York's Best of February entertainment calendar
DreamWrights Center for Community Arts kicks off its 2018 season with the classic tale of "Jane Eyre," Feb. 2-11 at the theater, 100 Carlisle Ave. The novel by Charlotte Bronte has been adapted by playwright Thomas Hischal to show Jane's story at three different ages. Showtimes: 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, and both Sundays. Tickets: $15 reserved, $10 general admission in advance, $12 general admission at the door. Infomation: www.dreamwrights.org.
Comedian Paula Poundstone hits York for a performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Strand Theatre, 50 N. George St. Poundstone has shared her wit and comedic timing on several HBO shows and is a regular panelist on "Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me" on NPR. Tickets start at $24.75. Information: appellcenter.org.
Get ready to spruce up your home for spring at the 50th annual York Builders Association Home & Garden Show, Feb. 9-11 at the York Expo Center. The show includes four garden displays, 150 vendors and activities for kids. Hours: 1-8 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. Information: yorkbuilders.com.
Beer aficionados, take note: On Saturday, Feb. 10, Hibrewnation will bring 100 hand-selected craft beers to the York Expo Center for the tasting festival. Organizers promise a wide variety of rare and hard to find brews for those who appreciate them. Tickets: VIP admission, 1-5 p.m., $55, includes limited and timed-release offerings; general admission, 2-5 p.m., $40; designated driver, 1-5 p.m., $20, includes craft sodas and water. Information: www.hibrewnation.com.
Take a closer look at the February night sky during a public starwatch, 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the York County Astronomical Society observatory in John Rudy County Park. Bring your own telescope or look through one from the society as members guide a tour of stars, planets, nebulae and the moon. Free. An indoor program will be held if clouds block the view. In case of extreme weather, call 717-759-YCAS or check www.ycas.org for cancellation notice.
"Musical Thrones: A Parody of Ice and Fire" brings a send-up of "Game of Thrones" to the stage at the Pullo Center Sunday, Feb. 11. The musical team behind "Silence! The Musical" has turned their pens and pianos to the seven seasons of HBO;s critical darling. Tickets: $49-$29. Information: pullocenter.york.psu.edu.
Baltimore-based West African dance and drum ensemble Nazu African Dance Company will give a free performance, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the Pullo Center, on the campus of Penn State York. Director Nai Zou Oivier was born in Ivory Coast and has danced around the world, including with the National Ballet of Ivory Coast and the National Ballet of France. Information: pullocenter.york.psu.edu.
British a capella sensation "Gobsmacked! The Musical" comes to the Pullo Center on the campus of Penn State York on Thursday, Feb. 15. The show features world champion beatboxer Ball-Zee and a cast of vocalists who tell a story using all forms of a capella singing. Showtime: 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $49-$29. Information: pullocenter.york.psu.edu.
Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods" comes to The Belmont Theatre Feb. 16-25. Several fairy tales intertwine in the musical, from Little Red Riding Hood to Rapunzel. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday at the theater, 27 S. Belmont St. Tickets: $27 adults, $25 seniors 62+, $15 youth 18 and under. Information: www.thebelmont.org.
There's only one chance to see Oscars-nominated short films on the big screen in York, and it's Feb. 17-18 at the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St. CapFilms hosts three screenings for short films nominated for Academy Awards, with five nominees in each category. Live action shorts screen at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17; animated shorts at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17; and documentary short subject at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18. Tickets: $10 for one screening, $15 for two or three. Information: appellcenter.org.
Bluegrass stars Rhonda Vincent and the Rage will bring their sound to the Eichelberger Performing Arts Center in Hanover on Saturday, Feb. 17. Vincent and her group recently won a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album. Showtime: 7 p.m. at the Eichelberger, 195 Stock St., Hanover. Tickets: $35-$49. Information: www.theeich.org.
The York Symphony Orchestra travels South of the Border for a concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17. at the Strand Theatre, 50 N. George St. The concert features the vibrant sounds and rhythms of Latin America, including a guest performance by Mariachi Champaña Nevín. Tickets start at $5. Information: appellcenter.org.
The Singing Sergeants, the official chorus of the U.S. Air Force, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at DeMeester Recital Hall on the York College campus. The group is made up of 18 airmen vocalists and has been performing around the world since 1945. Free, but tickets must be reserved in advance at www.usafband.eventbrite.com.
he 22nd annual Millennium Music Conference and Showcase takes over the music scene in Harrisburg Feb. 23-24, with more than 300 original acts and artists performing at 28 music venues through the city. The two-day music business conference is held at the Park Inn by Radisson in Mechanicsburg, and live music performances will be spread through the area each evening. Information: MusicConference.net.