Things to Do at Penn State: Nov. 9-16

What's happening at Penn State? Here's a look at some of the cultural events taking place at the University this weekend and in the coming week:

Performances

"Macbeth" — Nov. 8-11, Perkins Student Center Auditorium, Penn State Berks. The Penn State Berks Theatre Department will present the Shakespearean classic. 

"Faculty Artist Series" — 12:10 p.m., Nov. 9, Eisenhower Chapel. Amy Petrongelli will perform a recital as part of the weekly "Bach's Lunch" music series. Free.

Spanish Harlem Orchestra — 7:30 p.m., Nov. 9, Eisenhower Auditorium. The two-time Grammy-winning salsa and Latin jazz ensemble will perform. 

"D.M.A. Solo Recital" 1 p.m., Nov. 12, Palmer Museum of Art. Carina Hui will perform on piano. Free.

"Musica Nova" 7 p.m., Nov. 13, 15 Music Building II (Studio A). Students will debut new compositions for a variety of media, including winds, brass, strings, percussion, piano and recorded audio. Free.

"The Sound of Music"7:30 p.m., Nov. 14-15, Eisenhower Auditorium. A new production of "The Sound of Music" makes its debut at Penn State.

"Cosi fan tutte" 7:30 p.m., Nov. 15-16, Playhouse Theatre. The schools of Theatre and Music present a fully produced Mozart opera with sets and costumes, and sung in Italian.

Events

Transgender Visibility Month — Nov. 1-19, various locations. Penn State will join universities and communities across the country in celebrating Transgender Visibility Month, which is designed to increase awareness and advance advocacy for transgender and gender non-conforming people and the issues they face in their lives.

Military Appreciation Week — Nov. 3-12, various locations. The Penn State and local community will join in honoring service members, veterans and their families; expressing appreciation to them; and recognizing the sacrifices of gold star families.

Homecoming 2017 — Nov. 5-11, various locations. Penn State celebrates its annual Homecoming with events including concerts, dance competitions, talent shows, a carnival, a parade and a football game featuring Penn State versus Rutgers. Most events free.

Mindfulness Training for HealthNoon, Nov. 14, 16 Borland. J. David Crewel, associate professor of psychology and director of the Health and Human Performance Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University, will present "Mindfulness Training Interventions and Health" as part of the Biobehavioral Health Colloquium Series. Free.

Nittany Nation Celebration: Tailgating With a Twist — Nov. 15, Cafe Laura, Mateer Building. Students in HM 430 Advanced Food Production and Service Management prepare a series of themed dinners throughout the semester to be served in the student-run Cafe Laura restaurant. Reservations required.

"The Turn Out"6 p.m., Nov. 16, State Theatre, State College. A sneak peek of a faculty member's feature film, a panel discussion coordinated by the College of Nursing and a performance by a musician with Pennsylvania roots are a part of this evening focused on the topic of commercial sex trafficking and its victims. Film and discussion are free. Performance requires purchased tickets.

The Great White North: An expedition through French Canadian cuisine — Nov. 16, Cafe Laura, Mateer Building. Students in HM 430 Advanced Food Production and Service Management prepare a series of themed dinners throughout the semester to be served in the student-run Cafe Laura restaurant. Reservations required.

Lectures

"True Talk, Fake News: The Search for Truth in Public Discourse"4:30 p.m., Nov. 9, 102 Paterno Library. The Humanities Institute in partnership with the University Libraries will present a panel discussion. Free.

Huddle with the Faculty9 a.m., Nov. 11, Nittany Lion Inn. Ken Hickman, director of the Penn State All-Sports Museum, will present "Field to Front—Nittany Lions at War, 1917-1919." Free.

"Food for Thought" Series12:15 p.m., Nov. 13, 217 Willard. Stephen Carpenter II will present "The African Diaspora Water Curriculum Project: An Arts-Based Collaboration" as part of the Africana Research Center's "Food for Thought" series. Free.

"Arts and Design Marketing"Noon, Nov. 14, Palmer Museum of Art. Graphic design alumna Katherine O'Hara, founder and CEO of the O'Hara Project, an integrated marketing firm will discuss her approach to marketing, and offer suggestions and a workshop for how artists and designers can develop and improve their marketing skills. Free.

"Betting the Farm on Drought"12:30 p.m., Nov. 14, Foster Auditorium, Pattee Library. McGraw will talk about the importance of storytelling, listening and the need for good dialogue about climate change in a polarized political environment. Free.

"Launching an Arts and Design Enterprise"1:30 p.m., Nov. 14, Palmer Museum of Art. Graphic design alumna Katherine O'Hara, founder and CEO of the O'Hara Project, an integrated marketing firm will discuss how she started and now sustains her design business and will give startup advice and a workshop for artists and designers who want to start their own arts and design ventures. Free.

"China and the Global Governance of 'Cyberspace'" 4 p.m., Nov. 14, 219 Willard. Richard Taylor, a faculty expert with more than a decade of experience working with senior experts and officials in China on matters related to the internet and the "informationalization" of Chinese society, will discuss China's strategies for influencing the adoption of its preferred policies with respect to the future internet and the next generation of embedded information technologies. Free.

2017 Colloquium on the Environment — 5 p.m., Nov. 14, State Theatre, State College. Paul Hawken, environmentalist, entrepreneur, author and activist, will be the keynote speaker. Free.

Darrell Hammond 7:30 p.m., Nov. 14, Adler Athletic Complex, Penn State Altoona. Darrell Hammond, actor, comedian and impressionist, will be featured as part of the Penn State Altoona Distinguished Speaker Series and will present "Mental Illness is NOT an Airborne Virus ... The Darrell Hammond Story." Free, but tickets required.

Exhibits

"Field to Front: Nittany Lions at War, 1917-1919"  April 23, 2017-April 30, 2018, the Penn State All-Sports Museum. The exhibit chronicles the contributions of Nittany Lion lettermen during World War I and follows their service from training in the U.S. to fighting in France and Italy. Free.

"Asher B. Durand: To Begin Again" — Sept. 5-Dec. 10, Palmer Museum of Art. This exhibit focuses on the early career of this leading artist of the Hudson River School. Free.

"BIG Deal: Sizeable Paintings" — Sept. 5-Dec. 17, Palmer Museum of Art. The museum showcases some of its monumental canvases from its permanent collection, many of which have not been on view in recent years. Free.

"Minna Citron after Atelier 17" — Sept. 5-Dec. 10, Palmer Museum of Art. Four decades of printmaking by artist Minna Citron. Free.

"The History of Pattee Library and Paterno Library" — Oct. 3, 2017-Jan. 15, 2018, Pattee Library. This exhibit chronicles the University Libraries' 162-year history at University Park campus. Free.

"Keith Lemley: A Theory of Everything" — Oct. 26, 2017-Sept. 30, 2018, Woskob Family Gallery, 146 S. Allen St., State College. Penn State alumnus and artist Keith Lemley will craft a new work that combines maple and neon and unify them through geometry and form. Free.

"They Have Names" — Nov. 3-Dec. 31, various locations at University Park campus and State College. The internationally recognized photo exhibit showcases the children of Syrian, Afghani and Iraqi refugees. Free.

"5econd" Nov. 6-13, 125 Borland Building. Second-year master of fine arts students display their work. Free.

Last Updated November 08, 2017