Don't Miss It!

November 3, 2015  


Marie Kainoa Fialkowski

Marie Kainoa Fialkowski

The sharing of arts and ideas on a campus is an integral part of a global education and perspective. Three international cult film classics will show in November, a month that also brings Homecoming and Shakespeare. It's all good. Don't Miss It!

NOVEMBER 3

Purdue's World Film Forum opens a three-Tuesday run with "A Chinese Ghost Story," part of a theme of "International Cult Classics." 7 p.m. Lafayette Theater, 600 Main St., Lafayette. Free; cash bar available. Details

NOVEMBER 5-6

Native American Heritage Month keynote events will feature Marie Kainoa Fialkowski, an alumna and now assistant professor of human nutrition, University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Details

NOVEMBER 6-7

Homecoming with all the doings and a noon football game against Illinois. The Homecoming parade is at 8 p.m. Friday. Then Saturday includes the big celebration at 9 a.m.-noon on Stadium Mall and an evening dance. Details

Homecoming

Homecoming

NOVEMBER 8

"The Lightning Thief" is a musical adventure by land and by sea as well as story about fulfilling one's potential. It's recommended for age 7 and older. Purdue Convocations. 3 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. $. Details

Purdue Musical Organizations puts together a fall show from the All-Campus and Community Chorale, Heart & Soul, Purdue Bells and University Choir. 5 p.m. Long Center for the Performing Arts, 111 N. Sixth St., Lafayette. Details

NOVEMBER 4-8

Sports week. It's that transitional point. Some sports are bearing down; others are gearing up. What's it gonna be?
* Volleyball (women's). It's rugged, facing another top 20 team, namely Nebraska, even if you're in the top 20 also. 7 p.m. Wednesday. Volleyball
* Swimming and diving (men and women). Purdue's powerful aquatic arsenal invites Iowa near, nicely. 5 p.m. Friday. Men  |  Women
* Football. It's Homecoming and it's Illinois. It's a day for pride, and we can hope for a victory too. But pride in any event. Noon Saturday. (See also Homecoming listing under November 6-7 above.) $. Football
* Women's basketball and men's basketball. Each has an exhibition game on Sunday. The women take on Marian at noon, and the men welcome Northwestern Ohio at 5 p.m. $. Women's basketball  |  Men's basketball

NOVEMBER 12

The Cancer Culture and Community Colloquium will hear a keynote on medical ethics then and now by Dr. Barron H. Lerner of the New York University of Medicine. 7:30 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. Details

NOVEMBER 13

Purdue Theatre will open its production of Shakespeare's "As You Like It," through Nov. 22. You will like it. Evening shows at 7:30 p.m.; matinees at 2:30 p.m. Pao Hall, Nancy T. Hansen Theatre. Details

In Mo Yang

In Mo Yang

In Mo Yang, a young violinist whose versatile expressiveness has won him several competitions, will grace Purdue's stage in a "Rising Star" concert. 8 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. $. Details

Sports week. Basketball seasons nowadays put a lot of early games in tourney and trip combos. So win in bunches.
* Men's basketball. The Boilermakers open by hosting two rounds in Naismith Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic -- North Carolina A&T at 7 p.m. Friday and Vermont at 2 p.m. Sunday. We have to admit: Catamounts is kind of a cool nickname. $. Men's basketball


A PEEK AHEAD

NOVEMBER 22

The Purdue Wind Ensemble and Fall Concert Band celebrate the sparkling composing career of Frank Ticheli. 2:30 p.m. Long Center, 111 N. Sixth St., Lafayette. Free. Details

"Peter Rabbit Tales" blends masks, puppets, scenery and music to captivate folks of all ages. 3 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. $. Details

 

These and other events, plus other timely information, are listed in the Purdue Today calendars under "Events" at www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday.

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