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6 Things to Do This January Around The Main Line

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Start filling your 2021 social calendar with the coolest virtual and in-person events around Philadelphia’s western suburbs.

Betsy James Wyeth: A Tribute at Brandywine River Art Museum

Thru Jan. 31
Chadds Ford

Explore 20 drawings and paintings of the woman whose marriage to famous painter Andrew Wyeth lasted more than 70 years. brandywine.org/museum.

Andrew Wyeth, “Maga’s Daughter,” 1966.

Gifted at the Art Trust

Thru Jan. 15
West Chester

The nonprofit art gallery inside Meridian Bank hosts its annual gift show, featuring sculpture, paintings, photography, jewelry and mixed media from regional artists like Sarah Baptist, Tracey Beale, Shanyn Fiske, Roderick Hidalgo, Rinal Parikh and others. thearttrust.org.

Roderick Hidalgo, “Gummies on Parade.”

Syd Carpenter: Portraits of Our Places at Michener Art Museum

Thru Feb. 28

For her first solo show at the Michener Art Museum, the sculptor, ceramicist and Swarthmore College professor explores issues of identity, memory and ownership of land through 11 large-scale pieces. michenerartmuseum.org.

“A Tale of Two Treasures: Horace Pippin’s Birmingham Meeting House in Summertime and Birmingham Hill Preserve”

Jan. 14

Curator Audrey Lewis and colleague Sheila Fleming lead a virtual discussion of the West Chester painter’s home, built in the mid 1700s and now part of the Brandywine Conservancy. 7 p.m., brandywine.org/museum.

15th Annual Lemon Ball – A Virtual Gala

Jan. 16

Party at home and raise funds to fight childhood cancer. The $125 ticket price includes a virtual cocktail reception, a stage with speakers, an auction, a gift box and a $50 GrubHub gift card. 6 p.m., alexslemonade.org.

Players Club of Swarthmore’s Go Down, Moses 

Jan. 20

The troupe’s New Play Festival features a reading of this work by Dana Leslie Goldstein, who will lead a post-play discussion. 8 p.m., pcstheater.org.