5 things to do in York this weekend
Movie, music and food lovers have a lot of options for entertainment this weekend.
From concerts to musicals to movies, here are five things to do in York.
*Editor's note: The Polar Bear Plunge, in which participants take a full plunge into the ice-cold Susquehanna River to raise money for the York County Special Olympics, was previously scheduled for this weekend but has been postponed to March 5. More information on that is available here.
Watch 'Grease' in theaters
Grease is the word. And the word is, you can see the classic 1978 film in theaters Saturday as part of York's Capitol Theatre's new film series. The movie starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7. Snacks, beer and wine will be available.
Other movies coming to local theaters this weekend include "Eddie the Eagle," "Gods of Egypt" and "Triple 9." Click below to watch the trailers.
See a high school musical
Local high schools' spring musical season kicks off this weekend with productions of "Mary Poppins" by Kennard-Dale High School and "The Little Mermaid" by Central York High School and Northeastern High School. Other upcoming shows to look for include "Bye Bye Birdie," "Fiddler on the Roof," "Jekyll & Hyde," "Footloose," "Shrek" and "Beauty and the Beast." Click here for the complete list.
Make your last RWYork reservations
This weekend is your last chance to take advantage of breakfast, lunch and dinner specials for Restaurant Week York. Thirty participating downtown restaurants are offering prix-fixe menus, ranging from $5 lunch to $40 dinner, through Saturday. If you haven't already, make sure you try some of the Restaurant Week-only desserts. They look delicious! Flip through the photo gallery below for a sneak peek.
Listen to the Lone Bellow at the Strand
Brooklyn indie-folk trio The Lone Bellow brings a mix of folk, gospel and heavy metal thunder to the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. Sunday. The band will be joined by Nashville-based Escondido. Tickets are $25. Click here for more info.
Throw an Oscars party
The 88th Academy Awards airs at 7 p.m. Sunday on ABC. Make things interesting by predicting the winners ahead of time with friends. Check out the link below for USA Today reporter Brian Truitt's predictions of who will win and who should win in six major categories.
Willing to travel? Check out Roots and Blues Fest in Lancaster.
The annual festival will feature close to 75 bands and 90 concerts on 11 downtown Lancaster stages Friday to Sunday. This year's lineup includes nationally recognized acts like Maceo Parker and The Wood Brothers and local favorites like Vinegar Creek Constituency. Click below for more info.