Things to Do at Penn State: Feb. 2-9

What is actually taking place at Penn Condition? Here is a search at some of the cultural occasions — both of those in-person and virtual — using area across the University:


Dwennimmen African Dance Firm7 p.m., Feb. 2, Pullo Center, Penn Condition York. The student dance enterprise performs African dances. Free of charge. 

2023 African American New music FestivalFeb. 1-4, a variety of places, College Park campus, and via livestream. College students and college in the Faculty of Audio, alongside with unique friends, will perform. Free of charge.

U.S. Navy Live performance Band3 p.m., Feb. 4, Pullo Middle, Penn State York. The Navy’s premier wind ensemble provides a huge array of marches, patriotic options, orchestral transcriptions and modern day wind ensemble repertoire. 

“Yr of the Boar and Jackie Robinson”2 p.m., Feb. 5, Eisenhower Auditorium, College Park campus. The Honolulu Theatre for Youth provides an immigrant lady discovering to like her new homeland, with a tiny help from America’s beloved pastime.


Ashtekar Frontiers of Science Lectures: Tamma Carleton12:30 p.m., Feb. 4, 100 Thomas Setting up, University Park campus. Tamma Carleton, assistant professor of economics at the Bren Faculty of Environmental Science and Administration at the College of California, Santa Barbara, will present “Combining satellite imagery with device finding out to deal with world-wide worries.” No cost.

“Reinterpreting Females in Medieval Biblical Performs” — 4 p.m., Feb. 6, by using Zoom. Christina Fitzgerald will contact on some means scholarship is mistaken about ladies in medieval and early fashionable biblical plays, the way medieval and early modern day gals contributed to the financial and cultural life of late medieval and early modern-day cities and their involvement in participate in-making. Cost-free.

“Ocean worlds of the outer photo voltaic procedure: Life as we know it or lifestyle as we will not?” 4 p.m., Feb. 6, 112 Walker Setting up, College Park campus, and by using Zoom. Alex Hayes, associate professor of astronomy and director of the Spacecraft Planetary Picture Facility at Cornell University, will evaluate the existing comprehension and newest developments in the exploration of the ocean worlds Europa, Enceladus and Titan. Absolutely free. 

“Automating Architecture: Architecture in Big Numbers”Midday, Feb. 8, through Zoom. Mollie Claypool and Gilles Retsin, co-founders of Automatic Architecture Ltd., a design and style and engineering enterprise based mostly in the U.K., will go over their work applying robotics and automation to provide superior-excellent, sustainable inexpensive housing.

“The Frederick Douglass Task”6 p.m., Feb. 8. via Zoom. Emmy Award-successful actor Keith David will provide a spectacular examining of a speech by the famous 19th-century American abolitionist. Free of charge.

“What Really should You Hope From a Leader?”7 p.m., Feb. 8, by using Zoom. Kelly Wolgast, director of the COVID-19 Operations Manage Center at Penn State, will share her views on leadership, what tends to make a fantastic leader, and girls in military leadership positions. Totally free, but registration needed.


Black Heritage MonthThrough February, different campuses. Penn State celebrates Black Heritage Month with a wide range of activities. Totally free.

Blind Day with a ReserveBy February, Franklin Atrium, Pattee Library, University Park campus. Fiction and nonfiction books in a wide range of genres will be accessible for patrons to test out for a studying date. Absolutely free.

“Examine Your ‘fit: Slow Fashion Source Reasonable”5-7 p.m., Feb. 8, Dewey Area, Pattee Library, University Park campus. The party will explore the environment of slow sustainable style. No cost.

“The Demo (O processo,)”6 p.m., Feb. 9, Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library, University Park campus. The Brazilian film series kicks off with a 2018 movie with a behind-the-scenes glance at the impeachment demo of Brazil’s initially female President, Dilma Rousseff. No cost.

Digital displays

“Penn State Women’s Athletics and Title IX: The Success and Struggles for Equal Obtain” By Might. This University Libraries exhibit focuses on the influence Title IX laws has experienced on Penn State girls university student-athletes. Totally free.

“African Brilliance and the Purpose of Art” — This interactive digital tour accompanied the Palmer Museum of Art’s spring 2020 exclusive exhibition “African Brilliance: A Diplomat’s Sixty Years of Accumulating” and will continue being available through the recent educational yr. Discover the exhibition installation, photographs of selected will work, films for guided viewing and related art-making exercise suggestions. Absolutely free.

“Celebrating the ADA: The Legacy and Evolution of Incapacity Legal rights and Lived Ordeals at Penn Condition” — The College Libraries virtual show explores the initially 100 decades of nationwide incapacity legal rights laws and the movement’s impact on the Penn Condition neighborhood. Cost-free.

“World wide Asias: Contemporary Asian and Asian American Artwork from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundations — This website-based, interactive program from the Palmer Museum of Artwork features guided online video excursions of chosen exhibition artists in addition to an introductory overview by the curator. Master about the “Global Asias” concept of particular and cultural identification in a up to date planet. Artists featured include things like: Jacob Hashimoto, Dinh Q. Lê, Hung Liu, Takashi Murakami, Roger Shimomura, Do Ho Suh and Rirkrit Tiranvanija. Absolutely free.

“Pandemic Areas (1918 Version)” — The University Libraries’ digital display screen explores architecture associated to the devastating influenza epidemic of 1918. Free of charge.

“Who Am I? Art and Identification” — This self-directed, interactive, on the internet tour features a selection of objects from assorted spots of the Palmer Museum of Art’s assortment, associated as a result of a frequent exploration of particular or cultural identity. Free.

“Ladies in Art: Activism + Resistance” — This self-directed, interactive, Palmer Museum of Artwork on the internet tour is intended for college-amount courses and attributes a assortment of objects by feminine artists in the museum’s collection. In celebration of the centennial of the 19th Amendment, this tour highlights artists functioning in a assortment of mediums during the 20th and 21st generations who have contributed to political, social and cultural transform. Free of charge.

“The World In accordance to Doyle: Editorial Cartoons from The Jerry Doyle Papers at Penn Point out” — This Penn State College Libraries digital exhibition examines Jerry Doyle, 1 of the preeminent editorial cartoonists of the 20th century. Cost-free.

In-human being displays

“Nature and House”By means of Feb. 9, McLanahan Gallery, Misciagna Spouse and children Heart for Accomplishing Arts, Penn State Altoona. The exhibition capabilities operate by community artist Sam Dietze. Free.

“Paintings as Memories”Through Feb. 9, McLanahan Gallery, Misciagna Family members Center for Accomplishing Arts, Penn State Altoona. The exhibition capabilities do the job by nearby artist Billie Hollen. Cost-free.

“Goals | AYDO”By way of March 5, HUB Gallery, HUB-Robeson Middle, College Park campus. AYDO re-imagines Korean folklore and precolonial non secular procedures to reflect private and Asian American perspectives. Totally free.

“Tough Candy Tectonics”Through Might 14, exhibition instances, HUB-Robeson Setting up, University Park campus. Functions by Gracelee Lawrence showcase glimmering and seductive surfaces mixing into sensual volumes in area that collectively sort the plastic sublime that are Lawrence’s sculptures. Free of charge.

“Sticky Mirror”Feb. 4-May 30, Art Alley, HUB-Robeson Constructing, College Park campus. An exhibition of artist Sarah Sutton’s do the job that imagine in-amongst area, scalar fluidity, and what the artist calls psychic areas, where the private and general public realm collapse. Absolutely free.

“In between the Traces: World Histories of the Reserve”By way of Aug. 28, Particular Collections Exhibition gallery, 104 Paterno Library, College Park campus. Learners in HIST 255N: Record of the Book share insights and books through this exhibition about the kinds and features of publications. Cost-free.

“Zombie Ant Practical experience”By August, Perkins College student Middle, Penn State Berks. This interactive artwork installation also serves as a teaching device to illustrate spore trajectories and how ants are reworked into “zombies.” Free of charge. 

“Evan Pugh: Student to Scientist”Via Oct, Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum and Artwork Gallery, Deike Making, University Park campus. The exhibit explores two distinctive levels in the daily life of Evan Pugh, Penn State’s 1st president. Free.

Gall wasps exhibit Through October, Frost Entomological Museum, College Park campus. This new show is aimed at cultivating awareness about gall wasps and showcasing their elegance and range. Free of charge.

“I Am a Penn Stater: Nittany Lions in Entire world War II”As a result of June 2025, Penn Point out All-Athletics Museum, Beaver Stadium, University Park campus. Timed to coincide with the 80th anniversary of the conflict, “I Am a Penn Stater” chronicles the contributions of Nittany Lion varsity lettermen and Women’s Recreation Affiliation athletes all through the conflict and follows their company from instruction in the United States, to combating on battlefields about the globe, to their postwar occupations. Free.