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Things To Do This Weekend Besides Penn State Football

Maybe you missed out on football tickets this year, or maybe you’re just not a football fan. Whatever the case is, there’s still plenty to do this weekend.

From field hockey games to Bill Burr’s performance, Penn State and State College have a lot planned for the weekend.

9/11 Memorial Discussion Zoom

While Penn State plans to recognize the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist during the football game, Penn State Law and the School of International Affairs will host a virtual discussion based on “A Reflection on 9/11 and its Impact on Law and International Affairs” at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 10, via Zoom.

The talk will focus on national security, surveillance, veterans’ affairs, immigration, and how they have been affected after 9/11. Anyone interested in the conversation can sign up here.

Downtown Farmer’s Markets

State College farmer’s markets go hard. Every Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., local vendors bring out their fresh produce and artistry for State College locals and students to enjoy. The downtown farmers market has remained resilient throughout the pandemic and reopened for the season. The market is located in downtown State College on Locust Lane across from the Nursing Sciences Building.

Blue White Block Party

The Downtown State College Improvement District and Penn State Athletics will host a Blue White Block Party at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 10. The free event aims to kick off Penn State’s first home football game of the season against Ball State.

State College Mayor Ron Filippelli will make an appearance. Special guests like former Penn State linebacker Brandon Short, men’s basketball coach Micah Shrewsberry, and women’s basketball coach Carolyn Kieger will make appearances, too.

The event will also feature special performances from the Lionettes and the Penn State Glee Club. The block party is a great way to experience the liveliness of downtown State College and Penn State’s school spirit.

Penn State’s Women’s Field Hockey vs. Albany & Delaware

No. 9 Penn State women’s field hockey will host two non-conference games this weekend. The team will take on Albany at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 10, and then play No. 19 Delaware at noon on Sunday, September 12.

Bill Burr

Grammy-nominated comedian Bill Burr will perform at the Bryce Jordan Center at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 10. Few tickets remain for purchase here.

In addition to his stand-up, Burr is known for his roles in “Breaking Bad,” “The Mandalorian,” and “F Is For Family.”

Palmer Museum Of Art’s ‘Global Asias’ Exhibit

Penn State’s Palmer Museum of Art recently opened this semester’s exhibit, “Global Asias: Contemporary Asian and Asian American Art from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.” The exhibit contains 45 pieces divided into three categories: Exuberant Forms, Moving Stories, and Asias Reinvented.

Admission is always free, but reservations can be made. More information on the Palmer Museum’s hours and how to reserve a ticket can be found here.

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