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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

Thu 10/18/18 - 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

Thu 10/18/18 - 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

Thu 10/18/18 at 12pm-6pm
Fri 10/19/18 - 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
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

Thu 10/18/18 at 12pm-6pm
Fri 10/19/18 - 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
Music: Chamber Music, Opera, Holiday Music, Experimental (Incl. All Music Forms)
Bach's Lunch: School of Music Noon Concert
"Bach's Lunch" is a weekly Thursday afternoon concert series during the school year, jointly sponsored by the School of Music and the Center for Ethics and Religious Affairs (C.E.R.A.). Concerts begin at 12:10 p.m. and are approximately thirty minutes in l...
Penn State – Pasquerilla Spiritual Center/Eisenhower Chapel
University Park, PA

Thu 10/18/18 at 12:10pm-12:50pm
Thu 10/25/18 at 12:10pm-12:50pm
Thu 11/1/18 at 12:10pm-12:50pm
Thu 11/8/18 at 12:10pm-12:50pm
Thu 11/15/18 at 12:10pm-12:50pm
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

Thu 10/18/18 at 9am-5pm
Fri 10/19/18 at 9am-5pm
Sat 10/20/18 at 9am-5pm
Sun 10/21/18 at 9am-5pm
Mon 10/22/18 at 9am-5pm
Special Event: Meeting, Seminar
Student Engagement Summit
The Student Engagement Summit will be held for the first time ever to bring together faculty, staff, and administrative stakeholders to discuss student engagement at Penn State. The event will focus on aligning language, programs, partnerships, processes, ...
Penn State University – HUB-Robeson Center
University Park, PA

Thu 10/18/18 at 9:30am-3:30pm
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

Thu 10/18/18 - Fri 10/19/18 at 7:30pm
Sat 10/20/18 at 1:30pm and 7:30pm
Art: Museum
Third Thursday: Mindful Making at the Museum
Take a break from all your worries, and enjoy a slow art experience at the Palmer Museum of Art. Inspired by the quiet, yet powerful images by G. Daniel Massad in "A Small Radius of Light," relax into creative art-making activities with the Palmer Student ...
Penn State University – Palmer Museum
University Park, PA

Thu 10/18/18 at 6pm-9pm
Special Event: Community Event, Fair/Festival
The Arboretum at Penn State's Jack-o'-Lantern Contest Registration
The Arboretum at Penn State invites everyone to enter our annual jack-o'-lantern contest. Registration of contest entries will occur from 8 am until 3 pm on Friday, October 19, at the Overlook Pavilion in the H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens. Ribbons will be awa...
Arboretum at Penn State
University Park, PA

Fri 10/19/18 at 8am-3pm
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

Fri 10/19/18 at 6pm-9pm
Sat 10/20/18 at 4pm-9pm
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

Fri 10/19/18 at 7:30pm till 8:45pm, 8:45pm till 10pm
Sat 10/20/18 - Sun 10/21/18 at 3pm
Music: Choral
Choral Collage
Honoring Parents and Families Weekend, five Penn State choirs will combine to present a fast-paced concert in in the glorious acoustic of the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center. Mixed, men's, women's, and gospel choirs will present an array of compositions from ...
Penn State – Pasquerilla Spiritual Center/Eisenhower Chapel
University Park, PA

Sat 10/20/18 at 7:30pm-9:30pm
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
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
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
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
    

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