Things to Do at Penn State: Jan. 31—Feb. 7

January 30, 2019

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:


Regina Carter — 7:30 p.m., Jan. 31, Schwab Auditorium, University Park campus. Jazz violinist Regina Carter interprets Ella Fitzgerald in her "Simply Ella" program.

Sounds of China — 7:30 p.m., Feb. 5, Schwab Auditorium, University Park campus. The Beijing-based folk ensemble Sounds of China will make its Penn State debut with new arrangements of traditional Chinese melodies and will coincide with Chinese New Year, which denotes the year of the pig.

SPA presents Tinashe — 8 p.m., Feb. 7, in the HUB-Robeson Center’s Alumni Hall. The Penn State Student Programming Association Concerts Committee presents R&B and pop singer Tinshae, who has been making waves in the music industry since the release of her debut mixtape in 2012.


Children's Ballroom Dance Workshop  — 11 a.m., Feb. 2, Downsbrough Community Room, Schlow Centre Region Library, State College. Sponsored by the Center for Performing Arts at Penn State, this free dance workshop is suitable for children ages 5 to 12. Prior dance experience not required. 


“Landscape Architecture and the Public Realm" — 11:30 a.m., Feb 8., the Penn Stater Conference Center & Hotel, Innovation Park, University Park campus. In this installment of the Penn State Forum Distinguished Speaker Series, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer of New York City Parks Mark Focht will discuss "landscape architecture and the public realm." Tickets required.

“The Serengeti Rules: The Regulation and Restoration of Biodiversity” — 3:30 p.m., Feb. 8, 101 Thomas Building, University Park campus.Sean B. Carroll, vice president of science education at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute will deliver the 2019 Darwin Day Lecture, followed by a reception in the Commons on the third floor of the Millennium Science Complex. Free.


"Into the Woods: Nature in Your Library" — Sept. 5-Feb. 11, 203 Pattee Library, University Park campus. This exhibit explores the eastern U.S. forest, its wildlife and botanical health, and gives special tribute to early women naturalists and conservationists. Free.

"The Bearded Lady Project: Challenging the Face of Science" — Nov. 1-Feb. 22, Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum and Art Gallery, 18 Deike Building, University Park campus. A traveling art exhibit featuring photographs highlighting female paleontologists in the field and in their laboratories. Free.

"Subjective Spaces: Drawings and Collages by Robert Reed" — Jan. 5-May 19, Palmer Museum of Art, University Park campus. This intimate retrospective features 16 selections from Reed's drawings and collages. Free. 

MLK Week Student Poster Designs — Jan. 10-Feb. 27, Sidewater Commons, Pattee Library, University Park campus. Twenty student posters based on the 2019 MLK Week theme, "Where Do We Go From Here: A Tradition of Resistance," created by a graphic design course are on display. Free.

"Amazing Stories: Recent Acquisitions" — Jan. 12-May 26, Palmer Museum of Art, University Park campus. This exhibit highlights a large selection of prints by artists whose work relies heavily on representation and storytelling to explore ethnic identity and stereotypes, multicultural histories and personal narratives. Free.

Last Updated January 30, 2019