BMX event heads to BJC
UNIVERSITY PARK - Leading action sports event producer ASA Entertainment will bring the industry's hottest BMX stars to Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 for the ASA Big Air BMX Triples.
During the event, top BMX pros will take on the challenge of a 195-foot long wooden course consisting of a 25-foot drop-in ramp, two 25-foot wide jumps and a course-ending quarter-pipe, all while grabbing 'big air' to perform their flips, flairs, whips and spins.
Tickets are $32.50 for adults, $19.50 for children 12 and younger and all Penn State Students (with valid ID).
A special price of $23.50 per person will be available in a family four-pack (which must include at least one adult). A limited amount of VIP floor seats will be available.
Tickets are available at the Bryce Jordan Ticket Center, Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Tickets Downtown and Penn State Altoona campus, online at www.ticketmaster.com and www.bjc.psu.edu or by calling 865-5555.
Garden exhibit open Thursday
STATE COLLEGE - The Gardens at Centre Furnace Mansion exhibition, an independent study through Penn State by Mary Sorensen, tells the story of the gardens and grounds at Centre Furnace Mansion from the 19th century to the present.
The exhibit will be on display Thursday through Oct. 10. An opening reception will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday on the exhibit grounds.
Funding has been provided by the Karen Rugh-Richard Pencek Program Endowment for American Art and Culture, Mary Sorensen and the Penn State Master Gardeners of Centre County Cooperative Extension. Graphic design for the exhibition was done by David Lembeck.
The exhibit will be on view in the Centre Furnace Mansion's exhibition building from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays or by appointment.
For more information, call 234-4779 or visit centrecountyhistory.org/gardens/index.htm.
Grateful vets head to State
Grateful Dead veterans Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart formed the duo Rhythm Devils as a side project years ago and have grown it into a full-fledged group. Drummer Kreutzmann and percussionist Hart will bring Rhythm Devils to The State Theatre for a show at 8 p.m. Sept. 8.
The 2010 version of the band includes Kreutzmann and Hart, guitarist Keller Williams, guitarist Davy Knowles, talking drum player Sikiru Adepoju and bassist Andy Hess.
Tickets for the show are $49 and can be purchased online at www.thestatetheatre.org, at the theater box office or by calling 272-0606.
SAMA holds 'wet sale'
LORETTO - This summer, the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto will celebrate the beautiful scenery of Northern Cambria County with its first invitational "Wet Sale Weekend." The event offers two days of painting the region "en plein air" (French for "in the open air") for local and regional artists, followed by a one-day-only exhibition and sale of their works.
Wet Sale Weekend is scheduled for July 23 through 25 at the museum on the St. Francis University campus.
Over the course of Friday and Saturday, artists will be painting a variety of sites in the Ebensburg-Loretto region, including the St. Francis University campus, Schwab Estate gardens, the Loretto water tower, North Fork Reservoir, Cambria County Courthouse, St. Michael's Church in Loretto and the Rails to Trails area in Ebensburg.
On Sunday, SAMA-Loretto will host a wet sale and exhibition from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The public is invited and admission will be free.
For more information, call 472-3920 or visit www.sama-art.org.