Things to Do at Penn State: Nov. 15-29

November 14, 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:


"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.

Behrend Concert Band8 p.m., Nov. 15, McGarvey Commons, Reed Union Building, Penn State Behrend. The campus concert band will honor the 70th anniversary of Penn State Behrend with "Celebrations," featuring music composed in 1948. Free.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra7:30 p.m., Nov. 16, Bryce Jordan Center, University Park campus. The orchestra will present "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve" as part of its 20th anniversary tour.

"CELEBRATE PEACE" 4 p.m., Nov. 17, Pullo Center, Penn State York. The Penn State Glee Club and York County Senior Honors Choir remember the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.



"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 Show — 6 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.

"Honor Diaries"5:30 p.m., Nov. 15, 113 Carnegie Building, University Park campus. The Center for Global Studies will show the film "Honor Diaries," which explores themes of violence against women in honor-based societies, such as killings, forced marriages and lack of education. A discussion will follow. Free.

Affordable Art Auction6-8 p.m., Nov. 15, Woskob Family Gallery, State College. Students from Penn State's Painting Club will hold a silent auction of paintings and works on paper. Free.

SWORD Fall Fights 20189 a.m.-5 p.m., Nov. 17, Field House, Penn College. The Student Wildcats of Robotic Design Club sponsors 50 combat robots "fighting" in a double-elimination tournament. Free.



"Nanoparticle Therapeutics: From Concept to Clinic"10 a.m., Nov. 16, Berg Auditorium, Huck Life Sciences Building, University Park campus. Mark E. Davis, the Warren and Katherine Schlinger Professor of Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology, will be the featured speaker in the Department of Chemical Engineering's fourth annual Distinguished Lectureship. Free.

Huddle with the Faculty9 a.m., Nov. 24, Nittany Lion Inn, University Park campus. Donna Marie Pick, the Elouise Ross Eberly Professor of Nursing, will present "Cognitive Aging and Brain Health: Findings from the National Academies of Sciences Report and Opportunities for Action!" Free.



"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.

"The Bearded Lady Project: Challenging the Face of Science" Through Feb. 22, 2019, Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum and Art Gallery, 18 Deike Building, University Park campus. A traveling documentary film and photographic exhibit highlighting women in science and focusing on the issues they face. 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 14, 2018