things and learn what you like best!
4pm to 9pm
Bringing the War of Independence to Life: 19th Century Illustrations of the American Revolution
At Valley Forge National Historical Park's Visitor Center. The exhibit features 42 fascinating illustrations by 16 different artists whose work originally appeared in 19th century publications. This exhibit was put together by Schuylkill River Heritage Area Executive Director Kurt Zwikl, who culled the images from his personal collection. He has also written a booklet to accompany the exhibit that provides details about the the artists who created the works. The beautifully illustrated booklet will be on sale for $6.95 at the Visitor Center and the Schuylkill River Heritage Area website beginn ... -more-
Bring your preschooler and join us for a different story each month followed by a craft or activity related to the story! From ABCs, colonial inspired nursery rhymes, gardens to other themes and images of the history of the Ephrata Cloister, we’ll cover a wide range of topics and activities! A parent or guardian must accompany children.
Kurt Manderbach LIVE - 5-7:30pm
Kurt Manderbach will be performing LIVE with NO COVER every Wednesday in March. Happy Hour is from 5:30-7:30 so it just makes sense to come out and enjoy not only Kurt, but a delicious cocktail as well! And remember, Wednesdays are 1/2 price Wine nights!