This weekend: Firelight dinners, craft beer, movie screenings, live music and more


PA Farm Show (partially) opens (Harrisburg)

FarmShowCow0115Though the 99th annual PA Farm Show technically gets under way tomorrow, the food court is open today from 12-9pm. So spending a day checking out the state’s top livestock isn’t quite your thing – there’s at least a solid chance you like how those pigs, cows, chickens and their byproducts taste. From pork barbecue and breakfast sandwiches to yogurt and ice cream, the food court is now a viable breakfast, lunch and dinner option for the next nine days.

Spicy documentary at Fredricksen Library (Camp Hill)

If you’re the type that puts Sriracha hot sauce on pretty much everything, this award-winning documentary highlighting the cult condiment’s origins is a must-see. Best of all? Snacks featuring the “rooster sauce” are served following the film. It’s going down tonight at 7:00pm. Register here.

Firelight Dinner at The Accomac (York)

AccomacFirelight0115Baby, it’s cold outside. Like, really, really cold. Tonight, The Accomac hosts three great ways to warm your bones at its first Firelight Dinner of the year – a cozy fire, delicious food and (if you’re the tippling sort) booze. Escape the cold with a relaxing dinner by candle- and firelight in the Queen Ann dining room. Reservations are required, so secure your spot now. And if you can’t make it on short notice, Firelight Dinners return January 23, February 13 and February 27.

Sierra Nevada sampling at Big Woody’s (Harrisburg)

Celebration_12-packI’ve heard it said that Sierra Nevada doesn’t brew a bad beer, and, to be honest, I’ve yet to taste a counter argument. (The winter seasonal Celebration Ale is one of my top five favorite craft beers.) Tonight, Big Woody’s Beach Bar & Grill serves a selection of beers from the popular West Coast brewery from 7-9pm with a keep-the-glass promo to boot. Cheers!



Mount Joy movie premier at Zoetropolis (Lancaster)

More than just simply bearing the name of a familiar locale, Mount Joy was actually filmed around Central PA and is produced by and features local talent and musicians. On Saturday, Zoetropolis hosts the film’s official debut screening, complete with a Q&A, live music and a VIP option which includes some adult beverages. Mount Joy then heads to Penn Cinema in Lititz for a short run starting January 16.

Benefit Concert at The Depot (York)

YCLCbenefit0115Benefit shows have a long history of turning even the most unsuspecting concertgoer into a kind-hearted philanthropist. If you haven’t (unknowingly) taken the plunge yet, Saturday’s your chance as The Depot hosts a fantastic lineup in support of the York County Literacy Council. Catch songstress Megan Woodland Donley’s (Little Bird, Megan & The Wheelmen) new project The Wild Hymns alongside jam/rockers Hexbelt, pop/folk singer-songwriter Dana Alexandra and act-on-the-rise Macy K and the Oven Fresh Hot Delicious. There’s a book exchange, too, so bring a book or two to exchange (or donate). 8pm doors/9pm show. 21+. $5.

Gigspots music showcase at Lancaster Dispensing Co. (Lancaster)

TerraVoz0115Local music promoter Sam Campbell created Gigspots to not only promote live music here in Central PA, but to create a network of venues in which artists can swap gigs, meet other musicians and strengthen their rolodex of venue contacts. The monthly Gigspots showcase at DipCo – held the second Saturday of the month – is a prime example of just that, as the typical lineup features a regional act paired with a local one. On Saturday, Williamsport singer/songwriter David Pulizzi and Bethlehem-based folk-rockers Terra Voz are in the (Gig)spolight. 9:30pm. 21+. Click for details.



Ultimate Throwdown Series Rail Jam at Roundtop (Lewisberry)

UltimateThrowdown0115With the Sochi Olympics behind us, the region’s very own winter competition gets under way this weekend at Roundtop Mountain Resort with the first leg (of three) of the Ultimate Throwdown Series Rail Jam. (The second and third legs are scheduled for Liberty Mountain Resort on January 24 and at Whitetail Resort [date TBD]). Compete in one of three divisions (Open, Amateur and Women’s) for top prizes. Register from 8-9am; the Rail Jam kicks off at 9:45am.

Oxymorons stand-up comedy at Appalachian Brewing Co. (Harrisburg)

Oxymorons0115The Oxymorons improv comedy troupe kicks off its 2015 residency at Appalachian Brewing Co. on Sunday in the Gallery. Get ready for hilarious, on-the-spot improv games showcasing the Oxymorons’ fast thinking and quick wit – think “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” but (thankfully) without Drew Carey. The troupe performs at ABC every second Sunday, offering you 12 opportunities to enjoy a Sunday Fun(ny)day this year. 6:30pm doors/7pm show. $7.


What’s on your agenda this weekend? Tell us below!


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Mike McMonagle is a late-to-bed guy who tries daily to be an early riser. He drinks coffee, beer, whiskey and water regularly. He moonlights as a singer/songwriter by the name of Mike McMonagle. He makes photos sometimes, usually of his cat, or of puddles. Mike is the former digital editor for Fly; he left in 2015.

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