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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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Film Screening: “O”

Humanities and Social Sciences building, Rm. 225

English Department

Continuing our celebration of Black History Month, the second screening of the Stage to Screen film series will be the modern adaptation of Othello, simply titled O (2000), starring Mekhai Phifer and Josh Hartnett.

Stage to Screen is a free, introductory cinema course designed to provide participants with an opportunity to learn about film adaptations of major theatrical works in a low-stakes environment. The spring 2020 semester series includes five films to be shown in in HSS 225 with selected readings and a preface by Literature and Criticism PhD student Caroline Speller accompanying each film. To gain a little more insight and discuss more, all are encouraged  to go to the series blog

Attendance vouchers available.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Koru Mindfulness Class 3

G18 Suites on Maple East

Health and Well-Being Events

Open your mind. Manage your stress. Learn Mindfulness & Meditation.  This is class three of a four class session.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Netflix & Chill: “Harriet”

HUB Ohio Room

Student Cooperative

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Live on the big screen in the HUB Ohio Room, join STATIC as we present a Netflix and Chill Movie Night celebrating both Black History Month and Women’s History Month with Harriet (2019) on Thursday, February 27, at 7:00 p.m. We’ll supply the movie, popcorn, candy, drinks, and reverence. You just bring your PJs, blankets, and some pillows. 

In Harriet (2019), “From her escape from slavery through the dangerous missions she led to liberate hundreds of slaves through the Underground Railroad, the story of heroic abolitionist Harriet Tubman is told.” Come for the movie, but stay for the discussion afterwards.

This event is completely free!

For more information, visit the STATIC website or Twitter page.

Don Giovanni was considered as the most personal opera for Mozart. Scenes from Don Giovanni were heavily featured in the infamous movie Amadeus (1984), which won eight Academy Awards. The Stone Guest scene is one of the most spine-chilling scenes in the history of opera. However, the comic scenes and characters are also memorable.

In this co-production, faculty from the departments of Music and of Theatre, Dance, and Performance will join forces with the outstanding students to present one of the most powerful operas of all time.

The ticket prices for this show are as following:

Regular: $18

Senior(60+), Military, Non-Student I-Card: $15

Under 18: $12

IUP Student (Limit 4): $12

*Please note there is additional fee of $3 per ticket when purchasing on the day of the show.

Get tickets here

Friday, February 28, 2020

Don Giovanni was considered as the most personal opera for Mozart. Scenes from Don Giovanni were heavily featured in the infamous movie Amadeus (1984), which won eight Academy Awards. The Stone Guest scene is one of the most spine-chilling scenes in the history of opera. However, the comic scenes and characters are also memorable.

In this co-production, faculty from the departments of Music and of Theatre, Dance, and Performance will join forces with the outstanding students to present one of the most powerful operas of all time.

The ticket prices for this show are as following:

Regular: $18

Senior(60+), Military, Non-Student I-Card: $15

Under 18: $12

IUP Student (Limit 4): $12

*Please note there is additional fee of $3 per ticket when purchasing on the day of the show.

Get tickets here

BACCHUS Bingo

HUB Ohio Room

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Office

Come and play bingo and win some great prizes.  Sponsored by BACCHUS.

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Concert: IUP Bands

Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

The Lively Arts

IUP Bands Presents: The IUP Symphony Band under the direction of Dr. Jason Worzbyt and guest conductor Stephen Lytle fromk WVU will perform works by Mahr, Persichetti, and Cross. The Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Timothy A. Paul and guest soloist Dr. Kevin Eisensmith will perform works by Boss, Gryc, Sadler, and Turner.

The ticket prices for this show are as following:

Regular: $10

Senior(60+), Military, Non-Student I-Card: $8

Under 18: $6

IUP Student (Limit 4): $6

*Please note there is additional fee of $3 per ticket when purchasing on the day of the show.

Get tickets here.

Don Giovanni was considered as the most personal opera for Mozart. Scenes from Don Giovanni were heavily featured in the infamous movie Amadeus (1984), which won eight Academy Awards. The Stone Guest scene is one of the most spine-chilling scenes in the history of opera. However, the comic scenes and characters are also memorable.

In this co-production, faculty from the departments of Music and of Theatre, Dance, and Performance will join forces with the outstanding students to present one of the most powerful operas of all time.

The ticket prices for this show are as following:

Regular: $18

Senior(60+), Military, Non-Student I-Card: $15

Under 18: $12

IUP Student (Limit 4): $12

*Please note there is additional fee of $3 per ticket when purchasing on the day of the show.

Get tickets here

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Crimson Squawkfest

DiCicco Hall, 121 Cogswell Hall

The Lively Arts

The IUP Crimson Squawkfest is a one-day (9am-6pm)clarinet event featuring guest artists, student performers, and a large final ensemble performance. ALL clarinetists, regardless of skill level are welcome! Register online at http://iupclarinets.weebly.com or contact Dr. Rosemary Engelstad rosemary@iup.edu.

Free Admission.

Recital: Alumni Trumpet Ensemble

Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts

A recital presented by alumni of the IUP Trumpet Studio.  Former students of Dr. William Becker, Dr. Calvin Weber, Dr. Kevin Eisensmith, Dr. David Ferguson, Mr. John Kulp, Ms. Karen Sloneker, Mr. Steve Dubé, and Mr. David Wygonik are invited to attend and participate in the weekend's activities.

Free Admission.

Don Giovanni was considered as the most personal opera for Mozart. Scenes from Don Giovanni were heavily featured in the infamous movie Amadeus (1984), which won eight Academy Awards. The Stone Guest scene is one of the most spine-chilling scenes in the history of opera. However, the comic scenes and characters are also memorable.

In this co-production, faculty from the departments of Music and of Theatre, Dance, and Performance will join forces with the outstanding students to present one of the most powerful operas of all time.

The ticket prices for this show are as following:

Regular: $18

Senior(60+), Military, Non-Student I-Card: $15

Under 18: $12

IUP Student (Limit 4): $12

*Please note there is additional fee of $3 per ticket when purchasing on the day of the show.

Get tickets here

Squawkfest Clarinet Day Guest Recital

DiCicco Hall, 121 Cogswell Hall

The Lively Arts

The recital features our Squawkfest Clarinet Day guest artists. Yevgeny Dokshansky, professor of clarinet at Virginia Tech, will present a varied program of music for clarinet. Amanda Morrison (Slippery Rock University), Lynda Dembowski (Towson University), and Rosemary Engelstad (IUP) will join him in an arrangement of Blackbird for clarinet quartet.

Squawkfest Clarinet Day Final Concert

DiCicco Hall, 121 Cogswell Hall

The Lively Arts

This is the final concert for our Squawkfest Clarinet Day. The program includes performances by the IUP Clarinet Ensemble (PA premieres of works by Lynne Snyder and Lynda Dembowski) and by the Squawkfest Ensemble, comprised of clarinet day participants.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Come hang out and play or listen as others jam at open mic night sponsored by BACCHUS.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Recital: ''IUP Faculty Woodwind Quintet''

DiCicco Hall, 121 Cogswell Hall

The Lively Arts

The IUP Faculty Woodwind Quintet will perform a variety of standard and contemporary works, featuring the Pennsylvania premiere of Jack Stamp's Quintet for Winds.

Free Admission

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