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Croctoberfest celebrates Oktoberfest and furthers conservation

ALLENWOOD - Clyde Peeling's Reptiland, 18628 Route 15, will host Croctoberfest, a crocodilian conservation event, from 7-10 p.m. Oct. 1.The Oktoberfest-themed event will explain the importance of crocodilians and why they need help. Attendees also will enjoy complimentary beer tastings, a ...

A good old-fashioned show

While every streetcorner musician or performer might not necessarily be dreaming of hitting it big, if they get an opportunity - say a YouTube clip that goes viral or the right person happens to walk by at the right time - they likely won't turn it down. Americana string band Old Crow Medicine ...

Pike Drive-In to host fourth Spook-er-Roo Spectacular

MONTGOMERY - The Pike Drive-In, 5798 Route 15, will thrill audiences with its Spook-er-Roo Spectacular IV, set for Friday and Saturday. Gates open at 6 p.m. both days and films begin at dusk.The fourth installment of the Pike's Spook-er-Roo events will feature three of the most popular original ...

New exhibit to open at Lycoming’s Digital Media Gallery

Lycoming College will present the artwork of Ben Sloat in the Digital Media Gallery from Sept. 22 through Nov. 14. The public is welcome to attend a free opening day reception from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the gallery, which is in the Mass Communication Building on Basin Street.Sloat will give an ...

Buffalo Valley Singers to begin rehearsals for Christmas concert

LEWISBURG - The Buffalo Valley Singers will begin rehearsals for their annual Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at St. John's United Church of Christ, 1050 Buffalo Road.There are no auditions and the ability to read music is not required. Rehearsal albums are available for a small fee.The ...

St. John’s School of the Arts to celebrate 20th anniversary

This month, the St. John's School of the Arts, 2101 Newberry St., celebrates its 20th year of offering music and the fine arts education to the greater Williamsport community.A ministry of St. John's-Newberry United Methodist Church, the school plans to commemorate the occasion at a special ...

Movie review: ‘The Disappointments Room’

"The Disappointments Room," the latest from "Disturbia" director D.J. Caruso, is one of the most illogical, inept movies I've seen all year. Never before has a movie's title been more appropriate in its description of its quality than its subject matter. "The Disappointments Room" is not a room ...

A red carpet revolt? Miley Cyrus takes a stand

LOS ANGELES - If a celebrity doesn't walk a red carpet, are they still a celebrity?In the next phase of her career, that's the bold question Miley Cyrus will face after her unprecedented vow to "never do a red carpet again."With Hollywood's awards season kicking off at Sunday's Primetime Emmys, ...

Canyon Squares to host square dance party

WELLSBORO - The Canyon Squares of Wellsboro will host an open house square dance party from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 5 and 12 at the Rock L. Butler Middle School cafeteria. The event is free and open to the public.The Canyon Squares is a modern western-style square dance group founded in 1974. The ...

Connick looks to Martin for inspiration on new show

NEW YORK - Odd as it seems to take inspiration from a television host legendary for his lack of preparation, Harry Connick, Jr. and the team making his new daytime talk show all cite Dean Martin as a model.Connick's show, "Harry," debuted Monday (check local listings) with Sandra Bullock as ...

Theater preview: Open Stage of Harrisburg 2016-17 season

HARRISBURG - Not everyone will expect a theater to be tucked away in a parking garage - but then, not every theater is the Open Stage Of Harrisburg.Nearly all of the productions at Open Stage, 25 N. Court St., are staged at its home location between Walnut and Market streets on the street level ...

Cirque Eloize to open 2016-17 season for Community Arts Center

The 2016-17 new season of the Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St., will kick off at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 with Cirque Eloize's "Saloon," a high-flying show inspired by the rich legacy of the Wild Wild West. The infectious energy of folk music and strains of the fiddle set the tone for an ...

Willie Watson to perform as part of Rusty Rail Live series

MIFFLINBURG - Willie Watson, founding member of Old Crow Medicine Show and member of Dave Rawlings Machine, will put on an exclusive intimate show at 8 p.m. Friday at the Rusty Rail Brewing Co., 5 N. Eighth St., as part of its Rusty Rail Live series.Looking like someone from leaner and meaner ...

Movie review: ‘Sully’

Two hundred and eight seconds - that's all the time Capt. Chesley Sullenberger had to pilot his aircraft to a safe water-landing when it was struck by geese during the "Miracle on the Hudson" in 2009.With few injuries and no loss of life, this incredible story gripped the nation for weeks, but ...

United States Army Jazz Ambassadors to perform free show in Wyalusing

WYALUSING - The internationally acclaimed Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, D.C. will continue its long tradition of presenting free public performances when it appears at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Wyalusing Valley Junior-Senior High School.The Jazz Ambassadors is the official touring big band of ...

Jerry Lewis shows quiet, sensitive side in drama ‘Max Rose’

LOS ANGELES - If Jerry Lewis is known for being caustic and cantankerous, he left that side of him behind for "Max Rose."There's no trace of the elastic-faced comic in this new film, though Lewis is in every frame. Even as he sits down to discuss coming out of retirement to take what is likely ...

‘Peppa Pig’s Big Splash’ to make Williamsport stop

Due to popular demand, "Peppa Pig's Big Splash" has added the Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St., as a United States tour stop, with a performance at 5 p.m. Sept. 25.The Peppa Pig stage show is based on the top-rated TV series, which airs daily on Nick Jr. The U.S. tour has played to sold ...

Not your typical radio fare

A different kind of music is becoming increasingly popular in central Pennsylvania and area artists are eager to showcase their talents with "An Evening of Experimental Sound," from 6-10 p.m. Sept. 23, in the Community Room of the Pajama Factory, 1307 Park Ave. The event will include four ...

In ‘Cameraperson,’ life seen through an intrepid lens

NEW YORK - Kristen Johnson isn't entirely sure what to call her film."Cameraperson" is a meditative montage of outtakes from Johnson's 25 years as a documentary cinematographer, mixed in with footage of Johnson's own life, including her now 4-year-old twins and her mother while in the drift of ...

Factory Works Gallery to host 2nd annual student portfolio review

The Factory Works Gallery at the Pajama Factory, 1307 Park Ave., will host the 2nd annual "A Call to Art," a high school student portfolio review, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 24.Sophomore, junior and senior high school students are invited to bring a portfolio of their artwork to be reviewed ...