March 6, 2017

Don't Miss It!

Color Expressions exhibit at Purdue Galleries "Color Expressions" at Purdue Galleries

"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

MARCH 8-12

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

MARCH 15-18

Sports week. Just attend this excellent meet or watch TV sports. It's spring break. But soon after, outdoor competition will be here.

NCAA swimming and diving NCAA swimming and diving

* Women's swimming and diving will have the NCAA Championships on March 15-18 in Indianapolis. $. Women's swimming and diving | Championships (men's championships March 22-25 at same site)



"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


Books and Coffee will close its 67th annual series with President Mitch Daniels on "Alexander Hamilton" by Ron Chernow.
Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue "Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue "

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

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