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

• The Sounds of Summer Concert Series at Univest Performance Center, Quakertown, continues Friday at 7:00pm with Queensrÿche and special guest Great White’s double concert “Queensrÿche.” They quickly gained international acclaim, performing to sold-out audiences all over the world. In 1988 the band released the monumental album Operation: Mindcrime, which would go on to become one of the top 10 best-selling concept albums of all time and set the stage for continued sell-out performances around the world. With the release of the critically acclaimed and commercially successful “Empire” in 1991, the band received multiple Grammy nominations and won the MTV Viewers Choice Award for chart-topping “Silent Lucidity.” Great White boasts an impressive arsenal of songs including the 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 Rotlicht.’ The Univest Performance Center is an all-weather venue with outdoor seating. Tickets start at $35 at quakertown.org.

• 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 7pm at Reading’s City Park Bandshell. During the pandemic, Cummings recorded his tenth 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 not only received rave reviews and an increase in bookings, but also a lot of interest from guitar magazines requesting interviews. In 2003 he released his first album “From the Heart”; his breakthrough album was Working Man in 2006. His album Believe was released in early 2020 after being recorded at legendary FAME studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. His performance will be preceded by a presentation by a local music organization, beginning at 6 p.m. Families are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Grocery vendors will be available on site. Visit www.berksarts.org for more information.

Liza Minelli and Joel Gray present "Cabaret," which will be shown in selected cinemas on Sunday and Wednesday to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
Liza Minelli and Joel Gray in ‘Cabaret’, which opens in select theaters on Sunday and Wednesday to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

• Fathom Events will present 50th Anniversary screenings of “Cabaret” in select cinemas on Sunday and Wednesday. This blockbuster film adaptation of the Broadway musical is set in Berlin in 1931, when Nazism was on the rise in Germany. Flamboyant American singer 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 gay German baron. But Sally’s cabaret world is about to be crushed under Nazi boots 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 theatres, show times, tickets and more information visit fathomevents.com.

• The Bryn Mawr Twilight Concert Series presents the Jimmy Vivino Band with Jackson Taylor at 7pm on Saturday at Bryn Mawr Gazebo Park. Fab Faux bandleader Vivino (aka Jimmy V) has always described himself as “a blues man with a job.” Although he is best known for his 26 years as musical director, guitarist and bandleader for Conan O’Brien, his experience in the music business dates back more than 20 years before that. He has spent five decades producing, directing and recording with countless rock ‘n’ roll and blues artists including Hubert Sumlin, Warren Haynes, Bob Weir, Keith Richards and Elvis Costello to name a few. The concert is rain or shine, and tickets are $15 for children 13 and older at brynmawrtwilightconcerts.com.

• Chester County and West Whiteland Township are hosting a Community Day Celebration at Exton Park on Saturday from 4pm to 10pm. The event features live music, food truck vendors, children’s activities, a Vendor Fair and Touch-a-Truck area and fireworks. Admission is free, with free parking at Valley Creek Corporate Center, a quarter mile from the event. Disabled parking is located on Church Farm Lane. Rainy day is Sunday.

• The Pennypacker Mills Historic Site, Schwenksville, will present a porch performance entitled “Fire in the Hole” Saturday from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Pennsylvania Coal Mines During the Industrial Revolution. Find out what it was like working in the “Patch”, shop in the company store and rise from Breaker Boy to “Miner with Papers”. “Fire in the Hole” is a first-person perspective with musical accompaniment. Between 1:00pm and 3:30pm guests are invited to explore the property on foot and take part in a treasure hunt or tour the Pennypacker Mansion to see what life was like in the early 1900’s.

• The Summer Concert Series at Green Lane Park Amphitheater presents Hotlanta – The Allman Brothers Experience Sundays from 6pm to 8pm Hotlanta was founded by Tad Isch, who later performed with Butch Trucks and other Allman Brothers musical family members in the Tri-State region since its inception in 2008 and plays all the Allman Brothers’ crowd favorites. The concert is suitable for all ages and admission is free. Bring a beach chair or blanket.

• The East Coast Reptile Expo returns to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks in Hall C on Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm and Greenberg’s Great Train and Toy Show is on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in Hall B. Also on Saturday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm in Hall E is Ranger Station, the Philadelphia area’s first all-Power Ranger conference. Supplies, books, cages and related accessories at discounted prices. Greenberg’s train shows cater to the general public, model makers, hobbyists, families and just the curious. Each show features hundreds of tables with trains and accessories for sale, huge company displays, children’s activities and more. All scales are welcome, as are books, videos, and Railroadiana. Visit phillyexpocenter.com for tickets and more information.

• The Keswick Theatre, Glenside presents Howard Jones with Midge Ure, the voice of Ultravox, on Friday at 8pm, the Manhattan Transfer 50th Anniversary Concert on Saturday at 8pm, Dion on Sunday at 7:30pm and Jon Anderson’s Close to the Edge 50th Anniversary Tour Wednesday at 7:30pm Yes lead singer Anderson will perform the Close to the Edge album in its entirety along with other classics and surprises. Visit keswicktheatre.com for tickets and more information.

• The Reading Pride Celebration Festival takes place on Sunday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm at Jim Dietrich Park, Muhlenberg Township. Headlining will include Ada Vox (Rupaul’s Queen of the Universe), Bria & Chrissy (YouTube’s #1 singing lesbian duo) and One Up Duo (Kelly Clarkson’s favorite on “The Voice”), with recurring bilingual host Jeannie Sol. There will be 100+ vendors, 15 food trucks, three bars, a Pride kids area and a sober social area. Bring chairs and blankets for lawn seating. General admission is $7 and free for children 12 and under. Visit www.readingpride.org for more information.

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