Don’t miss Voca People at West Chester University taking place tonight! You won’t believe your ears! Full of energy and bursting with fun, this international hit features more than 70 a cappella and beat box versions of the songs you and your whole family love, including favorites from Madonna, Queen, and even Mozart! Adult tickets start at $20, click here to learn more about the event and to purchase tickets online.
Uptown! Entertainment Alliance presents the Jazz Cocktail Hour, a Thursday evening concert series, with recording artist and West Chester University professor Terry Klinefelter; a versatile performer who is at home both in jazz clubs or the classical concert stage. She was described by the Philadelphia Inquirer as “on the cosmic cusp where Mozart might meet Mingus.” Her 2013 release, Zingaro, features original jazz compositions and standards, as well as several new songs based on the works of renowned poet Dana Gioia. The event will take place on Thursday, October 30, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the Knights of Columbus Building.
Beginning this weekend, October 24-26, Bram Stoker’s famous DRACULA is set to be performed by the Brandywine Ballet Company. It’s the story of a forbidden Victorian romance between beautiful Mina and the beguiling Count Dracula set amidst eerily lit castles and sun-drenched terraces. The tragic story unfolds with impeccable soloing, sensual pas de deux, and exhilarating ensemble dancing. Tantalizing costumes, sword battles, artful makeup and an emotionally moving musical score make Dracula ghoulish fun for all. Performances will take place at Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall. See performance times and ticket information by clicking here.
The month of September is among us and First Friday in West Chester is taking place tonight! Stores will be opened late and specials can be found in retailers and galleries all around town. If you’ve never visited Downtown West Chester it’s a browsers paradise with more than 75 retail shops and boutiques offering a diverse and unique shopping experience for everyone. Also, make sure not to miss the free horse-drawn carriage rides from 5-7 pm! Leaving from Prescott Alley at the Chestnut Street Garage (where the Vintage Garage Sale is located). First come, first served. Sponsored by the West Chester BID. To learn more about the event visit Downtownwestchester.com.
Head to Ram’s Head Bar & Grill on Sunday as they celebrate their 5th anniversary! Enjoy an open buffet from noon to 2:00pm, a wing eating contest at 3:00pm and live music by Ryan Opiekun from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Prizes and giveaways will take place all day long! For more information visit Ramsheadbarandgrill.com.
Join West Chester Parks & Recreation for the best egg hunt around at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 12 at Everhart Park. The event is free to attend, just bring a bag or basket to collect some of the 4,00o eggs that will be filled with toys, candy, chocolate, gold dollars and more!
Following the egg hunt, meet up at Side Bar (10 E. Gay Street) at noon for a fantastic lunch with the Easter Bunny himself! Lunch is $12 per person for ages 2 and up. Registration is necessary and can be made by calling West Chester Parks & Recreation at (610)436-9010. For more information on the event visit www.west-chester.com.
The 2014 West Chester Film Festival is coming up on April 25-27, 2014! The annual event will feature short films, submitted by independent filmmakers from around the world. The lineup of films for this year’s Fest is set! Screeners combed through hundreds of films to pick the best ones to bring to West Chester, and we know you will love them. From Oscar nominees to world premieres, from Philadelphia to Brazil, or from cartoons to terrifying reality, this year’s collection of films is sure to dazzle, entertain, and educate. For more information on the lineup click here or visit www.westchesterfilmfestival.com.
The 32nd Annual Chester County Antiques Show, a benefit for the Chester County Historical Society, will be held at the Phelps School on April 4th, 5th & 6th. The theme of this year’s event is Recreation, Hobbies and Leisurely Pursuits. The show attracts over 2,000 visitors and collectors every year to view its variety of items and furniture. Each day features special events, so be sure to check our the event’s website here for more information.
Looking for something fun to do this Friday? Escape the cold weather by attending one of the many indoor events in Downtown West Chester tomorrow!
- Artists’ Reception at The Art Trust Gallery: Warm up with awesome art (and a glass of wine) at the The Art Trust Gallery Artists’ Reception (16 W Market St) starting at 5pm. Featured exhibit is All Aboard profiling the work of Art Trust board members including John Baker, Ellie Byrom-Haley, Diane Cirafesi, Jeff Schaller, Lisa Strode and Emily Wilkins. Open to the public. Free refreshments. Exhibit continues through February 21.
- Gilbert & Sullivan’s ‘Patience’ at WCU: Young ladies, rapturously caught up in the fads of today, pine after two free-spirited poets, both of whom are in love with Patience, a simple girl who cares nothing for poetry or fads. In a modern adaptation of Gilbert & Sullivan’s splendid musical comedy, Patience learns the true meaning of love, military suitors try to win the hearts of young ladies, and everyone ends with a suitable partner even if only a tulip or a lily. Stage direction by Daniel K. Williams and music direction by Florrie Marks. At theMadeleine Wing Adler Theatre, Swope Music Building, West Chester University. See ticket information.
- Planetarium Show at WCU: West Chester University Department of Geology & Astronomy presents Andromeda: Our Galaxy Neighbor at the University Planetarium, Schmucker Science Center, located on South Church Street between University Avenue and Rosedale Avenue. Show starts at 7pm and runs approximately 1-hour. Reservations required. Call the ticket office at 610-436-2266. See more information at WCU Public Planetarium Shows.
If you’ve been traveling around town lately then I’m sure you’ve noticed the ongoing construction along Church street. The Improvement Project is installing new sidewalks, curbs, trash containers, lampposts, and trees on Church Street between Chestnut and Miner Streets. The $1.4 million project is funded by the Chester County Department of Community Development, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and West Chester Borough. According to DowntownWestChester.com:
Work on the project will continue as weather permits. Handicap ramps on the west corners of Gay and Church Streets are currently scheduled for installation. New streetlights will also be installed for which bases have already been constructed.
The webpage for the Church Street Improvement Project is found at DowntownWestChester.com. For information and updates on the project click here.