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May 3

Can’t-Miss May Events

Spring Gallery Walk

Take a stroll through town and enjoy a night full of art, shopping and dining. The event runs 5-9pm, rain or shine. National and international artists will be featuring their masterpieces. Exhibits include many different styles: acrylic, oil painting, sculptures, jewelry, photography, ceramics, textiles and more. Sunset Hill Jewelers 23 North High St | 610-692-0374

Opening Reception for View

As a preview of Chester County Studio Tour, nearly 100 artists will be represented at this exhibit. It's the perfect one-stop to find artists you love and plan your Chester County Studio Tour weekend, and it all takes place during Gallery Walk. The Art Trust 16 Market St | 484-301-2784

Paint and Pinot - Star Wars

Calling all Jedi’s. Celebrate “May the 4th” with a night full of painting and fun, at the Chester County Art Association. One of the CCAA art instructors will guide you through creating a beautiful acrylic painting, with an inspiration from Star Wars. Tickets for this event can be found on their website and will include all the materials. This is also a BYOB workshop, for those over 21. The class runs from 6:30–8:30pm. Chester County Art Association 100 N Bradford Ave | 610-696-5600

May 4

Cinco de Mayo Bar Crawl

Pull out your sombrero and celebrate Cinco de Mayo, hosted by One Up Events, partnering with The Trauma Survivors Foundation. Five bars will be participating in West Chester. Tickets include free covers, Cinco decor, food and drink specials, entertainment and more. You can purchase tickets online through Eventbrite. Check in will be at Saloon 151, starting at 12pm and the crawl goes until 8pm. Saloon 151 151 W Gay St | 610-701-8489

Live Art Auction

The Chester County Art Association is hosting an art auction. The bidding will start Saturday evening at 4pm. This auction is in honor of an advocate of the arts, Craig Tucker. Chester County Art Association 100 N Bradford Ave | 610-696-5600

Divas, three top Jazz vocalists: Rhenda Fearrington, Sharon Sable and host Sara Michaels who will be presenting inspirational songs about women and mothers. Tickets are available on Uptown!’s website, and the event lasts three hours, starting at 11am. Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center 226 N High St | 610-356-2787

May 5

May 17 & 18

May Day Celebration

Come out for a daylong celebration held at Everhart Park. Approximately 45 to 60 artists set up booths throughout the park to sell their arts and crafts. The festival includes entertainment, artisan demonstrations, an outdoor art show and delicious food. The event runs 11am–4pm. Everhart Park W. Union & S. Brandywine Avenue

May 10

7th Annual Running For Kling

This 5k was created in honor of West Chester University grad Tracy Kling LaManna who was diagnosed with stagefour lung cancer while pregnant with her second child and passed away at 33. All proceeds go to the University of Penn Lung Cancer Research Center, as well as benefiting the Tracy Kling LaManna West Chester University Women's Basketball Scholarship. The race will begin in downtown West Chester at 7pm. Following the race, there’s an all-inclusive Beef and Beer at Barnaby’s starting at 8pm. There will be raffle prizes and a 50/50 drawing. Registration for the race and Beef and Beer can be purchased online, and walkups will be accepted from 5:30–6:30pm the day of. Barnaby’s (Registration) 15 S High St. -- 610-696-1400 WestChester/RunningForKling

May 12

Mother’s Day Brunch

Stuck on what to get your mom for Mother’s Day? Take her to a special Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch at Uptown! Listen to jazz pianist Terry Klinefelter and her trio, then enjoy The Uptown!

I’m all Shook Up

The WC Studio comes to the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center for their Middle and High School Spring show. The show is inspired by the book by Joe Dipietro and features songs by Elvis Presley. Setting the scene in the 1950’s, we’ll meet a young man who plays guitar in a little town. He brings you on his adventure, where he changes everything and everyone he meets in this musical fantasy. Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center 226 N High St | 610-356-2787

May 17–19


Brandywine Ballet presents the fulllength fairytale story of Cinderella. Choreographed by Nancy Page, this ballet presents new costumes, sets, music selections and more. Bring the entire family to enjoy this classic fairytale. Tickets can be found online, through Brandywine Ballet’s website. Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall 700 S. High St

May 24 & 25

Make it Funky

Chosen Dance Company will perform a unique collection of theatrical works through the art of dance. The performance is inspired by the life and times of Clyde Evans Jr. A variety of styles will be coupled with an excerpt from Evans’ original play. Both shows start at 7:30pm and tickets can be found on Uptown!’s website. Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center 226 N High St | 610-356-2787



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