March 2019

Karma Concert Series

Thursdays, 7-9 pm at Karma Coffee, 237 Seneca Street. Mar 7: The Dynamic Duo; Mar 14: Mr. Lucky; Mar  21: Hanna, Williamson & Schick; Mar 28: Suzi Beach & Rick Sabouski. $5 cover, proceeds benefit the Lyric Theater restoration project.  BYOB, limited menu available.  Kick off your weekend a little early & come enjoy live music in good company!

NPRC Information Seminar

Tuesday March 12, 9:00 am - noon in the Oil City Library Meeting Room.  Join Northern Pennsylvania Regional College and learn about the affordable and accessible post-secondary or dual enrollment opportunities NPRC can provide you with right in your community. NPRC's Student Success Specialist Steve will provide you with information about the cost of classes, degrees that are offered, application requirements, and how to apply.

Exhibition: "Function & Form"

Graffiti Gallery is excited to host an exhibition of arts and crafts, featuring artist Brenda Morse Lee. Opening reception is March 15, 6:00-8:00 pm, and exhibit hours beginning March 16 are Fridays and Saturdays, 12:00-6:00 pm. For more information, please click here.

Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs!

Friday March 29, 7:00 pm.  Members and guests are invited to the Venango Museum of Art, Science & Industry for the grand opening of 2019's exciting new exhibit - "Dinosaurs, Dinsaurs, Dinosaurs!" All ages are invited to attend, with music and refreshments provided. Be the first to see this amazing new exhibit! Admission is $5.00 per person, and reservations are requested. Call the Venango Museum at 814-677-2007 to RSVP.

April 2019

Oil City Main Street Annual Meeting & Reception

Monday, April 1, 5:00-7:00 pm in the Great Room of the National Transit Building, 206 Seneca Street. Enjoy light refreshments, mingle with Main Street volunteers and downtown businesses, and see what the Oil City Main Street Program has been up to recently! This annual event is casual & informal – come as you are!  RSVP to the Main Street Office via email to, or call (814) 677-3152.   

Venango Museum Opening Day

Tuesday, April 2, 10:00 am at the Venango Museum of Art, Science & Industry, 270 Seneca Street.  Operating hours for the 2018 season will be Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am-4 pm; contact the museum at (814) 676-2007 for updates and further information. The new exhibit this year is "Dinosaurs Dinosaurs Dinosaurs." Learn more about the museum here

Karma Concert Series

Thursdays, 7-9 pm at Karma Coffee, 237 Seneca Street. April 4: Huber Porter Jazz Quartet; April 11: Chris Buhler, NCR; April 18: Long Tall Deb & Colin John; April 25: Billy & The Neptunes. $5 cover, proceeds benefit the Lyric Theater restoration project. BYOB, limited menu available. Kick off your weekend a little early & come enjoy live music in good company!

Arts in the Transit Concert Series: Her Ladyship (Indie Folk)

Friday, April 12, 7:30 pm in the Great Room of the National Transit Building, 206 Seneca Street. The Arts in the Transit Concert Series is held on the second Friday of the month, September-May and sponsored by the Oil City Arts & Cultural Commission.  Admission: OCACC Members: $8.00; non-members $10.00 at the door. Season tickets are available:  9 concerts $65 for members, $72 for non-members or 4 concerts $30 for members, $36 for non-members. Membership is $10.  See the full schedule here.

Historic Window Rehab Workshop

Saturday, April 13, 10:00 am-1:00 pm at the National Transit Building, Exhibition Room, 210 Seneca Street. Learn how to rehabilitate windows and try repair trick on site! Featured presenters Haley Roberts and Regis Will are specialists in wood window rehabilitation. RSVPs are appreciated at info! If you have any questions please contact Jenn Burden at Oil Region Alliance, 814-677-3152.

Oil City Community Cleanup Day & Adopt-A-Block

Wednesday, April 17th.  Local businesses, organizations, schools and other groups are invited to select an area of town to spruce up: tasks include sweeping sidewalks, washing windows, hand pick-up of litter, and raking leaves/debris from landscaped areas on downtown streets, public parking lots, parks and other areas. Morning, afternoon, and evening shifts will be available, and a limited number of supplies and refreshments will be provided.  Groups are also encouraged to register for Adopt-A-Block, and agree to monitor and clean their designated area several times from spring through fall.  Community Clean-up Day forms are available here, and Adopt-A-Block sign-up forms are available here. For more information, please contact the Oil City Main Street Office at (814) 677-3152 or via email at

Venango Museum Card Party

Come to the Venango Museum for lunch and afternoon card games! Cost is $10 and lunch is included. Proceeds benefit the Venango Museum of Art, Science & Industry. If you don't already have a foursome, come anyway and we will find a group for you to play with. 12:00-3:00 pm. Reservations are required - contact the Venango Museum at 814-676-2007 to RSVP.

Rockin' Robin Rocks the Venango Museum

Rockin’ Robin is crossing state lines to bring her cool rock 'n' roll vibe to the Venango Museum! Robin Grandin plays in a variety of styles, from classic rock, to Motown, to country, to bluegrass. 

$5.00 admission at door. Light refreshments will be served. You are welcome to bring your favorite adult beverage with you if you please. For more information visit

"Oil City Uncorked" Spring Wine Walk

Tickets will be on sale soon for the next “Oil City Uncorked” Wine Walk on Friday April 26th, 4:30 – 8:30 pm in the city’s south side business district! Tickets will be $20 in advance, or $25 day of event; they will be available at Tipsy Chef, 45 Seneca Street or online. Participants must be 21, valid photo ID required at event check-in.  Wear your comfy walking shoes, and sample from various regional wineries as you stroll around town and discover the great things downtown Oil City has to offer!  Participating wineries and venues will be announced in early February. Proceeds from “Oil City Uncorked” benefit the various revitalization efforts of the Oil City Main Street Program. For more details and event updates, follow us on Facebook @oilcitymainstreetprogram!


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