Summer cruise-ins will be hosted by R&N Tire and held at the Moon Glo II Skating Rink parking lot, Bedford, from 5 to 8 p.m. June 20, July 18, Aug. 15 and Sept. 19. Music will be provided by a disc jockey. Customized cars, trucks, motorcycles, antique vehicles can be displayed. There is no charge. Food will be available. For more information, call 814-652-6854, 814-623-8674 or 814-623-0804.
Williamsburg Spring Extravaganza will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 8 at the Williamsburg Farm Show grounds. There will be country and primitive decor items, fine arts, handmade items and food. The event will be held outside and spread out through the barns at the complex. CDC guidelines will be followed; face masks are recommended. Anyone interested in becoming a vendor is asked to send a message through the Williamsburg Community Farm Show Facebook page or call 814-505-7646 or 814-937-1446.
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Bedford will host the exhibit “Bedford’s Poignant Moments: A Photography Exhibition” May 8 through Aug. 14. Artists for exhibit are Josiah Weaver and Scott J. Walsh. They will be on hand for an opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. May 8 and will lead an artist lecture at 4:30 p.m. Cost will be $10 for members and $15 for non-members. The museum is located at the historic Anderson House at 137 E. Pitt St. Bedford and is open from noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, visit www.sama-art.org or call 814-589-3020 or visit Facebook and Instagram@SAMAbedford.
Bedford Arts Cooperative will host local group the “Bad Luck Lover Boys” for their “Letters to Emily” album release party on April 30. This is the band’s first, full-length album which they produced in collaboration with Cody Hoover of Sound Wave Studios in Bedford. “Letters to Emily” is a “pop-punk/alternative rock” album featuring 11 original songs written by the band from July through October 2020. Band members are Chris Diehl, Matt Godissart, Brad Hengst and Adam Lingenfelter. Album CDs will be available for purchase for $10. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the event kicks off at 6 p.m. with opening act “Dr. Chance Bartleby and the Question Mark.” Admission is donation. The launch party is BYOB for ages 21 and older. ID is required. All guests will be required to wear masks, except when seated at a table with their party. COVID-19 protocols will be maintained. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the bands and the cooperative. For more information, call or text 814-310-1987. The cooperative is located at 110 W. Pitt St., Suite 2, Bedford.
Auditions for a Winners Showcase in June will be hosted by Off Pitt Street Theater Company at 1 p.m. May 2 and 7 p.m. May 3. The show will feature the first- and second-place winners of the OPS Open Playwriting Competition. The winners were “Double Blind” by Anna Lauffer and “#noreturn” by Heather Koontz. There also will be a showcase of the third-place winning entry, “Hold for Hell” by Mattea Harrison. There are parts for all genders from age 16 to adult. For a list of character descriptions and to fill out an audition form, visit www.OffPittStreet.com/auditions.html. For more information, call or text 814-310-1987 or email email@example.com.
Off Pitt Street Theater Company will kick off its COVID-19 comeback with a dramatic interpretation of the Mel Brooks cult classic “Spaceballs” at 8 p.m. May 14 and May 15. Admission will be by donation. Masks will be required. Reservations recommended. To donate or reserve seats online, visit www.OffPittStreet.com. For more information, call or text 814-310-1987 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The theater company is located at 110 W. Pitt Street, Bedford.
Entries will be accepted for the sixth annual OPS Playwriting Contest until Aug. 1. For $10 per entry, authors in the central and western regions of Pennsylvania and the Cumberland, Md., region may submit a new, unpublished one-act play for judging. Off Pitt Street Theater Company will produce the first- and second-place winners and highlight the third-place winner at the “Winner’s Showcase” in April 2022. All plays are judged anonymously by an independent panel. For contest details and rules or to upload an entry, visit www.offpittstreet.com/contests.html or email email@example.com. For more information, call or text 814-310-1987. “Your Play’s The Thing” playwriting workshop with instructor Jack Miller will be hosted by the theater from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 17. Participants must submit a rough draft of a one-act play by June 11. At the workshop, writers will benefit from vertical editing and pre-submission feedback and constructive input on their submissions for the theater’s playwriting contest. Cost for the workshop is $50. Contest submission fee will be waived for workshop participatns. Visit www.offpittstreet.com/classes to register. Call or text 814-310-1987 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Summer Theater Camp program at Off Pitt Street Theater is accepting registrations for students ages 7-14 wanting to attend fantasy/science fiction, comedy or lights, camera and Tiktok themed sessions. Campers can sign up any session or mix and match individual weeks. Deadline is May 30. For more information, visit www.OffPittStreet.com/classes, call or text 814-310-1987 or email email@example.com.