Weekend events: MMA fights, concerts and sports open November

UNIVERSITY PARK – Does the one-point loss to Ohio State have you down? Need a pick-me-up? Well, good news – the weekend is almost here.

Even though the Penn State football team is out of town, there’s still plenty to do and see in Happy Valley this weekend. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights as you plan for the first weekend in November.


Bellator 186 – Bellator MMA comes to the Bryce Jordan Center at 6:30 p.m. If you’ve never seen an MMA fight live, now is your chance! Former Penn State wrestlers Phil Davis and Ed Ruth will be taking part. The first 5,000 through the door at the BJC will receive a Randy Coture bobblehead.

Visit www.ticketmaster.com for tickets.

Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott – Living legend Yo-Yo Ma will perform at Eisenhower Auditorium. For Ma, it’s just his third appearance ever at University Park. Ma has recorded more than 100 albums and 18 have earned Grammys. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, visit www.cpa.psu.edu


No. 7 Penn State at No. 24 Michigan State – After losing to Ohio State by a point last week, the Nittany Lions will look to bounce back against the Spartans in the battle for the Land Grant Trophy. The game kicks at noon in East Lansing, Mich. The game is being televised by FOX. Can Penn State keep its College Football Playoff dreams alive? Tune in and find out!

Blues, Brews and BBQ – Blues, Brews and BBQ featuring Tab Benoit will take place at the State Theatre at 6 p.m. on Saturday night. Come out for an amazing evening of blues, wonderful beers and finger-lickin’ BBQ.

For tickets, visit www.thestatetheatre.org.

Penn State women’s volleyball vs. Rutgers – The Penn State women’s volleyball team returns to Rec Hall to take on Rutgers at 7 p.m.

For tickets, visit www.gopsusports.com.


Tait Farm Open House – Tait Farm will hold its annual Open House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The 20th annual event is filled with mouthwatering food and drink and great gift ideas. Visit www.taitfarmfoods.com for more information.

Penn State men’s basketball vs. Bloomsburg – Want to get an early peek at the Penn State men’s basketball team? Your chance comes on Sunday when it takes on Bloomsburg at 2 p.m. in an exhibition game. Visit www.gopsusports.com for tickets.


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