FlipSide guide 4/10/14: Foodstruck, Springtime in the Park, Ink and Drink Fest

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

FlipSide file; Sarah Wortman of York, Lisa Waltemyer of Spring Garden Township and Waltemyer's daughter Leigh share a serving of Memphis fries from the Grills Goin' Wild food truck at Foodstruck on Oct. 11, 2013.

FlipSide file; Sarah Wortman of York, Lisa Waltemyer of Spring Garden Township and Waltemyer’s daughter Leigh share a serving of Memphis fries from the Grills Goin’ Wild food truck at Foodstruck on Oct. 11, 2013.

Foodstruck is taking over North Pershing Avenue in York 5 to 9 p.m. Friday. FlipSide will be there in The NewsVroom. Use the hashtag #foodstruckyork when tweeting or posting photos.

Tonight:
– See Jack Black at his best with a screening of “Bernie” 7 tonight at York College, 441 Country Club Road, Spring Garden Township. The movie tells the true story of a small-town Texas mortician who befriends and older woman. [Free]
– The entire 2014 U.S. Olympic figure skating team will visit Hershey as part of the Stars on Ice tour. The show starts 7 tonight at the Giant Center, 550 W. Hersheypark Drive, Hershey. Read an interview with Jason Brown. [$27.85, $47.85, $77.85 and $137.85]
– WeeUsables will host its annual spring consignment event at York Expo Center. A public pre-sale will be held 6 to 8 tonight. The sale runs 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. A half-off said is 8 p.m. to noon Sunday and a $10 bag sale to benefit Leg Up Farm closes the event 5 to 6 p.m. [Entry to pre-sale is $5 per adult; entry to sale is free]

On stage:
– See the “Dazzle Does It” cabaret of Broadway songs 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at York Little Theatre, 27 S. Belmont St., Spring Garden Township. [$25 for adults, $23 for seniors 62 and older, $20 for students 13 and older and $12 for children 12 and younger]
– Funnyman Earl David Reed hits the stage 7:30 p.m. Friday at Penn State York’s Pullo Family Performing Arts Center, 1031 Edgecomb Ave., Spring Garden Township. Kayla Kroh will also perform. [$26.50; portion of proceeds benefit Leg Up Farm]
– The Beatles tribute band Liverpool Legends will perform 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, York. [$28, $34 and $42]
– Also at the Strand: Comedian Kathleen Madigan will perform 7:30 p.m. Saturday. [Tickets start at $29]
Hummingbird Ridge Winery starts its 2014 Music Tribute Series with the Jimmy Buffett band Sons of a Beach. The show starts 1 p.m. at Newberrytown Peddlers & Farmers Market, 700 York Road, Dover. Food is available from market vendors. [Free admission, wine and parking]
The Ok-Oks will headline an all-ages concert 6 p.m. Saturday at The Shop at New Grounds Roasting Co., 284 W. Market St., York. There are five other acts on the bill. The music starts at 6 p.m. [$10]
– Folk musician Bruce Hutton will perform 11 a.m. Saturday at Martin Library, 159 E. Market St., York. [Free]
– The United States Naval Academy Drum and Bugle Corps is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The Corps spring season will begin with a performance during the “Profiles in Music” event 6 p.m. Saturday at York Suburban Senior High School, 1800 Hollywood Drive, York Township. [$15, the event has sold out in the past]

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Local art professionals react to Wayne White’s ‘FOE’ installation in York

FlipSide file; Brad Almond of Wilmington, De., takes a photo during the opening of Wayne White's installation at Marketview Arts April 4.

FlipSide file; Brad Almond of Wilmington, De., takes a photo during the opening of Wayne White’s installation at Marketview Arts April 4.

Wayne White unveiled “FOE” in York April 4. I am collecting reactions from local artists and art professionals through April 27. Those interested can email me at emccracken@ydr.com with a short reflection on the art and the artist. Include your name, municipality in which you live and art discipline or organization.

Kate Hufnagel, York Art Association: When viewers enter Wayne White’s eccentric world they are fully immersed in an interactive scene. Walking under, through and around the towering figures they are captured within the crazy fun of the artist’s vision. They are surrounded by the towering kinetic cardboard figures of confederate soldiers. Visitors become miniature puppeteers in an oversized set by tugging on ropes to set the dynamic figures into action. The goofy delight of exploring the scene is enriched by open mouthed appreciation. Wayne White’s work shows how artistic vision is brought to life through disciplined planning and spontaneous intuition.

York College students worked with White to make the installation. He shared his own story of talent, study and serendipitous opportunity. His story showed how he held to his roots while branching into a larger world of possibilities. He encouraged them to take great risks … and to pursue their visions with discipline and joy. York College and its partners have given their students, and the local community a great and inspiring gift. This is exhibition is not to be missed.

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New releases: Elton John on vinyl, ‘LEGO The Hobbit,’ KISS memoir

Each week, we’ll post our picks for new albums, DVDs, books and video games. Leave a comment to share your picks.

HEAR: Say hello to Elton John hits
I first heard “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” on my parents’ record player. Pick up the two-vinyl 40th Anniversary Edition to experience “Bennie And The Jets” and more in analog.

WATCH: Family drama not for all
Watch an Oscar contender about a dysfunctional family: “Nebraska.” Want the same thing with color, A-listers and deeper issues? See “August: Osage County.”

PLAY: Game builds on ‘Hobbit’ films
Block off time to visit Middle-earth with “LEGO The Hobbit.” Traverse landscapes with characters from the films. “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” DVD is also out now.

READ: KISS rocker shares his story
Most members of the glam rock band KISS have already penned memoirs. Paul Staley is the latest to peel off the paint with “Face the Music: A Life Exposed.” It’s frank and fiery. Get more Book Buzz.

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Photos: FlipSide at Jewish Food Festival at York’s JCC

FlipSide and Gametime were at the York Jewish Community Center today as part of the Jewish Food Festival. Doors were open from noon to 4 p.m. Thanks for those who stopped by and said hi!

See our Instagrams from the event below!


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Wayne White art opening: Crowd reactions, photos and social media

A steady stream of visitors flowed into Marketview Arts during First Friday in York to see Wayne White’s large installation title “FOE.” (Marketview Arts used to be the Fraternal Order of Eagles building.) About 60 people helped the artist and puppeteer transform the piece into a cartoonish retelling of York’s Civil War History. Check out the beginning and middle of the project.

Here is what some folks had to say:

Shelly Clay-Robison, wife of York College Galleries director Matthew Clay-Robison, brought their two children, Lucia, 2, and Rowan, 7, to see the space. They had fun pulling on ropes to move a soldier’s body. “They are having a blast,” she said. “It’s been so magical for them to see the process … and to interact with it.”

Kenneth Davis is originally from the same area of Tennessee where White grew up. He and his wife, Hasmig, now live in Manchester Township. They attended White’s lecture Wednesday at York College and were anxious to see his work.

Allison Jurgensen and Samantha Williams came from York College to see White’s work. “It’s very interactive,” Jurgensen said. “It’s larger than life. It was a cool way to experience history.”

Check out scenes from First Friday in York below. Check out photos and social media of “FOE” on the jump.


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CapLive Pre-Show Party: Event recap with photos, tweets, video

It’s been nearly six years since Fresh York, The Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center and WXPN-FM partnered to create the CapLive concert series. The ongoing shows regularly bring indie and alternative acts to York.
Strand general manager Anne Sturm said the events have built a loyal audience. Some patrons come to every show. Others routinely drive in from Gettysburg, Harrisburg and Philadelphia.
CapLive has become a destination, and it’s earned raves from audience members and performers, Sturm said. So, the Strand wanted to add to the experience.
About three weeks ago, staff hatched an idea to host a CapLive pre-party before The Lone Bellow concert.
“We were just so excited to make it happen,” Sturm said. “We worked very quickly.”

Check out pre-party photos and social media on the jump.

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FlipSide guide 4/3/14: First Friday; Ale Trail passport event; Jewish Food Festival

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

First Friday: Get ready to show school pride in downtown York. Use the hashtag #FFYork for social media.

Music:
– CapLive will welcome The Lone Bellow to the stage 8 tonight at the Captiol Theatre, 50 N. George St., York. There will be a pre-party for ticket holders 6 p.m. with food, games and live music.
Chanticleer – An Orchestra of Voices will perform songs from the Renaissance to the Jazz Age and beyond 7:30 p.m. Friday at Penn State York’s Pullo Family Performing Arts Center, 1031 Edgecomb Ave., Spring Garden Township. [$38 and $50]
– Celebrate conductor Kathleen Yeater’s 20th year during The York Junior Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert 3 p.m. Sunday at the Dallastown Intermediate School. [$13 for adults; $8 for seniors or children 12 and younger]
Find out why Steel Wheels is not your average folk Mennonite band. The band hits the stage 4 p.m. Sunday at Appalachian Brewing Company, 50 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg. [$22 for general admission; $18 for Susquehanna Folk Music Society members; $10 for students 3 to 22]
– Three bands will rock the stage Saturday at The Depot, 360 W. Cottage Place, York. Doors open at 8 p.m. The bill includes local band Dead White Men, Baltimore’s Balkan Falcon and Illinois group Elsinore.
Check out all of our April concert picks.

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Recap of Wayne White’s lecture at York College

A few hundred people — from across the region — attended artist Wayne White’s lecture, “You’re Supposed to Act All Impressed,” April 2. The event was hosted by York College’s Center for Professional Excellence.

After a brief introduction from York College student Channing Raver, White walked onto the stage weilding a banjo and harmonica. His interactive presentation was a mash of advice, humor and autobiography woven together with video clips, home movies and art slides.

Read about the beginning and middle of White’s art installation at Marketview Arts in York. See the exhibit — what he called a cubist Civil War fun house — First Friday through May 20.

Check out photos … and social media on the jump.


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New releases: Nickel Creek returns from hiatus, ‘Anchorman 2,’ ‘MLB 14: The Show’

Each week, we’ll post our picks for new albums, DVDs, books and video games. Leave a comment to share your picks.

HEAR: Band back from lengthy hiatus
The Grammy-winning trio Nickel Creek went on hiatus in 2007. It’s back for its 25th anniversary with “A Dotted Line.” The band is on “A Prairie Home Companion” Saturday.

WATCH: Stay classy with news crew
They’re back. “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” reunites the bawdy, bumbling news team. The flick features more wacky quotes — and too many celeb cameos to count.

PLAY: Game feature saves the day
Monday marked Opening Day of the 2014 Major League Baseball season. Get into the swing with “MLB 14: The Show.” It’s the first to let players save details for future installments.

READ: Book cuts through bull
Author Michael Lewis (“Moneyball”) is making headlines with his new book “Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt.” It presents evidence that high-speed traders are rigging the market. Get more Book Buzz.

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Photos and video from Wolfgang Candy Co.’s Chocolate Bunny Challenge eating contest

They came. They ate chocolate bunnies. They conquered. Well, some more than others.

Wolfgang Candy Co. hosted its first Chocolate Bunny Challenge eating contest this afternoon. Don Yeager earned a bunny trophy and $100 for consuming all of his 1 1/4-pound bunny in about nine minutes.

You would think it would sound fun to devour a large chocolate creature. But, from where I was standing, it looked painful. Yeager and his opponent Jonathan Ober said their jaws hurt after the competition.

But the contestants didn’t seem to feel full or gross, since those who hadn’t finished their bunnies continued to nibble on pieces after the contest wrapped. I was also expecting chocolate to be smeared everywhere. But the mess was minimal.

Overall, the event did what it set out to do — let adults have a few minutes of fun usually reserved for kids this time of year. Read the whole story. Need ideas on what to do with leftover Easter candy? Try pairing it with wine.

Here are some Instagram photos. Check out more video on the jump.

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