February 5, 2018
Don't Miss It!
Purdue's Symphonic Band will be one of seven bands and ensembles playing Feb. 16-18 in three lively Wind Works concerts. Musical awareness, practice and teamwork all can contribute to very enjoyable performances on stage — and the capacity to enjoy life. Don't Miss It!
The exhibition "We Wear the Mask: The Black Heroes and Sheroes of the Comic Book Universe" is open through March 30 showing comic books and figures at the Black Cultural Center. Hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 2-8 p.m. Sunday. Details
The Men's Choral Festival concert, in its fourth year, again will gather more than 500 voices from high school choirs and the Purdue Varsity Glee Club. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. Free. Details
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
FEBRUARY 8, 15, 22
Purdue's 68th annual Books and Coffee series will continue its run through the Thursdays of February 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
An X Works student dance concert from the Division of Dance will explore imagination and performance. Friday shows at 7-8 p.m. and 9-10 p.m.; Saturday shows at 5-6 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Pao Hall, Dance Studio (Room 1179). $5 at the door. Dance
FEBRUARY 10The Evening of Romance featuring Purdue Jazz Band music and HTM hosting provides a classy way to get a jump on Valentine's Day. 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Marriott Hall. Tickets: $25; important to review event information regarding ticket, seating and alcohol information.
The indie rock band Twin Peaks just may double the audience's pleasure in Purdue's sort of indie venue. 7 p.m. The Anvil, 320 North St. $. Details
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
Wind Works featuring the Concert Band and Wind Ensemble will open a set of three weekend wind concerts. 8 p.m. Organizer: The wind blow where it will, and its choice is the Long Center for the Performing Arts, 111 N. Sixth St., Lafayette. Free. Details
Hip-hop artist Ty Dolla $ign will perform for a few clams. 7:30 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. $. Details
Wind Works featuring the Collegiate Band and Symphonic Band will maintain the weekend's concert flow. 8 p.m. Long Center for the Performing Arts, 111 N. Sixth St., Lafayette. Free. Details
Wind Works featuring the Campus Band, University Band, and Varsity Band will close out the weekend's trio of wind concerts. 2:30 p.m. Long Center for the Performing Arts, 111 N. Sixth St., Lafayette. Free. Details
SPORTS FOR FEBRUARY 5-18
We've gotten a verdict from the groundhog. Now it's time to hog some W's. Scheduled (home events unless stated):
Wrestling. Home meets in Holloway Gymnasium in Brees Center. Free. Sport
Feb. 9 vs. Northwestern at 7 p.m. (This match in Mackey Arena for Mackey Mayhem and Senior Night.)
Women's tennis. Home events at Schwartz Tennis Center. Free. Sport
Feb. 16 vs. DePaul at 3 p.m.
Feb. 18 vs. Tulsa at noon.
Men's swimming. Home swimming and diving events at Burke Aquatic Center. Free. Sport
Feb. 17-18: First Chance vs. Indiana, all day.
A PEEK AHEAD
"PostSecret: The Show" offers the chance to share what only one or a few know and spark a discussion. 7 p.m. nightly; make a postcard activity at 6:15 p.m. STEW, west lobby and Loeb Playhouse. $. Event
The Orlando Consort in "Voices Appeared: Silent Cinema and Medieval Music" creates a mesmerizing experience spanning the ages. Classic "The Passion of Joan of Arc" film with a cappella accompaniment. 8 p.m., St. Thomas Aquinas Center, 535 W. State St. $ (Pre-show discussion TBA). Event
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.