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GAMSA

GREAT AMERICAN MAIN STREET AWARD
West Chester is one of the winners of the 2017 Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA), a nationally prestigious recognition that was presented to West Chester BID in front of 1,600 attendees at this year's National Main Street Conference in Pittsburgh. Video, GAMSA Media Toolkit. See West Chester: Award-Winning Town, an article at County Lines Magazine.

Adrian Martinez ExhibitADRIAN MARTINEZ presents THE VISIONARY WORLD OF HUMPHRY MARSHALL, 1750-1800
Now Open: Tuesday - Saturday | 9:30am-4:30pm
The eighteenth century world as Humphry Marshall knew it is artistically explored through the vision of acclaimed artist and guest curator Adrian Martinez. The exhibit showcases the richness of early Pennsylvanian history, presented in a series of twelve newly completed paintings by Martinez depicting the evolution of Chester County from frontier-land to farmland. Located at the Chester County Historical Society, 225 N High St through December 2017. See more information.

You've Got Mail!YOU'VE GOT MAIL: 1790-1890 
Now Open: Tuesday - Saturday | 9:30am-4:30pm
Take a step back in time to an important era in postal history when stamps and payment methods changed and the cost of postage went down. Explore rare and exquisite examples at the Chester County Historical Society, 225 N High St, curated by guest postal-historian Bill Schultz through April 2018. See more information.

A Christmas CarolRTC presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL
December 15 - 31, 2017 | Times Vary
The Charles Dickens holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast, complete with vintage commercials and live sound effects. Produced by The Resident Theatre Company at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N High St. See ticket info and times here.

West Chester RailroadWEST CHESTER RAILROAD: SANTA'S EXPRESS
December 16-17 & 23, 2017 | 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm
Join Santa for a 90-minute journey on the heated train through the Chester Creek Valley - packed with treats, decorations, live christmas songs to sing along to, and lots of great photo opportunities! Bring the whole family and enjoy! See ticket information.

Look to the SkyLOOK TO THE SKY
Monday, December 18, 2017 | 1:00pm & 3:30pm
Put on your cape, and join the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization of West Chester University in this FREE event to support young adults with autism at the Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N High St. Seats must be reserved prior to the event. See ticket information.

Photography that MattersUPTOWN SPEAKER SERIES: PHOTOGRAPHY THAT MATTERS
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 | 6:30pm
Join award-winning Chester County photographer Ted Goldman as he uses the art of the Photo Essay to present the human story through words and pictures at the Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N High St. See ticket information.

Family Jazz Night

FAMILY JAZZ NIGHT: THE CARTOON CHRISTMAS TRIO
Thursday, December 21, 2017 | 6:30pm
Enjoy a truly delightful evening of Jazz hosted by Sara Michaels featuring soundtracks from "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and more at the Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N High St. See ticket information.

Diamonds & denim

DIAMONDS & DENIM: NEW YEAR'S EVE GALA AT UPTOWN! KNAUER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Sunday, December 31, 2017 | 7:30pm
Enjoy dancing, dining, toasting and more as you ring in the New Year in glittering style at Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N High St. Reserve your spot for special performances by RTC and New Street Heat! See ticket information.

Better than BaconBETTER THAN BACON: INTERACTIVE IMPROV COMEDY
Friday, January 5, 2018 | 7:30pm
Friday, March 9, 2018
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Friday, July 13, 2018
Enjoy completely unscripted inprovisational games, all driven by the audience's suggestions & interactions! Every word is made up on the spot, so you'll never see the same show twice! Located at the Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N High St. See ticket information.

Joe Conklin ComedyJOE CONKLIN COMEDY SHOW
Friday, January 12, 2018 | 8:00pm
Join Philadelphia radio personality Joe Conklin and special guest Sudsy from Kensington for a stand-up show impersonating some of the country's top politicians, pro-athletes, sports executives, film stars, and more at the Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N High St. See ticket information.

Uptown Opera Tutti!OPERA TUTTI CABARET
Sunday, January 14, 2018 | "That's Italian!" | 3:00pm
Sunday, February 11, 2018 | "British Invasion"
Sunday, March 4, 2018 | "Americana"
Sunday, May 20, 2018 | "Opera Uber Alles!"
Sunday, June 10, 2018 | "That's Still Italian"
Sunday, July 15, 2018 | "Opera Goes to the Movies"
Opera Tutti Cabaret brings a different theme to the Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N High St each month! Show begins at 3pm. See ticket information.

Laura BenshoffUPTOWN SPEAKER SERIES: WHYY'S LAURA BENSHOFF
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 | 6:30pm
Join Laura Benshoff, WHYY's Suburban reporter, at Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N High St, to discuss some of the current issues and events that have dominated the headlines in Chester County. See ticket information.

Jazz Cocktail HourJAZZ COCKTAIL HOUR
Thursday, January 18, 2018 | 6:30pm
Legendary NY horn player, Warren Vache, joins Philly's supreme saxophonist, Larry McKenna and his quartet at the Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N High St. See ticket information.

TapestryWCU LIVE! presents TAPESTRY: A TRIBUTE TO CAROLE KING
Friday, January 19, 2018 | 7:30pm
Maintaining the signature sounds of Ms.King, this show faithfully recreates the glorious sounds of crowd favorites including "You've Got a Friend," "Natural Woman," "It's Too Late," "So Far Away," and more! Located at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, 700 S High St. See ticket information.

Holy MatrimonyHOLY MATRIMONY: SPLENDOR and the DIVERSITY OF GOSPEL
Sunday, January 21, 2018 | 4:00pm
Local husband and wife team Rev. Robert and Michele Scott bring a unique expression of praise and worship to Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N High St. See ticket information.

Kiss the SkyKISS THE SKY: A JIMI HENDRIX RE-EXPERIENCE
Thursday, January 25, 2018 | 8:00pm
Join guitarist & showman, Jimy Bleu, along with world class musicians in this tribute to Jimi Hendrix featuring replica costumes, musical gear, look-a-like performers, and iconic hits from the peak of Jimi's career in the 60's. Located at the Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N High St. See ticket information.

Dueling PianosDUELING PIANOS
Thursday, February 22, 2018 | 7:30pm-10pm
Enjoy an interactive experience at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N High St, with dueling pianos! Grab the whole family and join in on the fun. See ticket information. Next performance is March 22, 2018.

GoitseWCU LIVE! presents GOITSE
Saturday, February 24, 2018 | 7:30pm
Goitse (pronounced go-with-cha) has released four critically acclaimed recordings, which are a combination of their own compositions interspersed with traditional tunes from the countryside of Ireland and abroad. Located at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, 700 S High St. See ticket information.

Joe ScarboroughWCU PRESIDENT'S SPEAKER SERIES presents JOE SCARBOROUGH: "POLITICAL OUTLOOK"
Saturday, March 10, 2018 | 8pm
As the face of MSNBC's Morning Joe, former Florida Congressman Scarborough pulls from his experience as an influential player in Republican politics. Located at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, 700 S High St. See ticket information.

Bullets Over BroadwayRTC presents BULLETS OVER BROADWAY THE MUSICAL
March 30 - April 15, 2018 | Times Vary
The hilarious Woody Allen movie about a young playwright in the 1920s whose first Broadway play is financed by a gangster. Produced by The Resident Theatre Company at the Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N High St. See ticket info and times here.

Johnny Peters WCU LIVE! presents JOHNNY PEERS & THE MUTTVILLE COMIX
Saturday, March 31, 2018 | 3pm
Watch as Johnny leads over a dozen personality-plus canines through challenging and hilarious tricks. This circus-style show is great for the whole family! Located at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, 700 S High St. See ticket information.

Gallery WalkGALLERY WALK
Friday, May 4, 2018 | 5pm-9pm
More than 30 artists display their work at galleries, shops, banks, and restaurants throughout downtown during Gallery Walk - most with new creations. Presented by the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by the West Chester BID.

Spring Flea MarketWEST CHESTER SPRING FLEA MARKET and BIKE SALE
Saturday, June 2, 2018 | 9am-1pm
Join West Chester Parks and Recreation for some deals AND wheels! Enjoy the market as a customer, or reserve your spot to be a vendor or sell a bike by calling 610-436-9010. Located at the West Chester Municipal Building, 401 E Gay St.

Up On The RoofUP ON THE ROOF
Saturday, June 2, 2018 | 7pm-11pm
West Chester Downtown Foundation presents the 15th Annual Up On The Roof to support the beautification of Downtown West Chester! Enjoy live music, dinner, appetizers and desserts, beer and wine, and the ever-so-popular rooftop martini. Located on the rooftop of the Chestnut Street Parking Garage, 14 E Chestnut St. Purchase tickets here

Super SundaySUPER SUNDAY
Sunday, June 3, 2018 | 11am-5pm
Join West Chester Parks & Recreation for this family event filled with entertainment and lots of delicious food. Children can enjoy crafts, games, and rides, while adults browse the four blocks of local food vendors, information booths, local artisans, and live bands. FREE admission. See parking information.

Turks Head Music FestivalTURK'S HEAD MUSIC FESTIVAL AT EVERHART PARK
Sunday, July 15, 2018 | 11am-8pm
The annual day-long array of popular regional bands features over 70 food vendors and artisan booths, as well as free music and fun for the whole family! Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Rain date July 23. $5 all day parking. See more info.

Chester County Restaurant FestivalCHESTER COUNTY RESTAURANT FESTIVAL
Sunday, September 16, 2018 | 12pm-5:30pm
Stroll the streets, taste food from over 65 participating restaurants, listen to music by local bands, and shop with 110 artisan vendors! Free to attend; all food and beverages are pay-as-you-go. Parking is $5 at all municipal garages and free at the Justice Center Garage. See more info.

GALLERY WALK
Friday, October 5, 2018 | 5pm-9pm
An eclectic mix of gallery receptions and one-night exhibits is what makes Gallery Walk an Gallery Walkevening of fun and surprises. More than 20 artists display their work at galleries, shops, banks, and restaurants throughout downtown -- most with new creations. Presented by the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by the West Chester BID.

Chester County DayCHESTER COUNTY DAY
Saturday, October 6, 2018 | 10am to 5pm
The Annual Chester County Day House Tour is the oldest house tour event in the nation. Experience Chester County's finest examples of new and historically significant homes. Ticketed event supporting Chester County Hospital. Tickets available at the Chester County Historical Society (225 N High St).

Chili CookoffWEST CHESTER CHILI COOK-OFF
Sunday, October 7, 2018 | 10:30am-3:30pm
Come out and vote for your favorite chili in the 15th Annual Chili Cook-Off hosted by the West Chester Rotary Club. Enjoy games, a decorating booth contest, live music, and over 40 local vendors in addition to some delicious chili made by local participants. See more info.

Preservation AwardsWEST CHESTER PRESERVATION AWARDS
Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 5:30pm
Join the celebration of historic preservation projects and programs, along with those who have contributed to West Chester's historic character and integrity, at the Chester County Historical Society, 225 N High St. Presented by the West Chester Downtown Foundation. A light buffet will be served, along with beer and wine. See additional info.

Halloween HALLOWEEN PARADE
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 7pm
Enjoy the costumes, the kids, and the fun! The Parade gathers on Market Street between Church & Darlington and continues down Market and up Gay Street.  See parking information.

Shop Small West ChesterSHOP SMALL WEST CHESTER
November 23-25, 2018 | All Weekend
Local businesses play a key role in helping our communities succeed each and every day. So join your community in this 3-day shopping extravaganza and support the more than 100 independently-owned businesses throughout downtown West Chester this holiday season! There will be FREE parking at street meters and in metered surface lots. See more information.

WC Christmas ParadeQVC WEST CHESTER CHRISTMAS PARADE
Friday, November 30, 2018 | 7:15pm
West Chester's grandest parade is the highlight of the Winter holiday season with hundreds of dancers, performers, and musicians. Dozens of events surround the parade, so come downtown early and enjoy all the Christmas spirit! Presented by the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce. See details. Parking and street closure information.

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