Things to Do at Penn State: March 21-28

March 20, 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 the next week:

Performances

"Cabaret" — March 21-23, Schwab Auditorium, University Park campus. The Penn State Thespians presents the musical "Cabaret."

Murphy's Celtic Legacy — 7:30 p.m., March 21, Pullo Center, Penn State York. The Irish dance group Murphy's Celtic Legacy will perform traditional dances.

Monterey Jazz Festival tour7:30 p.m., March 22, Eisenhower Auditorium, University Park campus. The touring arm of California' Monterey Jazz Festival brings a diverse roster of millennial talent representing the future leaders of jazz. 

Michael Che 7:30 p.m., March 22, Junker Center, Penn State Behrend. "Saturday Night Live" comedian and writer Michael Che visits the Erie campus. 

"The King and I"7:30 p.m., March 28, Eisenhower Auditorium, University Park campus. The national tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Tony Award-winning production appears at Penn State.

 

Events

International Sherlock Holmes CelebrationNoon, March 21, Lee R. Glatfelter Library, Penn State York. Hannah Bartkowski, a Penn State York student and Sherlock Holmes fan, will host a celebration of the fictional private detective. Free.

Wiki-edit-a-thon 9 a.m.-5 p.m., March 21, 103 Paterno Library, University Park campus. The day-long event seeks to increase the presence of women and non-binary people online. Free.

Sunset Paradise: Tastes of a Traditional Hawaiian Luau — March 21Cafe 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.

Maple Harvest Festival 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., March 23-24, Shaver's Creek Environmental Center, Petersburg. Visitors will learn about the process of making maple syrup and the all-you-can eat breakfast, listen to live music and view live birds of prey and reptiles. Advanced tickets required.

City Lights in Philadelphia 6:15 p.m., March 26, National Liberty Museum, 321 Chestnut St., Philadelphia. Focused on one of President Eric Barron's six imperatives, Fostering and Embracing a Diverse World, this Alumni Association-sponsored event is titled "Exploring Two Immigrant Journeys to Penn State" and will look at the individual journeys of two immigrant alumni in their paths to Penn State.

007: Live and Let Dine — A Black Tie Dining Experience — March 26Cafe 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.

Cruise Along the Mediterranean — March 27Cafe 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.

Lion's Pantry Canstruction8 a.m.-8 p.m., March 27-28, 131 HUB-Robeson Center, University Park campus. Visitors are challenged to build structures made entirely out of food cans, with all of the food being donated to Lion's Pantry.

"TMI 40: Honoring the Community and Legacy of the Accident at Three Miles Island" 3-8:30 p.m., March 27, Morrison Gallery, Penn State Harrisburg. The campus will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Three Mile Island accident with an exhibition, as well as two panel discussions and a candlelight vigil. Free.

 

Lectures

"The Racial Logics of Extraction"6 p.m., March 21, 160 Willard Building, University Park campus. Christopher Loperena, assistant professor of anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, will talk about his work studying indigenous and black struggles for territorial autonomy in Central America, ethicality and subject formation, racializaiton and the socio-spatial politics of economic development. Free.

"Queering Italian Cinema: The Case of Ferzan Özpetek" 4 p.m., March 25, 110 Business Building, University Park campus. Ryan Calabretta-Sajder, assistant professor of Italian and film at the University of Arkansas, will examine one of Italy's most noteworthy gay directors, Ferzan Özpetek, and his major queer films. Free.

"This is about the future of our country, sir"6:30 p.m., March 25, Freeman Auditorium, HUB-Robeson Center, University Park campus. Ana María Archila, one of the sexual assault survivors who confronted Sen. Jeff Flake in an elevator during the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, will speak. Free.

"Drawing a Line: A Conversation with Rob Rogers" 7 p.m., March 26, Kern Auditorium, Kern Building, University Park campus. Award-winning editorial cartoonist Rob Rogers, who was fired last year from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette after the paper's editorial director refused to publish several of his cartoons about President Donald Trump, will be featured. Free.

Karamo Brown8 p.m., March 26, Alumni Hall, HUB-Robeson Center, University Park campus. Current host and "culture expert" on the Netflix reboot of "Queer Eye" will appear. Free, but tickets required. 

Dorothy V. Harris Lecture Series in Sport Psychology: "Emotional Expression: How Emotions Influence Motor Behavior"3:05 p.m., March 28, Bennett Pierce Living Center, 110 Henderson Building, University Park campus. Christopher Janelle, associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Health and Human Development and a faculty member at the University of Florida, will discuss the emotional influences on motor performance within sport and in other contexts. Free.

"I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness" 7 p.m., March 28, Worship Hall, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, University Park campus. Austin Channing Brown, a leading voice on racial justice and author of a book by the same name as the title of her talk, will discuss the intersection of racial justice, faith and black womanhood. This event was rescheduled from Jan. 30. Free.

2019 Charles W. Mann Jr. Lecture in the Book Arts4:30 p.m., March 28, Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park campus. Jessie Erickson, professor, bibliographer and research in the study of special collections at the University of Delaware, will provide an in-depth ethnobibliographic examination of the works of Victorian author Ouida. Free.

"Understanding THON: For Which Kids? Starting a Conversation" 7 p.m., March 28, Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park campus. The Paterno Fellows Program will host its second annual Contemporary Issue Forum and examine THON, the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, which raises money to fight pediatric cancer. Free.

 

Exhibits

"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. 

"Impressionism at the Art of Medical Communication" — March 11-21, Borland Project Space, Borland Lab, University Park campus. This exhibition presents the work of students from the course "Impressionism and the Art of Medical Communication," a course co-taught by faculty in the College of Medicine and the Department of Art History. Free.

"Plug In, Turn On" — Feb. 7-March 31, HUB-Robeson Galleries, HUB-Robeson Building, University Park campus. This two-person exhibition of works by Pittsburgh-based artists Ian Brill and Kevin Clancy, alongside "Architecting Atmospheres," an exhibition of Penn State architecture students, uses sound, light and space to create environmental atmospheres. Free.

"Race and Revolution: Still Separate, Still Unequal" — Jan. 29-April 6, Woskob Family Gallery, 146 S. Allen St., State College. This traveling exhibition of contemporary artwork and historical documents explores the ongoing issue of school segregation in the United States. 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.

"From the Rooftops: John Sloan and the Art of a New Urban Space" — Feb. 3-May 12, Palmer Museum of Art, University Park campus. The museum will feature a major loan exhibition of Ashcan School painter John Sloan, who focused on New York City rooftops in the first half of the 20th century. Free.

"The Secret Lives of Girls and Women" — Jan. 29-Sept. 1, 104 Paterno Library, University Park campus. This exhibit of archival materials from the University Libraries' Eberly Family Special Collections Library examines the spectrum of "secrets" of the female experience. Free.

 

 

Last Updated April 01, 2019