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The York Weekend entertainment roundup of openings, extras, weekend sports and ticket sales for Oct. 31 through Nov. 7.


The Dallastown Performing Arts Club presents a witty, wild night at the theater with "The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940." The humorous murder mystery will have audience members questioning their sanity at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, and Saturday, Nov. 2, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Dallastown Area High School auditorium, 700 New School Lane. Tickets: $4-$5. Information: (717) 244-4021 or dallastown.net.

Wear your best stompers for the high-energy gypsy-swing concert by Caravan of Thieves at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St., York. The CapLive concert also features Shane Speal's Snake Oil Jug Band. Tickets: $15. Information: (717) 846-1111 or www.strandcapitol.org.

The second CapLive concert of the weekend features Carolina Chocolate Drops member Don Flemons and local favorite HogMaw in a romp through blues, folk, jazz, bluegrass, rock and more. The fun starts at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St., York. Tickets: $15. Information: (717) 846-1111 or www.strandcapitol.org.

The Dover Community Orchestra is going out of this world for the "Music of Science Fiction" with a concert at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at North Salem Elementary School, 5161 N. Salem Church Road. The free show will feature pieces from "Dr. Who," "2001: A Space Odyssey," "Star Wars" and more. Information: www.orangemite.org.

"Mozart's Magnificent Voyage," a magical tale for introducing ages 6 and up to the classical music prodigy, is a 50-minute program presented by the York Symphony Orchestra at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, and Friday, Nov. 8, at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., York. Tickets: $6. Information: (717) 846-1111 or www.strandcapitol.org.

First Friday in York City is a Holiday Open House from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, with a variety of events on North Beaver Street and elsewhere downtown. The fun includes a Jazz in the City concert by Extremity at the Strand Studio ($3 cover), an author reading at The York Emporium, spice sampling at Park Street Pantry and nut and seed butter sampling at Nuts About Granola, a wealth of art exhibits, retail discounts and more. Information: (717) 849-2331 or downtownyorkpa.com.

The concert by "American Idol" alum Phillip Phillips at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center is sold out. Information: (717) 505-8900 or thepullocenter.com.


Week 10 of the local high school football season takes place Friday, Nov. 1. It's the final night of the regular season There are 11 games involving York-Adams League teams. Central York (Division I), Dover (Division II) and Littlestown (Division III) can sew up outright division titles with wins. For a complete schedule, turn to the sports section.

The PIAA State Cross Country Championships are set for Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Parkview Course in Hershey. Dozens of York-Adams athletes will compete. The action starts at 9:30 a.m.


Reservations are open now for the seventh annual Spring Garden Band concert and dinner-dance, "Sounds of Stage and Screen." The band and several of its smaller groups will play a variety of popular songs in a night that starts with dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Valencia Ballroom, 142 N. George St., York. Tickets are $45 and must be reserved by Sunday, Nov. 3. Information: (717) 757-5381 or www.springgardenband.org.