March at The Ware Center is packed full of events to help us wake from our winter slumber. First Friday is always a favorite at The Ware Center and this month is no exception. From dance performances to documentary showings, the Ware has plenty of events to get you out of the house, exploring the Downtown Lancaster, and exploring the arts! Here’s what you can expect:
In The Regitz Gallery – Paul Kicklighter
Paul Kicklighter is an Expressionist Artist who distorts reality to create an emotion. While earning his AA Degree in Fine Arts at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida, he had pen and ink illustrations published by “McGraw Hill”, “Harper and Row” and “Terrance Hill” publishers. After leaving college, he studied oil painting under Dale Bedford, a portrait artist from Arlington, Texas. Paul has exhibited in shows and galleries in Texas, Maryland, Washington DC and Pennsylvania. His work is in public and private collections and he is currently a member of the Pennsylvania Arts Experience. He is currently exploring the relationships between facial expressions and subtle emotions.
The Regitz Gallery hosts a monthly rotating art exhibition of local and regional artists whose work is for purchase. The Gallery is open on the First Friday of each month from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM and during business hours.
March 3rd, 2017 – April 5th, 2017
WE THE PEOPLE: Harrisburg Gay Men’s Choir
“We The People: First Friday Initiative” is a series of free First Friday performance events curated by a team of local artists representing various Lancaster communities.
Fri March 3rd, 2017 | 6:30PM and 7:30PM
Winners of Lancaster International Piano Competition and Louis Vyner Competition perform with MU Orchestra in a concert led by Maestra Vera Volchansky. MU Student & Visiting Student (any age, any level) tickets are free with a valid ID at a ticket office location or at the door.
Caladh Nua, Irish Music
Caladh Nua is a tightly-knit, vibrant band with its origins deeply rooted in the Southern counties of Ireland. Comprised of five versatile musicians and singers playing a wide selection of instruments – from fiddle, banjo, and guitar, to tin whistle and button accordion – the band has captured the essential qualities of traditional Irish music and balanced them finely with an innovative contemporary flair.
Audience Perspectives: A free 20-minute Audience Perspective talk, “A VERY Short Intro to Irish Music,” by Dr. Eric Usner will begin 45 minutes before the performance. Dr. Usner is a trained ethnomusicologist, and he joins the music department at Franklin and Marshall College as Visiting Assistant Professor of Music for the coming year after two years teaching courses in food studies, material culture, and American music in the Department of American Studies at F&M. Seating is limited and not guaranteed.
Equal Means Equal – Film
This documentary offers an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. Examining both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez uncovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace harassment to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the foster care system, and the healthcare conglomerate to the judicial system. Along the way, she reveals the inadequacy of present laws that claim to protect women, ultimately presenting a compelling and persuasive argument for the urgency of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment.
Jazz in the Sky – JD Walter Group
NYC jazz vocalist and Central PA native JD Walter brings celebrated musicians, pianist Jim Ridl and saxophonist Tim Warfield, Jr. to the Ware Center. Jazz in the Sky features intimate table seating, drinks, and small plate choices from Aussie and The Fox. Small plates are available for pre-order, designed to feed one person and range from $8-$10. Select Show+PLATE option after picking your seats at the table. If you already have tickets to the show please call 717-871-7600 to add a plate to your table.
DanceLancaster: Downtown Dances
Lancaster Dance Initiative presents the best of Lancaster’s contemporary, world, and ballet dance through a two-day series. Join us on Sunday, March 12, 2017 for the partner performance of Celebrate Ballet & World Dance.
DanceLancaster: Celebrate Ballet & World Dance
Lancaster Dance Initiative presents the best of Lancaster’s contemporary, world, and ballet dance through a two-day series. Join us on Saturday, March 11, 2017 for the partner performance of Downtown Dances.
Music in the Round – Irish Eyes
Allegro celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with Irish composer Hamilton Harty’s “John Field Suite,” Percy Grainger’s arrangement of “Irish Tune from County Derry,” a love song without words for a chamber orchestra, often recognized as “O Danny Boy,” “Two Hymn Preludes” by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Michael Torke’s wild, crazy, and somewhat jazzy “Adjustable Wrench.”. Admission includes appetizers & concert in the Atrium.
Reception at 7 PM, Concert at 7:30 PM
By age 19, three time Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn had already graduated from the Curtis Institute and made her concerto debuts with the Philadelphia Orchestra and New York Philharmonic. A global fan favorite for her virtuosity, expansive interpretations, and creative repertoire, Ms. Hahn regularly sells out large venues in major cities. Don’t miss this rare chance to hear her in solo recital in the Ware Center’s intimate Steinman Hall. Co-presented by The Ware Center and Gretna Music.
Real Boy – On Screen/In Person
DIRECTOR SHALEECE HAAS | Real Boy is the coming of age story of Bennett Wallace Gwizdalski, a charismatic 19-year-old with dreams of musical stardom. The film follows Bennett through the first two years of his gender transition from female to male as he grapples with newfound sobriety, struggles to repair a strained relationship with his mother, and seeks support and mentorship from his musical hero, the well-known transgender folk singer, Joe Stevens. As Bennett matures and his relationships shift, he chronicles his process in his music, writing raw and deniably catchy songs, which are woven throughout the film.
Pre-show activities begin at 6:15 p.m. Director Shaleece Haas will be on site to discuss the film.
Pre-show activities begin at 6:15 p.m.
All information provided by ArtsMU