Upcoming Events
7:30 p.m.
The Ball State School of Music performing at the Hilbert Circle TheatreThe 10th Annual Showcase Concert presents a sampling of our outstanding large ensembles, chamber groups, and soloists in conjunction with Family Weekend. We invite you to witness the exceptional talent of our students and help support student scholarships. Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
All Day Event
A group of fans takes their photo with Charlie CardinalCelebrate your Cardinal pride with the Ball State University Alumni Association. Don't miss the food, fun, and entertainment before Ball State football takes on Toledo during Family Weekend!
3 p.m.
The Price is Right Photo3:00 p.m. | Emens Auditorium
6:30 a.m.
Free Mini Golf and Ice Cream EventFor all international students and scholars and their families are invited to attend. Face coverings will be required.
6:30 p.m.
Halloween Celestial Origins ImageWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.
3:30 p.m.
One World, One SkyFollow Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a new friend from China. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon. They will also find shapes in the sky that will help them find the North Star. Families with children in preschool through second grade will especially enjoy this program but kids of all ages are welcome.
5 p.m.
Halloween Celestial Origins ImageWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.
6:30 p.m.
Halloween Celestial Origins ImageWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.
6:30 p.m.
Halloween Celestial Origins ImageWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.
3:30 p.m.
One World, One SkyFollow Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a new friend from China. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon. They will also find shapes in the sky that will help them find the North Star. Families with children in preschool through second grade will especially enjoy this program but kids of all ages are welcome.
5 p.m.
Halloween Celestial Origins ImageWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.
6:30 p.m.
Halloween Celestial Origins ImageWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.
All Day Event
Join us for an exciting in-person fall full of tradition, pride, and spirit during our Homecoming 2021 activities!
All Day Event
Join us for an exciting in-person fall full of tradition, pride, and spirit during our Homecoming 2021 activities!
All Day Event
Join us for an exciting in-person fall full of tradition, pride, and spirit during our Homecoming 2021 activities!
All Day Event
Join us for an exciting in-person fall full of tradition, pride, and spirit during our Homecoming 2021 activities!
All Day Event
Join us for an exciting in-person fall full of tradition, pride, and spirit during our Homecoming 2021 activities!
All Day Event
Join us for an exciting in-person Fall full of tradition, pride, and spirit during our Homecoming 2021 activities!
1:30 p.m.
A group of fans takes their photo with Charlie CardinalCelebrate your Cardinal pride with the Ball State University Alumni Association. Don't miss the food, fun, and entertainment before Ball State football takes on Miami of Ohio for Homecoming weekend!
3 p.m.
A trumpet player in the Pride of Mid-America Marching BandThe Ball State Pride of Mid-America Marching Band will present a showcase performance to include two halftime shows, pregame show, section features, and additional guest performances. On sale date for tickets to be announced.
6:30 p.m.
Halloween Celestial Origins ImageWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.
3:30 p.m.
One World, One SkyFollow Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a new friend from China. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon. They will also find shapes in the sky that will help them find the North Star. Families with children in preschool through second grade will especially enjoy this program but kids of all ages are welcome.
5 p.m.
Halloween Celestial Origins ImageWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.
6:30 p.m.
Halloween Celestial Origins ImageWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.
6:30 p.m.
Destination MarsEver wonder what it would be like to fly to Mars? NASA – and others – have their sights set on the Red Planet and they are building the technology to get us there! Explore the work being done around the globe to help make the dream of getting humans to Mars a reality. Fly to and see inside the International Space Station, where astronauts are already living and working in space, and follow the rockets and vehicles that will take humans beyond the Moon and, one day, all the way to Mars!
3:30 p.m.
Earth, Moon and SunJoin us as we explore the relationship between the Earth, Moon, and Sun with the help of Coyote, our amusing character “scientist.” Learn the basics of fusion and solar energy, why the Sun appears to rise and set, and much more. Families with children in grades three through five will especially enjoy this look at the Earth-Moon-Sun system, though audiences of all ages can appreciate learning the science behind the myths explored.
5 p.m.
Destination MarsEver wonder what it would be like to fly to Mars? NASA – and others – have their sights set on the Red Planet and they are building the technology to get us there! Explore the work being done around the globe to help make the dream of getting humans to Mars a reality. Fly to and see inside the International Space Station, where astronauts are already living and working in space, and follow the rockets and vehicles that will take humans beyond the Moon and, one day, all the way to Mars!
6:30 p.m.
Destination MarsEver wonder what it would be like to fly to Mars? NASA – and others – have their sights set on the Red Planet and they are building the technology to get us there! Explore the work being done around the globe to help make the dream of getting humans to Mars a reality. Fly to and see inside the International Space Station, where astronauts are already living and working in space, and follow the rockets and vehicles that will take humans beyond the Moon and, one day, all the way to Mars!
7:30 p.m.
The University Singers performingNow in its 58th season, the Ball State University Singers have been entertaining audiences young and old through its songs of faith, hope, laughter, and love. The ensemble kicks off the season with its annual Fall Concert. Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office.
6:30 p.m.
Destination MarsEver wonder what it would be like to fly to Mars? NASA – and others – have their sights set on the Red Planet and they are building the technology to get us there! Explore the work being done around the globe to help make the dream of getting humans to Mars a reality. Fly to and see inside the International Space Station, where astronauts are already living and working in space, and follow the rockets and vehicles that will take humans beyond the Moon and, one day, all the way to Mars!
3:30 p.m.
Earth, Moon and SunJoin us as we explore the relationship between the Earth, Moon, and Sun with the help of Coyote, our amusing character “scientist.” Learn the basics of fusion and solar energy, why the Sun appears to rise and set, and much more. Families with children in grades three through five will especially enjoy this look at the Earth-Moon-Sun system, though audiences of all ages can appreciate learning the science behind the myths explored.
5 p.m.
Destination MarsEver wonder what it would be like to fly to Mars? NASA – and others – have their sights set on the Red Planet and they are building the technology to get us there! Explore the work being done around the globe to help make the dream of getting humans to Mars a reality. Fly to and see inside the International Space Station, where astronauts are already living and working in space, and follow the rockets and vehicles that will take humans beyond the Moon and, one day, all the way to Mars!
6:30 p.m.
Destination MarsEver wonder what it would be like to fly to Mars? NASA – and others – have their sights set on the Red Planet and they are building the technology to get us there! Explore the work being done around the globe to help make the dream of getting humans to Mars a reality. Fly to and see inside the International Space Station, where astronauts are already living and working in space, and follow the rockets and vehicles that will take humans beyond the Moon and, one day, all the way to Mars!
7:30 p.m.
an opera singer performingBased on a book by Tom Philpott, Glory Denied tells the true story of Colonel Jim Thompson, America’s longest-held prisoner of war. The opera deals not only with Thompson’s suffering in the jungle of southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, but also the tragic aftermath that followed his liberation. Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office. This performance will also be livestreamed.
3 p.m.
an opera singer performingBased on a book by Tom Philpott, Glory Denied tells the true story of Colonel Jim Thompson, America’s longest-held prisoner of war. The opera deals not only with Thompson’s suffering in the jungle of southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, but also the tragic aftermath that followed his liberation. Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office. This performance will also be livestreamed.
7:30 p.m.
CIrque Dreams7:30 p.m. | Emens Auditorium
6:30 p.m.
Destination MarsEver wonder what it would be like to fly to Mars? NASA – and others – have their sights set on the Red Planet and they are building the technology to get us there! Explore the work being done around the globe to help make the dream of getting humans to Mars a reality. Fly to and see inside the International Space Station, where astronauts are already living and working in space, and follow the rockets and vehicles that will take humans beyond the Moon and, one day, all the way to Mars!
3:30 p.m.
Earth, Moon and SunJoin us as we explore the relationship between the Earth, Moon, and Sun with the help of Coyote, our amusing character “scientist.” Learn the basics of fusion and solar energy, why the Sun appears to rise and set, and much more. Families with children in grades three through five will especially enjoy this look at the Earth-Moon-Sun system, though audiences of all ages can appreciate learning the science behind the myths explored.
5 p.m.
Destination MarsEver wonder what it would be like to fly to Mars? NASA – and others – have their sights set on the Red Planet and they are building the technology to get us there! Explore the work being done around the globe to help make the dream of getting humans to Mars a reality. Fly to and see inside the International Space Station, where astronauts are already living and working in space, and follow the rockets and vehicles that will take humans beyond the Moon and, one day, all the way to Mars!
6:30 p.m.
Destination MarsEver wonder what it would be like to fly to Mars? NASA – and others – have their sights set on the Red Planet and they are building the technology to get us there! Explore the work being done around the globe to help make the dream of getting humans to Mars a reality. Fly to and see inside the International Space Station, where astronauts are already living and working in space, and follow the rockets and vehicles that will take humans beyond the Moon and, one day, all the way to Mars!
6:30 p.m.
The Christmas Star Planetarium Show Poster with Bright Star in BackgroundOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
3:30 p.m.
Earth, Moon and SunJoin us as we explore the relationship between the Earth, Moon, and Sun with the help of Coyote, our amusing character “scientist.” Learn the basics of fusion and solar energy, why the Sun appears to rise and set, and much more. Families with children in grades three through five will especially enjoy this look at the Earth-Moon-Sun system, though audiences of all ages can appreciate learning the science behind the myths explored.
5 p.m.
The Christmas Star Planetarium Show Poster with Bright Star in BackgroundOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
6:30 p.m.
The Christmas Star Planetarium Show Poster with Bright Star in BackgroundOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
7:30 p.m.
The University Singers performingKick off your holiday season with an evening of lights and fun with the University Singers. The ensemble will share traditional favorites of the season in festive group numbers, solos, and specialty acts fit for the entire family. Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office.
6:30 p.m.
The Christmas Star Planetarium Show Poster with Bright Star in BackgroundOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
3:30 p.m.
Earth, Moon and SunJoin us as we explore the relationship between the Earth, Moon, and Sun with the help of Coyote, our amusing character “scientist.” Learn the basics of fusion and solar energy, why the Sun appears to rise and set, and much more. Families with children in grades three through five will especially enjoy this look at the Earth-Moon-Sun system, though audiences of all ages can appreciate learning the science behind the myths explored.
5 p.m.
The Christmas Star Planetarium Show Poster with Bright Star in BackgroundOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
6:30 p.m.
The Christmas Star Planetarium Show Poster with Bright Star in BackgroundOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
3 p.m.
Conductor Andrew Crow leading the choral ensembles on the Holiday Choral ConcertBall State’s choral ensembles present two concerts in celebration of the winter holidays featuring well-known seasonal favorites and holiday music from a wide variety of traditions. Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office. The afternoon (3 p.m.) performance will also be available as a livestream.
6 p.m.
Conductor Andrew Crow leading the choral ensembles on the Holiday Choral ConcertBall State’s choral ensembles present two concerts in celebration of the winter holidays featuring well-known seasonal favorites and holiday music from a wide variety of traditions. Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
6:30 p.m.
The Christmas Star Planetarium Show Poster with Bright Star in BackgroundOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
3:30 p.m.
Earth, Moon and SunJoin us as we explore the relationship between the Earth, Moon, and Sun with the help of Coyote, our amusing character “scientist.” Learn the basics of fusion and solar energy, why the Sun appears to rise and set, and much more. Families with children in grades three through five will especially enjoy this look at the Earth-Moon-Sun system, though audiences of all ages can appreciate learning the science behind the myths explored.
5 p.m.
The Christmas Star Planetarium Show Poster with Bright Star in BackgroundOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
6:30 p.m.
The Christmas Star Planetarium Show Poster with Bright Star in BackgroundOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
7:30 p.m.
Collision of Rhythm7:30 p.m. | Pruis Hall
7:30 p.m.
The University Singers performingNow in its 58th season, the Ball State University Singers have been entertaining audiences young and old through its songs of faith, hope, laughter, and love. The ensemble warms up the month of January with its annual Winter Concert. Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Carbonaro7:30 p.m. | Emens Auditorium
7:30 p.m.
Ball State University Singers performingCelebrate 58 fabulous years of the University Singers with a gold-studded, toe-tapping, finger-snapping, and hand-clapping two-hour extravaganza. Bring the entire family - don't miss the fun! Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office starting August 16.
7:30 p.m.
Opera singers during a performanceThe Ball State Opera Theatre present their Spring main-stage production of Donizetti's Don Pasquale with full sets, costumes, and full orchestra. Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Ball State University Singers performingCelebrate 58 fabulous years of the University Singers with a gold-studded, toe-tapping, finger-snapping, and hand-clapping two-hour extravaganza. Bring the entire family - don't miss the fun! Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office starting August 16.
3 p.m.
Opera singers during a performanceThe Ball State Opera Theatre present their Spring main-stage production of Donizetti's Don Pasquale with full sets, costumes, and full orchestra. Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Madagascar7:30 p.m. | Emens Auditorium