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Get Out: Concert, Theatre, Fair Trade and More

Planning your weekend? Here's what's going on in and around Bryn Mawr this weekend.

Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Check out these great local events.

Vox Ama Deus: Festa Vivaldi Concert

  • When: Sunday, Nov. 11, 4 p.m.
  • Where:Bryn Mawr College, Thomas Great Hall
  • Why Go: Camerata Ama Deus, a Baroque chamber orchestra will present Festa Vivaldi featuring soloists: Thomas DiSarlo (violin), Robert Spates (mandolin & violin), Anthony Pirolla (cello), Rainer Beckmann (recorder), Sarah Davol (oboe), Elin Frazier (trumpet).
  • Cost:$25

The Education Foundation of Lower Merion's 3rd Annual Trivia & Auction Night

  • When: Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4010 City Avenue, Philadelphia
  • Why Go: 'What do you know?'  Come find out and have fun while
    supporting the Education Foundation's mission of enhancing the excellence of Lower Merion public schools.  The night features dinner, open beer and wine bar, a silent auction and of course - the trivia contest!
  • Cost: $75

Fair Trade - Alternative Giving Fair 2012

  • When: Saturday, Nov. 10 from 6 - 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 11 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Where: St. Thomas of Villanova, Rosemont Auditorium, 1229 E Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr
  • Why Go: Shop for fairly traded crafts, pashimas, scarves, exquisite jewelry from around the world, chocolates, coffee as well as crafts from El Salvador, Haiti, Peru, Mexico and the African continent. All proceeds go back to the artisans.  Celebrate the holiday with the gift that gives in three ways: to the recipient of the gift, to the producer of the item, and to one who needs livestock or seeds to survive.
  • Cost: Free

Adolescent Brain Development: An Afternoon with Dr. Laurence Steinberg

  • When: Sunday, November 11, 2012, 1:30 p.m.
  • Where:Lower Merion High School Auditorium
  • Why Go: Dr. Laurence Steinberg, one of the world’s leading authorities on adolescence, will discuss what the latest research is telling us about the adolescent brain, how this will help us better understand adolescent behavior, and what the implications are for how we raise and teach our teenagers.  Following the presentation, audience members will have the opportunity to break up into smaller groups led by district administrators to discuss these issues further.  Babysitting is available. 
  • Cost: Free

Villanova Theatre Presents: The Drowsy Chaperone

  • When: Friday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 10 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m.
  • Where: Villanova University 800 E Lancaster Ave, Villanova
  • Why Go: Villanova University President (and Barrymore Award-winning director) Father Peter Donohue returns to Villanova Theatre with the Philadelphia premiere of this delightful musical confection.  The darling of the 2006 Tony Awards, this hilarious show-within-a-show begins when a die-hard musical theatre fan puts on his favorite record – the cast album of the (fictional) 1920s musical The Drowsy Chaperone.  From the scratchy crackle of his phonograph, a madcap musical magically bursts to life, transforming his humble apartment into a dazzling world of song, dance and comic ingenuity.  Deft, original, and seriously side-splitting.
  • Cost: $25

Looney Tune Shorts at BMFI

  • When: Saturday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m.
  • Where:Bryn Mawr Film Institute
  • Why Go: Enjoy a morning of Looney Toon shorts including: "Fastest with the Mostes,” “Greedy for Tweety,” “Little Boy Boo,” “Ready, Set, Zoom!”, “The Wearing of the Grin” and “Whoa Be-Gone,”
  • Cost: $5.00 for adults and $4.00 for kids.

Global Holiday Gala

  • When: Saturday, Nov. 10 at 6 p.m.
  • Where: The Saturday Club, 117 W Wayne Ave, Wayne
  • Why Go: Ray of Hope International presents a benefit dinner dedicated to our India program bringing healthcare and education to underpriveleged children.  Come enjoy this multicultural event with entertainment (Indian, Chinese and West African dance), international food, open bar, shopping and more.
  • Cost:$50 per person/$90 couple

Christmas Marketplace

  • When: Saturday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Where: Wayne Presbyterian Church 125 E Lancaster Ave, Wayne
  • Why Go: Start your holiday shopping early! Choose from jewelry, antiques, decorations and more, featuring a variety of distinctive local vendors. Take home delicious baked goods and jams. Proceeds from the Christmas Marketplace will go to help those in need.
  • Cost: Free

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