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What's happening in York this weekend

York Dispatch
Hundreds of motorcyclists join in the York Bike Night parade along Market St. Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. York Bike Night, with attractions in and around Continental Square, is sponsored by Harley-Davidson Motor Co. and The City of York. Bill Kalina -

Feel the roar during the Harley-Davidson Open House through Saturday 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:

And York City welcomes the Harley enthusiasts with the 22nd annual York Bike Night, 6 p.m. Friday. 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:

"School of Rock" opens Sept. 23 at The Belmont Theatre.

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. Thursdays through Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 2 at the theater, 27 S. Belmont St. Tickets: $27 adults, $25 seniors 62+, $15 youth 18 and under. Information:

York County History Center will open its doors free of charge Saturday 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 Each ticket allows free entry for two people to the History Center sites. Information:

The Ma & Pa Railroad Heritage Village at Muddy Creek Forks holds its Railroad Heritage Day on Saturday.

The Ma & Pa Railroad Heritage Village at Muddy Creek Forks invites the public to the 19th annual Railroad Heritage Day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the village, 1258 Muddy Creek Forks Road, Airville. The day includes special exhibits, motorcar train rides, demonstrations and food in the village, which has been restored to its state in 1915. Free; motorcar train rides $7 adults, $5 children. Information:

Springettsbury Township offers sports, games, rides and a taste from local restaurants at its free 14th Annual Saturday in the Park on Saturday. A 3 on 3 basketball tournament starts at 11:30 a.m., and the carnival area is open noon-6 p.m., with inflatables, games and more.  A Taste of Springettsbury brings samples from eight local eateries to the park 2-4 p.m., tickets $10, $5 children 5-11, under 5 free. Music and dance will be featured at the amphitheater starting at noon, and the day ends with fireworks at 8 p.m. Information:, or 757-3521.

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 and 3 p.m. Sunday 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:

The York Symphony Orchestra presents its first concert of the 2016-17 season, The Music of John Williams: 85th Birthday Celebration, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St. The concert features the works of the legendary film composer, from "Jaws" and "Star Wars" to "Harry Potter." Tickets start at $9 for adults, $5 students. Information: or 846-1111.

Soprano Bea Gilbert sings works from her most recent album, "My Passion for Puccini," 4 p.m. Sunday at St. John's Episcopal Church, 140 N. Beaver St. The concert is part of the church's concert series, Stirring Music in a Sacred Space. Free; a free-will offering will be taken. Information: 848-1862.

Celebrate the movie version of a teen book sensation with a movie release party for "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," 6 p.m. Monday 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:

The Russian Grand Ballet will perform "Swan Lake" Sept. 27 at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center.

The Russian Grand Ballet brings Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" to the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center for one performance, 7 p.m. Tuesday 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: or 846-1111.

Taste some wine for a good cause at the first Wine & Wishes, 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Wyndham Garden Crystal Ballroom. The wine-tasting event benefits Make-A-Wish, and the proceeds will support wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Tickets: $50 for wine-tasters, $25 for designated drivers, includes hors d'oeuvres, an auction and a Mystery Wine Pull. Information: 757-9474.

Pete Nelson of "Treehouse Masters" takes the stage at the Pullo Center, on the campus of Penn State York, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29. Nelson has designed and built some of the world's most incredible treehouses, and he will share his knowledge about building and living in the trees. Tickets: $35, VIP $55. Information: