Christmas is coming
Johnstown’s annual Light-Up Night and Hometown Christmas Parade will begin at 6 tonight in downtown Johnstown.
The parade will feature oversized balloons, bands, floats and Santa Claus.
After the parade, St. Nick will power up the lights in Central Park and hear children’s Christmas wishes.
Before the parade, there will be Christmas carols in Central Park and a Santa Run to benefit families coping with cancer.
2U Tribute to Irish rock band U2 will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Arcadia Theater, 1418 Graham Ave., Windber.
Tickets are $16, $20 and $24.
Information: 467-9070 or www.arcadiatheater.net.
The 14th annual Night of Rock, Rhythm and Blues will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ace’s, 316 Chestnut St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.
The fundraiser benefits Johns-town Free Medical Clinic and will feature The Billy Price Band.
Tickets are available at the medical clinic at 340 Main St. and George’s Song Shop, both in downtown Johnstown; Ace’s; The Little Shop at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center; and the Lee Shoppe at Conemaugh Memorial’s Lee Campus.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
“Paris on the Conemaugh” with Clelia Cicero will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Art Works in Johnstown! 413 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown. Cicero will sing the music of French singer Edith Piaf.
Tickets are $10 for Art Works members and $12 for nonmembers.
Justin Giuffre & the Pilgrimage will perform folk and acoustic music for Next-to-Last Friday at 5:30 tonight at the Ethnic Social Club on the fourth floor of the Heritage Discovery Center, 201 Sixth Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johns-town.
Doors open at 5, with music starting at 5:30.
There is no cover charge.
“Annie Juniors” will be presented by Johnstown Kids Onstage at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday at Westmont Hilltop High School, 200 Fair Oaks Drive, Johnstown.
Admission is free.
The fourth annual Trivia Night will be held Saturday at Christ the Saviour Cathedral Educational Center, 307 Garfield St. in the West End section of Johns-town.
Registration and dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m., with game time at 7.
Teams of six to 10 people will compete during eight rounds of trivia questions.
Proceeds from the fundraiser go toward ongoing work at the cathedral.
Admission is $25, which includes food and dessert bar.
There will be a cash bar, and seating is limited.
The fall concert of Inclined to Sing and Apprentice Choir, the children’s choruses of Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 1000 Scalp Ave., Richland Township.
Organist Ann Labounsky will perform for the Johnstown Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, 309 Lincoln St., downtown Johnstown.
Labounsky is professor of music and chairwoman of organ and sacred music at Duquesne University and dean of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
Tickets are $15 or two for $25 for adults and $10 for senior citizens and students.
Information: 410-6144 or www.johnstownmusic.org.
The Pitt-Johnstown Music Department will present two free concerts at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Richland Township.
Pitt-Johnstown’s concert choir and concert band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and the jazz ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
While admission is free to both concerts, collection cans will be available to make cash donations to the Cambria County Humane Society.
A benefit show for Moxham fire victim Ivori Achen will be held from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Venue of Merging Arts, 307 Chestnut St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.
The evening of music will feature Ivori’s brothers’ band No Excuses, plus One Track Mynd, The Lux Republic and Painted By Millions.
Donation is $6 or two for $10.
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