Featured Events

Friday, October 20, 2017
9 a.m.
Female public anthropology student sits in small plane cockpit during her summer internship.Ball State University Public History Program 30th Anniversary Celebration is a day long celebration of our alumni and what the program has helped them to achieve in their graduate programs and careers.
11 a.m.
Students in Bed RaceCome out for the 38th annual Bed Race, one of the most exciting traditions of Homecoming week.
12 p.m.
Soprano Pamela CoburnPamela Coburn's international career in opera, oratorio, and recital has taken her to the world’s most renowned opera houses and concert halls. She has worked with some of the most prominent conductors of our time and has a wide-ranging opera and concert repertory. Free and open to the public.
3:30 p.m.
Meditation in the MuseumJoin us in the Asian Art gallery most Fridays at 3:30 pm for a soothing, end of the week meditation.
5:30 p.m.
Faculty Artist SeriesThe Faculty Artist Series allows School of Music faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. This is the eighth annual Pianopalooza recital presented by the piano faculty. Free and open to the public.
6:30 p.m.
Halloween Celestial OriginsWhat 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
7:30 p.m.
Rachel is a clarinet student of Elizabeth Crawford, associate professor of music performance (clarinet). Program to include works by W. A. Mozart, Leslie Bassett, Claude Debussy, and Johannes Brahms. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Bunkerville: A Post-Apocalyptic MusicalOfficial Selection DISCOVERY New Play Festival 2016This farcical musical takes place in Bunkerville, an underground city, years after a nuclear holocaust. It follows Steve, a self-centered jerk who doesn’t realize it. Tricked by his coworkers to go outside of the bunker, he discovers a wasteland, but one that is oddly bright and beautiful. As his interactions with mutants, Mother Earth cults, and other inhabitants of the new world evolve, Steve discovers new truths about himself, his coworkers and his new surroundings.
7:30 p.m.
Billy is out waiting for love where she last saw it. Her mum is certain love has walked into her life again. Her sister thinks love could still be found somewhere in the house . . . but Billy herself isn't even allowed through the door. In Katie Hims's sweet, stark family elegy, love never dies, but sometimes – like Billy – it has to sleep in the caravan with Frank's ashes and a bear costume. Billy the Girl is a sharp, yet gentle, look at a fractured family dealing with a lifetime of mistrust.
7:30 p.m.
Imagine witnessing the creativity of an artist creating a masterpiece before your eyes in mere moments. Combined with captivating vocals, intricate choreography and exciting music, Artrageous takes you on a visual journey and a high energy ride of inspiration, creativity, and engagement. Our troupe of artist, musicians, singers and dancers pay tribute to a variety of art forms, icons and musical genres throughout the evening. The result ~ A uniquely entertaining, Masterpiece show culminating in a gallery of fabulous finished paintings.