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Whats Going on Downtown? Black Friday

BLACK FRIDAY
Friday, 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 and fashions 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 just some of the store specials at facebook.

SMALL 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)

EASY SHOPPING SUNDAY
Sunday ShoppingSunday, November 30, 2014 | All Day
Select stores will be open as seasonal shopping gets into full swing. Browse within the relaxing atmosphere of historic downtown where you'll find lots of one-of-a-kind items for your special friends and family. FREE parking all day at both the meters and the garages (see map).

SANTA'S EXPRESS on the WEST CHESTER RAILROAD
November 28, 29, 30 | Dec 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21
West Chester Railroad11am, 1pm, 3pm - Additional 5pm departures on Dec 13, 14, 20, 21
All aboard Santa's Express! Join Santa for a 90-minute journey on the heated West Chester Railroad through the Chester Creek Valley. Santa greets everyone at Market Street Station, then rides along to Glen Mills. Explore the historic Glan Mills Station where there's plenty of photo opportunities on Santa's lap, so remember your cameras. Live music by Greg Wright & Friends. On board snack car offers hot dogs, hot chocolate and various snacks (cash only). A rain, shine, or snow event. See details.

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. See all Old-Fashioned Christmas events.

--> Strolling Christmas Carolers Friday night December 12 & 19; and Saturday afternoon December 13 & 20.

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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