It’s time to check in with Pennlive’s Julia Hatmaker to see what’s going on in Central Pennsylvania this weekend.
Central PA Jazz Festival
From jazz picnics to festival jam sessions, parties to concerts there`s something for every jazz fan at the Central PA Jazz Festival. The festival`s closing concert is the main event, and it will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Mt. Gretna Playhouse in Mt. Gretna.
DETAILS: Various times Aug. 8-10 in various locations. friendsofjazz.org.
‘Royal Cousins At War’ screening
In commemoration of the 100 year anniversary of WWI, watch this documentary about three first cousins: the Russian Tsar, the German Kaiser and the English King, and how their relationship impacted the war.
DETAILS: 4 p.m. Aug. 10 at Midtown Cinema, 250 Reily St., Harrisburg. Cost: Free. midtowncinema.com.
Lisburn Community Fire Company Old-Time Festival
Hay rides arts vendors, concerts and scores of homemade foods make this festival a perfect family night out.
DETAILS: 4-10 p.m. Aug. 8, 4-11 p.m. Aug. 9 at Lisburn Community Fire Company, 1800 Main St., Lisburn, Lower Allen Twp. Cost: Free parking and admission. lisburnfire.org; 717-932-1535.
‘Fight `Til the Last Gasp: Cry Havoc’
If you`re one of those people who just like watching the fight scenes in plays, then this show is the one for you. Light on story, this show is all about showcasing Shakespearean combat scenes. Expect plenty of swordplay.
DETAILS: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8-16, Gamut Classic Theatre, 605 Strawberry Square, Harrisburg. Cost: Pay what you will. gamutplays.org; 717-238-4111.
Dauphin County 4-H Fair
Check out the rabbits, cows, goats, cattle and 4-H exhibits at this fair. Call if your Farm Show warm-up.
DETAILS: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 8, 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 9 at Farm Show Complex, 2300 N. CAmeron St., Harrisburg. http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/dauphin/4-h-fair.