April 17, 2017
Don't Miss It!
Purdue Theatre is finishing its season with "Rabbit Hole," a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama of a family struggling with powerful misfortune and grief. Even for those not currently facing such deep troubles, such theatrical explorations can be stirring and even affirming of the human ability to cope and hope. Art in its many forms is powerful too. Don't Miss It!
This installment of Don't Miss It! covers April 17 through June 2. A summary of remaining spring varsity athletic events is placed below in one group after all of the other listings.
The Senior Exhibition in the Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries in Pao Hall will show off some well-honed skills through May 5. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; until 7 on Thursdays. Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries
Purdue's Archives and Special Collections library continues "Looking Down, Looking Out and Looking Up: Maps and the Human Experience," an exhibition of maps of various centuries, topics and purposes, through June 23. Included is a map related to Amelia Earhart's trans-Atlantic flight. Semester hours through May 5 are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Summer hours, as of May 8, are 1-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. However, morning appointments are possible. For research in the archives, appointments normally can be arranged with a few days' notice. The library's home is the Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center, fourth floor, STEW (enter from HSSE Library). The library also has online exhibits; go to https://www.lib.purdue.edu/spcol/exhibits.
Purdue Theatre continues its production of "Rabbit Hole," directed by Caity Quinn, powerfully portraying a family grieving a 4-year-old son and trying to move forward amid complications. Shows at 7:30 p.m. April 19-22 plus 2:30 p.m. April 22. Rated PG-13 for mature themes and language. $. Details
Bands & Orchestras is lifting the baton for its showcase series of four concerts, all in Elliott Hall of Music:
* Wind Ensemble and University Band at 8 p.m. April 21.
* Concert Band and Collegiate Band at 2:30 p.m. April 22.
* Symphonic Band and Varsity Band at 8 p.m. April 22.
* Philharmonic Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra at 2:30 p.m. April 23., all in Elliott Hall of Music. Details
The 60th Purdue Grand Prix will keep its function as a scholarship benefit. Schedule information, including transportation to track, to come. Grand Prix track, west of McCormick Road near Cherry Lane. Details | Tickets
The Purduettes will present their Spring Spectacular. It's only spectacular if you like excellent song selection, fine harmonies, exciting presentation and a powerful connection between performers and audience. And probably some other things. 7:30 p.m. Long Center, 111 N. Sixth St., Lafayette. $. Details
The Verona String Quartet + Daniel Hsu, piano, wrap up a fine year for Convocations with a Rising Star concert in chamber music -- they were the 2015 Concert Artists Guild Competition winners. 3 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. $. Details
APRIL 25 and 27
Chamber Music Recital 1 and 2 both may have power to soothe the savage semester's climax. Each at 7 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. Free. Details
APRIL 28-29"Spring Works" dance featuring Purdue faculty and student choreography and Purdue student performers will take the stage three times.
Also music is by students in the Sound Design program. 7:30 p.m. Friday, and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Pao Hall, Nancy T. Hansen Theatre. $. Details
The Chameleon classic rock band featuring Purdue Jazz/Variety Band alumni will maintain its recent tradition of an end-of-spring benefit concert providing jazz band scholarships at Purdue. 8 p.m. Lafayette Theater. 600 Main St., Lafayette. Ticket: $10 at the door. Details
Jazz on the Hill featuring all jazz bands at Purdue plus the Alumni Jazz Band will hill-top the years. 2:30 p.m. Slayter Center of Performing Arts. Free. Details
The Purdue Varsity Glee Club will wrap up the year and some PMO careers with the End of Season Concert. 7:30 p.m. Long Center, 111 N. Sixth St., Lafayette. Tickets for sale in advance only at Purdue Account Manager: adults, $20; students, $10 (general admission; doors open at 6:45 p.m.)
Spring Fling, Purdue's employee appreciation event for faculty, staff, graduate student staff, and retirees (BTW, not families, friends, or other students) will offer many familiar favorite foods, freebies and activities. Some events require advance registration. 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. In and around the Córdova Recreational Sports Center, plus a few activities elsewhere. Details
The "All-American" Marching Band again will enliven the Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade, which starts at noon at North and Pennsylvania and finish about 1:30 p.m. $ for seating; free for standing room. Details
The "All-American" Marching Band again will head the influx of bands at 8 a.m. on race day at the Indianapolis 500 and, as is traditional, will play "On the Banks of the Wabash" and other music. $. Race details
APRIL 17-MAY 31
Sports summary. Here is a look at home events in varsity sports through the season.
Baseball. At home at Alexander Field. $. Baseball
* April 18: vs. Ball State. 6 p.m.
* April 19: vs. Indiana State. 6 p.m.
* April 21: vs. Illinois. 6 p.m.
* April 22: vs. Illinois. 6 p.m.
* April 23: vs. Illinois. 3 p.m.
* April 26: vs. IPFW. 6 p.m.
* April 28: vs. Saint Louis. 6 p.m.
* April 29: vs. Saint Louis. 6 p.m.
* April 30: vs. Saint Louis. 1 p.m.
* May 5: vs. Northwestern. 6 p.m.
* May 6: vs. Northwestern. 6 p.m.
* May 7: vs. Northwestern. 1 p.m.
* May 10: vs. Butler. 6 p.m.
* May 12: vs. Michigan. 6 p.m.
* May 13: vs. Michigan. 6 p.m.
* May 14: vs. Michigan. 3 p.m.
Outdoor track and field (M&W). At home at Rankin Track and Field. Track and field
* April 21 and 22. Rankin/Poehlein Invitational.
Men's tennis. At home at Schwartz Tennis Center. Men's tennis
April 27-30: Big Ten Men's Tennis Tournament. By day: First round, quarterfinals, semifinals, finals. Times TBA.
Softball. At home at Bittinger Stadium (in Northwest Athletics Complex near McCormick Road and Cherry Lane; renamed from Boilermaker Softball Stadium). $. Softball
* May 6: vs Nebraska. 6 p.m.
* May 7: vs Nebraska. 1 p.m.
* May 8: vs Nebraska. Noon.
Men's golf. At home at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex. Men's golf
* May 15-17: NCAA West Lafayette Regional. All day.
The NCAA Championships are May 26-31 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois, just west of Aurora.
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.