What's happening in York this weekend
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.
The first Ratchet Fest will celebrate urban life and culture, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Vellons, 412 Norway St., York City. The event includes live music and performances, vendors, a PizzaFest Mini contest, a community project to plant 100 feet of grapevines and more. Proceeds go for a fund to create and offer low-cost basic car care and clinics on car care through Vellons. Information: www.facebook.com/VellonsRatchetFest/
Take in the fall scenery from the rails as the Ma & Pa Railroad Preservation Society offers fall foliage train rides, Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 13-21. After flooding in August, the society repaired tracks south of the Muddy Creek Forks train station that have not seen trains in more than a decade, offering a fresh look for fall. Times: noon-4 p.m. Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays from the Ma & Pa Railroad Heritage Village, 1258 Muddy Creek Forks Road; excursions run each hour. Tickets: $7 adults, $5 children. Information: www.MaAndPaRailroad.com.
The Seven Mountains Bluegrass Association begins its 2018-19 season with Audie Blalock & Redline, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Goodwill Fire Co., 2318 S. Queen St. Tickets: $15 for SMBA members, $18 nonmembers, membership fee $12 per family. Information: www.sevenmountainsbluegrass.org or 717-395-7128 or 717-515-3324.
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: 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: pullocenter.york.psu.edu.