What's happening this weekend in York
Hear seven-time Grammy Award nominee Joan Osborne at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, as the Capitol Theatre at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St. presents Joan Osborne Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan. Tickets: $35-$45. Information: www.appellcenter.org.
Fairies will come out for fall as Spoutwood Farm Center presents its first Fall Fairie Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 14-15 at the center, 4255 Pierceville Road, Glen Rock. The festival will include many elements of the popular May Dy Fairie Festival, including live music, bubbles, magicians, goblins, fairies and drum circles, with the addition of autumnal elements such as pumpkin painting, bobbing for apples and scarecrow making. Admission: $15 adults, $5 children. Information: www.spoutwood.org.
Yorktoberfest brings a huge selection of beers and wines to the York Expo Center Saturday, Oct. 14, with more than 120 Pennsylvania wines and more than 80 craft ales and lagers available for tasting, along with local foods and live music. Time: noon-5 p.m. Tickets: $20 wine pass includes wine glass and limitless sampling; $35 beer pass includes souvenir glass and limitless sampling; $15 desginated driver includes T-shirt, craft sodas and water. Information: www.yorktoberfest.com.
Take in the Rail Trail with a Halloween twist with the Pumpkin Walk, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. A 0.6-mile stretch of the Heritage Rail Trail by the Seven Valleys parking lot will be decorated and lit with hand-carved pumpkins; pumpkin decorators of all ages are invited to participate in advance. Donation: $5. Information: yorkcountypa.gov/parks-recreation.
Want to get into the Halloween Spirit? Enjoy silent films? You're in luck as the Capitol Theatre at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St., presents Lon Chaney in the 1925 classic "Phantom of the Opera" at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. There will be live organ accompaniment by Don Kinnier. Tickets: $7. Information: www.appellcenter.org.
The York Symphony Orchestra will begin its classical series with "Prost! A Toast to Oktoberfest," 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Strand Theatre, 50 N. George St. The concert, the second of the "World Tour" season, will feature works by Brahms, Schubert and Mozart, the debut of concertmaster Denise Dillenbeck and works featuring the York Symphony Chorus. Tickets begin at $9 for adults, $5 students. Information: www.YorkSymphony.org or 717-846-1111.
Oysters take center stage at History on the Half Shell, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at the York County History Center's Agricultural and Industrial Museum, 217 W. Princess St. The event, formerly the Oyster Festival, features oysters stewed, nude and fried, as well as steamed shrimp, crab cakes, pork barbecue, mac and cheese, chicken corn soup, apple fritters and beer, wine and soda, along with music, historic crafts and the exhibits in the museum. Free, pay for food and drinks. Information: www.yorkhistorycenter.org.
The Spooky York Downtown Dark History Tour follows Scott Butcher's book "Spooky York" and former Gettysburg ghost tour guide Megan Feeser through downtown York's creepiest sites. Starting at Continental Square, Feeser will give some background York history followed by a 90-minute excursion to places such as the old York County courthouse on Market Street, where the hex murders were tried, and the former Lafayette Club, which Stuart, the caretaker, continues to haunt, according to accounts from York College employees. Admission: $20, $25 for Saturdays. Dates: Oct. 18, 21, 25, 29 and 30. Kristen Dempwolf, from Downtown Inc, was trained under Feeser and will lead the Oct. 29 and 30 tours.Time: 6:30 p.m. Each tour will admit 30 guests. Website: downtownyorkpa.com/spookyyork.
The U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band's Rhythm in Blues jazz ensemble will bring American jazz to the Pullo Center for a free concert, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, on the campus of Penn State York. The 13-piece ensemble tours the Eastern U.S. to inspire patriotism and share the story of the Air Force. Information: pullocenter.york.psu.edu.
Get ready to laugh with Brian Regan at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Strand Theatre at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St., York. The stand-up comedian presents material that is relatable to generations and suitable for all ages. Tickets: $49.50-$59.50. Information: www.appellcenter.org.