Savor the last few weeks of routine-free summer days by sampling a few of the great events happening in our area this week, including a coffee tasting, live local rock, tomato and pear festival and an out-of-the-ordinary 5K run. See all of Patch's best bets for the week of Aug. 17 through 23 below.
Patch's Best Bets for the Week
Where/When: Linvilla Orchards from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20
Why Go: Pick your own juicy pears and ripe tomatoes straight from the vine, choosing from a wide variety including heirloom Brandywine and Pineapple tomatoes or the unusual pear shaped Japanese Black Trifele tomato. Entertainment, hosted by Piccirillo Sciencetelling, begins at 11 a.m. and also features make-and-take slime, appearances by costumed characters, face painting and real pony rides. Grab some lunch at Linvilla Grill but save room for savory salsas, juice, pies, and other sweet treats from the farm market.
Where/When: Media Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19
Why Go: Rock out to live music in Media's historic theater as part of the returning Garage Band Festival playing weekends through August 27th. This Friday features original roots rock from the popular R3 Band, whose members all hail from Media. Local band The Tappas will open.
Pricing: $12 general admission
TASTE COFFEE FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Where/When: Marple Public Library at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17
Why Go: Learn about the coffee regions of the world and, most importantly, how to prepare a really good cup of joe. The event will be hosted by Phil Proteau from critically-acclaimed Counter Culture Coffee, a company committed to providing high quality roasted beans and also passionate about coffee education.
Pricing: Free, registration required and space is limited
THE KARATE KID
Where/When: Regal Cinema Edgmont Square at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17
Why Go: Catch the very last showing of the Summer Movie Express, a summer promotion offering a kid-themed G- or PG-rated movie twice a week for $1 admission. This Wednesday features The Karate Kid, starring Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith.
Pricing: $1 per person
ART OVER LUNCH
Where/When: Wayne Art Center from noon to 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18
Why Go: Create your own iconic artwork based on the styles of Pennsylvania-born graffiti artist Keith Haring. Haring's work has been instrumental in changing people’s perceptions of graffiti in art since the debut of his iconographic chalk line drawings in the subways of NYC in the early 1980’s. Inspired by his work, Wayne Art Center's own Abby Laible, local artist and children’s art instructor, presents this latest installment of her Art Over Lunch children’s art workshops.
RADNOR RED STEEPLECHASE RUN
Where/When: Radnor Hunt Club at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21
Why Go: Enjoy the gorgeous setting and the added challenge of a 5K featuring hurdles, water pits and cross country trails. Or bring the kids out for the fun run, for children ages 13 and under, beginning at 10 a.m. The 8th annual run offers variety, fun, and a challenge for runners of all types.
Pricing: $30 for 5K; kids fun run is free