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HALLOWEEN PARADE in DOWNTOWN WEST CHESTER
Halloween ParadeWednesday, October 22, 2014 | 7pm

Enjoy the costumes, the kids, and the fun starting at 7pm at the West Chester Halloween Parade. Parade gathers on Market Street between Church & Darlington and continues down Market and up Gay Street.  Marching bands and cheerleading performances are featured. Families and groups are welcome to participate. Call the West Chester Parks & Recreation at 610-436-9010. Free parking at the Justice Center Garage (Market & New Streets).

DRACULA performed by BRANDYWINE BALLET
Brandywine BalletOctober 24-26, 2014

Bram Stoker's DRACULA is set to dance by Nancy Page and 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 at Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall. See performance times and ticket information.

Chester County Arts AssociationPUMPKIN ART CARVE at CCAA
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 | 5pm-8pm
Bring your family and friends for a fun night of seasonal activities at the Chester County Art Association, 100 N Bradford Ave. Lots of kids activities including a pumpkin carving contest or paint-a-pumpkin to take home. For details, contact: Maria Tesone or call 610-696-5600 ext 13.

TERRY KLINEFELTER & FRIENDS
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Uptown! Entertainment AllianceUptown! Entertainment Alliance
presents the Jazz Cocktail Hour, a Thursday evening concert series, with recording artist and West Chester University professor Terry Klinefelter is 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. 6pm to 7:30pm at the Knights of Columbus Building, 110 W Market Street. $15 at the door.

Interfaith Housing CCWINE & BEER TASTING at CCHS
Sunday, November 2, 2014 | 4–7pm
Enjoy food pairings with selected wine and beer while helping local families in need. At the Chester County Historical Society, 225 N High St. Free parking at the Chestnut Street Garage. Ticketed event. See more at Interfaith Housing Assistance Corporation of Chester County.

GLITTER & GLOW
Friday, November 7, 2014 | 5pm
Glitter and GlowWest Chester's First Friday event is Glitter & Glow. Stroll downtown sidewalks where luminaries accentuate the shops with the magic of the season. Customers will find shelves stocked with giftware and seasonal fashions for everyone on your list. FREE parking at the meters. See the complete retail directory. See the shops that are participating in ThinkShopBuy. . .LOCAL (TSBL) for some sweet deals (a program of the West Chester Chamber of Commerce).

VETERANS DAY PARADE
Veterans DaySunday, November 9, 2014, | 2pm
Taking place in Downtown West Chester along Gay Street with a ceremony at the Historic Courthouse, West Chester pays tribute to all American veterans, living or dead, but especially to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime. A short ceremony will take place at the historic Courthouse featuring the Rustin Band, the AmeriKids and several speakers. Join the West Chester Veterans Council to show your support for our veterans. See more.

West Chester University LiveVOCA PEOPLE at WCU
Friday, November 14, 2014 | 7:30pm
WCU Live presents Voca People as they perform a cappella and beat box versions of the songs the world loves, including favorites from Madonna, Queen, and even Mozart. No instruments, no sound tricks. Just eight incredible talents. At the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall. Ticketed event; go to ticketleap.com or call 610-436-2266.

JAZZ SINGER SARA MICHAELS
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Uptown! Entertainment AllianceUptown! Entertainment Alliance
presents the Jazz Cocktail Hour, a Thursday evening concert series, with singer Sara Michaels and her quartet that will  bring an element of “Sassy Class” as she performs jazz standards in her own captivating style. You'll hear influences of other great ladies of Jazz including Billie Holiday, Ertha Kitt, and Lena Horne. 6pm to 7:30pm at the Knights of Columbus Building, 110 W Market Street. $15 at the door.

Jackie Joyner-KerseeJACKIE JOYNER-KERSEE at WCU
Friday, November 21, 2014 | 8pm
WCU Live! President's Speaker Series welcome's Jackie Joyner-Kersee, one of the most decorated female athletes of all time, as she presents Running the Race with Grace and Humility On and Off the Track. Sports Illustrated for Women magazine named her the Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th century having won three gold, one silver, and two bronze medals spanning four Olympic Games. She will share her life story and work with a keynote that's sure to inspire. At Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, Philips Memorial Building, West Chester University campus. See ticket information.

BLACK FRIDAY
Black FridayFriday, November 28, 2014 | All Day
Why get mobbed at the malls when you can enjoy a fun day of shopping at unique boutiques where the shelves are packed with gifts fashion for everyone on your list. Enjoy lunch with a friend or relax at a happy hour. FREE parking all day at both the meters and the garages (see map). See the complete retail directory. See the shops that are participating in ThinkShopBuy. . .LOCAL (TSBL) for some sweet deals (a program of the West Chester Chamber of Commerce).

Small Business SaturdaySMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
Saturday, November 29, 2014 | All Day
It's the day for our community to support the small businesses owned by our friends and neighbors. Our family owned businesses have become the hallmark of downtown West Chester and give back to the community everyday and in so many ways. So Shop Small and support your favorite small business on Saturday. Remember, parking meters are FREE until 5pm. The garages are also convenient (see map). See the complete retail directory. See the shops that are participating in ThinkShopBuy. . .LOCAL (TSBL) for some sweet deals (a program of the West Chester Chamber of Commerce).

OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS
Old-Fashioned ChristmasDecember 5-6-7, 2014
USA Today called West Chester's Old-Fashioned Christmas celebration "one of the top ten places to experience the arrival of Santa Claus during the holiday season." The weekend is alive with scores of events throughout the town. The highlight is the Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade on Friday at 7:15pm. Presented by the Greater West Chester Chamber. See event details.

West Chester University LiveVERTICAL CURRENT at WCU
Friday, December 12, 2014 | 7:30pm
WCU Live! presents Vertical Current (often called just VC) bringing the appeal of pop music, the charisma of jazz, the groove of funk, and the soul of gospel to West Chester. At Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre Performing Arts Center. Ticketed event; go to ticketleap.com or call 610-436-2266.

Brandywine BalletTHE NUTCRACKER by BRANDYWINE BALLET
December 12-21, 2014 | various times

The timeless ballet is performed by the Brandywine Ballet Company at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, West Chester University. Production and choreography by Donna Muzio and Nancy Page. Music by Tchaikovsky. See performance times and ticket information.

FIRST FRIDAY
First FridayFriday, February 6, 2015

Get together with your friends and come downtown to see what's new and what's cool. Shops and boutiques are open late and showing off their newest seasonal fashions and giftware. Browse the in-store specials while enjoying refreshments. See the complete retail directory. See the shops that are participating in ThinkShopBuy. . .LOCAL (TSBL) for some sweet deals (a program of the Greater West Chester Chamber).

West Chester University LiveBLACK VIOLIN at WCU
Saturday, February 7, 2015 | 7:30pm
WCU Live! presents Black Violin, returning after their jubilant response last year in West Chester, to perform their classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music. At the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall in Philips Memorial Building. Ticketed event; go to ticketleap.com or call 610-436-2266. 

West Chester University LiveBRIAN CONWAY at WCU
Friday, February 27, 2015 | 7:30pm
WCU Live! presents Brian Conway with Mary Courtney, Brendan Dolan, and John Whelan for an evening premier Irish-American Sligo-style fiddle music performed with skill and force. At Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre Performing Arts Center. Ticketed event; go to ticketleap.com or call 610-436-2266.

FIRST FRIDAY
First FridayFriday, March 6, 2015

Get together with your friends and come downtown to see what's new and what's cool. Shops and boutiques are open late and showing off their newest seasonal fashions and giftware. Browse the in-store specials while enjoying refreshments. See the complete retail directory. See the shops that are participating in ThinkShopBuy. . .LOCAL (TSBL) for some sweet deals (a program of the Greater West Chester Chamber).

Jane PauleyJANE PAULEY at WCU
Friday, March 6, 2015 | 8pm
WCU Live! President's Speaker Series will welcome Jane Pauley as she presents Your Life Calling, a practical and inspirational speech that allows people to see themselves in a powerful new way. She will shine a spotlight on people who are reinventing themselves, changing how they live, and pursuing their dreams. At Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, Philips Memorial Building, West Chester University campus. See ticket information.

West Chester University LiveMASTERS of SOUL at WCU
Friday, March 13, 2015 | 7:30pm
WCU Live! presents a celebration of the legendary songs that defined Motown and soul music performed by Masters of Soul with an all-live band. At the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall in Philips Memorial Building. Ticketed event; go to ticketleap.com or call 610-436-2266.

WCU Live Popovich Comedy Pet TheaterPOPOVICH COMEDY PET THEATER at WCU
Friday, March 27, 2015 | 7:30pm
WCU Live! presents the world famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater, a family-oriented blend of the unique comedy and juggling skills of Gregory Popovich and his performing pets each rescued from the streets. At the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall in Philips Memorial Building. Ticketed event; go to ticketleap.com or call 610-436-2266.

EASTER EGG HUNT at EVERHART PARK
Saturday, March 28, 2015 | 10am

Come early so you won't miss the fun at Everhart Park. The Easter Bunny will begin the hunt at 10am sharp. For children ages 2 to 9. Bring your own basket or bag for your eggs and meet at the Green Shed. Presented by the West Chester Parks & Recreation.

WCU Live!TAIKO DRUMMING & DANCE TROUPE at WCU
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | 7:30pm
WCU Live! presents the performance of nearly 30 drummers and dancers from Tamagawa University, Japan, as they blend thundering Taiko drumming and Japanese folk dancing. At the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall in Philips Memorial Building. Ticketed event; go to ticketleap.com or call 610-436-2266.

THE JUNGLE BOOK at WCU
Saturday, April 11, 2015 | 3pm & 5:30pm
WCU Live! presents the Missoula Children's Theatre production of The Jungle Book. Local students, Kindergarten -- 12th Grade, are invited to audition for up to 50 roles. See wcupa.edu for details. At the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall in Philips Memorial Building. Ticketed event; go to ticketleap.com or call 610-436-2266.

Gallery WalkGALLERY WALK
Friday, May 1, 2015 | 5pm-9pm
An eclectic mix of gallery receptions and one-night exhibits is what makes Gallery Walk an evening of fun and surprises. More than 20 artists display their work at galleries, shops, banks, and restaurants throughout downtown -- most with new creations. No matter what your budget, you're sure to find a favorite. 5pm to 9pm. Presented by the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by the West Chester BID.

Brandywine BalletSLEEPING BEAUTY presented by THE BRANDYWINE BALLET
May 1-3, 2015 | various times

The Brandywine Ballet Company presents The Sleeping Beauty, a grand production of the charming fairytale with enchanting choreography, luxurious sets and costumes, Tschaikovsky’s glorious score, and a cast of fanciful characters. At the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, West Chester University. See performance times and ticket information.

ANNUAL PLANT SALE at EVERHART PARK
Saturday, May 2, 2015| 10am - 2pm
Varieties proven to thrive in the Brandywine Valley are offered at Everhart Park. Proceeds go to maintaining and improving Everhart Park.

MAY DAY FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS at EVERHART PARK
Sunday, May 3, 2015 | 11am to 4pm

Arts, crafts, food booths, and live music at Everhart Park. Free for the whole family. Presented by the West Chester Parks & Recreation.

TURKS HEAD MUSIC FESTIVAL at EVERHART PARK
Sunday, July 19, 2015 | 11am to 5pm

A day-long array of popular regional bands performing on two stages at Everhart Park. Food vendors and artisan booths. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Free for the whole family. Presented by the West Chester Parks & Recreation. Rain date July 26.

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