November 12, 2018

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Purdue Theatre 'Next to Normal' Purdue Theatre's 'Next to Normal'

Purdue Theatre has brought a timely contemporary production as the nation worries about mental health and drug use. "Next to Normal," a rock musical that has won multiple major awards, delves beneath the veneer of suburban life into a family dynamic shaped by depression. This heartful look counts each family member as important. This week has five performances. Don't Miss It!

Don't Miss It! will not appear in the week of Nov. 19 due to a scheduling lull around Thanksgiving. The next installment will appear Nov. 26.


The Purduettes will offer a fun glimpse into their vocal quality during a public rehearsal. 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. PMU, Great Hall. PMO

Gabriel Royal, artist in residence Gabriel Royal, artist in residence

"Next to Normal," a musical staged by Purdue Theatre and directed by Kristine Holtvedt, will continue its run. This multiple winner of top awards looks steadily but compassionately, using a rock music score, into the members of a family coping with manic depression. 7:30 p.m. Pao Hall, Nancy T. Hansen Theatre. Performances also at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, 16, 17; also at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Tickets: public, $21.50; student, $14.50; senior (62+), $17.50. Theatre season


Gabriel Royal, cellist and subway busker, will be artist-in-residence, giving four shows in two days in not-your-typical venues and demonstrating his inclination contemporary pop. Free. News release | Event


The CATV Ethics & Policy Workshop steers to the second of its four occasional workshops for the academic year: : "A Driverless Future: A Workshop on Human Takeover and Safety." The series is considering the ethical, legal, and societal implications, or "ELSI," of connected and autonomous transportation vehicles (CATV). The workshop series is part of "Giant Leaps in Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms, and Automation: Balancing Humanity and Technology," one of the four themes of the Ideas Festival -- the centerpiece of the Giant Leaps Sesquicentennial Campaign. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. PMU, East and West Faculty Lounges. Registration, description, panelists. (Other workshops Jan. 23, Feb. 7)

All of Purdue's jazz bands in concert means a lot of jazz hands and pleased ears. 7:30 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Free. Bands & Orchestras events

event graphic for CATV workshop CATV Ethics & Policy Workshop: Human Takeover and Safety


Purdue's Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will rouse, soothe and generally entertain their audience in a fall concert. 2:30 p.m. Long Center, 111 N. Sixth St., Lafayette. Free. Bands & Orchestras events




Natalie Diaz, a poet and MacArthur Fellow, will take part in Purdue's Literary Reading Series and its celebration of Native American Heritage Month. Diaz, a member of the Gila River Indian Tribe, teaches at Arizona State University. 7:30 p.m. Krannert Building, Krannert Auditorium (Room 140). News release | Reading series | NAECC


The BCC Cultural Arts Festival once again will evoke the learning, wisdom and skills gained during the semester by members of the Black Cultural Center's performing arts ensembles. 7 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. BCC

The Purdue Philharmonic Orchestra will cross the river to play at 8 p.m. in the Rohrman Performing Arts Center, Lafayette Jefferson High School, 1801 S. 18th St., Lafayette. Free. Bands & Orchestras events


The Purdue Symphonic Orchestras will grace the stage at 8 p.m. in the Long Center for the Performing Arts, 111 N. Sixth St., Lafayette. Free. Bands & Orchestras events


The 85th Annual Purdue Christmas Show, like you-know-who, is coming to town with all the sounds and stagecraft loved by so many. Noon, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Elliott Hall of Music. Tickets: adults, $35; senior citizens (65+), $27; students (13-college), $20; ages 12 and under, $12. Call 765-494-3933 or 800-914-7469 or go to a Purdue box office in Stewart Center or Pao Hall, or to Christmas show online.


The Fall Concert Bands will toot their horns, rather nicely in fact, in their fall concert. 2:30 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Free. Bands & Orchestras events


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