The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


August 9, 2013

A production by Ligonier Valley Players highlights events for the weekend

JOHNSTOWN — “Nunsense A-Men” will be presented by Ligonier Valley Players through Aug. 18 at Ligonier Theater, 210 W. Main St.

Performances are 7:30 tonight, Saturday and Aug. 16-17 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday and

Aug. 18.

Tickets are $18.

Reservations: 724-238-6514, ext. 2

Mixed music

“Love in Hollywood: The Concert” featuring Max Fedore will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Richland Township.

Vocalist and actress Emily Felton of Davidsville will join Fedore on stage.

Tickets are $14.

Information: 269-7981.

Soul man

Summer Concert Series featuring soul singer Jesse Dee will begin at 6:30 p.m. today at Peoples Natural Gas Park, 90 Johns St., downtown Johnstown.

Tickets are $12 in advance, plus fees, or $15 at the gate.

Information: 539-1889 or

Killer event

Summer Sleaze II, an open-air festival, will be held Saturday at Scooter’s, 185 Tire Hill Road, Johnstown.

Featured bands will be Horrid Ordeal, Disobey, Grisly Amputation, Disfigured Dead, Seplo-phile, Nekrofilth, Deathsick, Engorge, Embalmer, Funerus, Mausoleum and Incantation.

The cost is $20, and the event is open to anyone 21 or older.

Doors open at 2 p.m.


Fun festivals

The 23rd Portage Area Summerfest will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. today, 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Crichton McCormick Park, 100 Memorial Way, Portage.

A parade will start at 2 p.m. Saturday.

 Admission is free.


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St. Andrew’s Festival will be held from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at St. Andrew’s church and school, 1621 Ferndale Ave., Johnstown.

Information: 288-4324.

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Shade-Central City Heritage Days will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to

8 p.m. Sunday at Shade-Central City Community Park, off Chestnut Street in Central City.

Admission is free.


Jazzy day

The sixth annual Village Street Jazz and Blues Festival sponsored by Village Row Shoppes will be held from 1 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday on Village Street between Grove and Park avenues in the Moxham section of Johnstown.

The musical lineup will feature Black Cat Moan, 1 to 2:30; Jazz in Your Face, 3 to 4:30; Scott Jeffreys and the Augmented Triad, 5 to 6:30; and iBlue Redshift, 7 to 8:30.

Jennifer Drummey will perform during intermissions.

Biker benefit

The seventh annual motorcycle show and fundraising ride co-sponsored by the Johnstown Harley Owners Group and Zepka Inc. Harley-Davidson will be held Saturday at Zepka’s, 960 Eisenhower Blvd., Richland Township.

Registration will begin at 11 a.m.

The dice run, which will benefit Windber Research Institute, will leave at 3 p.m.

The cost is $10 per participant, whether rider or passenger.

Information: 262-7777.

Good cause

The inaugural 10 Against “K”rime, a 10-kilometer run/fun walk, will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at Roxbury Park, along Franklin Street, Johnstown.

Registration is $15.

Information: email

Spy farce

“Sin, Sex & the CIA” will be presented through Aug. 18 at Mountain Playhouse, 7690 Somerset Pike, Jennerstown.

Curtain times are 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and

3 p.m. Sundays.

Tickets are $22 to $34 for evenings and $17 to $30 for matinees, which includes a $2 service charge.

Information: 629-9201, option 1, or

Old-time items

The 43rd annual Somerset Antique Show and Appraisal Fair will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Uptown Somerset.

An antiques appraisal will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on East Main Street, and an antique and classic car show will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Somerset Trust parking lot.

Admission is free.

Information: 445-6431 or

Lawn music

Circus Mutt, a trio of musicians from Asheville, N.C., will perform at  7 tonight on the lawn at Laurel Arts, 214 S. Harrison Ave., Somerset.

The band’s instruments feature a mandolin, guitar and congas.

There will be a $5 cover charge, and coolers, picnic baskets and lawn chairs are welcome.

In case of rain, the concert will be held at Pages & Light Bookstore, Georgian Place.

Information: 443-2433.

Love story

“Aida: The Timeless Love Story” will be presented at  8 tonight and Saturday at Cresson Lake Playhouse, 279 Shapiro Road, Loretto.

This musical is the story of forbidden love.

Tickets are $17 for adults and $10 for students younger than 18.

Information: 472-4333 or

Concert series

The free Concerts in the Park series will feature Johnstown Classic Rockers from 6 to 9 tonight at Penn Eben Park, Ebensburg.

Concertgoers can bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks or a cooler.

Information: 472-8780 or

Author event

 A book signing will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday in the community room at Cambria County Library, 248 Main St., downtown Johnstown.

Kathleen Danielczyk will sign copies of her book, “Summer of Gold and Water,” a fictional account of the 1889 Johnstown Flood.

Information: 536-5131.

Art entries

Artwork will be accepted for Allied Artists of Johnstown’s 81st annual exhibition from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Artworks in Johnstown, 413 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Those who submit artwork should return between 2 and 3 p.m. after the jurying process to pick up their artwork.


Tea thyme

The Penn State Master Gardeners will present a Tea Thyme and Herbal Experience at 1 p.m. Aug. 17 in the Manor Drive conference room, 499 Manor Drive, Ebensburg.

The fee of $25 is due by Monday.  

There will be hot and cold teas, desserts, recipes and potted herb plants.

Presentations on growing herbs for teas and desserts will be featured, and there will be free potted herbs.

Space is limited to 20.

Reservations: 472-7986.

Book bargains

Friends of the Cambria County Library’s Inclined To Read Bookstore will highlight books on gardening, pets and animals during August at the library, 248 Main St. in downtown Johnstown.

The selection of fiction and nonfiction includes art, business, classics, cooking, gardening, health and well-being, history, religion and sports, and there is a murder/mystery/suspense room.

There also will be CDs, DVDs and cassettes.

Hardback books are $1, paperbacks are 25 cents and children’s books are 50 cents.

Bookstore hours will be 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

Information: 536-5131.

Bandshell blast

AmeriServ Free Summer Concerts at Roxbury Bandshell will continue Sunday at the bandshell at Roxbury Park along Franklin Street, Johnstown.

The Stone Bridge Blues Band will perform at 5 and Midnight Graffiti will perform classic rock at 6.

Dinner music

Songworks acoustic dinners will continue from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Grand Halle, 306 Broad St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

An ethnic dinner will be served at 6:30, and Songworks member Ernie Peterson will perform and host an open mic at 7:30.

Tickets, which will be available at the door, are $10.

Information: 536-7986 or email

Performance venue

Music will be on the menu at the Venue of Merging Arts, 305 Chestnut St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

An acoustic Open Mic with special guests Striped Maple Hollow will be held from 7 to 11 tonight.

Admission is $3 or $2 VIP.

A teen open-mic night will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 Tuesday.

The first half will be an open mic for anyone, and the second half will feature a local teen band performance.

Concessions will be available.

Ultraviolet Hippopotamus, for fans of Phish, Lotus, Dopapod and Widespread Panic, will perform from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

Information: 410-2245.

Outdoor music

The 35th free summer Concerts on the Green will feature the Civic Concert Band from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Community Arts Center of Cambria County, 1217 Menoher Blvd., Westmont.

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