Best bets for Oct. 16-22


A public reception, concert and workshop are all part of the HUB-Robeson Galleries’ “Birth of the Painted World: Jivya Mashe and the Warli Tradition of India.” The exhibit features paintings by Jivya Mashe, the master of the traditional art of the Warli Tribe in India. Work of other Warli artists is also on display, as well as photographs of the Warlis by Martin Strasmore.

When: Concert, 5-6 p.m. Oct. 16; reception, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 16; workshop 10 a.m. Oct. 17; exhibit runs through Nov. 19

Where: HUB-Robeson Center, University Park

Info: studentaffairs.psu.edu/hub/artgalleries


The chunkers are ready and so are the gourds. That can only mean one thing — it’s time for the P unkin’ Chunkin’ Festival at Bald Eagle State Park. The family-friendly festival includes crafts, food, live entertainment and, of course, soaring pumpkins. The event is hosted by and raises funds for the Howard Fire Company.

When: 10-5 p.m. Oct. 17

Where: Bald Eagle State Park, Howard

Info: www.facebook.com/HowardFireCompanyFallPunkinChunkinFestival


Everyone’s favorite giant red pooch will squeeze into Eisenhower Auditorium to entertain audiences in “Clifford the Big Red Dog Live!” The family musical is presented by the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State.

When: 2 p.m. Oct. 18

Where: Eisenhower Auditorium, University Park

Info: www.cpa.psu.edu


Halloween arrives in downtown State College for the Downtown Improvement District’s 16th annual Fall Festival. Events include a pumpkin patch with pumpkin decorating, a bounce house, crafts, games, pony rides and live music.

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 17

Where: 200 block of South Allen Street, State College

Info: www.downtownstatecollege.com