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The annual Rose Tree Italian American Heritage Festival returns on June 4! A perfect way to spend the day, the event features fine Italian food, live music, a
kids’ field of fun games and entertainment, Italian car exhibit, and bocce tournament. (June 4, Rose Tree County Park, 1671 N. Providence Road, Media, Pa., ciaodelco.org)
The Brandywine Zoo presents Brew at the Zoo on June 9. Visit the zoo after hours for this popular annual FUNdraiser event for the Delaware Zoological Society which includes a variety of beer, wine, and spirit tastings from numerous vendors, light fare from local restaurants, and ice cream from Hy-Point Farms, live music by Spokey Speaky, and up-close animal encounters from Animal Behavior, and Conservation Connections. (June 9, Brandywine Zoo, 1001 N. Park Drive, Wilmington, brandywinezoo.org/brew-at-the-zoo)
The Ladybug Music Festival Garden Crawl brings performers from The Ladybug Festival, Delaware’s celebration of regional female musicians, to Mount Cuba for a music-filled evening. Enjoy food, drinks, and a variety of live performances as you “crawl” through the gardens. (June 9, Mount Cuba, 3120 Barley Mill Road, Hockessin, mtcubacenter.org/event/ladybug/)
St. Anthony’s Italian Festival returns for 2023 from Sunday, June 11 through Sunday, June 18.. Plan a visit to enjoy all the food, fun, and friendship that makes the festival a staple of the summer season. (June 11-18, St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 901 N. DuPont St., Wilmington, sapde.org)
Get your running shoes ready for the St. Anthony’s Italian Festival 5K in Wilmington on June 11. (June 11, St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, 901 N. DuPont St., Wilmington, raceentry.com/st-anthonys-italian-festival-5k/race-information)
Take your family out to the ball game! Summertime is baseball time so head out to Frawley Stadium for a game! From June 13-18, the Wilmington Blue Rocks take on the Jersey Shore BlueClaws. (June 13-18, Daniel S Frawley Stadium, 801 Shipyard Drive, Wilmington, frawleystadium.com/)
John Pizzarelli Trio “Stage and Screen” comes to City Winery on June 21. World-renowned guitarist and vocalist John Pizzarelli has dedicated many of his albums to the great songwriters and performers who have helped to establish the Great American Song-book and the pop music canon: Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Paul McCartney, Richard Rodgers, and Duke Ellington, to name a few. With his new album, Pizzarelli and his remarkable new trio cast a wider net to explore other sources for the most immortal songs of the past century: the Broadway stage and the silver screen. (June 21, City Winery, 990 Filbert St., Philadelphia, citywinery.com)
Forever Fabulous, a celebration of rock ’n’ roll’s last pioneer and Philly’s first, Charlie Gracie, will take place at the Media Theatre for Performing Arts on June 23. (June 23, Media Theatre, 104 E. State St., Media, Pa., mediatheatre.org)
Italian Comedy Night with Tammy Pescatelli comes to New Jersey and Pennsylvania this June! Tammy combines brassy sexiness with a bold female voice and witty sarcasm. “Tammy Pescatelli’s: Way After School Special,” was released and hit No. 3 on iTunes. She appeared on the highly acclaimed Showtime Comedy Special, “Women Of A Certain Age 2 and most recently had a guest star role on “Blue Bloods.” Tammy is also the host of Circle TV’s standup show “Standup Nashville: Live From Zanies” which is currently airing.
Tammy recently starred as the flawed yet lovable lead in “That’s Amore” – an independent “grown up rom-com” that is available on Amazon Prime. Her film credits include “Made in Brooklyn,” “I Am Battle Comic,” “Single: A Documentary Film” and “Everybody Wants to Be Italian.” She is also a regular on USO Comedy tours, Tammy is honored and humbled to have been privileged to have entertained our troops all over the world. (June 23, Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman, N.J., and June 22, at Palombaro Club, 2632 East County Line Road Ardmore, Pa., thebroadwaytheatre.org)
Looking ahead: Strictly Sinatra Presents: The Rat Pack Dinner Show at Rivers Casino. Get ready to swing with the coolest cats in town! Guests will enjoy dinner and a tribute to the swinging music of the 1960s when Strictly Sinatra Presents: The Rat Pack. Transport back to the time of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr.
This mesmerizing show is more than just legendary music, it’s a tribute to Holly-wood’s golden years. The performers bring a sense of humor and fun to the stage, re-creating the famous banter and jokes that made the original Rat Pack shows so unforgettable. (July 28, Rivers Casino, 1001 N. Delaware Ave., Philadelphia, riverscasino.com/philadelphia/)