November 18, 2019

Don't Miss It!

Brain Flower in N.Y. and inset of Dr. Adams “Hope Stems” with VADM Jerome M. Adams, the U.S. surgeon general, and the Brain Flower

Don’t Miss It! will not have an installment on Nov. 25 but will have a new one on Dec. 2.

The word “opioid,” for unfortunate reasons, has become everyday vocabulary for many. This week, Purdue is working to make opioid recovery an everyday triumph. The Brain Flower sculpture will be on campus, showing opioids’ effects. And the U.S. surgeon general, VADM Jerome M. Adams, will kick off the observance today (Nov. 18) with a talk on the subject and participation in a panel. Related events will follow. The theme is “Hope Stems” and hope lives where knowledge, will and compassion meet. This week at Purdue also features the AID Memorial Quilt and several concerts from Purdue Bands & Orchestras. Don’t Miss It!


VADM Jerome M. Adams, U.S. surgeon general (vice admiral) will lead off the “Hope Stems” observance focusing on opioid issues with a talk titled “The Road to Recovery: Combating the Opioid Crisis” at the unveiling of the Brain Flower sculpture symbolizing the effects of opioids. 4 p.m. WALC, Hiler Theater (Room 1055). News release
    • Q&A to follow talk; Purdue students, moderated by Eric Barker, dean of the College of Pharmacy.
    • Related events, plus Brain Flower display, will continue through Nov. 21. ••• Four information areas on campus will have QR codes for opioid facts and real-life stories. ••• Three sessions will offer naloxone training: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday; 2:30 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. Wednesday. Heine Pharmacy Building, Room 172. Naxolone is used to counter effects of opioid overdoses. RSVP required; see news release.


The AIDS Memorial Quilt will make a stop at Purdue for display as part of HIV/AIDS Awareness Week. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Black Cultural Center, Multipurpose Room 1. News release

NOVEMBER 19 and 21

Chamber Recital I and Chamber Recital II will offer luscious, churning and soothing sounds. 7-8:30 p.m. each night. STEW, Fowler Hall. Bands & Orchestras

Nassim hands untying ribbon around envelopes Nassim” theater with multiple different performances


“Nassim.” This experimental theatre production is quite intriguing and unusual; see event link. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19-21; also 7 p.m. Nov. 22; also 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 23. Historic Monon Depot Theatre, 313 N. Fifth St., Lafayette. Tickets $20-$25. Limited engagement. Event


As the Purdue Symphony Orchestra and String Orchestra play, the leaves may fall but the music will soar. Purdue Bands & Orchestras. 8-9:30 p.m. Long Center, 111 N. Sixth St., Lafayette. Bands & Orchestras

Purdue Philharmonic Orchestra Purdue Philharmonic Orchestra, part of a week of concerts and recitals from Bands & Orchestras


The Purdue Philharmonic Orchestra will close the orchestral semester season on campus in its stirring, soul-touching way. 8-9:30 p.m. Long Center, 111 N. Sixth St., Lafayette. Bands & Orchestras


The Collegiate Band and Fall Concert Band share in a program instrumental to closing the semester on a high note. 2:30-4 p.m. Long Center, 111 N. Sixth St., Lafayette. Bands & Orchestras

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show “The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show”

“The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show,” a family event starring a favorite book character, will use puppetry drawn from four Eric Carle books. 3 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Tickets $12-$17. Pre-show activities at 2 p.m. in Stewart Center lobby; Purdue’s Department of Entomology will present the life cycle of a caterpillar. Event News release



Holidays at the Union kicks off with the arrival of the tree about 12:30 p.m. Monday, followed during the week by a lighting ceremony, midday musical performances, Holidays Around the World, and Breakfast with Santa. PSUB calendar | More details to come


The annual fall Cultural Arts Festival from the Black Cultural Center will display artistry, thought and growth in understanding from the BCC performing arts ensembles. 7 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Admission: public, $7; Purdue students, $5. BCC

The Big Read capstone event: Emily Wilson, translator of a widely praised version of Homer’s “The Odyssey,” will read, participate in a Q&A, and have a book signing. Organizer: Department of English. 7:30-9 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. The selection for the 2019-20 Big Read, a campus-community project, is an acclaimed new translation of Homer’s “The Odyssey.” An extensive list of events, including a professional dramatic presentation, is here. News release

Tuba Christmas is exactly what it says it is, and it’s sleighfuls of fun. 7:30 p.m. St. Thomas Aquinas Center, 535 W. State St. Free. Event | Bands & Orchestras


"Winter Works," the annual fall showcase of the Purdue Contemporary Dance Company, will feature student dancers and choreography by Division of Dance faculty. 7:30 p.m. on Friday; 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Pao Hall, Nancy T. Hansen Theatre. Reserved seating: public, $14; students, $11; children 1-12 years, $7; under age 1, free. Dance


Christmas Horn Extravaganza. It's a short trip to hear French horns, but a pleasant trip at that. 1-2:30 p.m. Matthews Hall, Room 210. Free. Event | Bands & Orchestras

The Lafayette Christmas Parade again will include the “All-American” Marching Band, and hopefully North Pole visitors without North Pole temperatures. 5:30 p.m. On Main Street, Lafayette from 1000 block to 200 block. Website | Bands & Orchestras

Holiday Cheer & All That Jazz will give the season more mood than a mall can and as much spice as a cup of wassail. 7:30-9:30 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Event | Bands & Orchestras


The 86th Annual Purdue Christmas Show from Purdue Musical Organizations is a campus and area tradition without parallel. It’s big, it’s joyous, it’s delightful. Noon, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Elliott Hall of Music. Tickets: adults, $35; senior citizens (65+), $27; students (age 13-college), $20; ages 12 and under, $12. Call 765-494-3933 or 800-914-7469 or go to PMO Christmas Show for online, mail or in-person options.


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