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Mothra (with Godzilla) gets a little respect at Blobfest at the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville Saturday.
Mothra (with Godzilla) gets a little respect at Blobfest at the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville Saturday. Toho Studios
Mothra (with Godzilla) gets a little respect at Blobfest at the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville Saturday. Gallery: Do This!

Friday-Sunday

Battle stations

Art Splash, a summer-long introduction to the Philadelphia Museum of Art's collection, highlights everybody's favorite, Arms and Armor, with interactive tours, hands-on activities, treasure hunts, looking games, and more at the museum, 26th Street and the Parkway. Times: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets: $20; $18 seniors; $14 students and ages 13 to 18; 12 and under free (includes museum admission). Information: 215-763-8100 or http://philamuseum.org/artsplash.

 

Friday-Sunday

Shakespeare on love

The Bard's gentlest comic romance, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, is presented by the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival at DeSales University's Schubert Theater, 2755 Station Ave., in Center Valley, Lehigh County. Times: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $25 to $53. Information: 610-282-9455 or www.pashakespeare.org.

 

Friday-Sunday

Monster movies

Godzilla gets a glitzy new reboot and the Blob gets a festival, but Mothra, arguably the more complicated and sensitive monster, is always consigned to second billing, it seems. Someday it may be her turn to headline (supported, of course, by her inches-high backup singers Emi and Yumi), but for now it's guest shots - such as the one in the 15th annual Blobfest, celebrating the 1958 classic filmed in the Philly suburbs and starring Steve McQueen. The Phoenixville fest starts with a reenactment of the "crowd running out of the theater" scene on Friday and continues with a street fair Saturday featuring a parade, music, car show, and trivia with Joel Hodgson of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (2:30 p.m. Saturday). There are double-bill screenings of The Blob, with Mothra and King Kong vs. Godzilla on Saturday and The Giant Spider on Sunday at Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., in Phoenixville. Times: 9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: Street fair free; movies $11; $9 seniors; $7 ages 12 and under. Information: 610-917-1228 or www.thecolonialtheatre.com.

 

Saturday

Classic rock

It's all showbiz, after all. Just as Sinatra went from Paramount bobby-soxers to Vegas stages, so Crosby, Stills and Nash have gone from Woodstock hippies to Atlantic City showrooms. The rockers play at the Borgata, Huron Avenue and Borgata Way, in Atlantic City. Time: 8 p.m. Tickets: $66 to $100. Information: 866-900-4849 or theborgata.com.

 

Sunday

Big easy

The smart and swinging bassist Ed Wise is back in town, marching in with his New Orleans Jazz Band at the United Church of Christ at Valley Forge, 45 Walker Rd., Wayne. Time: 4 p.m. Tickets: $15; $7 ages 12 and under. Information: 610-688-8588 or www.uccvf.org.

 

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