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What's happening in York this week
The York Fair brings 10 days of rides, exhibits and fried food to the York Expo Center, Sept. 7-16. Gates open at 11 a.m. Friday through Sunday, noon Monday through Thursday. Admission: $8 adults, $4 children 6-18 and college students with ID, children 5 and under free. There are different admission and rides specials each day. Parking $7. Check yorkfair.org for daily schedules of activities and entertainment. Among the highlights:
- Death metal legend Alice Cooper opens the grandstand concerts at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7. Tickets: $24-$689.
- Comedian Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias brings his One Show Fits All World Tour to the grandstand at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. Tickets: $34-$49.
- Contemporary Christian musicians MercyMe will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the grandstand. Tickets: $15-$30.
- "American Idol: Live! 2018" and special guest Forever in Your Mind take the grandstand stage at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12. Tickets: $15-$30.
- 5 Seconds of Summer and special guest The Acesperform at the grandstand stage at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13. The band's newest album, "Youngblood," debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The Australian band's first single was "She Looks So Perfect" in 2014. Tickets: $45-$195.
- Country stars Old Dominion and special guest Walker Hayes perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at the grandstand. Tickets: $34-$49.
For concert tickets and more information, go to yorkfair.org.
Fashion takes center stage as York City Boutique Week returns, Sept. 7-14 throughout downtown York. The week features live mannequins, trunk shows and a progressive walking tour, culminating with the Fashion Show, 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at the Valencia Ballroom. Information and tickets: www.DowntownYorkPa.com/boutiqueweek.
Take in one of Shakespeare's histories as Orangemite Studios presents "Henry IV Part 1," Sept. 7-16 at the Orangemite barn, 2035 Tall Fir Drive, Dover. The play follows King Henry IV, his son Hal, Hal's friends Falstaff and company, and Hal's rival, Hotspur. Showtimes: 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16. Tickets: $15. Information: orangemite.org.
Glen Rock's Ruins Park opens its fall season with the fifth annual Live Arts Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 8 and 9. The family-friendly event features musical performances, painting and children's activities. Times: noon-5 p.m. both days. Donation: $5 per couple, $10 per family for both days. Information: www.facebook.com/TheRuinsPark/
Have you heard about the murder of a young woman walking home from Hanover or a love triangle that ended in strychnine poisoning? Those are two of the events author Joseph David Cress will discuss during "Murder & Mayhem in York County," 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at Martin Library, 159 E. Market St. Free. Information: www.yorklibraries.org.
Take a quick trip to the islands as the Ewabo Calypso Band performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Pullo Center, on the campus of Penn State York. Ewabo is recognized as one of the top Caribbean calypso bands in the region, and their emphasis on the steeldrum, or pan drum, comes through in an array of traditional and contemporary music. Free. Information: pullocenter.york.psu.edu.
Hood Nation, a dance company from Philadelphia, will bring hip hop and other modern street dance to York College at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Waldner Performing Arts Center. Their theatrical dance performance, "Deetour," follows an overly confident hip hop dancer named Dee who is overwhelmed when she is sent to a world full of information. Free, reserve tickets at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10320040 or 717-600-3868