Three picks for what to do in Central PA on Monday, August 17.
1) Smokey Robinson presents Human Nature: The Motown Show at the American Music Theatre (Lancaster)
You don’t often expect to see the phrases “Smokey Robinson,” “Australia,” “best selling pop group,” and “Motown” together – but here they are nonetheless. Human Nature is an internationally touring pop group that’s taken Las Vegas by storm in recent years thanks to their modern reimagining of Motown classics. Called “the future of Motown” by Smokey Robinson himself, Human Nature is now bringing their groove on the move to the American Music Theatre. With an endorsement like that, it’s difficult to turn these blokes down. Tickets are $47, and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.
2) The River City Big Band at the River City Blues Club & Dart Room (Harrisburg)
Maybe Motown’s a little too modern for you. You like things a little more retro, a little more “Stardust” as opposed to “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” In that case, head over to the River City Blues Club and Dart Room in Harrisburg this evening. From 7-9:30 p.m., the River City Big Band will be playing. Whether you like jazz, swing, or the big band standby songs like “Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be)” and “Begin the Beguine,” you’ll dig something they play. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. To get you in the mood, enjoy Nat King Cole’s big band classic:
3) “A Guy Walks Into a Bar” Comedy Night in the Lizard Lounge at the Chameleon Club (Lancaster)
Need a laugh to shake off the post-weekend blues? You’re in luck. Chucklehead champions Ryan Meehan and Brendan Krick are bringing you another night of open mic comedy. The show starts tonight at 8 p.m., but signups start at 7 p.m., so if you want to try out that new set of avant-garde knock-knock jokes, you better get there early. There are also some booze specials to keep the giggles going. What more do you want?
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