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Taking the edge off winter It’s about that time of the year when I start spending an obscene amount of time on Kayak.com scouting out vacations to anywhere that’s cheap and includes a cabana boy, pina coladas and a beach. I realized as I was surfing the Internet that my pasty, white arms might actually blind someone on a beach. My friend told me about an at-home airbrush machine that produces a nice, spray-on tan. At only around $150, it seems totally worth the investment. I read an article about how eating vegetables can make you appear tanner, so I grabbed a V8 fruit cocktail and added some peach

vodka to it this weekend. I thought I’d kill three birds with one stone: eating good, looking tanner and getting my drink on. That’s multi-tasking at its best. Pitchers of beer are really more my cup of tea, and lately I’ve caught a few brews at random occasions with old friends. Last week I headed to Brewhouse to meet up with a friend I hadn’t seen in a long, long time.

We had plans of dinner and a drink followed by a showing of “Black Swan.” We made it through dinner and then the drink, and then decided to ditch the movie and order just one more beer. It was happy hour, and I just couldn’t resist. Brewhouse has some pretty rockin’ happy hour specials. Go to brewhousegrille. com to have them delivered to your inbox. After a big win on the volleyball courts Tuesday night, I headed over to Shady McGrady’s for a brew with my teammate. We had two before I walked home and realized I totally drank the calories

that I had just burned off. Oh well, I’ll miss that place when I move to Carlisle. I read on Gawker this last week that researchers in Philly got a bunch of rats drunk to figure out the best cure for a hangover. The results? Coffee and aspirin. I was always told it was rigorous exercise, but seeing as how exerting energy is the absolute last thing anyone feels like doing hungover, I’m going to take this new theory and run with it. ——— Send nightlife tips and article feedback to Erica Peterson at erica6670@gmail. com, and remember to always drink responsibly.

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Embrace the outdoors Tickets on the rise I have always loved watching figure skating, but never before have I truly appreciated the grace and effortlessness that figure skaters seem to exhibit each time they take the ice. “Forget trying a triple lutz or any kind of double-triple combination, I would be lucky if I could take one lap around the rink without falling,” I thought as I recently stepped into the rink. It has been a few years since I have gone ice skating and even longer since I’ve tried skiing, but with the dusting of snow on the ground, I found myself with a strong desire to explore winter sports. During a visit with friends in Philadelphia, I rented a pair of ice skates to glide along the rink at Penn’s Landing. It was a bit of a shaky start, but soon I was gliding around the rink — maybe not grace-

Erica Dolson .EDU fully or effortlessly — but with balance. Don’t worry — the pain of falling on my knees was far worse than the sting of the wind or the near-freezing temperatures at the outdoor rink. Aside from any spills, it really was a fun afternoon of exercise, music, fresh air and, of course, a little hot chocolate to finish the day. If you’re interested in hitting the ice, or the slopes, check out Twin Ponds West or Ski Roundtop this weekend. And don’t forget to bundle up!

I went to the movies for the first time in months Sunday and was rather shocked at the price of movie tickets these days. Maybe I’ve become a little too used to dropping $1 and some change to rent a movie, but $9.50 a pop to see “The Fighter” seemed a little high. Factor in some popcorn and sodas and you could easily drop more than $30 for a movie date. But going to the movies doesn’t have to be a pricey pastime. Hollywood on High announced its first ticket increase in six years. With ticket prices set at $7 for adults ($6 on Sundays), $6 for seniors, $5 for students and $3 for

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• The Aughinbaugh Art Gallery at Messiah College will display “Situated,” an exhibit of two Messiah College Department of Visual Arts professors Kathy Hettinga and Sean Matthews, through Jan. 27. An opening reception will be held at 1 p.m. today. For information, visit www.messiah.edu.

• Music at the Mill will present Craig Sunday and his 17-piece swing band from 5-9 p.m. Jan. 23 at The Ribbon Mill, 320 E. Louther St., Carlisle. There will be a complimentary buffet. BYOB. Tickets are $25. For information, call 422-7017.

• Carlisle Theatre will hold auditions for its annual “Follies” performance at 6 p.m. Jan. 23, 24 and 25 at the theater. For information, visit www.carlisletheatre. org/follies.

• Art Association of Harrisburg will display “Figuratively Speaking” during 3rd in the ’Burg Jan. 21. The gallery will be open till 7 p.m. For information, visit www.artassociofhbg.com. • Registration is being accepted for Art Association of Harrisburg’s winter semester art classes. Classes are offered at the main building at 21 N. Front St., Harrisburg, and in the four studios at Reservoir Park. Visit www.artassocofhbg.com to view the complete class schedule. • Registration is being accepted for Carlisle Arts Learning Center’s winter art classes. Classes are offered at CALC’s 19 N. Hanover St. location. For information, visit www.carlislearts.org or call 2496973. • Dickinson College will exhibit “Tools in Motion: Works from the Hechinger Collection” through Feb. 5. The gallery is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. • Dickinson College is displaying “Derriere le Miroir: Modern Prints and Promotion” through Feb. 19. The exhibits are free and open to the public. For information, visit www.dickinson.edu.

• Freedom Valley Chorus will present singing valentines over Valentine’s Day weekend for $40, which will include two love songs, a red rose and a card. For information, call 860-2461 or visit www. freedomballeychorus.org. • The Greater Harrisburg Chapter of the Sweet Adelines is currently looking for members. The group meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Sheraton Hotel in Harrisburg. For more information, call 243-5863. • Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot will appear in concert March 25 at Hershey Theatre. Tickets are $59, $49, $39 and $29 and available by calling 534-3405. • Monkey Lion Production will present Spice of Life in concert at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at Orchard Restaurant Lounge and Banquest Facility, 1580 Orchard Drive, Chambersburg. Tickets are $10 for the 21+ show, which will feature food and beer tastings. For information, visit www.monkeylion.net. • The Eaken Piano Trio will perform in concert at 4 p.m. Jan. 23 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Chapel on State Street in Harrisburg. For tickets and information, call 232-2169 ext. 224. • Carlisle musician Dan Dropkin will host an evening of Native American flute, ragtime and jazz guitar music at a 7 p.m. concert Jan. 21 in Bosler Memorial Library’s East Wing. No registration is required. For information, call 243-4642.

• Recent works by Dean Radinovsky will be on display through Jan. 29 at Morrison Gallery in the Penn State Harrisburg library. A reception will be held from 5-8 p.m. Jan. 27. For information, call 948-6273.

• Soulja Boy will perform along with Philadelphia-based rapper Meek Mill in concert at 8 p.m. Jan. 22 at The Forum in Harrisburg. Tickets start at $30. For tickets and information, visit www.ticketannex.com.

• Theatreworks USA will present “Fancy Nancy and Other Story Books” at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Rose Lehrman Arts Center on the Harrisburg Campus of HACC. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for seniors and children. For information, visit www.liveatroselehrman.org or call 231-ROSE. • The Pines Dinner Theatre will present “The Book of Love” Jan. 28-March 6. Matinees will be at 2 p.m. Thursday and Sunday and evening performances will be held at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Ticket prices, which include a dinner and hour and a half before performances, are $46.20. For information, call 433-2333. • Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet will present four world premieres in two performances at 3 and 5 p.m. Jan. 22 at CPYB’s Warehouse Studios, 5 N. Orange St., Carlisle, as part of its ChoreoPlan 2011 program. Tickets are $5. For information, call 245-1099. • Theatreworks USA will present “Click, Clack, Moo” at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Luhrs Center. Tickets are $15. For information, call 477-7469. • Popcorn Hat Players will hold auditions for “Robin Hood” Jan. 28-29 at Gamut Classic Theatre in Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, for children ages 5-18. To make an appointment, call 238-4111. • The Tap Dancers Collective, a newly formed tap dancing group for current and former tap dancers, will meet Sundays at 5 p.m. at Nee Danse Company, 2040 Derry St., Harrisburg. The only cost is a shared fee to cover space rental. For more information, call Jerry Bowers at 697-2748. • York Little Theatre will present “The Shape of Things” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20, 21 and 22 and at 3 p.m. Jan. 23. Tickets are $10-$22. For information, call 8545715 or visit www.ylt.org.

Event information can be submitted via e-mail to frontdoor@cumberlink.com, by mail ATTN: April Trotter, Lifestyles/ Entertainment Editor, 457 E. North St., Carlisle, PA 17013 or by fax at 243-3121. For more information, visit www.cumberlink.com/entertainment

Fair Game (PG-13, 108 min.) Thu. 7:30 Waiting for Superman (PG, 102 min.) Fri.-Sat. 7:30, Sun. 2, Wed. 7:30

Cinema Center of Camp Hill Black Swan (R, 103 min.) Thu. 10:30 a.m., 12:50, 3:10, 5:30, 8, 10:15, Fri.-Thu. 10:30 a.m., 12:50, 3:10, 5:30, 8, 10:10 Chronicles of Narnia (PG, 115 min.) Thu. 4:10, 6:50, 9:20, Fri.-Thu. 4:05, 6:50, 9:20 Country Strong (PG-13, 112 min.) Thu. 10:40 a.m., 1:30, 4:20, 7, 9:50, Fri.Thu. 10:45 a.m., 1:40, 4:20, 7, 9:50 The Dilemma (PG-13, 118 min.) Thu. 11:40 a.m., 2:20, 4:50, 7:40, 10:20, Fri.-Thu. 11:40 a.m., 2:20, 4:50, 7:40, 10:15 The Fighter (R, 114 min.) Thu. 5, 7:50, 10:15, Fri.-Thu. 5:10, 7:50, 10:15 The Green Hornet (PG-13, 108 min.) Thu.-Thu. 10:35 a.m., 1, 3:50, 6:40, 9:30 The Green Hornet 3D (PG-13, 108 min.) Thu.-Thu. 11:15 a.m., 2, 4:40, 7:20, 10:10 Harry Potter (PG-13, 146 min.) Thu. 3:30, 6:30 The King’s Speech (R, 118 min.) Thu.-Thu. 11:10 a.m., 1:50, 4:30, 7:10, 9:45 Little Fockers (PG-13, 98 min.) Thu.-Thu. 12:10, 2:30, 4:40, 7:15, 9:30 No Strings Attached (R, 106 min.) Fri.-Thu. 11:50 a.m., 2:25, 5, 7:30, 10 Season of the Witch (PG-13, 95 min.) Thu. 10:35 a.m., 12:45, 2:55, 5:20, 7:45, 10 Tangled 2D (PG, 92 min.) Thu.-Thu. 11:20 a.m., 1:35 Tron: Legacy 3D (PG, 127 min.) Thu. 12:20, 9:40 True Grit (PG-13, 128 min.) Thu. 11:30 a.m., 2, 4:30, 7:30, 10:05, Fri.Thu. 11 a.m., 1:30, 4, 6:45, 9:25 The Way Back (PG-13, 133 min.) Fri.-Thu. 10:40 a.m., 1:20, 4:10, 7:05, 9:55 Yogi Bear 2D (PG, 80 min.) Thu. 10:30 a.m., 12:30, 2:35, Fri.-Thu. 10:35 a.m., 12:30, 2:35

Flagship Cinemas Black Swan (R, 103 min.) Thu.-Thu. 12:15, 2:35, 4:50, 7:05, 9:25 The Dilemma (PG-13, 118 min.) Thu.-Thu. 12:05, 2:25, 4:45, 7:15, 9:40 The Fighter (R, 114 min.) Thu.-Thu. 12, 2:30, 4:55, 7:30, 9:55 The Green Hornet 3D (PG-13, 108 min.) Thu.-Thu. 1:30, 4:15, 7:10, 9:45 Little Fockers (PG-13, 98 min.) Thu.-Thu. 12:20, 2:45, 5:05, 7:20, 9:35 No Strings Attached (R, 106 min.) Fri.-Thu. 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:35, 10 Season of the Witch (PG-13, 95 min.) Thu. 12:45, 3, 5:15, 7:35, 10 Tron: Legacy 3D (PG, 127 min.) Thu.-Thu. 4:30, 7, 9:30 True Grit (PG-13, 128 min.) Thu.-Thu. 12:10, 2:40, 5, 7:25, 9:50 Yogi Bear 3D (PG, 80 min.) Thu.-Thu. 12:25, 2:20

Regal Carlisle Commons 8 Black Swan (R, 103 min.) Thu.-Fri. 4:30, 7:10, 9:45, Sat.-Sun. 1:40, 4:30, 7:10, 9:45, Mon.-Thu. 4:30, 7:10, 9:45 Chronicles of Narnia (PG, 115 min.) Thu.-Fri. 4:10, 6:50, 9:25, Sat.-Sun. 1:30, 4:10, 6:50, 9:25, Mon.-Thu. 4:10, 6:50, 9:25 The Dilemma (PG-13, 118 min.) Thu. 5:10, 7:50, 10:25, Fri. 4:50, 7:20, 9:55, Sat.-Sun. 2:10, 4:50, 7:20, 9:55, Mon.Thu. 4:50, 7:20, 9:55 The Green Hornet (PG-13, 108 min.) Thu.-Fri. 4:40, 7:30, 10:15, Sat.-Sun. 1:50, 4:40, 7:30, 10:15 Little Fockers (PG-13, 98 min.) Thu.-Fri. 5, 7:40, 10:10, Sat.-Sun. 2:20, 5, 7:40, 10:10 No Strings Attached (R, 106 min.) Fri. 5:10, 7:50, 10:25, Sat.-Sun. 2:30, 5:10, 7:50, 10:25, Mon.-Thu. 5:10, 7:50, 10:25 Season of the Witch (PG-13, 95 min.) Thu. 5:20, 8, 10:20 True Grit (PG-13, 128 min.) Thu. 4:50, 7:20, 9:55, Fri. 5:20, 8, 10:30, Sat.-Sun. 2:40, 5:20, 8, 10:30 Yogi Bear 2D (PG, 80 min.) Thu.-Fri. 4:20, 7, 9:15, Sat.-Sun. 2, 4:20, 7, 9:15, Mon.-Thu. 4:20, 7, 9:15

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Black Swan (R, 103 min.) Thu. 1:45, 4:40, 7:30, 10:15, Fri. 2:40, 5:20, 8, 10:40, Sat.-Sun. 12:05, 2:40, 5:20, 8, 10:40, Mon.-Thu. 2:40, 5:20, 8, 10:40 Chronicles of Narnia (PG, 115 min.) Thu. 3:30, 6:30, 9:20, Fri.-Thu. 2, 4:45 The Dilemma (PG-13, 118 min.) Thu. 2, 4:45, 7:35, 10:25, Fri.-Thu. 2:20, 5:05, 7:50, 10:35 The Fighter (R, 114 min.) Thu. 2:20, 5:10, 7:55, 10:35, Fri.-Thu. 2:05, 4:50, 7:40, 10:30 The Green Hornet 3D (PG-13, 108 min.) Thu. 2:10, 4, 5, 6:50, 7:50, 9:40, 10:40, Fri. 2:30, 4:15, 5:15, 7:05, 8:05, 9:55, Sat.-Sun. 1:25, 2:30, 4:15, 5:15, 7:05, 8:05, 9:55, Mon.Thu. 2:30, 4:15, 5:15, 7:05, 8:05, 9:55 Harry Potter (PG-13, 146 min.) Thu. 2:45, 6, 9:15, Fri.-Thu. 6:50, 10:05 The King’s Speech (R, 118 min.) Thu. 3:40, 6:40, 9:50, Fri. 4:10, 7, 9:50, Sat.-Sun. 1:15, 4:10, 7, 9:50, Mon.-Thu. 4:10, 7, 9:50 Little Fockers (PG-13, 98 min.) Thu. 1:50, 4:20, 7, 9:30, Fri. 4, 6:30, 9, Sat.-Sun. 1:35, 4, 6:30, 9, Mon.-Thu. 4, 6:30, 9 The Metropolitan Opera: La Fanciulla del West Encore (NR, 230 min.) Wed. (Jan. 26) 6:30 No Strings Attached (R, 106 min.) Fri.-Thu. 2:10, 4:55, 7:35, 10:15 Season of the Witch (PG-13, 95 min.) Thu. 3, 5:30, 8, 10:30, Fri. 3:55, 6:20, 8:45, Sat.-Sun. 1:30, 3:55, 6:20, 8:45, Mon.-Tue. 3:55, 10, Wed. 3:55, Thu. 3:55, 6:20, 8:45 Tangled 2D (PG, 92 min.) Thu. 2:25, 4:50, Fri.-Thu. 1:50, 4:25 The Tourist (PG-13, 102 min.) Thu. 12:20, 9:4 Tron: Legacy 3D (PG, 127 min.) Thu. 4:10, 7:10, 10:10, Fri.-Thu. 7:30, 10:20 True Grit (PG-13, 128 min.) Thu. 1:40, 4:30, 7:20, 10:05, Fri.-Thu. 1:55, 4:35, 7:10, 9:45 The Way Back (PG-13, 133 min.) Fri. 4:05, 7:20, 10:25, Sat.-Sun. 12:55, 4:05, 7:20, 10:25, Mon.-Thu. 4:05, 7:20, 10:25 Yogi Bear 2D (PG, 80 min.) Thu. 3:50, 6:20, 8:40, Fri. 2:15, 4:25, 6:40, Sat.-Sun. 12, 2:15, 4:25, 6:40, Mon.-Thu. 2:15, 4:25, 6:40

“No Strings Attached” Comedy, R, 106 minutes). Emma (Natalie Portman) and Adam (Ashton Kutcher), who met when they were 6, now meet when they’re maybe 26. They’re not looking for love, but after they sleep together they decide to be sex buddies as a matter of convenience. Good enough while it lasts, but then romance threatens, and the movie handles it with dreary sitcom predictability. HH “The Way Back” (Adventure, PG-13, 133 minutes). The incredible story of how a group of prisoners escaped from a prison camp in the Siberian gulag and began a 4,000-mile trek on foot to freedom in India. The long walk upstages the characters, who are not always sharply defined. Russell Boyd’s cinematography of mountains, snowscapes and the desert is breathtaking. An honorable film by Peter Weir (“Master and Commander”), but a long slog in more ways than one. HH 1/2 “The Green Hornet” (Action, PG-13, 108 minutes). An almost unendurable demonstration of a movie with nothing to be about. Pointless dialogue scenes go nowhere much too slowly, and then pointless action scenes go everywhere much too quickly. Seth Rogen deserves much of the blame. He co-wrote and stars as Britt Reid, a spoiled little rich brat who grows up the same way; Jay Chou is Kato, the role Bruce Lee played on TV. Together, they devise a damn fool plan to fight crime by impersonating criminals. H “Country Strong” (Drama, PG-13, 116 minutes). Gwyneth Paltrow plays a big country-and-western star, fresh out of rehab and hitting the comeback trail a little too quickly. Tim McGraw is her husband, a controlling manager, and Garrett Hedlund plays an up-and-coming c&w star. It’s melodrama that would be at home in a 1950s movie. Well done, and the music is good, but pretty soapy. HH 1/2 — Roger Ebert

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• “Mata Ortiz Pottery in the Casas Grandes Tradition,” an exhibit of pottery from the Mexican village of Mata Ortiz, will be on display through Feb. 4 at the Rose Lehrman Art Gallery at HACC-Harrisburg Campus. For information, visit www.hacc. edu.

• Harrisburg Men’s Chorus will perform “It’s a Gay World After All” at 8 p.m. Jan. 22 at The Maennerchor Club, 2 p.m. Jan. 23 at Colonial Park United Church of Christ, 8 p.m. Jan. 29 at Unitarian Church of Harrisburg and 2 p.m. Jan. 30 at Unity Church of Harrisburg. Admission is $15. For information, visit www.harrisburgmenschorus,org,

• Gamut Theatre Group will present Neil Simon’s “The Sunshine Boys” through Jan. 22 at Gamut Classic Theater, Third Floor, Strawberry Square, in Harrisburg. Performances will feature Gamut board members and area performers Jay Krevsky and Jay Miffoluf. Tickets are $25 for adults and $17 for students. For information, visit www.gamutplays.org.

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• The Cumberland County Historical Society, 21 N. Pitt St., Carlisle, is currently displaying “Windows to History,” an eight-window exhibit throughout the museum. For information, visit www.historicalsociety.org.

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As any performer can tell you, the show must go on. And much to the relief of area art and music fans, the shows will continue for what looks to be a long time to come for the Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center, as it has secured funding to keep the bands playing at its Stage on Herr facility. Reports of a sheriff’s sale sparked considerable interest in the venue recently, but owner John Traynor has always maintained that the center’s future as one of the

area’s premiere live music, arts, and performing venue was far from uncertain. In fact, the recent publicity seems to have brought on a rally of support for HMAC, with crowds increasing in recent weeks.

Special exhibit This week, the monthly 3rd in the ’Burg event kicks off with a special exhibit by area native Danielle Charette. The artist, who works in oil as well as mixed media including custom made skateboards, murals and merchandise, has shown in galleries across the country as well as internation-

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Musical entertainment But the evening doesn’t stop there. One of the area’s premiere music venues, HMAC as always offers up its signature unique and hard to classify musical entertainment for the event.

• Comedian Lauren Ashley Bishop will appear at 9 p.m. Jan. 21 at Lebanon Valley College’s Leedy Theater. For information, visit www.lvc.edu. • The fourth annual PA Wine Festival will be held May 6 at Giant Center in Hershey. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 18. A VIP tasting will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. and tickets will be $95. A grand tasting will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and tickets will be $45. For information, call 534-3911. • Antique Automobile Club of America Museum, 161 Museum Drive, Hershey, will be offering a special $5 admission price Jan. 22 and 23. For information, visit www.aacamuseum.org. Adriane Ohanesian/Special to The Sentinel

Cuddle Magic will perform at HMAC’s Stage on Herr Friday. For the January show, HMAC brings back psychedelic chamber folk ensemble Cuddle Magic for a return visit to the area after its successful show late last year. The group includes Harrisburg native Alec Speigelman along with a fluctuating group of musicians that usually includes some combination of several core members performing on a variety of acoustic instrumentation. Hailing from Boston, New

York and Philadelphia, the band is on a regional tour of club dates across the Northeast this month. The Friday show will mark its only scheduled visit for the Harrisburg area, so if you’re after a truly unique experience, make your way to HMAC. The group’s music crosses genres, and is billed as crunk/psychobilly/tropical for this performance, but has also been described as having a contemporary, classical feel. What’s cer-

tain is that the band’s intricate rhythms and harmonies has audiences coming back for more. Cuddle Magic will perform with The Joint Ventures, featuring Zach Bailey, Seth Dubin, Kevin Strawser and Scott Frenchek. Doors open for the show at 7 p.m. The Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center’s Stage on Herr is located at 268 Herr St. in Midtown Harrisburg. For more information, visit www.harrisburgarts.com.

• The National Civil War Museum, 1 Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park, Harrisburg, will open its “1861” exhibit with an opening reception from 5:307:30 p.m. Jan. 25. For information, visit www.nationalcivilwarmuseum.org. • The Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop will host a discussion on “Whicher and Vidocq: The Original Masters of Mystery” at 7 p.m. Jan. 26. Seating is limited. Admission is $2. For reservations, call 795-7470. • Kulu Mele African Dance and Drum Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 27 at the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University. For information, call 477-7469.

Ceoltas Irish Pub 1104 N. Second St., Harrisburg, 233-3202, www.ceoltasirishpub.com Friday, Jan. 21: TBA. Saturday, Jan. 22: Smooth Like Clyde. Monday, Jan. 24: Indie Rock Monday. Tuesday, Jan. 25: Trivia with Mad Hatter. Wednesday, Jan. 26: Poker Tournament.

Courthouse Common 2 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, 243-8899, www.courthousecommon.com Thursday, Jan. 20: Open Mic Night with Lindsey Burda.

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Holly Inn 31 S. Baltimore Ave., Mt. Holly Springs, 486-3823, www.hollyinn.com Friday, Jan. 21: Lynsey & Nick, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22: DJ Wild Bill, 9 p.m. Sunday,Jan. 23: Open Mic. Monday, Jan. 24: Ballroom Dancing. Tuesday, Jan. 25: Open Mic.

Market Cross Pub & Brewery 113 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, 258-1234, www.marketcrosspub.com. Thursday, Jan. 20: Open Jam with Skyla Burrelle, 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22: Pufferfish, 9 p.m.

Nick’s 114 Cafe 114 Bridge St., New Cumberland, 774-6612 Saturday, Jan. 22: DJ Russ and drink specials. Sunday, Jan. 23: NFL Ticket. Monday, Jan. 24: cumberlink.com LOOK! Monday Night Football. Tuesday, Taking the edge off of winter Jan. 25: Poker. Last Call

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It’s about that time of the year when I start spending an obscene amount of time on Kayak.com scouting out vacations to anywhere that’s cheap and includes a cabana boy, pina coladas and a beach. I realized as I was surfing the Internet that my pasty, white arms might actually blind someone on a beach. My friend told me about an at-home airbrush machine that produces a nice, spray-on tan. At only around $150, it seems totally worth the investment. I read an article about how eating vegetables can make you appear tanner, so I grabbed a V8 fruit cocktail and added some peach

We had plans of dinner and a drink followed by a showing of “Black Swan.” We made it through dinner and then the drink, and then decided to ditch the movie and order just one more beer. It was happy hour, and I just couldn’t resist. Brewhouse has some pretty rockin’ happy hour specials. Go to brewhousegrille. com to have them delivered to your inbox. After a big win on the volleyball courts Tuesday night, I headed over to Shady McGrady’s for a brew with my teammate. We had two before I walked home and realized I totally drank the calories

that I had just burned off. Oh well, I’ll miss that place when I move to Carlisle. I read on Gawker this last week that researchers in Philly got a bunch of rats drunk to figure out the best cure for a hangover. The results? Coffee and aspirin. I was always told it was rigorous exercise, but seeing as how exerting energy is the absolute last thing anyone feels like doing hungover, I’m going to take this new theory and run with it. ——— Send nightlife tips and article feedback to Erica Peterson at erica6670@gmail. com, and remember to always drink responsibly.

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Harrisburg native Alec Speigelman will return to the area in a special Cuddle Magic performance Friday.

vodka to it this weekend. I thought I’d kill three birds with one stone: eating good, looking tanner and getting my drink on. That’s multi-tasking at its best. Pitchers of beer are really more my cup of tea, and lately I’ve caught a few brews at random occasions with old friends. Last week I headed to Brewhouse to meet up with a friend I hadn’t seen in a long, long time.

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I have always loved watching figure skating, but never before have I truly appreciated the grace and effortlessness that figure skaters seem to exhibit each time they take the ice. “Forget trying a triple lutz or any kind of double-triple combination, I would be lucky if I could take one lap around the rink without falling,” I thought as I recently stepped into the rink. It has been a few years since I have gone ice skating and even longer since I’ve tried skiing, but with the dusting of snow on the ground, I found myself with a strong desire to explore winter sports. During a visit with friends in Philadelphia, I rented a pair of ice skates to glide along the rink at Penn’s Landing. It was a bit of a shaky start, but soon I was gliding around the rink — maybe not grace-

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fully or effortlessly — but with balance. Don’t worry — the pain of falling on my knees was far worse than the sting of the wind or the near-freezing temperatures at the outdoor rink. Aside from any spills, it really was a fun afternoon of exercise, music, fresh air and, of course, a little hot chocolate to finish the day. If you’re interested in hitting the ice, or the slopes, check out Twin Ponds West or Ski Roundtop this weekend. And don’t forget to bundle up!

I went to the movies for the first time in months Sunday and was rather shocked at the price of movie tickets these days. Maybe I’ve become a little too used to dropping $1 and some change to rent a movie, but $9.50 a pop to see “The Fighter” seemed a little high. Factor in some popcorn and sodas and you could easily drop more than $30 for a movie date. But going to the movies doesn’t have to be a pricey pastime. Hollywood on High announced its first ticket increase in six years. With ticket prices set at $7 for adults ($6 on Sundays), $6 for seniors, $5 for students and $3 for

students, that’s significant savings for Carlisle patrons who want to see critically acclaimed, foreign and independent films in their own backyard. And, if you’re a real movie buff, the theater offers passes good for 10 admissions for $50 that include free popcorn. The new prices go into effect. Feb. 4. For a list of upcoming movies, visit the Carlisle Theatre’s website at www.carlisletheatre. org.

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211 N. Second St., 860 N. Front St., Lemoyne, 763-2082 Harrisburg, 233-6699, Thursday, Jan. 20: Jeffrey J. www.stocksonsecond.com Walker. Friday, Jan. 21: Black MounFriday, Jan. 21: DJ Ray Rossi. Sattain Jack. Saturday, Jan. 22: Black urday, Jan. 22: Funktion. Mountain Jack. Tuesday, Jan. 25: West Shore Hardware Bar Open Mic Night. 5401 Carlisle Pike, Gullifty’s Underground Mechanicsburg, 697-4646, 1104 Carlisle Road, Camp Hill, www.downtownafterdark.com 761-9000, www.gulliftys.net Friday, Jan. 21: Johnny Unit. SatFriday, Jan. 21: Shredfyre, 9 p.m. urday, Jan. 22: The Approach.

MOVIES | D7

Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman’s “No Strings Attached” is dreary with sitcom predictability.

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Erica Peterson shares one of her favorite spots to catch up with old friends and tips for a hangover.

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Embrace the cold temperatures and get outdoors to ice skate and ski your way through the winter months.

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Comedian Rich Vos to appear at harrisburg Comedy Zone

LTM CeLeBraTeS 60 yearS On STage

Anniversary season kicks off with beloved “Charlie Brown” classic

Cuddle Magic returns Stage on Herr celebrates 3rd in the Burg with unique band

On the cover: Rich Vos will appear for two shows Saturday night at the Harrisburg Comedy Zone.

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ally. Locally, her distinctive work has gained something of a cult following, and has been featured in Gallerie 13 in Mechanicsburg as well as with Progressive Galleries. Characterized by her trademark stylized depictions, Charette’s paintings are evocative, often dark and always-compelling pieces inspired by life. As an artist she strives to convey emotions as she works with subjects involving love, heartache, humor and loss. The exhibition at Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center is titled “2752 — It Is Always The Same” and is a series of works, she says, “In Honor of Those Who Perished Both Literally and Figuratively in the WTC and Other Attacks of 9/11.” The show will also feature works by artists Pat Maguire, Amanda Rife, Gary Bartlett and Tyler Yenna. The exhibit opens at 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.daniellecharetteart.com.

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Comedian Rich Vos is bringing his show to the Midstate with two performances set for Saturday.

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50 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg, 221-1080, www.abcbrew.com Thursday, Jan. 20: Eilen Jewell w/Rebecca Marie Miller, 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21: Fink’s Constant, 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22: Jessica Jellen and The Yellowday, 9 p.m.

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Stage on Herr hosts unique band, exhibit

• Joseph T. Simpson Public Library, 16 N. Walnut St., Mechanicsburg, will host a discussion of Julia Child’s “My Life in France” at 7 p.m. Jan. 24. Preregistration is recommended. For information, call 766-0171.

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Harrisburg Hardware Bar 236 N. Second St., Harrisburg, 2210530, www.downtownafterdark.com Friday, Jan. 21: The Approach. Saturday, Jan. 22: Johnny Unit.

Last Call

• The Metropolitan Area Dance Club will host a dance from 7-11 p.m. Jan. 22 at PA Dance Sport Ballroom, 585 E. Main St., Hummelstown. The Dave Winter Group will provide dance music. For information, call 774-2171.

10 N. Pitt St., Carlisle, 243-4151, www.alibispirits.com Thursday, Jan. 20: Karaoke 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21: Route 74, 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22: DJ, 10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23: Yuengs and Wings with MNF.

Saturday, Jan. 22: Comedy Show, 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26: Open Mic with Shea and Swish.

D8 — The Sentinel, Carlisle, Pa. Thursday, January 20, 2011

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THEATER | D4

Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg will celebrate 60 years with a play that’s just as old.

D3 — The Sentinel, Carlisle, Pa. Thursday, January 20, 2011

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Charlie, Snoopy help celebrate anniversary Comedian to entertain Midstate crowd With two “Comedy Central Presents” under his belt and a special on the way, Rich Vos will perform at the Harrisburg Comedy Zone this weekend.

Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg will stage “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” for the first show of its 60th season.

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By Barbara Trainin Blank Sentinel correspondent frontdoor@cumberlink.com

Revival based LTM’s version is based on the revival, which added new dialogue by director Michael Mayer, songs and orchestration. Starring was Anthony Rapp (“Rent”); Roger Bart and Kristen Chenoweth, who created the new character of Sally, Charlie’s sister, won Tony Awards. The production will diverge in another way. Originally the show featured adults in their teens and 20s, but Arner has decided on an

By Naomi Creason

all-age cast in which “the best people are chosen for the roles.” So the cast ages range from 6 to “that certain age,” he says. The youngest is Alex Eisenhuth, playing Woodstock. A first grader at Schaeffer Elementary School in Camp Hill, Alex is a theater “veteran,” having appeared in the show “From Broadway with Love” by Hillegas Productions when he was 3 months old. Alex came prepared for his part. “I saw all the Charlie Brown videos at my grandmother’s house,” he says. Sam Eisenhuth, his father, is cast in the title role. The elder Eisenhuth also started young, having acted “since kindergarten.” Recently he appeared in “Arsenic and Old Lace,” “1776” and “Beauty and the Beast,” but considers Charlie Brown one of his “dream roles.” “Ever since I was introduced to the show seven years ago, I wanted to portray him,” Eisenhuth says. “It was one of my favorite comic strips growing up, and I fell in love with the music. I’m very excited to step into the familiar yellow shirt.” The actor is even willing to get a close haircut and shave his goatee for the part.

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Above: Shroeder (Ashton Ramos) plays the piano for Lucy (Marte Engel) in LTM’s “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.” Below: Charlie Brown, (Sam Eisenhuth) feeds Snoopy (Lynn Griffin Jr.) during a rehearsal for the show, which opens next weekend. Personal connection Stephanie Via, the Sally Brown, has a personal connection with the show beyond affection. Her father and uncle, who were in the Air Force, appeared in an on-base community theater production of “You’re a Good Man,” in which her aunt played Lucy. “I really wanted to work with Mark,” says Via, who music-directed “Whorehouse.” “He got stuff out of me I didn’t know was there.” It could be intimidating stepping into Chenoweth’s shoes, but Via says she just focuses on the job of portraying Sally — a “sassy little sister, complete copy cat, who looks up to everyone and is on par with Snoopy. The two are buds.” Unlike the outspoken Lucy, whom she plays, Marte Engel had to be “convinced” by Arner to even audition.

“I don’t consider myself a strong singer, but more of a chorus person,” says Engel. “But Mark didn’t. And with Lucy you don’t have to be pretty or perfect (in your singing). You sing at the type of your lungs.” Having played a brother in the production he directed of “Jo-

seph,” Engel was open to being cast as Snoopy. But she’s thrilled to be Lucy. “I’m not like her,” the actor says. “I’m much more subdued. It’s fun to be that kind of person. She’s kind of obnoxious and says exactly what she thinks. It’s refreshing to be able to do that.”

Rich Vos knows how to read a crowd. He can tell when the audience enjoys a joke, and more importantly, when they don’t. He also knows when crowd interaction starts getting too close for comfort for those sitting in their seats. But it is that extra connection that gives Vos’ work something a little different in a world of plenty of comedians. “I like to mix it up,” Vos said. “It makes it easier to work in the moment. I draw the line with them, and hopefully they draw the line with me. But it’s more fun, and it keeps you on your toes. I also come up with new material from this.” Vos’ mastery of crowd work has landed him with plenty of gigs, including a breakout performance on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” seasons one and three. He’s performed on “Def Jam,” “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn,” “The Joy Behar Show” and even “The View.” He’s also played Lenny Bruce on NBC’s “American Dreams” and is a regular on the “Opie and Anthony” radio show. Vos also happens to have two “Comedy Central Presents” shows under his belt, as well as a “Tough Crowd” special and two CDs, “I’m Killing Here” and “Live in Philly.” Vos will appear in a new Comedy Central special in the fall. In other words, it’s quite a

In Focus What: Rich Vos Live! Where: Harrisburg Comedy Zone, 110 Limeklin Road in New Cumberland When: Friday, Jan. 21 and Saturday, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Admission: General admission is $20. Advance tickets can be purchased online at www.harrisburgcomedyzone.com.

Rich Vos Comedian

predictable show. “I have 27 years worth of material — I’m like a comedy encyclopedia,” he said. “I mix it up. I tell them about my life and how I see things — and maybe how they see things. Just everyday stuff. I guess I’m just lazy and all over the place. I never do the same show twice.”

busy schedule. “I work all the time,” he said. “Next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, I’ll be in Florida, and then I’ll come back and be in New York.” Foot in the door Vos’ next stop, however, Vos is from New Jersey will be in New Cumberland and started with open mic this weekend at the Har- nights to get his foot in the risburg Comedy Zone on door. Limekiln Road. “You start at the bottom and just keep on going,” Vos Comedy career said. “You work on building Vos has been working on a resumé, and you just keep his comedy routine for more writing.” than two decades, slowly The travel doesn’t bother climbing up the ladder and the Jersey comedian or his getting a few breakout gigs family too much, though he along the way. Vos won’t had plenty of jokes lined up focus on any one topic, in- for the matter. “We all look forward to stead opting to tackle all kinds of subjects, which me leaving — everybody makes for a much more un- does,” he joked. “Travel is

difficult for everybody. It can be depressing in a hotel room alone, though it depends on where you are. I’ll be in Florida where it’s warm, so I’ll play some golf. Last week I was in Rhode Island, which was freezing and depressing.” Whether he lands a gig in some tropical climate or in the middle of winter in Pennsylvania, Vos knows Submitted photo that all those places are still where he wants to be. Comedian Rich Vos will perform at the Harrisburg “I wouldn’t trade this for Comedy Zone in New Cumberland Saturday. anything,” he said. “I’m glad to have this.” Vos will perform four shows at the Harrisburg Comedy Zone this weekend, with an 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. show on both Friday and Saturday. Admission to the show is $20. For advance ticket prices Every Wednesday in-paper or for more information, go and @ cumberlink.com/blogs to www.harrisburgcomedyzone.com.

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In recent years, Mark Arner has brought his directorial talents to “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat,” “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” and “The Rocky Horror Show.” Some were surprised to find him at the helm of Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg’s “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.” Arner shrugged off the surprise. “I love this show,” he says. “It’s an American classic that’s lasted 60 years — for good reason.” That means the 60th anniversary of the musical coincides with the number of years of the community theater’s existence. One of the reasons for “You’re a Good Man’s” popularity, according to Arner, is that “everyone sees himself or herself in the characters. And it’s a very light, happy show.” It’s based on the long-running “Peanuts” comic strip by the late Charles M. Schulz, which also inspired several TV specials. “You’re a Good Man,” with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner and book by John Gordon, opened off-Broadway in 1967 and ran for more than four years before moving to Broadway briefly. It enjoyed a 1999 revival, winning a Drama Desk Award for Best Revival of a Musical .

In Focus “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” runs at Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg, 915 S. York St. Jan. 28-Feb. 12. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for opening night, $18 for all subsequent Friday-Sunday performances and $10 for all seats on Thursday, Feb. 10. Reservations are suggested for all performances, except for that Thursday, when tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 766-0535 or visit www.ltmonline. net for information.

“I have 27 years worth of material — I’m like a comedy encyclopedia. I mix it up. ... I never do the same show twice.”

The Buzz

D4 — The Sentinel, Carlisle, Pa. Thursday, January 20, 2011

New Cumberland

D5 — The Sentinel, Carlisle, Pa. Thursday, January 20, 2011

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Charlie, Snoopy help celebrate anniversary Comedian to entertain Midstate crowd With two “Comedy Central Presents” under his belt and a special on the way, Rich Vos will perform at the Harrisburg Comedy Zone this weekend.

Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg will stage “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” for the first show of its 60th season.

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By Barbara Trainin Blank Sentinel correspondent frontdoor@cumberlink.com

Revival based LTM’s version is based on the revival, which added new dialogue by director Michael Mayer, songs and orchestration. Starring was Anthony Rapp (“Rent”); Roger Bart and Kristen Chenoweth, who created the new character of Sally, Charlie’s sister, won Tony Awards. The production will diverge in another way. Originally the show featured adults in their teens and 20s, but Arner has decided on an

By Naomi Creason

all-age cast in which “the best people are chosen for the roles.” So the cast ages range from 6 to “that certain age,” he says. The youngest is Alex Eisenhuth, playing Woodstock. A first grader at Schaeffer Elementary School in Camp Hill, Alex is a theater “veteran,” having appeared in the show “From Broadway with Love” by Hillegas Productions when he was 3 months old. Alex came prepared for his part. “I saw all the Charlie Brown videos at my grandmother’s house,” he says. Sam Eisenhuth, his father, is cast in the title role. The elder Eisenhuth also started young, having acted “since kindergarten.” Recently he appeared in “Arsenic and Old Lace,” “1776” and “Beauty and the Beast,” but considers Charlie Brown one of his “dream roles.” “Ever since I was introduced to the show seven years ago, I wanted to portray him,” Eisenhuth says. “It was one of my favorite comic strips growing up, and I fell in love with the music. I’m very excited to step into the familiar yellow shirt.” The actor is even willing to get a close haircut and shave his goatee for the part.

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Photos by Curt Werner/Special to The Sentinel

Above: Shroeder (Ashton Ramos) plays the piano for Lucy (Marte Engel) in LTM’s “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.” Below: Charlie Brown, (Sam Eisenhuth) feeds Snoopy (Lynn Griffin Jr.) during a rehearsal for the show, which opens next weekend. Personal connection Stephanie Via, the Sally Brown, has a personal connection with the show beyond affection. Her father and uncle, who were in the Air Force, appeared in an on-base community theater production of “You’re a Good Man,” in which her aunt played Lucy. “I really wanted to work with Mark,” says Via, who music-directed “Whorehouse.” “He got stuff out of me I didn’t know was there.” It could be intimidating stepping into Chenoweth’s shoes, but Via says she just focuses on the job of portraying Sally — a “sassy little sister, complete copy cat, who looks up to everyone and is on par with Snoopy. The two are buds.” Unlike the outspoken Lucy, whom she plays, Marte Engel had to be “convinced” by Arner to even audition.

“I don’t consider myself a strong singer, but more of a chorus person,” says Engel. “But Mark didn’t. And with Lucy you don’t have to be pretty or perfect (in your singing). You sing at the type of your lungs.” Having played a brother in the production he directed of “Jo-

seph,” Engel was open to being cast as Snoopy. But she’s thrilled to be Lucy. “I’m not like her,” the actor says. “I’m much more subdued. It’s fun to be that kind of person. She’s kind of obnoxious and says exactly what she thinks. It’s refreshing to be able to do that.”

Rich Vos knows how to read a crowd. He can tell when the audience enjoys a joke, and more importantly, when they don’t. He also knows when crowd interaction starts getting too close for comfort for those sitting in their seats. But it is that extra connection that gives Vos’ work something a little different in a world of plenty of comedians. “I like to mix it up,” Vos said. “It makes it easier to work in the moment. I draw the line with them, and hopefully they draw the line with me. But it’s more fun, and it keeps you on your toes. I also come up with new material from this.” Vos’ mastery of crowd work has landed him with plenty of gigs, including a breakout performance on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” seasons one and three. He’s performed on “Def Jam,” “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn,” “The Joy Behar Show” and even “The View.” He’s also played Lenny Bruce on NBC’s “American Dreams” and is a regular on the “Opie and Anthony” radio show. Vos also happens to have two “Comedy Central Presents” shows under his belt, as well as a “Tough Crowd” special and two CDs, “I’m Killing Here” and “Live in Philly.” Vos will appear in a new Comedy Central special in the fall. In other words, it’s quite a

In Focus What: Rich Vos Live! Where: Harrisburg Comedy Zone, 110 Limeklin Road in New Cumberland When: Friday, Jan. 21 and Saturday, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Admission: General admission is $20. Advance tickets can be purchased online at www.harrisburgcomedyzone.com.

Rich Vos Comedian

predictable show. “I have 27 years worth of material — I’m like a comedy encyclopedia,” he said. “I mix it up. I tell them about my life and how I see things — and maybe how they see things. Just everyday stuff. I guess I’m just lazy and all over the place. I never do the same show twice.”

busy schedule. “I work all the time,” he said. “Next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, I’ll be in Florida, and then I’ll come back and be in New York.” Foot in the door Vos’ next stop, however, Vos is from New Jersey will be in New Cumberland and started with open mic this weekend at the Har- nights to get his foot in the risburg Comedy Zone on door. Limekiln Road. “You start at the bottom and just keep on going,” Vos Comedy career said. “You work on building Vos has been working on a resumé, and you just keep his comedy routine for more writing.” than two decades, slowly The travel doesn’t bother climbing up the ladder and the Jersey comedian or his getting a few breakout gigs family too much, though he along the way. Vos won’t had plenty of jokes lined up focus on any one topic, in- for the matter. “We all look forward to stead opting to tackle all kinds of subjects, which me leaving — everybody makes for a much more un- does,” he joked. “Travel is

difficult for everybody. It can be depressing in a hotel room alone, though it depends on where you are. I’ll be in Florida where it’s warm, so I’ll play some golf. Last week I was in Rhode Island, which was freezing and depressing.” Whether he lands a gig in some tropical climate or in the middle of winter in Pennsylvania, Vos knows Submitted photo that all those places are still where he wants to be. Comedian Rich Vos will perform at the Harrisburg “I wouldn’t trade this for Comedy Zone in New Cumberland Saturday. anything,” he said. “I’m glad to have this.” Vos will perform four shows at the Harrisburg Comedy Zone this weekend, with an 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. show on both Friday and Saturday. Admission to the show is $20. For advance ticket prices Every Wednesday in-paper or for more information, go and @ cumberlink.com/blogs to www.harrisburgcomedyzone.com.

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In recent years, Mark Arner has brought his directorial talents to “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat,” “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” and “The Rocky Horror Show.” Some were surprised to find him at the helm of Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg’s “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.” Arner shrugged off the surprise. “I love this show,” he says. “It’s an American classic that’s lasted 60 years — for good reason.” That means the 60th anniversary of the musical coincides with the number of years of the community theater’s existence. One of the reasons for “You’re a Good Man’s” popularity, according to Arner, is that “everyone sees himself or herself in the characters. And it’s a very light, happy show.” It’s based on the long-running “Peanuts” comic strip by the late Charles M. Schulz, which also inspired several TV specials. “You’re a Good Man,” with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner and book by John Gordon, opened off-Broadway in 1967 and ran for more than four years before moving to Broadway briefly. It enjoyed a 1999 revival, winning a Drama Desk Award for Best Revival of a Musical .

In Focus “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” runs at Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg, 915 S. York St. Jan. 28-Feb. 12. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for opening night, $18 for all subsequent Friday-Sunday performances and $10 for all seats on Thursday, Feb. 10. Reservations are suggested for all performances, except for that Thursday, when tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 766-0535 or visit www.ltmonline. net for information.

“I have 27 years worth of material — I’m like a comedy encyclopedia. I mix it up. ... I never do the same show twice.”

The Buzz

D4 — The Sentinel, Carlisle, Pa. Thursday, January 20, 2011

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As any performer can tell you, the show must go on. And much to the relief of area art and music fans, the shows will continue for what looks to be a long time to come for the Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center, as it has secured funding to keep the bands playing at its Stage on Herr facility. Reports of a sheriff’s sale sparked considerable interest in the venue recently, but owner John Traynor has always maintained that the center’s future as one of the

area’s premiere live music, arts, and performing venue was far from uncertain. In fact, the recent publicity seems to have brought on a rally of support for HMAC, with crowds increasing in recent weeks.

Special exhibit This week, the monthly 3rd in the ’Burg event kicks off with a special exhibit by area native Danielle Charette. The artist, who works in oil as well as mixed media including custom made skateboards, murals and merchandise, has shown in galleries across the country as well as internation-

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Musical entertainment But the evening doesn’t stop there. One of the area’s premiere music venues, HMAC as always offers up its signature unique and hard to classify musical entertainment for the event.

• Comedian Lauren Ashley Bishop will appear at 9 p.m. Jan. 21 at Lebanon Valley College’s Leedy Theater. For information, visit www.lvc.edu. • The fourth annual PA Wine Festival will be held May 6 at Giant Center in Hershey. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 18. A VIP tasting will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. and tickets will be $95. A grand tasting will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and tickets will be $45. For information, call 534-3911. • Antique Automobile Club of America Museum, 161 Museum Drive, Hershey, will be offering a special $5 admission price Jan. 22 and 23. For information, visit www.aacamuseum.org. Adriane Ohanesian/Special to The Sentinel

Cuddle Magic will perform at HMAC’s Stage on Herr Friday. For the January show, HMAC brings back psychedelic chamber folk ensemble Cuddle Magic for a return visit to the area after its successful show late last year. The group includes Harrisburg native Alec Speigelman along with a fluctuating group of musicians that usually includes some combination of several core members performing on a variety of acoustic instrumentation. Hailing from Boston, New

York and Philadelphia, the band is on a regional tour of club dates across the Northeast this month. The Friday show will mark its only scheduled visit for the Harrisburg area, so if you’re after a truly unique experience, make your way to HMAC. The group’s music crosses genres, and is billed as crunk/psychobilly/tropical for this performance, but has also been described as having a contemporary, classical feel. What’s cer-

tain is that the band’s intricate rhythms and harmonies has audiences coming back for more. Cuddle Magic will perform with The Joint Ventures, featuring Zach Bailey, Seth Dubin, Kevin Strawser and Scott Frenchek. Doors open for the show at 7 p.m. The Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center’s Stage on Herr is located at 268 Herr St. in Midtown Harrisburg. For more information, visit www.harrisburgarts.com.

• The National Civil War Museum, 1 Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park, Harrisburg, will open its “1861” exhibit with an opening reception from 5:307:30 p.m. Jan. 25. For information, visit www.nationalcivilwarmuseum.org. • The Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop will host a discussion on “Whicher and Vidocq: The Original Masters of Mystery” at 7 p.m. Jan. 26. Seating is limited. Admission is $2. For reservations, call 795-7470. • Kulu Mele African Dance and Drum Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 27 at the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University. For information, call 477-7469.

Ceoltas Irish Pub 1104 N. Second St., Harrisburg, 233-3202, www.ceoltasirishpub.com Friday, Jan. 21: TBA. Saturday, Jan. 22: Smooth Like Clyde. Monday, Jan. 24: Indie Rock Monday. Tuesday, Jan. 25: Trivia with Mad Hatter. Wednesday, Jan. 26: Poker Tournament.

Courthouse Common 2 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, 243-8899, www.courthousecommon.com Thursday, Jan. 20: Open Mic Night with Lindsey Burda.

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Holly Inn 31 S. Baltimore Ave., Mt. Holly Springs, 486-3823, www.hollyinn.com Friday, Jan. 21: Lynsey & Nick, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22: DJ Wild Bill, 9 p.m. Sunday,Jan. 23: Open Mic. Monday, Jan. 24: Ballroom Dancing. Tuesday, Jan. 25: Open Mic.

Market Cross Pub & Brewery 113 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, 258-1234, www.marketcrosspub.com. Thursday, Jan. 20: Open Jam with Skyla Burrelle, 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22: Pufferfish, 9 p.m.

Nick’s 114 Cafe 114 Bridge St., New Cumberland, 774-6612 Saturday, Jan. 22: DJ Russ and drink specials. Sunday, Jan. 23: NFL Ticket. Monday, Jan. 24: cumberlink.com LOOK! Monday Night Football. Tuesday, Taking the edge off of winter Jan. 25: Poker. Last Call

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It’s about that time of the year when I start spending an obscene amount of time on Kayak.com scouting out vacations to anywhere that’s cheap and includes a cabana boy, pina coladas and a beach. I realized as I was surfing the Internet that my pasty, white arms might actually blind someone on a beach. My friend told me about an at-home airbrush machine that produces a nice, spray-on tan. At only around $150, it seems totally worth the investment. I read an article about how eating vegetables can make you appear tanner, so I grabbed a V8 fruit cocktail and added some peach

We had plans of dinner and a drink followed by a showing of “Black Swan.” We made it through dinner and then the drink, and then decided to ditch the movie and order just one more beer. It was happy hour, and I just couldn’t resist. Brewhouse has some pretty rockin’ happy hour specials. Go to brewhousegrille. com to have them delivered to your inbox. After a big win on the volleyball courts Tuesday night, I headed over to Shady McGrady’s for a brew with my teammate. We had two before I walked home and realized I totally drank the calories

that I had just burned off. Oh well, I’ll miss that place when I move to Carlisle. I read on Gawker this last week that researchers in Philly got a bunch of rats drunk to figure out the best cure for a hangover. The results? Coffee and aspirin. I was always told it was rigorous exercise, but seeing as how exerting energy is the absolute last thing anyone feels like doing hungover, I’m going to take this new theory and run with it. ——— Send nightlife tips and article feedback to Erica Peterson at erica6670@gmail. com, and remember to always drink responsibly.

Stage on Herr 1104 Carlisle Road, Camp Hill, 761-4721, 268 Herr St., Harrisburg 441-7506, www.harrisburgarts.com www.crimsonfrogcoffee.com Thursday, Jan. 20: Adam Bless. Friday, Jan. 21: Chris Novack, 7:30 Cuddle Embrace21: the outdoors TicketsMagic on the risewith p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22: Hemlock Hol- Friday, Jan. Zach Bailey. Saturday, Jan. 22: Inlow, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26: navibe with Kilego Vert Open Mic Night, 7 p.m. The Drinkin’ Bone

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Harrisburg native Alec Speigelman will return to the area in a special Cuddle Magic performance Friday.

vodka to it this weekend. I thought I’d kill three birds with one stone: eating good, looking tanner and getting my drink on. That’s multi-tasking at its best. Pitchers of beer are really more my cup of tea, and lately I’ve caught a few brews at random occasions with old friends. Last week I headed to Brewhouse to meet up with a friend I hadn’t seen in a long, long time.

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I have always loved watching figure skating, but never before have I truly appreciated the grace and effortlessness that figure skaters seem to exhibit each time they take the ice. “Forget trying a triple lutz or any kind of double-triple combination, I would be lucky if I could take one lap around the rink without falling,” I thought as I recently stepped into the rink. It has been a few years since I have gone ice skating and even longer since I’ve tried skiing, but with the dusting of snow on the ground, I found myself with a strong desire to explore winter sports. During a visit with friends in Philadelphia, I rented a pair of ice skates to glide along the rink at Penn’s Landing. It was a bit of a shaky start, but soon I was gliding around the rink — maybe not grace-

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fully or effortlessly — but with balance. Don’t worry — the pain of falling on my knees was far worse than the sting of the wind or the near-freezing temperatures at the outdoor rink. Aside from any spills, it really was a fun afternoon of exercise, music, fresh air and, of course, a little hot chocolate to finish the day. If you’re interested in hitting the ice, or the slopes, check out Twin Ponds West or Ski Roundtop this weekend. And don’t forget to bundle up!

I went to the movies for the first time in months Sunday and was rather shocked at the price of movie tickets these days. Maybe I’ve become a little too used to dropping $1 and some change to rent a movie, but $9.50 a pop to see “The Fighter” seemed a little high. Factor in some popcorn and sodas and you could easily drop more than $30 for a movie date. But going to the movies doesn’t have to be a pricey pastime. Hollywood on High announced its first ticket increase in six years. With ticket prices set at $7 for adults ($6 on Sundays), $6 for seniors, $5 for students and $3 for

students, that’s significant savings for Carlisle patrons who want to see critically acclaimed, foreign and independent films in their own backyard. And, if you’re a real movie buff, the theater offers passes good for 10 admissions for $50 that include free popcorn. The new prices go into effect. Feb. 4. For a list of upcoming movies, visit the Carlisle Theatre’s website at www.carlisletheatre. org.

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Comedian Rich Vos to appear at harrisburg Comedy Zone

LTM CeLeBraTeS 60 yearS On STage

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Cuddle Magic returns Stage on Herr celebrates 3rd in the Burg with unique band

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ally. Locally, her distinctive work has gained something of a cult following, and has been featured in Gallerie 13 in Mechanicsburg as well as with Progressive Galleries. Characterized by her trademark stylized depictions, Charette’s paintings are evocative, often dark and always-compelling pieces inspired by life. As an artist she strives to convey emotions as she works with subjects involving love, heartache, humor and loss. The exhibition at Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center is titled “2752 — It Is Always The Same” and is a series of works, she says, “In Honor of Those Who Perished Both Literally and Figuratively in the WTC and Other Attacks of 9/11.” The show will also feature works by artists Pat Maguire, Amanda Rife, Gary Bartlett and Tyler Yenna. The exhibit opens at 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.daniellecharetteart.com.

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Comedian Rich Vos is bringing his show to the Midstate with two performances set for Saturday.

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50 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg, 221-1080, www.abcbrew.com Thursday, Jan. 20: Eilen Jewell w/Rebecca Marie Miller, 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21: Fink’s Constant, 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22: Jessica Jellen and The Yellowday, 9 p.m.

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• Joseph T. Simpson Public Library, 16 N. Walnut St., Mechanicsburg, will host a discussion of Julia Child’s “My Life in France” at 7 p.m. Jan. 24. Preregistration is recommended. For information, call 766-0171.

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Harrisburg Hardware Bar 236 N. Second St., Harrisburg, 2210530, www.downtownafterdark.com Friday, Jan. 21: The Approach. Saturday, Jan. 22: Johnny Unit.

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• The Metropolitan Area Dance Club will host a dance from 7-11 p.m. Jan. 22 at PA Dance Sport Ballroom, 585 E. Main St., Hummelstown. The Dave Winter Group will provide dance music. For information, call 774-2171.

10 N. Pitt St., Carlisle, 243-4151, www.alibispirits.com Thursday, Jan. 20: Karaoke 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21: Route 74, 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22: DJ, 10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23: Yuengs and Wings with MNF.

Saturday, Jan. 22: Comedy Show, 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26: Open Mic with Shea and Swish.

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Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg will celebrate 60 years with a play that’s just as old.

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• The Aughinbaugh Art Gallery at Messiah College will display “Situated,” an exhibit of two Messiah College Department of Visual Arts professors Kathy Hettinga and Sean Matthews, through Jan. 27. An opening reception will be held at 1 p.m. today. For information, visit www.messiah.edu.

• Music at the Mill will present Craig Sunday and his 17-piece swing band from 5-9 p.m. Jan. 23 at The Ribbon Mill, 320 E. Louther St., Carlisle. There will be a complimentary buffet. BYOB. Tickets are $25. For information, call 422-7017.

• Carlisle Theatre will hold auditions for its annual “Follies” performance at 6 p.m. Jan. 23, 24 and 25 at the theater. For information, visit www.carlisletheatre. org/follies.

• Art Association of Harrisburg will display “Figuratively Speaking” during 3rd in the ’Burg Jan. 21. The gallery will be open till 7 p.m. For information, visit www.artassociofhbg.com. • Registration is being accepted for Art Association of Harrisburg’s winter semester art classes. Classes are offered at the main building at 21 N. Front St., Harrisburg, and in the four studios at Reservoir Park. Visit www.artassocofhbg.com to view the complete class schedule. • Registration is being accepted for Carlisle Arts Learning Center’s winter art classes. Classes are offered at CALC’s 19 N. Hanover St. location. For information, visit www.carlislearts.org or call 2496973. • Dickinson College will exhibit “Tools in Motion: Works from the Hechinger Collection” through Feb. 5. The gallery is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. • Dickinson College is displaying “Derriere le Miroir: Modern Prints and Promotion” through Feb. 19. The exhibits are free and open to the public. For information, visit www.dickinson.edu.

• Freedom Valley Chorus will present singing valentines over Valentine’s Day weekend for $40, which will include two love songs, a red rose and a card. For information, call 860-2461 or visit www. freedomballeychorus.org. • The Greater Harrisburg Chapter of the Sweet Adelines is currently looking for members. The group meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Sheraton Hotel in Harrisburg. For more information, call 243-5863. • Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot will appear in concert March 25 at Hershey Theatre. Tickets are $59, $49, $39 and $29 and available by calling 534-3405. • Monkey Lion Production will present Spice of Life in concert at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at Orchard Restaurant Lounge and Banquest Facility, 1580 Orchard Drive, Chambersburg. Tickets are $10 for the 21+ show, which will feature food and beer tastings. For information, visit www.monkeylion.net. • The Eaken Piano Trio will perform in concert at 4 p.m. Jan. 23 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Chapel on State Street in Harrisburg. For tickets and information, call 232-2169 ext. 224. • Carlisle musician Dan Dropkin will host an evening of Native American flute, ragtime and jazz guitar music at a 7 p.m. concert Jan. 21 in Bosler Memorial Library’s East Wing. No registration is required. For information, call 243-4642.

• Recent works by Dean Radinovsky will be on display through Jan. 29 at Morrison Gallery in the Penn State Harrisburg library. A reception will be held from 5-8 p.m. Jan. 27. For information, call 948-6273.

• Soulja Boy will perform along with Philadelphia-based rapper Meek Mill in concert at 8 p.m. Jan. 22 at The Forum in Harrisburg. Tickets start at $30. For tickets and information, visit www.ticketannex.com.

• Theatreworks USA will present “Fancy Nancy and Other Story Books” at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Rose Lehrman Arts Center on the Harrisburg Campus of HACC. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for seniors and children. For information, visit www.liveatroselehrman.org or call 231-ROSE. • The Pines Dinner Theatre will present “The Book of Love” Jan. 28-March 6. Matinees will be at 2 p.m. Thursday and Sunday and evening performances will be held at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Ticket prices, which include a dinner and hour and a half before performances, are $46.20. For information, call 433-2333. • Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet will present four world premieres in two performances at 3 and 5 p.m. Jan. 22 at CPYB’s Warehouse Studios, 5 N. Orange St., Carlisle, as part of its ChoreoPlan 2011 program. Tickets are $5. For information, call 245-1099. • Theatreworks USA will present “Click, Clack, Moo” at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Luhrs Center. Tickets are $15. For information, call 477-7469. • Popcorn Hat Players will hold auditions for “Robin Hood” Jan. 28-29 at Gamut Classic Theatre in Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, for children ages 5-18. To make an appointment, call 238-4111. • The Tap Dancers Collective, a newly formed tap dancing group for current and former tap dancers, will meet Sundays at 5 p.m. at Nee Danse Company, 2040 Derry St., Harrisburg. The only cost is a shared fee to cover space rental. For more information, call Jerry Bowers at 697-2748. • York Little Theatre will present “The Shape of Things” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20, 21 and 22 and at 3 p.m. Jan. 23. Tickets are $10-$22. For information, call 8545715 or visit www.ylt.org.

Event information can be submitted via e-mail to frontdoor@cumberlink.com, by mail ATTN: April Trotter, Lifestyles/ Entertainment Editor, 457 E. North St., Carlisle, PA 17013 or by fax at 243-3121. For more information, visit www.cumberlink.com/entertainment

Fair Game (PG-13, 108 min.) Thu. 7:30 Waiting for Superman (PG, 102 min.) Fri.-Sat. 7:30, Sun. 2, Wed. 7:30

Cinema Center of Camp Hill Black Swan (R, 103 min.) Thu. 10:30 a.m., 12:50, 3:10, 5:30, 8, 10:15, Fri.-Thu. 10:30 a.m., 12:50, 3:10, 5:30, 8, 10:10 Chronicles of Narnia (PG, 115 min.) Thu. 4:10, 6:50, 9:20, Fri.-Thu. 4:05, 6:50, 9:20 Country Strong (PG-13, 112 min.) Thu. 10:40 a.m., 1:30, 4:20, 7, 9:50, Fri.Thu. 10:45 a.m., 1:40, 4:20, 7, 9:50 The Dilemma (PG-13, 118 min.) Thu. 11:40 a.m., 2:20, 4:50, 7:40, 10:20, Fri.-Thu. 11:40 a.m., 2:20, 4:50, 7:40, 10:15 The Fighter (R, 114 min.) Thu. 5, 7:50, 10:15, Fri.-Thu. 5:10, 7:50, 10:15 The Green Hornet (PG-13, 108 min.) Thu.-Thu. 10:35 a.m., 1, 3:50, 6:40, 9:30 The Green Hornet 3D (PG-13, 108 min.) Thu.-Thu. 11:15 a.m., 2, 4:40, 7:20, 10:10 Harry Potter (PG-13, 146 min.) Thu. 3:30, 6:30 The King’s Speech (R, 118 min.) Thu.-Thu. 11:10 a.m., 1:50, 4:30, 7:10, 9:45 Little Fockers (PG-13, 98 min.) Thu.-Thu. 12:10, 2:30, 4:40, 7:15, 9:30 No Strings Attached (R, 106 min.) Fri.-Thu. 11:50 a.m., 2:25, 5, 7:30, 10 Season of the Witch (PG-13, 95 min.) Thu. 10:35 a.m., 12:45, 2:55, 5:20, 7:45, 10 Tangled 2D (PG, 92 min.) Thu.-Thu. 11:20 a.m., 1:35 Tron: Legacy 3D (PG, 127 min.) Thu. 12:20, 9:40 True Grit (PG-13, 128 min.) Thu. 11:30 a.m., 2, 4:30, 7:30, 10:05, Fri.Thu. 11 a.m., 1:30, 4, 6:45, 9:25 The Way Back (PG-13, 133 min.) Fri.-Thu. 10:40 a.m., 1:20, 4:10, 7:05, 9:55 Yogi Bear 2D (PG, 80 min.) Thu. 10:30 a.m., 12:30, 2:35, Fri.-Thu. 10:35 a.m., 12:30, 2:35

Flagship Cinemas Black Swan (R, 103 min.) Thu.-Thu. 12:15, 2:35, 4:50, 7:05, 9:25 The Dilemma (PG-13, 118 min.) Thu.-Thu. 12:05, 2:25, 4:45, 7:15, 9:40 The Fighter (R, 114 min.) Thu.-Thu. 12, 2:30, 4:55, 7:30, 9:55 The Green Hornet 3D (PG-13, 108 min.) Thu.-Thu. 1:30, 4:15, 7:10, 9:45 Little Fockers (PG-13, 98 min.) Thu.-Thu. 12:20, 2:45, 5:05, 7:20, 9:35 No Strings Attached (R, 106 min.) Fri.-Thu. 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:35, 10 Season of the Witch (PG-13, 95 min.) Thu. 12:45, 3, 5:15, 7:35, 10 Tron: Legacy 3D (PG, 127 min.) Thu.-Thu. 4:30, 7, 9:30 True Grit (PG-13, 128 min.) Thu.-Thu. 12:10, 2:40, 5, 7:25, 9:50 Yogi Bear 3D (PG, 80 min.) Thu.-Thu. 12:25, 2:20

Regal Carlisle Commons 8 Black Swan (R, 103 min.) Thu.-Fri. 4:30, 7:10, 9:45, Sat.-Sun. 1:40, 4:30, 7:10, 9:45, Mon.-Thu. 4:30, 7:10, 9:45 Chronicles of Narnia (PG, 115 min.) Thu.-Fri. 4:10, 6:50, 9:25, Sat.-Sun. 1:30, 4:10, 6:50, 9:25, Mon.-Thu. 4:10, 6:50, 9:25 The Dilemma (PG-13, 118 min.) Thu. 5:10, 7:50, 10:25, Fri. 4:50, 7:20, 9:55, Sat.-Sun. 2:10, 4:50, 7:20, 9:55, Mon.Thu. 4:50, 7:20, 9:55 The Green Hornet (PG-13, 108 min.) Thu.-Fri. 4:40, 7:30, 10:15, Sat.-Sun. 1:50, 4:40, 7:30, 10:15 Little Fockers (PG-13, 98 min.) Thu.-Fri. 5, 7:40, 10:10, Sat.-Sun. 2:20, 5, 7:40, 10:10 No Strings Attached (R, 106 min.) Fri. 5:10, 7:50, 10:25, Sat.-Sun. 2:30, 5:10, 7:50, 10:25, Mon.-Thu. 5:10, 7:50, 10:25 Season of the Witch (PG-13, 95 min.) Thu. 5:20, 8, 10:20 True Grit (PG-13, 128 min.) Thu. 4:50, 7:20, 9:55, Fri. 5:20, 8, 10:30, Sat.-Sun. 2:40, 5:20, 8, 10:30 Yogi Bear 2D (PG, 80 min.) Thu.-Fri. 4:20, 7, 9:15, Sat.-Sun. 2, 4:20, 7, 9:15, Mon.-Thu. 4:20, 7, 9:15

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Black Swan (R, 103 min.) Thu. 1:45, 4:40, 7:30, 10:15, Fri. 2:40, 5:20, 8, 10:40, Sat.-Sun. 12:05, 2:40, 5:20, 8, 10:40, Mon.-Thu. 2:40, 5:20, 8, 10:40 Chronicles of Narnia (PG, 115 min.) Thu. 3:30, 6:30, 9:20, Fri.-Thu. 2, 4:45 The Dilemma (PG-13, 118 min.) Thu. 2, 4:45, 7:35, 10:25, Fri.-Thu. 2:20, 5:05, 7:50, 10:35 The Fighter (R, 114 min.) Thu. 2:20, 5:10, 7:55, 10:35, Fri.-Thu. 2:05, 4:50, 7:40, 10:30 The Green Hornet 3D (PG-13, 108 min.) Thu. 2:10, 4, 5, 6:50, 7:50, 9:40, 10:40, Fri. 2:30, 4:15, 5:15, 7:05, 8:05, 9:55, Sat.-Sun. 1:25, 2:30, 4:15, 5:15, 7:05, 8:05, 9:55, Mon.Thu. 2:30, 4:15, 5:15, 7:05, 8:05, 9:55 Harry Potter (PG-13, 146 min.) Thu. 2:45, 6, 9:15, Fri.-Thu. 6:50, 10:05 The King’s Speech (R, 118 min.) Thu. 3:40, 6:40, 9:50, Fri. 4:10, 7, 9:50, Sat.-Sun. 1:15, 4:10, 7, 9:50, Mon.-Thu. 4:10, 7, 9:50 Little Fockers (PG-13, 98 min.) Thu. 1:50, 4:20, 7, 9:30, Fri. 4, 6:30, 9, Sat.-Sun. 1:35, 4, 6:30, 9, Mon.-Thu. 4, 6:30, 9 The Metropolitan Opera: La Fanciulla del West Encore (NR, 230 min.) Wed. (Jan. 26) 6:30 No Strings Attached (R, 106 min.) Fri.-Thu. 2:10, 4:55, 7:35, 10:15 Season of the Witch (PG-13, 95 min.) Thu. 3, 5:30, 8, 10:30, Fri. 3:55, 6:20, 8:45, Sat.-Sun. 1:30, 3:55, 6:20, 8:45, Mon.-Tue. 3:55, 10, Wed. 3:55, Thu. 3:55, 6:20, 8:45 Tangled 2D (PG, 92 min.) Thu. 2:25, 4:50, Fri.-Thu. 1:50, 4:25 The Tourist (PG-13, 102 min.) Thu. 12:20, 9:4 Tron: Legacy 3D (PG, 127 min.) Thu. 4:10, 7:10, 10:10, Fri.-Thu. 7:30, 10:20 True Grit (PG-13, 128 min.) Thu. 1:40, 4:30, 7:20, 10:05, Fri.-Thu. 1:55, 4:35, 7:10, 9:45 The Way Back (PG-13, 133 min.) Fri. 4:05, 7:20, 10:25, Sat.-Sun. 12:55, 4:05, 7:20, 10:25, Mon.-Thu. 4:05, 7:20, 10:25 Yogi Bear 2D (PG, 80 min.) Thu. 3:50, 6:20, 8:40, Fri. 2:15, 4:25, 6:40, Sat.-Sun. 12, 2:15, 4:25, 6:40, Mon.-Thu. 2:15, 4:25, 6:40

“No Strings Attached” Comedy, R, 106 minutes). Emma (Natalie Portman) and Adam (Ashton Kutcher), who met when they were 6, now meet when they’re maybe 26. They’re not looking for love, but after they sleep together they decide to be sex buddies as a matter of convenience. Good enough while it lasts, but then romance threatens, and the movie handles it with dreary sitcom predictability. HH “The Way Back” (Adventure, PG-13, 133 minutes). The incredible story of how a group of prisoners escaped from a prison camp in the Siberian gulag and began a 4,000-mile trek on foot to freedom in India. The long walk upstages the characters, who are not always sharply defined. Russell Boyd’s cinematography of mountains, snowscapes and the desert is breathtaking. An honorable film by Peter Weir (“Master and Commander”), but a long slog in more ways than one. HH 1/2 “The Green Hornet” (Action, PG-13, 108 minutes). An almost unendurable demonstration of a movie with nothing to be about. Pointless dialogue scenes go nowhere much too slowly, and then pointless action scenes go everywhere much too quickly. Seth Rogen deserves much of the blame. He co-wrote and stars as Britt Reid, a spoiled little rich brat who grows up the same way; Jay Chou is Kato, the role Bruce Lee played on TV. Together, they devise a damn fool plan to fight crime by impersonating criminals. H “Country Strong” (Drama, PG-13, 116 minutes). Gwyneth Paltrow plays a big country-and-western star, fresh out of rehab and hitting the comeback trail a little too quickly. Tim McGraw is her husband, a controlling manager, and Garrett Hedlund plays an up-and-coming c&w star. It’s melodrama that would be at home in a 1950s movie. Well done, and the music is good, but pretty soapy. HH 1/2 — Roger Ebert

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• “Mata Ortiz Pottery in the Casas Grandes Tradition,” an exhibit of pottery from the Mexican village of Mata Ortiz, will be on display through Feb. 4 at the Rose Lehrman Art Gallery at HACC-Harrisburg Campus. For information, visit www.hacc. edu.

• Harrisburg Men’s Chorus will perform “It’s a Gay World After All” at 8 p.m. Jan. 22 at The Maennerchor Club, 2 p.m. Jan. 23 at Colonial Park United Church of Christ, 8 p.m. Jan. 29 at Unitarian Church of Harrisburg and 2 p.m. Jan. 30 at Unity Church of Harrisburg. Admission is $15. For information, visit www.harrisburgmenschorus,org,

• Gamut Theatre Group will present Neil Simon’s “The Sunshine Boys” through Jan. 22 at Gamut Classic Theater, Third Floor, Strawberry Square, in Harrisburg. Performances will feature Gamut board members and area performers Jay Krevsky and Jay Miffoluf. Tickets are $25 for adults and $17 for students. For information, visit www.gamutplays.org.

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• The Cumberland County Historical Society, 21 N. Pitt St., Carlisle, is currently displaying “Windows to History,” an eight-window exhibit throughout the museum. For information, visit www.historicalsociety.org.

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Taking the edge off winter It’s about that time of the year when I start spending an obscene amount of time on Kayak.com scouting out vacations to anywhere that’s cheap and includes a cabana boy, pina coladas and a beach. I realized as I was surfing the Internet that my pasty, white arms might actually blind someone on a beach. My friend told me about an at-home airbrush machine that produces a nice, spray-on tan. At only around $150, it seems totally worth the investment. I read an article about how eating vegetables can make you appear tanner, so I grabbed a V8 fruit cocktail and added some peach

vodka to it this weekend. I thought I’d kill three birds with one stone: eating good, looking tanner and getting my drink on. That’s multi-tasking at its best. Pitchers of beer are really more my cup of tea, and lately I’ve caught a few brews at random occasions with old friends. Last week I headed to Brewhouse to meet up with a friend I hadn’t seen in a long, long time.

We had plans of dinner and a drink followed by a showing of “Black Swan.” We made it through dinner and then the drink, and then decided to ditch the movie and order just one more beer. It was happy hour, and I just couldn’t resist. Brewhouse has some pretty rockin’ happy hour specials. Go to brewhousegrille. com to have them delivered to your inbox. After a big win on the volleyball courts Tuesday night, I headed over to Shady McGrady’s for a brew with my teammate. We had two before I walked home and realized I totally drank the calories

that I had just burned off. Oh well, I’ll miss that place when I move to Carlisle. I read on Gawker this last week that researchers in Philly got a bunch of rats drunk to figure out the best cure for a hangover. The results? Coffee and aspirin. I was always told it was rigorous exercise, but seeing as how exerting energy is the absolute last thing anyone feels like doing hungover, I’m going to take this new theory and run with it. ——— Send nightlife tips and article feedback to Erica Peterson at erica6670@gmail. com, and remember to always drink responsibly.

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Embrace the outdoors Tickets on the rise I have always loved watching figure skating, but never before have I truly appreciated the grace and effortlessness that figure skaters seem to exhibit each time they take the ice. “Forget trying a triple lutz or any kind of double-triple combination, I would be lucky if I could take one lap around the rink without falling,” I thought as I recently stepped into the rink. It has been a few years since I have gone ice skating and even longer since I’ve tried skiing, but with the dusting of snow on the ground, I found myself with a strong desire to explore winter sports. During a visit with friends in Philadelphia, I rented a pair of ice skates to glide along the rink at Penn’s Landing. It was a bit of a shaky start, but soon I was gliding around the rink — maybe not grace-

Erica Dolson .EDU fully or effortlessly — but with balance. Don’t worry — the pain of falling on my knees was far worse than the sting of the wind or the near-freezing temperatures at the outdoor rink. Aside from any spills, it really was a fun afternoon of exercise, music, fresh air and, of course, a little hot chocolate to finish the day. If you’re interested in hitting the ice, or the slopes, check out Twin Ponds West or Ski Roundtop this weekend. And don’t forget to bundle up!

I went to the movies for the first time in months Sunday and was rather shocked at the price of movie tickets these days. Maybe I’ve become a little too used to dropping $1 and some change to rent a movie, but $9.50 a pop to see “The Fighter” seemed a little high. Factor in some popcorn and sodas and you could easily drop more than $30 for a movie date. But going to the movies doesn’t have to be a pricey pastime. Hollywood on High announced its first ticket increase in six years. With ticket prices set at $7 for adults ($6 on Sundays), $6 for seniors, $5 for students and $3 for

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