4 Can’t-Miss Events this September

Add these history, literature, culinary and musical offerings to your calendar.



 

September 16

One of the most significant battles in the American Revolution took place 240 years ago. To mark the occasion, Birmingham Township is hosting the reenactment, On Hallowed Ground: The Battle of the Brandywine 2017 at Sandy Hollow Battleground. The event will also feature games, crafts and music.

New Street and Birmingham Road, West Chester, www.brandywine2017.org.

September 17

Ever wanted to try a restaurant but just never got around to it? Now’s your chance. Nosh your way through the streets of downtown West Chester at the Chester County Restaurant Festival, which features a beer-and-wine garden, live music, and more than 100 arts-and-crafts vendors.

Gay and Market streets, West Chester, www.downtownwestchester.com.

Thru. September 17

Wild: Michael Nichols delves into the stunning images of the acclaimed National Geographic photographer. Over the past 30 years, Nichols has embedded himself into the farthest reaches of the world to document its wildest creatures and geography, capturing animals and habitats in such far-flung locales as the Congo Basin, the Serengeti and the American West. The exhibit runs through Sept. 17 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

September 21

With the brilliant new album, A Deeper Understanding, The War on Drugs elegantly smooths over the gaps between ’60s and ’70s folk, ’80s synth bands, and modern indie rock. Leader Adam Granduciel has hit on a transcendent sound with multigenerational appeal—one embraced by 20-somethings and 50-somethings alike. See them live in Fairmont Park.

Dell Music Center, 2400 Strawberry Mansion Drive, Philadelphia, www.ticketmaster.com.

Out Now

In the new memoir, Tell the Truth. Make It Matter (CreateSpace, 210 pages), readers can follow acclaimed Main Line author Beth Kephart as she seeks answers to questions like, “What have we learned from disappointments?” and, “Why can’t we forget?” In the process, she confronts the reasons we tell lies, while still leaving room for a bit of reflection.

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