EVENTSPLANNER

TOP SHOWS

TODAY

r Rhythmic Circus’ Red and Green Holiday Show

7:30 p.m., Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, 570-326-2424.

www.caclive.com

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY

r “PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure”

6 p.m. Tuesday,

10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday,

Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center, 814-865-5555.

www.bjc.psu.edu

MUSIC

TONIGHT

r LHU Jazz Ensemble with Steve Rudolph Jazz Quartet

7:30 p.m., Price Auditorium.

FRIDAY

r “Charlie Brown Christmas Jazz” by The Rick Hirsch 3

8 p.m., The Attic of The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College, 814-272-0606.

www.thestatetheatre.org

SATURDAY

r Community Christmas Coffeehouse

7-9 p.m., Porter Township Community Building, with music, skits, Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest, sponsored by Clintondale and Mackeyville United Methodist churches. Bring nonperishable food items for area food banks. Interested performers should contact Pastor Dan Christopher at 814-441-9960 or dchristopher@susumc.org.

SATURDAY

r The Early Mays playing old-timey folk

7:30 p.m., Center for Well Being, Mount Nittany Road, Lemont, an Acoustic Brew concert.

www.acousticbrew.org

SUNDAY

r Christmas concert with refreshments

3 p.m., Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St., Lock Haven, with music by The Lockport Drifters, a select quartet, a ukulele duo, Covenant Praise Band, and more.

SUNDAY

r Handel’s “Messiah”

2:30 p.m. & 7 p.m., The State Theatre, by Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra, The Orpheus Singers and professional soloists. Tickets: 814-272-0606 or www.thestatetheatre.org.

SUNDAY

r Free carol sing and concert with wide variety of music

7 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, downtown East Main Street, Lock Haven; refreshments.

TUESDAY

r Williamsport Symphony Orchestra’s holiday concert

7:30 p.m., Community Arts Center.

DEC. 21 & 22

r “Holiday Jazz” by the Williamsport City Jazz Orchestra

7:30 p.m., Community Theatre League, 100 W. Third St., Williamsport, 570-327-1777 (weekdays 11 a.m.-4 p.m.) or ctlshows.com.

STAGE

TODAY

r Christopher David Collins presents “Thank You, Jimmy Stewart!”

7 p.m., The State Theatre.

DEC. 8 & 9, DEC. 15-17

r “Elf the Musical, Jr.”

7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 9 & 15,

2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16,

2 p.m. Dec. 17, Community Theatre League, 100 W. Third St., Williamsport. North Pole Party before every show (except 2 p.m. matinee Dec. 16). Tickets: 570-327-1777 (weekdays 11 a.m.-4 p.m.) or ctlshows.com.

DEC. 15-17

r “Annie Jr., the Musical” by Millbrook Playhouse Youth Ensemble,

7 p.m. Friday,

5 p.m. & 8 p.m. Saturday,

2 p.m. Sunday,

LHU’s Sloan Fine Arts Center. Tickets: 570-748-8083 or www.millbrookplayhouse.org.

DEC. 18

r The 40th and final annual performance of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” by Tony M. Lentz

7 p.m., The Attic of The State Theatre.

DANCE

SATURDAY

r “Home for the Holidays” by Central Pennsylvania Dance Workshop

7:30 p.m., The State Theatre.

DEC. 15-17

r “The Nutcracker” by Centre Dance

7 p.m. Friday & Saturday,

3 p.m. Sunday,

The State Theatre.

DANCING

DEC. 15

r Contra dance

7:30-10:30 p.m., State College Friends School, sponsored by Central Pennsylvania Country Dance Association; music by the Gnutones; all dances taught. Information: 814-880-0338 or cpcdc.org.

LIBRARIES &

LITERATURE

SATURDAY

r Victorian Christmas Bake, Book, and Vendor Sale

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Centre County Library, Howard and Allegheny streets, Bellefonte, 814-355-1516.

www.centrecountylibrary.org

TUESDAY

r Open reading

6:30-7:30 p.m., Schlow Library at Penn State, hosted by Nittany Valley Writers Network.

DEC. 18

r Essential oils class

4-6 p.m., Centre County Library, Bellefonte.

ART EVENTS

FRIDAY

r Opening reception and holiday party for Clinton County Arts Council members’ art exhibit and sale

6-9 p.m., The Station Gallery, 2 E.Bald Eagle St., Lock Haven; free. Exhibit on view through Jan. 7. Information: 570-748-0949.

www.stationgalleryccac.org

NEXT THURSDAY

r Reception for “The Peg Joe and Karen Show” of artworks by Peg Johnston, Joe Bitner and Karen Elias, 6-8 p.m., Ross Library, Lock Haven. Exhibit on view through December.

ART ON VIEW

NOW THROUGH SUNDAY

r “Romanticism and the Theatre of Everyday Living” by Erica Harney

HUB Gallery at Penn State, 814-865-2563.

studentaffairs.psu.edu/hub/artgalleries.

NOW THROUGH DEC. 23

r Holiday show and sale

r Prints by Alison Borkowska and Liz Liadis (on view through Feb. 25)

Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County, 133 N. Allegheny St., 814-355-4280, open noon-4:30 p.m. Fridays-Sundays.

www.bellefontemuseum.org

NOW THROUGH DEC. 27

r Art by Cinda Kostyak and Jennifer Shuey

Cool Beans Coffee and Tea Gallery, 141 W. High St., Bellefonte.

www.bellefontemuseum.org

NOW THROUGH DEC. 31

r “Monsters Under the Head” by Kendra Billman and Chasety Starr Orner

Lycoming County Visitors Bureau, 102 W. Fourth St., Williamsport.

NOW THROUGH JAN. 2

r Two Judith Meyers Olinsky portfolios of explorations in feminine identity

Gallery 425 at 425 Market St., Williamsport, 570-337-2973. Exhibit on view through Jan. 2.

www.gallery425market.com

NOW THROUGH JAN. 30

r “The Texture of Pattern” by fibers artist Jackie Thomas

Genetti Taphouse Gallery, 200 W. Fourth St., Williamsport.

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