5 things to do in Westmoreland County: March 11-13
The free monthly Music at Midday concert will begin Friday at noon at the Verostko Center for the Arts, on the second floor of the Latimer Family Library at Saint Vincent College in Unity.
Award-winning trombonist and composer Sean Durkin will perform standards by Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Lucio Vivaldi and Gabriel Fauré. Christopher Pardini will provide piano accompaniment.
Durkin leads the Saint Vincent College March of the Bearcats band and concert, jazz and pep bands. He is also an applied trombone course instructor. Pardini is director of music and liturgy at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Greensburg. He teaches music theory and piano at Saint Vincent.
The concert will also be streamed at Saint Vincent College on Facebook. For more information, visit stvincent.edu.
Courtesy of Saint-Vincent College
Trombonist Sean Durkin will perform at the March 11 Music at Midday concert at Saint Vincent College.
Give me a clue
Apple Hill Players and The Theater Factory will present “Clue On Stage,” beginning Friday and running through March 19 at the Trafford Performing Arts Center, 235 Cavitt Ave.
The musical piece is based on a screenplay by Jonathan Lynn, based on 1985’s “Clue: The Movie,” itself based on the classic Hasbro board game. This is the second joint production of the two theater groups.
Curtain times are 7 p.m. March 11-12 and March 17-19 and 1:59 p.m. March 13. Tickets are $15 for the March 17 show and $20 for all other dates.
For tickets and information, call 412-374-9200 or visit thetheatrefactory.org.
Local comedy heroes
Laugh with Pittsburgh-born comedian Frank Nicotero, who takes the stage at 8 p.m. Friday at the Lamp Theater, 222 Main St., Irwin.
Now based in California, Nicotero got his start at Pittsburgh’s Funny Bone comedy club in 1988, then transitioned to the college circuit, appearing with big names like Drew Carey, Adam Sandler and Rob Schneider. Nicotero is also a veteran of talk shows and game shows.
Tickets are $25. For more information, call 724-367-4000 or visit lamptheatre.org.
Good country vibe
Platinum-selling country artist Chris Janson brings his Halfway to Crazy tour to Greensburg for a 7 p.m. show Saturday at the Palace Theater, 21 W. Otterman St.
The Academy of Country Music Award winner’s hits include “Drunk Girl”, “Buy Me a Boat” and “Good Vibes”. Janson has also written tracks for industry peers including Tim McGraw, LOCASH and Hank Williams Jr.
Tickets cost between $39.75 and $69.75, with additional charges on the day of the show. For more information or tickets, call 724-836-8000 or visit thepalacetheatre.org.
Let the good times roll
Who’s going to drive you home after watching Best Friends Girl: The #1 Cars Experience? The tribute band takes the stage at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Lamp Theatre, 222 Main St., Irwin.
The five-piece outfit recreates hits from The Cars’ 35-year rock and roll career, including (of course) ‘Best Friends Girl’, ‘Shake It Up’, ‘Magic’, ‘Drive’ and ‘Moving in Stereo ,” which was featured in the movie, “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.”
Tickets are $27. For more information, call 724-367-4000 or visit lamptheatre.org.