Comedian Lisa Lampanelli's one-woman theatrical comedy piece, "Skinny B*tch: Not a Stand-Up Comedy Show," premieres Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., York. Shows start at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $29. Information: (717) 846-1111 or www.strandcapitol.org.
With a 'Vengeance'
OrangeMite Studios debuts an original Western, "Vengeance for Hotspur," with saloon-style seating and a pie auction at The Barn at Tall Fir Acres, 2035 Tall Fir Drive, Dover Township. Shows start at 7 p.m. Oct. 4, 5, 11 and 12 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 6. Tickets: $10. Information: (717) 814-1151 or www.orangemite.com.
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" delivers laughter and lighthearted spookiness with stage shows Oct. 4-20 at DreamWrights Youth and Family Theatre, 100 Carlisle Ave., York. Tickets: $8-$12. Information: (717) 848-8623 or www.dreamwrights.org.
The 49th annual Apple Harvest Festival features food, children's activities, live music, antique cars and more from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 5, 6, 12 and 13 at the Biglerville fairgrounds on Route 234. Admission: $9 for adults, free for kids under 12. Information: (717) 677-9413 or www.appleharvest.com.
The annual York Jewish Film Festival opens with "Nicky's Family," the story of an Englishman who helped rescue hundreds of children from the Holocaust, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at Queensgate Stadium 13 in York Township. Tickets: $10. Information: (717) 843-0918 or www.yorkjcc.org.
I can go anywhere
The York County Libraries present Reading Rainbow, a free family event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Byrnes Health Education Center, 515 S. George St., York. Author Jackie Urbanovic and others will appear. Information: (717) 846-5300 or www.yorklibraries.org.
Brews, Brats and Bands
The fifth annual Brews, Brats and Bands festival brings live music, meals and munchies, and nearly three dozen craft brewers from as close as York and as far as Europe to Sovereign Bank Stadium in York City. The festival runs from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 12 with a VIP session starting at 12:30 p.m. Tickets: $10-$65. Information: www.brewsbratsandbands.com.
The York Symphony Orchestra's classical concert series begins with guest conductor Kyle Wiley Pickett and guest clarinetist Jon Manasse at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., York. Selections include Mozart and Shostakovich. Tickets: $36-$56. Information: (717) 846-1111 or www.strandcapitol.org.
The Singing for Survivors concert features Sabrina Duke, Dana Alexandra, Carman Bryant and others in a show benefiting the YWCA Access-York program to raise awareness of domestic violence. The concert goes from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 18 at The Shop at New Grounds, 284 W. Market St., York. Tickets: $5 in advance, $10 at the door. Information: newgroundscoffee.com.
"The Rocky Horror Show" returns to the York Little Theatre stage in time for Halloween. The classic musical comedy starts at 9 p.m. Oct. 18, 19, 25 and 26 and at midnight Oct. 19 and 26 at the theater, 27 S. Belmont St., Spring Garden Township. Tickets: $25. Information: (717) 854-5715 or www.ylt.org.
My Rural Radio Fall Music Fest 5 opens at 11 a.m. Oct. 19 at Naylor Winery, 4069 Vineyard Road near Stewartstown, with children's activities, music and more. Two stages feature more than a dozen bands going until at least 10 p.m. Proceeds benefit local charities. Admission: $15 for adults, free for ages 15 and under. Information: www.myruralradio.com.
Bibliophiles and ephemera lovers can catch the next York Book and Paper Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, 2000 Loucks Road, West Manchester Township. Admission: $5. Information: (717) 846-2866 or www.yorkbookandpaper.com.
The 39th annual York County Heritage Trust Oyster Festival lasts from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum, 217 W. Princess St., York. The free, family-friendly festival includes live music and craft demonstrations as well as a variety of food and beverages. Information: (717) 848-1587 or www.yorkheritage.org.
Country singer-songwriter Phil Vassar performs at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., York. Local up-and-coming singer Leah Burkey will be the special guest performer. Tickets: $36-$46. Information: (717) 846-1111 or www.strandcapitol.org.
Hit the road
The second annual Dream Derby Road Rally sends players on a scavenger hunt to benefit DreamWrights Youth and Family Theatre from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 26. The registration deadline is Oct. 21. Fee: $30 per player. Information: (717) 848-8623 or www.dreamwrights.org.
Raise a stein
The Yorktoberfest Wine and Beer Festival is just what it sounds like, a toast to grapes and hops from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 26-27 at Sovereign Bank Stadium in York. The fun includes live music and an assortment of food and arts vendors. Tickets: $10-$55. Information: www.yorktoberfest.com
The 64th annual York Halloween Parade steps off at 2 p.m. Oct. 27 with bands, floats, classic cars, dancers and more. The free, family-friendly fun marches east on Market Street from the fairgrounds to Lehman Street. Information: www.yorkhalloweenparade.com.