September 10, 2018
Don't Miss It!
Two lively, talented bands will help cap West Lafayette's 23rd annual Global Fest, running noon-10 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 15). Shown here is Orquestra el Macabeo. A world of foods, crafts, costumes and activities awaits. With all its challenges, the world is a big, amazing thing. Don't Miss It!
Ticket availability opens at 10 a.m. for "Women in the White House and Beyond: A Conversation with Mrs. Laura W. Bush, Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Bush Hager," an event in the Sears Lecture Series and in 150 Years of Giant Leaps, the Purdue sesquicentennial celebration. (The lecture is on Oct. 18.) News release
Guerrilla Girls are coming to discuss their three decades of using gorilla-masked humor and outrage to expose gender bias, ethnic bias and corruption. 7:30 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Free, but tickets needed; see instructions about tickets. Pre-show meetup at 6:30 p.m. in PMU, 1869 Tap Room. See also related exhibition.
Global Fest in West Lafayette is fun and free and will feature numerous Purdue organizations and:
• 3 p.m.: Black Voices of Inspiration from the Black Cultural Center. BCC
Evening stage events from Purdue Convocations:
• 7 p.m.: Séamus Egan Project bringing Irish music Event
• 9 p.m.: Orquesta el Macabeo dishing up danceable Puerto Rican salsa gorda and beyond. Event
Global Fest on Facebook
A PEEK AHEAD
Purdue's Constitution Day celebration again will call attention to the principles and basic structure of the nation. The event will use quiz-offs, booths, exhibits, videos, games, a banned book display and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. PMU, Room 118 and Great Hall. Website
Tarana Burke, who started using "Me Too" in 2006 and is regarded as the founder of the Me Too movement, will speak at 7 p.m. in STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Me Too
The Argus Quartet, a string ensemble named for the shipbuilder of the legendary Argo, has won favorable winds from critics for its able navigation in new directions in classical and contemporary music. 7:30 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Tickets $15-$20. Pre-show discussion with WBAA's John Clare at 6:30 p.m. in PMU, 1869 Tap Room. Event
The "Biden Cancer Community Summit: Purdue's Legacy in Cancer Research" event will celebrate the achievements and promise of work at Purdue, particularly at the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research. The local summit builds on the Cancer Moonshot initiative of former vice president Joe Biden, and it is a Health & Longevity event in Purdue's yearlong Ideas Festival, the centerpiece of Purdue's Giant Leaps Sesquicentennial Campaign. 2:30-5 p.m. WALC, Hiler Theater (Room 1055). Registration required.
Purdue Theatre's "By the Way, Meet Vera Stark" tells uproariously what transpires when a Hollywood star and her African-American maid land roles in the same film. 7:30 p.m. Pao Hall, Carole and Gordon Mallett Theatre. Performances also at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22, 26, 27, 28, 29; also at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 23, 30. Tickets: public, $19.50; student, $12.50; senior (62+), $15.50. Theatre season
Homecoming events, which kick off Sept. 19 with student activities, will welcome alumni and friends. The Boilermaker Night Train Parade will take place at 8-9:30 p.m. starting at the southwest corner of Memorial Mall, going west on State Street, north on MacArthur Drive, east on Third Street, north on Martin Jischke Drive, and east on Stadium Avenue to Neil Armstrong Hall. Homecoming | Parade and downloadable route map
Homecoming Day will bring a tsunami of pride as the University and various units have special events. The Homecoming events calendar is here. The central activity, apart from football with its noon kickoff, is Homecoming Activities on Stadium Mall, 9-11 a.m.
Broadway hilarity ensues in "Something Rotten!" as brothers in 1595 London attempt to write the world's first musical. 7 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. Tickets: $28-$60. Event
SPORTS IN 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.