Lancaster-based Duo Chiaroscuro performs for their "Silence Optional" concert series, which provides a safe space for individuals with special needs to listen and enjoy classical music. Performances are shorter than traditional classical concerts, and include visuals to go along with the concert's theme. The duo will be presenting "The Great Outdoors" theme Sunday, Jan. 21 at St. John Episcopal Church in York City. (Video submitted by Maria Corley) Wochit


Gaze into the world of Harry Potter during "Magic at the Museum Family Day," starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Ag and Industrial Museum, 217 E. Princess St. Hogwarts fans will be sorted into houses, meet Professor Snape and take a Defense Against the Dark Arts class from Professor Lupin, among other activities. Children are encouraged to dress up. Free. Information:

After seeing "The Last Jedi," you surely want to see "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" again on the big screen. CapFilm obliges with two showings of the 2015 movie, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St. Tickets: $7. Information:

The York Symphony Orchestra continues its World Tour season with "When In Rome," 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Strand Theatre, 50 N. George St. The concert will feature selections inspired by Italy or written by Italian composers, and it will include Mendelssohn's "Piano Concerto in G Minor" featuring Italian pianist Roberto Plano. Tickets start at $9 for adults, $5 students. Information: or 717-846-1111.

Check out new local performers as DreamWrights Center for Community Arts hosts an open mic night, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the theater, 100 Carlisle Ave. All performers and attendees must be 16 or older. Tickets: $8, waived for those who have registered to perform. Food, wine and beer will be available for purchase. Information:

The St. John's Concert Series presents Chiaroscuro's "Silence Optional," 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, at St. John's Episcopal Church,  140 N. Beaver St. The cello and piano duo focus on making their art available to those on the autism spectrum by presenting concerts of less than an hour with short breaks throughout and projected visuals. Free. Information:

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