September 18, 2017

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Theatre 'Mousetrap' "The Mousetrap" from Purdue Theatre Download image

Putting the pieces together  it sounds so simple. Here, cast members in the Purdue Theatre production of "The Mousetrap" do just that in rehearsal ahead of its Sept. 22-Oct. 1 run. In the play, Agatha Christie's policeman has to put the pieces together to solve a murder. For putting the pieces together in life, the arts make a profound contribution. Don't Miss It!


The World Film Forum continues with two more Tuesdays of excellent international films with themes of being on the margins of community. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19, 26. West Lafayette Public Library, 208 W. Columbia St. Free. Details


Jazz at Marriott makes its semester debut as musicians from Purdue's jazz bands enliven the atrium of Marriott Hall. They'll be there 5:30-6:30 p.m. most Wednesdays: Sept. 20, 27; Oct. 4, 18, 25; Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29; Dec. 6. Free. Bands | HTM restaurants


Simple Plan, a Canadian punk-pop band, will perform at 7-9 p.m. at Slayter Center (rain location: Elliott Hall of Music). Free. Details


Purdue Theatre is staging "The Mousetrap," an Agatha Christie classic and a great stage success over the years. Shows at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30 plus at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 24, 30; Oct. 1. Rated PG-13. $. Details


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Homecoming Day. Special events; football vs. Michigan at 4 p.m. Calendar

"An Evening with Pat McAfee" will show how comedy comes naturally after football, or something like that. 8 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. $. Showtime subject to change based on Purdue Homecoming football game time. Event


The annual Dawn or Doom conference about technology and society will use the theme "Emerging Technology: Risks and Rewards." Numerous national and faculty speakers. All day. Much of it in STEW, Fowler Hall. Free. Event | Article on keynote


The Krannert Leadership Speakers Series Dinner will feature a panel of eminent Purdue alumnae plus hall of fame inductions by Boiler Business Exchange of Indianapolis Inc. 6:30 p.m. Indiana Roof Ballroom, 140 W. Washington St., Indianapolis. Tickets: $100; $50 of that is charitable contribution for Krannert scholarships. News release

"Congo Square African Roots in New Orleans" will provide an armchair visit to a New Orleans site of deep historical significance, courtesy of Freddi Williams Evans, author, scholar, arts educator, tour guide. 7 p.m. STEW, Room 206. BCC
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Diavolo "L.O.S.T." will provide dance aka "architecture in motion" with such athleticism that an audience might question both social conventions and gravity. 7:30 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. $30. Event


"A Celebration of Structural Biology Honoring Professor Michael G. Rossmann," a one-day symposium, will fete one of Purdue's best-known scientists. 7:30 a.m. check-in; 8 a.m. program. STEW, Fowler Hall. $. News release | Registration


The Philharmonic and Symphony orchestras will fill the hall with vigor and grace in their early fall concert. 8 p.m. Long Center, 111 N. Sixth St., Lafayette. Free. Details


The Symphonic Band and Fall Concert Band will explore the soaring heights and intricate harmonies of band music. 2:30 p.m. Long Center, 111 N. Sixth St., Lafayette. Free. Details


Once again, women's volleyball has started in a way that augurs a very solid competitive run in the very tough Big Ten -- some of the nation's best volleyball. Scheduled (home events unless stated):

Women's volleyball. Home games are on Belin Court in Holloway Gymnasium within the Brees Center. $. Sport | Tickets
Sept. 20 vs. Northwestern at 7 p.m. (Big Ten opener)
Sept. 23 vs. Ohio State at 8:30 p.m.
Sept. 27 vs. Indiana at 7 p.m.

Football. Home games at Ross-Ade Stadium. $. Tickets | Fan guide
Sept. 23 vs. Michigan at 3:30 or 4 p.m. (Homecoming; see other events in general listings above)

Women's soccer. Home games are at Folk Field near McCormick Road and Cherry Lane; free. Sport
Sept. 28 vs. Illinois at 7 p.m.
Oct. 1 vs. Northwestern at 1 p.m.



The exhibition opening of "What the Waters Washed Away - 2008" will feature photographic images by Purdue's own photographer Mark Simons and BCC assistant director William Caise from the Black Cultural Center's 2008 research tour to New Orleans (the destination of this year's tour also). Exhibition Oct. 2-Dec. 7 at BCC during building hours. BCC


A unique combination of instruments gives ensemble 4.1 a fascinating way to present classical and more recent chamber music. 7:30 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. $. Event


The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with André Watts, piano, is like honey with butter, or perhaps nectar with ambrosia. 4 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. $. Pre-show discussion at 3 p.m. in STEW, Room 206. Event

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