All events in It’s Happening Here occur in Indiana unless otherwise noted.
“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 Columbia, 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/livelyarts.
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/livelyarts.
“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.
The 5th Annual Soup and Salad Basket Bonanza will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Homer City United Methodist Church. Sponsored by the Homer City Public Library, the cost of the event is $10 per person and will include a meal and 25 raffle tickets. You don’t need to be present to win. For more information, call (724) 479-3616.
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 presented at 7 p.m. at the Indiana Free Library, 845 Philadelphia St. 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 begin at 5 p.m. in downtown Indiana. This free event is sponsored by Downtown Indiana, which 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 Ave., 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 email@example.com to enroll. Visit the Children’s Aid Society at childaid.org or call (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 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.
An RADA Cutlery Fundraising party will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Mahoning Hills Social Center, 19298 Route 119 North. Come out and support the center and shop for some great gifts. Light refreshments will be available. For more information, call (724) 286-3099.
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.
A Spring Fling Breakfast will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Two Lick Valley Social Center, 450 Franklin St., Clymer. The meal will include pancakes, sausage and beverages, and is open to the public. For more information, call (724) 254-9820.
“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 environmental learning center, Penn Run. The gardeners will also share ideas about having a successful garden. For more information, call (724)357-7913.
April 22 and 29
There will be an Open Acoustic Jam Session from 10 a.m. to noon at the Mahoning Hills Social Center, on Route 119 south of Punxsutawney. It is open to the public, and there is no admission charge. Breakfast will be available from 9:30 to 11 a.m. for $2, followed by lunch at noon. Should you want lunch, please call (724) 286-3099 for reservations.
The IUP Trumpet Ensemble Recital will begin at 8 p.m. at Gorell Recital Hall, Sutton Hall, IUP. Led by Kevin Eisensmith, the IUP Trumpet Ensemble performs a variety of works. For more information, visit www.iup.edu/livelyarts.
“Temptation of the Muses” will be held at 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.
A “Welcome Spring” Breakfast will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Saltsburg Social Center, 212 Point St., Saltsburg. Breakfast will include pancakes, eggs, bacon, toast and a cookie, and is open to the public. For more information, call (724) 639-9055.
Theater-by-the-Grove will present “Lysistrata” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and at 2 p.m. Saturday on the Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP. Written 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.
Karaoke Night and an evening spaghetti dinner will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Indiana Social Center, 1001 Oak St. The dinner will include spaghetti and meatballs, salad, garlic bread and dessert. Tickets ($5) must be purchased in advance by calling (724) 465-2697.
A “Fairy Workshop” will be held at the Dillweed Bed and Breakfast, 7453 Route 403 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 is $60; 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 (814) 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 St. 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 a master impressionist from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St. 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. Indiana Art Association members can attend for $65, nonmembers for $85.
“Butterflies and their Host Plants,” presented by Friends of the Parks, will be held at 2 p.m. at Yellow Creek State Park’s environmental learning center, Penn Run. Marcy Cunkelman 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 Hall, Sutton Hall, IUP. The concert will feature unique chamber compositions for percussion instruments. For more information, visit www.iup.edu/livelyarts.