Author Archives: Maria Shea

Colonial York Day

New this year are programs on Algonquian Tribal Governance and a look at historical trials that took place in York, with audience interaction. Engage with reenactors, demonstrators and living historians as they bring 18th century life to modern York. Events run 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Colonial Complex in downtown York. Admission is free. For details, click here.  

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Lancaster International Piano Festival

Russian pianist Aysylu Salyakhova will present a program of Scriabin, Prokofiev and Mussorgsky at 7 p.m. Thursday at The Trust Performing Arts Center. A 10-day program of speakers and music concludes this weekend with a Piano Gala at 7 p.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. For details, click here.  

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Art Garfunkel in Close-Up

Art Garfunkel brings along a guitarist and keyboardist, performing Simon & Garfunkel songs, solo hits and select covers and reading excerpts from his 2017 autobiography, “What Is It All But Luminous: Notes From an Underground Man.” The show is 7:30 p.m. in the Strand Theatre. For details, click here.  

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“Purple Rain” Vinyl Party

The folks from Regularly Scheduled Vinyl Party – RSVP York – will be playing Prince and the Revolution’s landmark 1984 album in its entirety and giving away three copies in a drawing. Enjoy a themed cocktail for the evening and stay after for a BYOV (bring your own vinyl) session. The event runs 7-9 p.m. For details, click here.  

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Susquehanna Folk Festival

Now in its second year, this festival of the traditional arts features renowned and emerging performers, dancing, storytelling, workshops, jamming, a marketplace and family activities. National acts include BeauSoliel with Michael Doucet, Cherish the Ladies, Dom Flemons, Hot Club of Cowtown, Kittel & Co. with John Doyle and Pride of New York. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Folk Music Society, hours ...

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Apollo 11 50th Anniversary

The museum is marking the anniversary of NASA’s historic mission with moon-themed activities, planetarium shows and more with the largest celebration on Saturday. Guest speakers that day will include NASA Solar System Ambassador Axel Diaz, who will share the inner workings of the Saturn V rocket, and space flight historian Dr. David Fisher of Lycoming College, who will give a ...

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Lancaster City Indie Retail Week

More than 80 shops, galleries and food vendors are offering special deals and promotions in celebration of the city’s retail community during National Independent Retailer Month. This first-ever event is sponsored by the Lancaster City Alliance, Downtown Investment District and other partners. For details, click here.  

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Lancaster Pride

A celebration of the progress the local LGBTQIA+ community has made toward achieving acceptance and equality, the festival will feature new and returning vendors and food trucks, a beer garden, children’s play area, backyard games and entertainment including poet Andrea Gibson, live music and drag performers. The family-friendly, dog-friendly event runs 12-6 p.m. For details, click here.  

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Adams County Irish Festival

The area’s Irish heritage is on full display with all-day Irish music and dance, food, vendors, exhibits and children’s activities. Regional and internationally-known bands will include headliners the Gothard Sisters and Barleyjuice along with Irishtown Road, Irish Blessing and Darby Beat. The fest will be 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., rain or shine, and benefits local Ancient Order of Hibernians hunger relief ...

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Straws & Stripes Music Festival

National recording artists 3 Doors Down will headline the music fest, which will also feature Tonic, Ben Gallaher and Gentleman’s East. Look for your favorite food trucks and strawberry-focused beverage releases. The event runs 12-9 p.m. for ages 21 and up and benefits a local chapter of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association. Bring blankets and chairs. For details, click here. ...

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Home Sweet Home Exhibit

Artist Carrie Breschi explores the real face of homelessness and community misconceptions surrounding those who struggle to find shelter in this poignant and educational installation. Also on show is the arts center’s 2019 Member’s Exhibit. Both shows run through Aug. 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is free. For details, click here.  

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3rd in the Burg

Third Friday highlights this month include Moon Madness at the State Museum with free showings of “Apollo 11: Man’s First Step Onto The Moon”; Summer Happy Hour Series at the LGBT Center of Central PA; Food Friday on the patio at Midstate Distillery; and Full Moon Folklore at the McCormick Riverfront Library. Enjoy dining, entertainment, art and shopping in downtown ...

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5th Annual Summer Shopping Fair

This family-friendly, pet-friendly shopping fair will include more than 100 local businesses, crafters, vendors, pet products and services and food to benefit the Furever Home Adoption Center and Pet Pantry of Lancaster County. The fair runs 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and also features raffles and giveaways. Admission is free. Donations of pet food and supplies will be accepted for both rescue ...

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Pop-Up Beer Garden

Wyndridge Farm Brewing will host outdoor entertainment including live music, corn hole and food trucks and will be serving up craft beer and cider every weekend through Sept. 29 at the small farm near Lititz. Hours are 12-7 p.m. Saturdays, 12-5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. Bring chairs and blankets. For information, click here.  

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Dauphin County BrewFest

Enjoy samples of more than 50 craft brews and gourmet foods from area restaurants along with music from Shrimp Ryan’s Jig Band, Corinna Joy and Cold Spring Union. Festivities run 3-7 p.m. for ages 21 and up, rain or shine. Get tickets in advance online. For details, click here.  

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