Dinosaurs!Discover the Dinosaurs brings pre-historic creatures to the Toyota Arena for three days of family fun. The show features hands-on exhibits, animatronic animals, a scavenger hunt, fossil pits and more. Events run noon to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the York Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Ave. Tickets: $16 for ages 12 and up, $11 for ages 2-11 and seniors 65 and up, and free for children under 2. Information: (717) 848-2596 or www.discoverthedinosaurs.com.
First FridayDowntown York shops will Paint the Town from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday for February's First Friday event. The evening features sweet treats, dating events, live music and more. Special activities include Jazz in the City at the Strand-Capitol Studio, 50 N. George St., with a $3 cover, and a free age-18-and-up “Uncovered” gallery exhibit of nude works at The Parliament, 116 E. King St. Information: downtownyorkpa.com or (717) 849-2331.
From jazz to operaVocalist Mylea Thompson and pianist Kirk Reese will present “From Ella to Leontyne,” a winter concert featuring diverse musical styles, at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Woman's Club of York, 228 E. Market St. A wine and cheese reception will follow the concert. Tickets: $35 per person or $60 per couple. Information: www.myleathompson.com or (717) 542-4908.
What is your quest?The award-winning musical “Monty Python's Spamalot,” based on the comedy troupe's classic “Holy Grail” quest movie, will take the stage Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., York. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $48-$72.
Have a tasteThe annual Taste of York City features food by local restaurants and beer from local breweries in an elegant dining experience at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the Valencia Ballroom, 142 N. George St., York. Silent and live auctions will benefit special events in the city. Tickets: $54. Information: (717) 848-9339 or yorkcity.org/atasteofyorkcity.
Visiting Neverland“Peter Pan and Wendy” soars into DreamWrights Youth & Family Theatre, 100 Carlisle Ave., York, for three weekends of whisking audiences away on adventures great and small. The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, and runs at 6:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Feb. 24. An audio-described show will be offered at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 16. Tickets: $8-$12. Information: (717) 848-8623 or www.dreamwrights.org.
Spring trainingFantasy leagues can gear up for baseball season with the 22nd annual Fantasy Spring Training program from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Martin Library, 159 E. Market St., York. USA Today Sports Weekly editor Paul White and www.baseballhq.com guru Ron Shandler will discuss tips, strategy and more for running a league. Admission: $5 donation. Information: (717) 849-6925 or www.yorklibraries.org.
One smart catThe witty, wonderful “Puss in Boots” brings comedy and action to the York Little Theatre, 27 S. Belmont St., Spring Garden Township, for two weekends. Shows start at 7 p.m. Feb. 15, 16, 22 and 23 and at 3 p.m. Feb. 16, 17 and 24. A performance suitable for children with special needs will be offered at 3 p.m. Feb. 23. Tickets: $10. Information: (717) 854-5715 or www.ylt.org.
Millennium MusicThe Harrisburg area will be stuffed full of entertainment during the 17th annual Millennium Music Conference and Showcase on Feb. 15 and 16. More than two dozen venues will be hosting performances; many shows are free. Headliners for the main stage at the Radisson Convention Center will be the Bernie Worrell Orchestra on Feb. 15 and Hierosonic and SUPER bob on Feb. 16. Tickets for those shows are $15. Information: www.musicconference.net.
Band throwdownThe 11th annual teen Battle of the Bands rocks from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the York Jewish Community Center, 2000 Hollywood Drive, York Township. Eight bands will compete for the crown. Tickets: $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Information: (717) 843-0918 or www.yorkjcc.org.
A second helpingDirector John Putch presents the York premiere of his film “Route 30, Too!” — the sequel to the already cult classic comedy “Route 30” — at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St., York. The unrated film, a send-up of southcentral Pennsylvania culture, runs 90 minutes and will be followed by a Q&A with the director and cast members. Tickets: $10. Information: (717) 846-1111 or www.strandcapitol.org.
Sweet festivalThe Maple Sugar Fest returns to Nixon County Park, 5922 Nixon Drive, Springfield Township, for two days of tours, demonstrations, exhibits, crafts, vendors and more. Learn how maple syrup is made from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24. Admission: $2 for adults and students, free for children 5 and under. Information: (717) 428-1961 or www.yorkcountyparks.org.
Take advantage of special deals at a variety of York eateries and pop-up sites during Restaurant Week from Feb. 23 through March 2. The foodie-themed fun includes more than two dozen participating locations. Information: www.restaurantweekyork.com.
The York Symphony Orchestra's next classical concert features pieces by Chopin, Ginastera and Saint-Saens at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., York. Guest artists will be harpist Yolanda Kondonassis, pianist Gabriel Benton and organist Victor Fields. Tickets: $36-$56 for adults, $18 for students. Information: (717) 846-1111 or www.strandcapitol.org.