Mark your calendar for these great arts events in and around Berks County!
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Berks Arts Council's
Arts Blast!
November 25, 2017
Usher in the holiday season with Keiko Matsui and Euge Groove
DATE: Sunday, December 3
TIME: 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.
LOCATION: Miller Center for the Arts | 4 N. Second St. | Reading, PA 19601

Start the holiday season on a jazzy and joyful note with the Berks Jazz Fest, transcendent pianist/composer Keiko Matsui, and sensational smooth jazz saxophonist Euge Groove. Featuring Lindsey Webster and Adam Hawley, this is a holiday happening not to be missed!

Visit the Berks Jazz Fest website to read more about the artists!

To purchase your tickets:
1) Visit the Box Office at the Santander Arena, Seventh and Penn Streets, Reading, to place your order in person.
2) Call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000
3) Call the Ticketmaster Express automated phone line for self-service ticket sales at 866-448-7849
4) Order online at the Ticketmaster website
Reading Civic Theatre presents Fiddler on the Roof
Friday, December 15 @ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 16 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 17 @ 2:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Miller Center for the Arts @ Reading Area Community College | 4 N. Second St. | Reading, PA 19601

Winner of nine Tony Awards, Fiddler on the Roof
is set in the little village of Anatevka. The story centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. "Sunrise, Sunset," "If I Were a Rich Man" and "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," are just a few of the well-known songs found in Fiddler on the Roof. Rich in historical and ethnic detail and requiring a cast of various ages, Reading Civic Theatre is honored to have the opportunity to bring this show to the Berks County area!

Tickets $25. Tickets can be purchased via the MIller Center website or by calling the box office at 610-607-6270. A 10% discount on each ticket is available for groups of 20 or more.

REMEMBER! Berks Arts Council members receive @ 20% discount on their tickets!!
THIS WEEK (FRIDAY 11/24/17 - Thursday 11/30/17)
TONIGHT & TOMORROW! Visions of Sugarplums
Saturday, November 25 @ 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Sunday, November 26 @ 2 p.m.
LOCATION: Miller Center for the Arts | 4 N. Second St. | Reading, PA 19601

Visions of Sugarplums is an exciting new work that tells a magical holiday story through traditional theater, music, and dance. The title is an intentional nod to both The Nutcracker and Twas the Night Before Christmas. A delightful story, magic, movement, and music are sure to delight the family and be the perfect start for the holiday season. Tickets: $15 Adults / $12 Children ($2 off for Members of Yocum Institute for Arts Education). For more information visit the Yocum Institute for Arts Education website.
WEDNESDAY: Annual Tree Lighting with music by Governor Mifflin Sr. High
DATE: Wednesday, November 29 (Rain date November 30)
TIME: 7 p.m.
LOCATION: Shillington Borough | 2 E. Lancaster Ave. | Shillington, PA 19607

Annual Tree Lighting with the arrival of Santa Clause. Music by the Gov. Mifflin Senior High and hot chocolate and cookies. Bring non-perishable food, paper products, and cleaning supplies for the Mifflin Comminuty Food Ministry. Visit the Shillington Borough website for more information.
THURSDAY: A Chanticleer Christmas
DATE: Thursday, November 30
TIME: 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Schaeffer Auditorium @ Kutztown University | 15200 Kutztown Rd. | Kutztown, PA 19530

The San Francisco based GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble Chanticleer will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2018. Chanticleer is known around the world as "an orchestra of voices" for its seamless blend of twelve male voices ranging from soprano to bass, and its original interpretations of vocal literature. Chanticleer's popular A Chanticleer Christmas sold out in New York, Chicago, and New Jersey last season. This Christmas, Chanticleer will perform in Schaeffer Auditorium in its first return engagement since December of 1992. Come hear how this amazing chorus has been delighting audiences for 40 years. Tickets: $35 Adult / $18 Student. Visit KU Presents! website for tickets and more information.
NEXT WEEK (Friday 12/1/17 - Thursday 12/7/17)
DECEMBER 1 - 30: Holiday Lights at Gring's Mill
DATES: Wednesdays - Sundays (closed 12/24 & 12/25)
TIME: 6 - 9 p.m.
LOCATION: Gring's Mill Recreation Area | Wyomissing, PA 19610

Gring's Mill park will soon be glowing with thousands of twinkling lights for the annual Holiday Lights at Gring's Mill program. Last year over 25,000 visitors came to walk through the park and enjoy the serene country setting. Each evening visitors can enjoy seasonal entertainment and visits with Santa in the barn, an HO scale model train display, as well as the walk-through light display around the park. Light refreshments available, and a $5 donation/car. For more information and a schedule of entertainment, visit the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department website.
DECEMBER 7: First Thursday Poetry with Missi McLaren Ritter
DATE: Thursday, December 7
TIME: 6 p.m.
COMING SOON (Friday 12/8/17 - Thursday 12/21/17)
KFMS presents: Saul Broudy & Jim Dragoni
DATE: Friday, December 8
TIME: 8 p.m.
PRESENTED BY: Kutztown Folk Music Society
Sounds of the Season - up and coming holiday concerts
December 9: Albright College presents Artistry, Industry, Technology - a Choral Concert
December 10: A Vesper Service with St. Daniels choir and Reading Pops Orchestra
December 10: Opus One presents Carols & Lullabies
December 15: Holiday Concert with Dave Kline and Reading Philharmonic Orchestra
December 16: Vox Philia presents O Radiant Dawn
December 16 & 17: The Nutcracker ballet
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Alan Cooper Leadership in the Arts Award
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) is pleased to announce the inaugural round of the Alan Cooper Leadership in the Arts Award. Named after MAAF's Executive Director from 1994-2017, the Alan Cooper Award honors an arts leader who has impacted the arts sector in meaningful ways including creating model programs, developing innovative partnerships, and embodying dedication to the arts and diverse artistic expression. Though not necessary for nomination, MAAF is interested in recognizing an arts leader who has made significant contributions via public-private partnerships or in international cultural exchange.

Nominations are being accepted through December 15, 2017.
Eligible nominees will have demonstrated impactful leadership in the arts within MAAF's nine state region of DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, USVI, VA, or WV. For more information please visit the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation website.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Twinkle 10th Annual Members & Friends Exhibition
As we ease into the darker months, Studio B wants to let you SHINE for an illumination of talent! Studio B invites all artists - Members OR Friends - to submit their best works with the intent of demonstrating its best exhibition. This is a show of works in fine art media.

ARTWORK DELIVERY: Tuesday, November 28 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, December 1 from 6 - 8 p.m.
ARTWORK PICK-UP: Tuesday, January 16 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Visit the Studio B website for the prospectus!
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