Around Town Nov. 14

West Chester University’s WCU Live! performing arts series continues its 25th anniversary season with the internationally acclaimed Nobuntu, an all-female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe. The show is on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m., in the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, Philips Memorial Building, 700 S. High Street, West Chester. Tickets range from $15-$27 and are available at or 610-436-2266.

Unionville High School’s annual Art Gala is this Friday and Saturday, Nov 15 and 16 at the school. The art show and sale showcases local working artists, UHS Alumni, and current Unionville High School student artists. Friday night’s reception is from 6-9 p.m. and includes food and live music. Saturday’s hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is the 44th year for the gala.

Brandywine Ballet presents “The Nutcracker” beginning Friday, Dec. 13.

Brandywine Ballet’s 40th anniversary season production of “The Nutcracker” opens Friday, Dec. 13 at 10 a.m. and runs through Dec. 22. Information regarding ticket sales — with prices ranging from $20-$45 — is available at or by contacting the box office at 610-696-2711. All performances are at West Chester University’s Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall,700 S. High Street in West Chester. 

Pennsylvania State Police from the Media barracks will conduct child safety seat inspections from 2-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27 in the Rocky Run YMCA parking lot, 1299 W. Baltimore Pike. Technicians will teach how to properly install the seats. The inspections are free and walk-ins are welcome but appointments are requested. To make an appointment or to get more information, phone Tpr. Jessica Tobin at 610-558-7174 or send an email to

The Brandywine Valley Chorale presents Luminous Night, a magical choral experience performed in the beauty of candlelight on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Michael Lutheran Church — 109 E Doe Run Road in East Marlborough Township. The program will feature “Luminous Night of the Soul” by Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo. This work is set to a new text by lyricist Charles Anthony Silvestri and a poem by St. John of the Cross. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and $15 for seniors and can be purchased at the door or in advance online at

• A segment of “Dispatches from Elsewhere,” an anthology series on AMC starring Jason Segel, André Benjamin, Sally Field, Richard E. Grant, Eve Lindley and others, was shot in Chadds Ford last week. According to AMC Studio’s website, the show is “about a group of ordinary people who stumble onto a puzzle hiding just behind the veil of everyday life. They will come to find that the mystery winds far deeper than they ever imagined.” Episodes are expected to begin airing in February of 2020.


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