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April 10, 2014

There's plenty to see and do this weekend


Bard’s comedy

Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” will be performed by Pitt-Johnstown’s theater department at 7:30 tonight,  2 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Thursday through April 19 at the studio theater at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Richland Township.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Information: 269-7200.

Treasured paintings

“Pleasures and Treasures,” paintings by self-taught artist Lori Perrine-Miglioretti, will be on display through May 3 at Community Arts Center of Cambria County, 1217 Menoher Blvd., Westmont.

An opening reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today.

Her main interest is the Italian Renaissance and the Baroque era, but her painting styles are primarily photo-realism and romantic realism.

Her passion is working with oil paints, and her commissions range from oil portraits to landscapes and pencil drawings to wall murals.

Arts center hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

Information: 255-6515.

Winning auditions

Pittsburgh Concert Society’s major audition winners will perform for Johnstown Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, 309 Lincoln St., downtown Johnstown.

Sage Po will perform on the harp and Sean Kennard will perform on the piano.

Tickets are $15 or two for $25 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students at the door.

Information: 410-6144 or

Current art

“Maps, Scotch Bonnets & Snallygasters: Current Works by Michael Allison” will be on display Saturday through May 31 at the Art Works building of Bottle Works, 413 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

A free opening reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, with entertainment by The Nick Miller Project.

Allison’s exhibition demonstrates his method of using borrowed, computer-generated, layered images and a variety of techniques.

From traditional painting techniques to pinstriping and contemporary automobile painting, Allison’s current work explores the edge between image, meaning and identity.

Information: 535-2020.

Scholarship contest

Cambria-Somerset Outstanding Young Woman Scholarship Program will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center, 445 Schoolhouse Road, Richland Township.

This year’s theme is “The Beatles.”

Tickets are $12 at the door.

Spring art

The 2015 Juried Spring Exhibition of Allied Artists of Johns-town will be on display through May 3 at AmeriServ Financial, Franklin and Main streets, downtown Johnstown.

An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 tonight.

This year’s exhibition features 43 works from among 29 artists and includes a variety of media from photography to watercolor, acrylic, oil, metal, pastels, pencil and mixed media pieces.

Easter fun

An Easter egg hunt and storytime for children ages 5 and older will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the children’s department at Cambria County Library, 248 Main St., downtown Johns-town.

Participants will enjoy a special storytime, craft and refreshments provided by the West End Lions Club.

They will then hunt throughout all three floors of the library for goody-filled eggs.

Preregistration is required.

Information: 536-5131, ext. 205, or email

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