2013 Best of April entertainment calendar
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York Weekend's fun picks for April: the 2013 Best of April entertainment calendar. Click on the .pdf icon below to download a printable color copy.

Happy birthday!

Central Market marks 125 years with a celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the market house, 34 W. Philadelphia St., York. The night features food, drinks, entertainment, a souvenir bag and a gift certificate. Tickets: $25. Information: (717) 848-2243 or cm125th.eventbrite.com.

It's magic

A Night of Magic and Wonder returns to York Little Theatre, 27 S. Belmont St., Spring Garden Township, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, with a mix of comedy and magic from a half-dozen masters of the craft. Tickets: $15-$25. Information: (717) 854-5715 or www.ylt.org.

Caution: Zombies

Fans of the living dead can feast in a daylong Zombie Symposium starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at York College. Topics will include "The Walking Dead" and other expressions of zombies in popular culture. Registration is required for the free event. Sign up at faculty.ycp.edu/~dweiss/zombie/index.html.

Art & Leisure

The 21st annual York County Heritage Trust Art & Leisure Auction kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, at the Historical Society Museum, 250 E. Market St., York. The evening includes food tasting, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and silent and live auctions for art, trips and more. Tickets: $50. Information: (717) 848-1587 or www.yorkheritage.org.

Life's a 'Cabaret'

Visit Berlin's Kit Kat Club for a pre-WWII tale of love, power and tragedy as "Cabaret" takes the stage at York Little Theatre, 27 S. Belmont St., Spring Garden Township. Shows start at 3 p.m. Sundays and 7:30 p.m.

2013 Best of April entertainment calendar
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other days April 12-14 and 18-21. Tickets: $18-$23. Information: (717) 854-5715 or www.ylt.org.

Bottoms up!

The Susquehanna Ale Trail boasts a distillery and a baker's dozen beer sites for enthusiasts to visit for tastings, tours and deals in April. The second annual passport event costs $15 for imbibers and $5 for designated drivers for events from 4 to 8 p.m. Fridays, noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays during April 12-14 and 19-21. Information: 1-888-858-YORK or www.susquehannaaletrail.com.

Herbal remedies

The 15th annual Pennsylvania Herb and Garden Festival features workshops, lectures, vendors and educators to help with herbal cooking, crafting, health, gardening and more. The event runs from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, April 12, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in Memorial Hall at the York Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Ave. Admission: $5 for adults, free for children under 12. Information: (717) 848-2596 or www.paherbandgardenfestival.com.

Farquhar fun

The free Daffodil Festival is a romp for families from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in York City's Farquhar Park. Events include a fun run, live music, arts and crafts, children's activities, exercise, food and more. Information: www.avenuesyork.com.

Food festival

Eat your way through beef brisket, deli-style sandwiches, knishes, kugel and more during the annual Jewish Food Festival from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at the York Jewish Community Center, 2000 Hollywood Drive, York Township. The free event also features a variety of vendors and the Avalon String Band Mummers, who will perform and teach the mummers' strut. Information: (717) 843-0918 or www.yorkjcc.org.

Green shopping

The annual Go Green in the City Festival, a free event focused on sustainability and buy-local attitudes, runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20, on North Beaver Street in downtown York. The fun includes arts and crafts, food, special discounts at area shops and more. Information: (717) 849-2331 or downtownyorkpa.com/gogreen

Musical memories

Encore, a Rosies-replacement show featuring the year's best in York County high school musical theater, starts at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at Central York High School, 601 Mundis Mill Road. Each participating school will present a musical selection, seven awards will be given out, and the schools will join together for a super-sized finale. Tickets: $12. Information: 1-866-967-8167 or www.cyhspad.com.

Folk blues

Acoustic blues legend Rory Block will headline a Susquehanna Folk Music Society concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at Marketview Arts, 37 W. Philadelphia St., York. Local cigar box guitar standout Shane Speal will open the show. Tickets: $22 for adults, $10 ages 3-22. Information: (717) 745-6577 or www.sfmsfolk.org.

Jazz it up

The second annual York Jazz Fest takes over the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Live music will be performed on multiple stages throughout the venue, and guests can sample food and drinks from local restaurants. Tickets: $45 in advance or $50 at the door. Information: (717) 846-1111, www.yorkcity.org or www.mystrandcapitol.org.

Arts experience

The 16th annual Art in Residence promises a variety of beautiful artwork, great conversations, a silent auction, food, drinks and more from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Bon-Ton Corporate Center, 2801 E. Market St. Proceeds benefit children's art programs. Tickets: $70 for singles, $100 with a drawdown ticket for singles or $150 for couples with a drawdown ticket. Information: (717) 848-3200 or www.yorkarts.org.

Follow the clues

Lace up your running shoes or tune up your bike for the Teens Stand for Charities Adventure Race from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, in York City. Participants can walk, run or bike through the "Amazing Race" style challenges for their chosen charity. Read the April 4 York Weekend for an exclusive advance clue. Registration: $20 until April 7, $40 afterward. Information: (717) 793-3439 or www.teensstandforcharities.org.

Benefit concert

The Victoria Piano Trio will give a benefit concert to help women's education at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 925 S. George St. The performance will feature pieces by Beethoven and Dvorak. Admission: $20 for adults, $10 for students. Information: (717) 741-0252.

Is there an upcoming event you'd like to see on the York Weekend entertainment calendar? Email event information to mbarber@yorkdispatch.com.