Spring 2024 Cultural & Special Events

Elon University presents a broad offering of academic and special programs every semester. The cultural calendar provides a month by month overview of musical and theatrical performances, guest and faculty lectures, religious and ethnic observances, recitals, art exhibitions, special entertainment and other events.

Events are subject to change or cancellation.

Upcoming Events

We Are Charleston, panel discussion

Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Address

Event Category: Speakers and Events

  • Monday, February 26
    6:30 pm

McCrary Theatre, Center for the Arts

Admission: $15 or Elon ID. Tickets available at elon.edu/boxoffice (opens a new window).

Jessie van Eerden, creative nonfiction reading

Event Category: Speakers and Events

  • Monday, February 26
    7:00 pm

Johnston Hall

Admission is free

Alwyn Trio

Event Category: Music

  • Tuesday, February 27
    7:30 pm

Whitley Auditorium

Admission is free

Fry Street Quartet

Event Category: Music

  • Tuesday, March 5
    7:30 pm

Whitley Auditorium

Admission: $15 or Elon ID. Tickets available beginning February 13 at elon.edu/boxoffice (opens a new window).

Department of Performing Arts presents the Spring Dance Concert

Event Category: Dance

  • Friday, March 8
    7:30 pm
  • Saturday, March 9
    2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, March 10
    2:00 pm

McCrary Theatre, Center for the Arts

Admission: $15 or Elon ID. Tickets available beginning February 16 at elon.edu/boxoffice (opens a new window).

Alexi Pappas, “Lessons from an Olympian”

Liberal Arts Forum Lecture

Event Category: Speakers and Events

  • Monday, March 11
    7:30 pm

Whitley Auditorium

Admission is free

Natalie Lampert & Jacqueline Alnes, Elon Alumni guest readings

Event Category: Speakers and Events

  • Wednesday, March 13
    7:00 pm

Sacred Space, Numen Lumen Pavilion

Admission is free

Juxtapositions: European Orientalism, Asian America & Asia

Jennifer Lien, soprano with Douglas Jurs, piano

Event Category: Music

  • Wednesday, March 13
    7:30 pm

Whitley Auditorium

Admission is free

Yesterday & Today

Elon University Lyceum Series

Event Category: Music

  • Thursday, March 14
    7:30 pm

McCrary Theatre, Center for the Arts

Admission: $15 or Elon ID. Tickets available beginning February 22 at elon.edu/boxoffice (opens a new window).

David & Christopher Gergen, “Leading Authentically in a Fractured World”

The Baird Lecture

Event Category: Speakers and Events

  • Wednesday, March 20
    7:00 pm

The Inn at Elon, 605 N. O’Kelly Avenue

Admission: $15 or Elon ID. Tickets available beginning February 28 at elon.edu/boxoffice (opens a new window).

Jonathan Reckford, Creating Opportunity Together

The James P. Elder Lecture

Event Category: Speakers and Events

  • Thursday, April 4
    7:00 pm

Whitley Auditorium

Admission: $15 or Elon ID. Tickets available beginning March 14 at elon.edu/boxoffice (opens a new window).

Elon Music Theatre presents “Grand Night”

Event Category: Performing Arts

  • Friday, April 5 - Saturday, April 6
    6:30 pm and 8:30 pm

Roberts Studio Theatre, Scott Studios at Arts West

Admission: $15 or Elon ID. Reservations will be offered beginning March 22 at elonperformingarts.com (opens a new window).

Same show each night

Britt Wray, “How to Cope with Climate Anxiety: Saving the Earth and Saving Ourselves”

Elon University Earth Week Keynote Address

Event Category: Speakers and Events

  • Wednesday, April 24
    7:00 pm

McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center

Admission is free

Of Music & Paradise

Event Category: Music

  • Friday, May 3
    7:30 pm

McCrary Theatre, Center for the Arts

Admission is free

Earlier This Spring

Department of Performing Arts presents “The Antipodes”

Event Category: Performing Arts

  • Saturday, January 20
    2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, January 21
    2:00 pm
  • Monday, January 22 - Tuesday, January 23
    7:30 pm
  • Friday, February 2
    7:30 pm
  • Saturday, February 3
    2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, February 4
    2:00 pm

Roberts Studio Theatre, Scott Studios at Arts West

Admission: $15 or Elon ID. Reservations offered beginning January 12 at elonperformingarts.com (opens a new window).

Department of Performing Arts presents “A Chorus Line”

Event Category: Performing Arts

  • Thursday, February 8 - Friday, February 9
    7:30 pm
  • Saturday, February 10
    2:00 pm and 7:30 pm

McCrary Theatre, Center for the Arts

Admission: $15 or Elon ID. Tickets available beginning January 18 at elon.edu/boxoffice (opens a new window).

Biennial Studio Art Faculty Exhibition, opening reception

Event Category: Visual Arts

  • Monday, February 12
    5:30 pm

Gallery 406, Arts West

Admission is free

Exhibition on view from February 1 through March 13. Gallery Hours: 9 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday

Department of Performing Arts presents “Abusua”

Black History Month Dance Concert

Event Category: Dance

  • Friday, February 16
    7:30 pm
  • Saturday, February 17
    2:00 pm

McCrary Theatre, Center for the Arts

Admission is free

Daryl Davis, “Diversity Lessons from a Black Klan Whisperer”

Liberal Arts Forum Lecture

Event Category: Speakers and Events

  • Tuesday, February 20
    7:30 pm

Whitley Auditorium

Admission is free

Elon Jazz Festival Concert with guest artist Kris Johnson, trumpet

Event Category: Music

  • Saturday, February 24
    7:30 pm

McCrary Theatre, Center for the Arts

Admission is free