Don't Miss It!
November 3, 2015
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!
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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, 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
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.