December 9, 2016

Purdue Events Calendar

EDITORS: This calendar lists events on Purdue's West Lafayette campus or involving people or programs off campus during the next four weeks. Events are free, except where noted, and are open to news media coverage. New or updated listings are designated by two asterisks (**).

Events in this calendar, plus many others, are listed in Purdue's online calendar at http://calendar.purdue.edu 

ENTERTAINMENT

-- Dec. 9-10. 7:30 p.m. both days and 2 p.m. Dec. 10. Nancy T. Hansen Theatre in Yue-Kong Pao Hall. Winter Works Dance Concert, presented by Purdue's Division of Dance. Seven new selected works by dance faculty and student artists will be performed. Tickets are $14 for adults, $11 for students and $7 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available at the Pao Box Office, Ticketmaster, or by phone at 765-494-3933, 800-914-7469. Related news release.

-- Dec. 10. 8 p.m. Stewart Center's Loeb Playhouse. Cellist Ashley Bathgate will perform reinterpretations of Johann Sebastian Bach's unaccompanied Cello Suites. Presented by Purdue Convocations. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for those 18 and younger, Purdue students and Ivy Tech Lafayette students. Tickets are available at https://www.purdue.edu/convocations/tickets/

-- Feb. 25. 7 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. Concert by Casting Crowns. Presented by Purdue Convocations and Purdue Student Concert Committee with support from the Student Fee Advisory Board. Ticket Information: Students: $80, $37.50, $25, $20 (Limit 6 tickets per person). General Public: $80, $45, $30, $25 (Limit 6 tickets per person). Tickets go on sale to Purdue and Ivy Tech Lafayette students and Purdue faculty, staff and retirees with a current identification card at 10 a.m. Dec. 8 through https://www.purdue.edu/convocations/tickets/. Related news release.

** -- March 4. 7 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. Concert by Cage the Elephant. Presented by Purdue Student Concert Committee with support from the Student Fee Advisory Board. Ticket information: Students: $32.50, $35, $45 (Limit of six tickets per person). General public: $35, $40, $45 (Limit of six tickets per person). Campus: Tickets go on sale to Purdue and Ivy Tech Lafayette students and Purdue faculty, staff and retirees with a current identification card at 10 a.m. Jan. 12 through https://www.purdue.edu/convocations/tickets/. Tickets for the general public go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 14 at https://www.purdue.edu/convocations/tickets/or any Ticketmaster outlet. Related news release.

 

EVENTS

-- Dec. 10. 8-10:30 a.m. Purdue Memorial Union's Great Hall. Breakfast with Santa, featuring a free visit with Santa Claus, holiday crafts and live music. Open to the public. The breakfast, sponsored by Pappy's Sweet Shop, is available for purchase in the South Ballroom. It includes pancakes, two sausage links and juice or milk. Coffee and hot chocolate will be available for purchase. Crafts also will be offered at the same time in the South Ballroom, as will story time with Mrs. Claus in Room 118.

** -- Dec. 12-16. Noon to 1 p.m. Dec. 12-16 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16. Fountain Gallery, 330 Main St., Lafayette. "Wintry Mix," a weeklong series of free events and concerts by local performers, sponsored by Purdue Galleries. The EMT Food Truck will be parked on Main Street near the Fountain Gallery, starting at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 14-15. Related news release.

** -- Jan. 17. 7 p.m. in Stewart Center's Loeb Playhouse. Keynote address of Purdue's 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. Speaker will be Harry Belafonte, singer, songwriter, actor and social activist. The theme of the 2017 celebration is "The Fierce Urgency of Now: Where Do We Go from Here?"

 

EXHIBITS

-- Through Dec. 10. Black Cultural Center, 1100 Third St., West Lafayette. "Entertainment in Historic Idlewild: The Summer Apollo of Michigan." Black and white photography exhibition features big-name entertainers, showgirls and promotional materials from the 1950s and 1960s when Idlewild, Michigan, was a thriving entertainment and tourist hot spot.

-- Through Dec. 10. Robert L. Ringel Gallery in Stewart Center. "Robert Pruitt: Escape Velocity." Purdue Galleries exhibit features Pruitt's drawings and sculptures about the complexity of black identity by combining contrasting signs and imagery of disparate black influences and aesthetics. From 5:30-7 p.m. Nov. 10, Purdue Galleries will host a reception in Ringel Gallery with comments by the artist at 5:45 p.m. After, members of the Haraka Writers from Purdue's Black Cultural Center will share original poems inspired by Pruitt's drawings. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and until 8 p.m. on Thursday. All Purdue Galleries exhibitions and events are free and open to the public. Related news release.

-- Through Dec. 10. Fountain Gallery, 330 Main St., in the Perrin Building, Lafayette. "Jean Koeller: Under the Sky." Purdue Galleries exhibit features Koeller's multifaceted approach to landscapes. From 5:30-7 p.m. Nov. 17, Purdue Galleries will host a reception in Fountain Gallery with comments by the artist. The gallery is open noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. All Purdue Galleries exhibitions and events are free and open to the public. Related news release.

Compiled by Greg McClure, 765-496-9711, gmcclure@purdue.edu  

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