What to do this weekend in York
The Lydian String Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday in York College’s DeMeester Recital Hall. Songs will include Mozart's “String Quartet in A Major” and “Bird Catching from Above,” a new commission by composer Steven Snowden. Free. Information: www.ycp.edu.
The York Revolution will hold its preseason Fan Fest Saturday. The day begins at 9 a.m. with auditions for national anthem singers for the season, register to sing at yorkrevolution.com. Next up is brunch with the players at 10 a.m., $10, only available to season ticket holders, reserve a seat by calling 717-801-4487. Free activities for the public run 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and include a sneak peek at the new vendors at Arch Street Eats, meeting players and watching a full-team workout.
The York Jewish Community Center serves up a variety of Kosher Jewish deli food for its annual Jewish Food Festival, noon-4 p.m. Sunday at the JCC, 2000 Hollywood Drive. Among the food available: beef brisket, corned beef, pastrami or turkey on rye, knishes, matzah ball soup and kugel. Classic Jewish desserts will also be on hand for purchase. Information: www.yorkjcc.org.
Enjoy the talent of the area's young musicians as the York Junior Symphony Orchestra presents its spring concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Dallastown Intermediate School. Under the direction of Kathleen Yeater, the show will feature both contemporary pieces and orchestra classics. Tickets: $13 for adults and $8 for seniors and children 12 and younger. Information, yjso.org.
The York College Chorale and Chamber Singers will present “Spring Pops” at 3 p.m. Sunday in Waldner Performing Arts Center. The lighthearted program will feature music from great American popular traditions: jazz, Broadway, folk and rock.
The Jost Project will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday at St. John's Episcopal Church, 140 N. Beaver St., as part of the free St. John’s Concert Series. the Just Project plays rock music of the '60s and '70s in a jazz format. The concert is in conjunction with the Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz. Information: stjohnyork.org/worship/music/st-john-concert-series/ or 717-848-1862. For more information about The Jost Project, visit thejostproject.com.
Experience the Irish dance phenomenon of "Riverdance" for three shows at the Strand Theatre, 50 N. George St., York. The 20th anniversary world tour comes to York Tuesday-Thursday at 7:30 each night. Ticket range: $38-$75. Information: www.mystrandcapitol.org and www.riverdance.com.
The Groove Ensemble and the Percussion Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in York College's DeMeester Recital Hall. The Groove Ensemble includes many traditional percussion instruments, as well as guitars, basses, keyboards, digital samplers, electronic drum machines, and turntables and performs traditional music from around the world, from Zimbabwean dance music to hip-hop. The Percussion Ensemble incorporates a variety of work into its repertoire, ranging from xylophone rags from the early 1900s to minimalist classics and avant-garde improvisations. Free.
Local Civil War expert Scott Mingus will take on the question "Lincoln at Hanover Junction, Is the Photo Real?" at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Hanover Junction Train Station. Mingus will present a program on pictures taken in 1863 at the station and whether they show the president. Free, reservations requested by calling 428-1961.