Upcoming Events
6:30 p.m.
Undiscovered WorldsCome explore a timeless question: Do other planets like Earth exist? Within the past few decades, astronomers have discovered thousands of planets orbiting other stars. Travel to distant stars, fly up to exotic planets, and imagine them up close in the planetarium. Experience how science is shifting our perspectives on humanity’s place in the cosmos.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Dance
Shanghai Ballet7:30 p.m. | Emens Auditorium
1 p.m.
Calendar: Athletics
Come watch the Cardinals as they take on Miami.
6:30 p.m.
Undiscovered WorldsCome explore a timeless question: Do other planets like Earth exist? Within the past few decades, astronomers have discovered thousands of planets orbiting other stars. Travel to distant stars, fly up to exotic planets, and imagine them up close in the planetarium. Experience how science is shifting our perspectives on humanity’s place in the cosmos.
8 p.m.
Undiscovered WorldsCome explore a timeless question: Do other planets like Earth exist? Within the past few decades, astronomers have discovered thousands of planets orbiting other stars. Travel to distant stars, fly up to exotic planets, and imagine them up close in the planetarium. Experience how science is shifting our perspectives on humanity’s place in the cosmos.
7:30 p.m.
Calendars: Broadway, Dance
Banstand7:30 p.m. | Emens Auditorium
7:30 p.m.
Ball State University Singers performingNow in its 56th 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 Cabaret. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office.
6:30 p.m.
Tour of the Winter SkyThe sky on cold winter nights has some of the brightest stars and the best-known constellations. Some of these stars are truly supergiants, hundreds of times bigger than our Sun – while others are dwarfs the size of Earth. Along the Milky Way, there are colorful clouds where new stars are being born. Enjoy a guided tour of this celestial wonderland and take a trip to the North Pole to experience the Northern Lights.
1 p.m.
Calendar: Athletics
Come watch the Cardinals as they face off against Ohio.
3:30 p.m.
Calendar: Athletics
Come watch the Cardinals as they take on Western Michigan.
6:30 p.m.
Tour of the Winter SkyThe sky on cold winter nights has some of the brightest stars and the best-known constellations. Some of these stars are truly supergiants, hundreds of times bigger than our Sun – while others are dwarfs the size of Earth. Along the Milky Way, there are colorful clouds where new stars are being born. Enjoy a guided tour of this celestial wonderland and take a trip to the North Pole to experience the Northern Lights.
7:30 p.m.
Opera singers performingCome support the Ball State Opera Theatre at their fourth annual Gala event. The evening will feature several prominent opera students as well as voice faculty from the School of Music. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office.
8 p.m.
Tour of the Winter SkyThe sky on cold winter nights has some of the brightest stars and the best-known constellations. Some of these stars are truly supergiants, hundreds of times bigger than our Sun – while others are dwarfs the size of Earth. Along the Milky Way, there are colorful clouds where new stars are being born. Enjoy a guided tour of this celestial wonderland and take a trip to the North Pole to experience the Northern Lights.
7:30 p.m.
a clarinetist performingDirector of Orchestras Douglas Droste will lead the BSSO in a program to include Weber's Oberon Overture and Bassoon Concerto in F (featuring this year's Undergraduate Concerto Competition winner), Barber's Adagio for Strings, and Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office.
7:30 p.m.
a jazz trumpeter performingCome enjoy a night of standard jazz favorites and original compositions with the Ball State Jazz Ensembles. A jazz scholarship is also awarded at this annual concert in memory of School of Music alumnus Uttamlal “Tom” Shah who was killed in a U.S. Embassy bombing in Kenya in 1998. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office.
7:30 p.m.
Dr. Martin Luther King, JrThis annual concert honors and celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through music. Performers this year include the Shamaniacs Drum Troupe, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Choir, Ball State Saxophone Quartet, Ball State Studio Band, Ball State Voice of Triumph Gospel Choir, and more. Free and open to the public.
6:30 p.m.
Tour of the Winter SkyThe sky on cold winter nights has some of the brightest stars and the best-known constellations. Some of these stars are truly supergiants, hundreds of times bigger than our Sun – while others are dwarfs the size of Earth. Along the Milky Way, there are colorful clouds where new stars are being born. Enjoy a guided tour of this celestial wonderland and take a trip to the North Pole to experience the Northern Lights.
1 p.m.
Calendar: Athletics
Come watch the Cardinals as they take on Akron.
6:30 p.m.
Tour of the Winter SkyThe sky on cold winter nights has some of the brightest stars and the best-known constellations. Some of these stars are truly supergiants, hundreds of times bigger than our Sun – while others are dwarfs the size of Earth. Along the Milky Way, there are colorful clouds where new stars are being born. Enjoy a guided tour of this celestial wonderland and take a trip to the North Pole to experience the Northern Lights.
7:30 p.m.
band musicians performingUnder the direction of Thomas Caneva, Caroline Hand, and guest conductor Richard Floyd, the program will include works by O’Neal Douglas, Omar Thomas, Cassie Wieland, Charles Ives, Kathryn Salfelder, Vincent Persichetti, and Paul Dooley. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office.
8 p.m.
Tour of the Winter SkyThe sky on cold winter nights has some of the brightest stars and the best-known constellations. Some of these stars are truly supergiants, hundreds of times bigger than our Sun – while others are dwarfs the size of Earth. Along the Milky Way, there are colorful clouds where new stars are being born. Enjoy a guided tour of this celestial wonderland and take a trip to the North Pole to experience the Northern Lights.
7 p.m.
Calendar: Athletics
Come watch the Cardinals as they face off against Northern Illinois.
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! Travel along as we imagine this remarkable journey.
7:30 p.m.
Mads Tolling7:30 p.m. | Pruis Hall
1 p.m.
Calendar: Athletics
Come watch the Cardinals as they take on Bowling Green.
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! Travel along as we imagine this remarkable journey.
8 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! Travel along as we imagine this remarkable journey.
7:30 p.m.
Calendars: Family, Broadway, Dance
Finding Neverland7:30 p.m. | Emens Auditorium
11 a.m.
In celebration of student engagement, community involvement, and World Anthropology Day, AAL hosts a free event for students, faculty, staff, and community members.
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! Travel along as we imagine this remarkable journey.
7 p.m.
Men's Volleyball team imageJoin Ball State University alumni and fans as we cheer on our Men's Volleyball team when they take on the Fort Wayne Mastodons!
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! Travel along as we imagine this remarkable journey.
7:30 p.m.
a male vocalist performingUnder the direction of Andrew Crow and Kerry Glann, the Ball State Chamber Choir and Concert Choir will present repertoire from around the world and across the centuries. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office.
8 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! Travel along as we imagine this remarkable journey.
7:30 p.m.
Calendars: Music, Family, Comedy
Blue Man Group Speechless Tour7:30 p.m. | Emens Auditorium
7:30 p.m.
Members of a concert band performing on stageThe Symphony Band is under the direction of Caroline Hand, associate director of bands, and the Campus Band is conducted by graduate and doctoral student conductors. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office.
7:30 p.m.
Dervish7:30 p.m. | Pruis Hall
All Day Event
Jazz pianist performing on stageHigh School jazz bands from around the region come to the Ball State University campus for a day of jazz competitions and clinics. The daytime portion of the festival is free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Albert Cummings7:30 p.m. | Pruis Hall
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! Travel along as we imagine this remarkable journey.
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! Travel along as we imagine this remarkable journey.
7:30 p.m.
The Price is Right Photo7:30 p.m. | Emens Auditorium
8 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! Travel along as we imagine this remarkable journey.
7:30 p.m.
a vocal soloist with conductor in backgroundDirector of Orchestras Douglas Droste will lead the BSSO in a program to include Beethoven's Symphony No. 1, Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 1 (featuring this year's Graduate Concerto Competition winner), and Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Overture. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office.
6:30 p.m.
Planet 9In July 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft gave us our first close look at Pluto. The New Horizons flyby was big news, and the pictures it sent back to Earth reveal a world far more complex than anyone realized. Follow Mike Brown and his team at CalTech as they uncover other dwarf worlds, whose orbits take them deep into the far reaches of the Solar System. Is there a new planet beyond these distant objects? Join us on the hunt!
7:30 p.m.
a percussionist performingUnder the direction of Thomas Caneva and Caroline Hand, Ball State's top two band ensembles present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of band repertoire. The concert will feature guest soloist Joseph Alessi, principal trombone of the New York Philharmonic and faculty member at The Juilliard School. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office.
6:30 p.m.
Planet 9In July 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft gave us our first close look at Pluto. The New Horizons flyby was big news, and the pictures it sent back to Earth reveal a world far more complex than anyone realized. Follow Mike Brown and his team at CalTech as they uncover other dwarf worlds, whose orbits take them deep into the far reaches of the Solar System. Is there a new planet beyond these distant objects? Join us on the hunt!
8 p.m.
Planet 9In July 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft gave us our first close look at Pluto. The New Horizons flyby was big news, and the pictures it sent back to Earth reveal a world far more complex than anyone realized. Follow Mike Brown and his team at CalTech as they uncover other dwarf worlds, whose orbits take them deep into the far reaches of the Solar System. Is there a new planet beyond these distant objects? Join us on the hunt!
7:30 p.m.
Skerryvore7:30 p.m. | Pruis Hall
7:30 p.m.
Calendars: Music, Family, Dance, Broadway
A Cappella Live!7:30 p.m. | Emens Auditorium
6:30 p.m.
Planet 9In July 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft gave us our first close look at Pluto. The New Horizons flyby was big news, and the pictures it sent back to Earth reveal a world far more complex than anyone realized. Follow Mike Brown and his team at CalTech as they uncover other dwarf worlds, whose orbits take them deep into the far reaches of the Solar System. Is there a new planet beyond these distant objects? Join us on the hunt!
6:30 p.m.
Planet 9In July 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft gave us our first close look at Pluto. The New Horizons flyby was big news, and the pictures it sent back to Earth reveal a world far more complex than anyone realized. Follow Mike Brown and his team at CalTech as they uncover other dwarf worlds, whose orbits take them deep into the far reaches of the Solar System. Is there a new planet beyond these distant objects? Join us on the hunt!
8 p.m.
Planet 9In July 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft gave us our first close look at Pluto. The New Horizons flyby was big news, and the pictures it sent back to Earth reveal a world far more complex than anyone realized. Follow Mike Brown and his team at CalTech as they uncover other dwarf worlds, whose orbits take them deep into the far reaches of the Solar System. Is there a new planet beyond these distant objects? Join us on the hunt!
6:30 p.m.
A Field Trip to the StarsPresented live by Dr. Ronald Kaitchuck. There was a time when humans dreamt about flying like the birds. Some people also dreamt of traveling into space to see what the stars were all about. While today we can fly, we are still unable to make cosmic trips to the stars. But we can do the next-best thing; we can use telescopic images and the planetarium’s projection technology to simulate travel to amazing places. Join us in the Brown Planetarium for a cosmic field trip to see giant stars that dwarf the Sun, places where stars are being born and the remnants of those that died long ago. You will fly through clusters of thousands of stars and see some bizarre planets. Finally, we will explore the mysteries of the black hole at the center of our galaxy.
7:30 p.m.
Ball State University Singers performingCelebrate 56 fabulous years of the Ball State 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.
6:30 p.m.
A Field Trip to the StarsPresented live by Dr. Ronald Kaitchuck. There was a time when humans dreamt about flying like the birds. Some people also dreamt of traveling into space to see what the stars were all about. While today we can fly, we are still unable to make cosmic trips to the stars. But we can do the next-best thing; we can use telescopic images and the planetarium’s projection technology to simulate travel to amazing places. Join us in the Brown Planetarium for a cosmic field trip to see giant stars that dwarf the Sun, places where stars are being born and the remnants of those that died long ago. You will fly through clusters of thousands of stars and see some bizarre planets. Finally, we will explore the mysteries of the black hole at the center of our galaxy.
7:30 p.m.
Ball State University Singers performingCelebrate 56 fabulous years of the Ball State 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.
8 p.m.
A Field Trip to the StarsPresented live by Dr. Ronald Kaitchuck. There was a time when humans dreamt about flying like the birds. Some people also dreamt of traveling into space to see what the stars were all about. While today we can fly, we are still unable to make cosmic trips to the stars. But we can do the next-best thing; we can use telescopic images and the planetarium’s projection technology to simulate travel to amazing places. Join us in the Brown Planetarium for a cosmic field trip to see giant stars that dwarf the Sun, places where stars are being born and the remnants of those that died long ago. You will fly through clusters of thousands of stars and see some bizarre planets. Finally, we will explore the mysteries of the black hole at the center of our galaxy.
3 p.m.
a male vocalist performingThe Ball State choral ensembles perform several concerts each semester offering repertoire from around the world and across the centuries. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office.
7:30 p.m.
Calendars: Broadway, Dance
The Color Purple7:30 p.m. | Emens Auditorium
6:30 p.m.
Calendar: Family
Children's Cinderella6:30 p.m. | Emens Auditorium
7:30 p.m.
John Jorgenson8 p.m. | Pruis Hall
6:30 p.m.
A Field Trip to the StarsPresented live by Dr. Ronald Kaitchuck. There was a time when humans dreamt about flying like the birds. Some people also dreamt of traveling into space to see what the stars were all about. While today we can fly, we are still unable to make cosmic trips to the stars. But we can do the next-best thing; we can use telescopic images and the planetarium’s projection technology to simulate travel to amazing places. Join us in the Brown Planetarium for a cosmic field trip to see giant stars that dwarf the Sun, places where stars are being born and the remnants of those that died long ago. You will fly through clusters of thousands of stars and see some bizarre planets. Finally, we will explore the mysteries of the black hole at the center of our galaxy.
7:30 p.m.
an opera singer performingThe Ball State Opera Theatre season ends with an enchanted performance of "Cendrillon," Massenet’s glittering operatic adaptation of the Cinderella story. The opera is a 19th-century take on the beloved subject that features a lushly beautiful score and a romantic fairy tale plot. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office.
All Day Event
Day of Beneficence logo imageCardinals give back! For the second year in a row, join us for the Day of Beneficence: A Ball State Alumni Day of Service.
6:30 p.m.
A Field Trip to the StarsPresented live by Dr. Ronald Kaitchuck. There was a time when humans dreamt about flying like the birds. Some people also dreamt of traveling into space to see what the stars were all about. While today we can fly, we are still unable to make cosmic trips to the stars. But we can do the next-best thing; we can use telescopic images and the planetarium’s projection technology to simulate travel to amazing places. Join us in the Brown Planetarium for a cosmic field trip to see giant stars that dwarf the Sun, places where stars are being born and the remnants of those that died long ago. You will fly through clusters of thousands of stars and see some bizarre planets. Finally, we will explore the mysteries of the black hole at the center of our galaxy.
8 p.m.
A Field Trip to the StarsPresented live by Dr. Ronald Kaitchuck. There was a time when humans dreamt about flying like the birds. Some people also dreamt of traveling into space to see what the stars were all about. While today we can fly, we are still unable to make cosmic trips to the stars. But we can do the next-best thing; we can use telescopic images and the planetarium’s projection technology to simulate travel to amazing places. Join us in the Brown Planetarium for a cosmic field trip to see giant stars that dwarf the Sun, places where stars are being born and the remnants of those that died long ago. You will fly through clusters of thousands of stars and see some bizarre planets. Finally, we will explore the mysteries of the black hole at the center of our galaxy.
3 p.m.
an opera singer performingThe Ball State Opera Theatre season ends with an enchanted performance of "Cendrillon," Massenet’s glittering operatic adaptation of the Cinderella story. The opera is a 19th-century take on the beloved subject that features a lushly beautiful score and a romantic fairy tale plot. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office.
7:30 p.m.
Members of a concert band performing on stageThe Symphony Band is under the direction of Caroline Hand, associate director of bands, and the Campus Band is conducted by graduate and doctoral student conductors. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office.
7:30 p.m.
Jazz pianist performing on stageUnder the direction of Mark Buselli and Freddie Mendoza, the Ball State Jazz Ensembles have performed around the world. Come enjoy a night of standard jazz favorites and original compositions for big band. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
6:30 p.m.
Calendars: Family, Music
Steve Trash6:30 p.m. | Emens Auditorium
7:30 p.m.
two clarinetists performingUnder the direction of Thomas Caneva and Caroline Hand, Ball State's top two band ensembles present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of band repertoire. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office.
3 p.m.
a female vocalist performingUnder the direction of Andrew Crow and Kerry Glann, the Ball State Chamber Choir and Concert Choir will present a Beethoven Anniversary Concert with the Ball State Symphony Orchestra. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office.