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Husband-and-wife country act Thompson Square will headline the Jingle Bell Jam concert at 7 p.m. Friday at the York Expo Center Toyota Arena, 334 Carlisle Ave. Tickets: $14. Information: 848-2033 or www.yorkfair.com.

The annual Experimental Movement Concepts Holiday Celebration, featuring dancers of all ages in ballet, jazz, tap and modern dance styles, starts at 6 p.m. Friday at the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center, 1031 Edgecomb Ave. on the Penn State York campus. Tickets: $10-$17.50. Information: 505-8900 or pullocenter.yk.psu.edu.

Sopranos Emma Vawter and Elizabeth Zito will present “A Classical Christmas,” a recital of sacred and secular music of the season, at 7 p.m. Sunday at Zion United Methodist Church, 1030 Carlisle Ave. Admission is free, but donations will benefit local families through the Catholic Harvest Food Pantry in York City. Information: www.elizabethzito.com or facebook.com/Elizabeth.Zito.soprano.

The York Jewish Community Center will host a free Hanukkah celebration for all ages and faiths from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m. Sunday at the center, 2000 Hollywood Drive, York Township. The holiday fun includes a menorah lighting, the story of Hanukkah, arts and crafts, food and a life-size take on “Angry Birds” in the gym. Information: 843-0918 or www.yorkjcc.org.

Former Dallastown science teacher Richard Cleary will read from and answer questions about his second book, “In the Absence of God,” at 7 p.m. Friday at Hearts & Minds bookstore, 234 E. Main St., Dallastown. The novel, set on a college campus, explores what it means to live a good life. Refreshments will be served; books will be available for purchase. Information: 246-3333 or www.heartsandmindsbooks.com.

The Eichelberger Performing Arts Center presents a holiday celebration with a performance by The Jazzberries and soloist Nicole Gross, cookies and milk with Santa, and a holiday singalong at 3 p.m. Sunday in the theater, 195 Stock St., Hanover. Patrons are welcome to show up at 2 p.m. for pre-show cookies and milk and to bring a camera for pictures with Santa. Tickets: $15 for adults, $5 for children. Information: (717) 637-7086 or www.TheEich.org.

Actor Frank Runyeon will present his “3½ Stories of Christmas,” a show sharing the tales of the Christmas Angel, Saint Nicholas, the babe born in the manger in Bethlehem and more, at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 140 N. Beaver St. Information: 848-1862, www.stjohnyork.org or www.frankrunyeon.com.

Weavings Ink, 208 Hellam St., Wrightsville, will host a free Holiday Open House from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday featuring handmade gift items by more than a dozen local artists and crafters. Information: 252-3518 or www.weavingsink.com.
     
 

OPENINGS


Grammy-winning group The Manhattan Transfer puts on a “Cool Yule” Christmas featuring classic holiday tunes with swing style at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center, 1031 Edgecomb Ave. on the Penn State York campus. Tickets: $55-$75. Information: 505-8900 or pullocenter.yk.psu.edu.

The York County Senior Honors Choir will join the River City Brass ensemble for a concert celebrating the season at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St. Tickets: $16-$38. Information: 846-1111 or www.mystrandcapitol.org.

Grammy-winning jazz genius Kenny G presents a holiday saxophone concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St. Tickets: $42-$58. Information: 846-1111 or www.mystrandcapitol.org.

Singer-songwriter Jordan White will perform at 9 p.m. Friday at Maewyn's Irish Pub and Restaurant, 110 N. George St. There's no cover charge for the show. Information: 718-7800, www.maewyns.com or jordanwhitemusic.com.
 

WEEKEND SPORTS


Two longtime boys' basketball powers will square off on Saturday night when York High visits Harrisburg in a non-league showdown. The varsity game is set to tip off at 7:30 p.m.

The York Suburban Wrestling Tournament is set to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday. Among the local teams competing are York Tech, Delone Catholic and the host school.
     

GET TICKETS



Tickets to see “Spank: The Fifty Shades Parody,” a musical theater send-up of the bestselling book series by E.L. James, are on sale now at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center. The show will be at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. Tickets are $33.50-$43.50 and are available by calling 846-1111 or visiting www.mystrandcapitol.org.