This article was published in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
July 15, 2022
Reelin’ in the years
Brooklyn Charmers, a Chicago-based Steely Dan tribute band, will take the stage at 8 p.m. today in The Lamp Theatre, 222 Main St., Irwin.
The group’s website says it “injects a new energy into the beloved catalogue; bridging the gap between new and lifelong fans alike,” playing Steely Dan’s jazz and blues-inflected rock songs such as “Do It Again,” “Hey Nineteen,” “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number,” “Don’t Take Me Alive” and others.
A ticket is $30. To reserve, call 724-367-4000 or visit lamptheatre.org.
Summer in Ligonier Arts and Crafts is planned for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on the Ligonier Diamond and first block of East Main Street.
In addition to arts and crafts vendors, the event will include children’s fun and educational activities, a caricature artist, sidewalk chalk, all-ages putting contest and a wet sale of works by plein air painters from the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley.
The entertainment schedule includes HT High Flyers jump rope team, 11:30 a.m. to noon; “Weird Eric” magician and balloon artist, noon to 1:30 p.m.; Bridget Dawn’s Studio dancers, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; and The Bug Lady, 2:30 to 4 p.m.
For information, visit ligonier.com.
Two weekend events at Compass Inn Museum in Laughlintown explore serious and lighthearted aspects of colonial life.
Living History Weekend, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday — Members of the Maryland-based Ship’s Company, a reenactment unit that portrays the naval contractor system used to supply the Navy during the War of 1812, will interpret the roles of early 19th-century American businesswomen, tailors, seamstresses, sail-makers, brewers, millers and others.
Tours of the historic inn and outbuildings, as well as cooking and blacksmithing demonstrations, will be available. Admission fee applies.
Midsummer Night’s Ball, 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday — Dance under the stars to the tutelage of local dancing master, Brett Walker, and period music by The Wayward Companions.
Walker was a four-year member of the Colonial Williamsburg Dance Ensemble, where he trained as a dancing master. He teaches dance classes in Ligonier and Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh-based music ensemble performs music that would have been heard in 18th- and 19th-century ballrooms, parlors, taverns and military encampments.
Period clothing is encouraged. To reserve the $40 ticket, which includes refreshments, call 724-238-4983 or email email@example.com.
For more information, visit compassinn.org.
A community movie night is planned for dusk Saturday in St. Clair Park in downtown Greensburg, presented by Greensburg Parks & Recreation.
Featured film is “Back to the Future,” a 1985 sci-fi comedy classic in which teen Marty McFly travels 30 years into the past and encounters young versions of his parents and potentially changes the course of history.
A $5 donation per person is requested but not required. Some bench seating is available, along with a large lawn for chairs and blankets.
For information, visit allevents.in/greensburg.
Family Funday Sundae is planned for noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at Lynch Field in Greensburg. The free event for families with children ages 2 to 10 years is hosted by the ParentWISE Program of Wesley Family Services.
Children can follow a map of “Friendly Town” to visit helpers in the community, including a bank hosted by Dollar Bank, a nursery hosted by Excela Health, a farm hosted by CASA Westmoreland, a school hosted by Seton Hill Child Services, Children’s Wellness Centers hosted by Westmoreland Casemanagement and Supports Inc. and Westmoreland Community Action, City Hall hosted by the City of Greensburg, along with a post office, yoga studio, pet shop and a flower shop. City of Greensburg fire and police Departments and Mutual Aid will be present.
Children will be offered snacks, along with coupons for free children’s sundaes at Lynch Field Dairy Queen. For adults, there will be a basket raffle and chances to win an Apple watch.
For information, visit wfspa.org.