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September 2019

Cameron Graves
Thursday, September 26 / 7:30 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Hailed by Rolling Stone as “the house pianist for the party at the end of the universe,” Cameron Graves is revitalizing funk, jazz, soul and fusion with kaleidoscopic, kinetic energy.

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Sunday, September 29 / 3:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Since 1980, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet has embraced the diverse, adventurous spirit of guitar virtuoso Andreś Segovia and infused new vigor into canonical classics while bridging classical, jazz, rock and pop in contemporary explorations.

October 2019

Condoleezza Rice
Wednesday, October 9 / 6:30 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

Sixty-sixth Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice sits down with Purdue President Mitch Daniels as part of the Giant Leaps Series, a year-long lecture series as part of Purdue’s 150th Anniversary.

Big Gigantic
Friday, October 11 / 7:30 pm
Slayter Hill

Giant Leaps Free Fall Concert at Slayter Hill on Homecoming Weekend will feature Big Gigantic with special guest MadeinTYO.

Rent
Sunday, October 13 / 7:00 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.

The Odyssey
Tuesday, October 15 / 7:30 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Across centuries and civilizations, The Odyssey remains a testament to the human spirit, the will to wander and the yearning for home.

1984
Wednesday, October 16 - Thursday, October 17
Loeb Playhouse

How far are we from Orwell's dystopian nightmare...or in what ways are we already there?

Camille Thomas, cello
Thursday, October 24 / 7:30 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Paris-born Camille Thomas is a rising-star cellist delivering dynamic virtuosity on her 18th-century Gagliano cello, while letting breathe her blend of verve, intimacy, and tenderness on works from Brahms, Beethoven and more.

November 2019

Harlem 100
Friday, November 1 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Harlem 100 presents sounds and ideas from Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes, Billie Holiday and more in a modern-day variety-show homage to the Harlem Renaissance.

The Color Purple
Sunday, November 3 / 7:30 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

Heralded by New York Magazine as, “one of the greatest revivals ever,” 2016 Tony® Award winner The Color Purple stunningly reimagines Alice Walker’s American classic and reinforces the power of perseverance and hope.

One Small Step
Tuesday, November 5 - Saturday, November 9
Loeb Playhouse

This action-packed tale about the “space race” includes dozens of characters—all played by two extraordinary actors from Oxford Playhouse in England. Check your oxygen, adjust your space suit and buckle up for the biggest mission of all time!

Yi-Nuo Wang, piano
Thursday, November 14 / 7:30 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Fresh off her first place finish at the Concert Artists Guild Victor Emaleh Competition, pianist Yi-Nuo Wang makes her Purdue debut.

Novalima
Friday, November 15 / 8:00 pm
Carnahan Hall

Blending electronica beats with traditional instruments and tempos of Afro-Peruvian folk, Novalima conjures the soundtrack to both contemporary midnight mysteries and cultures that have endured for hundreds of years.

Nassim
Tuesday, November 19 - Saturday, November 23
Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette

Nassim is an exhilarating, playful and soulful work about how an open mind for spontaneity and camaraderie keeps us human.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
Sunday, November 24 / 3:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Ready to wriggle its way into your heart with a sweet and gentle show featuring a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets!

January 2020

Artemis
Friday, January 17, 2020 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

The Artemis sextet gathers their genius for selections spanning Theolonius Monk to the Beatles – presented with passion, power and sensitivity.

Neyla Pekarek
Thursday, January 23, 2020 / 7:30 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Cellist/vocalist Neyla Pekarek—formerly of the Grammy®️-nominated indie-folk band the Lumineers – combines Americana, blues, 60s pop and more on her 2019 solo debut Rattlesnake.

Alice in Wonderland
Sunday, January 26, 2020 / 3:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

This innovative interpretation of the beloved classic remains faithful to Lewis Carroll’s lively humor while springing several surprises of its own. Join Alice at the gateway to imagination.

February 2020

Guangdong Modern Dance Company
Saturday, February 8, 2020 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Founded in 1992, Guangdong Modern Dance Company explores China’s modern identity, cultural history and social perspectives through contemporary dance.

Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure
Sunday, February 9, 2020 / 3:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

In this immersive production, you'll jump in and explore unknown depths of the ocean–where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago...and perhaps still exist today!

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 / 7:30 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Founded in 1982, this Grammy-winning chamber orchestra is bringing the Baroque to life with lesser known works by composers like Vivaldi, Handel, Bach and more.

Blue Man Group
Thursday, February 20, 2020 / 7:30 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

Back at Purdue for the first time since 2013, this Blue Man Group performance is infused with new music, fresh stories, custom-built instruments, sensory-stimulating graphics and unforgettable entertainment.

TEDxPurdueU
Saturday, February 22, 2020

How do we choose the paths we take in life? Is there a better way? Does a balanced life mean a happy life?Join us for a discussion of Ikigai—a Japanese concept that translates to “a reason for being”—and discover how its principles can shape our lives.

The Brother Brothers
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - Friday, February 28, 2020

After making their Purdue debut last year opening for I’m With Her, the Brother Brothers are back for more as the Outreach Artists-in-Residence.

March 2020

Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks
Sunday, March 1, 2020 / 3:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Exciting and inspirational, Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks shows how individual determination makes a difference in freedom and equality for all.

Third Coast Percussion
Friday, March 6, 2020 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Accompanying the Oscar®-nominated film Paddle to the Sea live, Third Coast Percussion interweaves original compositions with water-inspired works to create a piece both spirited and serene.

DÖKK by fuse*
Thursday, March 26, 2020 / 7:30 pm
Loeb Playhouse

DÖKK uses software to synthesize real-time data that is visualized through a 3-D projection environment to create a daring, dynamic journey into the subconscious.

April 2020

A Bronx Tale
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 / 7:30 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

On the streets of the Bronx in the 1960s, a young man finds himself caught between the working-class father he loves and the high-rolling mob boss he’d love to be.

Soyeon Kate Lee and Ran Dank
Thursday, April 2, 2020 / 7:30 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Soyeon Kate Lee and Ran Dank put four hands on one piano for duets The New York Times praised for “a huge, richly varied sound, a lively imagination and a firm sense of style.”

Waitress
Thursday, April 23, 2020 / 7:30 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

Waitress is the Tony®-nominated musical about Jenna, an expert baker searching for the perfect recipe for happiness.

Past Events

September 2019

Margo Price
Thursday, September 19 / 7:30 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Rising star Margo Price fuses Nashville country, Memphis soul and Texas twang while challenging country conventions through brutally honest, beautifully poetic portraits of everyday life.

September 2019

24th Annual Global Fest
Saturday, September 21 / 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Presented by the City of West Lafayette, Purdue Convocations and the International Center of West Lafayette

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