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Penn State College of Arts and Architecture
Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State

Past Events

Michael Mwenso sings into the microphone on stage.

Mwenso and The Shakes
Hope-Resist-Heal: A Celebration of Black Joy


7:30 pm Tuesday, April 19, 2022


Eisenhower Auditorium

Adult $38
University Park Student $5
18 and Younger $28

A man wearing sunglasses tips his hat while as another man also wearing sunglasses stands behind the first and leans against the back of his left shoulder.

Meeting the Moment
with Michael Mwenso

and guests Chen Lo and Asante Amin
of Soul Science Lab


12:00 pm Monday, April 18, 2022


Virtual event

FREE

An illustration depicts a girl’s beehive hairdo adorned with a bow.

HAIRSPRAY


7:30 pm Thursday, April 14, 2022


Eisenhower Auditorium

Adult $68, $59
University Park Student $50, $41
18 and Younger $51, $42

A Pacific Ocean islander, native wearing a decorative headdress and shell jewelry, holds a pan flute and looks off into the distance.

Small Island Big Song


7:30 pm Thursday, April 7, 2022


Eisenhower Auditorium

Adult $38
University Park Student $5
18 and Younger $28

Five musicians with arms intertwined dance in a row across the stage.

Small Island Big Song Dance Party


6:00 pm Wednesday, April 6, 2022


3 Dots Downtown
137 E. Beaver Ave., State College


FREE and open to the public

An aerial view of a tropical island in the Pacific ocean.

Panel Discussion
Small Island Big Song’s
Climate Change: 
Our Response as Artists


3:00 pm Wednesday, April 6, 2022


HUB-Robeson Center’s Freeman Auditorium


FREE and open to the public

A musician holds up a percussion instrument made from large upcycled aluminum food cans.

Upcycled Instrument Jam Session


5:00 pm Tuesday, April 5, 2022


3 Dots Downtown
137 E. Beaver Ave., State College


FREE and open to the public

A man closes his eyes as he plays a trumpet.

Charles Mingus Centennial Celebration
Featuring Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis


7:30 pm Thursday, March 31, 2022


Eisenhower Auditorium

Adult $60
University Park Student $5
18 and Younger $50

A man wearing sunglasses and a hat opens his mouth widely in a big laugh.

Listening Session with Michael Mwenso


6:00 pm Monday, March 21, 2022


134 HUB-Robeson Center


FREE and open to the public

A musician is shown in profile playing a trombone.

Delfeayo Marsalis
and Uptown Jazz Orchestra


12:00 pm Monday, March 21, 2022


Virtual event

FREE

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