EXTRASFirst Friday celebrates Light Up Night from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in downtown York with a holiday singalong, dancing, carriage rides, Santa's arrival, special shopping deals and more. Information: (717) 849-2331 or downtownyorkpa.com.
Pianist Jim Brickman mixes holiday music and his hits in “On A Winter's Night” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St. Tickets: $34-$48. Dinner is available at 5:30 p.m. for an additional $39. Information: (717) 846-1111 or www.mystrandcapitol.org.
The Harrisburg Choral Society will perform Festive Aires, a choral concert, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Trinity UCC, 32 W. Market St., York. The show will feature a carol singalong, holiday medleys, selections by J.S. Bach and more. Tickets: $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $5 for students. Information: (877) 663-4279 or www.harrisburgchoralsociety.org.
The Boxcars will play at the next Seven Mountains Bluegrass Association concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Goodwill Fire Co., 2318 S. Queen St., York Township. The doors and kitchen open at 5:30 p.m. Neither smoking nor alcohol are allowed at the show. Admission: $18 for adults, free for children under 12. Information: (717) 395-7128, (717) 350-4791 or www.sevenmountainsbluegrass.org.
Naturalist Kelsey Frey will lead a free Animals in Winter hike from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Nixon County Park, 5922 Nixon Drive, Springfield Township. Information: (717) 428-1961 or www.yorkcountyparks.org.
Hip Hop Brewmaster Evan Benn, a food critic, beer columnist and the author of “Brew in the Lou,” will talk about craft beers, beer criticism and top beer towns at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Mudhook Brewing Co. in Central Market, 34 W. Philadelphia St., York. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Tickets: $5 in advance, $7 at the door. Information: (717) 843-0918 or www.yorkjcc.org.
Organist Felix Hell will perform the world premiere of “Sonetto for Organ” in a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, 129 Charles St., Hanover. Free-will offerings are welcome at the free recital. Information: (717) 637-8904.
OPENINGSLongtime pop singer-songwriter Richard Marx will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center, 1031 Edgecomb Ave. on the Penn State York campus. Tickets: $39. Information: (717) 505-8900 or pullocenter.yk.psu.edu.
Grammy-winning jazz genius Kenny G presents a holiday saxophone concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St. Tickets: $42-$58. Information: (717) 846-1111 or www.mystrandcapitol.org.
See the classic film “White Christmas” on the big screen at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, and Saturday, Dec. 8, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St., York. Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen star in the 1954 musical. Tickets: $7. Information: (717) 846-1111 or www.mystrandcapitol.org.
The Penn Players will present “Talk Radio,” a play about a shock jock, at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, and Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center, 1031 Edgecomb Ave. on the Penn State York campus. Tickets: $5 for the general public, free for Penn State students with ID. Information: (717) 505-8900 or pullocenter.yk.psu.edu.
WEEKEND SPORTSThe boys' and girls' high school basketball season in the York-Adams region will start this weekend with dozens of tournament games throughout the region. For a complete schedule of this weekend's game, turn to the sports section.
The Dover Swimming Invitational is set to start at 9 a.m. Saturday. Spring Grove and New Oxford are among the teams expected to compete.
GET TICKETSTickets to see David Wax Museum in the CapLive concert series went on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5. The concert will be at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2013, at the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St., York. Tickets are $15. To purchase, visit www.strandcapitol.org, call (717) 846-1111 or drop by the theater box office.
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