Lights! Camera! Cranberry! The Oscars are on Sunday, but before you settle in to root for your favorite picture, Patch has some award-winning ideas for your weekend.
When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday March 2-3 at Catch a matinee performance at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Why Go: Did you know Disney’s Beauty and the Beast was the first animated film to be nominated for an Academy Award. Catch Seneca Valley’s musical take on the classic Disney picture this weekend. As Lumiere the singing candlestick might say, be their guest.
Price: Tickets are $8 to $10. Buy your tickets at the door one hour before the show, or click here to buy them online. You also may buy tickets by calling 724-452-6040, ext. 1406. Visit the Seneca Valley website for more information.
When/Where: 7 p.m. Friday at the on Main Street in Harmony.
Why Go: Emmy-nominated singer/songwriter Ellen Cherry will kick off the first “Harmony in the House” concert for 2012. Based in Baltimore, Cherry has licensed her music to the Oxygen Network, MTV and SOAPnet. Her opening act is Pittsburgh singer Sue Gartland. The event is BYOB.
When/Where: and St. Kilian in Cranberry and in Zelienople are among the churches holding a fish fry on Friday. There also is a fish fry at the Zelienople American Legion Hall to benefit the Zelienople Memorial Skate Park, which will honor the memory of teen Zelienople firefighters
Why Go: Um, because it’s delicious! Many people will abstain from eating meat products on Fridays in Lent—or through the entire season, which ends April 7, the Saturday before Easter.
Price: Visit for more information
4. Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Tampa Bay Lightening
When/Where: 1 p.m. Saturday at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh
Price: Ticket prices vary based on seating. Find them for sale online by clicking here. Tickets also may be purchased at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Box Office at Consol Energy Center, at all Ticketmaster locations or by calling 1-800-745-3000.
When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Heinz Field.
Why Go: You don’t need to be in Los Angeles to receive the celebrity treatment. Support the Pittsburgh Film Office by attending its glam annual fundraiser at Heinz Field. Movie fans will walk the red carpet, and the Academy Awards will be shown live on a big screen.
Price: Tickets costs $75 for an “Oscar Ticket” to $500 per person for the “Patron Ticket.” Buy your ticket by clicking here.