Cultural & Community Events

Cultural & Community Events

Spring 2018 Events

Local Sax Legends - Larry McKenna and Bootsie Barnes

Local Sax Legends - Larry McKenna and Bootsie Barnes

Local Sax Legends - Larry McKenna and Bootsie Barnes

Don't miss Jazz legends and sought-after saxophone players, Larry McKenna and Bootsie Barnes, play together on our historic Helen Buck O'Neill Stage. McKenna has played with the greats including Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. Barnes, equally renowned, has worked with famed trumpeter Lee Morgan and more.

Don't miss Jazz legends and sought after saxophone players, Larry McKenna and Bootsie Barnes, play together on our historic Helen Buck O'Neill Stage. McKenna has played with the greats including Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. Barnes, equally renowned, has worked with famed trumpeter Lee Morgan and more.

They’ll premier a piece written by McKenna for Penn State Abington’s Jazz Ensemble. Meet with McKenna and Barnes informally after the concert.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Adults: $10 payable at the door, Children and Penn State students w ID: FREE

Register: http://www.cvent.com/d/htqvxz

Sutherland Auditorium

 

PSU Abington Men’s and Women’s Basketball – Pink Game

Bring your sweetheart to these special games dedicated to breast cancer awareness and help support the fight against breast cancer. Be sure to wear pink!

Free admission.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

6:00 p.m. Men’s Game | 8:00 p.m. Women’s Game

Athletic Building

 

James McBride, Five Carat Soul

Award winning author, musician, and screenwriter. Co-sponsored by The Abington Township Public Library and Penn State University Libraries

James McBride is the author of the National Book Award winning novel The Good Lord Bird and the critically acclaimed memoir, The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother, among others. His new book, Five Carat Soul, is a short story collection that examines history, race, and ethnicity with the author’s usual compassion, humor, and humanity.

Free admission.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

7:00 p.m., 112 Woodland Building

Book Discussion – The Invisible Bridge

The Invisible Bridge tells the story of a family shattered and remade in history’s darkest hour. Free Admission.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

7:00 p.m., Abington Township Public Library, 1030 Old York Road, Abington, PA

Register: kmcinnis@mclinc.org

Moderator: Dr. Karen Weekes, associate professor of English

Friday Night Film: Walk on Water

Perhaps the best Israeli film of the 21st century, this drama is thrilling, romantic, and fearless. A Nazi leader, hiding in South America for many years, may be on the verge of making a public appearance. Can a determined Israeli intelligence agent bring him to justice? The resolution of this film is breathtaking.

Admission: $10.

Friday, March 16, 2018

7:30 p.m., 112 Woodland Building

Moderator: Dr. Moylan C. Mills, professor emeritus of integrative arts

Dalí Quartet – Classical Roots, Latin Soul!

Partially funded by the Sally Leah Reinitz Endowment for the Arts

The Dalí Quartet brings audiences to their feet with its signature mix of Latin American and European classical and romantic music. The result is a rare treat for everyone, a spectacular performance – lively and joyous, with the whole room grooving to the quartet’s dance-band persona.

Free admission.

Friday, March 23, 2018

7:00 p.m., Sutherland Auditorium

Enhancing Addiction Recovery: Reducing the Stigma and Harm

We all know that addiction is an epidemic and we have a long way to go on changing the perception of this disease. Accessing recovery is the first step but reducing the stigma is critical to mitigating risks of relapse.

This program is for First Responders, professionals, family, friends and advocates of people in recovery and those still struggling with addiction. Come listen to survivors, researchers, and thought leaders as they discuss new resources, advocacy policies and recovery support methods.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

8:30am - 2:30pm

Admissions: $15 (includes a light breakfast, lunch and certificate of attendance listing .5 CEU)

Register/Information: http://register.outreach.psu.edu/search/publicCourseSectionDetails.do?method=load&sectionId=15497537

Speech, Expression, and the Law: A Global Perspective

Come hear a real life examination of the changing landscape in freedom of speech and expression in the United States and abroad.

Free admission.

Register: pds13@psu.edu

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

7:00 p.m., Lubert Commons

Moderator: Salar Ghahramani, Assistant Professor of Business Law and International Law & Policy, and Nicholas Griffin, sophomore

Filmmaker Boaz Dvir and a rough cut of his documentary, Cojot

Hear from award-winning filmmaker Boaz Dvir and learn about the virtually unknown story of French Holocaust survivor Michel Cojot. Risking his life, he hunted down Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie and played a pivotal role in one of history’s most daring hostage-rescue operations.

Free admission.

Register: pds13@psu.edu

Saturday, April 7, 2018

2:30 p.m., 112 Woodland Building

Book Discussion – News of the World: a novel

Paulette Jiles brings the natural world to life in this novel about the perilous journey of two unlikely companions.

Free admission.

Register: kmcinnis@mclinc.org

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

7:00 p.m., Abington Township Public Library, 1030 Old York Road, Abington

Moderator: Dr. Weekes

Opera Lecture – Carmen

Filled with drama, passion, and soaring melodies, Bizet's Carmen is considered one of the top three operas of all-time. Hot-blooded Carmen, the cigarette factory girl, becomes the mistress of a highly acclaimed toreador and places herself in mortal danger.

Light refreshments served. Admission: $15.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

2:30 p.m., 112 Woodland Building

Moderator: Dr. Mills

Hidden Histories of Cheltenham

Learn from Penn State Abington public history students as they promote Cheltenham’s great historic sites.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Click here for more information. 

Friday Night Film: The Edge of Heaven

This Turkish/German production focuses on how humans are connected across time and space in very surprising ways. Follow the destinies of the leading characters on their search for personal fulfillment.

Admission: $10

Friday, April 27, 2018

7:30 p.m., 112 Woodland Building

Moderator: Dr. Mills

Book Discussion – H is for Hawk

A memoir by British author Helen Macdonald. Macdonald writes about the sudden death of her father and how her endeavor to train, for the first time, a dangerous goshawk predator was part of her personal recovery.

Free admission.

Register: kmcinnis@mclinc.org

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

7:00 p.m., Abington Township Public Library, 1030 Old York Road, Abington

Moderator: Dr. Weekes


Video Archives

The Diversity Project was performed on April 20 and 21, 2017 at Penn State Abington. It arose from the course, "Theatre in Diverse Cultures", where the cultural diversity of the class inspired a search for theatrical ways for students to tell stories from their family histories, cultures and traditions.


The Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert was performed on April 24, 2017 at Penn State Abington. The ensemble is a talented group of devoted musicians who from Abington campus and the Philadelphia area.