The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St., Indiana, will present:
• Open studio for artists, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Nov. 19 and 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 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 county’s 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, will present “New Works: Adam John Manley,” through Dec. 5, with sculpture and woodworkings exploring maritime and coastal life.
For more information, call (724) 357-2787 or go to www.iup.edu/livelyarts.
The University Museum in Sutton Hall at IUP will present “Layers: Places in Peril,” through Saturday.
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. Located on the first floor of IUP’s Sutton Hall, the museum is free and open to the community.
The Blairsville Community Concert Band, under the musical 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 Monday at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but voluntary donations for the support of the nonprofit band are appreciated. The program will pay tribute to veterans and active service men and women and 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 Friday at The Backyard, 6740 Route 22, 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.
The Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra will perform a 2 p.m. concert Saturday at Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh. The concert will feature works by Ginastera, Prokofiev and Dvorak. Two Indiana Area Senior High School students, Isaac Mastalski, viola, and Jennifer Han, violin, are members of this orchestra. The concert is free but tickets are required and can be downloaded from the website pittsburghyouthsymphony.org or available at Heinz Hall beginning one hour before the concert.
The Junior Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh will present Mozart’s “Requiem” at its concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair. The choir will be accompanied by some of the members of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, including Isaac Mastalski, viola, of Indiana, marking the first time in history that these two ensembles of talented young people have worked together.
Tickets for this concert can be purchased online at the website the mendelssohn.org.
A swing dance will be held Saturday at the Indiana Elks Lodge, 475 S. 13th St., Indiana. A dance lesson with instructor Joan Van Dyke begins at 7 p.m., followed by music from Pittsburgh’s Neon Swing X-Perience from 8 to 11 p.m. The fundraiser will include basket raffles.
All proceeds support the Indiana County Chapter of PEO’s educational scholarships for women. Tickets are available in advance at the Indiana Free Library or by contacting Barb at (724) 349-2171.
Tickets will also be available at the door and there will be a cash bar.
Fall Pottery Sale, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Nov. 15 and 16, 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 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:
• Fabolous, 8 p.m. Nov. 14
• 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. Nov. 19 at Indiana Area Senior High School, North Fifth St., Indiana.
For more information, call (724) 357-2787 or go to www.iup.edu/livelyarts.
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. For tickets, call (814) 938-9632.
FAIRS and FESTIVALS
It’s a Wonderful Life Festival and Parade begins 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., culminating 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 through 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, “It’s A Wonderful World,” a 1939 production starring Stewart, Claudette Colbert and Nat Pendleton. A comedy with Colbert playing a runaway poetess and Stewart as a fugitive chased by cops.
• Nov. 16 and 17, “Pot O’Gold,” a 1941 production starring Stewart, Paulette Goddard and Horace Heidt. Stewart plays a harmonica-playing-music man with a band of struggling musicians.
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 at the Philadelphia Street Playhouse, 725 Philadlephia St., Indiana:
• Comedy Night, 7:30 p.m. Friday. Stand up comedy, improv, sketches and fun.
• “Lend Me a Tenor,” 7:30 p.m., Nov. 15 and 16
• “Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge,” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14 and 20 and 21, and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 15 and 22.
For reservations, call (724) 464-0725. Tickets can be purchased online at www.indianaplayers.com.
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 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 Nov. 15 and 16, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday and Nov. 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.