What's happening in York this weekend
DreamWrights Center for Community Arts brings "Babe, the Sheep-Pig" to stage, Friday through Feb. 26 at the theater, 100 Carlisle Ave. The play, based on the beloved movie about a talking pig, takes Babe from his first day on a sheep farm to his big turn as the first pig to participate in the Grand Challenge Sheep-dog Trials. As a special event, micro pigs Dyna and Opal will be available to meet audiences before each show except the first two evening performances. Showtimes: 6:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays and this Saturday. Tickets: $10 or $14 in advance, $12 at the door. Information: www.dreamwrights.org or 848-8623.
Get ready to spruce up your house with the 49th annual York Builders Association Home & Garden Show, Friday through Sunday at the York Expo Center Utz Arena. More than 150 experts on all matters of home improvement and gardening will be available, with workshops, giveaways and activities for kids. Times: 1-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $8, register to return for a second day free. Information: www.yorkbuilders.com.
What were the best short films of 2016? You can be the judge as the 2017 Oscar Nominated Short Films come to the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St. Live Action nominees will be screened at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Animated at 7 p.m. Saturday and Documentary Short Subject at 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10 per session, $15 for two sessions. Information: www.mystrandcapitol.org.
Roar out to a grand event for a good cause at the Leather and Lace Ball, 6:30-11 p.m. Saturday at the Wyndham Garden York, 2000 Loucks Road. The event, sponsored by 1st Capital Harley-Davidson, benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association and features dinner, dancing and a silent auction, with live music by Sound Town. Tickets: $45 each, $80 per couple, $400 table of eight-10, available at the dealership, 100 Arsenal Road, or any White Rose Credit Union. Information: www.1stcaphd.com.
Get in the mood for Valentine's Day with a jazz standards concert by Jeff Stabley and friends, 3 p.m. Sunday at York College's DeMeester Recital Hall. Drummer Stabley teaches at the college and is a fixture of the local music scene, and he will be joined by Dred "Perky" Scott on vocals, Steve Rudolph on keyboard and Hassan A. Shakur on bass as they perform jazz classics, with extra attention on love songs. Free.
Dinner and dancing are on the menu at the Valentine Ball, Sunday at the York Jewish Community Center, 2000 Hollywood Drive. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner is served at 5:30 p.m., and dancing is 6:30-9:30 p.m. with the Dave Winger Band. Tickets: $52 with dinner, dance only $23, $15 for students. Black tie optional, red suggested. Information: Verakywa@2Danc.com or 717 751-2475.
Celebrate Valentine's Day with "Almost, Maine," an award-winning romantic comedy performed by the Dallastown Performing Arts Club and International Thespian Society. The dinner theater production has one performance, 6 p.m. Tuesday at Dallastown Area High School. Tickets: $10 adults, $7 children under 10. Information: 244-4021 ext. 3120 or email@example.com.
Spend Valentine's Day with a Neil Simon comedy as Philadelphia's Walnut Street Theatre performs "Last of the Red Hot Lovers," 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St. A modern man in the hip '60s looks for something new and different, but ends up in the same situation over and over. Tickets start at $28; pre-show dinner, including hors d'oeuvres, wine and three plated courses catered by GingerBabies Catering, $45 per person. Information: 846-1111 or www.mystrandcapitol.org.
YWCA York presents Eve Ensler's award-winning play "The Vagina Monologues," 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St. The benefit production is part of the V-Day movement held each February to end violence against women and girls, and proceeds support the YWCA domestic violence and sexual assault programs, the Victim Assistance Center, Access-York and Still Waters in Hanover. Tickets: $15, cash bar and door prizes available. Information: www.ywcayork.org.
The U.S. Naval Academy Band Superintendent's Combo brings jazz to the Pullo Center at 7 p.m. Thursday. The combo plays for social events hosted by the Naval Academy as well as military officials and visiting dignitaries. Free; tickets are required. Pick up up to four tickets at the Pullo Center box office, on the campus of Penn State York. Information: pullocenter.york.psu.edu.