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Special Event: Education, Animals, Nature, For the Family
Exhibit: "Into the Woods: Nature in Your Library"
Penn State University Libraries presents a new exhibit that explores the eastern U.S. forest, its wildlife, and botanical wealth, and gives special tribute to early women naturalists and conservationists. Featuring nature-related materials from the Univers...
Penn State University – Pattee-Paterno Libraries
University Park, PA

Sat 10/20/18 - Mon 2/11/19 at 9am-9pm
Art: Gallery, Art Show
Overlap: Life Tapestries
Overlap: Life Tapestries is a group exhibition of self-identified women of different social and professional backgrounds and generations. These artists find a commonality in imaginatively recreating the tapestry of their lives through their art while mappi...
Penn State University – HUB-Robeson Center
University Park, PA

Sat 10/20/18 - Thu 11/15/18 at 12pm-6pm
Art: Gallery, Art Show
Collective
A student-led exhibition, featuring the breadth and depth of artworks created by current members and recent graduates of the Penn State Painting Club. Founded in 2011, Painting Club provides creative community and collective-generated opportunities to its ...
Penn State University – HUB-Robeson Center
University Park, PA

Sat 10/20/18 - Sun 10/21/18 at 12pm-4pm
Mon 10/22/18 - Thu 10/25/18 at 12pm-6pm
Fri 10/26/18 - Sun 10/28/18 at 12pm-4pm
Mon 10/29/18 - Thu 11/1/18 at 12pm-6pm
Fri 11/2/18 - Sun 11/4/18 at 12pm-4pm
Art: Gallery, Sculpture, Design
Human Figure Furniture
Park's functional wood works elevate and celebrate the meaningful spaces in the home. In this selection of works made between 2012 and 2017, Park takes inspiration from the beauty of creature and human forms, emphasizing the important roles that functional...
Penn State University – HUB-Robeson Center
University Park, PA

Sat 10/20/18 - Sun 10/21/18 at 12pm-4pm
Mon 10/22/18 - Thu 10/25/18 at 12pm-6pm
Fri 10/26/18 - Sun 10/28/18 at 12pm-4pm
Mon 10/29/18 - Thu 11/1/18 at 12pm-6pm
Fri 11/2/18 - Sun 11/4/18 at 12pm-4pm
Special Event: Community Event, Fair/Festival, Holiday
Arboretum at Penn State's Pumpkin Festival
The Arboretum at Penn State invites everyone to our annual Pumpkin Festival! Enjoy seeing hundreds of lighted jack-o’-lanterns from 6 pm until 9 pm on Saturday, October 20. Jack-o’-lanterns will be arranged and judged on the Event Lawn in seven age-based c...
Arboretum at Penn State
University Park, PA

Sat 10/20/18 at 4pm-9pm
Art: Museum, Children's Arts/Crafts, Art Talk, Art Show
Community Day
Community Day: Bridging Art and Nature at the Palmer Museum will celebrate the connections between art and the natural world. Enjoy gallery talks, tours, music, and get creative with pastel drawing inspired still-life paintings on view. Artists from the Pa...
Penn State University – Palmer Museum
University Park, PA

Sat 10/20/18 at 11am-4pm
Special Event: Education, Museum
EMS Museum & Art Gallery Extends Hours on Game Days
The Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum and Art Gallery on the ground floor of the Deike Building at University Park will extend its hours to be open prior to Penn State home football games. The museum and art gallery will be open from 9-11 a.m. for afternoo...
Penn State University – Earth & Mineral Sciences Museum
University Park, PA

Sat 10/20/18
Sat 10/27/18
Sat 11/3/18
Sat 11/10/18
Sat 11/17/18
Special Event: Community Event, Education, Seniors
Exhibit: A Full Course: Encounters with Food
To survive and thrive, we must all consume food everyday: eating is therefore one of the few universal human experiences. Beginning with this basic fact, a new exhibit featuring appetizing books, award-winning cookbooks, manuscripts and archival materials ...
Penn State University – Pattee-Paterno Libraries
University Park, PA

Sat 10/20/18 at 9am-5pm
Sun 10/21/18 at 9am-5pm
Mon 10/22/18 at 9am-5pm
Tue 10/23/18 at 9am-5pm
Wed 10/24/18 at 9am-5pm
Music: Classical, World
A Festival of Indian Music: Dhrupad Samaroh
‘Dhrupad Samaroh’ is a three-day event celebrating ‘dhrupad’, India’s oldest genre of classical music. The event will feature performances by leading representatives of the style from India, as well as musicians who practice the art form in the United Stat...
Penn State University – HUB-Robeson Center
University Park, PA

Sat 10/20/18 - Sun 10/21/18 at 3pm
Music: Metal, Rock
Metallica
Formed in 1981, Metallica has risen as one of the most influential and revered metal bands. From their early efforts such as 'Kill 'Em All,' and 'Ride The Lightning' to their eponymous 'Black Album,' Metallica's sound and creative output has earned the ban...
Penn State University – Bryce Jordan Center
University Park, PA

Sat 10/20/18 at 7:30pm
Theater: Musical, Comedy
Thespians at Penn State: Young Frankenstein
"Young Frankenstein" is a musical retelling of the Mel Brooks’ film of the same name. The production is student-produced from the rehearsal staff to the cast to the technical staff. Performances Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 18-20.
Penn State University – Schwab Auditorium
University Park, PA

Sat 10/20/18 at 1:30pm and 7:30pm
Music: Classical, Orchestral
Nittany Valley Symphony: Rachmaninoff!
Svetlana Rodionova, Piano - Matt Patton, Horn All-Rachmaninoff program: Vocalise for Horn and Orchestra; Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18; and Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 44
Penn State University – Eisenhower Auditorium
University Park, PA

Sun 10/21/18 at 4pm-6pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, History/Science
Countering Disposability: Black Mobility & Resistance in the Age of Revolution
Michele Reid-Vazquez will discuss the ways people of African descent countered disposability in the revolutionary era. From the onset of the Haitian Revolution to the closing of the Latin American wars for independence in the early nineteenth century, men ...
Penn State University – Willard Building
University Park, PA

Tue 10/23/18 at 5:30pm-7pm
Music: Jazz
Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society
Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, one of the most celebrated ensembles in contemporary jazz, makes its second appearance at Penn State to perform works selected from its first decade of innovative big band repertoire. “It’s maximalist music of impressive...
Penn State University – Eisenhower Auditorium
University Park, PA

Tue 10/23/18 at 7:30pm-9:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Undocumented: A Panel Discussion with Dan-el Padilla Peralta
Dr. Dan-el Padilla Peralta, classics professor at Princeton University, will be discussing his autobiography Undocumented: A Dominican Boy's Odyssey from Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League with a panel of Penn State students and faculty on Thursday, Oct. 2...
Penn State University – Sparks Building
University Park, PA

Thu 10/25/18 at 5pm-7pm
Music: Rock, Country
Old Dominion
Vocalists/guitarists Matt Ramsey and Trevor Rosen, guitarist Devn Malone, bassist Geoff Sprung, keyboardist John Henry Trinko and drummer Whit Sellers are Old Dominion, a country rock band from Nashville.
Penn State University – Bryce Jordan Center
University Park, PA

Fri 10/26/18 at 7:30pm
Sports: Football
Men's Football: Iowa at Penn State
The Hawkeyes meet the Lions at Beaver Stadium.
Beaver Stadium
University Park, PA

Sat 10/27/18
Sat 10/27/18 at 3:30pm
Music: Orchestral, Chamber Music
Chamber Orchestra
The Penn State Chamber Orchestra performs its first concert of the fall semester. The ensemble's program features Beethoven's Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major, Op. 60. The afternoon begins at 1:45 p.m. as the new Olsan-Stone Terrance is dedicated. Light r...
Penn State University – Esber Recital Hall
University Park, PA

Sun 10/28/18 at 3pm-4:30pm
Art: Museum, Class/Workshop
Meditation Workshop
This ninety-minute workshop in the galleries at the Palmer Museum of Art will review the main forms of meditation practiced in the U.S., discuss some of the scientific research supporting the practice, and provide instruction in three useful meditation tec...
Penn State University – Palmer Museum
University Park, PA

Sun 10/28/18 at 12:30pm-2pm
Special Event: Children, Community Event, For the Family, Holiday
Safe & Seen in the Ballpark
Bring the whole family out for the annual trick-or-treating event with the Spikes and Centre Life Link EMS at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park on Sunday, October 28 from 3-5 p.m.! Parking is free, and admission is free with optional donations to Centre Life Li...
Medlar Field at Lubrano Park
University Park, PA

Sun 10/28/18 at 3pm-5pm
    

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