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.


Monday, October 14, 2019

Open Mic Night

HUB Ohio Room

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Office

Open Mic Night presented by BACCHUS.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Live at IUP: David DobrikJoin STATIC as we present YouTube star and creator of the Vlog Squad, David Dobrik, live in Fisher Auditorium, on Wednesday, October 16. Doors for the event will open at 7:00 p.m., and the show will begin at 8:00 p.m. 


According to his biography, David Julian Dobrik (born July 23, 1996) is a Slovak-born YouTube personality, actor, and talent-show judge. He is known for being the de facto leader of the popular YouTube ensemble The Vlog Squad, as well as Axel from The Angry Birds Movie 2 and one of the judges on America's Most Musical Family. He started his career on Vine before creating his own YouTube channel towards the end of 2014.”

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

IUP Symphony Orchestra - French Flair

Gorell Recital Hall

The Lively Arts

The IUP Symphony Orchestra and their new conductor, Alexandra Dee, perform masterpieces of French music, including works by Bizet, Ravel, Offenbach, and Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges - an 18th century composer, violinist, and fencing champion dubbed the "Black Mozart."

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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Disco Inferno: Saturday Night Fever at the Museum

University Museum and Blue Room, Sutton Hall

University Museum

This year, the annual museum gala takes you back to the 70s with a Disco beat! Enjoy outstanding dining and entertainment as well as a silent and live auction. The museum's current exhibit features the work of IUP art alumni from the 60s, 70s, and 80s and much of that work is also for sale.  Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite 70s attire. The event begins at 6:00 PM and benefits the activities of the University Museum. For more information, contact 724-357-2530.

Disco Inferno: Saturday Night Fever at the Museum

University Museum & The Blue Room, First Floor Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts

Dust off your platform shoes and polyester suits. It's a Celebration of an era. It's the University Museum's annual benefit celebration featuring visual art, live entertainment, and culinary artistry. Reservations are required and period dress is encouraged with more details to come.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Faculty Tuba Recital: Zach Collins

Gorell Recital Hall, 2nd Floor Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts

A recital of new and standard solo works for the tuba.

Free Admission

OcTUBAfest: Student Showcase

DiCicco Hall, 121 Cogswell Hall

The Lively Arts

Students from the IUP Tuba and Euphonium Studio perform solo repertoire as part of 2019 OcTUBAfest.

Free admission.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Open Mic Night

HUB Susquehanna Room

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Office

Open Mic Night presented by BACCHUS.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Concert: Niyaz, featuring Azam Ali

Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts

With all the mysticism and allure of their native lands, Niyaz seamlessly blends ancient Sufi poetry and folk songs from the Middle East to India, with rich, acoustic instrumentation and state-of-the-art modern electronics. This immersive multi-media experience is a natural evolution for a group who is always aiming to redefine the boundaries of tradition in order to unite people from different cultural and spiritual backgrounds through our shared humanity. Led by front woman Azam Ali whose Iranian heritage and Indian upbringing have formed a bewitching singer of richly textured proportions, Niyaz is not limited by tradition. With four best-selling and critically acclaimed albums, their music has been featured in several major Hollywood film and television scores, including “The Matrix,” “Prince of Persia,” “Thor: The Dark World,” “True Blood,” and “Bones,” to name only a few.

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