Friday, May 5, 2017

The Arts As a Cure for Gloomy Weather

Rain predicted this weekend, but most of the activities are indoors. Take in the play at Theatre Horizon, the classical concert at the Centre, go to Five Saints, or bring the family to the zoo for free on Sunday. And remember, today is Cinco De Mayo, and Norristown has the best, most authentic Mexican food in the region.

Friday, 8 pm at Theatre Horizon, "White" continues its run. Availability for tonight's show is limited and Saturday and Sunday are already sold out, but other shows this week Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 pm. Tickets and performance schedule at this link.

Saturday, 8-11 pm at Five Saints Distilling (Main and Green). Ken Pierson performs.

Sunday, 8:30 am-1 pm, meet at Riverfront Park. Schuylkill Scrub. Volunteers wanted to clean along Schuylkill River. Contact Kristi Barletta at 610-270-0470 or email

Sunday, 2-5 pm at Elmwood Park Zoo. Free admission for Norristown residents who present a valid photo ID.

Sunday, 3 pm at Centre Theater (208 Dekalb). The First Sunday Concert Series with an ambitious program performed by students of Temple University. Violinist Shannon Merlino, cellist Chen Chen and pianist Silvanio Reis will play Dvorak’s Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor Op. 90, the “Dumky.” Clarinetist Zhou Zan, cellist Mia Angelela, and pianist Joshua Kwon will  perform Beethoven’s Trio in B-flat major, Op. 11. The concert will open with “Tango Tzigane” by the Danish composer Jacob Gade, performed by the cellist Steve Kramer and pianist Maria Taylor. The concert is FREE and open to the public.

Tuesday, 2-3:30 pm at the Norristown Library (1001 Powell). Great Books Group. This month's book discussion will be The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison.  For more information, contact Shirley Miller at 610-272-4179.

Tuesday, 7 pm, Planning Commission meeting at Municipal Hall.

Wednesday, 5:30-11:30 pm at Theatre Horizon. Young Friends Night. If you sign up for a FREE membership and buy a ticket to Wednesday's performance of "White" (using the Young Friends discount), you get a pre-theater Paint Party, a Post-show discussion, and a post-show cocktail party at Five Saints. For information and tickets, go to this link.

Thursday, 4:30-6:30 pm at the Carver Center (249 Jacoby St). Driver's License Restoration Clinic. Attendees need to possess a driver’s license number and a social security number. Attendance is FREE, but RSVP to Chad Hoffmann at or 610-768-4200.

Next Saturday, May 13, 10 am-noon at New Life Internet Cafe (19 W Marshall). Photo ID Clinic. If you're in need of a photo ID, bring ID and proof of residence. If you have questions, call 610-945-6398.
Next Saturday, 11 am to 4 pm at Selma Mansion (1301 W Airy), a special Mother's Day weekend event: The Ladies of Selma Mansion. A FREE living history open house. Meet the women who made Historic Selma Mansion a home from 1794-1980. Spinning and wool-craft. Operate a drop spindle, rushlight, quills and other historical objects. Learn how mothers used herbs to nurse their families back to health. Churn butter. Handle and try on historic clothing. Take a tour of the mansion to hear about the lives of the women who lived there. More activities for children and adults. Tea and goodies. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Next Saturday, noon-4 pm at Norristown Maenner-Chor Club Pavilion, Help K9 Officer Jerry Get a Jitney. Fundraiser for a new K9 vehicle for the NPD. Adults, $20; 15 and under free. Purchase tickets from the NPD at 235 E Airy, at the Maenner-Chor Club or at 40 E Main.

Next Saturday, 8-11 pm, Second Saturday Jazz at August Moon.

Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

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