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5 Can’t-Miss August Events Around the Main Line Region

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From classic-rock legends to creepy, crawly exhibits, you won’t want to miss these fun activities happening around the Main Line area in August.

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August 5–6

Roger Waters at Wells Fargo Center

The more outspoken half of the creative duo behind legendary rock band Pink Floyd, Roger Waters is finally hitting the road for a 31-date tour that was bumped two years due to COVID—and this one could be his last. He’ll be performing in the round, and you can expect a mix of solo tunes and Floyd classics. Visit wellsfargocenterphilly.com

—Hobart Rowland

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August 13

Jon Lovitz at the Colonial Theatre

Jon Lovitz’s late-’80s tenure on Saturday Night Live was a productive five years, earning him two Emmy nominations and a slew of fans. The actor turned standup comedian makes a stop in our area to headline this special show at Phoenixville’s historic movie house. “Yeeeeah, that’s the ticket.” Visit thecolonialtheatre.com

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Thru October 30

Second Fridays at Longwood Gardens

The second Friday of the month, Longwood celebrates it latest exhibit, Light: Installations by Bruce Munro, with live music, fountain performances, family activities and more. Munro has transformed this Kennett Square attraction’s outdoor areas with 18,000 illuminated bulbs, 162 gabion baskets, illuminated discs and a convex dome. Visit longwoodgardens.org


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August 13–15

Bug Fest at the Academy of Natural Sciences

Escape the heat with an in-person visit to the first natural sciences institution in the Americas, where you can view insect displays, roach races and more. Or check it out from home. Visit ansp.org

Thru September 5

Gatecrashers: The Rise of the Self-Taught Artist in America

There’s just a few more weeks to catch Brandywine River Museum of Art’s acclaimed exhibit, which celebrates the untrained artists of the post-World War I era. It features over 50 works by Horace Pippin, Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses, John Kane and other celebrated painters, along with 15 lesser-known artists. Visit brandywine.org

For more Main Line events, visit mainlinetoday.com.