York's Best of October entertainment calendar
The 31st annual Bridge Bust takes place 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, on Veterans Memorial Bridge, which connects Wrightsville and Columbia over the Susquehanna River. The bridge is closed to traffic during the event, and craft and food vendors will line the space. Free. Information: www.eventbrite.com.
TAFE presents "Robin Hood," Friday through Sunday, Oct. 11-13. Join Robin, his merry men, Maid Marian and more for this original retelling of the classic story. Showtimes: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Phineas Davis K-8, 300 Ogontz St. Tickets: $8 in advance. Information: robin2019.eventbrite.com.
Legendary performer John Waite will perform at the Capitol Theatre on Friday, Oct. 11. Waite will play from his 40-year catalog of hits, including "Missing You," "When I See You Smile" and "Change." Showtime: 7:30 p.m. at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St. Tickets start at $35. Information: appellcenter.org.
Take a train to pick your pumpkin during Pumpkin Patch Excursions from the Ma & Pa Railroad Heritage Village at Muddy Creek Forks. The train will take a round trip of about five miles with a stop at a pumpkin patch where children can select a pumpkin to take home. Times: noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13. Tickets: $7. Information: www.MaAndPaRailroad.com.
Yorktoberfest brings 120 Pennsylvania wines and 80 hand-selected ales and lagers to the York Expo Center on Saturday, Oct. 12. The day also includes live music from local artists. Tickets: $20 wine pass, 1-5 p.m.; $25 VIP wine pass, noon-5 p.m.; $40 beer pass, 1-5 p.m.; $45 VIP beer pass, noon-5 p.m.; $15 designated driver, includes craft soads, water and more. Information: www.yorktoberfest.com.
Kathy Najimy will host an in-person conversation and a screening of "Hocus Pocus," 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Pullo Center, on the campus of Penn State York. Najimy will tell behind the scenes stories from the making of the 1993 Halloween classic and more. Tickets: $38. Information: pullocenter.york.psu.edu.
The York Symphony Orchestra opens its 2019-20 season on Saturday, Oct. 12, with "Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninoff." The concert will feature epic dance works from those composers and others. Time: 7:30 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 50 N. George St. Tickets start at $5. Information: www.yorksymphony.org.
Pink Martini will bring their "little orchestra" to the stage at the Strand Theatre on Monday, Oct. 14. The group draws inspiration from the romantic Hollywood musicals of the 1940s and '50s crossed with an eclectic modern sound. Showtime: 7:30 p.m. at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St. Tickets start at $38. Information: appellcenter.org.
Guitarist Charlie Hunter will be featured at Concert 4 a Cause York, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Wyndridge Farm, 885 S. Pleasant Ave., Dallastown. The concert is a fundraiser for the Jewish Family Services of York and supports leder care management and programs. Hunter plays guitars with seven or eight strings, as opposed to the usual six, allowing him to play melody, bass and rhythm at once. Tickets: $35. Information: www.Concert4ACauseYork.org or 71-.843-5011.
Ever wonder how much your old collectibles are worth? Find out during a local version of "Antiques Roadshow," 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at Glatfelter Memorial Library, 101 Glenview Road, Spring Grove. Appraisers from Cordier Auctions and Appraisals will be on hand to appraise antiques, collector's items and heirlooms. Fee: $10 per item or $20 for three items. Register at www.yorklibraries.org/event/antiques-appraisal-clinic/.
Orangemite Studios presents Shakespeare's "Henry V," Oct. 18-26. The play follows Henry as he becomes king of England, leaving his old life and facing his foes. Showtimes: 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at the Unitarian Universalist Church of York, 925 S. George St. Tickets: $15. Information: www.facebook.com/orangemite.
The Belmont Theatre presents "The Haunting of Hill House," Oct. 18-27 at the theater, 27 S. Belmont St. The play is based on the novel by Shirley Jackson where a small group of "psychically receptive" people are brought together in a Victorian mansion known as a place of ill will. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and the second Thursday, 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $27, $25 seniors 62+, $15 youth 18 and under. Information: www.thebelmont.org or call 717-854-5715.
The York Symphony Orchestra brings a new dimension to its first Pops Series concert of the season with "Frankenstein: The Original Film with Live Orchestra," 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. During a special screening of the original "Frankenstein" film starring Boris Karloff, the orchestra will perform a score composed in 2001 by Michael Shapiro. Performance: t the Strand Theatre, 50 N. George St. Tickets start at $5. Information: www.yorksymphony.org.
The 45th annual Oyster Festival will be held 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum, 217 W. Princess St. The festival features oysters every way as well as other seafood, other foods, baked goods, beer and wine. Crossing Abbey Road is the featured musical entertainment. Free, food is pay as you go. Information: www.yorkcountyhistorycenter.org.
Taylor Dayne will perform Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Pullo Center, on the campus of Penn State York. The pop icon has three decades of music with 75 million albums sold, from "Tell It to My Heart" to "Love Will Lead You Back." Showtime: 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $39. Information: pullocenter.york.psu.edu.
DreamWrights Center for Community Arts presents "A Little Princess," Oct. 25-Nov. 3 at the theater, 100 Carlisle Ave. The musical is based on the classic novel about a girl sent from Africa to boarding school in London. Showtimes: 7 p.m. Fridays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets: $12, reserved seating $16 in advance, $2 extra at the door. Information: https://dreamwrights.org
Postponed until June 12, 2020: Gordon Lightfoot will bring his 80th birthday tour to the Strand Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 26. Lightfoot's hits range from "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" to "If You Could Read My Mind." Showtime: 8 p.m. at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St. Tickets start at $40.50. Information: appellcenter.org.
The 70th annual York Halloween Parade kicks off at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27. The parade route stretches down Market Street from Richland Avenue to Queen Street, with a family fun zone on North George Street. The theme is "A Tribute to 7 Decades," and those in the parade are asked to pick a decade from the 1950s to the 2010s and pay tribute. YWCA Director of Youth Services Mike Smith is the grand marshal. Free. Information: www.eventiveyork.com/yorkhalloweenparade.
"Beautiful — The Carole King Musical" comes to the stage at the Strand Theatre on Wednesday, Oct. 30, with many of King's best-known songs, including "I Feel the Earth Move" and "You've Got a Friend," as well as the title song. Showtime: 7:30 p.m. at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St. Tickets start at $61.63. Information: appellcenter.org.