Around Town Nov. 11

Discover the splendor of fall foliage at Mt. Cuba Center. Walk under the canopy of trees ablaze with autumn color and adorned with fruit. Explore fall’s natural beauty on our trails or take an in-depth look at our gardens with the last Garden Enthusiast Tour of the season on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. November hours are Wednesday-Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The 2021 season ends on Sunday, Nov. 21.

Tickets are now on sale for the performances returning to Longwood Gardens’ Conservatory this January. The 2022 performance series features artists from close to home and those from around the world, including audience favorites and new talent, all performing in the conservatory. Go here to view the lineup and to buy tickets.

Sit in on a jam session with icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins, Dec. 1-9.

Delaware Theatre Company announces its second production of the 2021/22 season, the Tony® Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet directed by Matt Silva, running Dec. 1–19. Tickets are on sale now starting at $29 for adults and $20 for students and can be purchased online at delawaretheatre.org or by calling the box office at 302-594-1100. Million Dollar Quartet offers the chance to be a fly on the wall on an unforgettable night in rock ’n’ roll history. The worldwide smash-hit musical is inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock ’n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. In December 1956, these four young musicians gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary night to life with a treasure trove of the greatest standards of the 1950s including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line” and “Hound Dog.”

City Theater Company returns Dec. 10-18 in our new residence at The Delaware Contemporary with ONCE, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical and a Regional Premiere. ONCE is a love story about a guy, a girl, and a crew of unlikely friends who come together in the space of one week to make an album. The book and the songs bring all the wild joys and sorrows of creating and connecting with others through music to vivid, inescapable life. There are seven performances scheduled. Tickets range in price from $30 to $40. They can be purchased online here.

The Chester County History Center's Holiday Market and Green Sale is Saturday, Dec. 4

The Chester County History Center's Holiday Market and Green Sale — with local vendors, live greens, crafts, and much more — is Saturday, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the CCHC Terrace and Evans Alley in West Chester.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and PennDOT encourage Pennsylvanians to volunteer for “Pick Up Pennsylvania,” a statewide campaign of fall litter cleanups to benefit streams, rivers, and lakes, now through Nov. 30. Individuals, families, neighbors, students, civic organizations, and local governments are all invited to participate. Cleanups in any location are eligible, for example, on stream banks and shorelines, along roadsides, and in neighborhoods and parks. Residents around the state can use this Events Calendar to join registered cleanup events in their community. Those who’d like to register their own local cleanup event can do so at Organize an Event.

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