April 16, 2018

Don't Miss It!

Purdue Theatre's 'Clybourne Park' Purdue Theatre's "Clybourne Park"

This installment of Don't Miss It! covers April 16 through June 3. A summary of remaining spring varsity athletic events is placed below in one group after all of the other listings.


Purdue Theatre crosses a satirical doorstep with its production of "Clybourne Park," which goes 50 years later to the same house as in 1959's smash "A Raisin in the Sun." The situation is flipped, but both plays skewer real estate and the politics of race against a background of neighborhood change. Also on the April-May calendar is a batch of end-of-year musical events. Don't Miss It!


The Integrated Studio Arts Senior Show opens as the final show of the academic year (through May 4) in the Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries in Pao Hall. A reception and awards event will be at 5 p.m. April 27. Regular hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; until 7 on Thursdays; (except holidays). Rueff Galleries

APRIL 18-21

Purdue Theatre will continue its production of "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 18, 19, 20, 21; also 2:30 p.m. April 21. Pao Hall, Nancy T. Hansen Theatre. $. Rated PG-13. Theatre seasons


Spring Works dance pair Spring Works dance concert

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

APRIL 20-22

Four showcase concerts in three days will allow Purdue's various orchestras, bands and wind ensembles to create some air movement with some awfully nice music along for the ride -- all free and all at Elliott Hall of Music:
* 8 p.m. Friday: Concert Band and Wind Ensemble.
* 2:30 p.m. Saturday: University Band and Varsity Band.
* 8 p.m. Saturday: Collegiate Band and Symphonic Band.
* 2:30 p.m. Sunday: Philharmonic Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra.


The Purduettes present their annual vocal sensation, the Spring Spectacular. 7:30 p.m. Long Center, 111 N. Sixth St., Lafayette. Tickets (general admission; doors open at 6:45 p.m.): adults, $20; students, $10. Ticket purchase: via Purdue Account Manager.

APRIL 27-28

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


'The Wizard of Oz' touring show "The Wizard of Oz"

"The Wizard of Oz" touring production will blow into town and land at 7 p.m. on the stage of Elliott Hall of Music, showing enough brains and heart to bring along six new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. $. Event

The Chameleon classic rock band featuring Purdue Jazz/Variety Band alumni will maintain its recent tradition of an end-of-spring benefit concert providing jazz band scholarships at Purdue. 8 p.m. Lafayette Theater, 600 Main St., Lafayette. Ticket: $10 at the door. To order


Jazz on the Hill featuring all jazz bands at Purdue plus the Alumni Jazz Band will move off Slayter Hill this year due to street construction. 2:30 p.m. Córdova Recreational Sports Center, Feature Gym. Free. Band events

MAY 12

The Purdue Varsity Glee Club will wrap up the year and some PMO careers with the End of Season Concert. 7:30 p.m. Long Center, 111 N. Sixth St., Lafayette. Tickets for sale in advance only at Purdue Account Manager: adults, $20; students, $10 (general admission; doors open at 6:45 p.m.)

MAY 24

Spring Fling, Purdue's employee appreciation event for faculty, staff, graduate student staff, and retirees (BTW, not families, friends, or other students) will offer many familiar favorite foods, freebies and activities. Some events require advance registration. 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. In and around the Córdova Recreational Sports Center, plus a few activities elsewhere. Details

MAY 26

The "All-American" Marching Band again will enliven the Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade, which starts at noon at North and Pennsylvania and finishes about 1:30 p.m. $ for seating; free for standing room. Details

MAY 27

The "All-American" Marching Band again will head the influx of bands at 8 a.m. on race day at the Indianapolis 500 and, as is traditional, will play "On the Banks of the Wabash" and other music. $. Race details


Sometimes seasons wind up and sometimes they wind down. Explain that to the ESL class. Scheduled (home events unless stated):

Men's tennis. Home events at Schwartz Tennis Center. Free. Sport
April 20 vs. Penn State at 4 p.m.
April 22. Two matches: • Purdue vs. Ohio State at noon. • Purdue vs. Chicago State at 5 p.m.

Softball. Home games at Bittinger Stadium. $. Sport | Tickets
April 18 vs. Dayton at 5 p.m.
April 25. Doubleheader vs. Indiana. 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
April 27-29 vs. Minnesota at 6 p.m. (F), 3 p.m. (Sa), 1 p.m. (Su)

Baseball. Home games at Alexander Field. $. Sport | Tickets
April 18 vs. Indiana State at 6 p.m.
April 24 vs. Chicago State at 6 p.m.
April 25 vs. Indiana at 7 p.m.
April 27-29 vs. Rutgers at 6 p.m. (F), 6 p.m. (Sa) and 11 a.m. (Su).

May 4-6 vs. Northwestern at 6 p.m. (F), 6 p.m. (Sa) and 1 p.m. (Su).
May 8 vs. Fort Wayne at 6 p.m.
May 15 vs. Oral Roberts at 6 p.m.
May 17-19 vs. Michigan at 6 p.m. (Th), 6 p.m. (F) and 1 p.m. (Sa).


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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