EXTRASThe Harrisburg area is stuffed full of entertainment for the 17th annual Millennium Music Conference and Showcase on Friday, Feb. 15, and Saturday, Feb. 16. More than two dozen venues will be hosting performances; many shows are free. Headliners for the main stage at the Radisson Convention Center are the Bernie Worrell Orchestra on Friday and Hierosonic and SUPER bob on Saturday. Tickets for those shows are $15. Information: (717) 763-7117 or www.musicconference.net.
The Great Backyard Bird Count headlines a weekend of activities Nixon County Park, 5922 Nixon Drive, Springfield Township. The nature center will host special exhibits and events all weekend for children and adults. Admission: $2 for ages 6 and up, free for children 5 and under. Information: (717) 428-1961 or www.yorkcountyparks.org.
The 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.
The York County Heritage Trust's “Downton Abbey”-inspired tea features exhibits, tea and costumed nobility and servants from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Historical Society Museum, 250 E. Market St., York. Tickets: $10. Information: (717) 848-1587 or visit teatuesday.eventbrite.com.
OrangeMite Studios hosts a formal Valentine's Dance at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Calvary Lutheran Church social hall, 8 N. Main St., Dover, featuring brief ballroom dance instruction, swing and waltz music by the Dover Community Orchestra and OMS Jazz, and dessert. Tickets: $10. Information: (717) 814-1151 or www.orangemite.com.
Celebrate Valentine's Day with Jay and the Americans and the Sting-Rays at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, in the Holiday Inn ballroom, 2000 Loucks Road, West Manchester Township. The concert and dance features doowop, soul and hits of the 1960s and ‘70s. Tickets: $38. Information: (717) 668-9079 or 1-800-391-5499.
The annual Sweetheart Hike features a 2-mile stroll through the woods from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at Rocky Ridge County Park off Deininger Road in Springettsbury Township. Participants should register for the free hike and meet at the Oak Timbers picnic area. Information: (717) 428-1961 or www.yorkcountyparks.org.
Southcentral Pennsylvania author Carl Alves will sign copies of his newest book, “Blood Street,” from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Irvin's Books, 2159 White St., West Manchester Township. “Blood Street” mixes vampires and the mob. Information: (717) 843-2947 or www.carlalves.com.
The Primp and Pamper Women's Expo highlights fashion, health and beauty, food, fitness and more Sunday, Feb. 17, at the York City Ice Arena, 941 Vander Ave., York. Doors open at 1 p.m. Admission: $4. Information: (717) 332-9386 or primpagency.webs.com.
OPENINGSDirector John Putch presents the York premiere of his film “Route 30, Too,” the sequel to the 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.mystrandcapitol.org.
Grammy-winning gospel group the Blind Boys of Alabama will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St. Tickets: $29-$39. Information: (717) 846-1111 or www.mystrandcapitol.org.
Chef and author Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, will talk about her work and her passions at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St. The show will include an interview, Q&A session and book signing. Tickets: $53-$63. Information: (717) 846-1111 or www.mystrandcapitol.org.
The Birdland Big Band salutes Charlie “Bird” Parker and other jazz greats with a Live at Birdland concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center, 1031 Edgecomb Ave. on the Penn State York campus. Tickets: $20. Information: (717) 505-8900 or www.thepullocenter.com.
GET TICKETSTickets are on sale now to see Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band in the CapLive concert series at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St., York. Tickets are $24. To order, call (717) 846-1111 or visit www.mystrandcapitol.org.
Tickets to see comedian John Pinette at the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15. The show will be at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13. Tickets are $38.75. To order, call (717) 505-8900 or visit www.thepullocenter.com.