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:
Shawn Felipe – 7 p.m., Sept. 12, Wiestling Student Center, Penn State Mont Alto. The multi-ethnic stand-up comedian, who has starred on “The Great Food Truck Race” on Food Network and appeared in the NBC cop television series “Hawaii” will appear. Free.
Emmet Cohen Trio and Houston Person – 7:30 p.m., Sept. 12, Schwab Auditorium, University Park campus. Hard bop jazz saxophonist Houston Person will join the trio in concert.
LION Bash – 5-8 p.m., Sept. 10, South Allen Street, State College. Members of the campus and local community are invited to a block party-style event to kick off the start of the academic year. Free.
University Libraries Open House -9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sept. 11-12, various locations, University Park campus. Students new to University Park can use their Penn State ID to check in at self-guided tour stops, receive free gifts and a chance to win one of several grand prizes as they learn about the Libraries’ academic, research and leisure resources and services. Free.
Huddle with the Faculty: “The Anxiety Project: An Artist’s Look at Mental Health and Wellness” – 9 a.m., Sept. 7, Nittany Lion Inn, University Park campus. William Doan, professor of theatre and the 2019-20 Penn State Laureate, will talk about the intersection of art, science and health. Free.
Emily Dickinson Lecture: Terrance Hayes – 7:30 p.m., Sept. 12, Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library, University Park campus. Terrance Hayes, a MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellowship recipient and National Book Award winner will offer a reading at University Park campus. Free.
“Hometown Teams: How Sports Shaped America” – Through Sept. 8, Madigan Library, Pennsylvania College of Technology. The exhibit, part of the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of Main Street program, captures the stories that unfold on neighborhood fields and courts. Free.
“Nittany Lion: Eco-Mascot” – Through Sept. 12, HUB-Robeson Galleries, HUB-Robeson Center, University Park campus. Artist Hannah Epstein envisions Penn State’s mascot as an environmental crusader and supportive friend to the Earth. Free.
“George Miller and American Lithography” – Through Sept. 15, Palmer Museum of Art, University Park campus. This exhibit features 38 prints by master printer George Miller from its expansive permanent collection. Free.
“The Future Is Now: Media Tech Services and Adaptive Technologies” – Through Sept. 16, Diversity Studies Room, Pattee Library, University Park campus. Equipment and resources available through the University Libraries’ Media and Technology Support Services and the Marion MacKinnon Adaptive Technology and Services department. Free.
J.D. Title – Through Sept. 27, art gallery, Penn State New Kensington. The Mercer County artist brings his watercolors to display on campus. Free.
Three Artist Exhibition – Sept. 5-Oct. 10, Freyberger Gallery, Penn State Berks. Three Berks area artists – Erika Stearly, Mike Miller and Delores Kershner, will be featured. Free.
“A Meditation on this Age of Struggle and Strife” – Through Nov. 10, Art Alley, HUB-Robeson Center, University Park campus. A solo exhibit of drawings and sculptures by Art Rudy Shepherd, associate professor of art, that reflects on news from 2017 to current day. Free.
“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.
“Bauhaus Transfers: Albers/Rauschenberg” – Sept. 3-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.