Best of March
Click on the pdf icon below to open a printable version of the Best of March 2013 entertainment calendar. (Todd Stouch illustration)

The York Weekend Best of March 2013 entertainment calendar highlights fun events throughout the month.

Garden time

The PA Garden Show of York features a "Nature's Symphony" theme this year along with numerous displays, a flower show, seminars, special events, a children's area and more. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in the Toyota Arena at the York Expo Center. Tickets: $11 for adults, $9 for seniors 62 and up, free for children 12 and under. Information: (717) 848-2596 or pagsy.com.

Wine tasting

The eighth annual Tour de Tanks event invites participants to 26 area wineries for free sampling of vintages in the barrels every Saturday and Sunday from March 2 to March 30.

Best of March calendar
Click to download the Best of March 2013 entertainment calendar. (Todd Stouch illustration)
Tickets: $25. Information: 1-888-858-YORK or www.masondixonwinetrail.com.

Laugh riot

Three New York comedians - Jason Cohen, Adam Lucidi and Rachel Robbins - will perform at Laugh Your Tuchas Off, a fundraiser for the York Jewish Community Center, 2000 Hollywood Drive, York Township, at 7 p.m. Saturday. Silent auction items are listed at www.biddingforgood.com/york. Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Information: (717) 843-0918. UPDATE: Organizers report Jason Cohen has been sidelined by the flu, but comedian Andrew Heaton is stepping up to deliver the laughs in his place.

Sweet concert

The female a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock will give a concert crossing nearly a dozen musical traditions at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., York. Tickets: $32-$42. Information: (717) 846-1111 or www.strandcapitol.org.

Angelic voices

The Vienna Boys Choir will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center, 1031 Edgecomb Ave. on the Penn State York campus. Tickets: $50-$65. Information: (717) 505-8900 or www.thepullocenter.com. UPDATE: The concert has been rescheduled because of the snowstorm. All tickets for the March 6 show will be honored for the rescheduled performance at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12.

Classical charm

The York Symphony Orchestra showcases local talents on flute and piano in its third classical concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., York. Tickets: $36-$56 for adults, $18 for students. Information: (717) 846-1111 or www.mystrandcapitol.org.

Dog days

The annual Celtic Classic Dog Show features canines competing in conformation, obedience and rally events March 13-18 at the York Expo Center. Spectators can watch the action in the ring, take behind-the-scenes tours and shop. Admission: $5 for adults, free for children under 10. Information: (717) 848-2596 or www.thecelticclassic.com.

Musical spell

Celebrate the loving message of the Gospel put to song in "Godspell" at York Little Theatre, 27 S. Belmont St., Spring Garden Township. The musical production runs March 15-24. Tickets: $23 for adults, $21 for seniors 62 and up, $18 for students 13 and up, and $10 for children 12 and under. Information: (717) 854-5715 or www.ylt.org.

Parade

The 30th annual York St. Patrick's Day Parade steps off at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16, and marches east on Market Street from Penn Street to Duke Street. A variety of Irish music and dance events will be held in downtown York before the parade starts. Information: (717) 578-0146 or www.yorksaintpatricksdayparade.org.

'Bad to the Bone'

Classic blues rockers George Thorogood and the Destroyers will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., York. Tickets: $42-$52. Information: (717) 846-1111 or www.mystrandcapitol.org.

Rocking out

The adults-only Kids Rock fundraiser takes on the 1980s in a "Rock Band" video game battle from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Valencia Ballroom, 142 N. George St., York. The night features more music, silent and live auctions and hors d'oeuvres. Funds benefit the Children's Home of York. Tickets: $55. Information: (717) 755-1033, x1293, or www.childrenshomeofyork.org.

An introduction

Animals help children learn classical music during the Saturday Morning Symphony at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., York. The program blends the talents of the York Symphony Orchestra, Midstate Ballet and DreamWrights Youth and Family Theatre for "Peter and the Wolf" and other pieces. Tickets: $8. Information: (717) 846-1111 or www.mystrandcapitol.org.

Sold!

The annual Martin Library Celebrity Auction features pieces autographed by big names in sports, Hollywood, music, politics, publishing and more. The preview begins at noon Sunday, March 24, at the library, 159 E. Market St., York, with live bidding beginning at 1 p.m. Information: (717) 846-5300 or www.yorklibraries.org.

Coloring eggs

Dye Easter eggs the natural way from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 29, at Nixon County Park, 5922 Nixon Drive, Springfield Township. Participants should wear old clothes and bring their own hardboiled or blown eggs. Cost: $2 per person. Registration required at (717) 428-1961. Information: www.yorkcountyparks.org.

Book lovers

The semi-annual York Book and Paper Fair is back with more used books, rare books, comics, postcards, vinyl records and more from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, 2000 Loucks Road, West Manchester Township. Admission: $5. Information: (717) 846-2866 or www.yorkbookandpaper.com.