Cultural & Community Events

Mark your calendars and join us this spring for many exciting events including: plays, films, concerts, book signings and more!

Friday Night Film Series: Belle

Friday, April 17, 2015Belle

Moderator: Dr. Mills

Enjoy the intriguing story of the beautiful multi-racial daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral who is reared by her aristocratic uncle in 18th century England. Complications are sure to ensue. Admission: $10 (Free to Students, Faculty, and Staff with ID)

7:30 p.m., 112 Woodland Building

An Afternoon with the Arts--Opera Lecture: Don Carlo

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Moderator: Dr. Mills

A beautiful noblewoman is betrothed to the father, but loves his son. This tragic triangle sets in motion one of Verdi's most brilliant operas. Composed at the height of the Maestro's career, Don Carlo is filled with gorgeous music that exemplifies the lust, the greed, the betrayals, the murderous rage that overpowers the lives of these aristocrats caught in the chaotic turmoil of 16th century Europe. Light refreshments served during intermission. Admission: $15 (Free to Students, Faculty, and Staff with ID)

2:30 p.m., 112 Woodland Building

Spring Theater Showcase

April 23-25, 2015

Dilemma of a Ghost

This play tells the story of what happens when an African man brings his African American bride home to his village to meet his family and make a new life. When cultures collide, how does love survive, Ghanian playwright Ama Ata Aidoo asks, in this delightful comedy performed by Penn State Abington students. Admission: $5, tickets sold at the door

April 23: 7 p.m. Sutherland Auditorium
April 24, 25: 8 p.m., Sutherland Auditorium

Make Your Own Succulent Wreath!

Saturday, April 25, 2015succulent wreath

Grab your friends and join us to learn the techniques for creating an amazing living wreath, featuring beautiful succulents in an array of colors & textures that will provide year-round interest. These unique wreaths will offer a piece of living artwork for your outdoor space and they are low maintenance & drought tolerant! Each participant takes home a 14-inch living succulent wreath. All materials are included in the cost. Space is limited to 20.

Admission $45

Register: 215-887-5900.
1 p.m., PHS Meadowbrook Farm,
1633 Washington Lane, Meadowbrook

Spring Sing

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Treat your soul to the magical harmonies of the Penn State Abington singers, musicians and a capella group, the AbingTones. Free admission

7:30 p.m., Sutherland Auditorium

Briar Bush Commissioner Walk

Saturday, May 9, 2015Briar Bush Commissioner Walk

Briar Bush walks are a great way to get to know your commissioners and other important people in the community, while learning more about local natural areas. Join Briar Bush and Penn State Abington for a walk on Penn State Abington’s campus with commissioner Steven Kline and Dr. Karen Wiley Sandler, Chancellor, Penn State Abington.

The walk will begin at the Sutherland Building. Free admission

9 a.m., Sutherland Building

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