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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Nittany Valley Half Marathon
The Nittany Valley Running Club will be hosting it’s 31st annual half-marathon on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m.
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With the catchphrase, “See the show you will never forget… Be the show you will never remember,” hypnotist, comedian, and magician Kevin Hurley is sure to entertain when he comes to the HUB’s Heritage Hall next Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m.
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SPA just might make that happen for you, but first, you have to let them know what you want by taking the this year's SPA LateNight survey.
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Levels Nightclub will host the first annual Music to End Violence Benefit Concert this Wednesday, Oct. 22 benefitting the Centre County Women's Resource Center.
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Want to see a bunch of graphic design students in the nude? Then check out the website for the Penn State senior graphic design class's upcoming show. The Penn State senior graphic design class will present their new show, cleverly called XPOSED, on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. in 101 Thomas.
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music monday
Your Music Monday playlist this week takes a look at Indie music.
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In honor of National Coming Out Week, Penn State’s LGBTA Student Resource Center arranged for "Orange is the New Black" star and admirable transgender activist Laverne Cox to give a free lecture to 800 lucky students.
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Cirque (7 of 21)
Onward State went backstage with Cirque Du Soleil to see exactly what it takes to put on a performance.
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Humans of New York author Brandon Stanton is always behind the camera. He has made a living off of taking pictures of strangers on the street as asking them questions. From there he places them on his Tumblr blog. But for a man who makes a living in behind the camera, his own life is a story in its own right. When SPA invited Stanton to give a speech as part of their Distinguished Speaker Series, the public was finally able to find out more about the man behind the globally recognized site.
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By day, they are the Special Education Department, esteemed professors and academics, but by night David McNaughton, Charlie Hughes, David Lee, and Douglas Dexter transform. With the help of their instruments they become the Grateful SPLED, Penn State's favorite cover band.