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York's Best of April entertainment calendar
Marcia Boyesen and Roger Latzgo present A Tribute to Hans Christian Andersen at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 5, at Penn State York's Pullo Center, 1031 Edgecomb Avenue. In the Scandinavian Heritage-themed program, the artists bring Hans Christian Anderson's literature to life through music. The show is free, and tickets are not required. Information: pullocenter.york.psu.edu.
TAFE (Theatre Arts for Everyone) presents "Cinderella: A Musical," April 6-7 at the York Learning Center, 300 N. Seventh Ave., North York. York residents Diane Crews and Jacquie Sutton adapted the classic fairy tale 16 years ago, bringing a unique look at the lives of Cinderella, her stepmother, the prince and more. Tickets: $8. Information: http://cinderellaamusical.eventbrite.com.
The York Symphony Orchestra will present April in Paris at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7, in the Strand Theatre at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St. Guest conductor Kelly Corcoran will lead the orchestra and vocalist Mandy Barnett in some French-inspired favorites made famous by the likes of Cole Porter, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra. Tickets: $5-$45. Information: www.appellcenter.org.
A pair of young lovers run away together, causing a local search party to go after them in the 2012 Wes Anderson film "Moonrise Kingdom," which will be shown at 4 p.m and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 7, in the Capitol Theatre at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St. Film is rated PG-13. Tickets: $7. Information: www.appellcenter.org.
Bigger isn't better at the Northeast Tiny Home Expo, April 13-14 at the Utz Arena in the York Expo Center. The expo will have builders, designers, suppliers and everything else needed to get in on the tiny home trend. Times: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $6-$10 each day, $50 VIP. Information: www.northeasttinyhomeexpo.com.
The 20th Annual Pennsylvania Herb & Garden Festival comes to the York Expo Center's Utz Arena April 13-14. The festival features nationally known speakers, workshops and vendors for all things in the garden and kitchen. Admission: $7, children 12 and under free. Information: www.paherbfestival.com.
DreamWrights Center for Community Arts presents "Bridge to Terabithia," April 13-22 at the theater, 100 Carlisle Ave. The play is based on the Newbery Award winning novel about best friends who create their own imaginary kingdom in the woods to escape the realities of home and school. Showtimes: 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets: $11 general admission, $15 reserved seating in advance, $13 at the door. Information: http://dreamwrights.org.
Funny man Kevin Farley will take the Capitol Theatre stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St. Farley, who appeared with brother Chris Farley in the movie "Black Sheep" is currently co-starring in the Netflix comedy series "F is for Family." Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Information: www.appellcenter.org.
William Penn Performing Arts Institute presents its spring musical "Once on This Island," April 13-15 in the Strand Theatre at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St. The all-ages show is the tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl who is guided by the island gods as she journeys to reunite with the man who captured her heart. Shows will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 15. Tickets: $5 for adults and $3 for students. Information: www.appellcenter.org.
The Belmont Theatre presents "The Diary of Anne Frank," April 13-22 at the Bon-Ton Studio in the theater, 27 S. Belmont St. The new adaptation of the the classic book brings Anne Frank to life as an intensely gifted young Jewish girl hiding with her family and others in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $27 adults, $25 seniors 62+, $15 youth 18 and under. Information: www.thebelmont.org/
The Capitol Theatre will present the silent film "The Eagle," at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St. Don Kinnier will bring the film's mix of action, comedy and romance to life as he accompanies on the Wurlitzer Organ. Tickets: $7. Information: www.appellcenter.org.
Terell Stafford & Friends will perform for a Jazz Appreciation Month concert, 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at St. John's Episcopal Church, 140 N. Beaver St., as part of the St. John's Concert Series. Trumpeter Stafford is recognized as a gifted and versatile player who combines a love of melody with spirited lyricism. Free, a free-will offering will be taken. Information: www.stjohnyork.com.
Paul Anka will appear on the Strand Theatre stage at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St. The singer/songwriter celebrates his long career with Celebrating 60 Years of Hits — His Way. Tickets: $60.75-$115.88. Information: www.appellcenter.org.
The AARP PA Be-In features the original music of John Terlazzo & Voices in the Hall and The Wild Hymns for an all-ages show at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in the Capitol Theatre at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St. The show is open to the public, and there is no charge, but registration is required by calling 844-418-2281 or by visiting https://aarp.cvent.com/BEINYork2018.
The York County History Center invites you to Swing Into the 1940s for the annual art and leisure auction, 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum, 217 W. Princess St. The event will pay homage to the York Plan from World War II, and guests are invited to wear their finest 1940s styles. Live and silent auctions will have everything from artworks to overnight stays and tickets to see "Hamilton," and the event feature live music and food, wine and signature cocktails. Tickets: $75 individual, $600 for full table of eight seats. Information: www.yorkhistorycenter.org.
The 10th Annual Go Green in the City event is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in the area of North Beaver Street and North Pershing Avenue. The street fair includes vendors, live music, live animals, food and lots of activities for kids. Free. Information: www.downtownyorkpa.com.
The York Revolution presents the 2018 Fan Fest, starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at PeoplesBank Park in downtown York. The day includes a special game between York and Hanover Little League teams, games and activities on the field and an exhibition game between players from the Susquehanna and Central leagues. Tickets: $5, free for season ticket holders, $3 for mini plan holders. Information: www.yorkrevolution.com.
The Joey Alexander Trio will take the Strand Theatre stage at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St. The 14-year-old pianist is the youngest jazz artist to be nominated for a Grammy Award, having earned nominations for best jazz instrumental album and best improvised solo for his 2015 debut album "My Favorite Things." Tickets: $15-$67.50. Information: www.appellcenter.org.
Washington, D.C.-based bluegrass band The Seldom Scene will bring its nontraditional take on bluegrass to the Capitol Theatre stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St. Tickets: General admission, $25. Information: www.appellcenter.org.
Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage comes to York College for the Campus Activities Board annual spring concert, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center on the campus. Savage launched his solo career in 2014 with "Picky," and his debut album, "Issa Album," arrived in the summer of 2017. Tickets: $40. Information: ycptickets.com.
Foodie alert: The York Jewish Community Center will hold its annual Jewish Food Festival, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at the JCC, 2000 Hollywood Drive. The festival features traditional kosher Jewish deli foods such as beef brisket, knishes and matzah ball soup, along with classic Jewish desserts and festive music. Information: www.yorkjcc.org/
The U.S. Navy Concert Band will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at Penn State York's Pullo Center, 1031 Edgecomb Avenue. The premier wind ensemble presents a wide selection of marches, patriotic selections, orchestral transcriptions and modern numbers. The event is free, but tickets are required. They may be picked up in advance at the Pullo Center box office. Information: pullocenter.york.psu.edu.
The Manufacturers' Association's 112th annual event will feature Astronaut Captain Mark Kelly presenting "Endeavour to Succeed!" at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at Penn State York's Pullo Center, 1031 Edgecomb Avenue. Kelly commanded the space shuttles Endeavour and Discovery and is a veteran of four space-flight missions. He currently sits on the commercial crew safety board at SpaceX and is co-founder of World View, a full-service commercial space launch provider. Auditorium doors open at 5:15 p.m., manufacturers' awards will be handed out, and there will be a book signing after the keynote address. Tickets: $85, $40 for students with valid school ID. Information: pullocenter.york.psu.edu or www.mascpa.org.
The second annual Big Swing Thing comes to the Valencia Ballroom April 27-29. The event, presented by Unforgettable Big Band, brings in eight live bands, 12 dance instructors and multiple dance performance troupes offering performances and classes throughout the weekend. Tickets start at $40 Friday and Saturday, $18 Sunday. Information: unforgettablebigband.yapsody.com