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5 Can’t-Miss November Events Happening Around the Main Line

Brandywine River Museum of Art

Courtney Mattison’s Bahamian Reefs II. Photo courtesy of Brandywine River Museum of Art


Through January 8, 2023

Fragile Earth at Brandywine River Museum of Art

As beautiful as it is topical, Fragile Earth spotlights the enviro-centric work of acclaimed contemporary American artists Jennifer Angus, Mark Dion, Courtney Mattison and James Prosek. Spanning a variety of media, the exhibition includes a site-specific installation by Angus and a commissioned mural by Prosek that celebrates native Brandywine Valley plants and animals. Visit brandywine.org/museum.
—Hobart Rowland

November 24

Garnet Valley Turkey Trot

Earn that extra helping of gravy and mashed potatoes at this annual Delaware County tradition. Whether you run the mile or the 5K, you’ll still be home in plenty of time to help with dinner. Proceeds benefit the Healthy Kids Running Series. Visit runsignup.com.

National Liberty Museum

Photo courtesy of National Liberty Museum

Through February 5, 2023

truth* at the National Liberty Museum

The lower-level gallery of Philadelphia’s National Liberty Museum has been transformed into a unique interactive experience for visitors looking to discover the meaning and practice of liberty through science, religion, history and more. You’ll walk away with your own “roadmap.” Visit libertymuseum.org.


Alice in Wonderland

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November 16–January 1, 2023

Alice in Wonderland: A Musical Panto at People’s Light

This decade-old People’s Light tradition takes the treasured children’s tale and turns it on its ear. This year, drag performer Eric Jaffe plays the Cheshire Cat, guiding the audience through the story. Visit peopleslight.org.

Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade

Photo by J. Fusco / Visit Philadelphia

November 24

Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade

Conceived by Gimbel Brothers back in 1920, the oldest Thanksgiving Day Parade continues this month. Join 6abc for its telecast in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and kick off the holidays with drum lines, dancers, floats and more. Visit 6abc.com.

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