ART GALLERIES & ORGANIZATIONS
Artistic Horizon: 219 S. Patterson St., State College, 234-3441. Offers art exhibits, workshops and childrens camps.
Betsy Rodgers Allen Gallery at Schlow Centre Region Library: 211 S. Allen St., State College. Features monthly displays of work by new and established local artists
Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society:www.centralpapastel.org. A group representing local artists that holds annual exhibits and workshops.
Douglas Albert Art Gallery: 107 McAllister Alley, State College, 234-9822, www.douglasalbertgallery.com. Features a wide selection of art, sculpture, glass work, photography, ceramics and genuine African art.
HUB-Robeson Galleries at Penn State: HUB-Robeson Center, University Park, http://studentaffairs.psu.edu/hub/artgalleries. Features student and faculty works on display in various galleries throughout campus.
Palmer Museum of Art: University Park, 865-7672, www.palmermuseum.psu.edu. Penn States main art gallery, which hosts exhibits and music performances, workshops, film screenings and lectures.
Penn States Center for Arts and Crafts: 3 Ritenour Building, University Park, 863-0611, http://studentaffairs.psu.edu/hub/craftcenter. Founded in the early 1970s, a nonprofit organization that offers art classes, ceramics studios and childrens art camps. All classes are taught by Penn State art majors and professional artists.
Penn State School of Visual Arts:http://sova.psu.edu/about_psu_sova/galleries/galleries. Features public galleries dedicated to visual arts students in their quest to exhibit their works in a professional atmosphere.
Surface Artists Cooperative: 201 Elmwood St., State College, www.surfaceartistcoop.com. A shared space of local artists offering art-related classes, displays and workshops.
DANCE & MOVEMENT ARTS
The Performing Arts School of Central Pennsylvania: 3006 Research Drive, State College, 234-4961, www.artsconservatories.com. School for the performing arts, offering dance, music and theater classes and lessons. Provides private and group instruction for all levels in its 7,000-square-foot facility.
Ballet Theatre of Central Pennsylvania: 3006 Research Drive, State College, 234-4961, www.btcp.org. A regional youth ballet company for intermediate and advanced ballet dancers. Presents two to three performances per year of classical and contemporary ballet repertoire.
Central Pennsylvania Ballroom Dancers Association:www.cpbda.com. A social ballroom dancing club that provides an opportunity to dance to live bands; provides dance instruction to members in an informal setting; and conducts special events such as dinner dances and dance instruction workshops.
Central Pennsylvania Dance Workshop: 101 S. Fraser St., State College, 237-2666, www.cpdw.org. A nonprofit organization that offers dance classes for children and adults in a wide range of styles.
Centre Dance: 2121 Sandy Drive, State College, 238-8685, www.centredance.org. Instructional school offers training for students age 3 and older in a variety of skills, including jazz, tap and ballet.
Centre Squares Dance Club: 810 Webster Drive, State College, 238-8949. A traditional square- and contra-dance club offering weekly evening dances and lessons.
The Dance Academy of State College: 1796 N. Atherton St., State College, 238-3207, www.dancesc.com. Instruction for dancers of all skills and styles.
Movement Arts Studio: 140 Kelly Alley, State College, 237-0037, www.movement-arts.net. The studio offers classes in yoga, bellydance and Pilates as well as modern and ballet dance classes for students of all ages.
Penn State Ballroom Dance Club: 106 White Building, University Park, www.clubs.psu.edu/up/ballroomdance. A dance club for Penn State students and staff, but members teach private dance lessons, and interested participants can join with an associate membership. The club holds dances Friday nights during each semester and features dance styles such as ballroom, salsa, tango, contemporary and swing.
Pennsylvania Dance Theatre:www.pdtdance.org, 883-6907. Led by German-born choreographer Andre Koslowski, the company stages intense, thought-provoking dance theater works.
Centre County Historical Society: 1001 E. College Ave., State College, 234-4779, http://centrecountyhistory.org. Headquartered in the historic Centre Furnace Mansion, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, members of the group promote interest in historic events with exhibits and programs as well as a collection of artifacts, books and photographs.
Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum and Art Gallery: 16 Deike Building, University Park, 865-6336, www.ems.psu.edu/outreach/museum. A venue displaying fossils, miniature tornadoes, gems, crystals and dinosaur bones.
Pennsylvania Military Museum: Business U.S. Route 322, Boalsburg, 466-6263, www.pamilmuseum.org. A museum dedicated to preserving the honor of the states citizen soldier. Holds commemorative services and re-enactments.
MUSIC ORGANIZATIONS, VENUES & LESSONS
Acoustic Brew Concert Series: www.acousticbrew.org. This series features concerts by folk and acoustic performers. Venues for each show are detailed on the website
Bryce Jordan Center: University Park, 865-5555, www.bjc.psu.edu. Features live concerts, comedians, family-friendly shows and sporting events.
Global Connections:www.global.psu.edu/gc. A group that highlights world ethnicities with its World Music Series and other multicultural events.
Nittany Valley Symphony: 231-8224, www.nvs.org. The Centre Regions community orchestra presents traditional symphonic concerts as well as pops and family events.
Penn State School of Music: 233 Music Building, University Park, 865-0431, www.music.psu.edu. Holds about 200 student and faculty recitals, concerts and performances each year.
The Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra: 119 S. Fraser St., Suite D, State College, 234-8313, www.centreorchestra.org. Provides intimate orchestra concerts with local soloists and artists of international reputation.
Roustabout!: www.roustabout.net. Roustabout! performances feature local and national underground, indie and up-and-coming musical acts. Shows are held at various venues.
State College Area Municipal Band: 2643 Gateway Drive, No. 1, State College, 231-3071, www.crpr.org/agency/muniband/band-intro.html. The all-volunteer band performs a variety of free concerts each year.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County: 780 Waupelani Drive Extension, State College, 237-7605, http://uufcc.com. A nondenominational congregation that features folk and seasonal music series.
Penn Skates: 2210 High Tech Road, State College, www.pennskates.com, 357-6898. Roller-skating rink offers birthday parties, lessons for inline and quad skating, arcade, paintball and a snack bar.
State College Area Rollers:www.scarderby.com. The areas debut roller derby team.
Tussey Mountain Fun Center and Amphitheatre: 301 Bear Meadows Road, Boalsburg, 800-733-2754 or 466-6266, www.tusseymountain.com. A year-round family-fun center that offers skiing, golfing, driving range, concerts, rib/wing cookoffs, batting cages, driving range, par-3 golf course, go-karts, snowboarding and tubing. Hours vary, concerts and wing challenge night throughout the summer with music by local and national acts.
What-A-Blast Extreme Laser Tag: 111 Sowers St., State College, 234-8740, www.whatablastlasertag.com. A 2,400-square-foot arena is home to laser tag-themed birthday and school parties.
Woodward Camp: 134 Sports Camp Drive, Woodward, 349-5633, www.campwoodward.com. One of the premier sports and recreation facilities in the country, camps and training offered in gymnastics, inline skating, skateboarding and BMX; top professionals train and teach at Woodward.
Central Pennsylvania Observers: P.O. Box 947, State College, www.cpoclub.org. A group of astronomy and space enthusiasts that hosts Skywatch events once a month at Tudek Park, behind the Northland Center. Dues-paying members enjoy field trips to local dark-sky areas and hold monthly educational sessions at local parks.
Centre County Genealogical Society: P.O. Box 1135, State College, www.centrecountygenealogy.org. People interested in researching their family backgrounds are welcome to join this society, which also offers genealogy seminars and workshops.
Centre Region Bicycle Coalition:www.centrebike.org. The group that supports the implementation of safe bike routes holds a variety of events aimed at raising bicycle awareness, including bike-in movies, group rides and lectures.
Chronic Town: 224 W. College Ave., State College, 867-6191, www.facebook.com/chronictown. A hookah lounge that features occasional live bands.
Comedy Club at the Ramada: 1450 S. Atherton St., State College, 238-3001, www.ramadasc.com. In-hotel nightclub hosts comedians through midwinter.
Nittany Valley Writers Network: Meets at Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College, www.schlowlibrary.org. A support group intended to inspire and educate local writers of all genres and experience levels through meetings and lectures.
Schlow Centre Region Library: 211 S. Allen St., State College, 237-6236, www.schlowlibrary.org. Hosts the meeting of local gaming groups, such as the chess and Go/Wei Chi/Baduk clubs.
Wisecrackers Comedy Club: 100 Elks Club Road, Centre Hall, 866-424-2411, www.wisecrackers.biz. Now held at the State College Elks Club, the club hosts comedians Fridays and Saturdays in the winter months.
THEATER & STAGE
Center for the Performing Arts: Eisenhower Auditorium, University Park, 863-0255, www.cpa.psu.edu. Hosts world-class theater, dance and musical acts at Penn State venues.
Love and Light Productions:www.loveandlightproductions.com. Eclectic performers, notable for its annual production of The Rocky Horror Show.
The Next Stage: State College, P.O. Box 11111, State College, <a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>. A nonprofit theatre company focusing on major modern and contemporary playwrights. Performances in the Studio Space at The State Theatre. Tickets: www.statetickets.org.
Pennsylvania Centre Stage: 137 Arts Building, University Park, 863-0493, www.pacentrestage.psu.edu. The resident professional theater of Penn States School of Theatre.
Penn State Downtown Theatre Center: 146 S. Allen St., State College, www.theatre.psu.edu. A 150-seat facility offering performances by Penn States schools of theatre and music and Pennsylvania Centre Stage. Tickets are available at the box office or by phone at 863-0255 or 800-ARTS-TIX.
Penn State Thespians: 865-9461, www.facebook.com/psuthespians. Student theater company with a diverse slate of genres, as well as MasquerAIDS, a fundraiser for The AIDS Project of Centre and Clinton Counties.
Singing Onstage: 1108 S. Pugh St., State College, www.singingonstage.com. Musical theater training and performance studio that holds summer camps and student and professional productions.
State College Community Theatre: 1250 University Drive, State College, 234-7228, www.scctonline.org. The troupe performs musicals and dramas at the Boal Barn Playhouse and provides workshops and apprentice programs.
The State Theatre: 130 W. College Ave., State College, 272-0606, www.thestatetheatre.org. The theater hosts community productions, national touring music artists and independent film screenings.
ART GALLERIES & ORGANIZATIONS