What's happening in York this weekend
Get some hair of the dog along with your beer at the first Pup Crawl in downtown York, 4-7 p.m. Friday. Business Information Group (BIG) is sponsoring the event to benefit the York County SPCA. Stop in at BIG for a ticket and ID verification (21 and older only) and meet several dogs available for adoption from the SPCA. Then visit the four participating restaurants, Liquid Hero Brewery, BrewVino, White Rose Bar & Grill and Rockfish Public House, for Pup Crawl specials and drinks from guest bartenders. Tickets: $5 for bracelet, $10 for bracelet and T-shirt. Information: bit.ly/BIGPupCrawlTickets.
Here he comes: Micky Dolenz of The Monkees will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St. Dolenz has been entertaining audiences since the 1960s with music and humor. Tickets start at $35. Information: mystrandcapitol.org.
Celebrate the green life with Go Green in the City, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday along North Pershing and West Clarke avenues in York City. The annual family festival encourages healthy living and includes artisans, green-conscious businesses, nonprofits and local food vendors. The Colonial Courthouse, Market Street and Pershing Avenue, will be open, as will the Gates House and Golden Plough Tavern, and there will be activities in the York County History Center's Colonial Complex. Free. Information: www.downtownyorkpa.com.
Genre-bending musician Ben Folds comes to York Saturday for "Ben Folds and a Piano" at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St. His current tour delivers a high-energy rock performance with the intimacy of a piano. Tickets start at $55, VIP package $159. Information: mystrandcapitol.org.
The Messiah College Choral Arts Society will perform Handel's "Messiah," 3 p.m. Sunday at Parmer Hall on the campus. The work will be performed with a professional orchestra and soloists, with all three sections of the masterwork coming to life and culminating in the grandeur of the "Hallelujah" chorus. Tickets: $20 adults, $15 seniors and Messiah College employees, $5 youth 18 and under and Messiah students. Information: 717-691-6036 or messiah.edu/tickets.
The York Youth Symphony Orchestra presents "Sound Scapes: Music for the Spring," 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Strand Theatre, 50 N. George St. Guest musicians include members of the York Junior Symphony Orchestra. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students and seniors. Information: mystrandcapitol.org.
Country singer Jana Kramer will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Eichelberger Performing Arts Center, 195 Stock St., Hanover. Kramer came onto the scene in 2013 with "Why Ya Wanna" and was named the top new female artist of that year by the Academy of Country Music. She was a finalist on "Dancing with the Stars" last fall. Tickets: $34, $39, $65 VIP. Information: TheEich.org or 717-637-7086.
Twenty years after it opened on Broadway, "Rent" comes to the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 7 p.m. Tuesday. The reimagining of Puccini's "La Boheme" won Pulitzer and Tony awards with its message of joy and hope in the face of fear. Tickets begin at $54, for mature audiences. Information: mystrandcapitol.org.
York College's Division of Music and Theatre will present "The Drowsy Chaperone," 7:30 p.m. April 27-29 at the Waldner Performing Arts Center on the campus. The 2006 Tony Award winner parodies the musical comedies of the 1920s, with running narration and commentary from a big fan, Man in Chair. Free. Reserve tickets at 717-600-3878 or www.ycp.edu/theatre.