February 5, 2018

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Purdue Symphonic Band Purdue Symphonic Band in one of three Wind Works concerts

Purdue's Symphonic Band will be one of seven bands and ensembles playing Feb. 16-18 in three lively Wind Works concerts. Musical awareness, practice and teamwork all can contribute to very enjoyable performances on stage — and the capacity to enjoy life. Don't Miss It!

NEWLY OPENED

The exhibition "We Wear the Mask: The Black Heroes and Sheroes of the Comic Book Universe" is open through March 30 showing comic books and figures at the Black Cultural Center. Hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 2-8 p.m. Sunday. Details

FEBRUARY 7

The Men's Choral Festival concert, in its fourth year, again will gather more than 500 voices from high school choirs and the Purdue Varsity Glee Club. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. Free. Details

FEBRUARY 8

wild Up musical group "Future Folk" by wild Up

The über-eclectic group wild Up will keep on slamming chamber music full force into today's musical styles in a show named "Future Folk." 7:30 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. $. Event

FEBRUARY 8, 15, 22

Purdue's 68th annual Books and Coffee series will continue its run through the Thursdays of February while examining stimulating recent books. For each event, the gathering is at 4 p.m. for free coffee and pastries plus conversation, and the speaker is at 4:30-4:55 p.m. STEW, Rooms 302-306. Details, speakers and books

FEBRUARY 9-10

An X Works student dance concert from the Division of Dance will explore imagination and performance. Friday shows at 7-8 p.m. and 9-10 p.m.; Saturday shows at 5-6 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Pao Hall, Dance Studio (Room 1179). $5 at the door. Dance

FEBRUARY 10

The Evening of Romance featuring Purdue Jazz Band music and HTM hosting provides a classy way to get a jump on Valentine's Day. 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Marriott Hall. Tickets: $25; important to review event information regarding ticket, seating and alcohol information.
Mercy Me Christian musical group Mercy Me

FEBRUARY 15

The indie rock band Twin Peaks just may double the audience's pleasure in Purdue's sort of indie venue. 7 p.m. The Anvil, 320 North St. $. Details

FEBRUARY 16

Christian pop-contemporary band MercyMe with band Tenth Avenue North will grace the stage. 7:30 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. $. Event

"The Beaux' Stratagem" by George Farquhar, a comedy of manners, will be Purdue Theatre's production for Feb. 16-25, directed by Richard Sullivan Lee. Two young men roam around England in this 1707 comedy of manners, seeking love and fortune in some order. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24; also 2:30 p.m. Feb. 18, 24, 25. Pao Hall, Nancy T. Hansen Theatre. $. Rated PG-13. Theatre season

Wind Works featuring the Concert Band and Wind Ensemble will open a set of three weekend wind concerts. 8 p.m. Organizer: The wind blow where it will, and its choice is the Long Center for the Performing Arts, 111 N. Sixth St., Lafayette. Free. Details

FEBRUARY  17

Hip-hop artist Ty Dolla $ign will perform for a few clams. 7:30 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. $. Details

Wind Works featuring the Collegiate Band and Symphonic Band will maintain the weekend's concert flow. 8 p.m. Long Center for the Performing Arts, 111 N. Sixth St., Lafayette. Free. Details

FEBRUARY 18

Wind Works featuring the Campus Band, University Band, and Varsity Band will close out the weekend's trio of wind concerts. 2:30 p.m. Long Center for the Performing Arts, 111 N. Sixth St., Lafayette. Free. Details


SPORTS FOR FEBRUARY 5-18

We've gotten a verdict from the groundhog. Now it's time to hog some W's. Scheduled (home events unless stated):

Men's basketball. Home games are at Mackey Arena. $. Sport | Tickets
Feb. 7 vs. Ohio State at 8:30 p.m.
Feb. 18 vs. Penn State at 8 p.m.

Women's basketball. Home games are at Mackey Arena. $. Sport | Tickets
Feb. 8 vs. Minnesota at 7 p.m.
Feb. 12 vs. Indiana at 7 p.m. (Blackout game, encouraging fans to wear black.)

Wrestling. Home meets in Holloway Gymnasium in Brees Center. Free. Sport
Feb. 9 vs. Northwestern at 7 p.m. (This match in Mackey Arena for Mackey Mayhem and Senior Night.)

Women's tennis. Home events at Schwartz Tennis Center. Free. Sport
Feb. 16 vs. DePaul at 3 p.m.
Feb. 18 vs. Tulsa at noon.

Men's swimming. Home swimming and diving events at Burke Aquatic Center. Free. Sport
Feb. 17-18: First Chance vs. Indiana, all day.


A PEEK AHEAD

FEBRUARY 20-21

"PostSecret: The Show" offers the chance to share what only one or a few know and spark a discussion. 7 p.m. nightly; make a postcard activity at 6:15 p.m. STEW, west lobby and Loeb Playhouse. $. Event

FEBRUARY 23

The Orlando Consort in "Voices Appeared: Silent Cinema and Medieval Music" creates a mesmerizing experience spanning the ages. Classic "The Passion of Joan of Arc" film with a cappella accompaniment. 8 p.m., St. Thomas Aquinas Center, 535 W. State St. $ (Pre-show discussion TBA). Event


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.

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