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Modern
"Meeting the Moment with Michael Mwenso" and guest Samantha Speis
Episode four of Meeting the Moment with Michael Mwenso features Samantha Speis, co-artistic director of the dance-theatre company Urban Bush Women. She will explore the company’s work and organizational legacy, and how it amplifies under-heard voices and catalyzes for social change. Mwenso, a Harlem-based cross-genre artist and leader of jazz-funk band The Shakes, is partnering with the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State to provide opportunities for faculty, staff, students, and community members to engage in thought-provoking conversations that speak to the topics of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Speis, who joined Urban Bush Women in 2008, has had her work featured at the Kennedy Center, Long Island University, Joyce SoHo, Hollins University, Danspace Project, Dixon Place, Dance Place, and The Kelly Strayhorn Theater. Recent projects include Walking with ’Trane, co-choreographed with Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, and Hair & Other Stories, a collaboration with Chanon Judson-Johnson and Raelle Myrick-Hodges. The free live series will be broadcast via the Zoom video app, and questions will be taken in real time from audience members through the chat function.
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Education
"You" Season 1 Screening and Discussion
One of the biggest shows on Netflix, "You," stars Penn Badgley as Joe/Will who is not all he appears from his charming exterior. January is Stalking Awareness Month. While the depiction of stalking is sensationalized in the show, there is quite a bit they get right, including the romanticization of stalking behaviors. Join us for a screening of a selection of Season 1 and discussion about relationships, trust, stalking, and the media's portrayal of this phenomenon. Prior viewing of the series is not required to attend or participate. Register for the Season 1 event here: https://cutt.ly/YouS1
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Talks/Lectures
"You" Season 2 Screening and Discussion
One of the biggest shows on Netflix, "You," stars Penn Badgley as Joe/Will who is not all he appears from his charming exterior. January is Stalking Awareness Month. While the depiction of stalking is sensationalized in the show, there is quite a bit they get right, including the romanticization of stalking behaviors. Join us for a screening of a selection of Season 2 and discussion about relationships, trust, stalking, and the media's portrayal of this phenomenon. Prior viewing of the series is not required to attend or participate. Register for the Season 2 event here: https://cutt.ly/YouS2
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Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology, General
Adobe Illustrator: The Basics of Digital Design Class at The Rivet at Discovery Space
This class will be taught over two sessions on Jan 23 and Jan 30 from 2-4pm. Get acquainted with vector design using industry-leading software. This class is meant to act as a crash course in digital design and will prepare students to create files appropriate for CNC machines. Exercises will familiarize students with artboards, compound paths, strokes, pathfinder tool, clipping masks, gradients, text, layers, and more! Bring your own ideas and receive the guidance that you need for digital design. No previous experience or materials are required. Face masks are required, and this class is socially distanced.
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Chamber Music, Classical
Bach: The Complete Brandenburg Concertos (Virtual)
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Front Row: National Bach: The Complete Brandenburg Concertos The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Front Row: National virtual concert collection features beautifully shot, full-length HD performance videos from the society’s archive, curated by organization Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han, plus insight from artists who have previously performed at the Center for the Performing Arts. This episode of the series features Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos No. 1–6, BMV1046–1051. During a fifteen-minute intermission, Finckel and Han will engage in a conversation with bassist Joseph Conyers, hornist Jennifer Montone, violist Paul Neubauer, and keyboardist Hyeyeon Park.
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Art Show
Border Exchange | In-Person Exhibition
An installation in the HUB-Robeson Center Wall Case, Rosales-Silva's exhibition Border Exchange pairs two of the artist’s paintings with a site-responsive wall painting. Rosales-Silva’s work exists in the space between borders and between classification. A meditation on the ever-expanding histories of Brown peoples in the United States, his abstract works consider the vernacular cultures of the American Southwest, the western art historical canon, and the political and cultural connections and disparities between them. Spoken and written Eurocentric language, as a system of knowledge, has been historically weaponized against Brown communities. Rosales-Silva believes it is important to adapt to, invoke, and reimagine the weapons of colonization, utilizing art-making to reconnect with and create innovative methods of non-western communication untethered from written or spoken language. Border Exchange can be viewed 24/7 on the first floor of the HUB-Robeson Center.
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Community Event
The Centre Region Model Investment Club
The Centre Region Model Investment Club (CRMIC) meets on the second Monday of each month (See Meeting Schedule ). The meetings are held at South Hills School of Business and Technology at 480 Waupelani Drive in State College, PA, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free parking is available. For more information about CRMIC, you may contact a representative at cr20mic@aol.com or phone 814-234-8775.
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Modern
Drums and Dance presented by Messiah University Percussion and premier dance ensemble GiViM
Presented by Messiah University Department of Theatre and Dance Directed by Gregg Hurley An artistic collaboration between Messiah University Percussion and Messiah’s premier dance ensemble, GiViM. Miller Theater, Climenhaga Building Feb. 19 & 20 @ 7:00pm Free Recorded Event Streamed Online, Streaming Date TBD Please Note: This performance will be recorded and streamed online at www.messiah.edu/SOTAlivestream at a later date, currently TBD. This will allow us to ensure that the recorded performance available to online audiences is of the highest quality possible. Keep following us on social media to learn more updates as soon as we have them! https://www.facebook.com/MUTheatreandDance Visit arts.messiah.edu for more information.
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Children
Elementary Explorers
Join Jenny from Discovery Space to try a STEM-based activity. Trick your eyes, ears, hands, and brain with some sensory illusions! Find out how your senses work and perceive the world around you by putting them to the test with some fun experiments. Check our website calendar of events for the supply list. Recommended for grades 1-5. Please register for this virtual program at https://www.schlowlibrary.org/events.
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Talks/Lectures
English Conversation Practice
Gain practical experience teaching English as a Second Language. Mid-State Literacy Council is a non-profit agency that provides literacy and ESL instruction to adults in the community. Our Zoom Spring Volunteer Training is an interactive series of three sessions designed to equip both tutors and teachers to keep ESL students engaged in remote learning as they progress towards their goals.
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