State College offers a wide variety of entertainment options, from 18 bars and clubs in the downtown area to a number of music and performance venues, including the Bryce Jordan Center and The State Theatre. Happy Valley has hosted such performing greats as Jay-Z, Bruce Springsteen, Cirque du Soleil and Lewis Black. Student groups like SOMA and SPA also provide both national acts and student art and entertainment on campus and the community is home to an up-and-coming local music scene.
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Bill Doan understands what it means to be a brother, and he understands loss. His play “Drifting” explores these ideas and the ethics of keeping someone alive in a vegetative state.
Bill Nye harnessed humor, energy, and intellect to light up the crowd at Eisenhower Auditorium, and he certainly did not disappoint.
Students can test out their trivia skills soon when the Student Programming Association brings the interactive awareness program ThinkFast! to the HUB.
Penn State grad student and aspiring recording artist Cecil Blutcher uses a Penn State backdrop to tell his stories. Onward State is thrilled to release his second music video, “Good Morning Amen.”
Take a look at this Penn State fan’s combination of Christmas lights and notable Penn State tunes like “Let’s Go P-S-U” and “Zombie Nation.”
Becca Kling is a senior at Penn State, but when asked what she is studying she is hesitant to answer with her major. Her music is her life.
Each shop downtown has their own unique style. Whether it’s their merchandise or food, every business is different. However, most stores share something in common: the presence of music.
Penn State a cappella groups will perform in “A Cappella Sampler,” tomorrow night, an event hosted by the Performing Arts Council.
Shane Robinson has spent the past twelve months researching, traveling, and creating a documentary about marijuana in Amsterdam. One year later, the film is finally premiering.
Rince na Leon is dedicated to providing opportunities for all dancers to improve their skill, no matter their level of Irish dance experience.
Penn State’s Ballet Club, Volé, is hosting its annual Dance Organization “Tis’ The Season” Showcase this Friday, Nov. 6. The showcase will include performances by several student dance companies.
No Refund Theatre is putting on a free performance of “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” this weekend in the Flex Theater.
“The Laramie Project” is being performed by The No Refund Theatre this Halloween weekend in the HUB’s Flex Theater.
Sophomore Shawn Fox released his debut album this week, with the majority of the proceeds from sales being donated to THON. He performed less than a year ago at THON’s Got Talent, and has found another way he can give back to the cause.
SPA will again be hosting “LateSkate” in the HUB’s Alumni Hall next week at 9 p.m. Come unleash your inner roller derby skater!
The Penn State Thespians only show one main stage production per semester and for this fall, Elle Woods is back to clean up in the courtroom in, “Legally Blonde: The Musical.”
The Harlem Globetrotters will return to the Bryce Jordan Center on March 23 to bring their “Fans Rule” Tour back to State College.
Fall air, free food, live country music, gym sports, and more will be featured outside of the IM Building this Thursday for the Lion Ambassadors’ Fall Harvest Fest. Oh, and there’s going to be a Ferris wheel.
Luke Bryan’s 2016 “Kill the Lights Tour” will kick the State College dust up when the country singer swings through the Bryce Jordan Center in April.