Three picks for what to do in Central PA on Wednesday, May 20
1) Kable House Presents Denison Witmer and William Fitzsimmons (York)
Although singer-songwriter Denison Witmer has called Philly home for some time, all the while touring the world and earning a solid global fan base, the Lancaster native has in recent months reestablished his Central PA roots. Tonight, his tour with singer-songwriter William Fitzsimmons makes a regional stop at York’s Central Market as part of the ongoing Kable House Presents music series. Both songwriters do their “singer-songwriter” genre great justice – heck, raise the bar – as each possesses an innate ability to craft profound, lyrically-driven songs. To see them both in one fell swoop is an opportunity that should not be missed. Doors open at 7 p.m.
2) Dogfish Head ancient ales at Shank’s Tavern (Marietta)
The popularity of craft beer might be just a decade or two old, but the art of brewing dates much further back than that. Fittingly, Delaware’s Dogfish Head Brewery has committed itself to creating a line of “ancient ales” – beers based on recipes dating back hundreds of years – and four of them are on tap tonight at Shank’s Tavern in Marietta from 6-8 p.m.: Black & Blue, Chateau Jiahu, Theobroma and Noble Rot. Come hungry – Shank’s is also featuring a Dogfish Head beer brat – smoked bratwurst simmered in Noble Rot with a caramelized onion whole grain mustard.
3) Horse Inn anniversary week continues (Lancaster)
Sure, the Horse Inn in Lancaster city dates back to the Prohibition Era, but this week owners Matt and Starla Russell are ringing in their one-year anniversary at the helm of the historic establishment. To celebrate, the Horse Inn is featuring live music every night this week, including Corty Byron tonight from 8:30-11:30 p.m. Stop in and give the Horse team a high five for us. And ask Ben behind the bar to make you a cocktail – he’s got some inventive mixological tricks up his sleeves.
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