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All events in It’s Happening Here occur in Indiana unless otherwise noted.
Today, March 24
“Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation,” a 1962 movie starring Jimmy Stewart, Maureen O’Hara and Fabian, will be shown at 1 p.m. at the Jimmy Stewart Museum, third floor, 835 Philadelphia St. For more information, call (724) 349-6112.
Monday, March 25
Brown-Bag Concert will be held at noon in the Indiana Free Library Community Room. Bring your lunch and enjoy a concert by Joe’s Legacy. Beverages will be provided.
Friday, March 29
A Poetry Reading will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St. For more information, visit www.TheArtistsHandGallery.com
“How the West Was Won,” a 1963 movie starring Jimmy Stewart, Debbie Reynolds and George Peppard, will be shown at 1 p.m. in the Jimmy Stewart Museum, third floor, 835 Philadelphia St. For more information, call (724) 349-6112.
“Cimarron,” a seven-piece musical group from Colombia, will perform at 8 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, Sutton Hall, IUP. Sponsored by the Lively Arts. For more information, call (724) 357-1313 or visit www.iup.edu/lively arts.
An Organ Recital featuring James Kibbie, professor of organ at the University of Michigan, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in the Zion Lutheran Church, corner of South Sixth and Church streets. A reception will follow the event.
For information, visit www.iup.edu/lively arts.
“An Evening of Dance and Percussion” will be held at 7 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium, IUP. A Sound Choices event, this performance will be directed by Holly Boda-Sutton and Michael Kingan. For more information, visit www.iup.edu/lively arts.
An “Our Region on Parade” Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Indiana Mall, White Township. The expo will feature booths that showcase tourism attractions throughout Indiana County and the surrounding region. For more information, contact Pat Selinger at (724) 639-3488 or go to www.thundermtlenape.org.
“Civil War Music and the Wildcat Regiment Band” will be performed at 7 p.m. at the Indiana Free Library, 845 Philadelphia Street. Join Dr. Don Robertson, director, B.J. Pino and other members of the Wildcat Regiment Band to learn about the American brass band movement in the mid-1800s and the local connections to the Wildcat Band of the Civil War. For more information, visit www.indianafreelibrary.org.
“IUP Trombone Choir in Concert” at 7 p.m. in Cogswell Hall, IUP. The choir will be joined by special guest Kevin McManus, Pittsburgh, trombone artist and instructor at Seton Hill University.
For more information, visit www.iup.edu/livelyarts
“Lovin’ Downtown Every Second” will be held at 5 p.m. in downtown Indiana. This free event is sponsored by Downtown Indiana, who invites families, friends and neighbors to stroll downtown. For more information call (724) 463-6110 or visit www.downtownindiana.org.
“Building a Healthy Relationship,” a workshop, will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 1396 Wayne Avenue, White Township. This fun, interactive workshop will enhance your strategies to achieve a positive life. A gift card, meals and program materials are provided at no cost. Call (814) 765-2686 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll. Visit the Children’s Aid Society at childaid.org or (814) 765-2686.
A “Ethnickelodeon: Pianola Concert” will be held 8 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall on the second floor of Sutton Hall, IUP. A pianola (player piano) concert of music from around the world on piano rolls will be performed by special guest artist Bob Berkman. For more information, visit www.iup.edu/livelyarts.
“Fish Scales, Fish Tales,” a family fun program to learn about fish, will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Yellow Creek State Park’s environmental learning center in Penn Run. Bring your own T-shirt or buy one for $3, or make your print on paper. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call Mandy Smith at (724) 357-7913
“Hair: The American Tribal Love,” a rock musical will be performed at 8 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium, IUP. The first great rock musical and a milestone in Broadway history, this highly decorated show is exuberant and open as young Americans in the 1960s search for meaning. For more information, call (724) 357-1313 or visit www.iup.edu/livelyarts.
The IUP Saxophone Ensemble Recital will be held at 7 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, Sutton Hall, IUP. The annual concert will feature performances by individual students. For more information, visit www.iup.edu/livelyarts.
The IUP Music Theater and Opera Workshops Showcase will begin at 8 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, Sutton Hall, IUP. Workshop students will present “Star Power: Famous Songs and Arias of Broadway and Opera.” For more information, visit www.iup.edu/livelyarts.
“How to Prune Your Plants,” with Penn State Master Gardeners Charlie Venturella and Dick Farabaugh will demonstrate the basics and advanced techniques at 10 a.m. at the Yellow Creek State Park at Environmental learning center, Penn Run. The gardeners will also share ideas about having a successful garden. For more information, call (724)357-7913.
The IUP Trumpet Ensemble Recital will be held at 8 p.m. at Gorell Recital Hall, Sutton Hall, IUP. Led by Kevin Eisensmith, the IUP Trumpet Ensemble will perform a variety of works. For more information, visit www.iup.edu/livelyarts.
“Temptation of the Muses” will be held 8 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium, IUP. The world-renowned Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company joins with The Ahn Trio, one of classical music’s most innovative ensembles, in a mesmerizing display of beauty. For more information, visit www.iup.edu/livelyarts.
Theater-by-the-Grove presents “Lysistrata” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and at 2 p.m. Saturday at Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP. By Aristophanes and directed by Jason Chimonides, “Lysistrata” is the comic account of one woman’s extraordinary mission to end the Peloponnesian War and win the battle of the sexes. For more information, visit www.iup.edu/livelyarts.
A “Fairy Workshop” will be held at the Dillweed Bed and Breakfast, 7453 Route 403 Highway South, Dilltown. Let Georgette Syster of Georgette’s Herbs coax your inner child and embrace this magical world of “wee folk and herbs.” Two fun, take-home projects are included. Adult admission costs $60 and children under 10 years of age cost $30, including lodging, breakfast, beverages and all workshop materials. Advance RSVP and payment are required. For more information or to RSVP, call (813) 446-6465 or visit www.dillweedinc.com.
“Play It Again, Sam” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Philadelphia Street Playhouse, 725 Philadelphia Street. Allan Felix has this thing about Humphrey Bogart. The New York Post has called this performance “hilarious…a cheerful romp, a funny, likeable comedy that has a surprising amount of wistful appeal.” For more information, visit www.indianaplayers.com
The IUP Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Band, and High School Honors Band Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium, IUP. The performance will feature guest artist Joe Eckert on saxophone. For more information, visit www.iup.edu/livelyarts.
Learn to paint like the master impressionist from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia Street. Instructor Alan Rauch, a professional New York City artist and graphic designer, will demonstrate the how-to of Impressionism painting in the style of Monet and Van Gogh. To register, visit indianapaartassociation.org. Art Association members can attend for $65, non-members for $85.
“Butterflies and their Host Plants,” by Friends of the Parks, will be held at 2 p.m. at Yellow Creek State Park’s environmental learning center, Penn Run. Marcy Cunkleman will share how to attract butterflies and moths to your yard. (724) 357-7913.
The Hoodlebug Brass in Recital, a lively performance by IUP’s brass quintet in-residence, will be held at 8 p.m. in Cogswell Hall, IUP. For more information, visit www.iup.edu/livelyarts .
The IUP Percussion Ensemble will perform under the direction of Michael Kingan at 8 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hal, Sutton Hall, IUP. The concert will feature unique chamber compositions for percussion instruments. For more information, visit www.iup.edu/livelyarts.
The Indiana County Tourist Bureau provides this information. For more details, call the bureau at (724) 463-7505 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or visit www.visitindianacountypa.org.
Events are subject to change.