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York Weekend Extras for 3-11: Parade, comedy, music, movies and dance
The York Campers World RV Show rolls into the York Expo Center Friday, with hundreds of the latest RVs available to look at and try out. Times: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $8 adults, kids 12 and under free. Information and a discount coupon: www.yorkrvshow.net.
York Symphony Orchestra presents Saturday Morning Symphony, The Constellations, 10 a.m. Saturday at the Strand Theatre, 50 N. George St. The annual show returns with an out-of-this-world performance featuring music, dance and performance that the entire family will enjoy. Tickets, $8. Information, www.mystrandcapitol.org.
Get your viewing spot early for the York St. Patrick's Day Parade, which steps off at 1 p.m. Saturday at Market and Penn streets and travels east on Market Street to Duke Street. Pre-parade activities begin at 9 a.m. at locations around downtown York, including music and dancers at Central Market, Martin Library, Continental Square and Cherry Lane. Information: www.yorksaintpatricksdayparade.org/
Hear the music of Billy Joel and Elton John with "The Piano Men," a concert featuring singer and pianist Jim Witter and his band along with the York Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St. The concert, the second in the YSO's pop series, will include more than a dozen 1970s hits from Joel and John, including "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" and "My Life." Tickets: $9-$39, students $5. Information:www.yorksymphony.org or 846-1111.
Take in the beloved Humphrey Bogart film "Casablanca" at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St. Tickets, $7. Information, www.mystrandcapitol.org.
Hear original, unique compositions of folk arrangements as the Houston-based Apollo Chamber Players perform for the St. John Concert Series, 4 p.m. Sunday at St. John's Episcopal Church, 140 N. Beaver St. The group's mission is to explore the intersection of classical and folk/ethnic music, for which is has gained prestige for innovative thematic concerts. Free. Information: stjohnyork.org/worship/music/st-john-concert-series.
Under the artistic direction of Troy Powell, the dancers of Ailey II take the stage at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Strand Theatre, 50 N. George St. The artists, renowned for captivating audiences with their strength and agility, perform a diverse repertory that includes Alvin Ailey’s timeless classics and thrilling new works by today’s outstanding emerging choreographers. Ticket range, $37-$48. Information, www.mystrandcapitol.org.
Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins and Anaïs Mitchell, Together on Stage will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Strand Theatre, 50 N. George St. Grammy Award-winner Griffin joins forces with Watkins and Mitchell in a celebration of American songwriting and performance in a “singers-in-the-round” style, which features all three on stage together, sharing songs and accompanying each other. Ticket range, $36-$48. Information, www.mystrandcapitol.org.
Get a taste of Ireland with Celtic Nights Spirit of Freedom, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Pullo Center, on the campus of Penn State York. Irish singers, musicians and dancers will tell the tales of emigrants who traveled to find a better place. Tickets: $10-$50. Information: pullocenter.york.psu.edu/
More than 2,000 dogs are expected Tuesday through March 20 at the Utz Arena at the York Expo Center for the Celtic Classic Dog Show. The show is a joint venture of the York, Lancaster and Delaware County kennel clubs. Dogs will compete in classes and then for best of breed, best of group and best of show. Information: www.thecelticclassic.com.
York College presents "Hour 4: Plays from the Actors Theatre of Louisville," Wednesday through March 19 at the Perko Palyhouse in the Waldner Performing Arts Center. The college theater department will present three contemporary plays dealing with modern relationships that debuted at the Actors Theatre's New Play Festival. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Free, reserve seats at www.eventbrite.com.