Lancaster County Events -
January, 2009


Here is a listing and description of some of the special Lancaster County events taking place in January of 2009.

The dates, times, and admission prices are accurate as of the time of this posting. However, it is possible that changes may occur as the year progresses.

Therefore, please check back periodically to see if there have been any updates. We plan to list more events as information becomes available.


Elizabethtown

Luidmil Angelov, piano - Come and enjoy Ludmil Angelov of Bulgaria perform some of the most beautiful masterpieces of Chopin.

  • Location: Leffler Chapel and Performance Center, One Alpha Drive, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA 17022
  • Phone: (717) 361-1508
  • Date: January 24, 2009
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Admission: Depending upon the seats, concert tickets will be either $20 and $15 for those over 26 years of age; tickets will be half price for those between the ages of 19 and 26; tickets will be $1.00 for students 18 years of age and younger.


Ephrata

Live Music in the Cafe - Shane Frees. Using 12-string guitar, flutes and vocals, Shane creates soulful original compositions influenced by nature, chant and tribal rhythms and melds them with Post-Rock characteristics.

A guitarist from the age of 16, Shane's songs are composed with passion and a unique creativity paying tribute to artists such as Leo Kottke, Nirvana and Dead Can Dance..

  • Location: The Cafe at Ten Thousand Villages Store, Restaurant & Oriental Rugs, 240 North Reading Road, Route 272 North, Ephrata, PA 17522
  • Phone: 717-721-8400
  • Date: January 9, 2009
  • Time: 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM
  • Admission: Free



3rd Friday's A Charm - On every third Friday of the month, the shops of downtown Ephrata invite you to a special celebration. The monthly event serves as the perfect introduction to this Lancaster County city as well as something to look forward to for regular visitors.

Enjoy great deals on shopping, exciting entertainment, delicious local food and so much more. New events will be held each night.

Ride the Red Rose Historic Trolley to your favorite downtown destination for only 25 cents.

  • Location: Throughout Ephrata
  • Phone: (717) 738-5060
  • Date: January 16, 2009
  • Time: 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

January Warehouse Sale - Enjoy great discounts on overstocked, slightly damaged and one-of-a-kind merchandise at this twice-yearly shopping extravaganza.

On Friday, January 23rd, there will also be a live performance by Pittsburgh-based singer, songwriter, and performer Brad Yoder who has been voted "Best Acoustic /Solo Artist" by the readers of the Pittsburgh City Paper four out of the past five years. The show will be held from 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM in The Cafe at Ten Thousand Villages.

  • Location: Ten Thousand Villages Store, Restaurant & Oriental Rugs, 240 North Reading Road, Route 272 North, Ephrata, PA 17522
  • Phone: 717-721-8400
  • Date: January 23, 2009 and January 24, 2009
  • Time:
    Friday, January 23, 2009: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    Saturday, January 24, 2009: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Free



Lancaster City

Raucous! Everything Raven - Raucous! Everything Raven combines whimsical art, three dimensional installations, and wall paintings created by Alaskan artist Evon Zerbetz. Zerbetz uses traditional hand carving and tinting techniques to create original prints.

Challenge a friend to Raven Games, relax with a book in the Reading Roost, search for raven “bling” in a scavenger hunt, and tune into the Raven Radio to hear real raven calls and vocalizations.

  • Location: North Museum of Natural History and Science, 400 College Avenue - Lancaster, PA 17603-3393
  • Phone: (717) 291-3941
  • Date: December 10, 2008 through January 18, 2009
  • Time:
    Tuesday - Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Sunday from 12 noon to 5 p.m.
  • Admission:
    Adults: $7;
    Ages 3 to 7 and 65+: $6Planetarium shows are an additional $1.50



First Friday - It is always a great time to visit Lancaster City on the first Friday of each month. Experience the downtown as 0ver 60 galleries, museums, shops, and restaurants extend their hours.

  • Location: Downtown Lancaster City
  • Phone: (717) 509-ARTS
  • Date: January 2, 2009
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Free



New Year, New Photography - Exhibit featuring new photography by Ann M. Darkes & Maria Fuhrman.

  • Location: The Framing Concept, 328 North Queen St, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: (717) 295-7290
  • Date: January 2, 2009 to January 31, 2009
  • Time: Opening reception with the artists, First Friday, January 2, 2009. 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.



The Ice Park - Skate under the stars in Lancaster's only outdoor ice skating rink. The special cooling system will make it possible to skate on the 135' x 80' ice rink in temperatures up to 60 degrees.

  • Location: Ice Park at Clipper Magazine Stadium, 650 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: (717) 509-HITS
  • Date: Open Thursday through Sunday plus special holiday week hours.
  • Time:
    Thursdays: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Fridays: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Saturdays: 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Sundays: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    Please call for special holiday hours
  • Admission: Admission: $6 (skate as long as you’d like)Skate Rentals: $3 per rental (while supplies last)



ABBA -The Music - With the success of Mamma Mia the movie and the musical, music from the popular 1970s Swedish pop stars is back and bigger than ever.

ABBA the Music, is a remarkable recreation of the group that brought you "Dancing Queen",� "Fernando", "Waterloo" and more.

Join Sweden's best ABBA revival band as ABBA-mania returns to the American Music Theatre.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: January 9, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $45.00



Jay & The Americans, The Shangri-Las, Kenny Vance & The Planotones -Premier rock & roll revival band, Jay and the Americans burst on the scene in the early ‘60s with their clean-cut looks, melodic harmony and wide appeal, and are still creating excitement wherever they appear today. One of their biggest hits is "Come a Little Bit Closer.”

Kenny Vance, founding member of Jay and The Americans, now heads up the smooth sounds of doo-wop masters The Planotones. “Looking for an Echo,” their signature song is also a major motion picture about an oldies group trying to make a comeback.

Rev up your engine and be the “Leader of the Pack” Also performing on stage will be one of the greatest girl group of the ‘60s, the Shangri-Las, known for their hits such as “Leader of the Pack.”

With three great artists on stage, this is one triple-bill you won’t forget.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: January 10, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $40.00



Stravinsky’s Firebird and Lancaster Symphony Orchestra - The Lancaster Symphony Orchestra presents Stravinsky's Firebird; an upbeat, soaring flight of fantasy that combines the romance of Tchaikovsky and the spice of Rimsky-Korsakov. Piano Concerto No. 2, Chopin's delicate, yearning work laden with lilting melodies is a playground for virtuosic fanfare for pianist Michael Sheppard.

  • Location: Fulton Opera House, 12 N. Prince St., Lancaster, PA 17608
  • Phone: (717) 397-7425
  • Date: January 16, 2009 through January 18, 2009
  • Time:
    Opening Night Friday at 8:00 PM
    Saturday at 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM BR>Sunday at 7:30 PM
  • Admission: Please call for admission details. Generally, prices range from $25 to $62 depending on seating location.



Chubby Checker with Otis Day & The Knights - Ernest Evans, better as Chubby Checker, pioneered the dance song craze with hits like "The Twist," “The Fly,” “The Pony,” “The Limbo Rock,” and “Let’s Twist Again.”

When DeWayne Jessie took the role of Otis Day, lead singer of the fictional Otis Day and the Knights, in the movie Animal House, he not only played Otis —he became Otis. Since then, the fictitious group took to the road, touring and performing party hits like “Louie, Louie,” “Shamalama Ding Dong,” and, of course, their infamous toga party rendition of “Shout.”

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: January 17, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $55.00



Steve Winwood - Fusing rock, soul, blues and world music, Steve Winwood's career spans decades and includes membership in some of music's most legendary groups: Traffic, Blind Faith, and The Spencer Davis Group.

As the leader of his own acclaimed band, he produced the multi-platinum smash albums Roll With It and Back in the High Life.

Join the American Music Theatre in welcoming Steve Winwood who is on tour in support of his new album Nine Lives.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: January 22, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $70.00



Elvis Birthday Bash - American Music Theatre favorites Scot Bruce and Mike Albert perform as the young and old Elvis, respectively, to consistently sold out audiences, and are widely considered the premier Elvis impersonators of our time.

Scot Bruce’s Elvis act is revered all over the world in places such as Japan, Brazil and China. Likewise, Mike Albert has been featured on Oprah Winfrey and Inside Edition, and often appears with Elvis’ original group, the Jordanaires.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: January 24, 2009
  • Time: 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $30.00



Mike Albert's Elvis Gospel Show - Can't get enough Elvis? The one and only Mike Albert returns to reveal Elvis’ Gospel side. Many people don't know that the three wins of Elvis’ fourteen Grammy nominations were for gospel recordings— including the album How Great Thou Art (1967). Mike Albert's renditions of these sacred songs are so realistic, you’ll think Elvis himself has returned.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: January 25, 2009
  • Time: 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $20.00



Agatha Christie's The Unexpected Guest - When a stranger crashes his car on a foggy night, he approaches the nearest house looking for help. What he finds is a man shot dead in his chair and the victim’s wife holding the murder weapon. Welcome to the mysterious world of Agatha Christie.

The undisputed Queen of Crime returns to the Fulton stage with another pulse-pounding tale filled with false leads, red herrings and a host of probable suspects. Get ready to have your mind twisted like a pretzel by this ultra-suspenseful whodunit.

  • Location: Fulton Opera House, 12 N. Prince St., Lancaster, PA 17608
  • Phone: (717) 397-7425
  • Date: January 29 through February 15, 2009
  • Time:
    Evening shows usually begin at 7:30 PM or 8:00 PM
    Matinees usually begin at 2:00 PM. Call for details.
  • Admission: Tickets range from $20 to $48 depending on whether you purchase a student ticket, regular ticket, or senior ticket. The price also depends on the placement of your seats. Please call for details.



Lititz

Lovin' Litiz Every Second! - A great way to see historic downtown Lititz, Pennsylvania is to visit on the second Friday of every month when the town erupts for a special celebration for everyone.

Join downtown merchants in a lively evening of shopping, live music performances, art exhibits, poetry readings, jewelry shows, special dinner menus & local food tastings, and much more.

  • Location: Downtown Lititz
  • Phone: (717) 627-1919
  • Date: January 9, 2009
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free



Downtown Lititz Farmers Market - The Downtown Lititz Farmers Market opening. Enjoy shopping for your fresh produce, meats, cheeses, flowers, etc. in the lively friendly atmosphere of the market.

  • Location: Water Street Parking Lot of Susquehanna Bank,1/2 block off of Main Street
  • Date: Every Saturday
  • Time: Market hours are 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Admission: Free Admission








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