Bedford High School will present “Bye, Bye, Birdie” at 7 p.m. March 6 and March 7 at the high school auditorium. Admission will be $10 for adults and $5 for students. For tickets, call 623-4250, ext. 1219.
Tickets are on sale now for the 5th Annual Winner’s Showcase at 7 p.m. March 26 and March 27 and 3 p.m. March 28 at Off Pitt Street Theater, Bedford. The showcase will feature the world premier of the first- and second-place winners and a detailed preview of the third-place winner from the annual One Act, play-writing competition. This year’s winners are “Double Blind,” a lighthearted comedy of contrived identities, by Anna Lauffer, first place; “noreturn,” explores a mid-life crisis in the marriage of Adam and Eve, by Heather Koontz, second place; and “Hold for Hell,” a dark comedy set during Prohibition, by Mattea Harrison, third place. This year’s “Winner’s Showcase” is suitable for ages 14 and older. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens. Group rates are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations or advance purchase are recommended. To reserve, call or text 814-310-1987. To purchase, visit www.offpittstreet.com. People ages 21 and older may bring their own beverages.
Bedford Arts Cooperative will host “workshop days” in preparation for its “Juried Student Art Show.” Any student in grades 6-12 interested in having a piece of artwork ready to enter in the show is invited to attend. Artist Linda Callaway will offer guidance. Workshop days will occur on Tuesdays, March 10 through March 31, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at 110 W. Pitt St., Bedford. The art show will open April 25 and feature an artists’ reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit Bedford Arts Cooperative on Facebook, or email email@example.com.
St. Patrick’s weekend celebration featuring the Bridge Choir and Rail City Pipes and Drums will be held March 15 at 6 p.m. at the Bedford Presbyterian Church. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Admission will be free; an offering will be collected. For more information, call 703-209-2770.
Akersville Fall Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 15-17. Crafters, vendors, yard salers wanting to rent one of the 54 available spaces are asked to call 717-977-2953 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The festival website is akersvillefallfestival.wordpress.com.
Artist reception for the opening of the Jason Lyons repurposing sculptures exhibit will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. March 14 at the Briar Valley Tasting Room, 107 E. Pitt St., Bedford. There is no admission. Lyons, a Harrisburg resident, has been producing sculptures professionally for 10 years. Light refreshments and wine will be served, while supplies last, at the reception.
St. Patrick’s Day Dance will be hosted by the Bedford Elks on March 14. Doors will open at 8 p.m., and Star 69 will play music of the 1970s through 1990s from 9 p.m. to midnight. There will be a cash bar; ID will be required.
Children’s auditions for Off Pitt Street Theater’s production of “Millie Monka & the Salmon Cannery” will be held at 1 p.m. March 29 and 7 p.m. March 30 and March 31 at the theater, 110 W. Pitt St., Bedford. Actors ages 7-14 of all genders are encouraged to sign up. No singing is required and no prior acting experience is necessary. To read detailed character descriptions and to sign up for an audition, visit www.OffPittStreet.com, call or text: 814-310-1987 or e-mail: email@example.com. Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is strongly encouraged.
Northern Bedford County Music Department will present a winter concert March 8 at 2:30 p.m. at the high school auditorium. The middle school band and the senior high concert choir will be the featured groups. The band will perform a variety of selections, including “Chorale” (from “Chorale and Invention”) and “Blue Note Rock” by Sany Feldstein & John O’Reilly, “Homework Blues” by Paul Lavender, “Military Medley” arranged by John Kinyon, “(Theme From) 1812 Overture” by Tchaikovsky and arranged by John Higgins. The choir will perform “In Winter” by Victor C. Johnson, “Lo, How A Rose/The Rose” arranged by Craig Hella Johnson, “Remembering Decembers” by PINKZEBRA, “ Wade In The Water” a traditional spiritual arranged by Larry Shackley, and “Take Me To The Water” by Rollo Dilworth. The concert will also feature a chamber ensemble with a transciption of Pachelbel’s “Canon in D” by NBC student Gabrianne Miller. Admission is $2.
Bedford Arts Cooperative will host the first “Spring into Books” festival on April 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 110 W. Pitt St., Bedford. The festival will be followed by an authors’ and artists’ reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and an “Atomic Radio Show” at 7 p.m. featuring local author Tom Catalano. Authors and vendors are invited to purchase a space for the festival. Cost is $20 per 10-foot space or $30 if electricity is required. Each registered author will be given an exclusive reading time-slot on stage to present a segment of their work. Sign up deadline is April 10 or when capacity is reached. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.offpittstreet.com or call or text 814-310-1987. Admission to the radio show will be $15 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens.