Things to Do at Penn State: March 5-19

March 04, 2020

Editor's Note: Due to spring break, "Things to Do at Penn State" will not be published next week and will resume regular publication on March 19.

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:

Events

Cafe Laura Theme Dinner: Hell's Kitchen: Turning Up the Heat  March 5, 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.

Bike touring 101 workshop5:30 p.m., March 5, 327 HUB-Robeson Center, University Park campus. Campus and community members can learn about basic riding safety, touring gear, logistics and planning, and receive tips from a seasoned cyclist. All participants will receive a free set of Penn State bike lights. Free, but registration required.

Cafe Laura Theme Dinner: Nittany Airlines: A Flight to the Mediterranean  March 17, 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.

"Voices: The Share Your Story Showcase"March 18, Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library, University Park campus. The University Libraries will host its fourth annual event where lived experiences are honored through listening attentively to one another's stories. Free, but reservations required.

Cafe Laura Theme Dinner: Better on Bourbon Street: A Taste of New Orleans  March 18, 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.

Cafe Laura Theme Dinner: Hawaiian Luau: Aloha "Ono" Grinds  March 19, 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.

Performances

"Angels in America, Millennium Approaches" — Through March 5, Playhouse Theatre, University Park campus. Penn State Centre Stage presents the Tony Kushner production as it celebrates its 25th anniversary.

"The Greatest Love of All" 7:30 p.m., March 7, Pullo Center, Penn State York. This tribute show pays homage to Whitney Houston's musical legacy. 

Lectures

"A Take on the Term" 4:30 p.m., March 5, Sutliff Auditorium, Lewis Katz Building, University Park campus. Supreme Court advocates Sarah Harrington, a partner at Goldstein & Russell P.C., in Bethesda, Maryland, and Erin E. Murphy, a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland and Ellis LLP, will discuss the current Supreme Court term and its potential impact on religious liberty, immigration, gun rights and the separation of powers. Free, but registration required.

Exhibits

"On/Of Paper: Work by the Faculty of Architecture at Penn State" — Through March 6, Willard Rouse Gallery, Stuckeman Family Building, University Park campus. The exhibit highlights Penn State architecture faculty members' work and the importance of drawing and paperwork in their endeavors. Free.

"Still Here" — Through March 22, HUB Gallery, HUB-Robeson Center, University Park campus. Curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah, Kiara Ventura and Dexter Wimberly, "Still Here" explores stories of migration, displacement and survival by eight artists that represent a spectrum of the African Diaspora. Free.

"Women Photojournalists of Washington" March 9 through April 5, Art Alley, HUB-Robeson Center, University Park campus. The exhibition will feature images and multimedia pieces by members of the Women Photojournalists of Washington over the past year. Free.

"Illuminating Illusions" — Through April 19, HUB-Robeson Center, University Park campus. The exhibition showcases a selection of objects and illusion examples that illustrate relevance to current-day culture, scientific discovery, or both. Free.

"Ideas! Ideas! Ideas!" — Through May 3, first floor wall case, HUB-Robeson Center, University Park campus. An exhibit by Miami-based artist Jim Drain using dazzling camouflage patterns to simultaneously mask and amplify the exhibit space. Free.

"Women's Work" — Through May 8, Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum and Art Gallery, University Park campus. The museum presents Pennsylvania's early- to mid-20th-century industrial history recorded on canvas and paper by women artists. Free.

"African Brilliance: A Diplomat's Sixty Years of Collecting" — Through May 24, Palmer Museum of Art, University Park campus. A presentation of a wide-ranging selection of African art from the collection of Ambassador Allen Davis featuring art from West, Central and East Africa. Free.

"Grounded: Environments in Flux" — Through May 31, Palmer Museum of Art, University Park campus. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the Palmer is showcasing a select group of works by contemporary artists to celebrate the poetry and power of nature, as well as the prosaic reality of environmental degradation resulting from modern interventions. Free.

"Drawing on a Legacy: Highlights from the John Driscoll American Drawings Collection" — Through June 7, Palmer Museum of Art, University Park campus. The exhibition spotlights 30 watercolors and drawings from a diverse group of 19th-century American artists. Free.

Last Updated March 04, 2020