Watch the ball
Join other New Year's revelers in Media for live music on State Street. Then count down till the ball drops on the roof of Brodeur's. Free. 1 W. State St., Media. 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. 610-566-5039.
One night only
Swing by the Main Line Art Center for a One Night Stand featuring food, drink, and works by local visual artists ages 21 to 35. Free. 746 Panmure Rd., Haverford. 6 to 9 p.m.
Opera North brings William Grant Still's
A Bayou Legend
to Haverford College's Centennial Hall. Set deep in the swampland of Mississippi, the operatic tale looks at love and betrayal among kindred spirits. $30. 450 Lancaster Ave., Haverford. 8 p.m.
Local woodcarver Marty Long brings his craft to the Scott Arboretum. Long will make a sculpture out of the remains of the majestic Bender Oak. Free. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. 500 College Ave., Swarthmore.