Best of January 2013 entertainment calendar
Best of January 2013 entertainment calendar. Click on the pdf icon below to download a printable version. (Todd Stouch illustration)

First Friday

Kick off 2013 with First Friday fun from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, in downtown York City. Check out live music, food samples, special deals and more at several businesses. The fun is centered on the first block of North Beaver Street. Information: (717) 849-2331 or

Pa. pride

The 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show features food, animals, exhibits, demonstrations and more Jan. 5-12 at the Farm Show Complex along North Cameron and Maclay streets in Harrisburg. Exhibits are open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. most days. Admission is free; parking is $10. Information: (717) 787-5373 or

Holiday festivities

The 15th annual Boar's Head Festival at Grace United Methodist Church, 37 N. Broad St., York, will offer two performances showcasing the sights, sounds, food and people of a pre-Elizabethan English celebration of Epiphany. The feast ends with a retelling of the birth of the Christ child. The free performances start at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Information: (717) 843-8573.

Home tour

The York Twinning Association's Twelfth Night Holiday Home Tour lasts from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday and takes visitors across centuries, starting with the 1761 Cookes House. The tour will be headquartered at Sam & Tony's Restaurant, 243 W. Market St., with tickets available at the door. Tickets: $15. Information: Ardy Gable, (717) 741-1479.

On stage

York Little Theatre presents the play “Deathtrap,” a thrilling comedy with classic suspense style, Jan. 11-13 and 17-20 at the theater, 27 S. Belmont St., Spring Garden Township. Shows start at 3 p.m. Sundays and 7:30 p.m. on other nights.
Best of January 2013 printable calendar
Best of January 2013 printable calendar (Todd Stouch illustration)
Tickets: $23 for adults, $21 for seniors, $18 for students and $10 for children 12 and under. Information: (717) 854-5715 or

Free concert

Croatian folk style comes to Martin Library, 159 E. Market St., York, when Kolo Club Marian performs at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, in a show sponsored by the Susquehanna Folk Music Society. The concert will feature traditional music, dancing and costumes as well as a dance lesson. Registration is recommended for the free shows. Information: (717) 846-5300, ext. 222, or

Sounds of the '60s

The Midtown Men, including Central York grad J. Robert Spencer and three of his fellow former “Jersey Boys” cast members, perform classic hits from the 1960s at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., York. Tickets: $49-$59. Information: (717) 846-1111 or

It's a mystery

Join Scooby-Doo and the gang for “Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries” and help crack the case at 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center, 1031 Edgecomb Ave. on the Penn State York campus. Tickets: $25-$55. Information: (717) 505-8900 or

Love and tragedy

Keira Knightley, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Jude Law star in “Anna Karenina,” an R-rated take on Leo Tolstoy's classic novel about love, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St., York. Tickets: $7. Information: (717) 846-1111 or

Take a hike

The York County Parks annual Cabin Fever hiking series begins with the Winter Scavenger Hike from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Rocky Ridge County Park in Springettsbury Township. Participants should meet at the Hidden Laurel parking area for a one-mile hike followed by hot-chocolate by the fire. Registration is requested for the free hike. Information: (717) 428-1961 or

Hit the dirt

The Central Pennsylvania Dirt Trackin' Show features race cars, autograph sessions, racing seminars, vendors and more from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, in Memorial Hall at the York Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Ave. Admission: $10 general admission, free for kids 6 and under; $5 general admission on Sunday only. Information:

Serious sleds

The annual Cardboard Derby at Roundtop Mountain Resort features a Barnyard Bonanza theme this year. Come out and watch the cardboard creations slide down the slope and hopefully hold together at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at Roundtop Mountain Resort, 925 Roundtop Road, Warrington Township. Registration check-in starts at 3 p.m.; the competition entry fee is $30 per team ($20 before Jan. 19). Information: (717) 432-9631 or

Hot comedy

“Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody” pokes fun at the best-selling book series in a musical comedy style at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., York. Tickets: $33.50-$43.50. Information: (717) 846-1111 or