March is finally here, which means spring must be just around the corner.
Get into the spirit with garden displays at the PA Garden Show of York or a trip downtown for some pre-Easter First Friday fun.
Here are seven things to do in York County this weekend.
Go downtown for First Friday
This month, you’ll have the chance to see inside York’s new 22-seat indie theater, celebrate the reopening of Creative York West and play arcade games for free in front of York’s soon-to-be-open Timeline Arcade. Other attractions worth checking out include the Chocolate Bunny Challenge at Central Market (where you can see who can wolf down a chocolate bunny in the fastest time) and the new exhibit at The Rooted Artist Collective. There, you’ll find original prints from Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and more. Oh, and don’t forget the shopping and beer samples. Festivities run from 5 to 9 p.m. Click below for a First Friday guide.
Get your geek on at Central PA Comic Con
Nichelle Nichols, who played Lieutenant Uhura on “Star Trek”; Billy West, who voiced Fry on “Futurama” and Stimpy on “The Ren & Stimpy Show”; and Steve Cardenas, who played Rocky on “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” are all headed to Central PA Comic Con this weekend, and so should you. The event, held Friday through Sunday at the Old Main building at the York Expo Center, includes photo opportunities with the stars, gaming, merchandise, comic book artists, family-friendly activities and, of course, cosplay. Click below for more details.
Laugh along at one-man Groucho Marx show
Prepare for 90 minutes of fast-paced comedy as Frank Ferrante plays the Groucho of the ‘20s and ‘30s, the decades when he and his brothers delighted audiences with “Duck Soup,” “A Day at the Races” and “A Night at the Opera.” The show is slated for 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center.
Get a taste of spring at PA Garden Show of York
Ready for spring? Head over to the Utz Arena at the York Expo Center for a weekend filled with garden displays, seminars, art, crafts, jewelry, food, cooking demonstrations and one-of-a-kind garden and outdoor living items. The event, held Friday through Sunday, will also feature landscapers, tree experts and florists with tips and techniques for creating the perfect outdoor living space. Click below for more details.
Sample wines at Tour de Tanks
For just $25, wine lovers can sample wines straight out of the tank at 17 participating wineries along the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail, starting this weekend. The tour runs from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through March 20 and includes self-guided tours, tastings, light food and winemaker presentations. Participating York County wineries include Four Springs Winery, Moon Dancer Winery & Cider House, Old Republic Distillery, High Rock Winery, Logan’s View Winery, Naylor Wine Cellars and Thunder Ridge Vineyards. Click below for details.
See an ‘AGT’ comedian
Comedian Joe Matarese, who previously appeared on “America’s Got Talent,” will headline the York JCC’s Laugh Your Tuchas Off event from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday.
DreamWrights is Flippin’ Broadway
Listen as a cast of 18 singers perform 27 Broadway songs in a way you’ve never heard them before. The cabaret event, held at 7 p.m. Saturday at DreamWrights Youth & Family Theatre, is about giving performers a chance to sing songs they would not normally be cast to perform. Proceeds benefit the theater.