Bring on Play's Plaza Palooza presents a veterans and trucks theme from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, in front of Sovereign Bank Stadium in downtown York. The playground, ice skating, games, crafts and more will be open to families with children 12 and under. Special police, fire, rescue and military vehicles will be there for kids to explore. Admission: $4. Information: (717) 849-2287 or www.yorkcity.org/bop.
The York Junior Symphony Orchestra fall concert will start at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., York. York County and northern Maryland music students in fifth through eighth grade will perform. Tickets: $13 for adults, $8 for seniors and children 12 and under. Information: (717) 846-1111, www.yjso.org or www.mystrandcapitol.org.
The York Youth Symphony Orchestra's fall concert will feature “Night on Bald Mountain,” “The Bartered Bride” and additional pieces. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in the auditorium at William Penn Senior High School, 100 W. College Ave. Tickets: $10. Information: www.yorkyouthsymphony.org.
York Catholic High School's fall production of the classic crazy comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace” will be offered at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, in the school auditorium, 601 E. Springettsbury Ave. Tickets: $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and $2 for children under 12. Information: (717) 846-8871 or www.yorkcatholic.org.
Northeastern's fall upperclassmen production of “A-Haunting We Will Go” will be offered at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, and Saturday, Nov. 17, in the auditorium at Northeastern High School, 300 High St., Manchester. A stormy night fills an inn with odd characters in the comedic mystery. Tickets: $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. Information: (717) 266-3644 or www.nesd.k12.pa.us.
Christmastime in Loganville will be celebrated from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at sites marked with event flags in Loganville, Jacobus and Seven Valleys. Arts and crafts, gifts, holiday decorations, a train display, a book sale, homemade food and more will be featured. Information: www.christmastimeinloganville.com.
The Chanukah Holiday Boutique for shoppers and gift-givers of all faiths runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at Temple Beth Israel, 2090 Hollywood Drive, York Township. The festival includes a variety of gifts, food, a paint-your-own pottery option and free gift wrapping. Admission and parking are free. Information: (717) 843-2676 or www.tbiyork.org.
Celebrate An Early Christmas at Indian Steps with the Indian Steps Museum, 205 Indian Steps Road near Airville. The fun lasts from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, and Sunday, Nov. 18, with decorated trees, ornaments for sale, homemade baked goods, museum tours and more. Santa, Rudolph and the elves will visit from 2 to 4 p.m. both days. Admission is free. Information: (717) 862-3948 or www.indiansteps.org.
Fall Back Fest, an all-ages musical event featuring performances by M.O.P., AZ, Cassidy and others, runs from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Toyota Arena, 334 Calisle Ave., West Manchester Township. Tickets: $35. Information: facebook.com/envisionedentertainment or www.eventbrite.com.
The York Symphony Orchestra presents a pops tribute to Gershwin with featured pianist Kevin Cole at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., York. Tickets: $36-$56; $18 for students. Information: (717) 846-1111 or www.mystrandcapitol.org.
Grammy-winning R&B singer Smokey Robinson will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., York. Tickets: $46-$68. Information: (717) 846-1111 or www.mystrandcapitol.org.
“Arbitrage,” a thriller about family, fraud and finance, will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St. The R-rated film stars Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon; it runs 107 minutes. Tickets: $7. Information: (717) 846-1111 or www.mystrandcapitol.org.
Six York-Adams League football teams will be involved in District 3 playoff action on Friday. Two games will feature two York-Adams schools facing off in rematches from the regular season. West York plays host to Spring Grove in a Class AAA battle and Bermudian Springs plays host to Biglerville in a AA contest. The other games involving local teams will pit Central York at Wilson in a AAAA test and Columbia at Delone Catholic in a Class A semifinal. All four games will kick off at 7 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now for a special marathon showing of the Peter Jackson “Lord of the Rings” trilogy — “The Fellowship of the Ring,” “The Two Towers” and “The Return of the King” — starting at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Regal West Manchester 13. Call 767-1527 or visit www.regmovies.com for tickets.
Tickets to see Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center go on sale at noon Thursday, Nov. 15. The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Strand. Tickets are $20-$35. Call (717) 846-1111 or visit www.mystrandcapitol.org to order.