Three picks for what to do in Central PA on Friday, May 22
1) Guy Maddin in-person kicks off Underground Film Festival (Harrisburg)
The 17th annual Moviate Underground Film Festival kicks off tonight at Midtown Cinema in Harrisburg with an in-person appearance from celebrated Canadian filmmaker/author/artist Guy Maddin. The event starts at 8 p.m. and will feature clips from Maddin’s new movie The Forbidden Room – a standout from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival – as well as an intro to Tales From The Gimli Hospital, Maddin’s debut feature film on 16mm film. Check out the trailer to The Forbidden Room:
2) Nappy Riddem at Tellus360 (Lancaster)
Reggae music and summertime vibes are a perfect pair. While today’s weather is a bit cooler than usual (hey – that’s a good thing!), we’re confident that you’ll be dancing up a sweat tonight as reggae/rock & soulers Nappy Riddem take the stage at Tellus360 starting at 8 p.m. The band’s signature brand of “dancehallfunk” has been capturing audiences for years; tonight, you have the chance to see and hear why. Check out “Zion Train” from Nappy Riddem’s set at the prestigious Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. in late 2014:
3) Transistor Radio at Mexitaly (York)
You may not know the band’s name, but you’re more than likely familiar with Transistor Radio’s members: singer-songwriters Steven Courtney, Mark DeRose and Lisa Lewis. Tonight, the band makes its debut at Mexitaly in York from 8:30-11:30 p.m., offering a pleasant Americana pairing to your Monster burritos and house-brewed beers. Here’s a preview of the music, but you’ll have to taste the grub and suds on your own:
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