Living in Hanover

Living in Hanover

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All of the posts under the "Weekend" category.

Friday Fun

I like to laugh so heading out to support the first Standup Comedy night at The Sound Room on Broadway last Friday was a no brainer. I ended up turning the excursion into an exploration of some of my favorite downtown places.

The night started with a beer at Something Wicked. My friend Macy served me a great beer and fellow First Ward Councilman Gerry Funke also stopped in for a drink – don’t worry, that didn’t violate the Sunshine Law!

I headed to The Sound Room next and found the room mostly filled with 15 minutes before the starting time, a great sight to see. My friend Jenn, her son Ben and a friend of theirs also came by. I also saw Diana and her husband, Dan. By the time the first comic took the stage, the room was filled with around 40-some people. Shannon Lanier, the owner of the venue, even had to bring in some extra chairs.

I had a great time, especially considering the $3 cover charge. A guy named Kevin took on the challenge of the Open Mic and had some really good material for his first time doing standup. My friend Beau Bowden put on a nice set and Kayla Ruth had the room laughing for most of her set. Robbie Soto, the booker for the show, closed out with some of his material.

I really look forward to watching this event grow. I especially like their goal of having Improv Night, which I will hopefully be involved with through the improv project I am leading at Hanover Little Theatre. They had a young crowd there which can only benefit downtown Hanover in the long run.

The only real option after the show was to go to Miscreation, so we did that and had a drink., Naturally, I ran into several people I knew. I finished my second drink at the bar and talked with Mark Mathias, one of the owners. They still had a good crowd around 10 p.m., but I decided to head home.

Well, that is until I remembered that I had not been to Timeline Arcade in a while. I had no problem deciding to change that fact and played a bunch of games before heading home.

Don’t miss out on fun opportunities like this. There are Open Mics and other options around town more than you think. Come support Hanover’s talent and grab a bite to eat and a drink while you’re at it.

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Brian March 14, 2016 2 Comments Permalink

Weekend Fun Planned

I had a feeling as I looked through Facebook this week that this post – which I hope becomes a regular thing – would be jam-packed. Here are events of note for this weekend. Don’t forget to stop by local businesses in between attending these things for gifts, a great meal or just to show some love. If I missed an event, let me know, and I will add it.

Friday, August 1

  • You have three more chances to see the Acts of Kindness Theatre’s production of Tarzan at the Eichelberger Performing Arts Center. Shows are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16 and are available online.
  • Snyder’s Pretzels is having a Customer Appreciation Sale from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the outlet on Route 116. 
  • There are three choices for music tonight:
    • Randy Z is playing the Bay City deck at 7 p.m.
    • Chasing the Day will play the Taste of Bourbon patio from 6-9 p.m.
    • Bluegrass comes to The Winner’s Circle Lounge with Still Hand playing at 10 p.m.

Saturday, August 2

  • El Rancho, a new restaurant at the old Dutch’s location at ELm and High streets, had a soft opening yesterday, but will have its Grand Opening on Saturday.
  • Timeline Arcade will have music beginning at 8 p.m. A $10 admission gets you free game play and a chance to see  Taneytown’s Hunson Abadeer and two Raleigh, N.C. bands – The Water Between and Six Shots Later.
  • Deep Six will play the Bay City deck at 7 p.m.
  • Off the Record on Elm Avenue will have an Open Mic from 8 to 10 p.m.

Sunday, August 3

  • Codorus Park Summer concert series is First Capitol Brass will play the Codorus Park Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. at the bandshell. Bring a lawn chair. The York ensemble includes James Hoffman & Lynus Strayer (Trumpets), Jack Mackley (Horn), Jon Moyer (Trombone) and Adrian Strayer (Tuba), who play a wide range of music.

Brian August 1, 2014 1 Comment Permalink

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