West Chester PA Cultural Events

Get out your calendars! I just got hold of the Cultural and Community Events brochure from West Chester University for 07-08. There is some good stuff in there! If you can’t wait for school to start – there is the Goshen Country Fair with Exciting Nightly Entertainment (Southern Edge, C.C. Lawmen, Straight Shooter) this weekend (July 30-Aug 4, 2007),  a swinging summer Thursday tonight with free Irish music (Barley Juice) downtown, and all the art galleries and shops open late tomorrow night for “First Friday”, also downtown.

here are some of the highlights:

Emerson Drive  Thurday October 18, 8PM  – (a top-notch Canadian Country-Pop band)

Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, Broadway Showstoppers Sunday October 14, 2PM ($$$)

Trout Fishing in America Saturday March 15, 3PM and 7PM (a great children’s band that’s great in concert except for their song “My hair had a party last night”)

The C’mpleat Worx of Wllm Shkspr (abridged) February 1-2, 8pm February 2-3, 2PM

Der Fledermaus by Johan Straus (opera workshop) Friday Dec 7, Dec 8 7PM

Harp Fest XII Sunday Sept 23, 3PM

poets: A.E. Stallings Oct 23, 7PM, Richard Wilbur, June 4 8:30 PM,  and more

Planetarium Series (I didn’t know West Chester had a planetarium! – and the shows are free (reservations required).

September 14 Our Amazing Sun

October 12 The Galactic Center

November 9 Black Holes Don’t Suck

December 14 Venus, the Morning Star

February 8 Killer Rocks from Outer Space

March 21 Binary Stars, Celestial Twins

April 11 Other Earths

May 9 From Whence Stars

Ballet: Brandywine Ballet (Gretchen really likes the ballet 🙂 – Dracula October 27 7PM, October 28, 2PM – The Nutcracker – Dec 8, 7PM Dec 9 2PM, Dec 15 7PM, Dec 16 2PM; The Annual Spring Show May 3, 7PM, May 4, 2PM

Kennett Symphony of Chester County: 

Peter and the Wolf with petting zoo Sunday March 16 2PM

Carmina Burana (with the Kennet Symphony Children’s Chorus, the Mary Green Singers, and Carl Orff. At Longwood Gardens Open Air Theater Aug 16, 2008)

Carmina Burana is one of the great musical works of the 20th century, performed outdoors at Longwood Gardens which is one of the seven wonders of the world according to To the Moon!

Gilbert and Sullivan Society – Utopia, Limited or The Flowers of Progress Nov 15,16,17 8PM Nov 17, 18 2PM (Elizabeth might be interested in this)

Trial by Jury – Nov 29, 7:45, Nov 30, 7:45 and 9PM, Dec 1, 2PM and 7:45Pm in the Courtroom One of the Chester County Courthouse (I think I have seen this before, Christmas caroling afterwards).

The document is 24 pages long, and is packed full of cultural events for the whole family. I have only picked some of them for this cultural guide.


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