January 8, 2018

Don't Miss It!

John Beasley, MONK'estra, jazz John Beasley's MONK'estra in Purdue Jazz Festival

For 28 winters, the Purdue Jazz Festival has heated up the joint with rousing performances and powerful clinics. Leading this year's guest lineup is John Beasley's MONK'estra, celebrating the contributions of Thelonious Monk. Along with new gallery exhibitions and stage shows, the arts on campus are a celebration. Don't Miss It!


Exhibition opening: "Tessellated by Samantha Holmes and Jaclyn Head" showing tile-based installations based on ancient practices. STEW, Robert L. Ringel Gallery. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday plus until 8 p.m. Thursday (except holidays). Reception with curator's comments at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 11. Exhibition | Galleries


"Cabaret," the acclaimed Broadway musical, brings the decadence of 1930s Berlin to campus. Organizer: Purdue Convocations. 7:30 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. $. Event with link to "dinner and a show" option.


Exhibition opening: "Sixty Square Inches XIX." Jan. 16-Feb. 16. Purdue's traditional small-print juried exhibition. Fountain Gallery, 330 Main St., Lafayette. Hours: Noon-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (except holidays). Reception with jurors' comments at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 19. Exhibition | Galleries

Cabaret "Cabaret" at Elliott Hall

Purdue's Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will feature an address by Robert D. Rucker, retired justice on the Indiana Supreme Court, along with other events. Celebration event


The Purdue Jazz Festival leadoff is the Greater Lafayette Jazz Showcase Concert with festival artist-in-residence Ryan Cohan, pianist/composer and educator, plus the Purdue Jazz Band and area high school bands. 7:30 p.m. Long Center, 111 N. Sixth St., Lafayette. Free. Festival


John Beasley's MONK'estra, performing in conjunction with the Purdue Jazz Festival, will celebrate the career of Thelonious Monk. 8 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Pre-show discussion at 7 p.m. $. Details


The 26th annual Purdue Jazz Festival will celebrate big with some big-time guest artists; clinics and a noon concert in STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Details


The weather outside may be frightful, but the fire inside is so delightful. Scheduled (home events unless stated):

Women's basketball. Home games are at Mackey Arena. $. Sport | Tickets
Jan. 10 vs. Rutgers at 7 p.m. Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night.
Jan. 18 vs. Northwestern at 7 p.m.
'Crivitz' from 'Sixty Square Inches' exhibition "Crivitz" by Lisa Bigalke from "Sixty Square Inches XIX"

Swimming and diving. Home events at Burke Aquatic Center. Free. Women | Men
Jan. 12 vs Michigan State at 5 p.m. (women and men)

Indoor track and field. Home events at Lambert Fieldhouse (spectators use west entrance). Free. Sport
Jan. 13 hosting the Gene Edmonds Open at time TBA.

Men's basketball. Home games are at Mackey Arena. $. Sport | Tickets
Jan. 16 vs. Wisconsin at 7 p.m.

Wrestling. Home meets in Holloway Gymnasium in Brees Center. Free. Sport
Jan. 21 vs. Illinois at 1 p.m.



Jiji, a South Korean guitar virtuoso, will range imaginatively through various genres. 8 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. $. Event


Mad River Theater Works' "Freedom Riders" is galloping this way with its family musical theater on historical themes. 3 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. $. Pre-show activity at 2 p.m. in STEW, west lobby, by Black Cultural Center. Event

FEBRUARY 1, 8, 15, 22

On the four Thursdays of February, Purdue's 68th annual Books and Coffee series will hold with tradition while examining stimulating recent books. For each event, the gathering is at 4 p.m. for free coffee and pastries plus conversation, and the speaker is at 4:30-4:55 p.m. STEW, Rooms 302-306. Details, speakers and books

These and other events, plus other timely information, are listed in the Purdue Today calendars under "Events" under the Campus News pulldown at www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday.

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