It’s the first Friday of the month, and that means downtown Lancaster is cooking up a night of parties, with art as the main plate. Join more than 90 galleries, theaters, merchants and restaurants that participate in the cultural grid that host artist receptions, artisan demonstrations, book readings, live musical performances and more. For a list of venues and artists click here.
Feb. 6 - Kenny Rogers - American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Hwy. E. (Rt. 30), Lancaster, PA 17602, 717-397-7700, 800-648-4102. Kenny Rogers, As one of country music’s biggest crossover successes, there was a time you couldn’t pass a radio that wasn’t playing one of his numerous hits—42 in all, including: “Lady,” “Through the Years,” “The Gambler,” “Lucille,” and “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town.”
Feb. 6 - The Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass - Pennsylvania Academy of Music, 42 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA, 717-399-9733. Twilight Series concert featuring The Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass, a compilation of Philadelphia's top brass and percussion players performing a variety of musical styles from Renaissance to Jazz. 8:00 pm.
Feb. 7 - Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt - American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Hwy. E. (Rt. 30), Lancaster, PA 17602, 717-397-7700, 800-648-4102. Though initially labeled as a country singer, he unique style combines rock, R&B, country, folk, big band, swing and traditional pop sounds to produce an eclectic, multi-layered sound. Hit singles include “Farther Down the Line,” “Cowboy Man,” “God Will,” and “Why I Don't Know.” Singer-songwriter John Hiatt has written folk, pop and blues songs for Three Dog Night, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, and Conway Twitty. Hiatt’s albums include Bring Up the Family, Slow Turning and Stolen Moments.
Feb. 8 - Disappearing Act - Hands-On House Children's Museum of Lancaster, 721 Landis Valley Road, Lancaster, PA 17601, 717-569-KIDS. Where do snowmen go on warm sunny days? Come find out what the big “melt down” is all about in our make it, take it workshop. 2:00 - 4:00 pm
8 p.m. both nights Intimate and emotional, BalletX, offers an entirely new spin on an old dance vocabulary. Possessing dynamic grace and athleticism, the members of this company present a dance experience that brings a contemporary sensibility to the classic form of ballet and promises to be an entertaining and enriching experience for all audiences!
Tickets: $7.50 students/seniors, $10.00 college employees, $15.00 off-campus patrons
Location: Roschel Performing Arts Center, F&M College
2 p.m. The Lancaster-Art-and-Workshop-Meet-up instigated by Chelas-Is-A-Showoff presents a children’s workshop making milk carton birdfeeders.
Location: 342 N. Queen St., Warehouse B