FlipSidePA Panel: Art receptions, theater performances and birthday bashes
Each week, some York County locals share what they are doing this weekend. Some favor art, theater, craft beer, wine or music. Some simply like finding something different to do each week. Whatever your interest, see what they're up to this week in June — it might help you plan your Friday or Saturday night.
Dillon Samuelson:On Thursday evening I'll be at the Pennsylvania Arts Experience for the opening reception of their new exhibition Curves and Edges, featuring work by Adrienne Brenner and Matthew Clay-Robison. The event is from 5 to 8 p.m. with talks by the artists at 6 p.m. I am already a fan of Clay-Robison's work, so I look forward to seeing more of his art as well as seeing Brenner's work for the first time. More information can be found on the event's Facebook page.
Lyn Bergdoll:I am so excited to see a show entitled 'Inspire,' playing at the American Music Theatre. This is an AMT original production that runs throughout the month of June. The purpose of this show is to celebrate the power of music through songs expressing the universal themes of hope, courage, faith, love, freedom and joy. It will be fascinating to hear a selection of songs that do this!
John Bobby:On Sunday I'm going to the first birthday party for downtown York's vintage store Redeux Marketplace, located at 113 South Duke St. They are open from 12 to 6 p.m. and will be serving burgers, hot dogs and drinks from 12 to 2 p.m., and birthday cake around 2 p.m. Find more details on the event's Facebook page.
Kelly GibsonThe Gibson fam will be hanging in downtown York for First Friday festivities, culminating with the launch of Spaceship York at 8:30 p.m. at 9 W. Market Street! Maddy and Kaelin are excited to see their dreams launched into space! On Saturday and Sunday, we'll be hunting hero autographs at York County Parks as part of the York Libraries and GO York Summer Reading adventure!
JJ Sheffer:The Beastie Boys are in my top three favorite artists of all time; I know every word to every song, and there was a time in my life where I owned 15 Beastie Boys T-shirts. This Saturday, Brass Monkeys, a spot-on Beastie Boys tribute band that only performs once in a blue moon, will be at The Depot. The last time I saw them was one of my favorite shows I've ever seen in York. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the guys go on at 10 p.m. They've got a two-hour show with five costume changes planned. I CAN'T WAIT! Find details on the event's Facebook page.
Mike and Sue Edmonds:Sue and I will be attending the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic on Sunday. Some of the very best professional bicyclists in the nation will race on a 12.3 mile loop through the Philadelphia communities of Manayunk, Roxborough and East Falls. The men's race is 9 laps (110.7 miles) and the women's race is 6 laps (73.8 miles).
Mary Yeaple:On Sunday, I'm heading to Philadelphia for the first Multicultural Festival of the season at Penn's Landing — luckily for me, it's an Irish Festival! Details on the series here.
For more ideas on what to do this weekend, check out our roundup of