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Queensryche set to rocks Univest, ‘Cabaret’ returns to movie theaters [Events roundup]

Queensryche set to rocks Univest, ‘Cabaret’ returns to movie theaters [Events roundup]

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

• The Sounds of Summer Concert Series at Univest Performance Center, Quakertown, continues with the double bill of Queensrÿche and special guest Great White on Friday at 7 p.m. Queensrÿche burst onto the music scene in 1982 with the release of their self-titled four song EP “Queensrÿche.” They very quickly gained international recognition and performed to sold-out audiences around the world. In 1988, the band turned out the monumental album “Operation: Mindcrime,” which would go on to become one of the top 10 best-selling concepts records of all time, and set the stage for continued sold-out performances around the world. With the release of the critically acclaimed and commercially successful “Empire” in 1991, the band earned multiple Grammy Award nominations and won the MTV Viewers Choice award for the chart-topping hit “Silent Lucidity.” Great White has an impressive arsenal of songs including Grammy-nominated Best Hard Rock Performance hit “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” as well as “Rock Me,” “Mista Bone,” “Save Your Love,” “House of Broken Love” and “Lady Red Light.”  The Univest Performance Center is an all weather venue with outdoor seating. Tickets start at $35 at

• Berks Arts will continue its Bandshell Concert Series on Friday with blues guitarist and singer-songwriter Albert Cummings and his trio, bassist Scot Sutherland and drummer Warren Grant, performing at 7 p.m. at Reading’s City Park Bandshell. During the pandemic, Cummings recorded his 10th album, “TEN,” with renowned Nashville producer Chuck Ainlay. One of the 13 original cuts, “Last Call,” features country superstar Vince Gill singing harmony with Cummings. Since its release in April, Cummings has been receiving not only rave reviews and an increase in bookings, but plenty of interest from guitar magazines who want interviews. He released his first album, “From the Heart,” in 2003; his breakthrough album was “Working Man” in 2006. His album “Believe” was released in early 2020 after being recorded in the legendary FAME studio in Muscle Shoals, Ala. His performance will be preceded by a presentation from a local musical organization beginning at 6 p.m. Families are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Food vendors will be available on-site. For more information, visit

Liza Minelli and Joel Grey in "Cabaret," which will be screened in select theaters Sunday and Wednesday to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
Liza Minelli and Joel Grey in “Cabaret,” which will be screened in select theaters Sunday and Wednesday to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

• Fathom Events presents 50th anniversary screenings of “Cabaret” on Sunday and Wednesday in select theaters. This blockbuster film version of the Broadway musical is set in Berlin in 1931, as Nazism rises in Germany. Flamboyant American Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli) sings in a decadent nightclub and falls in love with a British language teacher (Michael York), whom she shares with a homosexual German baron. But Sally’s cabaret world is about to be crushed under the boot of the Nazis as Berlin becomes a trap from which Sally’s German friends will not escape. The film won eight Oscars, including best actress in a leading role (Minnelli), best director (Bob Fosse) and best actor in a supporting role (Joel Grey). For participating theaters, showtimes, tickets and more information, visit

• The Bryn Mawr Twilight Concert Series presents the Jimmy Vivino Band with opener Jackson Taylor on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Bryn Mawr Gazebo Park. The Fab Faux bandleader, Vivino (aka Jimmy V) has always considered himself “a blues man with a job.” Although best known for serving 26 years as Conan O’Brien’s musical director, guitarist and bandleader, his experience in the music business predates that by 20-plus years. He has produced, led bands and recorded with a countless number of rock and roll and blues artists for five decades, including the likes of Hubert Sumlin, Warren Haynes, Bob Weir, Keith Richards and Elvis Costello, to name a few. The concert is rain or shine, and tickets cost $15 for ages 13 and older at

• The County of Chester and West Whiteland Township will be hosting a Community Day Celebration at Exton Park on Saturday from 4 to 10 p.m. The event will feature live music, food truck vendors, kids activities, a vendor fair, a touch-a-truck area and fireworks. Admission is free, with free parking at the Valley Creek Corporate Center, one-quarter mile from the event. Handicap parking is located off of Church Farm Lane. Rain date is Sunday.

• Pennypacker Mills historic site, Schwenksville, will present a Porch Performance titled “Fire in the Hole” on Saturday from 4 to 5 p.m. Historian Rich Pawling will share the experiences of men like Irish miner Frank Kehoe, who performed back-breaking work in the coal mines of Pennsylvania during the Industrial Revolution. Learn what it was like to work in the “patch,” shop in the company store and move up from breaker boy to a “miner with papers.” “Fire in the Hole” is a first-person performance with musical accompaniment. Guests are invited between 1 and 3:30 p.m. to walk the property and complete a treasure hunt activity or tour the Pennypacker mansion to see what life was like in the early 1900s.

• The Summer Concert Series at the Green Lane Park Amphitheater presents Hotlanta — The Allman Brothers Experience on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. Founded by Tad Isch, who has gone on to perform with Butch Trucks and other Allman Brothers musical family members, Hotlanta has performed in the tri-state area since its inception in 2008, playing all of the Allman Brother’s crowd favorites. The concert is all-ages and free to attend. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

• The East Coast Reptile Expo returns to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Hall C, and Greenberg’s Great Train and Toy Show runs Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Hall B. In addition, Ranger Station, the first all Power Ranger convention in the Philadelphia area, runs Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Hall E. The reptile expo features vendors from across the country selling quality live reptiles, amphibians, arachnids, food items, supplies, books, cages and related accessories at discounted prices. Greenberg’s train shows are designed for the general public, modelers, hobbyists, families and the just plain curious. Each show features hundreds of tables of trains and accessories for sale, huge operating exhibits, activities for kids and more. All scales are welcome, as are books, videos and railroadiana. For tickets and more information, visit

• The Keswick Theatre, Glenside, presents Howard Jones with Midge Ure, the voice of Ultravox, on Friday at 8 p.m., the Manhattan Transfer’s 50th anniversary concert on Saturday at 8 p.m., Dion on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. and Jon Anderson’s “Close to the Edge” 50th anniversary tour on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Anderson, the lead singer of Yes, will perform the “Close to the Edge” album in its entirety, along with other classic and suprises. For tickets and more information, visit

• The Reading Pride Celebration Festival will be held Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Jim Dietrich Park, Muhlenberg Township. Headliners include Ada Vox (Rupaul’s queen of the universe), Bria & Chrissy (YouTube’s No. 1 singing lesbian duo) and One Up Duo (Kelly Clarkson’s favorite on “The Voice”), with returning bilingual emcee Jeannie Sol. There will be more than 100 vendors, 15 food trucks, three bars, a Pride children’s area and sober social space. Take along chairs and blankets for lawn seating. General admission is $7, and free for children 12 and younger. For more information, see