Welcome to the Spring edition of our newsletter! Are you looking for outing ideas for the warmer weather? We have you covered! Plus, come vote in our April monthly poll and see what last month's results were-- Did cats or dogs reign superior?

April First Friday

Free | Friday, April 7th | 5 PM | Downtown State College

Enjoy the vibrant and relaxed atmosphere of downtown State College during these monthly First Friday events. This is a fantastic opportunity to explore after-hours access to galleries and shops, indulge in complimentary food and drinks, and relish in live music, special deals at retail outlets and eateries, and much more. Plus, participating merchants offer validations for free parking in the Pugh, Fraser, and Beaver garages. Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy the live music of The Skoal Brothers on the MLK Plaza from 5:30-8:00 pm!

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Happy Valley Indian Performing Arts Festival

$4+ | April 7th-9th | 5 PM | Schwab Auditorium

Join the Nritya & Society for Indian Music and Arts (SIMA) for 3 evenings of Indian classical music and dance from around the word. Purchase tickets in advanced to ensure your spot!


Migration Morning Bird Walks

Free | Every Wednesday in April | 7 AM | Shaver's Creek

Experience a Morning Bird Walk with Shaver’s Creek naturalists Doug Wentzel, Joshua Potter, and other special guests on a leisurely hike to observe the diverse bird species migrating through central Pennsylvania. During the walk, participants will learn to recognize bird songs, calls, and field marks of various species such as thrushes, sparrows, warblers, and hawks. The event is open to birders of all levels and interest.

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$39+ | Saturday, April 8th | 7:00 PM | Bryce Jordan Center

Join Shinedown on their Revolutions Live Tour. The multi-platinum band brings along with them fellow talented musicians such as Three Days Grace and From Ashes to New.


Campus Comedy Night

$5+ | Wednesday, April 12th | 8 PM | Eisenhower Auditorium

Enjoy an evening full of laughter during this comedy show featuring Preacher Lawson, America's Got Talent finalist. The opening set is no less impressive, with a show performed by Kate Sisk, a contributing writer for The Onion, who made a name for themselves with their podcasts and stand-up. Get your tickets today!


RU Curious? with Dr. Amara Solari and Micaela Wiehe

Free | Saturday, April 15th | 10:30 AM | Schlow Library Community Room

Ru Curious returns to Schlow Library for an interview with Dr. Amara Solari, a professor of Art History and Anthropology. She is an art historian studying objects created by Maya artists used during the catholic conversion campaigns of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in the Yucatán Peninsula. Registration is not required. View the link below to learn more.

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Photography Composition Workshop

$65+ | Saturday, April 15th | 1-4 PM | Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania

Are you interested in improving your photography skills? This workshop is designed to review composition and photography tools and challenge your skills. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to receive feedback on your work. If photography isn't your thing, but drawing, painting, sculpting etc. is, the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania offers classes and workshops to learn art in any medium. Visit their website in the link below to find out more.

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Fiddler on the Roof

$35+ | Tuesday, April 18th | 7:30 PM | Eisenhower Auditorium

Come watch a story of fathers, daughters, husbands, wives, love, and laughter. Fiddler on the Roof stars Israeli native and Penn State School of Theatre alumnus Jonathan Hashmonay as Tevye and contains musical hits such as "If I were a Rich Man", "To Life", "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" and more!


Allegheny Ukulele Soirée

$30+ | April 21-23 | Altoona Grand Hotel

The Allegheny Ukulele Soirée is the longest running ukulele festival in Pennsylvania, located in the foothills of the Alleghenies. It has been dedicated to promoting the ukulele to both local and wider communities, and offers a blend of practical workshops and cultural exploration. The Soirée features 24+ workshops that focus on developing musical literacy and appreciation through the ukulele, catering to players of all skill levels.


Watershed Cleanup Day

Saturday, April 22th | 8 AM-12 PM | Anywhere in Central PA

Make a difference this Earth Day! Gather your friends and spend the morning in the fresh air to clean local streams and open spaces. Last year, volunteers prevented 12,550 pounds of trash from entering waterways. Come help make 2023 the most successful yet. Click the button below for more information and to sign up!

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Hot Tuna

$55+ | April 25th | 8:00 PM | The State Theatre

Enjoy an intimate concert with Hot Tuna. With over four decades of performing, touring, and producing outstanding acoustic and electric music, the duo has certainly earned their reputation for creating memorable tunes.


Walker Hayes

$35+ | April 27th | 6:30 PM | Bryce Jordan Center

Join Walker Hayes and special guests Ingrid Andress and Ray Fulcher for a concert you won't want to miss!


Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo

$25+ | April 27th, 28th, & 29th | 7:30 PM | Boal Barn Playhouse

Sock & Buskin Theatre Company presents Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo. The play centers on George and Charlotte Hay as they do everything they can to win over the great movie director, Frank Capra, who has come to town to see their matinee. Can they get themselves cast in his movie remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel? Come find out in this comedy play, directed by Stefanie Austin.


Plant Dazed at Smith + Front

Free | April 29th | 11 AM | Smith + Font, Bellefonte

Plant enthusiasts, this one is for you! Enjoy a fun day with a community plant swap, handmade vendors, food and beverages, vintage goods, and even complimentary yoga! While the event is free to enter, if you wish to participate in the plant swap, it costs $10 and you must register in advance to guarantee space. For more information, click the link below.

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Poll of the Month

Vote in our monthly polls! Every month we will be asking a question and post the final results in the following month's newsletter. Have a question you would like us to put out to the masses? DM us your question on Instagram, @ARPMrents, and your question may be selected next month!

In February we asked if our readers were cat or dog people. Here were our results:

Ah, fellow cat people, it appears we are living in a dog world. I don't think this surprises anyone, though. Congrats on your win, dog lovers!

Spring is here, so this month we want to know what makes you most excited for the new season!

What is your favorite Spring activity?
Sitting outside to read/study 📕
Hiking/walking 🚶‍♀️
Outdoor sports 🏈⚽
Bird/animal watching 🦅
Finishing the semester 🏃‍♀️

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Remember, this list is only a fraction of the many things there are to do in the surrounding area, and more get added everyday. If none of these events caught your eye, check out sites such a downtownstatecollege.com and statecollege.com for updated events.

April Apartment Spotlight: Atherton House

We have a 1-bedroom apartment in Atherton House available immediately, and an efficiency unit available for the 2023-2024 term! Conveniently located just three blocks from campus and downtown, Atherton House offers affordable apartments with most utilities such as gas heat, TV service, and Internet included in the rent. For more photos and information, click the button below.

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