York's Best of October entertainment calendar
The Eichelberger Performing Arts Center presents the national touring company of "Memories of Patsy," a tribute concert for country legend Patsy Cline, 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the center, 195 Stock St., Hanover. The show features such songs as "Crazy," "Walkin' After Midnight" and "I Fall to Pieces." Tickets: $28. Information: www.TheEich.org.
The Old West comes to York County as Steam Into History presents Pennsylvania Cowboy Weekend, Oct. 6-7. The weekend includes a cowboy parade, train robberies, a cowboy camp, wandering musicians, a hoedown and more. Times: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Steam Into History, 2 W. Main St., New Freedom. Camp admission: $20 adults, $10 children, admission plus train robbery excursion $40 adults, $20 children. Information and schedule: www.steamintohistory.com/pa-cowboy-weekend.
Civil War cavalry will arrive at the Ma & Pa Railroad Heritage Village at Muddy Creek Forks on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 and 7. Union and Confederate cavalry re-enactors will skirmish at Muddy Creek Forks, and visitors will see battle lines dawn, reproduction weapons and the hard life endured by soldiers during the Civil War. Admission: $12 adults, $10 children. Event parking is at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 48 Muddy Creek Forks Road, Brogue, with a shuttle bus to the site. No advance tickets will be sold in case there is bad weather. Information: www.MaAndPaRailroad.com.
The York Symphony Orchestra presents "The Eroica," 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Strand Theatre in the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St. The orchestra will perform Beethoven's Egmont Overture, Hummel's Trumpet Concerto featuring principal trumpet Nathan Clark, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, Eroica. Tickets start at $9 for adults, $5 students. Information: www.YorkSymphony.org or 717-846-1111.
Venture under the sea for "The Little Mermaid," Oct. 12-28 at DreamWrights Center for Community Arts, 100 Carlisle Ave. The classic Disney musical comes to life on stage, with two casts ranging from age 7 to adults. Showtimes: 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets: $15 reserved seating, $11 general admission in advance, $13 at the door. Information: dreamwrights.org.
Country artist Sara Evans comes to the stage at Hanover's Eichelberger Performing Arts Center, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12. Evans has had five No. 1 singles and been named Top Female Vocalist by the Academy of Country Music. She'll be performing with an acoustic trio. Tickets: $55-$59. Information: www.TheEich.org.
Take a stroll through a seasonal show with the Pumpkin Walk, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, on the Heritage Rail Trail at the Seven Valleys parking lot. The 0.6-mile round-trip hike will be decorated and lighted with hand-carved pumpkins, with pumpkin carvers of all ages invited to participate. Recommended donation: $5 per adult, benefits the development of York County trails. Information: YorkCountyTrails.org or 717-428-0999
The Indigo Girls perform on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Strand Theatre. In 20 years, the duo has created their own music business, with Top 40 titles in the 1980s, '90, 2000s and '10s and 14 million recordings sold. Showtime: 7:30 p.m. at the Strand in the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St. Tickets start at $43.88. Information: https://appellcenter.org.
Jazz guitarist Frank Vignola headlines the Concert 4 a Cause York, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Wyndridge Farm, 885 S. Pleasant Ave., Dallastown. The event is a fundraiser for Jewish Family Services of York, which supports programs and services for elders in the greater York area. Vignola has performed with Ringo Starr, Madonna, Wynton Marsalis and more. Tickets: $35. Information: www.Concert4ACauseYork.org or call 717-843-5011.
The music of Whitney Houston comes to life for "The Greatest Love of All," 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Pullo Center, on the campus of Penn State York. The production journeys through Houston's greatest hits, including "I Will Always Love You" and "How Will I Know," performed by Belinda Davids and a live band. Tickets: $45-$28. Information: http://pullocenter.york.psu.edu.
Get in the spirit of the season with "Veronica's Room," a mystery thriller presented by The Belmont Theatre, Oct. 19-28. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday in the Bon-Ton Studio at the theater, 27 S. Belmont St. Tickets: $27 adults, $25 seniors 62+, $15 youth 18 and under. Information: www.thebelmont.org.
The York County History Center brings on the oysters for History on the Half Shell, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum, 217 W. Princess St. Along with thousands of oysters in a variety of dishes, the festival offers other seafood, barbecue, mac and cheese and apple fritters, along with beer, wine and cider. There will be live music through the day, artisans demonstrating their crafts and Native American dancing, along with tours of the museum. Admission is free, food a la carte. Information: www.yorkhistorycenter.org.
"Josh Gates Live!" brings tales of ghosts, monsters and adventures to the Pullo Center at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25. Gates is the host of "Expedition Unknown" on The Travel Channel, and he has traveled around the world to investigate history's most iconic legends. Tickets: $35. Information: http://pullocenter.york.psu.edu.
Country star Tanya Tucker will take the stage at the Pullo Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26. Over four decades, Tucker has had a string of 56 singles hit the Top 40, including 10 No. 1 hits, from "Blood Red and Goin' Down" to "Texas (When I Die)." Tickets: $49-$35. Information: pullocenter.york.psu.edu.
See one of the top comedy troupes in the country as The Best of Second City comes to the Capitol Theatre on Friday, Oct. 26. The show features the best sketches and songs along with top improv from the group that launched Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Bill Murray and more. Tickets start at $34. Showtime: 7:30 p.m. at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St. Information: https://appellcenter.org.
Celebrate the grand reopening of the Capitol Theatre with the CapFilm: Free Halloween Film Festival on Saturday, Oct. 27. The day begins at 10 a.m. with "Coco" and runs through "Ghostbusters," "Waxworks" and more before ending with "Halloween" at 9 p.m. Information: https://appellcenter.org.
A grand York tradition continues with the 69th Annual York Halloween Parade, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. The parade is produced by Eventive and sponsored by York Traditions Bank and features floats, costumes, bands and more. The theme is York — A United Community of Many Cultures, and registration is open. The day also includes a family fun zone on the north side of Continental Square. The parade steps off on Market Street at Richland Avenue and goes east to Broad Street. Information: www.yorkhalloweenparade.com.
The Choir of Man comes to the Pullo Center at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, bringing high-energy songs and dance to the stage. The nine-member group has been the hit of the international music festival scene, and they are on their first U.S. tour. Tickets: $48-$25. Information: http://pullocenter.york.psu.edu.