Things to Do at Penn State: Nov. 16-30

What's happening at Penn State? Here's a look at some of the cultural events taking place at the University through the end of November:

Performances

"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.

Guest Masterclass 4:30 p.m., Nov. 17, 122 Music Building II. Lin He, a member of the Louisiana State faculty and a Penn State music alumnus, will present a masterclass for violin students. Free.

Bandorama7 p.m., Nov. 17, Eisenhower Auditorium. The Penn State Marching Blue Band and the Symphonic Band present the annual concert.

"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical" — 6:30 p.m., Nov. 28, Bryce Jordan Center. The adaption of the longest-running and highest-rated holiday television special will be live on stage at the Bryce Jordan Center.

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.

"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.

Murder Mystery: Solve Your Way Through French Cuisine — Nov. 29, 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.

Hawaiian Luau: Tropical cuisine from the islands — Nov. 30, 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

"The Future of Sports Stadiums" 4 p.m., Nov. 17, Sutliff Auditorium, Lewis Katz Building. Scott Radecic, a Penn State alumnus and the NFL market director for Populous, will discuss how changing facilities impact communities, the fan experience, participants and the sports themselves. Free.

Huddle with the Faculty 9 a.m., Nov. 18, Nittany Lion Inn. The final Huddle with the Faculty lecture will examine "Will a Robot be Training Your Next Surgeon?" and feature researchers from the College of Medicine and the College of Engineering. Free.

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.

Last Updated November 15, 2017