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September 2018

Something Rotten!
Sunday, September 23 / 7:00 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

In the Broadway show “SOMETHING ROTTEN”, Two brothers set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL!

Alfredo Rodríguez Trio
Friday, September 28 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Grammy®-nominated jazz pianist Alfredo Rodríguez embraces a global sound spanning African Highlife influences to Middle Eastern flourishes.

October 2018

Frankenstein
Tuesday, October 2 - Wednesday, October 3
Loeb Playhouse

Written 200 years ago, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has inspired countless adaptations and an essential question about the nature of innovation: It can be done, but should it be done? Aquila Theatre offers a bold, thrilling production of Shelley’s classic.

88Rising
Thursday, October 11 / 7:30 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

88rising - the pioneering music and arts collective who have the most groundbreaking artists from Asia bridging Eastern and Western youth culture.

Jeremy Camp and Matthew West
Sunday, October 14 / 7:00 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

One show: Two incredible artists. Don’t miss a chance to see both Lafayette-native Jeremy Camp and Matthew West live at Purdue!

Les Violons du Roy
Sunday, October 21 / 3:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Les Violins du Roy, joined by acclaimed countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo,
perform Handel arias and Glass songs in “a unique, refined, and explosive concert.”

Circa
Friday, October 26 - Saturday, October 27
Loeb Playhouse

In Humans, Circa—one of Australia’s most in demand circus arts companies—tests the limits of the body's ability to carry the weight of life.

November 2018

I’m With Her
Thursday, November 1 / 7:30 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Folk supergroup I’m With Her (Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O’Donovan) delivers indelibly pure vocal harmony, familial chemistry, and nimble instrumental interplay.

Dawn or Doom 2018
Monday, November 5 - Tuesday, November 6
Loeb Playhouse

Purdue University’s Dawn or Doom conference explores the effects of rapidly emerging technologies by bringing together leading national experts and star Purdue researchers.

The Westerlies
Friday, November 9 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

The Westerlies, a self-described “accidental brass quartet,” bring a signature blend of jazz, roots, rock, and chamber music.

Danny Carmo’s Mathematical Mysteries
Sunday, November 11 / 3:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Theatre, technology, and mathematics come together in this fun, interactive performance from Northern Ireland’s premier children’s theatre company.

Gabriel Royal
Wednesday, November 14 - Thursday, November 15

From “Brooklyn’s best busker” to collaborations with high profile pop powerhouses, Gabriel Royal will perform multiple shows in different places on campus.

December 2018

Flor de Toloache
Thursday, December 6 / 7:30 pm
Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms

New York's first and only all-woman mariachi group, Flor de Toloache, creates an edgy, versatile sound with a fresh take on tradition.

January 2019

Cinderella
Saturday, January 12, 2019 / 7:00 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

CINDERELLA is the Tony Award®- winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale.

Kinky Boots
Thursday, January 17, 2019 / 7:30 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

With songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots is the six-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical with high heels and a huge heart.

Stefon Harris + Blackout
Friday, January 18, 2019 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Stefon Harris’s ensemble, Blackout, rejects traditional jazz definitions in favor of sleek, slinky soul, funk, hip-hop, and go-go.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live!
Sunday, January 27, 2019 / 3:00 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

Daniel Tiger learns what it takes to be King of the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. This grrr-ific musical based on the PBS Kids series is tiger-tastic!

February 2019

Banda Magda
Friday, February 1, 2019 / 8:00 pm
Carnahan Hall

Banda Magda, fresh off their Grammy® winning collaboration with Snarky Puppy, embraces multiple musical styles to match their multicultural ensemble.

Two Pints
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - Sunday, February 10, 2019
Nine Irish Brothers East

Two Pints is a hilarious, bittersweet, innovative work from Dublin’s celebrated Abbey Theatre and Roddy Doyle, the poet laureate of Ireland’s working class.

Béla Fleck + Abigail Washburn
Friday, February 8, 2019 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, the “king and queen of the banjo” (Paste
Magazine), simultaneously showcase banjo heritage while exploring new musical realms.

Richard Goode
Sunday, February 10, 2019 / 3:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

In this dynamic performance, Grammy®-winning pianist Richard Goode will illuminate works from Classical masters Haydn and Mozart, and Romantic works by Beethoven, Chopin, and Janáčzek.

David Finckel, cello + Wu Han, piano
Thursday, February 21, 2019 / 7:30 pm
Loeb Playhouse

At any given time, Finckel and Wu Han are collaborating on 20 projects, including serving as the creative directors for Lincoln Center.

STOMP
Friday, February 22, 2019 / 8:00 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

Explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, utterly unique—STOMP is an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages.

Call of the Wild
Sunday, February 24, 2019 / 3:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Author Jack London’s Call of the Wild is a thrilling tale of courage and survival that is now a beautiful, live multimedia storytelling adventure.

Black Violin
Thursday, February 28, 2019 / 7:30 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Hip-hop on strings? Classical training remixed with contemporary beats? Black Violin does both in a distinctive kaleidoscope of sound, style, and swagger.

March 2019

Peg + Cat Live!
Sunday, March 3, 2019 / 3:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Get ready for Peg + Cat Live!: The Big Dog Problem, a musical with wild comedy, fun songs, and an appearance from the coolest pals ever, Ramone!

Sin Salida
Saturday, March 23, 2019 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Union Tanguera and Kate Weare Company present Sin Salida, a dynamic collaboration between the French-Argentinian tango company and choreographer Kate Weare.

Spamalot
Thursday, March 28, 2019 / 7:30 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

Monty Python's Spamalot is the outrageous musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the motion picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Go see it, or we shall taunt you a second time!

April 2019

Veronica Swift Trio
Thursday, April 11, 2019 / 7:30 pm
Loeb Playhouse

By age 23, jazz vocalist Veronica Swift has already performed with Michael Feinstein, Chris Botti, Esperanza Spalding, and Danilo Pérez and regularly holds court at Birdland in NYC.

Mahan Esfahani
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - Friday, April 26, 2019
Duncan Hall

Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani presents an extraordinary recital experience for a limited engagement in Duncan Hall. Ticket requests will be filled in Friends Priority Point order.

Past Events

September 2018

Argus Quartet
Thursday, September 20 / 7:30 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Blending the classical with the contemporary, the award winning Argus Quartet’s diverse, innovative repertoire speaks to a sonic wanderlust … and a journey worth taking.

September 2018

23rd Annual Global Fest
Saturday, September 15

Global Fest celebrates our diverse community and world cultures through music, dance, crafts and international food. Free performances by Séamus Egan Project and Orquesta El Macabeo.

September 2018

Friends of Convos Season Kick Off
Friday, September 14 / 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1869 Tap Room

Welcome to Friends of Convocations! Join us for the Convos 2018-19 Season Kick Off.

September 2018

Guerrilla Girls
Thursday, September 13 / 7:30 pm
Loeb Playhouse

The Guerrilla Girls are feminist activist artists who wear gorilla masks and use facts, humor, and outrageous visuals to expose gender and ethnic bias, and corruption in politics, art, film, and pop culture. The Guerrilla Girls could be anyone because they are everywhere.

June 2018

2018-19 Party of the Season
Thursday, June 14 / 7:00 pm
Carnahan Hall

You're invited to join Purdue Convocations as we unveil our 2018-19 of Culture & Ideas on June 14, 2018 at Carnahan Hall.

April 2018

The Wizard of Oz
Saturday, April 28 / 7:00 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

Whether it creates new memories or conjures them up from the past, everyone deserves to experience or relive the wonderful, whimsical and enduring story, The Wizard of Oz.

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