This weekend’s Best Bets for entertainment


More than a dozen performers will take part in the 2015 Summer Jazz Celebration, the multi-day festival that’s now in its 11th year. Organized by the nonprofit JazzPA, concerts feature headliners such as guitarist Gene Bertoncini and local artists including the Zeropoint Big Band.

When: July 24-26

Where: Bellefonte and State College

Info: www.jazzpa.org


Participants of The Flutopia 5K will be helped through their run by musicians stationed along the course. Runners of all ages and experience levels are welcome, with a special “Flutastic 50-Yard Dash” for children after the main event. Proceeds go toward Centre Volunteers in Medicine and Doctors Without Borders.

When: 8:30 a.m. July 25

Where: Tom Tudek Memorial Park, 400 Herman Drive, State College

Info: http://flutegarden1.wix.com/flutopiainitiative


Mystery fans will have their hands full with Millbrook Playhouse’s “Dial ‘M’ for Murder,” a play based on the Alfred Hitchcock movie of the same name. Directed by Morgan Sills, the cast includes James Cella as Tony Wendice and Grace Experience as Margot Wendice.

When: 7:30 p.m. July 24-25

Where: Millbrook Playhouse, Mill Hall

Info: www.millbrookplayhouse.org


Viewers can watch an early 1990s classic like never before with Movies on the Mountain: “Hook.” The outdoor movie features Happy Valley as a backdrop and a screen set up in the Tussey Mountain Amphitheater.

When: 8 p.m. July 24

Where: Tussey Mountain, 301 Bear Meadow Road, Boalsburg

Info: www.tusseymountain.com