The York Weekend weekly entertainment roundup of openings, extras and ticket sales for March 21-28.
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.
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.
Grammy-nominated musicians Peter Kater and R. Carlos Nakai will team up for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, in the Capitol Theatre at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., York. Kater, on piano, and Nakai, on flute, mix fresh compositions with traditional Native American music. Tickets: $38. Information: (717) 846-1111 or www.mystrandcapitol.org.
Glenn Hetrick of Syfy's "Faceoff" makeup effects show, an industry expert and York College graduate, will speak at 5 p.m. Monday, March 25, in the DeMeester Recital Hall in Wolf Hall on campus, 441 Country Club Road, Spring Garden Township. The free program will include discussion of television and movie special effects. Information: www.ycp.edu.
The Green Party and local folk and jam bands will host Sustainable Groove to benefit York County agriculture at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at The Depot, 360 W. Cottage Place, York. Little Bird, Stellar Stew, and Sympathy and The Lion will perform. Ages 21 and up only. Admission: $5. Information: (717) 846-6556 or thedepotyork.com.
The East Coast Large Scale Train Show rolls into York with working track displays of model trains, seminars, vendors and more. The fun lasts from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, March 22, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23, in Memorial Hall at the York Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Ave., West Manchester Township. Tickets: $10 for one day or $18 for two days for adults, free for children under 12. Information: (717) 848-2596 or www.eclsts.com.
The History and Mystery of Raab County Park will be revealed during a hike from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23, in the park along Hoff Road in North Codorus Township. The hike will cover the 19th-century York Iron Co. Mine history of the area and the modern-day protections in place for bats. The 2-mile hike will include some steep terrain, so participants are encouraged to wear sturdy shoes. Registration is required for the free program. Information: (717) 428-1961 or www.yorkcountyparks.org.
The 18th annual Dr. Tina Sigafoose egg hunt and spring festival opens with registration at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, in the gym at Paradise Elementary School in Thomasville. The free egg hunt also features face painting, puppets, entertainers, the Easter bunny and more. The hunt starts at 11:30 a.m. Information: (717) 225-1017 or facebook.com/sigafoosechiro.
Carla Christopher, York's poet laureate, and former Yorker Melanie Simms will join other notable poets from several counties for "A Gathering of Laureates" with Nathaniel Gadsen from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 22, at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore in Harrisburg. The family-friendly reading is free and open to the public. Information: (717) 236-168 or www.midtownscholar.com.
A couple with warring families try to get to the altar in the comedy "You Can't Take it With You," at DreamWrights Youth & Family Theatre, 100 Carlisle Ave., York. Performances start at 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23. Tickets: $8-$12. Information: (717) 848-8623 or www.dreamwrights.org.
R&B singer-songwriter Jon B, who scored a Grammy nomination for "Someone to Love" off his first album, will give a concert Friday, March 22, at the Valencia Ballroom, 142 N. George St., York. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the Rossums and Tiffany Wade will start the show. An after-party will follow at the Lux Lounge. Tickets: $25 general, $50 VIP. Information: (717) 668-4975, (717) 424-5325 or www.moorethanaverage.com.
Tickets to see celebrated rock band Kansas on its 40th anniversary tour go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 28. The band will play at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., York. Tickets are $43-$52. For details, call (717) 846-1111 or visit www.mystrandcapitol.org.
Tickets to celebrate the 125th birthday of Central Market are on sale now at the market, 34 W. Philadelphia St., York, and online at cm125th.eventbrite.com. The dining and shopping event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 4. Tickets are $25 and include food, drinks, entertainment, a souvenir shopping bag and a gift certificate. For details, call (717) 848-2243.