Ukrainian Folk Fest, RiverFest among the highlights of the weekend [Events roundup] – Reading the Eagle

The following events are planned for the coming week throughout the region:

• The Ukrainian Folk Festival, a celebration of folk music, dance, food and decorative arts in honor of the 31st anniversary of Ukraine’s independence, will be held Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. at the Ukrainian-American Sports Center — Trident, Count Line and Lower State Roads , Horsham. The audience will experience the rich color and deep symbolism of the delicate pysanka (Ukrainian pysanka), the powerful rhythms of the ethnic dance “Hapak” and the bright “Kalamiyka” (Polish). In the summer stage concert from 1:30 to 4:30 Ukrainian pop singer Iryna Lonchyna, Ukrainian dance ensemble “Voloshki”, Ukrainian dance ensemble “Iskra”, folk dance ensemble “Prykarpattsy”, singer Yulia Stupen, violinist Ines Tymochka Dekaila and “Jasnogorsk Banner” will perform. (historical reenactors). Alex Lagoda and the Cold Ravine Band will provide orchestral music from 4:30 to 8. In addition, there will be traditional Ukrainian dishes and pastries, a barbecue pit, standard picnic dishes, a grove of vendors and Ukrainian arts and crafts exhibits and a bazaar. Admission is $15, free for those 15 and older, and $5 from each paid admission goes to help victims of the war in Ukraine. For more information, see

• Muhlenberg Township Riverfest, a three-day celebration on the banks of the Schuylkill River at Jim Dietrich Park, will be held Friday through Sunday. Hours: 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. The festival includes music on two stages, a beer and wine garden, food vendors, artisans and home businesses. Main Stage headliners: Lush Button on Friday at 7pm, Bunchafunk on Saturday at 8pm and Zendog on Sunday at 4.30pm. For more detailed information, see

• The Haverford Township Music Festival will be held Saturday from noon to 9 p.m. Nationally acclaimed acts Joe Louis Walker, Hoboken power poppers The Bongos (a rare reunion) and electric guitarist Debra Davie will headline, with support from numerous regional acts from around the world. Delaware Valley and Beyond, in several stages near the intersection of Eagle and East Darby roads in Havertown. Area businesses and vendors will fill booths along East Darby Road and Hathaway Lane. There will be food vendors, beer gardens, children’s activities and more in late summer for the whole family. Entrance is free. Donations will be accepted. For more information, including a full schedule, see

Comedian Bill Burr is coming to Santander Arena.  Reading, Thursday evening.
Comedian Bill Burr is coming to Santander Arena. Reading, Thursday evening.

• Emmy and Grammy-nominated comedian Bill Burr takes to the Santander Arena, Reading, on Thursday at 7pm. Considered one of the greatest comedic voices of his generation, having achieved success in television and film as well as on stage, Monday Morning Burr. The podcast is one of the most downloaded comedy podcasts. His Netflix special, Bill Burr: Live at Red Rocks, premiered in July. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for the series Bill Burr Presents: The Moral Compass on Roku, which is free to stream online. He recently directed the film Old Dads, which he co-wrote, directed and starred in alongside Bobby Cannavale and Bokeem Woodbine. His fifth and final season of the Netflix animated series F Is for Family, which also stars Laura Dern, Justin Long and Sam Rockwell, premiered on Thanksgiving. Tickets start at $64.50

• Intocable, a Tejano/Norteno band from Zapata, Texas, headlines a show Saturday at the Santander Performing Arts Center, Reading. Intocable is one of the most influential groups in the modern Tejano/Norteño music scene. Their path to success began more than 25 years ago when friends Ricky Muñoz and Rene Martinez dreamed of presenting their songs to the world, creating a unique musical style that skilfully combines Tejano conjunto music, Norteño folk rhythms, pop ballads and rock. Their #1 hits include “Robarte un Beso”, “Prometí”, “Te Amo (Para Siempre)”, “Culpable Fui (Culpable Soy)” and their latest “Tu Ausencia”. Tickets start at $39

• The Concerts Under the Stars series at the Upper Merion Township Building Park features singer-songwriter Devon Gilfillian on Thursdays at 7 p.m. Following his 2016 debut EP with upbeat singles like “High” and “Troublemaker,” Gilfillian signed to Capitol Records and hit the road, performing with the likes of Anderson East, Keith Urban, Gladys Knight, Kaleo, The Fray, Mavis Staples and others. In early 2019, Gilfillian traveled to Africa to find healing and inspiration before headlining a Scandinavian tour and appearing on Brothers Osborne’s spring tour. His debut album Black Hole Rainbow was nominated for a Grammy for Best Engineered Album. Tickets are $20 for ages 13 and up Bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on.

• The Sounds of Summer concert series at the Univest Performance Center, an outdoor venue in Quakertown, concludes with a concert Friday at 7 p.m., featuring The Hooters. In 1980, The Hooters burst onto the Philadelphia music scene as a new and different rock group formed by collaborators and writers Rob Hyman and Eric Basilian. In 1984, they signed their first major contract with Columbia Records, and their 1985 debut release, Nervous Night, quickly went gold and platinum with the hits “And We Danced”, “All You Zombies”, “Day By Day” and “Where the Children Go.” In 2019, the band was inducted into Philly’s Arts Walk of Fame. Tickets start at $35

• Flagship Music Productions presents Railroad Earth with Uncle Jake & The 18 Wheel Gang opening on Friday at 8pm at the Pat Garrett Amphitheatre, Strawstown. For more than two decades, Railroad Earth has been mesmerizing audiences with delightfully unpredictable live shows and eloquent, high-production studio work. The group introduced their signature sound on 2001’s The Black Bear Sessions. The band’s music combines elements of progressive bluegrass, folk, rock, country, jazz and Celtic. Known for carrying on the Grateful Dead tradition, Railroad Earth is renowned for its lyrical songwriting and extensive live improvisation. Advance tickets are $35 at and $45 at the door.

• Studio B, Boyertown, will host an art exhibit by Jena Hill, a Berks County artist who is the niece of noted graffiti artist Keith Herring, who died in 1990. hieroglyphics,” Hill, like her uncle, spent hours as a child drawing with her grandfather, Al Haring, a cartoonist and illustrator, in the rooms where her uncle’s work was displayed. The exhibition opens with a reception on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. The virtual tour will be held from 6-7pm on Facebook LIVE and will be archived as a Facebook and YouTube event after the opening. The exhibition will be open until October 23, see detailed information

• The Dreibelbis Farm Historical Society will hold its annual Pennsylvania German Farm Festival on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dreibelbis Farm Historic Site, on Route 143 south of Virginville. Dreibelbis Farm has been in the Dreibelbis family for over 240 years. Built in the 1860s, the unaltered farmhouse is one of the best living reminders of rural life in Berks County. The festival will include hay rides, a nature trail, antique implements and farming demonstrations, Native American displays, Pennsylvania German crafts, local history, vintage music and old-time games for children. Food will be available. There is no admission fee to the festival and parking is only $3. There is an admission fee for tours of the main building. For more information visit

• ThriftCon Philly, a vintage clothing and collectibles show, will be held Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks. ThriftCon will feature at least 100 vendors with thousands of products ranging from vintage men’s and women’s clothing to classic vintage collectibles. Tickets are $12 in advance and $20 at the door, free for children 12 and younger. For more information, see

• The Bryn Mawr Outdoor Twilight Concert Series presents its season finale featuring the Dirty Grass Players on Sunday at 7:00 pm at the gazebo in Bryn Mawr Park. Hailing from Baltimore, the Dirty Grass Players have established themselves with one toe in traditional bluegrass and blazing musical performance that pushes boundaries. Their ability to transition seamlessly from down-home bluegrass to upbeat improvisation makes every performance unique. At this concert, they will perform one set of Grateful Dead and Pink Floyd songs and a set of original songs. Tickets are $15 for ages 13 and up Bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on.

• The Keswick Theatre, Glenside, presents a double bill of The Fixx and Jill Sobule on Friday at 8pm. The Fixx has been heralded as one of the most innovative bands to come out of the MTV era. Known for hits like “One Thing Leads to Another,” “Red Skies” and “Saved By Zero,” the band has had three No. 1 hits, five Top 5 hits, a dozen Top 10 hits and millions of albums sold. all over the world. Sobule has released a dozen albums spanning three decades of recording. The Denver-born singer-songwriter’s work is at once deeply personal and socially conscious, seriously funny and mockingly tragic. Tickets range from $39 to $59

• SoulJoel’s Comedy Club at Sunnybrook in Pottstown presents Vic DiBiteto on Friday at 7 p.m., followed by Aunt Mary Pat at 9 and Jim Breuer at 6 and 9 on Saturday. DiBitetto is best known for his viral “Bread and Milk” video, which is approaching 12 million views on Youtube. Aunt Mary Pat first burst onto the scene in early 2018 via a viral video following the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl win. Since then, she has given more than 100 performances. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, she released her debut comedy album, Talk of the Township, in 2019. Breyer is a New York-raised free-lance storyteller who was named to Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time.” He gained national attention during his seasons on Saturday Night Live (1995-98). For tickets and more information visit

Back to top button