Cultural & Community Events

Cultural & Community Events

Spring 2018 Events

Dalí Quartet – Classical Roots, Latin Soul!

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Dali quartet

Image: Vanessa Briceño-Scherzer

The Dalí Quartet brings its signature mix of Latin American, Classical and Romantic repertoire to stages and audiences of all kinds. The quartet’s passionate energy is poured into everything they do, generating critical and audience acclaim!

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.

Its tours include appearances for distinguished chamber music and cultural center series in the U.S., Canada and South America.

Friday, March 23, 2018, 7:00 pm, Sutherland Auditorium

Free admission.

Reserve a seat here! 

Partially funded by the Sally Leah Reinitz Endowment for the Arts

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)


Speech, Expression, and the Law: A Global Perspective

Freedom of expression is under attack worldwide. A Penn State Abington scholar and an accomplished student will discuss its ramifications including the legal, social, and policy nuances that often render finding the “right answer” to these issues difficult.

Join us in examining this often volatile landscape and educate yourself on current freedom of expression issues. 

Free event, but reserve a seat here!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

7:00 p.m., Lubert Commons

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

Penn State Filmmaker Premieres Rough Cut of Holocaust Documentary

And you provide input into the final cut!

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Boaz Dvir, a Penn State faculty member, offers the public a rare opportunity to preview and respond to his powerful work in progress, “Cojot.”

The suspenseful character study tells the little-known story of Michel Cojot, a Holocaust survivor who set out to kill his father’s notorious Nazi executioner and wound up playing a pivotal role in one of history’s most daring hostage rescue operations.

Cojot’s son, Olivier Cojot-Goldberg will participate in a post-screening Q&A. Audiences will give Dvir feedback in person and via an anonymous survey.

Above: Michel Cojot and Boaz Dvir

Free event, but reserve a seat here!

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.


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.


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.