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November 2017

Christina & Michelle Naughton, piano duo
Friday, November 10, 2017 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Christina and Michelle Naughton are an award-winning piano duo who have been described by the Philadelphia Inquirer as "paired to perfection." Pianists since age 4 and performers of individual renown before they paired up at age 18, the identical twin Naughtons, now graduates of The Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute of Music, are blazing their paths together.

CANCELLED: Daymé Arocena
Saturday, November 11, 2017 / 8:00 pm
Carnahan Hall

Due to a tour production issue, the Carnahan Hall performance of Daymé Arocena's show had to be cancelled.

My Father’s Dragon
Sunday, November 12, 2017 / 3:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Embark on an adventure that features flying dragons, talking animals, and more with My Father's Dragon—the Enchantment Theatre Company's adaptation of the classic children's series.

December 2017

The Steel Wheels
Thursday, December 7, 2017 / 7:30 pm
Carnahan Hall

The Steel Wheels have spun a singular brand of string-folk Americana for more than a decade. The band's music interweaves bluegrass, folk, and old-time music with singer-songwriter poetry. Their latest album, Wild As We Came Here, adds new sonic textures and experimental flourishes to steadfast folk traditions.

January 2018

Thursday, January 11 / 7:30 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

Welcome to the Tony Award®-winning Cabaret. Reserve your spot at the Kit Kat Klub and leave your troubles outside.

John Beasley’s MONK’estra
Friday, January 19 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

For the 2018 Purdue Jazz Fest, we will celebrate jazz legend Thelonious Monk's centennial birthday by welcoming John Beasley's MONK'estra to Loeb Playhouse. This group will honor Monk's work with fresh, buoyant arrangements.

Jiji, guitar
Friday, January 26 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Jiji is an award-winning guitarist from South Korea. Her repertoire includes classical sonatas and electronically tinged soundscapes from her own works as a performer and DJ.

Freedom Riders
Sunday, January 28 / 3:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Freedom Riders—a new play with original songs and music—celebrates the valiant, courageous personalities behind one of the American Civil Rights Movement's most critical chapters.

2018 Grammy Awards Watching Party
Sunday, January 28 / 6:30 pm
Wilmeth Active Learning Center

Join the Purdue Student Concert Committee for a GRAMMY Awards Party!

February 2018

Friday, February 2 / 8:00 pm
Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms

This funkadelic Mexican jazz band is ready to bring the funk to the PMU Ballrooms! Troker is currently on an extensive tour of the U.S. in support of the band's new album IMPERFECTO.

wild Up Residency Schedule
Tuesday, February 6 - Thursday, February 8

Music ensemble wild Up to present a three-day residency at Purdue University February 6-8, 2018.

wild Up: Future Folk
Thursday, February 8 / 7:30 pm
Loeb Playhouse

The adventurous ensemble, wild Up, has been called “Magnificent” by the Los Angeles Times and "...irresistibly exuberant..." by the New York Times. In wild Up’s "Future Folk", it rewrites the rules of chamber music and blends the sounds of the Velvet Underground and Moondog into a sonically beautiful experience.

At the Illusionist’s Table
Tuesday, February 13 - Sunday, February 18
Marriott Hall

Straight from several years of sold-out runs, At the Illusionist's Table is the latest marvel curated by Convocations from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe—an unforgettably exquisite sensory experience with Illusionist Scott Silven—combining a gourmet dinner, wine, conversation, and wonder that Glasgow's The Evening Times said "transcends art and performance."

Twin Peaks
Thursday, February 15 / 7:00 pm
The Anvil

Chicago-based band Twin Peaks performed at Purdue University with Cage the Elephant in Spring 2017. The Student Concert Committee is excited to bring back a fan favorite and present them in a club setting at The Anvil.

Friday, February 16 / 7:30 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

Topping a celebrated year for multi-platinum selling MercyMe, the chart-toppers will be uniting with fellow GMA Dove Award winners Tenth Avenue North for a 2018 tour.

Ty Dolla $ign
Saturday, February 17 / 7:30 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

American singer, songwriter, and record producer Ty Dolla $ign has collaborated with YG and signed with Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang. Purdue Student Concert Committee presents the R&B artist February 17 in Elliott Hall of Music.

PostSecret: The Show
Tuesday, February 20 / 7:00 pm - Wednesday, February 21 / 7:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

PostSecret: The Show offers an immersive, journey through the humor and humanity of the personal stories we keep to ourselves and, on rare occasions, share with others.

Orlando Consort: Voices Appeared
Friday, February 23 / 8:00 pm
St. Thomas Aquinas

Condemned in France and banned in England upon its release in 1928, The Passion of Joan of Arc has since earned universal coronation as one of the greatest films ever made. Now, in Voices Appeared: Silent Cinema and Medieval Music, this movie is accompanied for the first time by one of Europe's most expert vocal quartets, Britain's Orlando Consort.

SCC Behind the Music: Matt Meyer
Monday, February 26 / 6:00 pm
Wilmeth Active Learning Center

Purdue Student Concert Committee presents artist agent Matt Meyer for a discussion about the music industry.

Jersey Boys
Wednesday, February 28 / 7:30 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, Jersey Boys.

March 2018

Saturday, March 3 / 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 / 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 / 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
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 / 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 / 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 / 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 / 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 - Saturday, April 14
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 / 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 / 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 / 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 / 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

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 / 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 / 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!

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