Author Archives: Maria Shea

Spring Garden Kick Off

Kick off the summer season with live music from Nick Andrew Staver, outdoor games, wood-fired pizzas, cocktail specials and wine, of course. The event runs 2-5 p.m. at the home winery, west of Gettysburg. For details, click here.  

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York Gold Star Memorial 5K

Choose from a 5K race, a non-competitive 5K walk, or nine-mile Tour the Memorials, where you can run, walk or bicycle past by every war memorial in the city. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m., with the races at 7:30 a.m. The event benefits Gold Star families and the Veterans Memorial Gold Star Healing & Peace Garden in York Memorial Park. ...

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“Ragtime”

Based on E.L. Doctorow’s 1975 novel, the epic musical that defines the triumph and tragedy of the American dream will be staged with a cast of 13 and a minimized production in the black box theater. The show runs for 12 performances through June 16. For details, click here.  

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FlavorFest

This showcase of diverse culinary and wine offerings will feature sampling from 30 wineries, cooking demos and workshops, music, artisans and merchants, a children’s area and more on the grounds of the Renaissance Faire. The family-friendly event runs 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. both days, rain or shine. Admission is free; purchase a glass for sampling. Bring ID. For details, click ...

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Red, White and Blue Weekend

Celebrate with a Strawberry Festival featuring a Burger Feast on Saturday and Crab Feast on Sunday, plus craft beverages, food trucks and a full lineup of live music. The fun gets underway at 12 p.m. both days. Admission is free. For details, click here.

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Plein Air York

Watch artists at work around the city in a four-day outdoor celebration of local art. The show and sale will be 4-9 p.m. Sunday at the Handsome Cab, Appell Center, Rockfish Public House and Gallery B. Visit Royal Square, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday; Restaurant Row/Market District, 10 a.m.-9 pm. Friday; Continental Square, 7-10 p.m. Friday; and the Weco District, 10 ...

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Music Friday

Hear live music at multiple restaurants and galleries every third Friday. The city’s free outdoor Signature Concert Series season opens with Jazz in the City at Binns Park, 6-8 p.m. The Lancaster Symphony Orchestra will give a free concert preview 3-4:30 p.m. Friday at the Winter Center. For details, click here.  

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Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival

Balsam Range, Steep Canyon Rangers, Russell Moore & IIIrd Time Out, Rhonda Vincent and the Rage and Blue Highway headline a four-day lineup of bands, workshops, meet-and-greets and jam sessions. Get tickets online or at the gate (cash only). For details, click here.  

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Open Streets Lancaster

About a mile of streets will be closed to vehicular traffic so you can walk, bike and play in the streets. Enjoy music, fitness, food, demonstrations, children’s activities and shopping local. West James and North Water streets will be closed from Mayor Janice C. Stork Corridor Park south to Culliton Park. The event is 11 a.m.-3 p.m. For details, click ...

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“Spring Awakening”

Set in 1891 Germany, this rock musical adaptation explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood, sexual awakening, youth revolt and self-discovery of headstrong Melchior and naive Wendla. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. For details, click here.  

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Petapalooza

Meet adoptable pets from among nearly two dozen local shelters and animal rescue groups and enjoy a pet parade, live music, food trucks, vendors, raffles and Barkby Plunger’s Dog Course Luring demo. The free pet-friendly event is 11 a.m.-3 p.m., rain or shine. Stay on campus for a free screening of “A Dog’s Way Home” at 2 p.m. in the ...

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Art Show & Culturefest

This juried art show and outdoor festival features fine art, live music, children’s activities, craft beer and wine and food that celebrates different cultures. The free event is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in ChocolateTown Square Park and surrounding streets. For details, click here  

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Spring Exhibit Opening

New exhibits include Studebaker Cool: 114 Years of Innovation; Harley-Davidson: History, Mythology, and Perceptions of America’s Motorcycle; a Raymond Loewy Retrospective; and a display of vehicles curated by the Pontiac-Oakland International Keystone State Chapter. The opening night reception will be 5:30-9 p.m. For details, click here.  

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3rd in the Burg

Third Friday highlights this month include a Back to the Future-themed escape room at McCormick Riverfront Library; an exhibit of local cityscapes by photographer Justin Ward at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral’s Riverfront Gallery; and live jazz in the Gallery Bar at Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center. Enjoy dining, entertainment, art and shopping in downtown and midtown 6-9 p.m. For details, click ...

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The Genesis Show

The tribute band faithfully recreates music from the 1981 Abacab Tour featuring songs like “Abacab,” “Turn It On Again,” “Behind The Lines,” “Dodo,” “No Reply At All,” “Man On the Corner” and many old favorites along with a powerhouse sound and light show. The concert is 8 p.m. in the Sunoco Performance Theater. For details, click here.  

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