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Sprocket Mural Works will hold mural tours as part of Gallery Walk.

Between Gallery Walk and Jazz Walk, it’s going to be an artsy weekend in Harrisburg. Before you lace up your walking shoes, read our latest local coverage, below.

The federal government put the Ronald Reagan building in downtown Harrisburg up for sale this week, our reporting found. General Services Administration wants to sell the building for at least $3 million as it nears completion of the new federal courthouse.

Gallery Walk is this weekend, and, in his magazine feature, our arts writer Bob has everything you need to know about it. In a separate blog post this past week, he also featured Mechanicsburg painter Gail Walden Coleman.

Harrisburg theaters have prepared for a new season, re-opening to live audiences after over a year of socially distanced performances. Our magazine story highlights what local theaters have planned.

The Herr Street underpass in Harrisburg was restored this summer to create a safer connection from downtown to Allison Hill, our reporting found. City officials cut the ribbon on the updated underpass on Wednesday.

Hispanic Heritage Month will kick off in Harrisburg next week with a festival in Allison Hill, our online story reported. The Latino Hispanic American Community Center will celebrate with music, dance and food.

Midtown Cinema is showing “The Lost Leonardo,” a show full of twists and turns about uncovering the “Salvator Mundi,” a painting by Leonardo DaVinci. Read our review of the film, here.

Narçisse Theatre Co. debuts “Rashōmon” this month, which dives into the reality of different perspectives in discovering truth. Our theater reviewer says, “mission accomplished” on making the audience think about deeper existential questions.

Open Stage presented its new show, “Every Brilliant Thing,” and our theater reviewer has the scoop. According to her, the emotional performance engages the audience and leaves them with a new understanding of depression and its effect on loved ones.

TheBurg Podcast brings together an ice skater, violinist and illustrator. How do all three have ties to Harrisburg? Find out, here.

Sara Bozich has plenty of events lined up for your weekend, especially geared towards the artsy and musically inclined. Find them, here.

Sprocket Mural Works is holding guided tours along the Harrisburg mural trail as part of the 2021 Gallery Walk this Sunday, our online story reported. Attendees can choose to walk the “3rd Street route” or the “downtown route” to learn more about the works of art.

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