York's Best of July entertainment calendar
Watch the U.S. Women's National Team take on the Netherlands for the Women's World Cup on the big screen at the Capitol Theatre. The Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St., opens the theater for a free streaming event for the final game of the World Cup. Time: 11 a.m. Sunday, July 7. Information: appellcenter.org.
The 39th Annual Central PA Jazz Festival runs Thursday through Sunday, July 11-14, at locations throughout central Pennsylvania, including the Holy Hound Taproom, 57 W. Market St., York, and the Greystone Brew House, 303 Golf Club Ave., Dillsburg. The festival brings together more than 100 jazz artists for performances, discussions and jam sessions. Ticket prices vary. Information: http://friendsofjazz.org/central_pa_jazz_festival.
Take home your own felted fox after Felting for Beginners, 10 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum, 217 W. Princess St. Participants will receive tools and instruction to learn how to felt with Randi Marchant of Hand Me a Craft. For ages 10 and up. Information: Contact Christine Cooper at 717-848-1587 ext. 306 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The York Astronomical Society marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with a program at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Martin Library, 159 E. Market St. Society members will recount all the details of the mission, which lifted off July 16, 1969, and landed on the moon on July 20. Free. Information: yorklibraries.org/events.
The Ma & Pa Railroad Heritage Village at Muddy Creeks Forks will host a Civil War encampment on Sunday, July 14, at the village, 1258 Muddy Creek Forks Road, Airville. Reenactors will demonstrate maneuvers and drills, and there will be discussions of medical routines and the challenges women serving on both sides faced. There will also be a food display to show the conditions soldiers faced. Time: 1-5 p.m. Free, train rides $7 for adults, $5 children. Information: www.MaAndPaRailroad.com.
Upstart Arts presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream," July 19-28 at eight parks and other venues around York County. William Shakespeare's play pits the mischievous Puck against Athenian lovers, other fairies and a group of workers trying to put on a play. Free, donations accepted. Showtimes: 6:30 p.m. most nights, one matinee at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at St. John Episcopal Church, 140 N. Beaver St. Information: www.facebook.com/upstartarts.
The Dover Youth Shakespeare Academy, a program of Orangemite Studios, will present "A Midsummer Night's Dream," 7 p.m. Friday, July 19, at Dover Community Park, 2481 W. Canal Road, Dover. The performance is the culmination of the academy's two-week summer camp. Information: http://orangemite.org/dysa.
The James Younger Gang will be stopping trains in southern York County for a good cause on Saturday, July 20. Steam Into History's Wild West Express leaves at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. from the New Freedom depot, and passengers are promised that the ride to Seitzland and back will be interrupted by Jesse James and the Younger brothers, who will collect trinkets and jewels (provided) as well as donations for a nonprofit. Tickets: $24 adults, $15 children. Information: www.steamintohistory.com.
Hear some of the greatest music of Johnny Cash from Folsom Prison Revival, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St. The band was formed from a deep appreciation of Cash's music, and the band's set includes major hits from each period of his career. Tickets: $20. Information: appellcenter.org.
Legendary vocalist Art Garfunkel comes to the Strand Theatre on Friday, July 26, for a performance that includes Simon & Garfunkel songs, his solo works, select covers and readings from his autobiography, "What Is It All But Luminous." Showtime: 7:30 p.m. at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St. Tickets start at $40.25. Information: appellcenter.org.
Step back in time for Colonial York Day, Saturday, July 27, at the York County History Center's Colonial Complex, 157 W. Market St. The day will highlight actual trials that took place in York, with the audience taking part as defendants and jurors. There will also be programs on the Algonquian tribal governance, samples of 18th-century beverages, live music and demonstrations of blacksmithing, rail splitting and whiskey mash. Free. Times: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Information: www.yorkhistorycenter.org.
Get ready for a classic R&B show as Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes take the stage at the Strand Theatre on Saturday, July 27. Since 1974, the group has produced more than 30 albums and taken its joyous sound and exuberant horn section around the globe with songs such as "I Don't Wanna Go Home" and "This Time It's for Real." Showtime: 7:30 p.m. at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St. Tickets start at $30.13. Information: appellcenter.org.
XPN brings Mavis Staples to the Strand Theatre on Tuesday, July 30, as the blues, rock and gospel singer and civil rights activist tours while celebrating her 80th birthday. Staples' honors include induction into the Blues and Rock and Roll halls of fame, Grammy awards, honors from the Kennedy Center and a National Arts Awards Lifetime Achievement Award. Her latest album, "We Get By," is a collaboration with Grammy Award winner Ben Harper. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St. Tickets start at $38. Information: appellcenter.org.
Stewartstown Summer Theatre presents "Singin' in the Rain," July 31-Aug. 10 at the Stewartstown United Methodist Church, 26 S. Main St. More than 100 youth from south central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland are involved in the production of the classic Hollywood musical. Showtimes: 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, some performances include a dessert buffet before the show. Ticket prices vary. Information: www.sumctheatre.org.