Take time out to enjoy the season with festive shopping in Media, cozy carriage rides or a spectacular theater production this week. See all of Patch's top picks for the week of December 14 through 20 below.
Patch's Best Bets for the Week
Where/When: Media-Upper Providence Free Library at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Why Go: Learn about the many ways animals survive the long, cold winter months at this exciting puppet show by the Delaware Museum of Natural History. Using a hands-on approach, their trained puppeteers teach children about the wonders of the natural world and bolster their creativity. Each program consists of a puppet show, museum specimens, and live animals that complement the theme. This program is designed for children age 3 to 7.
Pricing: Free, registration required.
Where/When: Rose Tree Inn from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. on Friday.
Why Go: Meet up with friends and get your kicks with live classic rock and roll from local favorite Route 66. Cool Blues gets things started at 7:30 p.m. so come early for dinner.
Pricing: No cover.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Where/When: Media Theatre at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Additional showings are at 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.
Why Go: Take in this performance classic perfect for the whole family, with Broadway's Brad Little as Captain Von Trapp, and local favorite Elisa Matthews as Maria. Based on the memoir of Maria Von Trapp, it premiered on Broadway in 1959. Every song from its score became standards known worldwide due to their heartfelt lyrics and melodies. The story of hope and triumph caused “The Sound of Music” to break box-office records with both its stage and film versions. No other musical defines music as the ‘universal language’ more than this spectacular, moving production.
Pricing: Tickets $37-$54.
HOWLIDAY SHOPPING PARTY
Where/When: Sorella Boutique from 4 to 9 p.m. on Thursday.
Why Go: Enjoy holiday treats and drinks, complimentary gift wrap and a festive vibe while you shop their incredible selection of unique clothing, jewelry, handbags and scarves. Sorella will donate a portion of the evening's proceeds to the Delaware County SPCA. Plus, through Christmas Eve, get the second item you buy (of equal or lesser value) at 50 percent off.
Where/When: In front of the Media courthouse on Front Street from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday.
Why Go: Enjoy a cozy carriage ride through festively decorated Downtown Media. Stay for dinner or to browse the shops, which stay open late for browsing.
Pricing: $10 for adults, $5 for children under 10.
MEET US UNDER THE MISTLETOE HOLIDAY SALSA DANCE
Where/When: Salsa in the Suburbs dance studio from 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday.
Why Go: Dress in your festive best, plus your Santa hats for a night of Latin dancing. The night starts with Salsa lessons at 8:15 p.m., followed by open Latin dancing, candy canes and eggnog for all. Enjoy raffles, refreshments, free parking and two rooms for dancing. Feel free to BYO adult beverages and mixers.
Pricing: $12 in advance, $15 at the door.