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January 23, 2014

Look what's happening this weekend


Ice is nice

The 23rd annual Ligonier Ice Fest will be held beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday and noon Sunday in downtown Ligonier.

A crew from DiMartino Ice will craft ice sculptures, and a speed-carving contest will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday.

There also will be music, food, children’s activities and horsedrawn sleigh rides from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


Jazzy club

Hot Club of San Francisco will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Richland Township.

The band plays gypsy jazz and pays homage to the 1930s music of Django Reinhardt’s Hot Club de Paris.

Tickets are $27, $31 and $35.

Information: 269-7200 or

Beautiful ballet

“The Sleeping Beauty” will be presented by The Rudolf Nureyev Russian State Ballet Theater at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Richland Township.

Tickets: $27, $31 and $35.

Information: 269-7200, (800) 846-2787 or

Bride pride

The 2014 Johnstown Bridal Showcase will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Pasquerilla Conference Center, 301 Napoleon St., downtown Johnstown.

Tickets are $7 in advance today and $10 at the door.

Information: 532-5162 or www.johnstownbridalshowcase. com.

Winter music

A winter concert by Johnstown Symphony Youth Orchestra will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Richland Township.

A mix of compositions and styles will be featured.

Tickets are $5 for ages 12 and older. Those younger than 12 will be admitted free.

Information: 535-6738.

Band fest

The concert for the PMEA District 4/6 Orchestra Festival will be held at 8 tonight at Richland Performing Arts Center, One Academic Ave., Richland Township.

Jeffrey Turner, the principal bassist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and director of orchestral activities at Duquesne University, will be the guest conductor.

The festival is co-hosted by music directors at Richland and  Bishop McCort Catholic high schools.

Students from the following  schools will participate: Richland, Bishop McCort Catholic, Somerset Area, Westmont Hilltop, Greater Johnstown, Bishop Guilfoyle and Northern Bedford.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students.

Proceeds benefit future PMEA music festivals.

Information: 269-0300.

Free music

Local acoustic duo Apache Moon will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at B&L Wine Cellars, 900 Broad St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Ray Flores and Teresa Fisher layer vocal harmonies over two guitars.

They play covers of songs from the ’60s and ’70s and also play their own music.  

Double tribute

“Rave On: Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison Tribute” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Arcadia Theater, 1418 Graham Ave., Windber.

The show will have minimal staging and no costumes and feature three musicians.

Tickets are $14, $18 and $22.

Information: 467-9070 or

Soup’s on

A “Take the Chill Off” event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at McCullough House, a senior living community at 500 Cheney Oak Drive, Johnstown.

The public may stop by for a free bowl of soup, meet the staff and take a tour of the facility.

Soup may be eaten in or taken out. Reservations are appreciated, but not required.

Information: 255-2213.

Worthy causes

A spaghetti dinner to benefit the family of Kevin and Jen Sheridan, whose baby, Owen, had lifesaving surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital, will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at St. Clement Roman Catholic Church social hall, 114 Lindberg Ave., Upper Yoder Township.

The menu will include spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, garlic stick, a beverage and cake for dessert.

The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children younger than age 12.

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