Are you looking to dance at a concert, watch a Shakespearean play, or laugh so hard your abs hurt? Each semester Happy Valley welcomes many artists, entertainers, and performers and this year does not disappoint.
In the past, the Bryce Jordan Center has hosted artists such as Bruce Springsteen and Luke Bryan and entertainers like Amy Schumer. This semester, the BJC is recognizing the wants of rap fans, country lovers and reality television viewers by hosting acts like Kanye West, Rascal Flatts and Theresa Caputo.
“We are excited to host every show that comes through our doors,” said Al Karosas, the BJC’s General Manager. “Having a diverse lineup of sports and entertainment keep it fresh for us and help us satisfy the needs of our students and community.”
Are you in the mood to support Penn State students and see a show? Be sure to check out No Refund Theatre’s (NRT) student-run performances happening nearly every weekend during the semester. The performances are free and Valley cannot wait to see amazing Penn State talent on stage.
Valley compiled a list of all the wonderful things happening on campus and off to help you have the most memorable semester yet! Click on an event that interests you to learn more information.
Theatre, Festivals, Miscellaneous
- NRT’s God of Carnage @ HUB Flex Theatre- 9/15-17
- Cirque Éloize Saloon, A Musical Acrobatic Adventure @ Eisenhower Auditorium- 9/21
- NRT’s 12 Angry Jurors @ 111 Forum Building- 9/22-24
- WWE Live! @ BJC- 9/25
- NRT’s August Osage County @ 111 Forum Building- 9/29- 10/1
- Kanye West’s Saint Pablo Tour @ BJC- 9/30
- State College First Friday @ Downtown State College- 10/7
- Theresa Caputo LIVE! @ BJC- 10/3
- Be More Chill @ Eisenhower Auditorium- 10/4-15
- Disturbed with Chenille and Nothing More @ BJC- 10/5
- Happy Valley Oktoberfest @ Tussey Mountain Amphitheater- 10/6
- NRT’s The Odd Couple @ 111 Forum Building- 10/6-8
- Rascal Flatts Rhythm and Roots Tour @ BJC- 10/7
- truTV Impractical Jokers @ BJC- 10/9
- Shadowland by Pilobolus @ Eisenhower Auditorium- 10/18
- Jeff Dunham “Perfectly Unbalanced” @ BJC- 10/20
- NRT’s Sylvia @ 111 Forum Building- 10/20-22
- NRT’s The Misunderstanding @ HUB Flex Theatre- 10/27-29
- Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra @ Eisenhower Auditorium- 10/28
- NRT’s Inherit the Wind @ 111 Forum- 11/3-5
- State College First Friday @ Downtown State College- 11/4
- NRT’s Waiting for Godot @ HUB Flex Theatre- 11/10-12
- Straight No Chaser World Tour @ Eisenhower Auditorium- 11/11
- Brand New @ BJC- 11/12
- Twelfth Night @ Eisenhower Auditorium- 11/13- 12/3
- Bria Skonberg Quintet @ Eisenhower Auditorium- 11/30
- NRT’s Lord of the Flies @ HUB Flex Theatre- 12/1-3
- State College First Friday @ Downtown State College- 12/2
Of course, the entertainment opportunities are practically endless in Happy Valley. The Student Programming Association hosts free events in the HUB for students every weekend, Penn State Athletics always has a game going on and guest speakers visit Penn State all the time. Valley encourages you to check out the cool events we found, or go find something else that interests you!
Tweet us at @ValleyMag and tell us about the night you belted Rascal Flatts lyrics, talked to the “other side” with Theresa Caputo or watched a story come to life on stage. Either way, go explore what Penn State has to offer and make some amazing memories.