Roundup of events includes a horror movie convention at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center

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

• Monster-Mania Con returns to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks Friday through Sunday, bringing together the biggest names in horror movies. Robert Englund, better known as Freddy Krueger in the ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ movies, will headline the event. He will be joined by Corey Taylor, lead singer of horror rock band Slipknot. Other stars joining the festival include John Kassir, the voice of “The Cryptkeeper”; David Howard Thornton, the killer Art the Clown from “Terrifier 2,” which is the hottest horror movie currently taking the world by storm; Tyler Mane, who donned the mask of Michael Myers from the “Halloween” movie series; and David Morrissey from “The Walking Dead.” There will also be a special reunion of the stars of “A Nightmare on Elm Street 3”, autograph and photo sessions with the stars, wall-to-wall vendors, tattoo artists and various other events, including a costume contest . Tickets are available at and also at the door. Children 10 and under are free with a paying adult. Hours of operation are 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

• Fathom Events and TCM Big Screen Classics present 60th anniversary screenings of “To Kill a Mockingbird” Sunday and Wednesday, November 16 at select theaters. Screen legend Gregory Peck plays brave Southern lawyer Atticus Finch, the Oscar-winning performance hailed by the American Film Institute as the greatest movie hero of all time. The film, based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel About Innocence, Strength and Conviction, was nominated for eight Oscars. The screenings will include exclusive information from Turner Classic Movies. For participating theaters and show times, see

• The 2022 Fine Arts and Crafts Fair runs Friday through Sunday at Historic Yellow Springs, Chester Springs. It begins with an opening reception on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., then runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. This juried exhibition features handmade works by local artists, including jewelry, ceramics, textile arts, wood, sculptures, paintings and drawings in the Lincoln and Washington Buildings. Admission is $5 at the door. For more information, visit

• The Haverford Guild of Craftsmen Arts and Crafts Show will be held Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm at the Haverford Community Recreation & Environmental Center. The juried invitational event showcases some of the best arts and crafts in the Philadelphia area with over 60 exhibitors showcasing basket weaving, ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, mixed media, painting, paper crafts, photography, sculpture, wood and more. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under 12. For more information, see

• Linvilla Orchards, Media, will host Food Truck Frenzy on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants will include Barkely BBQ, Dos Hermanos, Turk’s Head, Plum Pit, Kono Pizza Cones, A Taste of Philly, Red Stone Pizza, Crepe Truck, Kettle Express, Philly Chili, Latin Bites and Korea Tacos. Ship Bottom Brewery and Harvest Ridge Winery will also be on site. The event also includes music, hay wagon rides, pony rides, face painting, apple guns and the straw bale maze. For more information, see

• GoggleWorks Center for the Arts and Genesius Theater team up to present “My Side of the Show,” featuring Bill Russell sharing his experience writing the Tony Award-winning musical “Side Show” from Broadway, Friday at 7 p.m. in the Albert and Eunice Boscov Theater at GoggleWorks, Reading. Russell will tell the story of writing “Side Show” from the idea to the original 1997 Broadway production, which received Tony nominations for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book and a Joint Nomination history for Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner for best actress in a musical. Additionally, the cast of Genesius will perform songs from the musical. Tickets are $25. For more information and to reserve seats, visit

• The Pottstown Area Artists Guild will present its November Masters of the Art Conference on Tuesday at 7 pm, featuring photographer Mia Curran, teaching how to use a smart phone to take and edit photos. The talk will focus on understanding photography terms, how to use your phone settings, and the ideas needed to “see” a great image, capture it, and edit it into the perfect shot. Curran is originally from Pennsylvania and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Penn State University. She is a member of the Berks Photographic Society, Chester County Art Association, Lancaster County Art Association, and Pottstown Area Art Guild. She recently won first place in photography at the Pottstown Area Artists Guild’s ‘Art on the Hill’ juried exhibition for her image ‘Amaryllis Dancing’. Information about attending this conference is available at

• The WCR Center for the Arts, Reading, in partnership with Albright College English Department, Reading Public Library, Village Library and Wyomissing Public Library, will host a 100th anniversary celebration of the author Kurt Vonnegut on Fridays at 7 p.m. The free event, “Happy Birthday, Mr. Vonnegut,” will include refreshments, film clips, dramatic readings, raffle prizes and a birthday cake. In the spirit of Vonnegut, the evening will also include a Doodle Wall, jazz music, a selfie booth and books/merchandise for sale. Proceeds from sales will benefit the three libraries and future programming at the WCR Center for the Arts. James Speese, a lecturer in the English department at Albright College, will be the emcee. Born in Indianapolis on November 11, 1922, Vonnegut became a prolific writer, publishing 14 novels, three collections of short stories, and five plays, among other works. He died aged 84 in April 2007.