Grease York Little Theatre Best of September
The hit musical takes a turn on stage when Grease opens Friday, Sept. 19, at York Little Theatre, 27 S. Belmont St., York. The show will run Sept. 19-21, 26-28 and Oct. 3-5. Sunday performances will be at 3 p.m. and all other performances will be at 7 p.m. (York Little Theatre)

Boutique Week

York City Boutique Week kicks off with a fall trends fashion luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, at Mudhook Brewing Co., 34 N. Cherry Lane, York. Merchant specials, pop-up shops and more will be going on through Sept. 6, with a First Friday Fashion Show hightlighting the week at 7 p.m. in Central Market. Tickets: $5. The events wrap up with a Kids' Fashion Tea Party at noon Saturday, Sept. 6, in the Market District in downtown York. Tickets: $20-$30. Information: www.downtownyorkpa.com.

It's Fair time

The annual York Fair runs Friday, Sept. 5, through Sunday, Sept. 14, at the fairgrounds, 334 Carlisle Ave. Gates open at 11 a.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and at noon Monday through Thursday. The fair features rides, games, children's activities, farm animals, agricultural exhibits, live music, food, lumberjacks and more. Admission: $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-18, free for children 5 and under. Parking: $7. Information: (717) 848-2596, (717) 848-2033 or www.yorkfair.org. Grandstand shows have additional ticket costs.

This year's lineup includes:

  • Lady Antebellum, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6, $49-$73.
  • Jackyl with Molly Hatchet, 7 p.m. Sept. 9, $35.
  • McClain, 7 p.m. Sept. 10, $10.
  • Jeff Dunham, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12, $39-54.
  • Hunter Hayes, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13, $39-$54.

Octoberfest in September

Start the celebration early with Octoberfest in September from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Siebenthal Resort, 3150 Tunnel Hill Road, Seven Valleys. The German festival will feature music by The Lustigen Almdudlers, German food, drinks and more. Tickets: $7.50-$15; children under 6 are free. Information: (717) 329-3913 or www.siebenthalresort.com.

Sip, savor and swing

The 10th Annual Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival celebrates the grape harvest from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 6-7 at the Gateway Gettysburg Complex in Gettysburg. The day's festivities include live music, a celebrity grape stomp, food, fine wine and more. Tickets: $20 one-day advance tickets are available and $25 at the gate; two-day advance tickets are $30. Designated driver tickets are $12 and children 12 and under are free. Information: www.gettysburgwine.com.

Have a laugh

Award-winning comedian Mike Birbiglia brings his Thank God for Jokes comedy tour to York at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, in the Strand Theatre, 50 N. George St., York. Dubbed by Time magazine as "master of the personal, embarrassing tale," Birbiglia returns to the stage with more awkward stories in a show about jokes and how they can get you in trouble. Tickets: $39-$49. Information: (717) 846-1111 or www.strandcapitol.org.

Strut your mutt

Animal Rescue Inc. will host the annual Dogs' Day in the Park and the Mutt Strutt on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Marge Goodfellow Park in New Freedom. The 1-mile walk starts at 9 a.m., and the festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with games, contests, costumed dogs, food, vendors and more. Admission and parking are free. Information: (717) 993-3232 or www.animalrescueinc.org.

Colonial celebration

The 40th annual East Berlin Colonial Day celebrates the 18th century way of life with handmade crafts, antique reproductions, live music, food and more from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, in downtown East Berlin, Adams County. Information: (717) 259-0822, (717) 259-7049 or www.ebhpspa.org.

An evening with Asia

Get caught up in the heat of the moment during An Evening with Asia at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at The Pullo Center, 1031 Edgecomb Ave., on the Penn State York campus in Spring Garden Township. The iconic British rock band is touring in support of their new album, Gravitas. Tickets: $39.50-$49.50. Information: (717) 505-8900 or www.pullocenter.yk.psu.edu.

'Grease' is the word

Flashback to the '50s when "Grease" opens on stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at York Little Theatre, 27 S. Belmont St., York. The vintage musical kicks off the theater's 82nd season with memorable songs such as "Grease is the Word," "We Go Together" and "You're the One that I Want." The two-story set wil feature a full-size Greased Lightning car, and a pre-show filled with music from the era, vintage commercials and movie trailers to transport you to the days of sock hops, hula hoops and drive-ins. Performances are scheduled Sept. 19-21, 26-28 and Oct. 3-5; Sunday shows start at 3 p.m. and all other shows 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $12-$25. Information: (717) 854-5715 or www.ylt.org.

Roar of thunder

York celebrates its longtime association with Harley-Davidson with the Bike Night parade and festivities from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, in Continental Square and the White Rose Thunder motorcycle event Sept. 19-21 at the York Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Ave. Harley's annual open house, featuring test drives of new models and factory tours, will run Sept. 19-21 at the Springettsbury Township plant. Bike Night admission is free and features four stages with live acts. White Rose Thunder admission is $15 per day or $30 for a four-day pass and free for children under 12. White Rose Thunder offers racing, concerts, indoor and outdoor bike shows and more. Information: www.whiterosethunder.com.

Motown classics

Motown Revue featuring The Temptations: Legends of Damon Harris will relive the sounds and sights of one of Motown's most iconic groups at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in the Strand Theatre, 50 N. George St., York. The group is comprised of vocalists that spent years singing with the original Temptations greats. Tickets: $40-$60. Information: (717) 461-1421 or www.ticketriver.com/event/11387.

Fall festival

The 10th annual Mother Earth Fall Festival celebrates food, farming, and arts and crafts from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 20-21 at Spoutwood Farm, 4255 Pierceville Road near Glen Rock. The festival also features live music and workshops for children and adults. Admission: $8 for adults, free for children 12 and under. Parking: $5. Information: (717) 235-6610 or www.spoutwood.org.

Shakespeare in the barn

It's shipwrecks and Shakespeare in the OrangeMite Studios' production of the comedy "Twelfth Night" opening Friday, Sept. 26, in The Barn at Tall Fir Acres, 2035 Tall Fir Drive, Dover. The show will run Sept. 26-28, and Oct. 4-5; Friday and Saturday performances will be held at 7 p.m. and the lone Sunday show is at 2 p.m. Tickets: $8-$10. Information: (717) 814-1151 or www.orangemite.org.