Weekend Update: Japanese Lunar Festival, Purduette Spectacular & Community Field Day

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.

CANCELLED AS OF 4/11/19 – A vibrant Japanese community has been established here fueled by the SIA factory and Japanese students attending Purdue University. Have you ever heard the sounds of a Taiko drum? Have you ever tried a traditional Japanese Bento Box? We will bring the Japanese Lunar Festival right to downtown Lafayette where you will be able to experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, crafts such as origami, and so much more! You will definitely not want to miss out on this event! Bento food boxes will be provided to all attendees and are included with the price of admission. (If you aren’t sure what a Bento box is, check out the picture below of one from Fishya!) This event is taking place this Saturday, April 13 at 5pm at the History Center. More info here. CANCELLED

If you love the Purduettes, don’t miss your last opportunity to see them this season! Join the Purduettes for their final concert of the year, the Purduette Spring Spectacular! This Saturday, starting at 7:30pm at the Long Center is a show like you’ve never seen before! For more information, visit their website here!

The Lafayette Aviators and the Lions Club are hosting their first annual Community Field Day on April 14 from 2-5 pm at historic Loeb Stadium. This event will include activities like carnival games, ballpark food, a junior home run derby, and an Easter egg hunt hosted by Community Ventures in Living. In addition to the various field day activities, the Aviators and the Lafayette Lions will be hosting an MLB Sponsored Pitch Hit & Run competition for youth (ages 7-14). The fun doesn’t have to end there; after the youth PHR, there will a separate competition for ages 15 and over.

For more information about these events and other events happening this weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at HomeOfPurdue.com.

It’s Back – 81st Annual Purdue Christmas Show!

Purdue Christmas ShowTickets, tickets, tickets! Do you have your tickets for the 81st Annual Purdue Christmas Show taking place December 6 and 7? If not, there is still time to purchase tickets for this holiday spectacular event full of music, laughter and fun! It may not feel like the holidays today, but this holiday bash will get you in the perfect holiday mood all season!

A few years ago, I wrote a blog about hosting a holiday party where we had friends coming in from Chicago and Indianapolis to attend the Purdue Christmas Show and spend the weekend having holiday fun in Lafayette-West Lafayette. I wrote the blog prior to the weekend. I want to share now how much joy we had! Everyone came all dressed up for the holiday season in their new, beautiful dresses and suits and ties. We ladies wore our best high heels, had our faces all made up, and our hair beautifully arranged. We were prepared for a lovely night of music, and we had this and more at the show. I remember getting to Elliott Hall of Music and there was such a vibrant feel to the air. It was excitement and pure happiness from everyone attending. When the first sound of music started, we were on the edges of our seats. Then for the next 2 hours we listened and enjoyed. The evening went by so fast! I feel like in the blink of an eye it was over! It’s hard for me to even explain in words what a truly special evening we had. The music and entertainment were electrifying and put all of us in a wonderful holiday mood.

What comes to your mind when we mention Purdue Christmas Show? Bells jingling, voices singing, music jamming, holiday cheer abounding? All of the above comes to my mind! What is your special memory about this show? From the sweet sounds of holiday classics to the robust music of new, jazzy songs, this is a night one will never forget. I need to get our tickets for this year!

To find our more about this show visit their website at http://www.purdue.edu/pmo/christmas.shtml and to find out about all the holiday events taking place in Lafayette-West Lafayette visit our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.

Classical Music & Purdue Jazz Band

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

In Lafayette, Indiana, this Friday evening, enjoy a solo evening of Shurbert, Schumann, and Chopin performed by Russian pianist, Vassily Primakov.  Vassily Primakov has been hailed as a pianist of world class importance and Lafayette is proud to welcome him back for his third visit.  He takes the stage at the Long Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30pm on February 10.

On Saturday, February 11, celebrate Valentine’s Day a little early during the “Evening of Romance with Purdue Jazz Band” at the Four Points by Sheraton in West Lafayette. It will be an evening with a candlelit cabaret featuring music for dancing and listening. Guest vocalist is Purdue Musical Organization’s (PMO), Bill Griffel.  Not to be missed is a dessert buffet that will feature an array of decadent delights!

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