March 20, 2017

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Conventional is not the perception that arises from hearing tenThing, the imaginative all-female Norwegian brass band, which has blended wide musical exploration with exquisite technique to win listeners worldwide. From music to theatre to sports to research, conventionality has a place but not every place. Sometimes a step beyond is the right step. Don't Miss It!


"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. 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


TEDxPurdueU will present lectures by 12 speakers in an event titled "unscripTED." 1-5 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. $. Details | News release describing speakers

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MARCH 22-26

Sports week. Winter's last splash ripples gently into spring and outdoor activity, we hope.
* Men's swimming and diving will have the NCAA Championships on March 22-25 in Indianapolis. $. Men's swimming and diving | Championships
* Softball opens home and Big Ten play with three games against Michigan State -- 6 p.m. March 24; 1 p.m. March 25; noon March 26. $. Softball
* Women's tennis gets Michigan State at 1 p.m. March 25, then Michigan at 11 a.m. March 26. Women's tennis


"Rent," the Broadway musical smash, brings its 20th anniversary tour to Purdue. 7:30 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. $. 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


Hip-hop artist Bryce Vine, featuring local band Grey Lamb, will perform in a new use of familiar space. 7 p.m. The Anvil, 320 North St. $. Article 

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

Jazz Jam, featuring all Purdue jazz ensembles will lay down some fine sounds in "Celebrating 100 Years of Recorded Jazz!" 8 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Free. Details

Purdue Bells, part of PMO Spring Show Purdue Bells, part of PMO Spring Show


The Purdue Musical Organizations Spring Show will feature the University Choir, Heart & Soul, Purdue Bells, and All-Campus & Community Chorale. 2 p.m. Long Center, 111 N. Sixth St., Lafayette. $. Details

Purdue's Black Voices of Inspiration, an ensemble of the Black Cultural Center, will present a Spring Concert directed by James Dekle. 3 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. $. Details

Bastille, an indie musical group, will ride in on its Wild, Wild World Tour 2017 to rattle a few cages. 7-10:30 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. $. Details


Sports week. Time to sing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game."
* Baseball returns to Alexander Field: Kent State at 6 p.m. March 28; Valparaiso at 6 p.m. March 29. $. Baseball
* Softball continues with IPFW at 4 p.m. March 29; Iowa at 6 p.m. March 31, 1 p.m. April 1, and noon April 2. $. Softball
* Women's tennis hosts Indiana at 10 a.m. April 1. Women's tennis
* Men's tennis aims for net profit against Michigan State at 2 p.m. April 1 and Michigan at noon April 2. Men's tennis


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Purdue's 86th annual Literary Awards will welcome renowned author Margaret Atwood to a reception, a dinner at which she will speak, and a free public reading. $ for reception/dinner. Details


The Donny McCaslin Quartet, jazz masters newly "discovered" after their part in David Bowie's "Blackstar" album, will visit. 8-9:15 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. $. Details


Just one of the biggest days outside commencement. The Challenge 5K benefit run/walk; Spring Fest; the spring football game. And that isn't all.


The Presidential Lecture Series will feature Bjorn Lomborg, environmentalist, author, president of Copenhagen Consensus Center. Format is discussion with President Mitch Daniels plus audience Q&A. 6:30-7:30 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. Series news release

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