From BeerFest to bridal shows: Your weekend is calling


Regional talent from the tap and the recording studio will have their chance to shine this upcoming weekend as the BeerFest at the Barrow kicks off Saturday. The celebration of local breweries and musicians is set to take place at 2 p.m. in the main lobby of the Barrow-Civic Theatre in Franklin. Tickets for anyone 21 years old and older cost $30 at the door.

Taste testers will get to enjoy a wide array of local brews, and their designated drivers will not be left out in the rain because the event promises good food and music too. Artists performing Saturday include Jerome Wincek and The Plot Twist. Four Pennsylvanian breweries will be in attendance as well. You can expect to see Big Rail Brewing Co. from Harmony, North Country Brewing Co. from Slippery Rock, Voodoo Brewing Co. from Meadville and Erie Brewing Co.

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Clarion will prove to have a busy Sunday after the Easter hiatus, but CU Movies on Main will be in full force for the entire weekend. “Krampus” will be showing up for a springtime Christmas at 10 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Saturday. A more serious horror flick “The Forest” will be showing at 7 p.m. Friday at 7 p.m., 10 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.ymca

The Clarion County Bridal Show will allow anyone looking at tying the knot the chance to plan the details of their big day. Starting at noon on Sunday, brides to be can have their dreams become near realities by sampling gourmet foods, competing for prizes and talking to wedding professionals. Future spouses are welcome to attend. The event runs until 4 p.m. in the Clarion Mall.

Others might be in the mood for a different kind of education. District Attorney Mark Aaron and Sheriff Rex Munsee will be partnering with the Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission to present material on drug awareness from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday evening at the Hawthorn Church of the Nazarene on 1142 Chestnut St. in Hawthorn.

The Franklin YMCA is celebrating 125 years of serving its community. Next week, clear your calendars because the Y will be hosting an open house at 5 p.m. Wednesday, a birthday party Thursday around lunch and dinnertime at Bella Cucina and Healthy Kids Day at 5 p.m. Friday.

Lastly, if you are in the mood for more music, come down to Foxburg on Sunday to enjoy “Folk Songs and Love Songs” in Lincoln Hall from 2 to 4:30 p.m. The Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts will present a few critically-acclaimed musicians, so they can give some lyrically beautiful performances. Reserve your tickets now by calling (724) 659-3153.


(Eric Zavinski is a Clarion University student contributor to & Email Eric your weekend events to