The Artists’ Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St., Indiana, will hold an open studio for artists, 6 to 9 p.m., Tuesday and Nov. 26 and Dec. 10 and 17. A monetary donation for use of the space is appreciated. For more information, go to www.theartistshandgallery.com.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The Historical Society of the Blairsville Area, 116 E. Campbell St., presents a display of Victorian trading cards through Nov. 26. This hand-delivered form of advertising was used during the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call (724) 459-0580 or go to www.blairsvillehistoric.com.
The Indiana Art Association presents through Dec. 6:
• Water drop photography, by Darlene Palmer, in the Urgi Care facility at Indiana Regional Medical Center
• “The Spice of Life,” a series of oil paintings depicting children and other heartwarming scenes, by Dr. Muriel Monroe, Ambulatory Surgical Center, IRMC
• “Splashes of Color,” abstract paintings from Julie Engelmann’s recent painting class, by artists Candace Joseph, Jan Miles, Heather Lipe and Julieann Knox, The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St.
• “Nature and the World Around Us,” photographs by Heather Russell, Chalice Room, Calvary Presbyterian Church, 695 Church St. Visitors should use the School Street entrance and check in at the downstairs office.
For more information, call (724) 910-1871 or go to www.indianapaartassociation.org.
The Indiana County Historical Museum, 621 Wayne Ave., Indiana, presents the following programs:
• Early cleaning methods, an exhibit focused on antique sweepers, vacuum cleaners and their predecessor, the rug beater
• “Celebrating 100 years of Girl Scouting,” an exhibit of uniforms, badges and other Girl Scout memorabilia
• 150th anniversary of the Civil War, a look at the soldiers and civilians affected by the War Between the States
• “The One Room School House in Indiana County,” photographs and artifacts documenting the county’s early schools
• Continuous exhibits detailing the history of Indiana County, including the history of coal mining, Native Americans and military personnel.
Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday. For information, call (724) 463-9600.
Kipp Gallery in Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Sprowls Hall presents: “New Works: Adam John Manley,” through Dec. 5, features sculpture and woodworkings exploring maritime and coastal life.
For more information, call (724) 357-2787 or go to www.iup.edu/livelyarts.
Mountainview Square Dance Club hosts round and square dancing at 7:30 p.m. Fridays in the Blairsville High School cafeteria. Couples and singles who do modern western square dancing are welcome. For more information, call (724) 465-2753 or go to www.mountainviewsquares.com.
Thunderbolts Square Dance Club sponsors A-1 and A-2 dancing at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Blairsville High School cafeteria. Couples and singles who do advanced dancing are welcome. For more information, call (724) 388-1909.
Cherie Currie, the voice of The Runaways, will be performing live Friday at The Backyard, 6740 Route 22 east of New Florence. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show will start at 7 p.m. Also performing will be Post Traumatik, Juke Left and Black Ridge. Couples dinner and VIP packages available. Purchase at www.thebackyard.us or call (724) 990-8111.
Fall Pottery Sale, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Robertshaw Building on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus, 650 South 13th St., Indiana. Pottery, ceramics and other handmade gift items produced by IUP students and faculty, as well as other artists from the community, will be available. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted. Proceeds from the sale benefits ceramic events and programming in the art department of IUP and the community.
Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, Wayne Avenue, White Township, will present:
• Fabolous, 8 p.m. today
• Disney Live!, 1 and 4 p.m., Dec. 8
• B.E. Taylor Christmas Concert, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20
• The Harlem Globetrotters, 7 p.m. Dec. 27
• The Fresh Beat Band, 5 p.m. Jan. 19
• Justin Moore, 7 p.m. Feb. 12, with Randy Houser and Josh Thompson.
For more information, go to www.kovalchickcomplex.com or call (800) 298-4200.
The Lively Arts at IUP will present “Baby Wants Candy,” a comedy improv show, at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Indiana Area Senior High School, North Fifth St., White Township.
For more information, call (724) 357-2787 or go to www.iup.edu/livelyarts.
Sara Evans will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Punxsutawney Community Center, 220 N. Jefferson St., Punxsutawney. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets by calling (814) 938-9632.
It’s a Wonderful Life Festival and Parade, beginning at 4 p.m. Nov. 22. Activities include continuous showings of “It’s a Wonderful Life” beginning at 4 p.m.; family activities along North Seventh Street from 5:30 to 8 p.m.; holiday parade at 7 p.m., culminated in the tree lighting at the Indiana County Court House. Santa will mingle with guests.
Festival of Lights, Nov. 28 to Dec. 1; Dec. 5 to 8; and Dec. 12 through Jan. 1, Blue Spruce Park, near Ernest. See more than 80 light displays including animation, during a two-mile drive around the lake. Hours are 5:30 to 10 p.m. Visit with Santa in the gift shop from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 8,14, 15, 21 and 22.
For more information, go to www.indianacountyparks.org.
The Jimmy Stewart Museum, 835 Philadelphia St., Indiana, will present the following movies at 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in the third-floor theater:
• Saturday and Sunday, “Pot O’Gold,” a 1941 production starring Stewart, Paulette Goddard and Horace Heidt. Stewart plays a music-mad man who plays harmonica in a film showing his experiences with a band of struggling musicians.
• Nov. 23 through Jan. 2, the holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life,” a 1946 production starring Stewart and Donna Reed. An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he never existed.
Museum admission: members, free; adults, $7; seniors, military, students with ID, $6; children 7 to 17, $5; children under 7, free. Prices are subject to change without notice. Movies are included with admission to the museum, which is currently hosting the special exhibit “Selections from our Collections.”
For more information, call (724) 349-6112 or go to www.jimmy.org.
The Indiana Players will present the following shows in Philadelphia Street Playhouse, 725 Philadelphia St.:
• “Lend Me a Tenor,” 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday
• “Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge,” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, 14,
20 and 21, and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 15 and 22
• “You Can’t Take it with You,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7, 8, 14 and 15, and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 9 and 16
• “A Woman Called Truth,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 and 22 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 23. A staged dramatic reading of the Sojourner Truth story in recognition of Black History Month.
• “Glengarry Glen Ross,” 7:30 p.m. March 28 and 29 and April 4 and 5, and 2:30 p.m. March 30 and April 6.
• “I Remember Mama,” 7:30 p.m. May 9, 10, 16 and 17, and 2:30 p.m. May 11 and 18.
“It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the auditorium at Indiana Area Senior High School. This show features live music provided by students and sound effects by a talented foley artist. The show is appropriate for the young and old; bring the whole family. Tickets are available at the door.
The drama club is also selling Christmas ornaments at the show to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Ornaments will be hung on the onstage Christmas tree.
Ligonier Valley High School will present “The Election,” by Don Zolidis, at 7 p.m. Nov. 22 and 23 in the high school auditorium. Tickets will be available at the door.
Ligonier Theatre, 208 W. Main St., Ligonier, will present:
• “G.I. Jukebox,” a musical revue, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday
• “A Ligonier Christmas,” a traditional holiday concert, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 7.
Tickets and more information available at www.ligoniertheatre.com or by calling (724) 238-6514