Things to Do at Penn State: Nov. 8-15

November 07, 2018

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

Performances

"Clybourne Park" Nov. 6-15, Playhouse Theatre, University Park campus. A spin-off of Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun," this razor-sharp satire takes a jab at race relations, gender roles and inclusion in a fictional Chicago neighborhood.

"Diary of a Worm, a Spider and a Fly"4 p.m., Nov. 11, Eisenhower Auditorium, University Park campus. A musical adaptation of a popular series of illustrated children's books.

"Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical"2 p.m., Nov. 11, the Pullo Center, Penn State York. The Broadway version of the Dr. Seuss classic arrives at the York campus.

"MEMORIA: A Cantata for the Centenary of the Armistice" 4 p.m., 7:30 p.m, Nov. 11, School of Music recital hall, University Park campus. A new composition commemorates the armistice that ended World War I. Free.

"Metronome From the Attic" 8 p.m., Nov. 13, State Theatre, State College. WPSU Penn State will host a screening of its original production, as well as live music from two local bands. Free, but advanced registration is preferred.

 
 

Events

"Adventures Down the Rabbit Hole — Alice's Cuisine in Wonderland" — Nov. 8, Cafe Laura, Mateer Building, University Park campus. 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.

Third annual Freedom 5K for PTSD11 a.m., Nov. 11, Westgate Building, University Park campus. The annual PTSD run raises money and awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.

TEDxPSUBerksNoon to 5:30 p.m., Nov. 11, PSC Auditorium, Penn State Berks. Focused on "(Dis)Connected," TEDx returns to the Berks campus.

Veterans Day ceremony11 a.m., Nov. 12, Old Main, University Park campus. The Penn State Veteran Organization hosts its annual event to thank all who have served in the U.S. armed forces. Free.

Transgender remembrance vigil 7 p.m., Nov. 13, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, University Park campus. The vigil is part of Transgender Awareness Month throughout November. Free.

"The Many Faces of Intercultural Dialogue" 3-4:30 p.m., Nov. 13, Franklin Atrium, Pattee Library, University Park campus. This event showcases intercultural dialogues facilitated and supported by three campus and community organizations. Free.

"Coast to Coast — America's Melting Pot" — Nov. 14, Cafe Laura, Mateer Building, University Park campus. 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.

"My Big Fat Greek Dinner — A Getaway to the Isles" — Nov. 15, Cafe Laura, Mateer Building, University Park campus. 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.

Clothing Transit Fashion Show6 p.m., Nov. 15, Alumni Hall, HUB-Robeson Center. The LGBTQA Student Resource Center continues its celebration of Transgender Awareness Month with a fashion show event. Free.

2018 Colloquium on the Environment 4:30 p.m., Nov. 15, Schwab Auditorium. Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist studying climate change and its impacts on human systems and the natural environment, will give the keynote address. Free, but registration required.

 

Lectures

"The Limits of Modern Warfare: Stalemate, Technology and the Isonzo Front in the First World War"7 p.m., Nov. 8, Klump Academic Center Auditorium, Pennsylvania College of Technology. John Deak, associate professor of European history at Notre Dame, will look at the increased of use of modern technology in World War I with a focus on the Isonzo Front, fought between the armies of Austria-Hungary and the Kingdom of Italy. Free.

Huddle with the Faculty: "Restoration of the American Chestnut Tree"9 a.m., Nov. 10, Nittany Lion Inn, University Park campus. Sara Fern Fitzsimmons, a research technician and doctoral student in forest resources, will discuss the American chestnut tree. Free.

Retired Navy Adm. Michael S. Rogers4:30 p.m., Nov. 13, Sutliff Auditorium, Lewis Katz Building. The retired admiral and former director of the National Security Agency and commander of U.S. Cyber Command will speak as a guest of the Center for Security Research and Education. Free, but advanced registration is requested.

Science on Tap 7 p.m., Nov. 13, Federal Tap House, State College. Three Penn State scientists discuss research in humanitarian crises. Free, but must be 21 years of age to attend.

Behrend Speaker Series: Howard Dean and Elise Jordan7:30 p.m., Nov. 13, Junker Center, Penn State Behrend. Former presidential candidate Howard Dean and political analyst Elise Jordan will debate the ideological rift in modern American politics. Free with Penn State ID.

 

Exhibits

"Overlap: Life Tapestries" — Through Nov. 15, Robeson Art Gallery, HUB-Robeson Center, University Park campus. A group exhibition of self-identified women artists of different social and professional backgrounds and generations will be on display. Free.

"Instinctive Gestures" — Through Dec. 18, Palmer Museum of Art, University Park campus. This exhibition features contemporary works recently gifted to the Palmer by collectors Marilyn Fishman and James MacElderry. Free.

"A Small Radius of Light: G. Daniel Massad, A Retrospective" — Through Dec. 9, Palmer Museum of Art, University Park campus. A display of G. Daniel Massad's detailed still lives rendered in pastel. Free.

"Object Lessons: American Still-Life Painting in the Nineteenth Century" — Through Dec. 16, Palmer Museum of Art, University Park campus. The show highlights the rich tradition of still-life painting in the United States with an emphasis on Pennsylvania's influential role in that history. Free.

"Transitions" — Through fall semester, Freyberger Gallery, Penn State Berks. As part of the campus' 60th anniversary, Penn State Berks is hosting an interactive exhibit that allows visitors to step back in time and view key moments in the campus' history. Free.

"Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World" — Oct. 1-Dec. 21, Penn State Schuylkill. The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History exhibit marks the 100th anniversary of the Great Influenza pandemic with an exhibit that explores the origins of zoonotic disease and humans' role in spreading animal-borne viruses. Free.

"A Full Course: Encounters with Food" — Through Jan. 13, 2019, Pattee Library, University Park campus. An exhibit featuring appetizing books, award-winning cookbooks, manuscripts and archive materials. Free.

"Into the Woods" — Through Feb. 11, 2019, Pattee Library, University Park campus. The exhibit explores the eastern U.S. forest, its wildlife and botanical wealth, while also paying tribute to early women naturalists and conservationists. Free.

 
Last Updated November 08, 2018