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March 8, 2013

Events | What's happening this weekend



Movies and music

“The Salt of Life” will be shown as part of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s spring 2013 Foreign Film and Music Series at 5:30 and 8 p.m. Sunday in McVitty Auditorium, Sprowls Hall, on the IUP campus

  This film is about a middle-aged retiree trying to generate a love life.        

Local acoustic pop band the FIVE6 will perform before each showing.

Films are in their native language, but have English subtitles.

Admission is free.

Political lectures

Mustafa Akyol, newspaper columnist, political commentator and author, will give two presentations Tuesday and Wednesday in rooms 101-103 at Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts at Penn State Altoona.

“Islam at a Crossroads” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, and “Turkey at a Crossroads” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Akyol, who lives in Istanbul, is a columnist for two Turkish newspapers, and his articles have appeared in Newsweek, New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal.

The presentations are free and open to the public.  

Information: 949-5105.

Art education

A lunch a l’art program with artist Julie Bernstein Engelmann will be held at noon Wednesday at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona, 1210 11th Ave.

The program coincides with the museum’s current exhibition, “Julie Bernstein Engelmann: Being Spirit.”

The cost is $13 per person or $12 for SAMA members, and reservations are required.

Information: 946-4464 or


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