Arts and Entertainment


  • A comprehensive view of art and entertainment on the IUP campuses: art exhibitions, concerts, dance events, lectures, movies, musicals, open mic nights, poetry readings, theater, and more.

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Saturday, February 27, 2021

Rescheduled performances of this show will take place on: 

  • Friday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 7, at 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m.

Washington, DC, 1950. State Department employees Bob and Nora find themselves at the forefront of the moment when the Red Scare adds shades of Lavender. In other words, along with rooting out potential Communists, the couple must now investigate “deviants,” i.e., gays.

Unfortunately for Bob and Nora, they are also gay, and their marriage is a cover for their actual partners, who also pretend to be a married couple. Hilarious screwball misdirection eventually gives way to a sober examination of gay rights and American values.

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Award-winning fiddle superstars Mark and Maggie O'Connor join the combined forces of the IUP Symphony Orchestra and the Johnstown Symphony Youth Orchestra (Alexandra Dee and David Anderson, conductors). This all-American concert will feature Mark O'Connor performing his ground-breaking "Improvised Violin Concerto." O'Connor creates the solo part from scratch at every performance, so this is guaranteed to be a one-of-a-kind concert!

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Exhibit: Ned Wert, A Retrospective

University Museum, First Floor Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts

This exhibition represents an outstanding 60+ year career as an artist, mentor, and educator. Paintings on display are from the artist’s personal collection and the University Museum’s permanent collection in addition to others generously on loan from private collections. The exhibit will also feature a video interview with the artist.

This exhibit is open Tuesday, January 26, through Saturday, March 20, in the University Museum, located on the first floor of Sutton Hall. The University Museum welcomes visitors during the following hours: 

2:00–5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday,

Special Saturday hours of 2:00–5:00 p.m. on March 6, 13, and 20.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Exhibit: Ned Wert, A Retrospective

University Museum, First Floor Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts

This exhibition represents an outstanding 60+ year career as an artist, mentor, and educator. Paintings on display are from the artist’s personal collection and the University Museum’s permanent collection in addition to others generously on loan from private collections. The exhibit will also feature a video interview with the artist.

This exhibit is open Tuesday, January 26, through Saturday, March 20, in the University Museum, located on the first floor of Sutton Hall. The University Museum welcomes visitors during the following hours: 

2:00–5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday,

Special Saturday hours of 2:00–5:00 p.m. on March 6, 13, and 20.

Price Is Right Spring 2021IUP, COME ON DOWN! Join STATIC as we host our virtual IUP version of the hit game show, The Price Is Right, on Wednesday, March 3, at 8:00 p.m., via Zoom! You and your friends could get a chance to compete against other IUP students for THOUSANDS of dollars in prizes! NO JOKE!

Want to be a contestant? Register here!

Please note that only active, Icard-holding students can participate in The Price Is Right, and that all participants must be 18 years old or older.

Just want to watch? Join here.

For more information, visit the STATIC website and STATIC Twitter and Instagram pages.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Exhibit: Ned Wert, A Retrospective

University Museum, First Floor Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts

This exhibition represents an outstanding 60+ year career as an artist, mentor, and educator. Paintings on display are from the artist’s personal collection and the University Museum’s permanent collection in addition to others generously on loan from private collections. The exhibit will also feature a video interview with the artist.

This exhibit is open Tuesday, January 26, through Saturday, March 20, in the University Museum, located on the first floor of Sutton Hall. The University Museum welcomes visitors during the following hours: 

2:00–5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday,

Special Saturday hours of 2:00–5:00 p.m. on March 6, 13, and 20.

Kahoot Trivia

Zoom: ID 990 4005 0169

Health and Wellness Promotion

Join us for Trivia Night!  All students are invited to attend this free event via Zoom!  All Kahoot Trivia sessions will contain a variety of health facts that will help you to improve your overall wellness. 

IUP Symphony Orchestra

YouTube Live Stream

The Lively Arts

The IUP Symphony Orchestra will perform a selection of orchestral music spanning centuries and continents, including striking works by Black composers Florence Price and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and Schubert’s enigmatic “Unfinished Symphony.”

This event will be streamed live with no public audience.

A limited, no-public audience of 25 IUP members will be allowed. No public will be permitted. 

Please visit the IUP Department of Music YouTube channel at this time to enjoy the live concert.

Friday, March 5, 2021

Exhibit: Ned Wert, A Retrospective

University Museum, First Floor Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts

This exhibition represents an outstanding 60+ year career as an artist, mentor, and educator. Paintings on display are from the artist’s personal collection and the University Museum’s permanent collection in addition to others generously on loan from private collections. The exhibit will also feature a video interview with the artist.

This exhibit is open Tuesday, January 26, through Saturday, March 20, in the University Museum, located on the first floor of Sutton Hall. The University Museum welcomes visitors during the following hours: 

2:00–5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday,

Special Saturday hours of 2:00–5:00 p.m. on March 6, 13, and 20.

Theater: “Perfect Arrangement”

Waller Hall

The Lively Arts

Washington DC, 1950. State Department employees Bob and Nora find themselves at the forefront of the moment when the Red Scare adds shades of Lavender. In other words, along with rooting out potential Communists, the couple must now investigate “deviants,” i.e., gays.

Unfortunately for Bob and Nora, they are also gay, and their marriage is a cover for their actual partners, who also pretend to be a married couple. Hilarious screwball misdirection eventually gives way to a sober examination of gay rights and American values.

Netflix & Chill: Horror Night! (Virtual)

Google Chrome's Teleparty Extension

Student Cooperative

Netflix & Chill: HorrorOn Friday, March 5, STATIC hosts a virtual Netflix & Chill movie night featuring your favorite blockbuster horror! Event begins at 8:00 p.m.

For this semester, STATIC lets you choose which movie we watch together! Each Netflix & Chill movie night has a genre theme, and this one is HORROR!

Your choices are: to be determined

Vote via STATIC’s Instagram stories the week of the event. Watch with STATIC via Google Chrome's Teleparty extension, available here! You must have a Netflix account, but it doesn’t matter whose account you use. Invite your roommate, your long-lost friend, your family, or whomever else!

STATIC will also host interactive trivia on Instagram during the event, with the winner taking home some amazing prizes!

For more information, check out the STATIC website, Twitter page, or Instagram page.

Alumni Violin Recital: Nashwan Abdullah

Gorell Recital Hall

The Lively Arts

IUP alumnus Nashwan Abdullah will perform a violin recital accompanied by Jacquelyn Kuehn, piano and Michael Garbett, percussion. 

The recital will feature the following works: 

  1. Franz Josef Hadyn, Violin Concerto no. 4 in G major
  2. A Journey in Maqam Music
    • Taqasim
    • Muwashat Andalusia
    • Longa Nahawand- Ryiad al Sunbati.

A live audience will be permitted. The number of seats available will be based on current COVID-19 guidelines. The event will be live-streamed on the Department of Music's YouTube Channel.

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