The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St., Indiana, will present:
• Open studio for artists, 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 12, 19 and 26 and Dec. 10 and 17.
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 display, 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 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.
The University Museum, located on the first floor of Sutton Hall at IUP, presents “Layers: Places in Peril,” through Nov. 9.
The museum’s hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 2 to 6:30 p.m.; Thursdays, noon to 7:30 p.m.; and Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m.; closed Sunday, Monday and university holidays. Free and open to the community.
The Blairsville Community Concert Band, under the direction of Dave Brozeski assisted by Lou Iezzi, will present its’ annual Veterans Day performance at the Center for the Performing Arts at the Blairsville High School on Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but voluntary donations for the support of the nonprofit band are appreciated. Enjoy a local live concert band as the bands pay tribute to veterans and active service men and women. This year’s concert will feature “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and other WWII favorites. Scheduled to appear is guest conductor Enrico “Rick” Colonna, who will direct the band in performing J.V. Colonna’s (his father’s) march “America Forever.”
Cherie Currie, the voice of The Runaways, will perform live Nov. 15 at The Backyard, 6740 Route 22 East, 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 for purchase at www.thebackyard.us or by calling (724) 990-8111.
Fall Pottery Sale, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Nov. 15 and 16, Robertshaw building on the IUP 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 benefit ceramic events and programming in the art department of IUP and the community.
Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, Wayne Avenue, White Township, will present:
• Michael W. Smith, 7:30 p.m., Sunday
• Disney Live!, 1 and 4 p.m., Dec. 8
• B.E. Taylor Christmas Concert, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20.
For more information, go to www.kovalchickcomplex.com or call (800) 298-4200.
Sara Evans will perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Punxsutawney Community Center, 220 N. Jefferson St., Punxsutawney. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Reserve tickets by calling (814) 938-9632.
Straight Line Stitch, featuring vocalist Alexis Brown, will perform Saturday at The Backyard, 6740 Route 22 East, New Florence. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show will start at 8 p.m. Also performing will be Hate Grenade, Hopscotch with Landmines and others. Purchase at www.thebackyard.us or call (724) 990-8111.
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, “Vivacious Lady,” a 1938 production starring Stewart, Ginger Rogers and Charles Coburn. Professor Stewart tries to break the news to his conservative family and his fiancee of his marriage to a nightclub singer.
• Nov. 9 and 10, “It’s A Wonderful World,” a 1939 production starring Stewart, Claudette Colbert and Nat Pendleton. Colbert plays a runaway poetess and Stewart a fugitive chased by Pendleton, a cop.
• Nov. 16 and 17, “Pot O’ Gold,” a 1941 production starring Stewart, Paulette Goddard and Horace Heidt. Stewart plays a harmonica-playing-music-mad man 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.
Ligonier Theatre, 208 W. Main St., Ligonier, will present:
• “G.I. Jukebox,” a musical revue, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9 and 15 and 16, and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 10 and 17.
• “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.