Weekend events roundup: Philly Fringe, Hay Creek Festival, movies, comedy, more | Living

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Here are some events taking place this weekend throughout the region:

  • FringeArts in Philadelphia is holding its 24th annual Fringe Festival today through Oct. 4. A roster of more than 100 artists will present contemporary work across a variety of genres largely online, with select works taking place outdoors with appropriate social distancing and safety measures. For the complete schedule and details on how to view the presentations, visit fringearts.com.
  • The 44th annual Hay Creek Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Historic Joanna Furnace iron plantation, 1250 Furnace Road, Morgantown, Berks County. This year’s festival will be different from previous years for safety. Attendees will be able to go to the grounds to purchase foods for takeout only, by the quart or gallon, and shop at the Early American Craft and Creekside Craft vendors. Demonstrations or interpretations will not be offered, and the historic buildings will remain closed. Admission is free but donations will be requested, and facemasks will be required at the gate. For more information, see haycreek.org.
  • The Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, has been extended through Sept. 20. The touring dinosaur exhibit has been transformed into an interactive drive-thru experience featuring more than 70 moving and life-like dinosaurs, plus a 50-foot-long Megalodon shark. Tickets are being sold in advance at www.jurassicquest.com for $49 per vehicle. Guests must travel through the drive-thru in their own vehicle. 
  • The Rolling Stones tribute band Dead Flowers performs Friday at 9 p.m. at Screwballs Sports Bar and Grille, King of Prussia. There’s no cover charge. 
  • West Reading hosts its monthly Second Friday celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. along Penn Avenue. Cloud Party will provide music from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sixth and Penn. Merchants will offer specials and restaurants will offer outdoor dining. See visitwestreading.com for more.
  • Cinema Pop Ups drive-in movie theater at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks presents “Gravity” (2013) tonight, “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (2007) Friday, “Pokemon: Detective Pikachu” (2019) Saturday and “Wonder Woman” (2017) Sunday. The features start at 8:30, and tickets are $25 per vehicle at phillyexpocenter.com.
  • The Tailgate Takeout Series of weekly pop-up concerts at 118 North, Wayne, presents Suburban Sensi tonight, DNR on Friday, Springbrooke on Saturday and Northeast Corners on Sunday. All shows go from 6 to 8 p.m., and food and drinks are available for takeout from the restaurant. Performances also will be streamed on 118 North’s Facebook Live.
  • Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, 1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Albany Township, Berks County, holds its Fall Native Plant Sale on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. outside its Visitor Center. About 100 species of fall flowering Pennsylvania native wildflowers, vines, grasses, ferns, trees and shrubs will be offered. Masks and social distancing will be required, and a limited number of customers will be permitted in the sale area at a time. For more information, see hawkmountain.org.
  • Soul Joel’s Comedy Club Outdoor Amphitheater, 155 Railroad Plaza, Royersford, presents headliners Eleanor Kerrigan on Friday at 7 p.m., Gary Valentine on Saturday at 6 p.m. and Craig Gass on Sunday at 6 p.m. Doors open an hour prior to showtime. The shows are BYOB, bring your own food, tents and chairs. Nearby restaurants offering takeout include Annamarie’s, The Big Easy and Giovanni’s. Tickets are $20 at souljoelscomedyclub.nightout.com.


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