Both State College and Penn State offer a wide variety of entertainment options, from 26 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 Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen, Florida Georgia Line, and The Weeknd. 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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Standup comedian Chris D’Elia performed for a large student crowd at Alumni Hall in the HUB on Saturday night, touching on topics ranging from dolphins to “Game Of Thrones”.
SOMA will sell tickets at the door on the day of the event; however, the club said it will likely announce a presale date on its Facebook event page for the concert.
Four Penn State faculty members are building a longform improv community in a Happy Valley. Their first of four performances is September 28th, and it aims to jumpstart a love for laughs the likes of which State College has yet to see.
Doors open at 9 p.m. on that Tuesday and advance sale tickets are going for $20. The event is 21+ only.
King graduated from Penn State in 1969 with a liberal arts degree and was selected last fall to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor alumni can earn from the university.
Homecoming hasn’t officially announced the concert, but the Homecoming website shows “Homecoming Concert” slated on its events schedule for Sunday, November 5. Coincidence? We think not.
Celebrate the win over Pitt with a playlist full of revenge and redemption.
A two-time Grammy Award-winning artist, The Weeknd electrified University Park with hit songs like “The Hills” and “Can’t Feel My Face.”
The Penn State community will also have the opportunity to vote on an additional speaker for the spring semester.
The University Park Airport will host tours of a World War II-era B-17 bomber starting August 28.
Two former Nittany Lion wrestlers will be on the bill for the Mixed Martial Arts live event that will feature a world title match between Ryan Bader and Linton Vassell.
Penn State junior and rapper Matt Freiler (AKA Matty Fresh) wrote an anthem for Saquon Barkley to increase the hype surrounding the 2017 football season.
The rapper out of Ventura, CA is best known for his song “iSpy,” which features Lil Yachty and peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.
According to a report from Deadline, the roles of Sue and Scott Paterno have been cast in HBO’s upcoming movie about Joe Paterno, which stars Al Pacino as the late Penn State football coach.
Organizers called off the festival Tuesday — taking down the website and shutting down its social media accounts — due to rising costs of holding the event and sub-par ticket sales.
The Weeknd will commence the second phase of his Starboy World Tour at the Bryce Jordan Center on Wednesday, Sept. 6.
Karoondinha Music Festival announced the remainder of its lineup, including Chance the Rapper, Paramore, and Young the Giant.
Though Two Door Cinema Club honestly wasn’t the caliber of headliner we expected for this year’s Movin’ On, that doesn’t mean they didn’t put on a solid performance.