September 6, 2016
Don't Miss It!
One of Purdue's ways of contributing to the local 2016 Global Fest is by bringing Red Baraat, an acclaimed mixed-genre "party band" for a dance kickoff on the eve of the Sept. 17 event. Purdue, like the band, has a definite international and celebratory flavor that makes being here something special. Don't Miss It!
Purdue Farmers Market continues on Thursdays through October with seasonal produce, freshly prepared lunches, dietary information, entertainment, and conversation. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Memorial Mall. Details
Kevin Locke, a Native American musician, dancer, storyteller and educator, makes a return visit to Purdue. Free but tickets can be reserved. 7 p.m. Honors College and Residences, Honors Hall. Details
"Dirty Dancing" not only will launch Purdue Convocations' season with music, dance and romance, it also will launch the production's nationwide tour after two weeks' residency at Purdue. 8 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. $. Details
Sports week. Here are a couple of ideas to kick around.
* Soccer hosts Utah's Utes at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Boilermaker Soccer Complex's Folk Field. $. Details
* Football will tangle with the Bearcats of Cincinnati at noon Sept. 10, plus there's pregame fun, music and pep rally time. $ for game. Football | Football tickets | Pregame | Bands
Picnic with the Purduettes sure sounds like a fine Sunday occasion. Bring your dinner and a blanket or maybe a chair. They'll provide the music. 6 p.m. Slayter Hill. Details
"Art of Aging" is a play on words capturing the sense of a special one-day exhibition of works mostly by area persons over age 55. This show will help celebrate 20 years of Purdue's Center on Aging and the Life Course. 4:30-6:30 p.m. PMU, West Faculty Lounge. Details
Red Baraat, a multi-genre Brooklyn band featuring North Indian Bhangra, will play for the opening dance party of the area's 2016 Global Fest. 8 p.m. PMU, Ballrooms. Doors open at 7 p.m. $. Details
Sports week. Volleyball is the only squad on the home schedule, but the Boilermakers will welcome and play three teams in the Stacey Clark Classic: 10 a.m. Sept. 16 vs. SE Louisiana; 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 vs. Kansas; 6 p.m. Sept. 17 vs. Xavier. The other teams play each other also. $. Volleyball
SEPTEMBER 17A lovingly detailed animated comedy/drama film, "The Triplets of Belleville," will show with live music (the movie doesn't depend a lot on words). 8 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Rated PG-13. $. Details
A PEEK AHEAD
Ken Burns, one of the premier U.S. documentarians and observers of the national psyche, will speak on "The American Experience." 6:30 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. Free, no tickets. Details
SEPTEMBER 23-OCTOBER 2
"Crimes of the Heart," staged by Purdue Theatre, will present Beth Henley's look at three adult sisters in Mississippi contending with their pasts, their family and each other. $. Details
SEPTEMBER 29- OCTOBER 4
Purdue's "Dawn or Doom" conference again will present entertaining and stimulating ideas related to living in an age of rapid technological change. Included are two films and a bevy of speakers. Details
These and other events, plus other timely information, are listed in the Purdue Today calendars under "Events" at www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday.