- Approved SHAG Week
- Agreed to buy a stage
- Slightly changed their bureaucratic structure
- Decided to have a "not-about-tuition" rally in Harrisburg
- Made me miss the mid-season premiere of Modern Family
If you haven’t noticed, we’re big fans of Twitter here at @OnwardState. For those of you who don’t tweet, though, it might seem like a confusing mess of @’s and #’s, follows and re-tweets. Here’s a guide to who of the Penn State Twitter community is worth following (in less than 140 characters).
Do you miss waking up watch cartoons Saturday mornings when you were younger? To satisfy that feeling of nostalgia, The State Theatre is putting on its third annual Bill Welch Memorial Cartoon Series every Saturday this month. The series honors the late Mayor Bill Welch, who had supported the event in its first year.
Once again the series will feature classic Warner Brothers cartoons and the theater promises “a great mix every week”. For those of you who may watch cartoons every Saturday anyway, it may be a different experience on the State Theater’s 31-foot movie screen.
The Nittany Valley Shakespeare Festival will be presenting Much Ado About Nothing this year for their annual fall performance. If you’re looking for a little culture your first week back in State College, the show will be running August 15 through the 29th at various locations downtown.
This will be the group’s third year producing a play, having done both A Midsummer’s Night Dream and The Tempest previously. Students, faculty and community members are all involved in the production and all the performances will be free to the public.
Read on for more about the play and where you can go see it.
The Arts Festival proper starts tomorrow, but there’s still plenty happening downtown today for Children’s Day. While you might not fit the intended demographic, there are still a couple of things worth checking out.
Running from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. is the Children and Youth Day Sidewalk Sale on South Allen Street. Kid’s ages 8 to 18 will be selling everything from cork guns to some rather impressive pottery. While the average quality and craftsmanship may pale in comparison to the professional vendors selling the rest of the week, the prices are also much lower in comparison. You might be surprised what you find.
Entering its 44th year, the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, known as Arts Fest, is State College’s biggest summer event, attracting over 125,000 visitors during its five days. Whether they’re coming for the art or the parties, thousands of Penn State students and alumni will be headed to State College this week for the festival.
Read on to learn what to expect if you’re planning on attending.
Just because it’s summer session doesn’t mean the State College music scene is dead. There are two concerts this week in the area that are worth checking out. Tonight you can see Movin On headliners Mayday Parade and The Dangerous Summer in Altoona, and Mike Doughty will be playing a free show Thursday night in State College.
Get more info on the shows, including how to get tickets, after the jump.
Many of you have probably watched TED’s talks online. Now you have a chance to see them live. The College of IST Alumni Society is organizing a TEDx event at Penn State October 10 (10/10/10).
Find out more about TEDxPSU and the application process after the jump.
If you aren’t too busy studying and find yourself free tonight or Thursday evening, there are two concerts that might be worth checking out.
Tonight at 9 p.m., The Makepeace Brothers will be performing a 21+ show with British Phil at Cafe 210 West. I hadn’t heard of them before, but they definitely have an interesting sound. They’re good summer music.
Then on Thursday, from 6:30 to 9:45 p.m., Matt Pond PA, Bobby Long, and The Kalob Griffin Band will be performing on the Allen Street Stage as part of State College’s “First Thursday“.