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March 2018

TEDxPurdueU
Saturday, March 3, 2018 / 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

At TEDxPurdueU, several live speakers from diverse fields and schools of thought, such as history, science, education, the arts, engineering, business, and technology, will combine to spark deep discussion and interconnection among our community of lifelong learners.

Curious George: The Golden Meatball
Sunday, March 4, 2018 / 3:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Curious George—that lovably inquisitive little monkey and icon of books, movies, and an Emmy Award-winning PBS TV series—comes to the stage in a delightful new musical from TheatreWorks USA.

No Place to Go
Friday, March 23, 2018 / 8:00 pm
Carnahan Hall

In No Place to Go, the OBIE award-winning playwright, actor, and singer Ethan Lipton, with his fine three-piece group, has created a comedic new cabaret theatre gem that mines the anxieties of the middle-class workplace, bagel carry-ins and all.

The Outer Space
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Carnahan Hall

In The Outer Space, the OBIE award-winning playwright, actor, and singer Ethan Lipton, with his fine three-piece band, have created an all-new adventure in bittersweet, hilariously off-kilter storytelling in an out-of-this-world look at earthbound concerns.

Hotel Garuda
Thursday, March 29, 2018 / 7:00 pm
The Anvil

Hotel Garuda, the EDM project of Manila Killa & Candleweather, have created official remixes for Lorde, Lana Del Ray, Kaskade, Galantis, BANKS, and more. The Student Concert Committee is excited to present the DJs in a club setting at The Anvil at Purdue.

April 2018

Songs of Freedom
Thursday, April 5, 2018 / 7:30 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Songs of Freedom explores three iconic voices of the 1960s—Joni Mitchell, Abbey Lincoln and Nina Simone—and the complex ways in which they call out to each other. Developed for Jazz at Lincoln Center by GRAMMY-winning drummer Ulysses Owens Jr—the performance will include powerful vocal performances by Alicia Olatuja, Joanna Majoko, and Theo Bleckmann.

Drew Petersen, piano
Friday, April 6, 2018 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

As the 2017 winner of the American Pianists Awards Classical Fellowship, Petersen becomes the APA's latest rising star to perform at Purdue, joining such contemporaries as Sean Chen, Eric Zuber, and Sullivan Fortner. Petersen was featured on the PBS special From the Top at Carnegie Hall and since gone on to graduate from Harvard and received a master's degree from Juilliard.

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
Thursday, April 12, 2018 / 7:30 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

Getting away with murder can be so much fun. What better proof than the knock-’em-dead hit show that earned unanimous raves and won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical?

World Without Us
Friday, April 13, 2018 - Saturday, April 14, 2018
Loeb Playhouse

World Without Us—an exhilarating monologue—is the latest visionary work from Belgian theatre collective Ontroerend Goed. In it, humans have suddenly, vanished—freeing the planet from traditional rules and orders, and prompting eons of biological change. Neither a political statement nor a parable meant to petrify us, World Without Us instead muses on a profound ode to human consciousness.

The Wizard of Oz
Saturday, April 28, 2018 / 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.

June 2018

2018-19 Party of the Season
Thursday, June 14, 2018 / 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.

September 2018

Guerrilla Girls
Thursday, September 13, 2018 / 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.

Friends of Convos Season Kick Off
Friday, September 14, 2018 / 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1869 Tap Room

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

23rd Annual Global Fest
Saturday, September 15, 2018

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.

Argus Quartet
Thursday, September 20, 2018 / 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.

Something Rotten!
Sunday, September 23, 2018 / 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, 2018 / 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, 2018 - Wednesday, October 3, 2018
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, 2018 / 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, 2018 / 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, 2018 / 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, 2018 - Saturday, October 27, 2018
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, 2018 / 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, 2018 - Tuesday, November 6, 2018
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, 2018 / 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, 2018 / 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, 2018 - Thursday, November 15, 2018

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

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14
6PM | Greyhouse Coffee

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15
12PM | Purdue University's Ford Dining Court (Meal swipe required for entry)
3PM | Main Lounge in the Purdue Memorial Union
7PM | Purdue Memorial Union's 1869 Taproom

December 2018

Flor de Toloache
Thursday, December 6, 2018 / 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 / 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 / 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 / 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 / 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 / 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 - Sunday, February 10
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 / 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 / 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 Janáček.

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