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April 2024 Events

The Arts Federation

April Exhibition

Opening Reception: April 5, 6 - 8 pm

Exhibitions on view: April 5 - 26

The Arts Federation presents its April 2024 gallery exhibition! Join us for the opening of three new exhibitions. LTHC's exhibition “Voices of Homelessness - Headspace” in the Mary Ellen Lovell Gallery, Farneti Studio's exhibition "Threads" in the Robert B. & Patricia Peyton Truitt Gallery and Jong-un Choi's exhibition "Dialogue with Light" in the Wabash National Gallery.

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TAF Presents: TAP for TAF

TAF's Annual Craft Beer Festival

Drink beer and support the arts on Saturday, April 13, on top of the Tippecanoe County Parking Garage. Featuring great views of Downtown Lafayette, this event offers participants the opportunity to sample beer, wine, and cider from Indiana producers.

Included with your ticket purchase is a tasting glass and all the beer samples you can (responsibly) drink. The event will also feature nonalcoholic beverages and food will be available for purchase from local favorite, SmittyBread.

Proceeds benefit The Arts Federation and its mission to grow the arts in 14 Indiana counties.

Tickets are $40 for general admission and include a TAP sampler glass. You must be 21 years or older to attend. 

Check out what breweries you can expect to see!

Purchase your tickets here!

The Arts Federation is Changing Their Hours!

Beginning Monday April 1st, 2024, The Arts Federation will be changing their hours of operation. This change comes due to a growing public interest to be able to view our monthly-rotating gallery exhibitions. We will be open a little bit later for a majority of the week for those who can't get over to The Arts Federation at 5 or earlier due to their own work schedules. Below you will be able to view what our new hours will be!

Starting Monday April 1st, 2024

Monday - Thursday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Friday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Please call The Arts Federation at 765-423-2787 if you have any questions.

Art Museum of Greater Lafayette

April Friday Night Live

April 26, 2024, 7:00 PM

Art Museum of Greater Lafayette

The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette is thrilled to announce Derrick L. Coleman, Jazzman as the Friday Night Live performer on April 26th!

Derrick L. Coleman, Jazzman is a multi-instrumentalist and music producer, focusing on instrumental R&B and Smooth Jazz. He has worked with numerous artists both on stage and in studio. Now he is finally enjoying his time in the spotlight as a solo performer.

Friday Night Live will be on April 26th at the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette! Derrick’s performance will begin at 7:00 PM, and the Art Museum doors open at 6:00 PM.

Attendees will enjoy free admission, thanks to our sponsor, Duke Energy!

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Athens Arts Gallery

Lites and Lights Glass Etching

Lites and Lights, glass etching by Todd Stokes is our exhibit for April. In addition, Athens Arts is hosting the Total Eclipse of the Arts 5K Run & Walk on April 6. Come cheer on the walkers, runners and artists!

Upcoming classes:

Apr. 4 - Felting Fabric Art - 1-3 pm or 6-8 pm

Apr. 11 and 18 - Making Clay Birdhouses - 1-3 pm or 6-8 pm (both classes necessary for completion of project)

Gallery hours are Thurs. and Fri. 10-5 and Sat. 10-2

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Civic Theatre of Lafayette

Gruesome Playground Injuries

April 4 - 6, 2024 7:30 PM

Civic Theatre of Lafayette

Over the course of 30 years, the lives of Kayleen and Doug intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading the two childhood friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together. “Rajiv Joseph is an artist of original talent.” —NY Times. “Irresistibly odd and exciting...This darkly humorous drama is Rajiv Joseph’s most satisfying work.” —NY Daily News. “This wondrous strange two-hander finds as much

humor as horror in the play’s bizarre events.” —Variety. “Mystical, arresting, and quirkily amusing.” — Washington Post.

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Greater Lafayette Clay Guild

Clay Bowl Giving Project

April 24, 2024 11:00 AM

YWCA - 605 N. 6th St, Lafayette, IN

This is the 20th anniversary of the Clay Bowl Giving Project! Dozens of local potters donate hundreds of bowls in support of the YWCA of Lafayette, IN and especially the Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention Programs. The Greater Lafayette community comes together to choose a special bowl and enjoy lunch together.

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Greater Lafayette Holocaust Remembrance Committee

Preventing Genocide: What Can We Do?

April 4, 2024 6:00 PM

West Lafayette Public Library

Tibor Klopfer shares stories of his family's experiences as Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust. Family photographs, maps, documents, and timelines accompany the stories and put a human face on historical events, bringing a family perspective to the Holocaust in Hungary during WWII.

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Greater Lafayette Holocaust Remembrance Committee

Confronting Evil: Engaging Our Responsibility to Prevent Genocide

April 16, 2024 5:30 PM

Fowler Auditorium, Purdue University

Despite the post-Holocaust consensus that “Never Again” would the world allow civilians to be victims of genocide, the reality is closer to “Again and Again.” This presentation is grounded in the belief that preventing genocide is an achievable goal, but only if we have the collective will to do so. Each of us must accept our responsibilities as global citizens – in whichever role and place we find ourselves – to ensure that we prevent genocide from ever taking place, prevent further atrocities once genocide is occurring, and prevent future atrocities once a society has begun to rebuild after genocide. This presentation is part of the 2024 GLHRC Conference, "Preventing Genocide: What Can We Do?"

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Greater Lafayette Holocaust Remembrance Committee

And Then They came for ME: Remembering the World of Anne Frank

April 21, 2024 2:00 PM

McCutcheon High School, Dan Kinsey Auditorium

And Then They Came for Me is a unique theatrical experience: a multimedia play that combines videotaped interviews with Holocaust survivors Ed Silverberg and Eva Schloss with live actors recreating scenes from their lives during World War II. Ed was Anne Frank's first boyfriend, and she wrote about him in the beginning of her now-famous diary.

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Johnson Rags Dance Club

April Ballroom Dance

April 13, 2024 7:30 PM

The Arts Federation

Monthly dance of the Johnson Rags Dance Club

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Lafayette Symphony Orchestra

Made in the Americas

April 6, 2024 7:30 PM

Long Center for the Performing Arts

Music Director & Conductor candidate Kellen Gray conducts a program of music from the Americas, including "An Outdoor Adventure" (Aaron Copland), "Estancia" (Alberto Ginastera), and Symphony No. 1, “Afro-American” (William Grant Still). Keller Concerto Contest winner Olivia Hodge performs Sibelius on violin.

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The B-Side, track 5: Sax in the City

April 18, 2024 7:30 PM

Rat Pak Venue

LSO bass clarinetist Beth Purkhiser assembles a sax quartet with a mix of classical and jazz favorites.

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Long Center for the Performing Arts

Stewart Huff

April 5, 2024 7:30 PM

Lafayette Theater, 600 Main St, Lafayette, IN

Stewart Huff has performed in comedy clubs nationally and internationally, including the Improv in Los Angeles and New York, the Punchline in Atlanta and the Funny Bone in Omaha, as well as countless others. A finalist in the 2006 Boston Comedy Festival, Huff was also invited to perform in the HBO Las Vegas Festival, where his act can be viewed on pay-per-view.

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Home Free: Crazy(er) Life Tour

April 13, 2024 7:30 PM

Long Center for the Performing Arts, 111 N Sixth St, Lafayette, IN

All-vocal Country entertainers Home Free have made their mark on the music scene, racking up nearly 600,000 album equivalents globally; embarking on major international tours; amassing 700+ MILLION views and over 1.6-MILLION Subscribers on YouTube; and being declared “Country music fans’ favorite a cappella group” (Taste of Country).

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Purduettes Spring Spectacular

April 20, 2024 7:30 PM

Long Center for the Performing Arts, 111 N Sixth St, Lafayette, IN

The Purduettes were founded in 1942, during World War II, when members of the Glee Club were leaving for service so rapidly that the Glee Club schedule had to be curtailed. Al Stewart, the director of PMO, responded by forming an entertainment group of 13 young women who were chosen and organized as the Purduettes.

Al Stewart took the Purduettes on a tour of the East coast that included a performance at the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, New York. The Purduettes were a hit and began entertaining audiences nationwide. Stewart originally designed four costumes for the Purduettes including a simple black and white choir gown and the well-known white satin, off-the-shoulder formal gown.

Although Stewart restored the men’s Glee Club as soon as the war was over, the Purduettes had made their mark in history, and the women added a new flare to Purdue Musical Organizations. Even today, the Purduettes remain the choice group for many audiences.

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PMO Spring Show

April 21, 2024 7:30 PM

Long Center for the Performing Arts, 111 N Sixth St, Lafayette, IN

Join Purdue Musical Organizations as we present the Spring Show at Long Center for the Performing Arts.

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The Robert Cray Band

April 23, 2024 7:30 PM

Long Center for the Performing Arts, 111 N Sixth St, Lafayette, IN

Since 1974, The Robert Cray Band has been touring and recording their unique groove, born from a love of Soul, R&B, Gospel, Blues and Rock n Roll. The five-time Grammy winner has been inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame and earned the Americana Music Awards Lifetime Achievement for Performance. The Robert Cray Band has released over twenty acclaimed albums and has sold millions worldwide. “The Band continues with the same enthusiasm and joy in what we do, and no matter the accolades,” says Robert. “Today is all that matters!”

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Carbonaro: Lies on Stage

April 25, 2024 7:30 PM

Long Center for the Performing Arts, 111 N Sixth St, Lafayette, IN

Best known as the star and executive producer of the hit series, THE CARBONARO EFFECT on truTV, Michael Carbonaro has also made frequent television appearances in shows such as Happily Divorced, 30 Rock, Grey’s Anatomy, and CSI Miami. A performing magician since his youth, Carbonaro went on to study experimental theater at New York University with aspirations of entertaining audiences through a variety of theatrical mediums, including hidden-camera magic, which he later showcased frequently on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”

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Purdue Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras

April 26, 2024 7:30 PM

Long Center for the Performing Arts, 111 N Sixth St, Lafayette, IN

Join Purdue Bands and Orchestras for a free concert from Purdue's Concert Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra.

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Purdue Concert and Symphony Orchestras

April 27, 2024 7:30 PM

Long Center for the Performing Arts, 111 N Sixth St, Lafayette, IN

Join Purdue Bands for a free show from the Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Prairie Arts Council

Annual PAC Member Show

April 16, 2024, 12:00 PM

Lilian Fendig Gallery, Rensselaer IN

7th Annual PAC Member Show

April 16th – June 2nd


Sunday June 2, 2:00PM-3:30PM

Open for artists, families, friends, and PAC members. Refreshments will be provided.

The continued purpose of the Member Show is to give PAC artists of all skill levels and media, an annual opportunity to exhibit their original art in the Lilian Fendig Gallery where PAC presents exhibitions and programs year round. We endeavor to create a diverse and dynamic show. We accept works of all types from members, including paintings, ceramics, sculpture, and video.

Gallery Hours:

Tuesdays: 12pm - 4pm

Thursdays: 2pm - 6pm

Artist Entry:

All Member Artists are welcome to enter. Look for entry forms available in February. Delivery of artwork, entry form, and a $5 entry fee, expected during gallery hours to the Carnegie Center. Work must be received no later than Thursday April 11 at 6:00 PM.

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Purdue Convocations

Shrek the Musical

April 11, 2024, 07:00 PM

Elliot Hall of Music

“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek.” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Yes, your favorite ogre is back in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning, smash hit, DreamWorks animated film. This Tony Award-winning fairy tale musical adventure features songs from Jeanine Tesori (Caroline, or Change), a side- splitting book by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Kimberly Akimbo) and brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life. USA Today raves, saying the show is “Altogether irresistible!”

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Come From Away

April 3, 2024, 08:00 PM

Elliot Hall of Music

On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all. This stirring and inspiring musical takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of the small town in Newfoundland that opened their homes to 7,000 stranded travelers on 9/11. During that fateful week, cultures clashed and nerves ran high — but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. Celebrate the best of humankind and the best in all of us at Come From Away.

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Songwriter's Association of Mid-North Indiana (SAMI)

24th Annual Shirley Martin Scholarship for Young Songwriters

The Arts Federation

The Songwriters’ Association of Mid-north Indiana (SAMI) is accepting applications for the 2024 Shirley Martin Scholarship for Young Songwriters, which includes the Mike Lane Horizon Award. The scholarship and awards are for songwriters aged 14 to 19, who live in any of these Indiana counties: Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Pulaski, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Warren or White and are permanent residents of Indiana.

Applications for the scholarship are accepted between now and April 2, 2024.

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Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society

Friends: Old and New

April 14, 2024, 04:00 PM

St. John's Episcopal Church, Lafayette, IN

Chamber music program featuring Beethoven String Trio and Dvorak 1st Piano Quartet.

Sponsored by Sally Hastings.

General Admission $15

College Students $5

K-12 Admission is FREE

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Transformed Birth Services

Maternal and Infant Health Disparities Awareness Event

April 05, 2024, 06:00 PM

Matchbox Coworking Studio, 17 South 6th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901

During this event, attendees will enjoy a meal, hear a panel discussion and have the opportunity to engage in discussion. The panel is made up of local health professionals and Anthony Wallace, who tragically lost his wife after she gave birth to their daughter in 2020. They will not only discuss the realities of maternal and infant health in our community, they will highlight the many ways we can work together to improve outcomes.

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Enjoy live eclipse viewing at all library branches, programs with insights by an astrophysicist, plus safe viewing tips & tricks. Special eclipse glasses available while supplies last. Experience reader dogs & rodent rumbles. “Adults With Autism 101” & the Book Life book group are also on the calendar. With four branches, dozens of free programs, generous print collections & a variety of e-resources, April is amazing @ TCPL. Questions? Visit, call (765) 429-0113, or scan the QR code.

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Wabash & Erie Canal Park

Historic Trades: Coopering Tools

April 19th, 2024 9:00 AM

Wabash & Erie Canal Park, Delphi, IN

Specialized tools are needed to make buckets. Make croze, gauges to build bands, hollowing knife, and scorp in a 2-day class offered Friday and Saturday, April 19-20, 9:00 – 5:00 (with 1 hour lunch on your own). The class will be held at Wabash & Erie Canal Park in the Cooper Shop and taught by Peter Cooper, who has taught over 500 students and made coopered products for national historic sites, parks, and theme parks. The class fee is $278, and you get to take home the tools you make! Students ages 14-18 are allowed if accompanied by an adult. An optional tool list will be provided after registration. Register now to save your space. Go to to register or call 765-564-2870. Come enjoy making your own tools!

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The Weather Station

Solo Exhibition

Brad Stumpf

After a short break for renovations to the space, The Weather Station reopens March 8th with a solo exhibition of oil paintings by Chicago based artist Brad Stumpf.

Stumpf’s still life paintings record daily experiences, memories, and domestic life through a process of creating miniature dioramas from everyday objects. Like stage sets, these tableaux are painted from observation and portray objects the artist crafts from paper and other found materials- often organized on small surfaces, like side tables or drawers.

The Weather Station will bring together a group of Stumpf’s paintings for public viewing during the months of March-April, with a reception planned for Friday March 8th from 6-8pm.

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Wolf Park

Birthday Party

April 20th, 2024 4:00 PM

Wolf Park in Battle Ground, IN

Celebrating 52 Years of Wolf Park!

Join us for the fun and festivities! Food trucks, music, guided tours, new interactive exhibits – all wrapped up with fun-filled Howl Night!

Make your reservations- Don’t miss out on this special day of celebration!

Schedule of Events:

4:00 – 6:00 Birthday Treat Deliveries

6:00 – 7:00 Drinks, Food, & Music

7:00 – 8:00 Birthday Howl Night

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