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September 2019

24th Annual Global Fest
Sat, Sep 21, 2019 / 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Cameron Graves
Thu, Sep 26, 2019 / 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
Sun, Sep 29, 2019 / 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
Wed, Oct 9, 2019 / 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
Fri, Oct 11, 2019 / 7:30 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

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

Rent
Sun, Oct 13, 2019 / 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
Tue, Oct 15, 2019 / 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
Wed, Oct 16, 2019 - Thu, Oct 17, 2019
Loeb Playhouse

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

Camille Thomas, cello
Thu, Oct 24, 2019 / 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
Fri, Nov 1, 2019 / 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
Sun, Nov 3, 2019 / 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
Tue, Nov 5, 2019 - Sat, Nov 9, 2019
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
Thu, Nov 14, 2019 / 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
Fri, Nov 15, 2019 / 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
Tue, Nov 19, 2019 - Sat, Nov 23, 2019
A Purdue Convocations presentation at 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
Sun, Nov 24, 2019 / 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
Fri, Jan 17 / 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. Jazz Fest participants can order group tickets by calling 765-495-3933.

Neyla Pekarek
Thu, Jan 23 / 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
Sun, Jan 26 / 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
Sat, Feb 8 / 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
Sun, Feb 9 / 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
Wed, Feb 12 / 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.

Jake Owen: Down to the Tiki Tonk Acoustic Tour
Sat, Feb 15 / 7:30 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

Featuring special guests Larry Fleet and Scotty Emerick

Blue Man Group
Thu, Feb 20 / 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
Sat, Feb 22
Loeb Playhouse

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
Thu, Feb 27 - Fri, Feb 28

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
Sun, Mar 1 / 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.

Casting Crowns
Thu, Mar 5 / 7:00 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

After an amazing performance in 2017, Casting Crowns makes their triumphant return to Elliott Hall of Music with Matthew West as part of their Only Jesus Tour.

Third Coast Percussion
Fri, Mar 6 / 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*
Thu, Mar 26 / 7:30 pm

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April 2020

A Bronx Tale
Wed, Apr 1 / 7:30 pm

This performance of A Bronx Tale has been cancelled. Learn more...

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Waitress
Thu, Apr 23 / 7:30 pm

This performance of Waitress has been cancelled. Learn more...

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