What's happening in York this week
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.
York College hosts jazz musicians the Kelly Green Trio, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the DeMeester Recital Hall in Evelyn and Earle Wolf Hall. The group has performed around the eastern U.S. and has maintained several residencies in New York City, building on a repertoire from the Great American Songbook with jazz standards and original works. Free.
CapComedy presents Paul Lyons, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St. Lyons has performed on Comedy Central and Showtime as well as headlining around the country and overseas. Anita Wise will open. Tickets: $10, for mature audiences. Information: appellcenter.org.
Check out the colors of autumn during fall foliage train rides on the Ma & Pa Railroad. The train runs from the Ma & Pa Railroad Heritage Village, 1258 Muddy Creek Forks Road, Airville, through the Muddy Creek Valley and returns to the village. Times: noon-4 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 19 and 26, and 1-5 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 20 and 27; excursions run each hour. Tickets: $7 adults, $5 children. Information: www.MaAndPaRailroad.com.
Creative York will hold its first Creative Bazaar, 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Penn Market, 380 W. Market St. The fundraiser features a silent auction for art being made live by 27 local artists, an artists' market and creation stations where guests can create their own artwork to take home. There will also be food, wine and beer and live music. Tickets: $15-$40. Information: creativeyork.org/creative-yorks-creative-bazaar/.
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.
Folk artist Dar Williams comes to the Capitol Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 19, with music from her 25-year career. Williams has toured with Joan Baez and is a founder of Cry Cry Cry. Showtime: 7:30 p.m. at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St. Tickets start at $24. Information: appellcenter.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.
York College's theater program will present "On the Verge, or the Geography of Yearning," Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 24-26. Three women explore jungles, mountains, deserts and time itself during the play, which is based on real-life stories of female explorers in the 1800s. Free. Showtime: 7:30 p.m. each day, 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at the Waldner Performing Arts Center. Reservations: www.ycp.edu/theatre or 717-600-3868.
Concert postponed: Gordon Lightfoot's Oct. 26 performance at the Strand Theatre has been postponed after Lightfoot suffered unforeseen complications from a recent injury, the Appell Center for the Performing Arts announced. Lightfoot is expected to make a full recovery, and his Strand performance has been rescheduled for Friday, June 12, 2020. All current tickets will be honored at the rescheduled concert. For exchanges or refunds, contact the Appell Center Box Office, 717-846-1111.