January 22, 2018
Don't Miss It!
Troker, a widely acclaimed Mexican jazz ensemble, is coming to Purdue with its taste for mixing elements of other genres. That same taste flavors the music of Korean guitarist Jiji, another soon-to-visit standout. Such performers can stretch the audience's perceptions, experience and pleasure. Don't Miss It!
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
Troker will bring its eclectic and energetic Mexican jazz and world acclaim to the PMU ballrooms. 8 p.m. PMU Ballrooms. $. Event with link to "dinner and a show" option.
SPORTS FOR JANUARY 22-FEBRUARY 4
The weather outside may still be frightful, but the fire inside is still so delightful. Scheduled (home events unless stated):Men's basketball. Home games are at Mackey Arena. $. Sport | Tickets
Jan. 25 vs. Michigan at 7 p.m.
Jan. 31 vs. Maryland at 8:30 p.m.
Indoor track and field. Home events at Lambert Fieldhouse (spectators use west entrance). Free. Sport
Jan. 26-27 hosting the Fred Wilt Open at time TBA.
Women's tennis. Home events at Schwartz Tennis Center. Free. Sport
Jan. 26: Purdue vs. Saint Louis at 1 p.m.; Purdue vs. Valparaiso at 6 p.m.
Wrestling. Home meets in Holloway Gymnasium in Brees Center. Free. Sport
Jan. 26 vs. North Dakota State at 7 p.m.
Feb. 3 vs. Michigan State at 7 p.m.
Men's tennis. Home events at Schwartz Tennis Center. Free. Sports
Feb. 3 vs. Toledo at noon.
A PEEK AHEAD
The über-eclectic group wild Up will keep on slamming chamber music full force into today's musical styles in a show named "Future Folk." 7:30 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. $. Event
Christian pop-contemporary band MercyMe with band Tenth Avenue North will grace the stage. 7:30 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. $. Event
"The Beaux' Stratagem" by George Farquhar, a comedy of manners, will be Purdue Theatre's production for Feb. 16-25, directed by Richard Sullivan Lee. Two young men roam around England in this 1707 comedy of manners, seeking love and fortune in some order. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24; also 2:30 p.m. Feb. 18, 24, 25. Pao Hall, Nancy T. Hansen Theatre. $. Rated PG-13. Theatre season
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.