Best of September entertainment calendar
Take home a costume, prop or even a piece of a set from DreamWrights Center for the Community Arts reduction sale. The theater is planning a major renovation and needs to make space, so loads of stuff has to go. Items for sale for include new, vintage and antique treasures, ladies hats, purses, lingerie, dresses, gowns, furs and jewelry, men's suits, belts, vests and jackets and children's apparel, band and military uniforms, draperies, dance costumes, fabric and more, most for $20 to $1. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9 and 10, at DreamWrights, 100 Carlisle Ave. Bulk shoppers by appointment Thursday, Sept. 8. Information: 848-8623 ext. 226.
The 251st York Fair runs Sept. 9-18 at the York Expo Center. In addition to the animal classes, the cooking competitions and the fairway food and rides, fairgoers can check out the animal birthing center, racing weiner dogs, Goat Mountain's climbing goats, and a straw maze near Kiddie Kingdom. The free Froggy Radio Stage features Lauren Alaina, Trent Harmon, Thompson Square, Kayla Kroh and more country acts.
The fair will hold the annual high school bands performance at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, followed by the Salute to Our Heroes Parade at 4:30 p.m. and a patriotic show featuring the Dennis Lee Band.
The York Fair grandstand will be the stage for these acts: Saturday, Sept. 10, Chase Rice with Parmalee; Wednesday, Sept. 14, I Love the 90's Tour; Thursday, Sept. 15, Tyler Farr; Friday, Sept, 16, Jeff Dunham; and Saturday, Sept. 17, Alabama.
Gates open at 11 a.m. Friday through Sunday, noon Monday through Thursday. Admission: $8, $4 student 6-18 and college students with ID, 5 and under free, parking $7, with a variety of discounts throughout the run. Information: yorkfair.org.
Hanover Little Theatre opens its 68th season Friday, Sept. 9, with "The Old People Are Revolting" as a group of senior citizens show they have some fight left in them as they take on city council. A portion of the proceeds from the production will go to Golden Vision Adult Day Services in Hanover. Showtimes: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9-18 at the theater, 360 Blooming Grove Road. Information: www.hanoverlittletheatre.com/
Take a free trip to the drive-in on Friday, Sept. 16, as Penn State York presents its fourth annual Fall Drive-In Movie Night. The night begins with "Finding Dory," followed by "Captain America: Civil War," shown on a big screen behind the Pullo Center. Showtime: 7:30 p.m., parking starts at 6:30 p.m.
Step into a festival of small town life at New Freedom Fest, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, on Front Street and Railroad Avenue in the borough. The free festival features three stages with live music, family and children's entertainment and dance all day, with the headliners The Honey Dewdrops performing at 4 p.m. Activities include a pet parade, Steam Into History rides, Civil War authors, dunking booths, a pie-eating contest and more. Information: www.newfreedomfest.org.
The first Broad-winged Hawk Watch of the season starts at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Rocky Ridge County Park in the North Overlook. Learn about the migrating fall raptors and how to identify them Free. Information: yorkcountypa.gov/parks-recreation.
Feel the roar during the Harley-Davidson Open House, Sept. 22-24 at the Springettsbury Township plant, 1425 Eden Road. The open house features free demo rides of the 2017 line 9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily, tours of the facility 9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily and music and a motorcycle stunt show as well. Free. Information: www.facebook.com/events/470892039771685/
And York City welcomes the Harley enthusiasts with the 22nd annual York Bike Night, 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23. The event begins with a motorcycle parade from the York Expo Center ending at Continental Square, with live entertainment on multiple stages, food vendors and lots of bikes. Free. Information: www.yorkcity.org.
Dewey Finn is coming to York as The Belmont Theatre presents the youth version of "School of Rock." Finn is a failed wanna-be rock star earning a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school where he turns his students into the rock band he always dreamed of. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23-Oct. 2 at the theater, 27 S. Belmont St. Tickets: $27 adults, $25 seniors 62+, $15 youth 18 and under, $2 discount for tickets bought before opening night. Information: www.thebelmont.org.
York County History Center will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, Sept. 24, as part of Smithsonian magazine's 13th annual Museum Day Live. Museums around the country will be open for free for the day, as the Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C., are every day. For free entry, download a ticket from smithsonian.com/museumday. Each ticket allows free entry for two people to the History Center sites. Information: www.yorkhistorycenter.org.
Check out some of the best movies that won't make it to the cineplex during the Manhattan Short Film Festival, 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St. Ten short films have been chosen as finalists, and audiences from 250 cinemas around the world will pick the winners. Tickets: $10. Information: www.mystrandcapitol.org.
Celebrate the movie version of a teen sensation with a movie release party for "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, at Kaltreider-Benfer Library, 147 S. Charles St., Red Lion. The movie is based on the novel by Ransom Riggs, and for the release party, teens 13-18 are invited to wear formal attire and bring a friend for particular games, food and crafts. Information: www.yorklibraries.org/kaltreider-benfer.
The Russian Grand Ballet brings Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" to the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center for one performance, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the center, 50 N. George St. The full-length ballet is in three acts, telling the story of a heroic young prince trying to free the beautiful swan maiden from an evil spell. The Russian Grand Ballet strives to maintain the traditions of the great choreographic schools of Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kiev. Tickets start at $45. Information: www.mystrandcapitol.org/ or 846-1111.