York Weekend Best of June calendar
Get ready for the roar as the 42nd Annual Street Rod Nationals East comes to the York Expo Center, Friday through Sunday, June 5-7. The event promises 4,000 customized street rods, custom cars, trucks and specialty vehicles, ranging from painstakingly restored vehicles from the early 1900s to cars built in the 1980s that are now classics. Organizers estimate the total value of the cars being shown at more than $112 million. Tickets: $15 adults, $6 children 6-12, children 5 and under free with an adult. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 5-6, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. June 7, with a Circle of Winners on Sunday. Information: www.nsra-usa.com.
The York Art Association presents its Wild and Wooly Art Show, 5-9 p.m. Friday, June 5, at Marketview Arts, 37 W. Philadelphia St. The show depicts a variety of beasts, from cats to cranes to bears. The opening features live music from the Wild Hymns. There also will be free children's wildlife art classes at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, June 6. Information: (717) 755-0028.
The Gamut Theatre Group's Harrisburg Shakespeare Co. opens its 22nd Free Shakespeare in the Park production, "Troilus and Cressida," on Friday, June 5, at the Levitt Pavilion in Reservoir Park in Harrisburg. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, June 5-20. The play depicts the romance and travails of the lovely Cressida and the handsome Trojan prince, Troilus, during the Trojan War. Audience members should bring blankets or chairs. Information: (717) 238-4111 or GamutTheatre.org.
Comedian Kathleen Madigan will bring her latest stand-up routine to the Strand Theatre, 50 N. George St., at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 6. Madigan has performed on the road for the past 25 years along with doing stints on "Last Comic Standing" as both contestant and judge. Tickets: $31-$40. Information: www.strandcapitol.org, 846-1111.
The concert season at Lancaster's Long's Park opens with International Blues Challenge winner Selwyn Birchwood, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 7, at the Long's Park Amphitheater, 1441 Harrisburg Pike. Birchwood is touring for his newest album, "Don't Call No Ambulance," playing high-octane blues on guitar and lap-steel. Tickets: Free. Information: (717) 735-8883, www.longspark.org.
The U.S. Army Field Band Concert Band will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, June 12, at the Pullo Center, on the campus of Penn State York. The band is the premier touring musical representative for the Army, traveling thousands of miles each year to international acclaim, with concerts everywhere from the Berlin Philharmonic and Carnegie Hall to high school gymnasiums. Tickets: Free, but required, four-ticket limit per person. Information: Pullo Center Box Office, 1031 Edgecomb Ave., 505-8900.
2014 "The Voice" winner Craig Wayne Boyd will bring his country stylings to the Pullo Center, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 18. As a member of Blake Shelton's team, Boyd showed an easy versatility that built his fan base and made him the ultimate winner of the show. Tickets: $30. Information: pullocenter.yk.psu.edu or 505-8900.
Spooky meets funny as York Little Theatre brings "The Addams Family Musical" to the stage. The musical look at America's favorite morbid family centers on a frightening event: Daughter Wednesday has fallen in love with a boy who is ... shudder ... normal. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays June 19-28 at YLT, 28 Belmont St. Tickets: adults $25, seniors 62+ $23, students 13+ $20, children 12 and under $12. Information: www.ylt.org or 854-5715.
The Penn-Mar Irish Festival returns to the grounds of The Markets at Shrewsbury at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 20, for a celebration of all things Irish. The annual festival in southern York County features live Irish music and dancers, including Irish fiddle players, a bodhran-playing storyteller and more entertainment. The event ends with a Celtic rock concert at 7 p.m. Admission: $10 in advance or $13 at the gate, 15 and younger free. Tickets: Eventbrite.com and at The Markets at Shrewsbury, 12025 Susquehanna Trail. Information: www.PennMarIrishFestival.com, www,Facebook.com/PennMarIrish, @PennMarIrish or (717) 235-6611, ext. 100.
The fur will fly at the Fur Fun Flyball event, Saturday and Sunday, June 20-21, at the York Expo Center. The flyball dog teams are back, racing through jumps, catching balls and generally showing off their canine sports moves at the Coconut Classic, in Memorial Hall East. Ninety teams will compete on three rings. Information: www.funfurflyball.com.
And also at the Expo Center, The Greater Lancaster Feline Fanciers will host an all-breed cat show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 20-21 at the Old Main Hall. The show features six rings of pedigreed cat judging and six rings of household pet judging as well as a people's choice award. Admission: $6, senior and kids under 12, $5. Information: www.pacatshow.com or (717) 284-2471.
Rocker Melissa Etheridge will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 21, at the Strand Theatre, 50 N. George St., as part of her This is M.E. tour. Along with songs from her latest album, Etheridge will sing some of her greatest hits, "Come to My Window," "I'm The Only One" and "I Want To Come Over." Tickets: $60.50-90.50. Information: www.strandcapitol.org, 846-1111.
"Grease" is the word at DreamWrights Youth and Family Theatre this month. The classic musical takes the audience back to Rydell High School of 1959, with Danny, Sandy, Rizzo and the other familiar characters. The show takes the stage at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, June 25 and 26, 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 27 and 28, and 7 p.m. Saturday, June 27. Tickets: $10-14. Information: 848-8623, www.dreamwrights.org.
Cary Elwes comes to the Pullo Center with "The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes," 7:29 p.m. Saturday, June 27. Fans of "The Princess Bride" will get a behind-the-scenes look at the film from star Elwes after a screening of the movie classic. Tickets: $39. Information: pullocenter.yk.psu.edu or 505-8900.
Get your creepy crawly on with York County Parks' Reptile Week 2015, June 27-July 5 at Nixon County Park. From 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon-4:30 p.m. Sunday, you can see more than 25 species of live critters, touch a turtle, lizard and snake, and make a reptile craft souvenir. Special programs include Meet Live Reptiles with Jesse Rothacker, Gone Herping Nature Treks, Scaly Crafts, Feeding Time and Reptile Story Walk. Admission: $2, children 5 and under free, park members free. Information and schedule: www.yorkcountyparks, 428-1961.