Fly After 5’s monthly dose of First Friday, arts and culture events.
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One-Minute Film Festival
What story would you tell if you only had one minute? Doesn’t seem like a long time, but you’d be surprised how much you can say in just 60 seconds. Especially with film, where visuals, dialogue and music can help you tell a story. The problem with making movies is it’s time-consuming and usually fairly expensive. So why not try Zoetropolis’ One-Minute Film Festival? All you need is a camera, an idea and a minute. Submit your one-minute film in a QuickTime movie file to firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 6.
Heart of Lancaster Arts & Craft Show
Catch some culture during Labor Day weekend at the 29th anniversary of the Heart of Lancaster Arts & Craft Show at Root’s Market (705 Graystone Road, Manheim) on Sept. 3-4. The juried festival features 200 artists from Pennsylvania and surrounding states, plus tons of food and live jazz by Over Easy. Admission and parking are free.
It’s never too early to start getting in the mood for Halloween. Laurie Hall, author of “Supernatural Pennsylvania,” can help you with that. Her lecture at 5 p.m. on Sept. 8 at Rock Ford Plantation (881 Rockford Road) [pictured above] focuses on her time as a paranormal investigator. Tickets are $5. No reservations are required, but seating is limited.
You know how TED Talks work. A speaker gets 18 minutes and by the end of the presentation you’re radiating with the glow of the enlightened – or at least entertained. TEDx events are independently organized versions of the famous lecture series. TEDxLancaster starts at 9 a.m. on Sept. 10 at the Ware Center (42 N. Prince St.) and features more than a half-dozen speakers presenting on topics from migraine headaches to sober bars to what it means to be human. Visit TEDxLancaster.com for tickets and more information.
Books on Tap
Like reading and drinking? You probably do if you’re reading this magazine. Why not try Books on Tap – Federal Taphouse’s monthly beer and book discussion group? This month’s book is Isabell Allende’s bestselling novel “The House of the Spirits.” The discussion takes place at 8 p.m. on Sept. 14, so get reading.
First Friday events
Annex 24 Gallery
24 W. Walnut St.,
First Friday exhibit opening (art); 5-10 p.m., Sept. 2
144 N. Prince St.,
You, but Metaphorically (live music); 9 p.m., Sept. 2
Room on King
106 W. King St.,
“inVISIBLE Americans” (art); 6-9 p.m., Sept. 2
at Lazarus Juice Bar
112 W. Orange St., Lancaster; 392.2599
Sky Society with special guest (live music), record sales, organic sorbet and ice cream by rijuice; 6-9 p.m., Sept. 2
Pop Up Park
140 N. Prince St., Lancaster
“Building Our Future” (art);
5-9 p.m, Sept. 2
138 N. Prince St.,
First Friday opening reception: Robert Andriulli “Landscapes, Real and Imagined” (art),
Evan Kitson “Ritual” (art);
5-8 p.m., Sept. 2
42 N. Prince St.,
“A Slow Regard” (art); Sept. 2
Zoetropolis Art House
315 W. James St.,
First Friday Fright Night: “Prince of Darkness” (film);
9 p.m.-12 a.m., Sept. 2
401 W. Lemon St., Lancaster; 823.6605
Poetry Open Mic with Eliot White (poetry) 7 p.m., Sept. 8
Zoetropolis Art House
315 W. James St., Lancaster; 874.0526
“Don’t Think Twice” (comedy-drama); 7 p.m. Sept. 2, 6:30 p.m., Sept. 3-8