The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

January 25, 2013

Events | Here comes the bride


— The eighth annual Bridal Showcase will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Pasquerilla Conference Center, 301 Na-poleon St., downtown Johnstown.

The extravaganza is sponsored by The Tribune-Democrat and Johnstown Magazine, and there will be more than 50 vendors from bridal gowns and tuxedos to wedding cakes and other food.

Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the door and are available at The Tribune-Democrat service center, 425 Locust St., downtown Johnstown.

Information: 532-5162 or showcase.

Icy figures

The 22nd annual Ligonier Ice Fest will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday in downtown Ligonier.

A new event this year, a speed- carving contest, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is free.


Dream on

“Draw the Line: Tribute to Aerosmith” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Arcadia Theater, 1418 Graham Ave., Windber.

The show, which is a crowd- pleaser for all age groups because of its great audience interaction, will bring the audience memories of the ’70s, the feel of the ’80s and the exuberance of the ’90s.  

The true distinction in the show is Neill Byrnes, who has the looks, sound, mannerisms and attitude of Steven Tyler.

Tickets are $32, $29 and $27.

Information: 467-9070 or

Friday fest

Last Friday will feature the Irish Pretenders, a traditional Irish pub band from Johnstown, at 5 p.m. today at the Ethnic Social Club on the fourth floor of Heritage Discovery Center, 201 Sixth Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The six-member band features guitar, mandolin, banjo, bodhran, bass, accordion and pennywhistle, with influences from the Clancy Brothers through the Pogues to Flogging Molly.

Music starts at 5:30, and there will be no cover charge.

There will be hot dogs and sauerkraut available for purchase, and the bar will feature Southern tea.

Information: 539-1889.

Worthy cause

A benefit Zumbathon will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at TNT inside Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center, 445 Schoolhouse Road, Richland Township.

The cost is $15 for the session.

Proceeds will benefit the Greater Alleghenies Light the Night Walk to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of western Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Registration: 418-1018 or email

Local history

“The Civil War in Pennsylvania” is on display through March 5 in the second floor gallery at Heritage Discovery Center, 201 Sixth Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The traveling exhibit was created by the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh for its affiliate program members and is expected to travel to 40 sites in four years.

The exhibit will feature five lifelike museum figures, artifacts, previously unseen photographs and large museum panels describing Pennsylvania’s contributions to the Civil War.

Admission is free to JAHA members or with museum admission.

Information: 539-1889, or

New year stretches

Yoga classes for all skill levels will be held at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

 Classes taught by Judy Hunter will be held at 5:45 p.m. Mondays through March 11.

Classes taught by Adriann White will be held at 5:45 and 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 27.

The cost is $8 per class or $56 for an eight-week session.

Registration: 241-8122 for Hunter and 539-0924 for White.

Movie time

Monthly family movie nights for children and families will be held in the Children’s Storytime Theater on the second floor of Cambria County Library, 248 Main St., downtown Johnstown.

“Horton Hears a Who!” will be shown at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Guests are invited to dress in their pajamas and bring pillows, blankets, and stuffed animals for a slumber-party themed event.

Admission is free, and popcorn will be served.

Other movies will include “Ice Age: Continental Drift” Feb. 26 and “Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie” March 26.

Information: 536-5131, or email

Allied for art

An opening reception for the annual Winter Show of Allied Artists of Johnstown will be held from 6 to 8 tonight in the lobby of AmeriServ Financial, Main and Franklin streets, downtown Johnstown.

The exhibit will be on display through Feb. 23.

Guests should enter by the Franklin Street entrance.  

Information: 266-0874 or

Musical sounds

Celtic and folk band D’Verse will host Soundstage at 7 tonight at the Pages & Light Bookstore, 314 Georgian Place, Somerset.

There also will be an open mic for other local musicians to perform.

Information: 443-2433.

Antiques road show

Southwestern Pennsylvania Council for the Arts’ annual antiques show will be held from 6 to 9 tonight, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Greensburg County Club, Route 130, Greensburg.

The diversified show will feature 65 antique and art dealers from throughout the United States.

An appraisal session will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Written appraisals are $15, and verbal appraisals are $7.

Proceeds will benefit the council for the arts, a nonprofit organization that promotes arts in the Westmoreland County area.

Admission is $6, and tickets are good for all three days.

Information: 724-834-3934.

Tropical show

The Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show will be on display through Feb. 24 at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh.

Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and until 10 p.m. Fridays.

There will be elegant and vibrant exhibits of orchids in many hues and bonsai, the Japanese art of training dwarfed trees to take on the shapes of their larger counterparts in nature, all designed by Phipps staff.

Admission is $15 for adults, $14 for seniors and students and $11 for children ages 2-18.

Members and children younger than age 2 will be admitted free.  


Industrial images

“An Industrial Revolution: The Photography of Amelia Patsy” will be on display through July 6 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Johnstown, located at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on the campus of Pitt-Johnstown, Richland Township.

The exhibit features 55 gelatin silver prints and cyanotypes chronicling much of western Pennsylvania’s industrial heritage and includes several Johnstown landmarks.

Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Information: 269-7234.

Multimedia art

Artist and art educator Penelope Wilson of Hollidaysburg will have a multimedia show on display through Feb. 1 at the Wolf-Kuhn Gallery at Mount Aloysius College, Cresson.

Her work includes an eclectic mix of 22 pieces featuring watercolor, pen and ink, graphite, wire and cut paper.  

Wilson incorporates collage and acrylic into pieces featuring  renditions of the slave’s quilt code, which was used as a communications tool by slaves prior to the emancipation.

Her work “Let Freedom Ring” was juried nationally and selected for display in the 2011 National College Art Show.

“Walking with Ruby” has been selected for display in the biennial 2012 Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art show.

Anyone wishing to visit the show should contact the college to verify gallery access.

Information: 886-4131.

Historic exhibit

“125 Years of Organized Jewish Life: 1888 to 2013,” the Johnstown Jewish Community Heritage Project, will be on display through September at Heritage Discovery Center, 201 Sixth Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The exhibition illuminates the history, traditions and achievements of Johnstown’s Jewish community.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Information: 539-1889.

Abstract canvases

“Julie Bernstein Engelmann: Being Spirit” will be on display through April 20 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona, 1210 11th Ave.

This retrospective will highlight Engelmann’s abstract canvases, which are renowned for their lush color and texture and have won many best-of-show awards throughout western Pennsylvania.

Information: 946-4464.

American scene

“Red, White and Blue in Black and White: The American Scene in Prints, Drawings and Photographs” will be on display through May 4 in the Margery Wolf-Kuhn Gallery at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto on the campus of St. Francis University.

The exhibition includes approximately 35 works from the museum’s permanent collection.

Works range in date from 1890-1991, with the majority being American Scene subjects produced during the heyday of Regionalist art in the 1920s and 1930s.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Information: 472-3920 or

Regional art

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Council for the Arts’ 17th annual regional juried exhibition will be on display through Feb. 10 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley, One Boucher Lane and Route 711 South in Ligonier.

The exhibition will include 73 works from 73 individual artists from the 19 southwestern counties of Pennsylvania, featuring oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, wood, clay and photography.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. weekends.

Information: 724-238-6015 or

“Tibetan Treasures: The Rezk Collection of Tibetan and Nepalese Art” will be on display  through May 11 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona, 1210 11th Ave.

The exhibition includes approximately 70 objects of Tibetan and Nepalese art, spanning eight centuries and all made within the context of Tibetan Buddhism.

It is one of the major collections of Tibetan and Nepalese art in the United States.

Personifying abstract ideas as gods, demons, monsters and saints, the objects in the exhibition bring Buddhist concepts to life in a resonant and imaginative way.

To celebrate the exhibition, the museum will host a series of events throughout the winter.

Museum hours are 10 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Information: 946-4464 or

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