Carrying on the Community Connection

Since 1996, Connections has been styling State College and giving some flair to the heart of Happy Valley. Bob Steinbach, the original owner of the business, has been operating businesses in State College since 1969. However, in the last few years, Theresa Ritzman took over the business and has continued what Steinbach started. Ritzman was […]

Downtown State College Features the Work of Local Artist Mary Deutsch

We welcome the work of local artist Mary Deutsch! Mary has been a practicing artist for over 25 years, after receiving her BS in Art Education from Penn State University. Mary’s bold, dynamic and colorful abstract paintings will be on display in the Downtown State College Improvement District office at 127 S Fraser Street for […]

First Night

Ring in 2019 in Downtown State College! Enjoy New Year’s Eve at a local restaurant, take in the holiday atmosphere with carved ice sculptures and festive musical and visual entertainment – it’s fun for the whole family! First Night State College will take place in downtown State College, PA and on the University Park campus of Penn […]

The Machine Celebrates 30 Years of Performing Pink Floyd

Celebrate 30 years of America’s pre-eminent Pink Floyd tribute band, with a special anniversary presentation of three classic albums, played in their entirety: Wish You Were Here, Animals, and Dark Side Of The Moon plus an encore. Featuring the Interstellar Lights. Lasers by Lightwave International on selected dates. THE MACHINE performs Pink Floyd, America’s top Pink Floyd show, […]

Men on Boats: Penn State Off-Centre Stage

A rollicking adventure tale brought thrillingly to life by a cast of diverse performers, who use carefully exaggerated theatrics to tell the story of an actual 1869 expedition led by John Wesley Powell to chart the Colorado River. Comical but never camp, pointed but never political, this rousing historical saga is a provocative meditation on […]

To Kill a Mockingbird

From the novel by Harper Lee Adapted by Christopher Sergel Directed by Susan H. Schulman It’s 1935, and racial tensions are high in Maycomb, Alabama. Nonetheless, young Jean Louise Finch-or Scout, as she is fondly called-manages to live a rather carefree, privileged existence, insulated from issues of race. All that changes when Scout watches her father, Atticus Finch, […]

Turkuaz with special guest Aqueous

Drip painting entails actively splashing myriad colors on canvas. Popularized by Jackson Pollock, Janet Sobel, Max Ernst, and other 20th century luminaries, the artform itself relies on action and motion. In similar fashion, energetic splashes of funk, alternative, rock, R&B, and psychedelia color the music of Turkuaz. Balancing male-female harmonies, strutting guitars, wild horn arrangements, […]

To Kill a Mockingbird

From the novel by Harper Lee Adapted by Christopher Sergel Directed by Susan H. Schulman It’s 1935, and racial tensions are high in Maycomb, Alabama. Nonetheless, young Jean Louise Finch-or Scout, as she is fondly called-manages to live a rather carefree, privileged existence, insulated from issues of race. All that changes when Scout watches her father, Atticus Finch, […]

Yonder Mountain String Band with Fireside Collective

Yonder Mountain String Band’s first new album in two years, LOVE. AIN’T LOVE is undeniably the Colorado-based progressive bluegrass outfit’s most surprising, creative, and yes, energetic studio excursion to date. Songs like “Chasing My Tail” and “Alison” are rooted in tradition but as current as tomorrow, animated by electrifying performance, vivid production, and the modernist […]

The Marcus King Band

Songwriter. Guitarist. Singer. Bandleader. At only 22 years of age, Marcus King has been writing songs and performing onstage for half his lifetime, delivering a southern fried brand of blues and psychedelia inspired by rock n’ roll. All five members of the band—drummer Jack Ryan, bass player Stephen Campbell, trumpeter/trombonist Justin Johnson, sax player Dean […]