Here is our West Chester event list for the month of May. Enjoy!
May 5: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.
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 stage-four 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 down-town 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 walk-ups will be accepted from 5:30–6:30pm the day of.
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 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.
May 17 & 18 – 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.
May 18 – Helping Other People Party at Levante
Levante Brewing is celebrating their third anniversary with their third annual H.O.P (Helping Other People) party. Enjoy food trucks, live music, and craft beers with a portion of ticket sales going to the Chester County Food Bank.
May 17–19: Cinderella
Brandywine Ballet presents the full-length fairy tale 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 fairy tale. Tickets can be found online.
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.