If you do a Google search for “420 meaning” right now, you’ll find a variety of articles and blog posts bearing all kinds of SEO-friendly and click baity titles like “How 4/20 became weed day” and so on. Everyone wants to be an expert today (read: get your clicks… All of your clicks!!!!).
We, on the other hand, don’t. Truth is, we don’t much care how you lean on the topic. What we do care about, however, is ensuring that if you are a resident of the cannabis camp, that you know about some of the more fun entertainment options on hand tonight. You don’t need to be stoned to enjoy them, but then again, Jon Stewart’s character in Half Baked gives a compelling argument:
Reefer Madness screening at Midtown Cinema (Harrisburg)
Tonight, the DOWN IN FRONT! improv comedy trio takes a crack at one of the most iconic weed culture flicks of all time, Reefer Madness. For the unfamiliar, this is as close to a Mystery Science Theater 3000 experience you can get in these parts, as the DIF crew adds their comedic 2¢ live as the movie plays on the big screen. The movie starts at 9:30pm and BYOB is allowed (see? Told ya you didn’t need to be half-baked!). Tickets are $5 at the door.
Turkuaz playing Chameleon Club (Lancaster)
These guys and gals are more dance-inducing than trippy hallucinogenic visuals-inducing. A veritable funk army, Turkuaz packs its nine members on stage ranging from groove makers like bass and drums to a horns section featuring trumpet, tenor sax and alto sax. To top it off, tonight’s show features York-based freak funk outfit Dr. Slothclaw as the lone opener. 9pm. $10. 18+.
Hemp Ale beer special at Mexitaly (York)
Cure your afternoon cottonmouth with a pint of Mexitaly’s Hemp Ale, on special today for a cool $4.20.
A chocolate milkshake at your favorite ice cream joint
All 4/20 aside, it’s somehow turned into a lovely day. And lovely days are best capped off with some ice cream. And ice cream is best consumed as a milkshake. And milkshakes are freakin’ delicious when they are chocolate. Hey, Jon Stewart, you ever eat a chocolate milkshake … on weed??????