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March 2017
Rent
Wednesday, March 29 / 7:30 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

The 20th anniversary of this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.

tenThing
Thursday, March 30 / 7:30 pm
Loeb Playhouse

The all-female Norwegian brass ensemble has rewritten the rules in brass repertoire with stylistic explorations of tone, technique, and versatility.

Bryce Vine
Friday, March 31 / 7:30 pm
The Anvil

Bryce Vine blends pop and laid back, in-the-cut hip-hop in the first concert at The Anvil at Purdue on March 31.

April 2017
Bastille
Sunday, April 2 / 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

British indie pop band Bastille brings the Wild, Wild World Tour to Purdue's Elliott Hall of Music, April 2, 2017.

Donny McCaslin Quartet
Thursday, April 6 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

The saxophonist and his group surged into the mainstream with David Bowie’s Blackstar. But the jazz world had long known and celebrated the work of McCaslin.

Bjørn Lomborg
Tuesday, April 11 / 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fowler Hall

Danish environmentalist Bjørn Lomborg will join President Mitch Daniels in an hour long discussion and audience Q&A.

Todrick Hall presents “Straight Outta Oz”
Tuesday, April 11 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Broadway actor, MTV star, American Idol Finalist, and viral YouTube star Todrick Hall is putting a twister on the classic story with "Straight Outta Oz."

Pippin
Saturday, April 15 / 7:30 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

The Broadway revival of this enchanting musical incorporates Bob Fosse-style choreography, a big top set, and high-flying circus acrobatics.

Verona String Quartet + Daniel Hsu, piano
Sunday, April 23 / 3:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

These 2015 Concert Artists Guild Competition winners will perform Franck’s Quintet in F Minor-an urgent work with one emotional height after another.

Past 2016-17 Events

March 2017
TEDxPurdueU: unscripTED
Saturday, March 25 / 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

This day-long event uses storytelling to nurture a culture of innovation through sharing ideas developed by Purdue students, faculty, alumni, and community.

March 2017
Taj Express
Wednesday, March 22 / 7:30 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

The dazzling sights and sounds will take you on a live cinematic journey of India—evoking Bollywood’s rollicking energy and centuries of Indian culture.

March 2017
Cage the Elephant
Saturday, March 4 / 7:00 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

Cage the Elephant + Twin Peaks + Diarrhea Planet will perform live at Purdue's Elliott Hall of Music on March 4, 2017

March 2017
St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Thursday, March 2 / 7:30 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

The orchestra returns to Purdue with guest soloist Nikolai Lugansky, who has been among Russia’s most preeminent pianists for nearly 30 years.

March 2017
Doug Brinkley
Wednesday, March 1 / 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fowler Hall

Historian and author Doug Brinkley will join President Mitch Daniels in an hour long discussion and audience Q&A.

February 2017
Pete the Cat
Sunday, February 26 / 3:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Pete the Cat is on a mission to help his friend find artistic inspiration. Join us for a musical adventure that was inspired by the popular book series!

February 2017
Casting Crowns
Saturday, February 25 / 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

Christian rock group Casting Crowns brings "The Very Next Thing" Tour with Danny Gokey and Unspoken to Purdue's Elliott Hall of Music, Feb. 25, 2017

February 2017
Mamma Mia!
Friday, February 24 / 8:00 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

The 10th anniversary farewell tour is back one last time. Relive ABBA's hits in this feel-good show featuring "Dancing Queen," "Take a Chance on Me," and more.

February 2017
The Seldoms
Thursday, February 23 / 7:30 pm
Loeb Playhouse

The Chicago-based dance company explores the concept of “power” itself, using former president Lyndon B. Johnson’s policies as an unlikely backdrop.

February 2017
Shimon Robot and Friends
Saturday, February 18 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Building off ideas and collaborating equally, the robot marimba player listens to bandmates live to present original compositions influenced by jazz & hip-hop.

February 2017
Stan Druckenmiller
Wednesday, February 1 / 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fowler Hall

Investor Stan Druckenmiller will join President Mitch Daniels in an hour long discussion and audience Q&A.

January 2017
Calmus
Tuesday, January 31 / 7:30 pm
St. Thomas Aquinas

Germany's award-winning vocal ensemble returns to Purdue-performing selections inspired by Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello, and more.

January 2017
J.D. Vance
Monday, January 30 / 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Political commentator J.D. Vance will join President Mitch Daniels in an hour long discussion and audience Q&A.

January 2017
Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live
Sunday, January 29 / 3:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Get ready for the ultimate playdate 65 million years in the making! Meet an eye-popping collection of amazingly lifelike dinosaurs brought to life on stage!

January 2017
Safety Last!
Friday, January 27 / 8:00 pm
Long Center for the Performing Arts

A treasure of the silent-film era, the 1923 classic will be screened in an historic movie house with accompaniment from Clark Wilson on the Mighty Wurlitzer.

January 2017
Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
Friday, January 20 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

The Purdue Jazz Festival will open with O’Farrill and his orchestra. The Grammy winner is a soloist of Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis, and Harry Belafonte.

December 2016
Ashley Bathgate: Bach Unwound
Saturday, December 10, 2016 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

The rising star of the cello will perform stunning reinterpretations of Bach’s unaccompanied Cello Suites - featuring amplification, electronics, & multimedia.

November 2016
Inon Barnatan, piano
Thursday, November 17, 2016 / 7:30 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Inon Barnatan has studied alongside some of the 20th century’s most distinguished instructors and will present Handel, Brahms, and Schubert.

November 2016
A Conversation with Ron Chernow
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 / 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Ron Chernow, whose book "Hamilton" inspired the hit Broadway musical, will speak at Purdue for the Presidential Lecture Series.

November 2016
ArcAttack: Energy and Electricity
Sunday, November 13, 2016 / 3:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Through a stage show as interactive as it is inventive, ArcAttack makes music while exploring concepts of electricity, magnetism, robotics, and more!

November 2016
Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait
Friday, November 11, 2016 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

The acclaimed composer, vocalist, and violinist will perform her original score of folk songs live over H. Lee Waters' Great Depression film vignettes.

November 2016
Mavis Staples
Friday, November 4, 2016 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

The Grammy-winning R&B singer brings her latest project featuring songs written for her by Neko Case, Aloe Blacc, Nick Cave, M. Ward, & Ben Harper.

November 2016
Catherine Bertini
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 / 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fowler Hall

Catherine Bertini, former executive director of the United Nations World Food Program and 2003 World Food Prize Laureate, will join Purdue President Mitch Daniels for an in-depth discussion on global food security during the opening program of Purdue’s 2016-2017 Presidential Lecture Series.

October 2016
Sullivan Fortner and Friends
Saturday, October 22, 2016 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

This New Orleans native and rising jazz-piano star, winner of the 2015 Cole Porter Fellowship in Jazz, will be joined by three of the hottest Indy players.

October 2016
The Represent Tour featuring Waka Flocka Flame
Friday, October 21, 2016 / 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

The REPRESENT TOUR with Waka Flocka Flame, TOKiMONSTA, D.R.A.M, & Grey Lamb will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 at Purdue University's Elliott Hall of Music.

October 2016
Judgment at Nuremberg
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 / 7:30 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of World War II, L.A. Theatre Works tours a theatrical version of Judgment at Nuremberg, the great courtroom drama.

October 2016
Judgment at Nuremberg
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 / 7:30 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of World War II, L.A. Theatre Works tours a theatrical version of "Judgment at Nuremberg," the great courtroom drama. October 18-19 in Loeb Playhouse

October 2016
Dawn or Doom ’16
Monday, October 3, 2016 - Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Stewart Center

This two day conference features Dave Eggers, acclaimed writer; Marcus Shingles, CEO of the X-Prize Foundation; and Jorge Cham, creator of PhD Comics.

September 2016
The Revenge of Prince Zi Dan (Hamlet)
Friday, September 23, 2016 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Shanghai Peking Opera, among China’s most influential art troupes and cultural ambassadors, will bring to life a reimagining of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

September 2016
Ken Burns
Thursday, September 22, 2016 / 6:30 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

One of America’s most compelling storytellers presents a lecture reminding us of history's timeless lessons incorporating elements from his landmark trilogy.

September 2016
The Triplets of Belleville
Saturday, September 17, 2016 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

From former Disney animator, Sylvain Chomet, comes this Oscar-nominated film accompanied by live music. Don't miss this "cine-concert" during West Lafayette's Global Fest!

September 2016
Red Baraat to perform at Global Fest in place of Pat Thomas
Friday, September 16, 2016 / 8:00 pm
Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms

UPDATE: Please note programming change below

September 2016
Red Baraat
Friday, September 16, 2016 / 8:00 pm
Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms

NPR called Red Baraat "the best party band in years." Join us for hard-driving North Indian Bhangra at the Global Fest opening dance party!

September 2016
Dirty Dancing
Saturday, September 10, 2016 / 8:00 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

The record-breaking live theatre sensation is finally here! Don't miss spectacular dancing, passionate romance, and all your favorite songs from the movie.

September 2016
Kevin Locke
Thursday, September 8, 2016 / 7:00 pm
Honors College and Residences Honors Hall

Kevin Locke is known throughout the world as a visionary Hoop Dancer, the preeminent player of the indigenous Northern Plains flute, a traditional storyteller, cultural ambassador, recording artist, and educator.

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