Weekend Update: Clybourne Park & Spring Fest

Lafayette-West Lafayette Weekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in or near Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

Opening weekend for Clybourne Park begins this Friday, April 13th! Running from April 13th to April 21st is this Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award-winning play. Clybourne Park is a razor-sharp satire about the politics of race. In response to Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, playwright Bruce Norris set up Clybourne Park as a pair of scenes that bookend Hansberry’s piece. These two scenes, fifty years apart, are both set in the same modest bungalow on Chicago’s northwest side that features at the center of A Raisin in the Sun. The first scene takes place before and the second scene takes place after the events of A Raisin in the Sun. In 1959, Russ and Bev are moving out to the suburbs after the tragic death of their son. Inadvertently, they have sold their house to the neighborhood’s first black family. Fifty years later in 2009, the roles are reversed when a young white couple buys the lot in what is now a predominantly black neighborhood, signaling a new wave of gentrification. In both instances, a community showdown takes place, pitting race against real estate with this home as the battleground. Visit their website for more information and to purchase tickets.

This weekend also is Purdue’s annual Spring Fest! It runs 10AM – 4 PM on Saturday and Sunday, with a Horticulture plant sale running from 9AM – 5 PM. Departments from across the Purdue Science fields will be in attendance – Agriculture, Botany, Biology, Animal Sciences, Horticulture and more! Visit their booths for interactive activities and to learn more about what each department does! A big draw for people of all ages is the Bug Bowl. This is a huge hit with families, sporting an insect petting zoo, honey tasting, a glass bee hive, an arthropod observation room, insect face painting, and crafts!


For more information about these events and other special “happenings” in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.

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