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What's happening in York this week
The Celtic Classic dog show runs through Sunday, March 18, at the York Expo Center. The show brings nearly 8,000 purebred dogs to the Utz Arena and other buildings at the fairgrounds for conformation, obedience and rally events, along with many vendors. Admission: Free for spectators. Information: http://wp.thecelticclassic.com.
The original stars from Broadway's "Rent," Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp, take the Strand Theatre stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 16, for "Acoustically Speaking — A 20-Year Friendship" at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St., York. The vocalists will perform solo and together, including a few iconic songs from "Rent." Tickets: $24.75-$52.88. Information: www.appellcenter.org.
The 35th Annual York St. Patrick's Day Parade steps off at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Market and Penn streets. The parade features Irish dancers, bands, floats, antique cars, individuals and family groups and more, with 100 entries expected this year. The parade moves east along Market Street to Duke Street, with a reviewing stand on Continental Square. Free. Information: www.yorksaintpatricksdayparade.org.
Embrace your inner Dude and see "The Big Lebowski" at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Capitol Theatre at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St., York. Film is rated R. Tickets: $7. Information: www.appellcenter.com.
The Strand Theatre presents An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and Shawn Colvin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St., York. The longtime friends come together to share songs and stories in the all-ages show. Tickets: $38.25-$59.63. Information: www.appellcenter.org.
Opera singer Ashraf Sewailam will give a recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at York College's DeMeester Recital Hall. Bass-baritone Sewailam began singing with the Cairo Opera Company and has performed in Australia and throughout the United States. Free.
Pianist Liana Paniyeva will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at St. John Episcopal Church, 140 N. Beaver St., as part of the St. John's Concert Series. Paniyeva has performed in international festivals in Norway, Ukraine, South Africa, Israel and around the United States. A freewill offering will be taken. Information: www.stjohnyork.com.
The Off-Broadway comedy "Men Are from Mars — Women Are from Venus Live!" comes to the Pullo Center Thursday, March 22. The one-man show moves through a series of vignettes, from dating to marriage to the bedroom. Showtime: 7:30 p.m. at the center on the campus of Penn State York. Tickets: $40. Information: pullocenter.york.psu.edu.
York College's Division of Theatre presents "Red Velvet," an award-winning play about the first African-American to play Othello, March 22-24 at the Waldner Performing Arts Center. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 22-24, and 3 p.m. Saturday, March 24. Tickets are free; for reservations, call 717-600-3868 or go to www.ycp.edu/theatre.