York Weekend Extras for 1-15: Bagpipes, bluegrass
The Band of the Royal Marines and the Pipes and Drums of the Scots Guards will bring their bagpipes and ancient military traditions to the stage at the Strand Theatre, 50 N. George St., at 7 p.m. Friday. The group follows a tradition of pageantry and precision marching with grand displays. Tickets: $35, $40, $43, 717-846-1111 www.mystrandcapitol.org. Information: www.royalmarinesbands.co.uk.
Teens can live out a fantasy during a "Beauty and the Beast"-inspired dance, 7-10 p.m. Saturday at DreamWrights Youth and Family Theatre, 100 Carlisle Ave. The event, designed and planned by teens, invites kids 13-19 to visit a fairy-tale set, complete with photo booth and props to tell the story, while dancing to pop tunes as well as songs from the Disney musical. Dress is semi-formal. French-inspired finger foods and drinks will be served. Tickets: $10. Information: www.dreamwrights.org or Facebook.com/DreamWrights.
Bluegrass legends The Seldom Scene come to the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St., 8 p.m. Saturday. The Seldom Scene has been playing together for more than 40 years, with their weekly D.C.-area residencies including bluegrass versions of country, rock and pop music. Tickets: $25. Information: 717-846-1111 or www.mystrandcapitol.org.
Catch Matt Damon in "The Martian" for free, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Kaltreider-Benfer Library, 147 S. Charles St., Red Lion. Astronaut Mark Watney is stranded on Mars and must use his wits and spirit to survive while NASA and his crew mates search for a way to bring him home. Information: www.yorklibraries.org.
The first-ever York Story Slam event will happen at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Hound Taproom, 57 W. Market St. The monthly series lets attendees enter to tell a true story based on the theme of the month, with 10 people given five minutes each to share their story with no notes or props. This month's theme is New Beginnings. Each storyteller is scored based on content and presentation, and the winner receives an exclusive York Story Slam-branded journal set from Story Supply Co. Winners from each month will compete in November for the title of York's Best Storyteller. Tickets: $6. Information: www.yorkstoryslam.com.