Best of November: Flavors of York, Home Show, Just Off the Vine, antiques, pets, holiday shows
"Disney's Beauty and the Beast" is coming to York at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Strand Theatre, 50 N. George St., York. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, the spectacle is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes and dazzling production numbers. There is also a Beauty and the Beast Tea Party before the show at 12:30 p.m. Show tickets: $54-$85. Tea party tickets: $15 per person (does not include the show). Information: www.MyStrandCapitol.org or 717-846-1111.
Twenty of York's best restaurants and caterers come together under one roof for the Flavors of York benefit at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Yorktowne Hotel, 48 E. Market St. Proceeds benefit Temple Beth Israel of York and the Doing Good for Goode project. Tickets:$35. Information: 717-843-2676 or www.flavorsofyork.com.
Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox will rework 21st-century pop hits in a variety of vintage styles at 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Pullo Center on the campus of Penn State York, 1031 Edgecomb Ave., York. Tickets: $32.50-$57.50. Information: pullocenter.york.psu.edu.
Black Violin will present a ground-breaking blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B and bluegrass music at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at the Strand Theatre, 50 N. George St., York. Musicians Wil Baptiste and Kevin "Kev Marcus" Sylvester are accompanied by an ace turntable whiz and a drummer. Tickets: $26-$40. Information: www.MyStrandCapitol.org or 717-846-1111.
The York Home Show will take place Nov. 6-8 in Utz Arena West at the York Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Ave., York. Find experts and inspiration for all your home-improvement needs. Admission and parking are free. The show is open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Information: www.yorkexpohomeshow.com.
Comedian Jeff Ross takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Pullo Center on the campus of Penn State York, 1031 Edgecomb Ave., York. This is a show for mature audiences only. Tickets: $37. Information: pullocenter.york.psu.edu.
Enjoy Jazz Beats and Cajun Eats from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, at the home of Underground West chef Sean Arnold, 328 W. Mason Ave., in York. The Cajun-inspired food will be paired with authentic New Orleans cocktails. Gumbo Junk, a blend of NOLA-style funk and jazz will perform. Tickets: $45. The event is in conjunction with Family First Health's anniversary celebration.
Seneca Indian Jerry Dietz will arrive in authentic dress to delight the audience with age-old Native American animal tales at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at the Nature Center at Richard Nixon County Park. Ages 5 and up. Information: yorkcountypa.gov/parks-recreation.
Taste samples of local wines and foods along with live music and a silent auction at Taste of the Valley, 7-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at Arhtur Hufnagel Public Library, 32 Main St., Glen Rock. This event is the library's major fundraiser for the year. Tickets: $35. Information: 235-1127 or www.yorklibraries.org/hufnagel.
Experience new and favorite locations and enjoy a new scavenger hunt during Wine Just Off the Vine, Nov. 14-15 and 21-22. Wine lovers can sample and hear about this fall's harvests firsthand from wineries across central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. Tickets: $20, including scavenger hunt with prizes, tastings at 18 locations on the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail, souvenir tasting glass and 10 percent discount on beverage purchase. Information: www.MasonDixonWineTrail.com.
The Greater York Antiques Show will be held 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, in Utz Arena East at the York Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Ave. The show will feature 85 art and antiques dealers. Admission: $12. Information: www.greateryorkantiqueshows.com.
Bring the little ones to see VeggieTales Live! Little Kids Do Big Things at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Pullo Center on the campus of Penn State York, 1031 Edgecomb Ave., York. Tickets: $10-$75. Information: pullocenter.york.psu.edu.
The York Reptile & Pet Expo is a family-friendly event that will bring animal lovers of all kinds together from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, in Memorial Hall at the York Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Ave. The event features two exhibit halls — one for snakes and creepy crawlies and one for furry and feathered friends — as well as pet supplies, animal rescues and educational booths. There will also be a low-cost vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a meet-and-greet with York County K-9 Officer Dargo. Tickets: Adults, $10; Children 6-12, $5 (children 5 and younger free). Information: www.yorkreptilepetexpo.com
The 14th annual Dallastown Area High School Night of Science will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, in the high school auditorium. The audience will be treated to a full hour of science demonstrations performed by the high school faculty, including exploding balloons, a chain fountain, liquid nitrogen demonstrations and film canister rockets. Free. Information: www.dallastown.net.
Livingston Taylor, who has enjoyed a 40-year career that has encompassed performance, songwriting and teaching, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St., York. His musical knowledge has inspired a varied repertoire, and he is equally at home with a range of musical genres — folk, pop, gospel, jazz and ballads. Tickets: $34. Information: www.MyStrandCapitol.org or 717-846-1111.
Get in the holiday spirit as York Little Theatre, 27 S. Belmont St., presents "White Christmas." The show, based on the beloved film, will be presented in evening and matinee shows Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 20-29. Tickets $12-$25. Information: 854-5715 or ylt.org.
Make a free visit to the Agricultural & Industrial Museum, 217 W. Princess St., York, during the York County Heritage Trust Family Day, Saturday, Nov. 21. The event will take place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Those attending can try dry ice experiments with Sciencetellers, check out TechFire 225 Robotic Team and their robot, poetry with York's Poet Laureate, creations with Prime Art Supply, The Rooted Artist Collective and Creative York, and the return of the Eat-A-Bug challenge. Information: www.yorkheritage.org or 848-1587, ext. 301.
York County Senior Honors Choir and York Youth Symphony will present a concert of Hope, Thanks, Grace and Gratitude at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22, at the Pullo Center on the campus of Penn State York, 1031 Edgecomb Ave., York. Tickets: $20 adults, $10 student. Information: pullocenter.york.psu.edu.
Who hasn't wanted to zing a golf ball around a library? You'll get the chance during Putting for Patrons, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, at Guthrie Memorial LIbrary in Hanover. The 18-hole course will run through the stacks, with Shultz's Deli available for food and drinks at the 19th hole (the Bare Center). Cost: $10 adults, $5 children 12 and younger. Information: 717-632-5183 or www.yorklibraries.org/guthrie.
The York Symphony Orchestra will present its Holiday Pops Spectacular at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28, at the Strand Theatre, 50 N. George St., York.. Tickets: $9-$39. All student tickets $5. Information: www.MyStrandCapitol.org or 717-846-1111.