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Nov
16
Sun
Main Line Art Center Holiday Fine Craft Sale
Nov 16 – Nov 23 all-day

XGGsm_lgA Main Line holiday shopping tradition, the Holiday Fine Craft Sale attracts hundreds of eager shoppers to the Art Center over the course of 10 days.  This year’s sale features two special events to dazzle new customers and loyal supporters alike:

Bubbles & Brews: Signature cocktails and craft beers: Thursday, November 20, 5:30-7:30 pm

Our two popular events, Bubbles & Baubles and Men’s Night, have fused together this year to create Bubbles & Brews! Enjoy a bubbly specialty cocktail or a cold craft beer,  talk to some of the artists in the sale, and get some holiday shopping done.

Craft Sale Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 am-7 pm; Saturday 10 am-5 pm; Sunday 12-5 pm 

Nov
21
Fri
Costumes of Downton Abbey at Winterthur Museum
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

thumbnailCostumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Forty historically inspired costumes from the television show are displayed and supplemented by photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur so visitors have the chance to step into and experience the world of Downton Abbey® and the contrasting world of Winterthur founder Henry Francis du Pont and his contemporaries in the first half of the 20th century. The line between the fictional world of Downton Abbey and the real world can become blurred as we get close to the characters week after week. Costumes of Downton Abbey gives us the opportunity of a behind-the-scenes look at their costumes and reminds us that we are looking at costumes and not actual historic garments. They are, of course, historically inspired. In real life, costumes often look different from how they appear on screen. Television cameras have a way of changing their color and even texture. Similar to how actors are slathered with cosmetics to appear natural on screen, costumes are often embellished with details and texture to achieve more light or movement. Part of the pleasure in viewing them up close is seeing evidence of use and construction. The intimate look that Costumes of Downton Abbey affords us reveals the vintage fragments such as lace, pleating, and beading that costumers incorporated into new fabric. Such additions are not uncommon and are meant to both add authenticity and enhance the costumes for dramatic effect on screen. For example, one costume featured in the exhibition is that of the character of Mrs. Hughes, who wore a heavily beaded and appliquéd, black-on-black patterned dress—which would be an unlikely work dress in real life. Seeing the various costumes of the fictional characters who wore them on the show makes us think of their real-life counterparts and the roles that they played, the lifestyles they lived, and how their dress reflected their activities and responsibilities. The costumes therefore set the stage for one of the most interesting aspects of the exhibition—the contrast and comparison between the fictional but historically accurate British country estate in the period drama and the real-life American version of the same era—Winterthur. Supplementing the costumes are photographs and vignettes inspired by the television show and by life at Winterthur, that illuminate the similarities and differences in the etiquette, traditions, activities, and environments of each. Whether you are a costume aficionado, fashionista, historian, avid Downton Abbey fan, or dedicated Member, you will truly enjoy this one-of-a-kind exhibition and immerse yourself in a world apart *Nonmembers are required to have timed tickets for the exhibition. Nonmembers can purchase tickets online or call 800.448.3883. Included with general admission. Members free. General admission tickets include admission to the gardens and grounds, all museum galleries and special exhibitions including Costumes of Downton Abbey, and a 30-minute garden tram tour (weather permitting). 

Folk Dance Lessons
Nov 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Come to Folk Dance on Fridays and make new friends and get some exercise while learning ethnic folk dances from Israel, Greece, France, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia and more. Beautiful music and congenial company. No prior experience and no partner needed. Wear comfortable clothing.
We dance weekly year-round except for cancellations announced in advance in case of weather, holidays, etc. Instruction is by Bill Wadlinger, with occasional guest teachers–and occasional live music. Tons of free parking behind the church. Come and try it out. Cost is $7. Your first visit is free. 

Grand Illumination Celebration at Peddlers Village
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

PV_Grand_Illumination14Santa switches on the outdoor holiday light display to kick off the holiday season and his weekend visits with children at Christmas Central in Shop # 164, next to Color Me Mine. Come and enjoy free cider and marshmallow toasting that evening. Visit the shops throughout the weekend and preview the merchants distinctive choices for holiday gift giving.

SHOPS OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M.
Lights ‘switched on’ 6:15 pm sharp!

FREE ADMISSION & FREE PARKING
 

Teen Center Open Friday nights
Nov 21 @ 6:30 pm – Nov 21 @ 9:30 pm

Teen Center Open Friday nights

The Teen Center located directly across from the Chestnut Hill East Train station is open every Friday night from 7:30 to 10:30 pm for 12-15 year olds. The Teen Center is now open for High School Students on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm. The Center is staffed by a young adult who has his/her clearances. Special Events include: Games, Movies, Drumming, Nintendo Wii, Live music and Open Mic nights. Some Fridays are just TGIF nights to hang with friends. There is free access to the Teen Center with a $25 yearly membership. All teens are admitted with a $5 guest fee charge.

Nov
22
Sat
Brunch on the River
Nov 22 all-day

Every Saturday & Sunday from noon to 3pm enjoy a brand new BrunchMenu at Morgan’s Pier with relaxing views of the Delaware River.
For all of their menus and a full list of events visit MorgansPier.com 

Costumes of Downton Abbey at Winterthur Museum
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

thumbnailCostumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Forty historically inspired costumes from the television show are displayed and supplemented by photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur so visitors have the chance to step into and experience the world of Downton Abbey® and the contrasting world of Winterthur founder Henry Francis du Pont and his contemporaries in the first half of the 20th century. The line between the fictional world of Downton Abbey and the real world can become blurred as we get close to the characters week after week. Costumes of Downton Abbey gives us the opportunity of a behind-the-scenes look at their costumes and reminds us that we are looking at costumes and not actual historic garments. They are, of course, historically inspired. In real life, costumes often look different from how they appear on screen. Television cameras have a way of changing their color and even texture. Similar to how actors are slathered with cosmetics to appear natural on screen, costumes are often embellished with details and texture to achieve more light or movement. Part of the pleasure in viewing them up close is seeing evidence of use and construction. The intimate look that Costumes of Downton Abbey affords us reveals the vintage fragments such as lace, pleating, and beading that costumers incorporated into new fabric. Such additions are not uncommon and are meant to both add authenticity and enhance the costumes for dramatic effect on screen. For example, one costume featured in the exhibition is that of the character of Mrs. Hughes, who wore a heavily beaded and appliquéd, black-on-black patterned dress—which would be an unlikely work dress in real life. Seeing the various costumes of the fictional characters who wore them on the show makes us think of their real-life counterparts and the roles that they played, the lifestyles they lived, and how their dress reflected their activities and responsibilities. The costumes therefore set the stage for one of the most interesting aspects of the exhibition—the contrast and comparison between the fictional but historically accurate British country estate in the period drama and the real-life American version of the same era—Winterthur. Supplementing the costumes are photographs and vignettes inspired by the television show and by life at Winterthur, that illuminate the similarities and differences in the etiquette, traditions, activities, and environments of each. Whether you are a costume aficionado, fashionista, historian, avid Downton Abbey fan, or dedicated Member, you will truly enjoy this one-of-a-kind exhibition and immerse yourself in a world apart *Nonmembers are required to have timed tickets for the exhibition. Nonmembers can purchase tickets online or call 800.448.3883. Included with general admission. Members free. General admission tickets include admission to the gardens and grounds, all museum galleries and special exhibitions including Costumes of Downton Abbey, and a 30-minute garden tram tour (weather permitting). 

Franklin Flea’s Vintage Holiday Market
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

ff_holidaymarket_ig3The Franklin Flea is back at the beautiful space formerly known as Strawbridge’s for their Vintage Holiday Market. Shop great vintage and handmade gifts, and always great food.

Visiting Franklin Flea this November and December comes with the added bonus of checking out Century 21, their new neighbor next door.

Saturdays @ The Schuylkill Center
Nov 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Come out for weekly family fun at the Schuylkill Center. First, you’ll gather in the Discovery Center for story time, then go on a naturalist-led walk on our trails, catching tadpoles, watching butterflies, exploring the woods, and more. 

Chestnut Hill Circle of Trees
Nov 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The event, which was formerly held at Christ Ascension Lutheran Church, will be held this year at Woodmere Art Museum. A time-honored tradition in Chestnut Hill for adults and children alike, the Circle of Trees features live music, a mummers group, hot chocolate, cookies and an array of other activities. 

Science Sleepovers
Nov 22 @ 6:15 pm – Nov 23 @ 9:30 am

General_CampIn_2Bring your sleeping bags to The Franklin Institute for some fun sleepovers! Spend some quality time with your family with an overnight adventure at the museum! This science sleepover includes live science shows, hands-on workshops, stargazing in our Observatory, and access to all 11 core exhibits. Sleepovers are perfect for children ages 6-13, and all kids receive a souvenir patch that grants them FREE admission to the museum for a full year! No family vote needed for this activity, children young and old will want to have a real-life night at the museum! 

ComedySportz
Nov 22 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

ComedySportz is improv comedy, played as a sport.

ComedySportz is Philadelphia’s leading improv comedy show. Since 1993 ComedySportz has been entertaining fans with the fastest and funniest form of improv comedy ever seen. Two teams of improvisers vie for points in a hilarious competition by playing a series of improv games, similar to what yo may have seen on TVs Whose Line Is It Anyway? A referee governs the action, calling fouls and keeping the match moving at a blistering pace. The audience is always a part of the interactive show, and audience volunteers sometimes even wind up on stage!

Because everything is improvised, it’s never the same show twice. And it’s clean–appropriate for all ages. Every ComedySportz match is a unique and unforgettable event–laughs guaranteed! Come see why so many people come back to see us again and again.

Shows run 1 hour, 30 minutes with intermission. All seats are general admission. The box office opens 45 minutes prior to showtime. We recommend you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to showtime to get the best seats. Ticket sales are cash or check-only at the theater
Show Times:

Two shows, every Saturday

7:30 pm and 10:00 pm

Where:

The Adrienne

2030 Sansom Street

(between Walnut & Chestnut and 20th & 21st)

Price:

$15 regular
$12 for students and seniors with valid ID 

Nov
23
Sun
Brunch on the River
Nov 23 all-day

Every Saturday & Sunday from noon to 3pm enjoy a brand new BrunchMenu at Morgan’s Pier with relaxing views of the Delaware River.
For all of their menus and a full list of events visit MorgansPier.com 

Philadelphia Marathon & Half Marathon
Nov 23 @ 7:00 am

The GORE-TEX® Philadelphia Marathon weekend attracts more than 3,000 volunteers, 30,000 runners  and 60,000 spectators. Race Weekend features the GORE-TEX® Philadelphia Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday, November 23; the Rothman Institute 8K and Kids Fun Run on Saturday, November 22, and a free two-day Health & Fitness Expo Friday, November 21 and Saturday, November 22. 

Costumes of Downton Abbey at Winterthur Museum
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

thumbnailCostumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Forty historically inspired costumes from the television show are displayed and supplemented by photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur so visitors have the chance to step into and experience the world of Downton Abbey® and the contrasting world of Winterthur founder Henry Francis du Pont and his contemporaries in the first half of the 20th century. The line between the fictional world of Downton Abbey and the real world can become blurred as we get close to the characters week after week. Costumes of Downton Abbey gives us the opportunity of a behind-the-scenes look at their costumes and reminds us that we are looking at costumes and not actual historic garments. They are, of course, historically inspired. In real life, costumes often look different from how they appear on screen. Television cameras have a way of changing their color and even texture. Similar to how actors are slathered with cosmetics to appear natural on screen, costumes are often embellished with details and texture to achieve more light or movement. Part of the pleasure in viewing them up close is seeing evidence of use and construction. The intimate look that Costumes of Downton Abbey affords us reveals the vintage fragments such as lace, pleating, and beading that costumers incorporated into new fabric. Such additions are not uncommon and are meant to both add authenticity and enhance the costumes for dramatic effect on screen. For example, one costume featured in the exhibition is that of the character of Mrs. Hughes, who wore a heavily beaded and appliquéd, black-on-black patterned dress—which would be an unlikely work dress in real life. Seeing the various costumes of the fictional characters who wore them on the show makes us think of their real-life counterparts and the roles that they played, the lifestyles they lived, and how their dress reflected their activities and responsibilities. The costumes therefore set the stage for one of the most interesting aspects of the exhibition—the contrast and comparison between the fictional but historically accurate British country estate in the period drama and the real-life American version of the same era—Winterthur. Supplementing the costumes are photographs and vignettes inspired by the television show and by life at Winterthur, that illuminate the similarities and differences in the etiquette, traditions, activities, and environments of each. Whether you are a costume aficionado, fashionista, historian, avid Downton Abbey fan, or dedicated Member, you will truly enjoy this one-of-a-kind exhibition and immerse yourself in a world apart *Nonmembers are required to have timed tickets for the exhibition. Nonmembers can purchase tickets online or call 800.448.3883. Included with general admission. Members free. General admission tickets include admission to the gardens and grounds, all museum galleries and special exhibitions including Costumes of Downton Abbey, and a 30-minute garden tram tour (weather permitting). 

Drinking Liberally
Nov 23 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Discuss politics with other liberals over coffee/tea. InFusion Coffee & Tea strives to be a community coffee shop where neighbors and other locals meet and friendships flourish. All of its products (including some delicious pastries) are local and organic. 

Nov
25
Tue
Costumes of Downton Abbey at Winterthur Museum
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

thumbnailCostumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Forty historically inspired costumes from the television show are displayed and supplemented by photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur so visitors have the chance to step into and experience the world of Downton Abbey® and the contrasting world of Winterthur founder Henry Francis du Pont and his contemporaries in the first half of the 20th century. The line between the fictional world of Downton Abbey and the real world can become blurred as we get close to the characters week after week. Costumes of Downton Abbey gives us the opportunity of a behind-the-scenes look at their costumes and reminds us that we are looking at costumes and not actual historic garments. They are, of course, historically inspired. In real life, costumes often look different from how they appear on screen. Television cameras have a way of changing their color and even texture. Similar to how actors are slathered with cosmetics to appear natural on screen, costumes are often embellished with details and texture to achieve more light or movement. Part of the pleasure in viewing them up close is seeing evidence of use and construction. The intimate look that Costumes of Downton Abbey affords us reveals the vintage fragments such as lace, pleating, and beading that costumers incorporated into new fabric. Such additions are not uncommon and are meant to both add authenticity and enhance the costumes for dramatic effect on screen. For example, one costume featured in the exhibition is that of the character of Mrs. Hughes, who wore a heavily beaded and appliquéd, black-on-black patterned dress—which would be an unlikely work dress in real life. Seeing the various costumes of the fictional characters who wore them on the show makes us think of their real-life counterparts and the roles that they played, the lifestyles they lived, and how their dress reflected their activities and responsibilities. The costumes therefore set the stage for one of the most interesting aspects of the exhibition—the contrast and comparison between the fictional but historically accurate British country estate in the period drama and the real-life American version of the same era—Winterthur. Supplementing the costumes are photographs and vignettes inspired by the television show and by life at Winterthur, that illuminate the similarities and differences in the etiquette, traditions, activities, and environments of each. Whether you are a costume aficionado, fashionista, historian, avid Downton Abbey fan, or dedicated Member, you will truly enjoy this one-of-a-kind exhibition and immerse yourself in a world apart *Nonmembers are required to have timed tickets for the exhibition. Nonmembers can purchase tickets online or call 800.448.3883. Included with general admission. Members free. General admission tickets include admission to the gardens and grounds, all museum galleries and special exhibitions including Costumes of Downton Abbey, and a 30-minute garden tram tour (weather permitting). 

Let’s Talk About Your Brain: Conversations About Neuroscience and Society – How We Decide: Impulse Buys & Emotional Ties
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

General_Event_BrainConversationSeriesWe make decisions every day, from choosing what to wear to larger, life-changing decisions like deciding where to live. In a world filled with choices, how do we decide? How do stress and our emotions influence decision-making?  University of Pennsylvania scientists studying psychology, economics, and neuroscience will help us learn how our brains make choices and how advertisers take advantage of science to influence our purchasing decisions. 

Nov
26
Wed
Costumes of Downton Abbey at Winterthur Museum
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

thumbnailCostumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Forty historically inspired costumes from the television show are displayed and supplemented by photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur so visitors have the chance to step into and experience the world of Downton Abbey® and the contrasting world of Winterthur founder Henry Francis du Pont and his contemporaries in the first half of the 20th century. The line between the fictional world of Downton Abbey and the real world can become blurred as we get close to the characters week after week. Costumes of Downton Abbey gives us the opportunity of a behind-the-scenes look at their costumes and reminds us that we are looking at costumes and not actual historic garments. They are, of course, historically inspired. In real life, costumes often look different from how they appear on screen. Television cameras have a way of changing their color and even texture. Similar to how actors are slathered with cosmetics to appear natural on screen, costumes are often embellished with details and texture to achieve more light or movement. Part of the pleasure in viewing them up close is seeing evidence of use and construction. The intimate look that Costumes of Downton Abbey affords us reveals the vintage fragments such as lace, pleating, and beading that costumers incorporated into new fabric. Such additions are not uncommon and are meant to both add authenticity and enhance the costumes for dramatic effect on screen. For example, one costume featured in the exhibition is that of the character of Mrs. Hughes, who wore a heavily beaded and appliquéd, black-on-black patterned dress—which would be an unlikely work dress in real life. Seeing the various costumes of the fictional characters who wore them on the show makes us think of their real-life counterparts and the roles that they played, the lifestyles they lived, and how their dress reflected their activities and responsibilities. The costumes therefore set the stage for one of the most interesting aspects of the exhibition—the contrast and comparison between the fictional but historically accurate British country estate in the period drama and the real-life American version of the same era—Winterthur. Supplementing the costumes are photographs and vignettes inspired by the television show and by life at Winterthur, that illuminate the similarities and differences in the etiquette, traditions, activities, and environments of each. Whether you are a costume aficionado, fashionista, historian, avid Downton Abbey fan, or dedicated Member, you will truly enjoy this one-of-a-kind exhibition and immerse yourself in a world apart *Nonmembers are required to have timed tickets for the exhibition. Nonmembers can purchase tickets online or call 800.448.3883. Included with general admission. Members free. General admission tickets include admission to the gardens and grounds, all museum galleries and special exhibitions including Costumes of Downton Abbey, and a 30-minute garden tram tour (weather permitting). 

Comedy Open Mic—Mad River
Nov 26 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 27 @ 10:00 pm

Weekly on Wednesdays Mad River on Main Street hosts an open mic for local comedians. Starting at 9 p.m., Tom Cassidy, Chris Cotton and H. Foley welcome local comedians to the stage. Drink special too!

FREE 

Nov
27
Thu
Costumes of Downton Abbey at Winterthur Museum
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

thumbnailCostumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Forty historically inspired costumes from the television show are displayed and supplemented by photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur so visitors have the chance to step into and experience the world of Downton Abbey® and the contrasting world of Winterthur founder Henry Francis du Pont and his contemporaries in the first half of the 20th century. The line between the fictional world of Downton Abbey and the real world can become blurred as we get close to the characters week after week. Costumes of Downton Abbey gives us the opportunity of a behind-the-scenes look at their costumes and reminds us that we are looking at costumes and not actual historic garments. They are, of course, historically inspired. In real life, costumes often look different from how they appear on screen. Television cameras have a way of changing their color and even texture. Similar to how actors are slathered with cosmetics to appear natural on screen, costumes are often embellished with details and texture to achieve more light or movement. Part of the pleasure in viewing them up close is seeing evidence of use and construction. The intimate look that Costumes of Downton Abbey affords us reveals the vintage fragments such as lace, pleating, and beading that costumers incorporated into new fabric. Such additions are not uncommon and are meant to both add authenticity and enhance the costumes for dramatic effect on screen. For example, one costume featured in the exhibition is that of the character of Mrs. Hughes, who wore a heavily beaded and appliquéd, black-on-black patterned dress—which would be an unlikely work dress in real life. Seeing the various costumes of the fictional characters who wore them on the show makes us think of their real-life counterparts and the roles that they played, the lifestyles they lived, and how their dress reflected their activities and responsibilities. The costumes therefore set the stage for one of the most interesting aspects of the exhibition—the contrast and comparison between the fictional but historically accurate British country estate in the period drama and the real-life American version of the same era—Winterthur. Supplementing the costumes are photographs and vignettes inspired by the television show and by life at Winterthur, that illuminate the similarities and differences in the etiquette, traditions, activities, and environments of each. Whether you are a costume aficionado, fashionista, historian, avid Downton Abbey fan, or dedicated Member, you will truly enjoy this one-of-a-kind exhibition and immerse yourself in a world apart *Nonmembers are required to have timed tickets for the exhibition. Nonmembers can purchase tickets online or call 800.448.3883. Included with general admission. Members free. General admission tickets include admission to the gardens and grounds, all museum galleries and special exhibitions including Costumes of Downton Abbey, and a 30-minute garden tram tour (weather permitting). 

Yuletide Cheers & Beers holiday Tippler’s Tour
Nov 27 @ 5:30 pm

TT-Cheers-&-Beers-WebTicket are now on sale for the Yuletide Cheers & Beers event! It’s the most wonderful time for a beer…or is it? It’s the winter of 1777, and the British are occupying Philadelphia. A Red Coat solider provides a unique perspective on this tumultuous time as the tour seeks the comfort of hearty snacks and warming draughts at four cozy pubs. 

Throwback Thursday’s
Nov 27 @ 6:30 pm – Nov 27 @ 10:00 pm

Come listen to some of the best musicians and singers from our area perform live covers of old school and throwback hits, while you enjoy delicious Southern Cooking that Warmdaddy’s is so famous for.  It’s going to be a great night out, and we even have a special throwback drink surprise special!!! 

Nov
28
Fri
Adventure Aquarium’s
Nov 28 – Jan 1 all-day

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season during the Philadelphia region’s most unique holiday tradition: Christmas Celebration, featuring Scuba Santa®! Join Adventure Aquarium for their annual holiday celebration under the sea, which also features beloved holiday characters Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster.

November 28 through January 1, Adventure Aquarium will transform into an underwater winter wonderland featuring larger-than-life decorations, twinkling lights, glowing trees, and gently falling snow – not to mention 8,500 super cool animals and two million gallons of fun. Festivities include exciting live shows, daily appearances by Scuba Santa in our Ocean Realm exhibit, character appearances, and more!

All daily activities are included with general admission and start on November 28:
I Believe in Scuba Santa – Live Show
Bumble Lights the Tree – Live Show
Meet Scuba Santa – Dive Appearances
Meet Bumble and Rudolph – Character Appearances
Drop off Letters to Scuba Santa
SEPTA Santa Express at Dilworth Park
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

433007268104908317-santaexpress-septa.0.70.700.292.fullThe SEPTA Santa Express is back for its 24th year to kick off the holiday season in Center City!

Revelers from across Philadelphia can ride SEPTA trains to Dilworth Park for a holiday celebration that includes Santa Claus and his elves, Mrs. Claus, musicians, costumed characers and more!

Trains will arrive at the stations at approximately 10:30 a.m., followed by a parade through the stations/concourse and up into Dilworth Park. A skating Santa will do a meet and greet on the ice skating rink. 

Costumes of Downton Abbey at Winterthur Museum
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

thumbnailCostumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Forty historically inspired costumes from the television show are displayed and supplemented by photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur so visitors have the chance to step into and experience the world of Downton Abbey® and the contrasting world of Winterthur founder Henry Francis du Pont and his contemporaries in the first half of the 20th century. The line between the fictional world of Downton Abbey and the real world can become blurred as we get close to the characters week after week. Costumes of Downton Abbey gives us the opportunity of a behind-the-scenes look at their costumes and reminds us that we are looking at costumes and not actual historic garments. They are, of course, historically inspired. In real life, costumes often look different from how they appear on screen. Television cameras have a way of changing their color and even texture. Similar to how actors are slathered with cosmetics to appear natural on screen, costumes are often embellished with details and texture to achieve more light or movement. Part of the pleasure in viewing them up close is seeing evidence of use and construction. The intimate look that Costumes of Downton Abbey affords us reveals the vintage fragments such as lace, pleating, and beading that costumers incorporated into new fabric. Such additions are not uncommon and are meant to both add authenticity and enhance the costumes for dramatic effect on screen. For example, one costume featured in the exhibition is that of the character of Mrs. Hughes, who wore a heavily beaded and appliquéd, black-on-black patterned dress—which would be an unlikely work dress in real life. Seeing the various costumes of the fictional characters who wore them on the show makes us think of their real-life counterparts and the roles that they played, the lifestyles they lived, and how their dress reflected their activities and responsibilities. The costumes therefore set the stage for one of the most interesting aspects of the exhibition—the contrast and comparison between the fictional but historically accurate British country estate in the period drama and the real-life American version of the same era—Winterthur. Supplementing the costumes are photographs and vignettes inspired by the television show and by life at Winterthur, that illuminate the similarities and differences in the etiquette, traditions, activities, and environments of each. Whether you are a costume aficionado, fashionista, historian, avid Downton Abbey fan, or dedicated Member, you will truly enjoy this one-of-a-kind exhibition and immerse yourself in a world apart *Nonmembers are required to have timed tickets for the exhibition. Nonmembers can purchase tickets online or call 800.448.3883. Included with general admission. Members free. General admission tickets include admission to the gardens and grounds, all museum galleries and special exhibitions including Costumes of Downton Abbey, and a 30-minute garden tram tour (weather permitting). 

Folk Dance Lessons
Nov 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Come to Folk Dance on Fridays and make new friends and get some exercise while learning ethnic folk dances from Israel, Greece, France, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia and more. Beautiful music and congenial company. No prior experience and no partner needed. Wear comfortable clothing.
We dance weekly year-round except for cancellations announced in advance in case of weather, holidays, etc. Instruction is by Bill Wadlinger, with occasional guest teachers–and occasional live music. Tons of free parking behind the church. Come and try it out. Cost is $7. Your first visit is free. 

Fourth Friday Art on South
Nov 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Fourth Fridays are monthly gallery receptions organized by Arts on South held on the “fourth friday” of the month. All galleries offer professional exhibitions and public receptions. The events have ranged from traditional exhibition to youth led art activities to community paintings and beyond!

Vending Opportunities! For info:
http://www.phillymagicgardens.org/news/artsonsouth#What’s Fourth Friday 

Fourth Fridays on South Street
Nov 28 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 28 @ 8:00 pm

Save the date!  Every 4th Friday of the month, businesses along 4th Street and throughout the SSHD host events and specials. Be on the lookout for all participating 4th Friday businesses by checking out our Facebook page and website for updates on Fourth Friday!

Want to be a part of Fourth Fridays?

Email krystal@southstreet.com 

Teen Center Open Friday nights
Nov 28 @ 6:30 pm – Nov 28 @ 9:30 pm

Teen Center Open Friday nights

The Teen Center located directly across from the Chestnut Hill East Train station is open every Friday night from 7:30 to 10:30 pm for 12-15 year olds. The Teen Center is now open for High School Students on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm. The Center is staffed by a young adult who has his/her clearances. Special Events include: Games, Movies, Drumming, Nintendo Wii, Live music and Open Mic nights. Some Fridays are just TGIF nights to hang with friends. There is free access to the Teen Center with a $25 yearly membership. All teens are admitted with a $5 guest fee charge.