February 3, 2020
Don't Miss It!
Exploration calls for knowledge and imagination, and at its best, each produces more of each. That is why shows such as “Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure” and its journey to the bottom of the ocean resonate with young and old. The arts, just like literature or scientific breakthroughs, can enlarge the quality and appreciation of life. Don’t Miss It!
Books and Coffee, a campus favorite for 70 years now, returns with its traditional four late afternoon gatherings on the Thursdays in February. Each session offers informal time, refreshments and a 25-minute talk about a book of current interest. 4-5 p.m. STEW, Rooms 302-306. Week 1 will feature Erin Moodie, assistant professor of classics, on Madeline Miller’s “Circe.” Series with links to weekly details
Guangdong Modern Dance Company, China’s first such company, continues to weave its country’s ancient and modern culture with vigor and grace. 8 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Tickets $22-$30. Pre-show discussion with dance company members at 7 p.m. in Stewart Center, Room 310. Event
In “Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure,” a family event, the creators of a “dinosaur zoo” show, now lead an adventure to the ocean depths. Actors, technology, puppets, science and imagination help explore what might live there. 3 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Tickets $12-$17. Pre-show activities with Columbian Park Zoo staff at 2 p.m. in Stewart Center west lobby. Event
A PEEK AHEAD
Akademie für Alte Musik will come to town to disclose some “Secrets of the Baroque” — lesser-known works by famous composers of that era — and do so exquisitely. 7:30 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Tickets $22-$28. Pre-show discussion with musicologist Daniel Guberman at 6:30 p.m. in Stewart Center, Room 310. Event
Jake Owen, the country music sensation, is bringing his Down to the Tiki Tonk Acoustic Tour for a concert also featuring guest Larry Fleet. 7:30 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. Single-ticket price: public, $26-$46; discount for students. Event
The Purdue Varsity Glee Club and the Purduettes will be in concert. in one of Indianapolis’ finest concert venues. 4 p.m. Warren Performing Arts Center, 9500 E. 16th St., Indianapolis. Tickets (available through the center): $10-$20.
SPORTS IN SEASON
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Women's swimming and diving | Free admission | Information for attending
Men's swimming and diving | Free admission | Information for attending
Wrestling | Free admission | Information for attending
Men’s basketball | Tickets
Women’s basketball | Tickets
Track and field | Free admission | Information for attending
Women’s tennis | Free admission | Information for attending
Men’s tennis | Free admission | Information for attending
These and other events including varsity sports 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.