Musicians to perform
UNIVERSITY PARK - Three-time Grammy Award winner and classical virtuoso Sharon Isbin will team with innovative American jazzman Stanley Jordan and Brazilian jazz master Romero Lubambo to perform Latin, jazz and Brazilian music in "Guitar Passions" at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 in Penn State's Eisenhower Auditorium.
Tickets for the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State presentation are $42 for adults, $15 for University Park students and $32 for those ages 18 and younger. Buy tickets online at cpa.psu.edu, by calling 863-0255 or 800-ARTS-TIX and in person at Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Downtown Theatre Center, HUB-Robeson Center Information Desk and Bryce Jordan Center.
"Artistic Viewpoints," an informal moderated discussion featuring a visiting artist or local expert, is offered in Eisenhower one hour before the performance and is free for ticket holders.
Theater goes Hollywood
GREENSBURG - Westmoreland Cultural Trust is rolling out the red carpet for its ninth annual Hollywood Party at The Palace Theatre on Feb. 22. The musical event brings Hollywood to Greensburg for an evening of entertainment, hors d'oeuvres and nostalgia.
The celebration begins with a 6 p.m. pre-party hosted by WQED personality Rick Sebak. Paparazzi will capture the elegant formal attire of guests as they walk the red carpet for entry to the pre-party.
At 7 p.m., the festivities move into the outer rooms of the theater, with decor inspired to invoke memories of bygone eras. This segment of the event will feature hors d'oeuvres and desserts.
Tickets for the black tie optional fundraising event are on sale now at the Trust office. Tickets ordered by Feb. 14 are $125 per person for the pre-party and event. The "event only" ticket is $75 per person. Tickets ordered after February 14 are $135 and $85 respectively.
For more information or to purchase your ticket, call Vonnie Goldsborough at 724-836-1123, ext. 12.
Batfest set for Feb. 15
HUNTINGDON - Lincoln Caverns will present its special brand of Valentine Weekend fun with its eighth annual Batfest from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 15.
This popular family event, for bat enthusiasts of all ages, features a day full of activities, cavern tours and a pizza lunch. The group will have the opportunity to participate in the building of a bat house, to be awarded to a lucky attendee through a random drawing at the end of the day.
A special treat at this year's Batfest will be a visit from Robyn Graboski, of Centre Wildlife Care. Graboski is a popular guest at Lincoln Caverns' events. She rehabilitates a wide variety of Pennsylvania animals, including bats.
A portion of each gift shop purchase during Batfest will be donated to research to stop the
damaging white nose syndrome which affects many bats.
Advance tickets are required for Batfest and space is limited. Tickets are $19 for adults and $15 for children ages 4 to 12. Tickets may be purchased at www.lincolncaverns. com or by calling 643-0268.