Tuesday, March 27 @ 7:00 PM
To celebrate the fifth annual National Evening of Science on Screen®, The Colonial will present an advance screening of the new Wes Anderson film Isle of Dogs with a post-film presentation by Dr. Alexandra Horowitz.
In this stop-motion adventure, an outbreak of canine flu leads the mayor of a Japanese city to banish all dogs to an island garbage dump. When a boy arrives on the island to find his beloved pet, the outcasts embark on an epic journey. Isle of Dogs features the voice talents of Bryan Cranston, Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Scarlett Johansson, Greta Gerwig, Jeff Goldblum, Bob Balaban, Harvey Keitel, and Liev Schreiber.
After the film, canine-cognition expert Dr. Alexandra Horowitz, principal investigator of the Horowitz Dog Cognition Lab at Barnard College/Columbia University and author of the bestseller Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know, will take you inside the brain of humankind's best animal friend with her presentation Living with Dogs, Living with Us.
The National Evening of Science on Screen is the annual showcase event of the nationwide Science on Screen grant initiative, which is funded by the Sloan Foundation and administered by the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA. Grantee theaters run three or more Science on Screen events per year, creatively pairing screenings of classic, cult, science fiction, and documentary films with presentations by notable experts from the world of science and technology.
The Colonial’s additional Science on Screen presentations for spring include The Princess Bride paired with The Inconceivable Science of The Princess Bride by Dr. Ellen Dawley, professor of Biology at Ursinus College on Saturday, April 21 at 1:30 PM and Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story paired withFrom Weapons to WiFi – How Hedy Changed History by Kapil R. Dandekar, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Engineering, Drexel University on Sunday, May 20 at 4:30 PM.
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Sly Fox's new limited edition No. 006 is a Double IPA featuring Mosaic, Centennial, Calypso, Chinook, Citra, and Cascade hops. It has an ABV of 9.1, OG of 19.3, and 62 IBUS.
The brewery says, "Our most heavily dry hopped experiment to date is also our most limited in release. Boasting copious amounts of Mosaic, Centennial, Calypso, Chinook, Citra, and Cascade hops - you'll want to get your hands (and mouth) on this aromatic Hop Project release ASAP!"
No. 006 was released on March 10th at the Phoenixville Brewpub, Pottstown Tastin' Room, and in extremely limited quantities in the greater Philadelphia area.
For more info, go to www.slyfoxbeer.com/hop-project
As reported by The Patch, A new brewery tour will run from Reading to Phoenixville while highlighting the history and environment of the Schuylkill River Watershed. It's organized by the Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area (NHA).
The tour, which is sold out already, will take place on February 24th and costs just $55. There are 45 participants on a tour of the beer and culture and the Schuylkill River.
"You can't make great beer without clean water," Schuylkill River Greenways NHA Executive Director Elaine Schaefer said in a statement. "We know the people who will take this tour all enjoy local beer. But they may not consider how integrally beer making is connected to protecting and preserving the Schuylkill River, which is a source of drinking water for over 1.5 million people."
The tour will run from Oakbrook Brewing in Reading, to Sly Fox in Pottstown, to Hidden River in Douglassville, and will end at Root Down in Phoenixville. The topic of discussion at Root Down: the history of the borough and the building's industrial past, organizers said.
Schaefer is hopeful that the tour will help promote the history and conservation of the region to an even wider audience.
"Beer and breweries are a valuable and fun piece of our regional culture. We want people to recognize the role the river and the Schuylkill River Trail play in building that culture," she said.
Frederick Douglass "His Life and Times" is a one-man show featuring renowned reenactor Fred Morsell as Frederick Douglass. It will be performed on Thursday, February 15th at 7:30 PM at the Phoenixville Area Middle School. Sponsored by the Phoenixville Area School District - there is NO CHARGE TO ATTEND!
“This event is a bicentennial celebration of the birth of Frederick Douglass and his life’s journey. Born a slave, he eventually escaped to freedom, and became a voice for all of the oppressed. His message resonates still and can be heard in the struggles faced by all of those who have experienced discrimination of any kind. The evening promises to be a cultural, spiritual and educational experience of great significance for Phoenixville.”
- Sandy Claus, Community Relations Coordinator - Phoenixville Area School District
The Eagles Super Bowl victory parade is expected to be the biggest in the city's storied history.
The Patch reports that it will commence at Lincoln Financial Field near Broad and Pattison streets at 11 a.m. on Thursday. It will traverse to S. Penn Square, head west on S. Penn Square to 15th Street, north on 15th to JFK Boulevard, and then west on the Parkway before ultimately ending at the Art Museum steps.
Along the route, there will be video screens and numerous Eagles-related attractions for fans. The Parkway will be lined with food trucks and port-a-potties.
Following the parade, a formal program will take place on the Art Museum steps at 1 p.m.
Plainclothes police officers will be patrolling the crowds, and barriers along the parade route will allow cops to move swiftly from point to point.
Officials are not expecting the chaos and destruction of Sunday night to repeat itself.
"I doubt even the hardiest partiers will be drinking that much at 10:45 a.m.," Mayor Jim Kenney said during a press conference Tuesday morning. "I think you'll have a different element of a crowd along that parade route."
Police Commissioner Richard Ross said that the demographics of the parade will differ from that of the Sunday night celebrations; hinting that the city expected families and people of all ages on Thursday morning, while Sunday night was more "people in their 20s who were drinking."
The occasion will mark the first Super Bowl victory in Eagles history and the first championship parade in the city of Philadelphia since 2008. The Eagles parade is expected to be even bigger.
"This was a crowd like we've never seen," Ross said, alluding to the post-game celebrations Sunday night.. "There were crowds from Vine Street to South Street. There were instances when police saw things but they couldn't get there in time."
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The city is offering free updates via text. Text "ReadyEagles" to 888-777 to receive updates.
Authorities offered the following tips for fans attending the parade:
No parking restrictions are in place along the entirety of the parade route and adjacent streets will go into effect at 6 p.m. on Wednesday night.
Some wintry weather is expected Wednesday but is predicted to pass in time for the parade. Expect mostly sunny skies with a high in the mid-30s.
Bus, trolley, regional rail, subway, and other services will change for the parade. The Regional Rail will operate inbound trains only during the morning Thursday. Following the parade, Regional Rail lines will operate outbound only. Stops will also be consolidated along the rail lines to streamline the service. Click here for full details on the SEPTA schedule changes.
Kenney said that ending the parade at the Art Museum instead of the stadium complex - as the Phillies parade ended in 2008 - will help alleviate the tremendous pressure on SEPTA. Fans will be able to disburse in many different directions after the parade from the Art Museum, instead of all trying to cram into the subway at the stadiums.
Residents and commuters should plan on "significant" delays if they are traveling in the area. Road closures will be fully implement by 10 a.m. and will begin at around 5 a.m. on Thursday.
The following roads will be closed from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday:
Local access only will be allowed on Wallace, Mt. Vernon, Green, Judson, and Brandywine streets.
The following roads will be closed from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.:
These roads will be closed from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.:
These roads will be closed from noon to 9 p.m.:
On the first and third Sundays of every the month at noon, do yourself a favor and go for a FREE tour (no tickets required) of the historic Colonial Theatre!
You'll visit the interior of the newly acquired bank building, and learn the story behind the theatre. Step “backstage” and peer into the projection booth where the Blob oozed its way into the theatre and became Phoenixville legend.
The tour lasts approximately an hour, with plenty of time for you to buy your tickets and popcorn for their Sunday matinee.
Call 610-917-1228 to RSVP no later than 5pm the Thursday before the tour.
This Friday starting at 9 PM, 228 Productions presents five bands for five bucks (ages 21+).
PAPER LANTERNS, a Green Day tribute band with a few original songs is headlining the evening.
SON & HEIR from Philly play second to last. They've have crafted a brand of heavy, melodic, rock that links back to the group's collective hardcore and punk roots, all while progressing in a modern rock direction.