Looking for some action this weekend? Here are our picks for the next three days. Unless it snows. In which case, we recommend you find you a good book, a warm blanket and a bottle of whiskey.
Millennium Music Conference (Harrisburg)
Now in its 19th year, the Millennium Music Conference returns to the greater Harrisburg area this weekend featuring an array of live music performances – with more than 300 bands from around the world – at 30 different venues on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Not sure who to see? Check out our picks for the weekend.
Third in the Burg (Harrisburg)
Sure, it’s only February, but tonight’s Third in the Burg is poised to be the biggest event yet for 2015.
Mechanical Bull at Bourbon Bar & Grill (Hanover)
Trade your knit hat for a Stetson and saddle up to a ride on the mechanical bull at Bourbon Bar & Grill in Hanover tonight starting at 9pm. If the hot fauxdeo action (see what we did there?) doesn’t heat you up, the $3 South County Black Cowgirl Black Double IPAs should help.
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Restaurant Week York (Downtown York)
Restaurant Week York kicks off Saturday, ushering in eight days of mouth-watering, palate-pleasing, culinary bliss at more than two dozen downtown York restaurants. The city’s chefs are pulling out all the stops to feature unique dishes, special prix fixe menus, pairing dinners and more all week long. Click here to check out the menus and get to making you a reservation (if you still can).
ValenWine’s Celebration (Central PA)
Hershey Harrisburg Wine Country’s ValenWine’s Celebration passport wine tasting event wraps up this weekend. Depending on the weather, you might not want to do too much winery hopping (unless, of course, you drive a truck equipped with a snow plow and salt dispenser).
This event looks pretty wild. Dubbed an “Art Exhibit, DJ DanceParty & Healing Event,” EVOLVE will take over the Gallery at Appalachian Brewing Co. in Harrisburg’s second floor Abbey Bar for a night of, well, art, DJs, dancing and healing. Sounds magical, doesn’t it?
King of Jib (Lewisberry)
Roundtop Mountain Resort presents the 2015 King of Jib on Saturday. According to UrbanDictionary.com, “jibbing” is the “act of maneuvering a bicycle, skateboard, snowboard or skis in tricky manner on top of and around a structure such as a stump, rocks, stairs, railigs, rooftops, etc. When you are playing around, showing off, jumping, flipping, hopping, etc you are jibbing.” With the expected snowfall, the ski and snowboard terrain park event is looking like the place to be. Registration runs from 8-9:45am and entry is $20. Click here for more info.
Rock-N-Roll Flea Market (Harrisburg)
Federal Taphouse in Harrisburg hosts the 2nd annual Rock-N-Roll Flea Market from 11am-3pm on Sunday in the second floor FedLive venue space. Shop for second-hand vinyl, vintage clothing and instruments alongside original artwork and handcrafts from local artists.
Jam for Jaden (Lancaster)
Tellus360 hosts Jam for Jaden Sunday starting at 6:30pm. 100% of the ticket sales from the benefit concert will go to benefit Jaden Walker who is in the process of fighting T-Cell leukemia. The show features the band “Special Guest” as the house band, with a variety of other “special guests” like Andy Mowatt, Canyon, artist Tim Truman, Adam Blessing, Dana Alexandra, Steven Courtney and more.
Oscar Party (Harrisburg)
Midtown Cinema hosts its annual viewing party for the Oscars on Sunday. The night kicks off at 6pm with coverage from the red carpet (we suspect the giant cocaine-snorting statue will be gone by then). Go in your finest red-carpet attire and enjoy complimentary wine and a buffet of appetizers from 6:00-8:30pm.