August 19, 2019
Don't Miss It!
Don't Miss It! is starting its sixth year of celebrating key cultural and entertainment highlights at Purdue West Lafayette with continued commitment to making information findable, clear and useful. Each Monday, readers will be able to see what's on for the week -- and see top listings for the following week. Regarding each of these excellent opportunities, we always say "Don't Miss It!" Today we also urge that when "DMI" comes out, Don't Miss It!
Exhibition: "Dreaming, Automated: Deep Learning, Data Sets, and Decay – Anna Ridler.” Aug. 19-Sept. 27. This exhibition from Purdue University Galleries consists of artworks generated by artificial intelligence and their interplay with human elements. STEW, Robert L. Ringel Gallery (newly refurbished). Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday (except holidays). Reception at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 26. Galleries
Exhibition: A new year of guest artist, faculty and student artworks will begin in the newly refurbished Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries in Pao Hall with “Sentimental and Not” by Bridgette Bogle, Ashley Jonas and Mychaelyn Michalec. Aug. 19-Sept. 6. Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday (except holidays, and closing at 5 p.m. on final day of an exhibition). Reception 5:30 p.m. Aug. 29.
Boilerfest at the Black Cultural Center is a celebratory new student orientation to which the campus is invited. It offers music, food, fun, and performances by BCC performing arts ensembles. 4-6 p.m. Lawn of Krach Leadership Center. BCC
The Purdue Farmers Market continues its season run, offering fresh lunches, food items to go, treats and other things 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays through October. North end of Memorial Mall. Suggested parking is Grant Street Garage (pay or "A" permit) or lot between Marsteller and Sheetz at Wood Street ("A" permit). Article with information also about other local farmers markets. Schedule updates: Life@Purdue on Twitter. Sustainability: Facebook | Twitter
The Purdue Varsity Glee Club knows how to cap off the fun of the first five days of going to class -- have a First Nighter free concert. After all, "No fun without music, no music without fun." 7:30 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. Free. PMO
A PEEK AHEAD
Exhibition: Haitian Art Exhibition. Sept. 3-27. Organizer: Black Cultural Center. Curated by Lee Rainboth, director of the Jacmel Arts Center in Haiti. Open during building hours at BCC.
The Atoms for Humanity Summit will spend parts of three days on the numerous sides of the summit’s title question: “What IF Nuclear Power Could Save the World?” Nuclear power looks to have a future at least in medicine, space exploration, artificial intelligence and robotics, and climate and clean energy. This is an event in the Ideas Festival, the centerpiece of Purdue's yearlong Giant Leaps Sesquicentennial Campaign. Opening panel at 4-5:30 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. Summit registration required; cost: general, $150; Purdue faculty and students, $0 but registration still needed. Website
The Purduettes Premiere concert promises powerful and pretty music by Purdue’s premier female vocal ensemble. 6 p.m. PMU, North Ballroom. Free. PMO
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.