November 26, 2018
Don't Miss It!
The Purdue Christmas Show, in its 85th year, is as venerable and beloved a part of the holiday season as the show's red-suited, white-bearded guest of honor. The four-performance show Dec. 1-2 from Purdue Musical Organizations is one of several musical and cultural events -- including two orchestra concerts -- in the semester's closing weeks demonstrating the remarkable talent, teamwork and exuberance of Purdue's students. It's a time to celebrate them and the season. Don't Miss It!
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
A PEEK AHEAD
DECEMBER 4 and 6
Two chamber recitals will wrap up the semester with precision and passion. Chamber Recital I on Dec. 4; Chamber Recital II on Dec. 6. Each at 7 p.m. in STEW, Fowler Hall. Bands & Orchestras events
Flor de Toloache, an all-female mariachi group, brings the magic of the toloache flower and thrill of mariachi mastery. 7:30 p.m. PMU, Ballrooms. Tickets $15-$20. Pre-show meetup at 6:30 p.m. in the PMU Ballrooms. Event
"Winter Works" dance concerts will give visible, moving expression to human stories and feelings through the work of Purdue choreography and performers. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Pao Hall, Nancy T. Hansen Theatre. $. Details
Tuba Christmas will launch the festivities and Holiday Cheer & All That Jazz will chime right in afterward in a traditional and favorite holiday pairing at Purdue. 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Free. Details
SPORTS IN SEASON
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Football | Tickets
Women's volleyball | Tickets
Men's swimming and diving | Free admission | Information for attending
Women's swimming and diving | Free admission | Information for attending
Men's basketball | Tickets
Women's basketball | Tickets
Wrestling | Free admission | Information for attending
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.