What's happening in York this week
The second annual Big Swing Thing comes to the Valencia Ballroom Friday through Sunday. 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.
Learn about the day and night sky at A Day of Astronomy, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 8-10 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the John Rudy County Park Observatory. The York County Astronomical Society will have radio telescope demonstrations and solar observations during the day, followed by a tour of the night sky in the evening. Free, donations accepted. Information: www.facebook.com/AstroYork.
Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox comes to the Strand Theatre at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St., at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1. Since 2009, the project has been seen more than 900 million times on YouTube, has topped the iTunes charts 14 times and has played to sold-out shows around the world. Tickets start at $41.63. Information: appellcenter.org.