TGIF: State College Weekend Events for Jan. 12-14
January 12, 2018 5:00 AM
by Geoff Rushton
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Happy Friday, Happy Valley!

It's another great weekend in the State College area, with music, art, film, sports and more on tap.

We've compiled a few of the highlights for the next few days and the week ahead.

This isn't all that's happening, either. There is plenty more around the area for you to enjoy and you can find it all on our calendar page. Explore the weekend's events and add your own if it isn't listed. Or see our Bar Tour and Movies pages for more options this weekend or anytime.


Yale Glee Club with State High Master Singers
The Yale Glee Club, one of the oldest choruses in the United States, will perform at 7 p.m. at the State College Area High School North Building Auditorium, and will be joined by special guests the State High Master Singers. The concert will feature selections by Brahms, Price, Dett & Hogan with new works by Julian Bryson and Rodrigo Cadet. Admission is free

Coaches vs. Cancer Game
Penn State men's basketball looks to rebound from a road loss to Indiana when the Nittany Lions take on Nebraska at 7 p.m. in the Bryce Jordan Center. It's the Coaches vs. Cancer Game and $4 from every public ticket sold will go to Penn State’s chapter of CVC.

Nittany Lion Volleyball Opens Season
The Penn State men's volleyball team kicks off the 2018 campaign ranked No. 9 in the nation. The Nittany Lions open things up with a non-conference match against Mount Olive at 7 p.m. in Rec Hall.

Penn State Hockey
The No. 13 men's hockey team opens up a big conference series against No. 6 Ohio State at 7:30 p.m. in Pegula Ice Arena. Check here for SRO and verified resale ticket info.

High School Hoops
The State College boys team brings an 11-0 record into their 7:30 p.m. conference matchup with Central Dauphin East; Bellefonte hosts Central; and Bald Eagle Area welcomes Tyrone. Penns Valley's girls team plays host to Clearfield and Philpsburg-Osceola takes on Huntingdon in a home game.


Preschool Fair
[UPDATE: Because of anticipated weather, the Preschool Fair has been postponed and rescheduled for 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 20 at Mount Nittany Middle School.] Hosted by MOMS Club of State College and State College Area School District, the annual Preschool Fair offers families of young children looking for local preschools an opportunity to meet representatives from many preschools in the area, with one-stop shopping whether you are looking for full or part-time care, faith or play-based education. SCASD staff also will be on hand to answer questions about kindergarten registration, and Soccer Shots Musikgarten and a craft table will make it a fun morning for kids.

The Opera House
A new film by award–winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke, "The Opera House" surveys a remarkable period of the Metropolitan Opera’s rich history and a time of great change for New York, drawing on rarely seen archival footage, stills, and recent interviews. The film begins at 12:55 p.m. at The State Theatre.

Women's Gymnastics
The No. 17 Nittany Lion women's gymnastics team opens Big Ten action when it hosts Nebraska at 4 p.m. in Rec Hall.

B1G Hockey Showdown
The No. 13 Penn State men's hockey team wraps up a big B1G conference series against No. 6 Ohio State at 7 p.m. in Pegula Ice Arena. Check here for SRO and verified resale ticket info.

Penn State Volleyball
The Nittany Lion men's volleyball team concludes its opening weekend of action by hosting Alderson-Broaddus at 7 p.m. in Rec Hall.

Ballroom Dance
The Central Pennsylvania Ballroom Dancers Association hosts its monthly dance, featuring music by Zupe, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Community Room of State College Friends School, 1900 University Drive. Cost for non-members is $20.

Lady Grey's Pinups & Patriots
Lady Grey's Late Night Cabaret flashes back to a time when the Andrew Sisters, Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe and the stars of the 40s entertained the troops with standards that you know and love. Lady Grey’s Lovelies are back in town with high-energy tap, swing dance, burlesque, and USO-style entertainment, as well as an exciting new cast of local and regional guest artists, with shows at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. in the Attic of the State Theatre. Admission is restricted to patrons 18 and older.


Meet the Authors
Meet local authors and illustrators, read their books, and try some fun activities from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Schlow Library's Children's Department

Palmer Museum of Art Docent Choice Tour
Stop by the Palmer Museum of Art for docent guided tours beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the Christoffers Lobby and last approximately 45 minutes. Each weekly tour unique and led by a different docent, focusing on their particular area of interest. This week's is led by Ann Hettmansperge with a theme of "Conflict and Color."

Lemont at Elk Creek Cafe
Bringing to life new songs by central Pennsylvania native Jason McIntyre, who now lives in Denver, Lemont brings together an all-star lineup of local musicians that includes Dan Collins, Corry Drake, Kate Twoey, Kevin Lowe. The band plays at 5 p.m. at Elk Creek Cafe and Aleworks in Millheim. 




A full week of events -- including speakers, films, art and music --is planned for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration. Penn State men's basketball is back in the Jordan Center at 7 p.m. on Monday to take on Minnesota. Science on Tap at Liberty Craft House will feature Penn State researchers discussing animal psychology and how service animals help trauma victims at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Liberty Craft House. Avenged Sevenfold is joined by special guests Breaking Benjamin and Bullet for My Valentine at 6:25 p.m. on Wednesday in the Jordan Center. The Delta Middle Program presents "Into the Woods Jr." at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday at The State Theatre and the Lady Lion basketball team hosts Rutgers at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

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