FlipSide guide 5/1/14: First Friday; Free Comic Book Day; May Day Fairie Festival

Find out what’s up this weekend. And check out more events in our newsletter and on our regional pages.

Festivals and more:
— Bring mom downtown for First Friday festivities in York. Check out what’s happening.
— Flutter over to the 23rd annual May Day Fairie Festival at Spoutwood Farm, 4255 Pierceville Road, Glen Rock. It’s noon to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. [$15 for adults, $5 for kids 12 and under and free for children 2 and younger]
— The 11th annual Rites of Spring Festival kicks off 10 a.m. Friday, at the Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg. It continues all day Saturday through 3 p.m. Sunday. [$50.50 to see a headlining act and $28.50 to see a non-headlining act]
— Free Comic Book Day is in its 13th year and is expected to promote distribution of 4.6 million free comics worldwide. Local comic shops are planning to celebrate the event Saturday.
— Gunpowder Falls Brewing hosts Maifest 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at its brewpub and brewery, 15556 Elm Drive, Shrewsbury Township. Enjoy German beer and brats while perusing local vendors.
— Bring the family to enjoy local crafters, fair food, live music and activities 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday during the Apple Blossom Festival at the South Mountain Fairgrounds, 615 Narrows Road, Biglerville. [$5 for adults, free for children 11 and younger]

Music:
— Baltimore duo Wye Oak is on tour in support of their new album “Shriek.” It will play 7 p.m. Saturday at the Chameleon Club, 223 N. Water St., Lancaster. [$12 to $15]
Classic rockers Jackyl will perform with special guest Molly Hatchet Sept. 9 at the York Fair Grandstand, 334 Carlisle Ave., West Manchester Township. Tickets go on sale 9 a.m. Saturday. [$35]
Jay Farrar will perform with special guest Peter Bruntnell 8 p.m. Saturday at the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St., York. [$21; ticket holders can partake in a CapLive Pre-Show Party at 6 p.m. in the Strand Studio]
— Hear country artist Jana Kramer Saturday at Federal Taphouse, 234 N. 2nd St., Harrisburg. The opener is 3 West. Doors for the 21-and-older show open at 8:30 p.m. [$30 in advance and $35 at door]
Peter Nero and Tim Warfield will share the stage Saturday at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., York. Half of the performance will feature Nero with bassist Michael Barnett. The other half will feature Warfield with Nero. The evening will end with a improvisational jam session featuring Warfield and Nero. [$31, $42 and $49]
Ledisi recently released her fifth studio album. Enjoy her soul and R&B songs Sunday at the open-air Pier Six Pavilion, 731 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, Md. The Robert Glasper Experiment and Leela James are also on the bill. Doors open at 5 p.m. [$35 to $85]

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo early:
— Attend a Cinco de Mayo Interactive Demonstration Dinner Saturday at YorKitchen in Central Market, 34 W. Philadelphia St., York. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. BYOB. [Seating is limited and costs $65]
— Don’t miss wine tastings, tours and unique vendors noon to 6 p.m. Sunday during the Quattro de Mayo Party at Naylor Wine Cellars, 4069 Vineyard Road, Hopewell Township. There will be wine sangrias, beer, Cinco de Mayo cuisine and live music. [$5]

More events:
— Futer Bros. Jewelers will host a Girls Night Out event 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at its store, 2820 Whiteford Road, Springettsbury Township. There will be wine, massages, featured designer Ed Levin and a raffle for a pair of earrings.
— See work by Sharon Pierce McCullough, Arlyn Pettingell and Carol Foerster during First Friday public receptions at the Adams County Arts Council Arts Education Center, 125 S. Washington St., Gettysburg. Receptions for the three artists run from 5 to 8 p.m.
— Americana dealers from many states will showcase a variety of antiques 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday during the Historic Antique Show at the East Berlin Area Community Center, 405 North Ave., East Berlin. [$8 admission; A preview event will take place from 5 to 8 tonight at $15 per ticket]
— The Denim & Diamonds benefit event is slated for 6 p.m. Friday at the Valencia Ballroom, 142 N. George St., York. The event will benefit Child Care Consultants, Inc. There will be a deejay, wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres. [$60 per person; $100 per couple]
–Who doesn’t like a little magic? The Magic of Mystery Clocks opens Saturday at the National Watch and Clock Museum, 514 Poplar St, Columbia. There will be a free magic show and refreshments for admission-paying visitors. [Admission is $8 to $4]
— The Front Porch Tearoom, 25 W. Market St., Hallam, will celebrate its 15th anniversary with an open house 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Visitors can enjoy teas giveaways and a garden in bloom. [Free]

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