- Celebrate Music Friday, from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 21 in downtown Lancaster. The community will be buzzing with musical performances throughout the afternoon. In addition to live music, Music Friday will also feature retailers, restaurants and other attractions.
Festivals and food
- The Rose & Shamrock Celtic Festival returns to the Red Rose City, from noon to midnight Nov. 22 at Millersville University’s Ware Center, 42 N. Prince St, Lancaster. The popular festival incorporates a full day of concert performances, food, workshops, and other Irish and Scottish inspired festivities. [Tickets are $35 advance, $40 at the door.]
- The Amish Markets at Hanover invite you to celebrate the Old Tyme Fall Fest, Nov. 20-22 in 1649 Broadway, Hanover. Reminisce and reconnect with the community, as you celebrate the tradition of local famers markets. Entertainment, deals and other great opportunities will be available during the weekend festival. [Free]
- Composer Daniel Bernard Roumain will be presenting Civil Rights Portraits as Democratic Vistas, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 in the Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center, 60 W. Cottage Ave., Millersville. The musical display will pay homage to iconic Civil Rights figures, such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, and Maya Angelou. Roumain’s work will also reference Walt Whitman’s “Democratic Vistas.”
- Lewis Black will make his appearance 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 in the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., York. The critically-acclaimed comic is known for his dark humor and entertaining rants. A traveled comedian, Black has also notched numerous late-night television appearances with shows like “Larry King Live,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brian,” and “The Late Show with David Letterman,” to add to his popularity. [Tickets are $58, $64, and $69]
- Lancaster-based rock band, They Were Only Satellites, will play 8 p.m. Nov. 21 in the Chameleon Club, 223 N. Water St., Lancaster. The band is noted for their evocative sound, which draws upon blues, country and soul. [$5; for ages 21 and over only.]
- Comedian Ron White will be performing at 9:30 p.m. Nov. 21 in the Hershey Theatre, 15 E. Caracas Ave., Hershey. White will be performing the offbeat, laid-back humor that made him such a success. The Texas native has notably performed alongside Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy in the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. [$46.75 & $56.75]
- The legacy of pop icon, Michael Jackson, will be remembered in Invincible: A Glorious Tribute to Michael Jackson, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 in the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., York. Jackson fans will be able to see talented performers reenact the legendary dance moves that made the King of Pop famous. The show will chronicle some of Jackson’s greatest hits, including “Billie Jean,” “Beat It,” “Thriller,” and “Smooth Criminal.” [Tickets are $25, $40, and $45]
- This is the last weekend to see Sylvia. The final showing of the 2014 season will be from 2-4 p.m. Nov. 23, in the Hanover Little Theatre, 360 Blooming Grove Road, Hanover. The comedy follows the story of a couple who adopts a beloved hound named “Sylvia.” [$12; $11 for students and seniors]
- The Extraordinary Give event is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. in 237 Centerville Road, Lancaster. Co-sponsored by That Fish Place – That Pet Place and KPETS, the event will host games, face painting, food and therapeutic animal demonstrations throughout the day. The activities benefit programs that foster positive animal/human interaction in the community.
- The West York Fire Department will be hosting its annual BARk’s Holiday Bazaar, from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 21 in 1341 W. Market St., York. The fundraising event will host vendors, food and more. Santa will also be present to take pictures with the kids. [Pictures are $5; small pet supply or pet food donations are also accepted].
- Eager cyclists are welcome to join the 2014 Cranksgiving bike ride, beginning at 10 a.m. Nov. 22 at Intercourse Bike Works, 3614 Old Philadelphia Pike, Gordonville. Along the 32-mile ride, participants will stop at different grocery stores for canned goods. The exhilarating tour will benefit the Factory Ministries’ Factory Kitchen. [Free]
- Support the American Legion, at a Road Rally Fundraiser Event, from 11:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 22 in 300 Cocalico St., Ephrata. The event consists of a scavenger hunt that starts and ends with the Ephrata chapter of the American Legion. A meal will follow the scavenger hunt. [$20]
- The Mehndi Henna Skin Art Workshop is scheduled for 2-4 p.m. Nov. 23 at Lotus Moon Yoga, 36 North Beaver St., York. Participants will be able to create Mehndi art (henna on skin) during the afternoon. The workshop also features an insightful historical explanation of the artful process, provided by Mehndi artist Charissa Bowman. [$20]