Main Line Happenings: April 23-29

From the West Chester International Film Festival to Ardmore’s antique market, here are 11 events taking place this week around Philadelphia’s western suburbs.




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Natural Bitters, Aperitifs & Cordials at Newlin Grist Mill
April 24, 7-8 p.m., Glen Mills

Get an in-depth look at Newlin Grist Mill’s unique historical and environmental resources as Lytton John Musselman of Old Dominion University discuses the use of native plants for the productions of bitters, aperitifs and cordials.

Radnor Hunt Races Cocktails and Chapeaux
April 25, 6-8 p.m., Malvern

Create your own one-of-a-kind fascinator with help from local milliners at this pre-race event at Radnor Hunt.

Celebrity Cook-Off to Fight Hunger
April 26, 5:30-9 p.m., King of Prussia

Enjoy an evening of culinary delights at the third annual Celebrity Cook-Off to Fight Hunger at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery. Proceeds from the event benefit Philabundance.

Brain Food: Science Night at Reading Terminal Market
April 26, 7-10 p.m., Philadelphia

Food science is on full display as the Philadelphia Science Festival takes over Reading Terminal Market this Thursday. Brain Food features dynamic demonstrations and experiments from some of the market’s most iconic vendors.

Alan Drew and Robert A. Jackus
April 26, 7-9 p.m., Villanova

Villanova University professor Alan Drew will discuss the inspiration behind his novel, Shadow Man (Random House, 346 pages) with his real-life inspiration, Robert A. Jackus, a retired LAPD homicide detective. In celebration of the book’s paperback release on April 24, the pair will also answer questions from the audience at the Falvey Memorial Library event.

Yellow Springs Art Show
April 27-May 13, Chester Springs

More than 220 artists’ works will be displayed at part of the juried Yellow Springs Art Show, which benefits the historic village of Yellow Springs.

West Chester International Short Film Festival
April 27-29, West Chester

The 14th annual West Chester International Short Film Festival rolls into the borough this weekend, bringing with it more than 60 films, interactive workshops and parties.

Narberth Take A Breather Run & Walk
April 28, 9 a.m., Narberth

Help raise money for the fight against cystic fibrosis at the 23rd annual Narberth Take A Breather Run & Walk. The five-mile race benefits the Take a Breather Foundation and features face painting, music, a beer garden and more.

Food Truck Craze Food Truck Festival
April 28, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Phoenixville

Food Truck Craze kicks off its first food truck festival of the season at the Shoppes at Valley Forge with 20 of the area’s best culinary vendors.

Ardmore Library Kitchen Tour
April 29, 1-4 p.m., Ardmore

Tour seven of the Main Line’s most fabulous private kitchens during the Ardmore Library’s 13th annual Kitchen Tour.

Ardmore Antique & Vintage Market
April 29, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Ardmore

Antique and vintage goods vendors from the tri-state area will take up shop along Rittenhouse Place in Ardmore. Expect great shopping, kid-friendly activities and more at this Philly Flea Markets event.

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