Things to Do at Penn State: Nov. 30-Dec. 7

November 29, 2017

What's happening at Penn State? Here's a look at some of the cultural events taking place at the University from Nov. 30 to Dec. 7:


Apollo's Fire, the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra 7:30 p.m., Nov. 30, Schwab Auditorium. The ensemble will present "Christmas on Sugarloaf Mountain: A Celtic-Appalachian Celebration," featuring musical holiday memories translated via the spiritual traditions of Appalachian music.

"D.M.A. Solo Recital"1 p.m., Dec. 3, Palmer Museum of Art. The final 2017 performance of the School of Music's weekly concert series will feature Tae Kim on piano. Free. 

"Mosaic"4 p.m., Dec. 3, Eisenhower Auditorium. The School of Music presents its annual showcase concert, featuring an array of bands, choirs, orchestras, chamber ensembles and soloists situated throughout Eisenhower Auditorium.


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.

"Living in a University Town: How Should We Ensure a Safe Community for All?"10 a.m., Dec. 1, 233B HUB-Robeson Center. The Center for Democratic Deliberation will host a public issues forum. Free.

Palmer Museum of Art Annual Holiday Art and Ornament Sale10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Dec. 2, Palmer Museum of Art. Local artists will be offering ornaments and other works of art for sale throughout the museum's galleries and lobby. The event is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art. Free admission to museum.

Penn State University Press Annual Holiday Book Sale9 a.m.-4 p.m., Dec. 5, Kern Building lobby. Penn State University Press will showcase its newest titles.


"Diversity is Good for Business" 11:15 a.m., Dec. 1, Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library. Rohini Anand, senior vice president of corporate responsibility and chief diversity officer for Sodexo, will be featured. Free.

"Food for Thought" Lecture SeriesNoon, Dec. 4, 217 Willard Building. Julie Gallagher will present "Transforming the State, Building the Peace: Liberian Women's Activism in Recent Historical Perspective" as part of the Africana Research Center's 2017-18 monthly "Food for Thought" series. Free.


"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 29, 2017