The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St., Indiana, will present:
• Open studio for artists, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Dec. 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 Indiana Art Association presents through Friday:
• 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:
• Indiana Open Arts Exhibit, Saturday through Jan. 10. The show is sponsored by the Indiana Art Association, the Indiana Historical Society and the Indiana Garden Club.
• 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 presents “New Works: Adam John Manley,” through today, features 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 presents “Capturing the Moment: Photography at IUP,” 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.
Annual Christmas Stories, starring the Parlor Players, will be told at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Dillweed Bed and Breakfast, 7453 Route 403, Dilltown. For more information, call (814) 446-6465 or go to www.dillweedinc.com.
Breakfast with Santa, 10 a.m. Sunday, London Ballroom, Chestnut Ridge Resort, 132 Pine Ridge Road, Burrell Township. In addition to a visit from Santa, there will be a breakfast buffet, cookie decorating and photo opportunities. Children younger than 4 are admitted for free.
Call (724) 459-7191, ext. 111, to make reservations.
Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, Wayne Avenue, White Township, will present:
• Disney Live!, 1 and 4 p.m., Sunday
• 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.
Blairsville Light Up Night, 6 p.m. Saturday. Festivities include a parade and the arrival of Santa Claus.
Homer City Light Up Night, 6 p.m. Friday. Festivities include a craft bazaar, parade, bonfire and visit with Santa at the Homer City Fire Hall. For more information, call (724) 479-2184.
Saltsburg Light Up Night, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, at Canal Park in Saltsburg.
Sara Evans will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Punxsutawney Community Center, 220 N. Jefferson St., Punxsutawney. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets by calling (814) 938-9632.
Festival of Lights, today through Sunday and Dec. 12 through Jan. 1, Blue Spruce Park, near Ernest. See more than 80 light displays including animation, during a 2-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. Saturday and Sunday and Dec. 14-15, 21 and 22.
For more information, go to www.indianacountyparks.org.
The Jimmy Stewart Museum, 835 Philadelphia St., Indiana, will present the holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life,” a 1946 production starring Stewart and Donna Reed at 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Jan. 4 in the third-floor theater. 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 younger than 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 the Philadelphia Street Playhouse, 725 Philadelphia St.:
• “Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge,” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13-14 and 20-21, and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 15 and 22.
• “You Can’t Take it with You,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7-8 and 14-15, and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 9 and 16.
• “A Woman Called Truth,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21-22 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 28-29 and April 4-5, and 2:30 p.m. March 30 and April 6.
The Lively Arts at IUP will present “A Christmas Carol,” 8 p.m. through Saturday and Sunday on the Waller Hall Mainstage. For more information, call (724) 357-2787 or go to www.iup.edu/livelyarts.
Ligonier Theatre, 208 W. Main St., Ligonier, will present “A Ligonier Christmas,” a traditional holiday concert, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets and more information available at www.ligoniertheatre.com.