FlipSide guide 7/31/14: Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire opens; First Friday Sidewalk Sale, ‘Ballroom with a Twist’

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

Today:
— Taste some delicious, fresh treats made by local vendors during Peach Days today through Saturday at The Markets at Shrewsbury, 12025 Susquehanna Trail, Shrewsbury Township.
— Attend an Artist Talk 6 tonight with Polly Stetler at YorkArts, 10 N. Beaver St., York. Stetler will give a live quilting demo and talk about her show “Game Change.” Refreshments will be served.
— Stewartstown Summer Theatre presents “The Music Man” 7 p.m. today and Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Stewartstown United Methodist Church, 26 S. Main St., Stewartstown. The show runs through Aug. 9. [$10 to $22]

Festivals and fairs:
— The fifth annual Art & Outdoor Fest will run 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Shank’s Mare Outfitters, 2092 Long Level Road in Lower Windsor Township. The event will include live music, local artists, information booths from area organization and specials in the shop. [Free]
— The 34th annual Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire kicks off Saturday and continues every Saturday and Sunday (plus Labor Day Monday) 11 a.m. to 8 a.m. through Oct. 26 at The Mount Hope Estate & Winery, 2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim. Hang out with the event’s new reigning monarch, Henry VIII. [Single-day tickets $29.95 for adults, with discounts for kids and advance purchases]
Dunkard Valley Live, a Christian music festival, is slated for 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the ball field across from Codorus Church of the Brethren, 1129 Dunkard Valley Road, Springfield Township. Play Ultimate Frisbee Saturday. [Free]
— Enjoy music, wine and brick oven pizza during the reggae festival 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Moon Dancer Winery, 1282 Klines Run Road, Lower Windsor Township. [$30; passes are good for both days]
–Attend a group wedding, which will include five heterosexual and same-sex couples during Equality Fest noon to 8 p.m. Sunday Cherry Lane Park, behind Central Market in York. There will also be entertainment, food trucks and carnival games. [Free]

On stage:
— WearyArtsGroup presents “MacBeth of the Dead” 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at York’s Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St., York. Shakespeare’s classic is set amid a zombie apocalypse. [$10]
— Grammy-nominated soul and R&B singer Freddie Jackson will perform 7 p.m. Saturday at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., York. Local R&B artist T-Shaw, aka Thaddeus Shaw, is also on the bill. [$45, $55 and $65; A portion of proceeds go to the H.O.P.E. for Cancer Patients & Families organization]
— This is the last weekend to see “Tarzan” from Acts of Kindness theater group. It runs 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Eichelberger Performing Arts Center, 195 Stock St., Hanover. [$16]
— See “Dancing with the Stars” stars Sharna Burgess and Val Chmerkovskiy cut a rug as “American Idol” finalists sing during “Ballroom with a Twist” 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Fulton Theatre, 12 N. Prince St., Lancaster. The show runs through next weekend. [$45 to $65]

More events:
— Join the Bluebrick artists for Art, Wine & Music as they showcase their pieces 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Bluebrick Gallery, 18 N. Washington Street, Gettysburg. Violinist Ryan Kozak of the Ourania String Quartet will performa. Light refreshments, plus wines by Hauser Estate Winery, will be available.
— Take the family fishing 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Codorus State Park, 2600 Smith Station Road, near Hanover. No fishing license is required. All equipment is provided. [Free]
— Residents and visitors alike can test their observational skills 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Adams County Arts Council’s first scavenger hunt. The event will challenge participants to match pieces of artwork with the downtown eateries and stores. It starts at the council, 125 S. Washington St., Gettysburg. [$10]
The Zimmerman Center for Heritage will reopen this weekend after nearly a year under construction. The public is invited to see the historic Dritt Mansion, riverside pavilion and floating dock 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The center is at 1706 Long Level Road, Lower Windsor Township.
The World Boardgaming Championships run Monday, Aug. 4, to Aug. 10 at the Lancaster Host Resort, 2300 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster. Pre-con events, which focus on war games, run Saturday and Sunday. [Fee required to play games at pre-events]

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