An opening reception for "About Face: Themed Open Exhibit" will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 18, in the Nancy M. Woodward Gallery, 220 S. Marshall St., York. The theme of the new exhibit was chosen to stimulate the artistic expression of participating artists. See their interpretation in the gallery through June 14. Information: yorkartassociation.org.
"James & The Giant Peach," opens in the Studio at 7 p.m. Friday at York Little Theatre, 27 S. Belmont St., York. The show will run May 16-18 and 23-25. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7 p.m.; Sunday performances are at 3 p.m. Tickets: $12-$17. Information: 717-854-5715 or ylt.org.
Magic and comedy come together for Penn & Teller at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 16, at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., York. Tickets: $66-$79. Information: 717-846-1111 or strandcapitol.org.
Music, hay rides, farm animals and more are in store during a 200th Barn Birthday Bash from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at Blue Hound Farm, 125 Pleasant Hill Road, Lewisberry. The day will feature a variety of activities including an edible plant walk, sheep shearing, cheese making, crafting, food and silent auction. Kick up your heels at the barn dance, where The Cantra Rebels will perform from noon to 3 p.m. Bring your own rod for fishing; $5 includes fish cleaned and cooked for you. Tickets: $5-$10. Information: 717-938-8159 or bluehoundfarm.com.
Stock up on greenery at the 9th Annual Plant Sale & Garden Faire from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17, on the plaza at Santander Stadium, N. George St., York. The Garden Club of York will bring together a flea market of assorted annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs and plants, as well as garden tools, art and advice from master gardeners. Information: gardenclubofyork.com.
Tour dazzling homes, old and new, during the 15th Annual York City Home Tour from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 16. The tour begins and ends at CoWork 155, 155 W. Market St., York. Guests will be transported by an old fashioned trolley to home locations in The Avenues, Springettsbury and Springdale areas of the city. A reception will follow the tour from 8 to 10 p.m. at CoWork 155. Tickets are available at the following downtown merchants: Kimman's, Sunrise Soaps, Cherie Anne, and Liquid Hero. Tickets: $10-$15. Information: yorkyp.eventbrite.com.
Laugh Your Tuchas Off when the York Jewish Community Center is transformed into a comedy club at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at the York JCC, 2000 Hollywood Drive, York Township. Two Baltimore-based stand-up comics will highlight this BYOB event. Tickets: $30-$40. Information: 717-843-0918 or yorkjcc.org.
Introduce kids to the beautiful and bizzare world of insects from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at Nixon County Park in Springfield Township. Ryan Bridge will share his knowledge during "Incredible Insects," an indoor program for children ages 6 and older. Registration is not required for this free event. Information: 717-428-1961.
The 5th Annual Red, White & Blueberry Jamboree offers family fun from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at St. John's Herr Estate, 200 Luther Lane, Columbia. Activities are scheduled throughout the day including a presentation by WGAL's Jack Hubley at 1 p.m., a juggling performance by Chris Ivey at 11 a.m., a 300 pound blueberry pie, children's games, moon bounce and pie eating contest. Information: 717-684-0678 or luthercare.org.
The York County Heritage Trust will recognize the 1960s restoration of The Golden Plough Tavern and General Gates House with the 50th Restoration Celebration May 16-17 at the York County Heritage Trust's Colonial Complex, 157 W. Market St., York. A schedule of events is available online at yorkheritage.org; click special events then 50th Restoration Celebration. Tickets: Varies. Information: yorkheritage.org.
The York Reptile & Pet Expo brings together a selection of scales, tails, feathers, fins and fur from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 17, in the Utz Arena at The York Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Ave., West Manchester Township. Tickets: $5-$10; children 5 and under are free. Information: yorkreptilepetexpo.com.
Get a taste of Pa. during the state during the 7th Annual Taste of Pa. Wine and Music Festival May 17-18, at the York Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Ave., West Manchester Township. Samplings of more than 200 wines from across the state, the unreasonbaly beer garden, live music and food will be offered throughout the weekend. Information: yorkwinefest.com.
Jacobus Village Library will kick-off their summer reading program "Fizz, Boom, Read!" during Village Library Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at Brown's Orchards & Farm Market, 8892 Susquehanna Trail South, Loganville. The day will include games, crafts, face painting, puppet shows, story time, a scavenger hunt, a visit from Spider-man at 11 a.m. and more. Information: brownsorchards.com.
Part romance, part twisted fairytale, "Shrek: The Musical" brings the unseemly ogre to the stage May 15-21, in the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, 510 Centerville Road, Lancaster. Tickets prices vary, and are available to dinner and the show, or for the show only. Information: 717-898-1900 or dutchapple.com.
Southern rock and blues band Six Whiskey Revival will perform Saturday, May 17, at The Glad Crab, 3086 S. Queen St., Dallastown. Information: 717-244-7636 or gladcrab.com.
Four days of music on two stages, workshops, food, camping and more highlight the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival May 15-18, at the Granite Hill Camping Resort, 3340 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg. Scheduled performers include Rhonda Vincent, Ralph Stanley, The Steeldrivers, Claire Lynch and more. Tickets: $35-$125. Information: gettysburgbluegrass.com.
Learn how you can help save the Monarch butterfly and restore their habitats at MAEscapes' Native Plant Sale and Monarch Madness from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at the York County Annex, 112 Pleasant Acres Road, Springettsbury Township. A large selection of native plants, trees and shrubs will be available, as well as master gardeners on-hand to answer questions. Free seminars will be offered on a varity of topics throughout the event. Information: 717-840-7408.
Four musicians return for an unprecedented fifth Susquehanna Folk Music Society concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 18, in the Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Company, 50 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg. Kevin Neidig, Henry Koretzky, Ken Gehret and Bruce Campbell will perform. Tickets: $10-$18. Information: 717-763-5744 or sfmsfolk.org.
Alternative folk group 3 Dollar Suit will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 16, at Liquid Hero Brewery, 50 E. North St., York. Information: liquidhero.com.
Join the students of New Hope School of the Arts on an Apollo-style romp through the students' class performance material during New Hope: Night of the Arts at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 22, in the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St., York. Tickets: $3. Information: 717-846-1111 or strandcapitol.org.
Silver Eagle Band, formerly Don't Look Back, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, May 16, at the Red Lion Elks, 323 W. Broadway, Red Lion. Doors open at 7 p.m.; the show is free to members and their guests. Information: 717-244-3245.
Seven Mountains Bluegrass Association presents a Seven Mountains Jam at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 18, in Young's United Methodist Church, 7075 Wertzville Road, Mechanicsburg. Information: sevenmountainsbluegrass.org.
Pop and soul fusion performer Darry Miller and the Veil will perform Saturday, May 17, at Fat Daddy's, 2510 E. Market St., York. Leadfoot rocks the stage Friday. Information: 717-755-8843 or fatdaddys.com.
The District 3 Track and Field Championships are set for Friday and Saturday at Shippensburg University. Dozens of York-Adams League athletes will be competing.
The McConkey Benefits and Financial Services York County Interclub Match Play Championship is set for Sunday at Valley Green Golf Course in Etters.
Tickets are on sale for "Doctor Dolittle," on stage at DreamWrights Youth & Family Theatre, 100 Carlisle Ave., York. Performances are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. May 16-17 and 23-24, and 2:30 p.m. May 17-18 and 24-25. A new sensory-friendly performance will be offered Sunday. Tickets: $8-$12. Information: 717-848-8623 or dreamwrights.org.