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New Garden Flying Field’s Festival of Flight

Aug. 17-18

The Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter is one of the headliners at New Garden Flying Field’s Festival of Flight Aug. 17-18. The annual two-day event will also feature a P-51 formation demo,a parachute jump team, a military jet flyover and more.


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galleries: N. C. Wyeth, “Dark Harbor Fishermen,” 1943

N.C. Wyeth: New Perspectives Art Gallery

Through Sept. 15

After attending the Howard Pyle School of Art in Wilmington, Del., renowned artist and illustrator N.C. Wyeth andhis wife, Coryln Breenman Bockius, spent most of their time in Chadds Ford. Their time there is reflected in myriad landscapes, portraits andstill-lifes, many of which are on viewat the Brandywine River Museum of Art’s N.C. Wyeth: New Perspectives.

Visit www.brandywine.org.

Roxy Music’s Bryan Ferry at The Met Philadelphia

Aug. 11

Bryan Ferry and his influential ’70s art-rock band, Roxy Music, were finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this past spring. And judging by the reunited group’s powerful live performance at the ceremony, its 73-year-old frontman still has plenty of juice left in the tank.

For his latest tour, which brings him to the Met, Ferry is celebrating Roxy Music’s beloved 1982 swan song, Avalon.

Photo by Joan Marcus

Hamilton at Forrest Theatre

Aug. 27-Nov. 17

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway hit, Hamilton, begins its much-anticipated Philadelphia residency this month at the Forrest Theatre. The edgy, wildly popular take on American founding father Alexander Hamilton earned the show a record-setting16 Tony nominations, of which it won 11.