Penn Graduate Student Center

Arts & Recreational Activities

About Arts & Recreational Activities

Philadelphia is a great place to be a student! Regardless of your budget, there are many opportunities to experience the various activities that the city and surrounding area have to offer. See the links below for information on the various activities that the Gnome is putting together for you at the Grad Center, as well as other options that might be worthwhile to check out in the city!

Looking for something fun to do? Be sure to check out Uwishunu (pronounced "you wish you knew"), a Philly-based blog bringing you all the latest things to do around town.

Are you a fan of classical music? Philly students can experience world-renowned orchestras through affordable student passes from the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. Plus, don't miss the gifted students at the Curtis Institute of Music, which hosts free student recitals multiple times a week at its Rittenhouse mansion. 

Finished with work early on Friday? Head to World Cafe Live, a concert venue close to the Penn campus, for a free concert at noon on Fridays. Also, take advantage of student discounts at the Wilma TheaterArden Theater, and the Kimmel Center, just to name a few.

If you have additional suggestions for other great low-cost arts & culture options, please let the Gnome know

Discounts on Performances

Blood Wedding at the Wilma Theater

Saturday, November 11, 2017, 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wilma Theater
Price: $10 each, limit 2 per Graduate Penn Card

The Graduate Student Center is selling tickets to the Wilma Theater's production of Blood Wedding! Come see this wonderful show on November 11, 2017 at 8pm! Tickets are $10 each. Blood Wedding is a tragedy of betryal, revenge and love. Come see what happens when a bride and groom, who's families have bad blood, get married. The families attempt to stop the wedding, but will the bride and groom's love be strong enough? Come watch & find out! *transportation is not provided for this event*


Murder Mystery Dinner

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Common Room Front (1st Fl), Grad Center, 3615 Locust Walk, Common Room Back (1st Fl), Grad Center, 3615 Locust Walk, Graduate Student Center Common Room
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Waiting list only!

You are formally invited to attend our Murder Mystery Dinner at the Graduate Student Center!

Please be our guests and enjoy a meal, some drinks and. of course, a murder. As you eat, you will enjoy a theatrical performance of a murder mystery, but there is a catch! YOU have to figure out who did it!! Guest will need to pay close attention to all the details and clues that the actors share throughout the night. If you are paying attention you may figure out who did it and why!

Doors open and sign in starts at 6:45pm and will continue until 7pm. At 7:15pm, the doors will close & the meal & show will begin. Because of the type of event, we cannot let anyone come into the event after doors close. Please be on time so we can all enjoy!



Common Room Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9AM - 8PM
Friday: 9AM - 6PM
Saturday-Sunday: 12PM - 6PM

Graduate Student Center

3615 Locust Walk
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia PA 19104-6221