Downtown Harrisburg is as booming as ever for the July round of 3rd in the Burg. Midtown has so much to offer; in fact, it’s difficult to take it all in at once. Every night out has three elemental components – something to drink, something to eat, and something to do. Mix and match those components based on mood, group size, or level of done with the week, and you can create your very own Midtown tour. Here are your best bets.
Stroll down North 3rd Street from 5-9 p.m. and enjoy the July edition of the Harrisburg Food Truck Feast. MAD Sandwiches, One Love Cafe, Up in Smoke BBQ, and more will all be serving up some street food goodness. Bring some nonperishables to donate, too – this event benefits the Boys and Girls Club, so you can do good while you eat better. If you want a sit-down meal, try Café 1500 on North 6th St. from 5-11 p.m. Enjoy a burger or split a California BLT pizza with a friend. (Or… you know, eat the whole pizza yourself. No judgement here.)
If you’re in the mood for some brew, hit up Zeroday Brewing Co. from 4-11 p.m. and check out their tasting room. If you like what you taste, enjoy any of their tap offerings. (If you can’t quite bring yourself to make a decision, their Cheap Date American Blonde is always a crowd pleaser.) If you need more jolt than buzz, swing by Broad Street Market from 7-10 p.m. and seek out the Elementary Coffee Co window. Say hi to proprietor Andrea and enjoy a cold-brewed coffee or some cold chocolate. If you’re feeling chilled, or just adventurous, try the Abacus, a hot latte flavored with cardamom and maple syrup. Your visit to Elementary will include some light live tunes by Frank Imhof.
Midtown Cinema is hosting a showing of Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery – the groovy spy movie that started it all. Tickets are $3. Grab a bottle (or a crowler) from Zeroday and enjoy a bumbling 1960s swinging superspy trying to save the world in the square 1990s. Alternatively, if you want to enjoy a whole different kind of psychedelic, take in the Whitaker Center’s crowd-pleasing Hall of Illusions and Visual Trickery until 8 p.m. If you’re in the mood for some cranial expansion, stop by the Susquehanna Art Museum from 6-9 p.m. for the free opening reception of its new exhibit, “Constant Bearing.” This exhibit presents the prints and paintings of artists Donald Forsythe and Brenton Good. Finally, Midtown Scholar has a whole host of free events up, from 12-10 p.m.. There’s tea tasting with the cafe staff at 2 p.m., the T.M.I. Improv Group at the main stage at 7 p.m., which gives way to the Scholar’s Comedy Night on that same stage at 8 p.m.