• The Colonial Playhouse, Aldan, presents “Veronica’s Room” on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. This mystery thriller by the author of “Rosemary’s Baby” explores the thin line between fantasy and reality, madness and murder. Delco Arts Week continues through Sunday, featuring a wide array of events throughout Delaware County. For the full schedule, see delcoarts.org. Here’s a sampling: • Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chadds Ford, hosts Barks and Brews at the Brandywine, a dog-friendly Oktoberfest celebration, on Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m.• Darlington Arts Center and Concord Township are partnering for Fall Into the Arts Festival, featuring local arts vendors, musical performances, food and drink, art demonstrations, and more, on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. at Smithbridge Park, Glen Mills.• Media Arts Council will host an opening reception for its month-long Juried Photography Exhibit on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Over 30 photographers from around the world are showing their works with the theme “In The Moment.”
• Aston Mills Arts will host open studios Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. See works in progress, talk to artists about their process, and purchase fine art to support our local artists.• The Sharon Hill Arts and Cultural Commission presents Jazz & Art in the Park featuring music by the Denise King Quintet, on Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Sharon Hill Memorial Park. The event also includes a children’s pavilion, a poetry corner, arts and craft vendors and food trucks.• Hedgerow Theatre, Rose Valley, presents “The Pillowman” on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. This Laurence Olivier award-winning play by Martin McDonagh is about a writer who is being interrogated because his dark works mirror real-life murders. • The Players Club of Swarthmore presents “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. When Jean answers the cell phone of a recently deceased cafe patron, she becomes entangled in what used to be his life. • Media Theatre presents “Rent” on Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. Set in the East Village of New York City, “Rent” is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, it has become a pop cultural phenomenon.The Delaware County Arts Consortium (DCAC) is a collaborative of more than 80 cultural organizations working to advance the economic vitality of the nonprofit arts and culture community and promote the value of cultural resources to the local community. DelcoArts.orgEnjoy events throughout the county, with something for all ages, as Delco artists and performers share their talent, love of the arts, and community spirit with both residents and visitors. More details and the complete schedule of events are available at DelcoArts.org. Follow Delco Arts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The Art Gallery at Delaware County Community College presents the annual A.F.A. Foundations Exhibition, featuring 171 pieces created over the 2020-2021 academic year by students registered for foundation art courses offered remotely by Delaware County Community College. This exhibition is usually held on campus during the fall semester, but due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s exhibition is presented entirely in an online format. Learn More about the A.F.A. Degree in Visual Art »This exhibition is sponsored by the Delaware County Community College Educational Foundation, Campus Life, and Communication, Arts & Humanities Division. Whatever your education needs, Delaware County Community College can help. We believe that learning is lifelong. That’s why we offer a full scope of non-credit classes. The Art Gallery at Delaware County Community College presents the annual A.F.A. Graduation Exhibition, featuring the work of 39 graduating students in the Graphic Design, Photography and Studio Art Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.) degree programs. Due to the cancellation of all on-campus activities until further notice, the exhibition is presented this year entirely online. Learn More about the A.F.A. Degree in Visual Art »The Art Gallery at Delaware County Community College presents the 2023 A.F.A. Graduation Exhibition. This exhibition features the final portfolios of graduating students in the Graphic Design, Photography and Studio Art Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.) degree programs. Learn More about the A.F.A. Degree in Visual Art »There will be a collection box at the event to accept donations of diapers and pull-ups of all sizes, baby wipes, diaper rash cream, baby lotion and wash, baby formula and feminine hygiene products.
MEDIA — Delaware County will host more than 60 events over nine days during the fourth annual Delco Arts Week, Saturday, Oct. 1 through Sunday, Oct. 9.
• Fostering Hope-Delaware County in Norwood will receive $1,000 to paint and install flooring, storage & organizational solutions for the Foster Share Closet.State Sen. John I. Kane (D-Delaware/Chester), in partnership with Labors Local Union 413, Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 19, IBEW 654, Monroe Energy and Longwood Gardens, will host a free Kids Fair event at the Philadelphia Union’s Subaru Park Stadium, 2501 Seaport Drive, Chester, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28.“Delco Arts Week participants are ready to welcome guests and invite them to engage with their creativity,” says artist and educator Veronica Batter, founder and director of the Rockdale Art Center in Aston, as well as president of Aston Mills Arts. “Talking with an artist in their studio, enjoying beautiful music, or walking through a gallery are simple ways to support local artists.”The Rose Tree Media Optimist Club will hold a flea market 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28 at Delaware County Community College, Route 252 and Media Line Road, Marple Twp.
• The Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre in Swarthmore will receive $750 to create and print a communication card that will assist both police and members of the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities in any interaction.
This is a free event that will celebrate the families and communities of Delaware and Chester counties. If event is postponed due to inclement weather, the kids’ fair will be held 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29.
After a rich week of events, the final weekend will feature the Fall Into the Arts Festival, 725 Smithbridge Road, Glen Mills, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. During this week, 65 different performances, exhibits, workshops, concerts, tours, and other events will be taking place at over 30 venues throughout Delaware County. Some of the events include productions at the Hedgerow Theater, Media Theatre, the Players Club of Swarthmore, and Villanova Theatre, performances by the Delaware County Symphony, cellist Jason Calloway, a Musical Instrument Petting Zoo along the Chester Waterfront, an Art Gallery at the Darlington Arts Center, free admission to the Brandywine River Museum of Art, an Arts on the Avenue Festival in Lansdowne, and more.
Delaware County Council Vice Chair Elaine Paul Schaefer joined members of the Delaware County Arts Consortium on State Street in Media on September 27 to present a resolution declaring October 1-9 to be the 4th annual Delco Arts Week.Frances Ellison is the Digital Content Manager for the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, and handles all things Phillyfunguide, including all digital content, social media and of course, the weekly Funsavers email. If you enjoy irreverently yelling into the void, read her portfolio.