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York's Best of November entertainment calendar
Celebrate the uniting of the 13 colonies into the United States of America with Articles of Confederation Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov., 4, at the Colonial Court House, 157 W. Market St. The York County History Center will display one of the last surviving copies of the first printing of the document, which was adopted in 1777 while the Continental Congress was meeting in York. The free event also includes 18th-century dress-up, time in the pillory and trying your hand at block printing. Information: www.yorkhistorycenter.org.
Get ready to flip your understanding of some Broadway show tunes as DreamWrights Center for Community Arts presents "Flippin' Broadway II," 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the theater, 100 Carlisle Ave. The cabaret features 22 people performing 21 songs from musicals that, for reasons of gender or age, they wouldn't be performing in a production of the play. Tickets: $15. Information: www.dreamwrights.org.
Experience a new twist on a classical instrument as the Strand Theatre at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St., presents Black Violin's Classical Boom Tour at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4. Black Violin is composed of classically trained violist and violinist Wil B. and Kev Marcus, who combine their classical training and hip-hop influences to create a distinctive multi-genre sound. Tickets: $24.75-$47.25. Information: www.appellcenter.org.
Embrace your inner child at 7:30 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Nov. 6-7, as the Pullo Center, 1031 Edgecomb Ave., York, presents "ELF The Broadway Musical." Follow the tale of Buddy, an orphan child who is mistakenly transported by Santa to live at the North Pole, only to come back to New York City as an adult to find his family. Tickets: $35-$65. Information: http://pullocenter.york.psu.edu.
Enjoy the unique sound of Citizen Cope at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, when the Strand Theatre at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St., presents An Intimate Solo/Acoustic Listening Performance by Citizen Cope. His sounds are southern rural, big sky lonely, concrete urban, and painfully romantic. A product of a varied background, his sounds are southern rural, big sky lonely, concrete urban and painfully romantic. Tickets: $30.25-$50.50. Information: www.appellcenter.org.
DreamWrights Center for Community Arts inaugurates its new studio space with "All in the Timing," Nov. 10-11. The production is a collection of short, one-act plays by David Ives, including "Sure Thing," "Words, Words, Words" and "The Philadelphia," brought to life by a cast of community leaders. Showtimes: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10-11, at the theater, 100 Carlisle Ave., with a reception after each performance. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Information: www.dreamwrights.org or 717-848-8623.
Get ready to laugh out loud with comedian Shawn Banks at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, in the Capitol Theatre at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St. Banks, with his imposing stage presence, is known for his witty observations and dead-on impersonations. Cliff Cash will open the show. Tickets: $10. Information: www.appellcenter.org.
Get a little spoiled as Hanover Little Theatre presents "Funny, You Don't Look Like a Grandmother," Nov. 10-19 at the theater, 360 Blooming Grove Road, Hanover. The musical revue casts a new light on modern grandmothers. Showtimes: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $15. Information: www.hanoverlittletheatre.com.
Some of the fluffiest competitors of the year will make their way to the York Expo Center for the Pennsylvania Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association Breeders Showcase, Nov. 11-12. Hundreds of the lovable animals will be judged on conformation and fleece quality, and young handlers will compete in costume and obstacle classes. Times: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12. Free. Information: www.paoba.org.
Spark up a little nostalgia as the Strand Theatre at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St., York, presents "A Night With Janis Joplin" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15. The Tony Award-winning musical features such unforgettable songs as “Me and Bobby McGee” and “Piece of My Heart.” Tickets: $40. Information: www.appellcenter.org.
Hear from one of America's greatest storytellers as Garrison Keillor takes the Strand Theatre stage at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St., York. An Evening With Garrison Keillor will captivate audiences with a signature blend of humor, charisma and wisdom. Tickets: $52.88-$75.38. Information: www.appellcenter.org.
Fagin, the Artful Dodger and Oliver Twist come to stage as The Belmont Theatre presents the classic musical "Oliver!" Nov. 17-26 at the theater, 27 S. Belmont St. From "Food, Glorious Food" to "I'll Do Anything," the production brings all the songs from the Tony Award winner to life. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $27 adults, $25 seniors 62+, $15 youth 18 and under. Information: www.thebelmont.org.
Grammy Award winner Ronnie Milsap takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at the Pullo Center, 1031 Edgecomb Ave., York. Schooled in classical piano but with a heart belonging to country and rhythm and blues, he's entertained country music fans for decades and had scores of No. 1 hits. Tickets: $40-49. Post-show VIP meet and greet with Milsap: $69. Information: http://pullocenter.york.psu.edu.
Relive the magic of the King of Pop with Invincible: A Glorious Tribute to Michael Jackson, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at the Strand Theatre, Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St, York. The all-ages show features fan-favorite songs and dances, as well as some routines Jackson rehearsed but never got to perform. Tickets: $35-$50. Information: www.appellcenter.org.
Grammy Award winner Kathy Mattea and her longtime collaborator, guitarist Bill Cooley, will present The Acoustic Living Room, Songs and Stories with Kathy Mattea at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, in the Capitol Theatre at the Strand Theatre, Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St, York. The evening will include beloved classics such as "18 Wheels and a Dozen Roses" and "Where've You Been." Tickets: $25-$35. Information: www.appellcenter.org.
A dancer and crooner compete for the affections of a beautiful rising star on the big screen in "Holiday Inn" at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Capitol Theatre at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St, York. With music by Irving Berlin, the 1942 musical classic stars Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire and Marjorie Reynolds and features the classic "White Christmas." Tickets: $7. Information: www.appellcenter.org.
The York Junior Symphony Orchestra presents its fall concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19 at Dallastown Area Intermediate School, 94 Beck Road. There will be a preconcert performance by the YJSO String Octet in the lobby at 2:15 p.m. Tickets: $14 for adults and $9 for children and seniors.
Who hasn't wanted to hit a golf ball in a library? Guthrie Memorial Library, 2 Library Place in Hanover, invites everyone to do just that, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24. Mini Golf at the Library will wind from the children's department through the teen and adult sections and end in the Bare Center for a 19th hole with face painting, raffles and mini bowling. Information: (717) 632-5183.
The biggest light show in York County begins Nov. 24 as Christmas Magic: A Festival of Lights opens at Rocky Ridge County park. The annual extravaganza features a half-mile trail decked out with lights, animations, trains, entertainment and food, along with stops at enclosed, heated buildings. Times: 6-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5-9 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Nov. 24-Dec. 31, closed Dec. 24 and 25. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children 4-12, under 4 free, seniors 60+ $9. Information and weather closings: www.yorkcountypa.gov.
Get in the Christmas spirit as the Capitol Theatre presents "It's a Wonderful Life" at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25, at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St, York. The 1946 classic stars James Stewart and Donna Reed. Tickets: $7. Information: www.appellcenter.org.
The York Symphony Orchestra will present its Holiday Pops Spectacular at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, on the Strand Theatre stage at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St, York. The show of holiday favorites will also feature the Gettysburg Children's Choir. Tickets: $5-$45. Information: www.appellcenter.org.
Get a look at the the colorful world of Bubblelandia with B — The Underwater Bubble Show at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, on the Strand Theatre stage at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St, York. The all-ages show features lasers, snow cannons, bubble tornadoes, fog and gigantic smoke rings to captivate the audience. Tickets: $33.75-$39.38. Information: www.appellcenter.org.
Celebrate a classic as the Pullo Center, 1031 Edgecomb Ave., York, presents the Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 25th Anniversary tour at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29. The show features over-the-top production, world-class dancers and hand-crafted costumes. Tickets: $28-$102. Platinum tickets, which include a meet and greet, backstage guided tour and merchandise, are available for $175. Information: http://pullocenter.york.psu.edu.