March 6, 2017
Don't Miss It!
"Taj Express," coming just after spring break, will be among the most colorful and dynamic shows of the year. Woven into its story using film, music and dance is the dazzling history of Bollywood, India's world-famous film industry. Color itself, like "Taj," expresses the value of diversity. Three new exhibitions also will evoke the excitement of color. Don't Miss It!
Exhibition opening for "Sonja Peterson: Transverse Travesties" by Purdue University Galleries. Through April 22 in STEW, Ringel Gallery. Also opening reception at 5:30-7 p.m. March 6. Galleries
Exhibition opening for "Mouride Muslims in South Africa" by Iris Dawn Parker presented by the Black Cultural Center. March 6-10 at BCC. BCC
Exhibition opening for "Color Expressions: Art and Design Perspectives" by Purdue University Galleries. Through April 22. Fountain Gallery, 330 Main St., Lafayette. Opening reception 5:30-7 p.m. March 9. Galleries
Sports week. Heading into spring break, it's all hoops and hollers.
* Men's basketball stands to earn at least one day's bye in the Big Ten tournament, which opens March 8. It's at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. $. Tournament
Sports week. Just attend this excellent meet or watch TV sports. It's spring break. But soon after, outdoor competition will be here.
A PEEK AHEAD
"Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue" brings a lively jaunt into the dance, music and theatre of India. 7:30 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. With pre-show talk, 6:30 p.m. in Lawson Computer Science Building, Room 1142. $. Tickets: $22-$38. Details
MARCH 23Books and Coffee will close its 67th annual series with President Mitch Daniels on "Alexander Hamilton" by Ron Chernow.
Reception at 4 p.m. in STEW, Ringel Gallery; talk at 4:30 p.m. in STEW, Fowler Hall. Series with links to book details.
Tenthing, the all-female Norwegian brass ensemble, will offer its unique tone, technique and versatility. 7:30 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Pre-show dinner available to ticketholders. $. Details
Phenomena, the annual student-run rock concert from Purdue Musical Organizations, takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. in Elliott Hall of Music. Free. Details
These and other events, plus other timely information, are listed in the Purdue Today calendars under "Events" under the Campus News pulldown at www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday.