York's Best of May entertainment calendar
Martin Library celebrates "Star Wars" Day (May the Fourth) with Star Wars Origami: A Special Crafternoon event, 5-6 p.m. Wednesday. Stop by the children's area to learn an origami craft and try a special treat. Free. Information: www.yorklibraries.org.
Who doesn't love a good superhero tale? Try out some for free at the 15th annual Free Comic Book Day Saturday, May 7, at local comic book stores Comix Connection York, 2150 White St.; Comic Store West, 2111 Industrial Highway; and Comix Next Door, 1276 Greensprings Drive. Special editions of comic books ranging from the classic Archie to Doctor Who to Suicide Squad will be available for free at the stores, and more events are planned at each location as well. Information: www.freecomicbookday.com.
Celebrate spring in central Pennsylvania with the Apple Blossom Festival, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 7-8, at South Mountain Fairgrounds in Biglerville, Adams County. The event includes guided tours of family farms, tastings of wine, chocolate, cheese and hard cider, craft vendors and car shows as well as live entertainment each day. Kids can enjoy a petting zoo, bounce house, kiddie tractor pulls and a scavenger hunt. Admission: $5, free for children 12 and under. Information: www.appleblossomfestival.info.
The 41st annual Olde York Street Fair continues the tradition, 12:30-6 p.m. Sunday, May 8, in and around Continental Square in York City. One hundred arts and crafts vendors will line the streets, joined by those selling a variety of fair foods as well as original food creations. All food vendors donate part of their sales to nonprofits. The Kids Fun Block features bounce houses, games, face painting and others, and tickets will benefit York City Special Events. New this year is Dance Street in the first block of North George Street, with several dance companies performing and a Dance Street Showcase Demo and Competition at 4:30 p.m. Free. Free parking with a shuttle bus available at the HACC York Campus. Information: www.yorkcity.org/OldeYorkStreetFair or 717 849-2217.
Try a little bit of everything at Taste of Pennsylvania, noon-6 p.m. May 14 and 15 at the York Expo Center. More than 250 Pennsylvania wines will be available for tasting, along with craft beers from 17 breweries and a variety of local foods. Tickets: Admission is free, wine pass $25-30, Brew Kids on the Block $30, designated driver 410, includes water and soda all day as well as a T-shirt. Information: www.yorkwinefest.com.
York's Unforgettable Big Band will present an encore performance of its Sinatra Centennial tribute, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Eastern York High School. Vocalist James Scofield and the band will perform songs from the Great American Songbook as well as favorites Sinatra made famous. Tickets: $10, benefits Eastern York Dollars for Scholars. Information: unforgettablebigband.com.
Witness the emotional journey of "Room," starring Oscar winner Brie Larson, 7 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St., York. Rated R. Tickets: $7. More information: www.mystrandcapitol.org.
Can't get enough dancing on reality television? Enjoy it live as the Strand Theatre, 50 N. George St., York, hosts Ballroom With a Twist at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. Professional international dancers show off their moves in the samba, waltz, foxtrot, quickstep and jive. As an added bonus, several finalists from "American Idol" will join the act. Ticket range: $42-$62. More information: www.mystrandcapitol.org.
The upcoming film "Union Bound" has sparked a tour that on May 17 will come to the Eichelberger Performing Arts Center in Hanover. The event includes a screening of the film along with musical performances by Collin Raye, Nikki Nelson and Street Drum Corps and is hosted by film star Tank Jones. Tickets: $39-$52. Information: www.theeich.org.
Be there when Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Chris Isaak takes the stage at the Strand Theatre, 50 N. George St., York, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18. Isaak is touring to promote his new album, "First Comes the Night." Ticket range: $50-$75. Meet-and-greet upgrade packages are available online for $150-$250. More information: www.mystrandcapitol.org.
The all-ages comedy "Our Miss Brooks" will be presented by DreamWrights Youth and Family Theatre, 100 Carlisle Ave, York, at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 19, and at 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday, May 20 and 21. Tickets: $10 general admission and $14 reserved seating. More information: www.dreamwrights.org.
Take in Shakespeare's political thriller as OrangeMite Studios presents "Julius Caesar," May 20-29 at The Barn at Tall Fir Acres in Dover. Conspirators take down the emperor of Rome, plunging the world's greatest empire into civil war. Showtimes: 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $13 online, $15 at the door. Information: www.orangemite.org.
Join an evening of community, artists and fashion with Embrace the Blue Moon: Spring Forward, a fundraising event for The Parliament Arts Organization, 7 p.m. Friday, May 20, at the Bond Building, at the corner of King and Queen streets in York City. The event includes art installations from eight local artists, a dance party, a long list of hors d'oeurves and desserts from local restaurants and an open bar along with a Blue Moon photo booth and drinks from Blue Moon Brewing Co. Tickets: $75. Information: www.parliamentyork.org.
Check out the unique wares at York Flea, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 21, in the first block of North Beaver Street in York City. The event features an eclectic selection of vendors, artisans and makers. This is the first of three events planned for 2016. Information: www.facebook.com/yorkflea.
Take in the classic Alfred Hitchcock thriller "The Birds" at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, at the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St., York. Rated PG-13. Tickets $7. More information: www.mystrandcapitol.org.
The York Symphony Orchestra honors the York Water Co. bicentennial with a water-inspired performance All Rivers Run to the Sea at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Strand Theatre, 50 N. George St., York. The concert, which includes performances by the York Symphony Chorus and guest soloists, includes Smetana's "The Moldau," Strauss's "Blue Danube" and Vaughan Williams' "A Sea Symphony." Ticket range: $9-$39. All student tickets $5. More information: www.mystrandcapitol.org.
WXPN radio presents Grammy-nominated act The Milk Carton Kids at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, at the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St., York. The show will present music from "Monterey," The Milk Carton Kids' third album. Ticket range: $27-$40. More information: www.mystrandcapitol.org.
Country music up-and-comer Chris Lane will take the stage with special guest acoustic duo 3 West at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 27, at Penn State York's Pullo Center, 1031 Edgecomb Ave., York. Tickets are $19 and $40 for a VIP ticket, which includes premier seating and a meet-and-greet with Lane. More information: pullocenter.york.psu.edu.