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Get Out: Holiday Fun, Basketball Fundraiser And More

What's going on in the Ardmore Patch area this weekend.

It's a weekend of holiday festivities, with visits by Santa, holiday craft sales, Christmas movies, and more. But if you're not into the holiday spirit, you've got some other options too—like heading to Lower Merion High School's Maroon Madness event on Friday to benefit Coaches vs. Cancer, or see a performance of The Myopia at Bryn Mawr College.

Seventh Annual Maroon Madness/Light the Night

  • When/Where: 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2 at Lower Merion High School
  • Why Go: The seventh annual "Maroon Madness/Light The Night" event is held each year to celebrate the opening of basketball season, and this year, the proceeds from the event will benefit Coaches vs. Cancer. At 6 p.m., head to the high school for a tailgate party with a barbecue (grilled by LMHS principal Sean Hughes), entertainment and giveaways. At 7 p.m., attendees will Light the Night, walking in honor of those who have battled cancer. Afterwards, everyone will head indoors for the intro of the years basketball teams, scrimmage, contests, giveaways and more.
  • Cost: Donations of $5 or more requested

First Friday Main Line

  • When/Where: Friday, Dec. 2 from 6 to 10 p.m. in Ardmore and Bryn Mawr. See website for full list of times and locations.
  • Why Go: It's a night of art, music, holiday festivities this Friday night in Ardmore (and Bryn Mawr) for First Friday Main Line. Check out the tunes at Firinji, where they'll be playing some jazz renditions of holiday favorites, or a performance by Teen Hip Hop of Indigo Vibes at Case Gallery. Shop locally at the Main Line Art Center's Holiday Fine Craft Sale, or Past*Present*Future, where everything will be 10 percent off for First Friday shoppers on Friday night. Santa will also be making an appearance in Ardmore. Bubbles in Bryn Mawr will host its first First Friday After Party featuring artwork, raffles, treats and giveaways. Check out all the festivities here.
  • Cost: Free

  • When/Where: Friday, Dec. 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Chestnutwold Elementary School, 630 Loraine St., Ardmore
  • Why Go: Shop (really) local for holiday gifts this weekend at the 6th annual Chestnutwold Holiday Gift and Craft Show. The event features more than 40 local artists, craftspeople and vendors. The wares for sale include jewelry, clothing, glass, baked goods, pottery, candles, cards, handmade bags, ornaments and more. Main Line Art center's Arts Alive program will visit from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, at which kids will get to make a take-home craft.
  • Cost: Free admission, cost of items varies

White Christmas Matinee at Bryn Mawr Film

  • When/Where: 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 at Bryn Mawr Film Institute
  • Why Go: Enjoy a Christmas classic at Bryn Mawr Film. Santa will be right across the street at Bryn Mawr Trust on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon, so say hi to Santa before heading over to the film for a double dose of Christmas cheer. 
  • Cost: $5 adults, $4 kids

David Greenspan: The Myopia

  • When/Where: Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m., at 's Goodhart Hall
  • Why Go: "Using only a chair and a stage curtain, Greenspan brings 22 characters to life including President Warren G. Harding; Febus, who has attempted to write a musical about Harding for most of his life; Koreen, who was hidden away from the world in a gigantic tower (a la Rapunzel) by her controlling mother, Yetti; Febus’s son Barclay, and others. Anchored by the Raconteur, the audience is guided through scenes at a frenetic pace and is hurtled from place to place: a fairy-tale landscape, the smoky back rooms of a hotel in Chicago in 1920, and beyond."
  • Cost:  $20 general admission, $18 for seniors, $10 for students with ID, and $5 for children under 12.

Have something you want included in a future Get Out column? Email Amanda at mahnke.patch@gmail.com.

Sue Snyder December 02, 2011 at 01:25 PM
how can a event be posted in The Patch? Sue Snyder dsja1017@aol.com
Amanda Mahnke December 03, 2011 at 05:13 AM
Sue, you can post things yourself by clicking the Events tab above and then "Post New Event." If you would like something to be featured in my Get Out column, please send me the information by Tuesday the week of the event, at mahnke.patch@gmail.com. Thanks for reading!

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