Best Bets for Oct. 9-Oct. 15


To celebrate the release of their breakout album “Kids in Philly” on vinyl, Marah will play a reunion show at Elk Creek Cafe. The show will feature past band members, including lead singer Dave Bielanko’s brother, Serge.

When: 8:30 p.m. Oct. 10

Where: Elk Creek Cafe, 100 W. Main St., Millheim

Info: www.elkcreekcafe.net


Health benefits of eating a whole foods, plant-based diet are explored in the new documentary, “PlantPure Nation.” The film features T. Colin Campbell, a Penn State graduate and professor emeritus. Campbell, who has worked for more than 50 years in nutritional research and government policy, will answer questions after the screening and will also be featured in the Penn State Speaker Forum earlier in the day.

When: Penn State Speaker Forum 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Oct. 13; film screening 7 p.m. Oct. 13

Where: Forum at Nittany Lion Inn ballroom, 200 W. Park Ave., State College; film screening at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College

Info: www.thestatetheatre.org; www.plantpurenation.com


Work by 20 hand-spinners and fiber artists from around the world are on display in the Bellefonte Art Museum’s “Journey to the Golden Fleece” exhibit. Local fiber artist Judith Finkelstein helped curate the exhibition and will lead an Oct. 11 class, “Making Dreamcatchers.”

When: 1-4:30 p.m. Fridays-Sundays or by appointment through Nov. 29

Where: Bellefonte Art Museum, 133 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte

Info: www.bellefontemuseum.org


The Essence of Joy Alumni Singers will celebrate its 10th anniversary season with two performances. Led by artistic director Anthony Leach, EOJAS is a diverse group of singers who perform secular music from the African and African-American choral traditions. Members are alumni of Penn State’s Essence of Joy Choir.

When: 8 p.m. Oct. 9 and 2 p.m. Oct. 11

Where: Esber Recital Hall, Music Building I, University Park.

Info: www.eojas.org