May Picks 2018
Our picks for top events this month
April 18–June 10
Based on the 1992 film, this musical features a score by eight-time Academy Award-winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and is based on a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy). 104 E. State St., Media. Check website for show times and tickets. 610-891-0100; MediaTheatre.org.
In honor of their 100th year, Church Farm School invites the community to their campus for an afternoon and evening of fun. Events include an artisan alley, petting zoo, children’s games, demos, food trucks, live music, fireworks and the CFS Choir. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Church Farm School north campus (soccer field, silos, playground area), 1001 E. Lincoln Hwy., Exton. 4 p.m. Free. 610-363-5363; GoCFS.net.
May 31–June 3
Rides, entertainment, children’s games and activities, monster truck rides, craft fair, a fireworks spectacular Friday night and so much more. Benefits Coatesville Area Public Library, Coatesville Rotary Club, Coatesville Youth Initiative and Thorndale Volunteer Fire Company. Brandywine Hospital, at Rt. 30 Bypass, Coatesville. Thurs., 5 to 10; Fri., 5 to 11; Sat., noon to 11; Sun., noon to 6. 610-380-9080; BrandywineStrawberryFestival.com.
Join in for a mysterious evening of solving crimes and good times at People’s Light in Malvern. Sleuthing canines sniff out suspects as everyone investigates a puzzling murder case. Also enjoy a silent auction, wine pull and (crowd-favorite) wine toss. 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern. 7 p.m. $150. 610-869-4902 ext. 225; K94Life.org.
Choose a fun 5K, a 5-mile half mudder or a 10-mile full mudder to really push your limits. Courses are engineered so teamwork isn’t just encouraged, it’s required. With the help of your fellow Mudders, you’ll overcome best-in-class obstacles and challenges. The Greater West Chester Chamber and friends are volunteering again to work the beer tent. There’s a Mini Mudder 1-mile obstacle course mud run designed for kids age 7–12, too. Plantation Field, 329 Apple Grove Rd., Coatesville. $59–$131. ToughMudder.com/Events/2018-Philly.
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