February 19, 2018

Don't Miss It!

former Sen. Bob Kerrey Former Sen. Bob Kerrey

No events in the categories represented in Don't Miss It! are scheduled for March 5-18. (Spring break is March 12-17.) Don't Miss It! will return March 19. In the meantime, a few highlights in late March are below under the "A Peek Ahead" heading.

Former U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey of Nebraska, a decorated war veteran, former governor and participant in numerous forms of public service, will visit Feb. 26 in the Presidential Lecture Series. His roles have included serving on the 9/11 Commission. Don't Miss It!

FEBRUARY 20-21

"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

FEBRUARY 21

"The Beaux' Stratagem" by George Farquhar, a comedy of manners, will continue as Purdue Theatre's production, 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. 21, 22, 23, 24; also 2:30 p.m. Feb. 24, 25. Pao Hall, Nancy T. Hansen Theatre. $. Rated PG-13. Theatre season

FEBRUARY 22

Purdue's 68th annual Books and Coffee series will wrap up its tour of four stimulating recent books with "The Sixth Extinction" by Elizabeth Kolbert, as presented by Gordon G. McNickle, assistant professor of botany and plant pathology. 4 p.m. for free coffee and pastries plus conversation; talk at 4:30-4:55 p.m. STEW, Rooms 302-306. Details, speakers and books

FEBRUARY 23

Purdue Theatre 'The Beaux' Stratagem' Purdue Theatre's "The Beaux' Stratagem"

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

The American Music Repertory Ensemble will feature students' cool take on jazz vocals and instruments. 8 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Free.

FEBRUARY 26

Exhibition opening: The Art and Design Undergraduate Exhibit will feature selected works by undergraduates in the department. STEW, Robert L. Ringel Gallery. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday plus until 8 p.m. Thursday (except holidays). Reception and awards at 5:30 p.m. March 1. Galleries

The Presidential Lecture Series will welcome former U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey of Nebraska. He will join President Mitch Daniels for an hour of conversation and audience questions. 6:30 p.m. Matthews Hall. Room 210. Details 

FEBRUARY 27

Exhibition opening: "Aida Muluneh: The Memory of Hope." Feb. 27-March 31. Photographs telling stories and raising questions about people, cultures and nations. Fountain Gallery, 330 Main St., Lafayette. Hours: Noon-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (except holidays). Closing reception at 5:30 p.m. March 23. Exhibition | Galleries 

FEBRUARY 28

The Broadway smash "Jersey Boys" opens the curtains on the inside story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. 7:30 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. $. Details

MARCH 3

'Both Sides' by Aida Muluneh Galleries showing "Both Sides" by Aida Muluneh

TEDxPurdueU will welcome a series of insightful presenters in a TED-style format on many topics. Hours TBA. STEW, Loeb Playhouse $. Details

MARCH 4

"Curious George: The Golden Meatball" is a family musical (thus not too saucy) from TheatreWorks USA. 3 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. There will be a pre-show activity including photo op at 2 p.m. in the Stewart Center west lobby. $. Details


SPORTS FOR FEBRUARY 19-MARCH 4

It's hard to follow the bouncing ball in football. That's why they have spring practice. Scheduled (home events unless stated):

Men's tennis. Home events at Schwartz Tennis Center. Free. Sport
Feb. 21 vs. Indiana at 6 p.m.
Feb. 24 in two matches: • Purdue vs. Green Bay at 1 p.m. • Purdue vs. Butler at 6 p.m. (Green Bay and Butler play at 9 a.m.)
March 4 in two matches: • Purdue vs. Drake at 11 a.m. • Purdue vs. IUPUI at 5 p.m. MVP (Most Valuable Professor) Day.

Women's basketball. Home games are at Mackey Arena. $. Sport | Tickets
Feb. 21 vs. Illinois at 7 p.m.
Feb. 24 vs. Michigan State at 2 p.m. Senior Day; Girls and Women in Sports Day.
Feb. 28-March 4: Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament. See bracket for Purdue game times. In Indianapolis.

'Jersey Boys' musical "Jersey Boys" musical

Women's swimming. Home swimming and diving events at Burke Aquatic Center. Free. Sport
Feb. 24 in Boiler-Make-It NCAA Last Chance.

Men's basketball. Home games are at Mackey Arena. $. Sport | Tickets
Feb. 25 vs. Minnesota at 4 p.m.
Feb. 28-March 4: Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament. See bracket for Purdue game times. In New York.

Football. Spring practices at Mollenkopf Athletic Center or Bimel Practice Complex. Sport
Weekday practices (13): Feb. 26, 28; March 1, 5, 7, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30; April 2, 4. Saturday practice: 10 a.m. March 31. Spring game: time TBA, April 7. Open to the public but see sports release for rules of attendance.

Women's tennis. Home events at Schwartz Tennis Center. Free. Sport
March 4 vs. Notre Dame at noon.


A PEEK AHEAD

MARCH 23

Photographer Aida Muluneh will visit as her "Aida Muluneh: The Memory of Hope" continues telling stories and raising questions about people, cultures and nations. Two events: 1) Artist's talk at 3 p.m. in Matthews Hall, Room 210. 2) Reception at 5:30 p.m. at Fountain Gallery, 330 Main St., Lafayette. Exhibition (This exhibition continues through March 31.)

MARCH 23-24

Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra return to Purdue for separate shows on two days -- on Friday, "No Place to Go" will present cabaret theatre about the anxieties of the middle-class workplace. At 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, "The Outer Space" will take a detached, wry look at what concerns those on Earth have. Organizer: Purdue Convocations. Both at Carnahan Hall, 2200 Elmwood Ave., Suite A6, Lafayette. $.

MARCH 31

Phenomena, the student-run rock concert from Purdue Musical Organizations, is back and bursting with energy once again. 7:30 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. Free.


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