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Games, activities and tailgating

The annual Penn State Day celebration will span Friday and Saturday with a bonfire, open house, flag football, campus carnival and the Penn State-Ohio State football game.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear blue and white and or Penn State apparel on Friday. A bonfire will be held at dusk behind Harmony Hall. Free s’mores and hot apple cider will be provided.

The events on Saturday include: admissions open house, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Union Building; intramural flag football championship game, 10 a.m.; campus carnival with inflatable games, cotton candy, kettle corn and other attractions, noon to 3 p.m.; cornhole tournament, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.; Beaver alumni vs. Beaver men’s and women’s varsity basketball teams starting at 5:30 in the gym, and the tailgate at 7.

All events are free.

Information: 724-773-3947 or


Program will feature art historian

Elizabeth Kessler, an art historian who focuses on the visual culture of science and its relationship to art, will speak at 7:30 p.m. today in Skye Lounge in the student center.

And, in conjunction with Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Visit Day, she will present “Postcards into Outer Space” at 10:10 a.m. Friday in Skye Lounge.

Ms. Kessler teaches art history at Stanford University. Her visit is part of the Geneva Visiting Artist and Lecture Series. Both appearances are free and open to the public.


Cuidado brings Tango to music hall

The second performance in the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall’s “Listen Locally,” a series of chamber music concerts, will take on the air of tango when Cuidado performs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Tango is a partner dance that originated in the late 19th century along the border between Argentina and Uruguay. Cuidado calls itself Pittsburgh’s “most dangerous” tango band. Its name means “caution” or “be careful” in Spanish.

Dancers will perform with Cuidado, and audience members will be welcome to join in. A reception with the musicians will follow the performance.

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the library or at the box office the evening of the performance. Information: 412-276-3456, ext. 7.


Behind the scenes at Old Economy

Old Economy Village is offering visitors an opportunity to peek behind the locked doors of the historic village and see where all of its 16,000 artifacts are stored with behind-the-scenes tours from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 13 at the historical site, 270 Sixteenth St.

Guides will lead visitors upstairs into the collection storage rooms and archives where the artifacts are stored. Tours begin at 6 in the visitor center. After the tour, visitors are invited to have wine and cheese and browse the temporary and permanent exhibits in the visitor center.

Reservations are required by Nov. 8. The cost is $20 for Friends of Old Economy Village members and $25 for others. Registration: 724-266-4500, ext. 101, or

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