'Antique Dolls' opens Nov. 18
This year's installment of the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona's annual "Antique Dolls" exhibition will feature a collection of 50 European porcelain dolls from the early 1800s and 1900s. "Antique Dolls: A Holiday Celebration" opens in the museum's George A. and Herbert L. Wolf Gallery on Nov. 18 and will remain on view through Jan. 7.
In celebration of the exhibition, the museum will be hosting its annual Pizza and Parade party at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 1. Guests can enjoy pizza, view the dolls on display and afterward watch Altoona's annual
"The Spirit of Christmas" parade at 6 p.m., followed by fireworks and the Christmas tree lighting at Heritage Plaza. Cost is $5 for children and $10 for adults. Call the museum at 946-4464 for reservations or more information.
Taylor concert honors Handel
UNIVERSITY PARK - Canadian countertenor Daniel Taylor directs his Chamber Orchestra of the Theatre of Early Music in an evening of opera arias and duets by George Frideric Handel at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 in Penn State's Schwab Auditorium.
Taylor and English soprano Deborah York will sing selections from Handel's "Giulio Cesare," "Rodelinda," "Xerses," "Rinaldo" and "Tolomeo."
Tickets are $40 for adults, $15 for University Park students and $32 for those ages 18 and younger. Tickets can be purchased online at www.cpa.psu.edu, by calling 863-0255 or 800-ARTS-TIX or in person at Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Downtown Theatre Center, HUB-Robeson Center Information Desk and Bryce Jordan Center.
Cosby to play Palace show
GREENSBURG -The Westmoreland Cultural Trust will present legendary comedian Bill Cosby at 5 p.m. Nov. 13 at The Palace Theatre. It will be Cosby's third Trust-sponsored appearance at the historic venue, celebrating its 85th anniversary this fall.
Tickets are $50, $60 and $65 and are available at the theater box office, by calling 724-836-8000 or online at www.ThePalaceTheatre. org.
SAMA site holds event
Johnstown - The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Johnstown will host a Lunch a l'Art program with members of Allied Artists of Johnstown at noon Nov. 11. The program includes lunch and a gallery tour with Allied Artists members Marcene Glover, Sandra Grech and Ned Wert. Cost is $9 per person. Reservations are required by Nov. 9 and can be made by calling the museum at 269-7234.
Currently on view at the museum is the "Allied Artists of Johnstown 79th Annual Juried Art Exhibition." This year's installment features 51 works created by 28 artists in a variety of media. The exhibition will remain on view through Dec. 2.
The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Johnstown is located in the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.
Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Ryder, band come to State
STATE COLLEGE - Legendary blues artist Mitch Ryder and his band, The Detroit Wheels, will perform at The State Theatre at 8 p.m. Nov. 4. Altoona band Your Dad's Friends will be the opening act.
Ryder has been recording for more than four decades and is best known for his 1966 Top 5 hit "Devil With a Blue Dress On." Ryder and The Detroit Wheels also had hits with the songs "Sock It To Me-Baby" and "Jenny Take a Ride!"
Tickets for the show are $38 and are available online at www.StateTickets. org, in person at the theater box office and charge-by-phone at 272-0606.