April 2, 2018
Don't Miss It!
Sometimes being entertained well is just the thing. That's what critics, audiences and the Tony Award folks thought when they saw "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder," coming April 12 to Elliott Hall of Music. April also will bring a shower of music from other guests and Purdue groups. Sure, we'll get some work done during all this fun. But Don't Miss It!
The Purdue Varsity Glee Club and Cornell University Glee Club will team up in concert. Organizer: Purdue Musical Organizations. 7:30 p.m. St. Boniface Catholic Church, 318 N. Ninth St, Lafayette. $; for tickets, go to Bailey Hall or call 765-494-3941. Website
APRIL 3 and 5
Chamber Music Recital I and II will show off campus talent in a manner both soothing and stirring. 7 p.m. each day. STEW, Fowler Hall. Event
"Songs of Freedom" will evoke the 1960s as embodied in the voices of Joni Mitchell, Abbey Lincoln and Nina Simone, as well as how their messages intertwine. 7:30 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Tickets: $20-$26. Event
Drew Petersen, another American Pianists Awards fellowship winner, joins the stream of sterling performers who have graced Purdue's stage and played Purdue's Steinway D concert grand piano in conjunction with the APA program. 8 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. With "dinner and a show" option. $. Event
The Tower of Power Band and Jazz Band combos will be sending out some fine sounds. 7:30 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. Event
"A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder," according to critics, tons of laughter and a Tony Award, has pumped life back into the Broadway musical. 7:30 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. Recommended for ages 10 and up. $. Event
APRIL 13 and 14
"World Without Us" from the extraordinary Belgian theatre collective Ontroerend Goed, uses monologue to evoke a planet from which humans suddenly have vanished, enabling a new biological path. With post-show discussion. 8 p.m. nightly. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. $. Event
Purdue Theatre will stage "Clybourne Park" by Bruce Norris, a social satire that draws on the situation in "A Raisin in the Sun." Directed by Amy Lynn Budd. Performances at 7:30 p.m. April 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21; also 2:30 p.m. April 15, 21. Pao Hall, Nancy T. Hansen Theatre. $. Rated PG-13. Theatre season
Spring Fest. Campus-wide celebration of Purdue programs, people and engagement. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day; some parts open only on Saturday. Website
The Purdue Musical Organizations Spring Show will feature the University Choir, Heart & Soul, Purdue Bells, and All-Campus & Community Chorale. 2 p.m. Long Center, 111 N. Sixth St., Lafayette. $. Tickets at Bailey Hall or 765-494-3941, or at venue before show. Event
A Percussion Ensemble is just about guaranteed to raise a racket without striking a tennis ball -- or upsetting anybody. 2:30 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Event
SPORTS FOR APRIL 2-15
With a bit of luck, they'll be able to play "Here Comes the Sun" on the P.A. system. Scheduled (home events unless stated):
Men's tennis. Home events at Schwartz Tennis Center. Free. Sport
April 4 vs. Northwestern at 4 p.m.
April 7 vs. Wisconsin at noon.
April 8 vs. Minnesota at noon.
Football spring game. Ross-Ade Stadium.
Noon. Free admission, free parking available. Doors open at 11 a.m. Game, fan information
Women's tennis. Home events at Schwartz Tennis Center. Free. Sport
April 13 vs. Penn State at 3 p.m.
Women's golf. Home event at Ackerman-Allen Course in the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex.
April 14-15. Boilermaker Classic with various teams.
Men's golf. Home event at Kampen Course in the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex.
April 14-15. Boilermaker Invitational with various teams.
A PEEK AHEAD
Purdue's 87th annual Literary Awards will welcome featured guest Emily St. John Mandel, author of four novels including award-winning "Station Eleven." Three events: A reception and a banquet requiring a ticket, at 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Then a free public reading by Mandel, open to all, at 8 p.m. in STEW, Fowler Hall. Details | News release
Four showcase concerts in three days will allow Purdue's various orchestras, bands and wind ensembles to create some air movement that is carrying some awfully nice music. 8 p.m. Friday, 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, all at Elliott Hall of Music.
The Spring Works dance concert will intrigue, startle and inspire its audiences, using student and faculty talent among dancers, choreographers and designers. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Pao Hall, Nancy T. Hansen Theatre. $. Dance
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.