Daily Times (Primos, PA)
CONCERTS, COMEDY AND HOLISTIC EXPO TOP THIS WEEKEND’S REGIONAL EVENTS
The following events are planned for this weekend throughout the region:
• Sellersville Theater presents concerts by Hollis Brown on Friday at 8 p.m. and Son Little on Saturday at 8 p.m., and a Soundbooth Session virtual concert featuring the Dawn Drapes on Tuesday at 8p.m. Hollis Brown is a rock band named after a Bob Dylan song (“The Ballad of Hollis Brown”) that was formed by Queens natives and songwriters Mike Montali (lead vocals/guitar) and Jonathan Bonilla (lead guitar). They will be celebrating the 55th anniversary of the Rolling Stones’ classic album “Aftermath.” Son Little weaves different eras of R&B, touching on blues, soul, gospel and rock. His song “Lay Down” has had major airplay, and he has toured with artists as diverse as Leon Bridges, Kelis, Mumford & Sons and Shakey Graves in addition to his own headlining runs. He also became a Grammy Award-winning producer, earning a 2016Best Roots Performance award for his work on Mavis Staples’s “See That My Grave Is Kept Clean.” In-person tickets range from $25 to $39.50. You can stream the Friday and Tuesday shows for $10. See st94.com to reserve.
• The laughs keep on coming this weekend under the heated dome at SoulJoel’s Comedy Club, Royersford. Catfish Cooley’s Nitro Comedy Tour kicks things off with a show Friday at 6 p.m., with opener Andrew
Conn. With whiskey-soaked redneck comedy, Cooley has drawn comparisons to Larry the Cable Guy. He’s a real storyteller with a positive message that has attracted over 3million fans on multiple social media platforms. Tickets are $25. On Saturday, Jim Florentine returns to SoulJoel’s to headline a show at 7 p.m. Florentine has recorded six stand-up comedy albums and shot four full-length specials. He hosted seven seasons of VH1Classic’s “That Metal Show” as well as lending his voice to the ground breaking “Crank Yankers.” He has been a regular on “The
Howard Stern Show” and “The Opie & Anthony Show” and hosts his own program on Sirius XM. In addition, he has appeared in the films “Beer League” with Artie Lange and “Trainwreck” with Amy Schumer. Tickets are $20. The shows are bring-your-own food, drinks and chairs. Spectators are seated in their own socially distanced pods. For more information and reservations, visit souljoelscomedyclub. nightout.com.
• The eighth annual Spring Inner Peace Holistic Expo will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hamburg Field House, Pine Street, Hamburg, Berks County. The entry fee is $10 for the weekend, and free for ages 12 and younger. Included will be dozens
of vendors and speakers throughout both days. Keynote speakers will be Dr. Ravi Ratan on Saturday at 1 p.m., discussing Chakra health and lymph drainage, and divine channel and success coach Camille Conti on Sunday at 1 p.m. For more information, see innerpeaceholisticexpo.com.
• The East Coast Super Reptile Expo will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Greater Philly Expo Center, Oaks. It will feature vendors from across the country selling live reptiles, amphibians, arachnids, food items, supplies, books, cages and related accessories at discounted prices. Admission is $10 cash at the door. E-tickets are available for $8 at eastcoastreptilesuperexpos.com.
• The Tailgate Under the Tent Series presented by 118North at the Wayne Picnic Grove offers free live music by Vilebred tonight at 8, Ben Arnold on Friday at 6 p.m., the Duke Brothers Band on Friday at 8:30 p.m., Steal Your Peach (Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers tribute) on Saturday
at 6 p.m. and Chris Grunwald on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. In addition, Tommy Conwell will perform a limited capacity solo show in the restaurant on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the Conwell show are $25 at 118northwayne.com.
• West Reading shops and restaurants celebrate “2nd Friday on the Avenue,” hosted by the West Reading Community Revitalization Foundation, on Friday evening. Restaurants are welcoming back indoor dining at 75% capacity as West Reading Restaurant Week continues through April 17 with $30 threecourse menus at 14participating restaurants (dine-in only). Visit visitwestreading.org to learn more about the local merchants, West Reading’s Restaurant Week and the Sunday Winter Farmers’ Market, which runs from 10 a.m. to noon April 11 and 18.