Best of November York entertainment calendar
Plan your next home project at the York Fall Home Show, Friday through Sunday at the York Expo Center Utz Arena. The free show features exhibits, demonstrations and sample interior and exterior galleries. Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Information: www.yorkexpohomeshow.com.
Take in one final evening at the Yorktowne Hotel with Flavors of York, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday at the hotel, 48 E. Market St. The event features food from local restaurants including the Blue Heron, Blue Moon, Mi Caldero, Tutoni's, Viet Thai Cafe and many more, with jazz standards from Five/Four and raffles of gift certificates for restaurants, golf packages, event tickets and more. The event benefits Temple Beth Israel and its Doing Good for Goode project. After the event, the Yorktowne will close for two years for renovations. Tickets: $40 in advance, $45 at the door. Information: www.flavorsofyork.com.
Taste of the Valley returns to Glen Rock for the eighth year to benefit the Arthur Hufnagel Public Library. The event, 7-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, brings guests to 32 Main St. in Glen Rock for an evening of music, food and win tasting as well as a silent auction and raffle. Tickets: $35. Information: 717 235-1127 or facebook.com/glenrocktov.
Hanover Little Theatre takes a look at five "working women" for "The Oldest Profession," a dramedy by Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel about five seasoned women who don't like the changes the 1980s are bringing to their life in New York City. Showtimes: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 11-20. Tickets: $15. The theater will donate $2 for each ticket sold for the Nov. 12 performance at the Hanover Soroptimist. Information: www.hanoverlittletheatre.com.
Get in the mood for the holidays at Christmas in Hershey, Nov. 11-Jan. 1. The Hersheypark event includes Christmas Candylane, reindeer, rollercoasters and A Music Box Christmas. Hours vary. Tickets: $19, 2 and under free. Information: www.hersheypark.com.
Celebrate one of the biggest moments in York's history with Articles of Confederation Day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Colonial Court House, West Market Street and North Pershing Avenue in York. Learn about the Articles of Confederation, the precursor to the U.S. Constitution that was signed while Congress met in York in 1777. Free. Information: www.yorkhistorycenter.org.
Alpacas will be going through obstacle courses as well as being judged in the show ring during the Pennsylvania Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association Breeders Showcase, Nov. 12-13 at the York Expo Center Utz Arena. Children from local 4-H groups will compete with their alpacas, and showgoers can take a selfie with the adorable creatures at a selfie booth. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 9 a.m.-noon Sunday, Nov. 13, Free. Information: www.paoba.org.
The Mason-Dixon Wine Trail presents the eighth annual Wine Just Off the Vine, Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 12-20 at 17 stops through southcentral Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The event celebrates the harvest at local wineries, with tastings of nouveau wines and fresh-pressed wines. Admission: $20, includes souvenir wine glass, wine tastings, light food items and a discount on purchases. Designated drivers receive free admission. Information: www.MasonDixonWineTrail.com.
The Big Head Blues Club performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St. The group will present "Way Down Inside: Songs of Willie Dixon," with such hits as "You Shook Me," "Spoonful" and "You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover." Tickets start at $35. Information: www.mystrandcapitol.org.
The York Story Slam Grand Slam, the culmination of a year of open-mic storytelling competitions, is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St. The winners from 10 monthly events will compete for the title of York's Best Storyteller. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Information: YorkStorySlam.com.
Millions of postcards will be in York for the York Pennsylvania International Antique Postcard Expo 2016, Nov. 18-19 at the York Expo Center. The show draws dealers from 35 states and four other countries, and postcards from a variety of artists, countries and topics can be found. Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18. Admission: $5. Information: 410-939-0999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Belmont Theatre (formerly York Little Theatre) presents "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," Nov. 18-27 at the theater, 27 S. Belmont St. The musical adventure with a flying and floating car features songs by the Sherman Brothers, who also wrote "Mary Poppins." Join the Potts family as they try to save their car from the evil Baron Bomburst and his henchman, the Child Catcher. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26. Tickets: $27, seniors $25, children 18 and under $15. Information: 717 854-5715 or www.thebelmont.org.
The York Youth Symphony and York County Senior Honors Choir present Solace, Music of Comfort and Hope, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20 at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St. The organizations bring together top high school musicians from around the county. Selections include Mozart's Kyrie from "Grand Mass in C Minor" and Brahms' "How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place," along with Gershwin's
"Fascinating Rhythm" and "Anthem" from the musical "Chess." Tickets: $16 adults, $11 seniors, students and children. Information: www.mystrandcapitol.org.
Meet the men behind "Property Brothers" as Jonathan and Drew Scott appear at the Pullo Center, on the campus of Penn State York, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20. The brothers have a knack for finding fixer-uppers and turning them into perfect properties. Tickets: $150-$58. Information: pullocenter.york.psu.edu.
Take a train to get a Christmas tree on the Tannenbaum Christmas Tree Train from Steam Into History. Riders will take a 45-minute train ride from the New Freedom station to Bricker's Tree Farm, where they can cut their own tree or purchase a pre-cut tree and take it back to the station. Tickets are only available for rides at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25. Tickets: $30 adults, $16 children 3-12. Information: www.steamintohistory.com.
Check out one of the top holiday light shows in the region at Christmas Magic, Nov. 25-Dec. 31 at Rocky Ridge County Park. The festival features a half-mile of trails decorated with 600,000 Christmas lights, with holiday scenes and five heated pavilions. There are nightly performances by a variety of groups, and of course Santa makes several stops at the park. Times: 6-9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 5-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets: $8 adults, $6 ages 4-12, under 4 free, seniors 60+ $7, group prices available. Information: yorkcountypa.gov/parks-recreation.
The Moscow Ballet brings "Great Russian Nutcracker" to the stage at the Pullo Center, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30. The original ballet features premiere Russian dancers along with larger-than-life props and sets for a Christmas spectacular. Tickets: $175-$28. Information: pullocenter.york.psu.edu.