Cultural & Community Events

Cultural & Community Events

Fearless Leadership: Educators in the Classroom

September 19 at 7:00p.m.

Linda Wayman

Linda Wayman

Image: Penn State

Lubert Commons, Lares Building

Don’t miss Principal Linda Cliatt-Wayman, the former principal of Philadelphia’s Strawberry Mansion High School, featured on Nightline, ABC World News Tonight, and TED, talk about the incredible work that she and her team did at Strawberry Mansion--which resulted in the school being removed from the federal list of Persistently Dangerous Schools.

Free admission. Register:


An Afternoon with the Arts--Opera Lecture: The Magic Flute

September 24, 2017

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

Don't miss the glorious melodies of Wolfgang Mozart's final opera, and one of his best. Whimsical, humorous, poignant, and colorful, this operatic experience can be summed up only by one word -- "dazzling." Light refreshments served during intermission.

Admission: $15.
2:30 p.m., 112 Woodland Building


Live Performance: Sunday Muse

October 12, 7pm, Sutherland Auditorium

Sunday Muse, a local five-piece folk pop group strives to tell the truth of relationships and emotions through song and story. Their eclectic sound shifts between foot-stomping jolts of energy, to warm slow jams, to brutally honest tales of loss, change, and renewal, through rich harmonies and tight instrumentation. Free admission.

Friday Night Film Series – The Lost City of Z

October 20, 2017

Some critics have called this film the best movie of the year so far.

A true story of the adventures of the British scientist Percival Fawcett in the Amazon Jungle during the 1930s, this film is thrilling and thought-provoking in equal measure. Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, and Sienna Miller co-star. Admission: $10.
7:30 p.m., 112 Woodland Building

Friday Night Film Series – Genius

November 17, 2017

Overlooked by critics, this film biography of Maxwell Perkins, the legendary editor, is first-rate movie making.

Jude Law and Colin Firth.


Jude Law and Colin Firth star in "Genius".

Colin Firth stars as Perkins, who edited the fictional works of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and Thomas Wolfe and without a doubt helped to make these novelists the highly acclaimed artists they are today. Also in the cast are Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, and Guy Pearce. Admission: $10.
7:30 p.m., 112 Woodland Building

Penn State Abington Jazz Ensemble

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017

Enjoy the toe-tapping, smooth sounds of the Penn State Abington Jazz Ensemble.
Free admission.
7:30 p.m., Sutherland Auditorium


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.