Things to Do at Penn State: Dec. 5-12

December 04, 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:


Ivyside Pride — Dec. 6-7, Wolf Kuhn Theatre, Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts, Penn State Altoona. Penn State Altoona's Ivyside Pride choral group will perform "For the Love of Singing," covering a range of genres from classical to spirituals and Christmas favorites.

Mosaic 4 p.m., Dec. 8, Eisenhower Auditorium, University Park campus. The Penn State School of Music presents its annual showcase featuring large and small ensembles, as well as the school's most outstanding soloists.

The TEN Tenors 7:30 p.m., Dec. 8, Pullo Center, Penn State York. The TEN Tenors will bring the holiday cheer of their "Home for the Holidays" to the York campus.


Café Laura Theme Dinner: "First Class Cuisine: Memories from Luxury Liners" Dec. 5, 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 Café Laura restaurant. Reservations required.

"Dr. Seuss' The Grinch" 4 p.m., Dec. 7, the Pullo Center, Penn State York. A screening of the "Dr. Seuss' The Grinch" animated film starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Free, but tickets required.

Gingerbread House Decorating Event 1-3 p.m., Dec. 8, Presidents Hall, Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center, University Park campus. Sponsored by Penn State Auxiliary and Business Services and the Penn State Bakery, proceeds from the event benefit THON.

International Write-In3-10 p.m., Dec. 8, Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library, University Park campus. The event encourages participants to use dedicated time to work on and complete writing assignments throughout the evening. Free.

Taste of the Twenties4-7 p.m., Dec. 8, Café Laura, Mateer Building, University Park campus. Benefitting the United Way, the event is a 1920's speakeasy theme and will feature hors 'devours, desserts and beverages inspired by the era from Penn State chefs and Big Spring Distillery. Entertainment will include dance acts of the era, mixology and chef demonstrations.


Aviation scholar John Paul-Clarke Noon-1:15 p.m., Dec. 5, Classroom 350, Health and Human Development Building, University Park campus. A distinguished scholar, Clarke will deliver a weminar titled “Aviation Policy, Law, and Engineering in the Context of the Policy-Law-Engineering Loop." RSVP's requested.


"Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman" — Through Dec. 8, Palmer Museum of Art, University Park campus. Nearly 80 objects, including sculptures, paintings, works on paper, and archival material highlight this reassessment of Harlem Renaissance artist Augusta Savage. Free.

"Field to Front: Nittany Lions at War, 1917-1919" — Through Dec. 13, Campus Library, Penn State Scranton. The Penn State All-Sports Museum exhibit on World War I visits the library at the Scranton campus. Free.

"Strewn, Hither and Thither" — Through Dec. 15, Art Alley, HUB-Robeson Galleries, University Park campus. A solo exhibition of inflatables by artist Claire Ashley. Free.

"Bauhaus Transfers: Albers/Rauschenberg" — Through Dec. 15, Palmer Museum of Art, University Park campus. The museum celebrates the centenary of the Bauhaus, the influential school founded in Weimer, Germany, that unifies fine arts, design and architecture in its curriculum. Free.

"The Web of Life: John Biggers and the Power of Pedagogy" — Through Dec. 15, Palmer Museum of Art, University Park campus. The exhibit spotlights the work of artist John Biggers in relation to two important mentors, artist Charles White and famed art educator Viktor Lowenfeld. Free.

"Fantasy and Reality: The World According to Félix Buhot" — Through Dec. 15, Palmer Museum of Art, University Park campus. The museum spotlights one of the most original French printmakers of the 19th century. Free.

"Folded Section" — Through Jan. 10, 2020, Woskob Family Gallery, 146 S. Allen St., State College. The gallery is displaying an ambitious new wall drawing that explores the local landscape. Free.

"Ghosts" — Through Feb. 2, 2020, HUB-Robeson Galleries, HUB-Robeson Center, University Park campus. An exhibition of works selected from the School of Visual Arts' collection of bisque ware, known as the Bisque Library. Free.

Last Updated December 04, 2019