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

• Q, Murr and Sal, creators and stars of truTV’s hit show ‘Impractical Jokers’, present their brand new live comedy tour, ‘The DRIVE, DRIVE, DRIVE, DRIVE, DRIVE Tour’ at Santander Performing Arts Center, Reading, on Saturdays for shows at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. The tour consists of never-before-seen videos and stand-up tales from the men behind “Impractical Jokers,” a hidden-camera comedy show that follows Q, Murr, and Sal as they go head-to-head to embarrass each other among the general public with a series of hilarious and outrageous challenges. When Q, Murr, and Sal challenge each other to say or do something, they have to do it. If they refuse, they lose. At the end of each episode – with the help of a celebrity guest – the loser of the episode must endure a punishment of epic proportions. A top 5 comedy on cable and truTV’s longest-running and highest-rated original comedy, it returns for its 10th season on February 9. For tickets and more information, see

• 1812 Productions, Philadelphia’s all-comedy theater company, presents “Broads” Thursday through February 26 at the Plays and Players Theater, 2329 S. Third St., Philadelphia. The comedy cabaret celebrates the most bawdy, daring, and funniest women of the 1920s to 1960s, from Mae West to Moms Mabley, Sophie Tucker, and more. For show times and tickets, see

• The sixth annual West Reading Ice N Spice Festival will be held Friday through Sunday along the 400-700 blocks of Penn Avenue. Many companies will offer discounts and other promotions based on the festival theme. Nationally renowned pumpkin carver Danny Kissel of Kissel Studios, Newville, Cumberland County, will lead a talented group of local carvers, sawing and carving rectangular blocks of ice into crystal-clear sculptures outside businesses on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A cocktail ride is scheduled for Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., with tickets costing $15. Check-in is at Winedown, 622 Penn Ave. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Heather Raffo in a scene from "9 parts of desire," streaming Monday through February 12 on
Heather Raffo in a scene from “9 Parts of Desire,” streaming Monday through February 12 on

• From Monday until February 12, People’s Light in Malvern offers an exclusive online screening of ‘9 Parts of Desire’, Heather Raffo’s award-winning solo play about Iraqi women, adapted for the screen and for our current era. Uprooted after the death of her father during the pandemic, an Iraqi-American woman tries to grieve at the site of the oldest Iraqi church in North America. What begins in deep isolation becomes communal as ordinary and extraordinary Iraqi women come to her in spirit and ancestry with their personal stories of love and resilience. Together, they offer a celebration of the Iraqi female experience and an explicit warning: the divisions Iraq endures are not unique; Iraq is now an indicator for America. The screen adaptation is streaming only on ahead of the film’s domestic release, which marks 20 years since the start of the Iraq War. Tickets are $25 at

• “The Mountaintop,” a Tony Award-nominated, Pulitzer Prize-winning and Olivier Award-winning play by Katori Hall, reimagining the missing minutes of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on his last day, runs until the 19 February in Uptown! Knauer Center for the Performing Arts, West Chester. In the play, after King delivers what became his last impassioned speech on behalf of Memphis sanitation workers on April 3, 1968, he retires to room 306 of the Lorraine Motel. A wild storm has raged outside and he orders room service. When the mysterious governess Camae arrives, she brings with her strange and unexpected news that forces King to face his fate and his legacy. For show times and tickets, visit

The film-concert "BTS: yet to come in cinemas" from February 1 to 5 in certain cinemas.
The concert film “BTS: Yet to Come in Cinemas” runs from February 1 to 5 in select theaters.

• Grammy-nominated South Korean boy band BTS’ latest concert film, “BTS: Yet To Come in Cinemas,” will open for a five-day run on Wednesday, February 1 in select theaters. This special cinematic cut, re-edited and remixed for the big screen, features new close-up angles and an all-new view of the concert set, recorded in front of a sold-out crowd in Busan, South Korea, in October. The concert includes hit songs “Dynamite,” “Butter,” and “IDOL,” as well as “Run BTS” debut concert from the group’s latest album, “Proof.” Saturday, February 4 will be dedicated to “Light Stick Screenings”, where audiences can celebrate using the band’s signature lighted merchandise. For participating theaters, show times and tickets, visit

• The Malvern Retreat House Art Show will take place February 1-5, 10am-7pm Wednesday February 1-Saturday February 4 and 10am-4pm Sunday February 5. The exhibition presents 2,000 works of art by more than 100 artists-jurors exhibiting in the fields of painting, sculpture, photography, jewellery, textile art, wood, glassware and ceramics. A free wine and cheese reception is scheduled for February 2 from 4 to 8 p.m. Free entry. Produces sales support programs at Malvern Retreat House, a center for spiritual renewal and training. For more information, visit

• The World Championship Ice Racing Vengeance series takes place at Santander Arena, Reading on Friday at 7.30pm. This event features high performance motorcycle and quad riders battling it out on arena ice, reaching speeds of 60 mph in less than 3 seconds. Runners will sign autographs after the race in the lobby. Tickets start at $9 for ages 2-12 and $12.50 for ages 13 and up at

• The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks hosts the Greater Philadelphia Boat Show Friday through Sunday. The show features dozens of dealers from four states all selling boats under one roof, with special programs and financing opportunities available. Hours are 1-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 at the door for ages 17 and up and $5 after 5 p.m. on Fridays only. For more information, visit

• SoulJoel’s Comedy Club in Sunnybrook, Pottstown, features Tammy Pescatelli at 7 p.m. Friday and Vic DiBitetto at 7 p.m. Saturday. Pescatelli brings a brassy sensuality with a bold voice of witty sarcasm to his audience, defending himself on the topics of sports, television, dating and family life using wry humor. Her latest special, “Tammy Pescatelli’s Way After School Special,” is the highly anticipated sequel to her award-winning hour-long Netflix special, “Finding the Funny.” With over a billion views on social media worldwide, DiBitetto is a cast member of Amazon Prime’s “Gravesend” television series starring Chazz Palminteri, Armand Assante and William Forsythe, and appears regularly on the television series. syndicated “Right This Minute”. For tickets, visit

• Keswick Theater presents Prince tribute number The Purple Xperience Friday at 8 p.m. and Doug Church — The True Voice of Elvis Saturday at 8 p.m. The Purple Xperience is a five-piece band from Prince’s birthplace of Minneapolis, Minnesota . They have been touring the country since 2011 behind frontman Marshall Charloff. Doug Church began his career as an Elvis in the Air Force while competing against hundreds of other competitors and winning annual talent contests. In four years, he collected 11 first-place trophies for his likeness to Elvis, as well as other categories ranging from best male vocalist to best comedic performance. For tickets and more information, see

• Media Theatre, Delaware County’s only professional musical theater, presents “Aspects of Love” by Andrew Lloyd Webber from February 1-19. The show follows the evolving relationship between three generations of a family and their artistic companions, against the backdrop of post-war France and Italy. For show times and tickets, see

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