Ardmore Restaurant Week: The two-week celebration of downtown Ardmore’s dining scene returns July 15-July 28. There will be $10 and $15 two-course lunch menus and $15, $25 and $35 three-course dinner menus at multiple restaurants. It even kicks off a day early with a new outdoor festival. Ardmore's Bastille Day Block Party will debut 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 14 on Station Avenue, between The Bercy and Delice au Chocolat. Look for a French wine garden, can can dancers, live entertainment, music, food, pastries, family fun, games and more. Get a look at restaurant offerings, detailed menus and make reservations at www.ardmorerestaurantweek.com.
Ambler Restaurant Week: There's still time to enjoy Ambler Restaurant Week, which continues through July 15. See the Ambler Restaurant Week Facebook event page and check out the list of participating restaurants at http://amblermainstreet.org/ambler-restaurant-week-2.
Blue and blue
Peddler’s Village: The Bluegrass and Blueberries Festival is held 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 20-21. The weekend will include blueberry-themed food and beverages, live music, food trucks and kids’ activities. Admission and parking are free. The village is near the intersection of Routes 202 and 263, Lahaska. For more see www.peddlersvillage.com.
One small step ...
Reading Public Museum: A Lunar Landing Planetarium Party is held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 20 at the museum's Neag Planetarium, 500 Museum Road, Reading. Get more details at (610) 371-5850.
Trinity Presbyterian Church: Singer-songwriters Amy Fairchild, Jesse Terry and Michael Logen perform a free concert at 7 p.m. July 20 at 640 Berwyn Ave., Berwyn. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call (484) 639-9273 or visit http://spotlight.trinityberwyn.com.
Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company: Free performances of William Shakespeare's dark comedy "Measure for Measure" are coming up at 7 p.m. July 12 at The Mill at Anselma, 1730 Conestoga Road, West Pikeland (rain date July 19; 6 p.m. July 13 in Harrowgate Park, 3455 Kensington Ave., Philadelphia; 7 p.m. July 16 on the Brookhaven Municipal Lawn, 2 Cambridge Road, Brookhaven; 6:30 p.m. July 17 in East Goshen Township Park, 1661 Paoli Pike, East Goshen; 6:30 p.m. July 18 in Green Lane Park, Snyder Road, Marlborough Township; and 7 p.m. July 20 in West Goshen Community Park, 1023 Fern Hill Road, West Goshen (rain date July 21). Bring your own seating. Get updates at www.cctheatre.org.
Shannondell Performing Arts Theater: In a shocking turn of events, Wednesday Addams has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. Methacton Community Theater presents a musical comedy version of "The Addams Family" July 12-21. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. July 12-13 and 18-20, 2 p.m. July 14 and 21 in the theater at 10000 Shannondell Blvd., Lower Providence. Tickets are $20, $17 for youths 18 and under and seniors 62+. Call (610) 489-6449.
Bellevue State Park: The Delaware Beer Fest runs noon to 5 p.m. July 13 in the Figure-8 Barn, 800 Carr Road, Wilmington, Del. Tickets are $44.95, $54.95 for VIP admission and $14.95 for designated drivers. Get more information at www.delawarebeerfest.com.
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center: The East Coast Super Reptile Show happens 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 13 in Hall E at 100 Station Ave., Upper Providence. Vendors from across the country will be selling live reptiles, amphibians, arachnids, food items, supplies, books, cages and related accessories. Admission is $10 (cash only). Visit www.eastcoastreptilesuperexpos.com.
Also, The Great American Guitar Show is held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 13 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 14. Buy, sell or trade guitars, amplifiers, effects units and accessories. Admission is cash only and costs $12 Saturday, $10 Sunday or $15 for a two-day pass. Children 12 and under get in free with an adult. Call (828) 298-2197 or email email@example.com.
Cars are coming
Quakertown Farmers Market: The East Penn Modifiers Car Club will hold their Summer Charity Car Show 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 13. The show will feature classic cars and trucks, modified vehicles and big rigs. The show takes place in the front lot with 100+ vehicles coming out to be judged. The market is at 201 Station Road, Quakertown, and admission is free.
Good old days?
Morgan Log House: A History Happy Hour starts at 7 p.m. July 12 at the historic site at 850 Weikel Road, Towamencin. Take a look at the exhibit “Leeches, Purging, and Magic: The Care and Healing of the Colonial Body,” with a special presentation on “Weird Colonial Cures and What They Do.” Admission is $10 and includes adult refreshments. Go to www.morganloghouse.org/history-happy-hours.
Savona Restaurant: Now that Eastern State Penitentiary isn't holding their Bastille Day bash, how can you get your French on? Celebrate Bastille Day July 14 at 100 Old Gulph Road, Gulph Mills, with an indoor/outdoor open house party. It's an all-day BBQ with games, live music and more. The festivities kick off with a French inspired brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The cost is $21, $12 for children 7-12. For more information and reservations visit OpenTable or call (610) 520-1200.
Blue Cross RiverRink: Daily through Sept. 1, the skating rink on the Delaware River waterfront at 101 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, becomes "Summerfest," with a midway, an urban beach, a roller rink, a boathouse-styled lodge, a play area for kids, carnival-style fun, food and drink options and special events throughout the season. Roller skating, mini-golf, games, rides and concessions are pay-as-you-go. General hours are 1 to 11 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. fridays, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Find out more at https://www.delawareriverwaterfront.com/places/blue-cross-riverrink-summerfest.
National Museum of American Jewish History: On display through Sept. 1 at NMAJH is the exhibition "Sara Berman’s Closet," an installation of one immigrant woman’s belongings, as re-created by Berman’s daughter and grandson. It is adapted from Sara Berman’s closet in the studio apartment in New York City’s West Village where she lived. It's a combination of a family memoir; a celebration of individuality, personal expression and the art of living; and a monument to freedom and independence. It features the museum’s first-ever public art installation on its Kimmel Plaza, on the corner of 5th and Market Streets. An accompanying art exhibition will continue in the Museum’s special exhibition gallery, featuring new paintings by Maira Kalman and new sculptures by Alex Kalman and will include interventions throughout the core exhibition, as well as in-person appearances by the Kalmans throughout the run. During the month of July, the museum at 101 S. Independence Mall East is offering free admission, but you have to reserve it at www.nmajh.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and till 5:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Longwood Gardens: A "The Piano Men" "Fireworks and Fountains" show featuring music by Billy Joel and Elton John starts at 9:15 p.m. July 20. You'll need to bring your own seating. And because these shows often sell out, it's recommended that you get your tickets in advance at www.longwoodgardens.org. Longwood is near the intersection of Routes 1 and 52, Kennett Township.