Need a break from football Sunday? Head downtown this Sunday from noon to 5pm for a much needed Sunday off! Various stores will be having specials, including $20 blowouts at Balance Salon, and 10% off your bill between noon and 3 pm at Roots Cafe. Stop by Tish Boutique for a 20% off store-wide sale, as well as free chair massages from Optimal Massage. Show your receipt from any participating location and receive gift with purchase at Tish. For more information on the event visit www.figwestchester.com or click here.
Tonight, join the fun at the newly-renovated Mezzanine at Teca for a fabulous evening with friends. The event will feature Beer/Wine open bar, hors d’oeuvres, music, and door prizes. Enjoy a showcase of fashion and beauty with Ruby Slippers Boutique, Silvanus All Natural Apothecary; Feminique Boutique, Premier Designs Jewelry. For more information contact Janet Reynolds by phone, 610-764-1243. Proceeds from the night will benefit the Brandywine Valley CISV Hosting Program. Ticket prices are as followed: Tickets: $22 / Advance; $25 / Door
Now through November, gaze into the recent and distant past of Chester County through the people captured in painted portraits. Before Facebook, paintings revealed people, their settings and artistic styles of their era. An extensive collection of portraits in the Chester County Historical Society museum collection spans two centuries of men, women and children who lived here, opening windows into the lives of ordinary and extraordinary people. Some are important because they are rare images of people before the invention of cameras. Others reflect the artists’ attempts to convey the personalities of their subjects long after photography could capture precise features. Most of the examples on view in this colorful installation depict Chester County people. A few paintings depict people from other places by Chester County artists. For more information on the exhibit visit www.chestercohistorical.org or click here.
Coming this Thursday August 21, 2013 in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the famous civil rights march on Washington, author Catherine Quillman leads a guided tour featuring sites related to civil rights activist Bayard Rustin. It starts at Chester County Historical Society (225 N High St) at 5:00pm. After the tour, there are refreshments and a book signing featuring Quillman’s new book “Walking the East End II”. For more information on the event click here or visit http://westchester.patch.com
Visit Otto’s BMW today from 11 am to 6:45 pm and register to receive a $1,000 credit toward a new MY13 or MY14 BMW! This credit expires October 31, 2013. While you’re there, check out competitor vehicles to drive against several BMW models.
Swingin’ Summer Thursdays continue tonight between High and Darlington Streets! The evening will feature jazz groups Venom Blues and TONEY along with food, artists, magicians, jugglers, and more. Starts at 6:30 pm!
Head to downtown West Chester on the First Friday of every month for great shopping, delicious food, and more! Stores are open late, and refreshments and specials can be found all around town. See what’s going on this Friday here.
Enjoy a perfect evening strolling through historic West Chester and browsing hand-picked selections of vintage home goods, antiques, collectibles, up-cycled and architectural salvage, vintage jewelry and clothing, original art and photography. Live jazz, food trucks, wine tastings, and more make this a must-do event this Friday!
On Saturday June 6, 2013 the The Annual Iron Hill Twilight Race Series will be taking place in Downtown West Chester. West Chester transforms into a colorful street festival full of fun with lots of free activities for the entire family. The high point will be the professional bicycle race along with block parties, foot races, and kids games. See the complete list of activities. The event is presented by the Greater Chamber of Commerce of West Chester. Check out the video from last years event below!
The word “wild” is key here. Sure, we would like to hear stories about the plains of the Serengeti, the peaks of Kilimanjaro, and the base camp in Nepal, so bring your favorite outdoorsman story with you. These stories could be about survival, beauty, or solitude. Stories about self discovery. The term “wild” can also be used in other situations that occur closer to home. Did you find yourself in the thick of a potential protest or riot? Perhaps you visited a frat house where the party got a bit out of hand?
The event is sure to bring joy and laughter with the storytelling beginning at 8:00PM. Limited seating is available, so please reserve your seats online by clicking here. Last month’s event sold out so don’t wait get your tickets today!
Super Week continues in downtown West Chester today from 4-6pm! Moody’s Analytics is hosting an abridged screening of Brother Outsider, an award winning educational documentary about the fascinating life of Bayard Rustin, a West Chester native.
Right after, there is a Panel Discussion on Diversity in the Workplace. The panel features Bennett Singer, Director of Brother Outsider; Walter Naegle, surviving life partner of Bayard Rustin; and Sandra Altiné, SVP Global Diversity and Inclusion at Moody’s, who will moderate. A networking reception follows.
The event takes place at the Chester County Historical Society, 225 N High Street from 4pm till 6pm. The event is free, but attendees must RSVP by emailing Diversity@moodys.com with your name, title and organization by Wednesday, May 29. For more information, call Esther Jeong at 212-553-4745.
Come Downtown this weekend and start your summer off right! Super Week in Downtown West Chester begins tomorrow, June 1, 2013. Click here to see details of all the events and attractions featured in and around West Chester from June 1st till June 8th. Below is a list provided by http://www.Downtownwestchester.com of this weekends events.
Flea Market & Bike Sale — 9:00am to 3:00pm at the Borough Municipal Building parking lot. Find your treasure in this open air flea market. Free.
Carmina Burana — 7:30pm at Madeline Wing Adler Theatre, West Chester University. The Brandywine Singers present Carl Orff’s famous Carmina Burana and Herbert Howells’ newRequiem. TheBrandywineSingers.org for ticket information.
Mayor Carolyn Comitta celebrates National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 17, 7:45am by leading bicyclists from Everhart Park to Borough Hall where a light breakfast will be waiting. From there, bicyclists are encouraged to ride to work; escorts are provided if needed. See details of all the events at WCBluer.org/ShareTheRoad and check out the flyer below for important safety information.