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Farm Show continues through Saturday, plus local plays, comedy, music, more [Events roundup]

The following events are planned for this weekend throughout the region:

• The Pennsylvania Farm Show continues through Saturday at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center, Harrisburg.

One of the annual highlights of the expo is the butter sculpture. This year’s was carved from 1,000 pounds of butter, highlighting the 2023 theme: Rooted in Progress. The sculpture depicts several generations of a dairy farming family, enjoying a moment together amid the backdrop of their family farm.

Other highlights include the Conservation and Sunflower Exhibits, the Forrester Farm Equipment LTD Display, the Department of Agriculture Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement Booth, the So You Want to Be a Farmer Exhibit, the World War II Homefront Window Display and the Pennsylvania Hardwoods Exhibit/WoodMobile.

The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Circuit Finals will be held on Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 4 p.m. Farm Show hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free and parking is $15. For more information, see

• SALT Performing Arts is pleased to announce its second annual local playwright production, “12 Chairs,” a one-act play written by Skippack resident John O’Hara, running Friday through Sunday at SALT’s Black Box Theatre in West Chester. The drama is about mother-daughter relations throughout the years. In summary, Louise, the daughter, is cleaning out her mother’s house-represented by the twelve chairs scattered about the set. As a silent mover moves the chairs off, Louise remembers the moments of their life together — the simple moments of tears, sorrow and laughter that mark every parent and child. As the years go on (and the chairs disappear), Louise and her mother circle about each other and come back together. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. For tickets and more information, see

• SoulJoel’s Comedy Club at Sunnybrook, Pottstown, presents Pete Dominick on Friday at 8 p.m. and Jimmy Shubert on Saturday at 7 p.m. Dominick’s career took off when he landed coveted gigs as the warmup comic for Jon Stewart and “The Daily Show,” and then “The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central, where he worked for most of its run. CNN hired him as their man on the street which led to him becoming a regular panel commentator, eventually taking the host role of his own CNN show “What the Week.” Shubert loves playing the part of a pop culture iconoclast. In his latest comedy special, “Zero Tolerance,” he combines the outlook of a modern-day Archie Bunker with an utterly real world sensibility to create signature pieces of comedy on therapy cats, smart phones, male grooming an, the dumbing down of America. For tickets and more information, see

• The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks plays host to four events this weekend: the Log Home and Timber Frame Show on Friday from 1 to 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; the East Coast Reptile Super Expo on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Greenberg’s Great Train and Toy Show on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and the Canna Med Show on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For details, visit

• The Keswick Theater, Glenside, presents Hollywood Nights — The Bob Seger Experience on Friday at 8 p.m. and The Genesis Show on Saturday at 8 p.m. Hollywood Nights is a nine-piece New Jersey-based band that recreates everything about Seger and his music, right down to the smallest detail, even touring with a baby grand piano. The Genesis Show is the only Genesis tribute band in the U.S. dedicated to recreating the Phil Collins era of Genesis, focusing on the ’76-’82 tours. With two drummers and a ton of vintage gear, The Genesis Show faithfully delivers the Genesis live experience. For this show, they will be recreating the 1980 “Duke” tour. For tickets and more information, see

• The LGBT Quality Alliance of Chester County presents the Colonial Queens Drag Show on Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Colonial Theater, Phoenixville. Ms. Chester County Pride Roxanne Rohls will be taking the stage with friends Mz. Peaches and Lana Del They. For tickets, see

• The Ardmore Music Hall kicks off its weekend with Lez Zeppelin, an all-female tribute to Led Zeppelin, on Friday at 8 p.m., with opener The Ancient Mariners presenting a tribute to Iron Maiden. On Saturday, the Ardmore Winter Beer Festival, featuring samples of more than 50 craft beers, runs from 1 to 4 p.m., with music by Hepner’s Rebellion. And on Saturday at 8 p.m., Unforgettable Fire presents its tribute to U2, with opener So. Central Rain presenting a tribute to REM. For tickets and more information, see

• WCStudio at Uptown presents the children’s musical “The Rainbow Fish” on Friday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, West Chester. Based on the international bestseller and award-winning book “The Rainbow Fish,” this show delivers a message of friendship and belonging. With shiny, multi-colored scales, Rainbow Fish is the most beautiful fish in the ocean, and one of a kind. When Rainbow Fish refuses to share his vibrant, shimmering scales, the whole ocean seems to turn against the vain creature. Unhappy that no one adores him anymore, the Rainbow Fish seeks out the wise Octopus, who helps him learn that it’s far better to be admired for being kind than for being beautiful. The musical is for kindergarteners through fourth-graders. For tickets and more information, see

• The 1st Street Players, Birdsboro, will present “Shrek: The Musical” starting Thursday and running through Jan. 22, with show times of 7 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. The Jan. 19 performance will be sensory-friendly. Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, the show is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears. For tickets and more information, see

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