STATE COLLEGE, Pa.
The 33rd Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts brings together folk, jazz, country and blues musicians from Australia, the Czech Republic, China, Louisiana and Canada as well as Washington's own rockabillies Ruthie & the Wranglers. Craft workshops, art exhibits, acrobats and a marionette theater are also on the program. Hours: Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-midnight; July 11, noon to 10 p.m. Concerts are at various times and venues. Admission to the festival grounds at Allen and Beaver streets is free, but some concerts require a $5 performing arts button, good all four days. Call 1-800-358-5466 or visit www.arts-festival.com
NEW YORK CITY
"Animals Are Funny People," a 45-photo exhibit at the Keith de Lellis Gallery, includes works by contemporary animal photographers William Wegman and Garry Winogrand and by Ylla, who during her career (1937-55) was known for her unretouched photographs of animals. There are also vintage 1940s circus photos by Weegee, a renowned crime photographer for the Manhattan tabloids. Through Sept. 18 at the gallery, 47 E. 68th St., New York. Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; during July and August, Saturdays by appointment only. Admission is free. Call 212-327-1482.
The Fifth Annual American Music & Arts Festival, at Western Maryland College through July 11, strives to create social harmony through the arts. Musicians and artisans teach workshops in instrumentation, songwriting, singing and folk arts. Concerts featuring Peter Rowan, Bill Keith, Tom Ware and Blues Nation, and Nery Arevalo and World Drumming Circle are scheduled Thursday at 8 p.m. at the college's Alumni Hall Theater, West Main Street on College Hill, Westminster, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to midnight and July 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster. Tickets: Thursday, $15. Weekend: adults $25, $18 for Saturday only, $12 for Sunday only; teens age 18 and under, $5 a day; children 12 and under, free. Call 410-857-2771 or visit www.commongroundonthehill.com
CAPTION: Tom Baffer's 1949 "Kitten Playing the Piano," part of the "Animals Are Funny People" exhibit in New York City.