Fall 2022 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 Featured Events

Festival of Lights and Luminaries

Event Category: Speakers and Events

  • Tuesday, November 29
    6:30 pm

Historic Campus, Lambert Academic Village

Rain date: Thursday, Dec. 1

Student Juried Art Exhibition

Event Category: Visual Arts

  • Thursday, December 1
    5:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 1 - Thursday, March 9

Isabella Cannon Room, Center for the Arts

December 1 opening reception. Exhibition continues until March 9.

A Conversation with Tommy Orange

Elon University Speaker Series / Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Address

Event Category: Speakers and Events

  • Tuesday, January 10
    6:00 pm

McCrary Theatre, Center for the Arts

$15 admission or Elon ID. Tickets available beginning November 29 at elon.universitytickets.com.

Department of Performing Arts presents “The Inferior Sex”

Event Category: Performing Arts

  • Friday, January 20 - Saturday, January 21
    7:30 pm
  • Saturday, January 21 - Sunday, January 22
    2:00 pm
  • Tuesday, January 31
    7:30 pm
  • Wednesday, February 1 - Friday, February 3
    7:30 pm
  • Saturday, February 4
    2:00 pm

Roberts Studio Theatre, Scott Studios at Arts West

Reservations offered beginning January 13 at elonperformingarts.com.

Earlier This Fall

Mille Guldbeck, artist talk and opening reception

Event Category: Visual Arts

  • Monday, September 5
    5:30 pm

Gallery 406, Arts West

Jukebox Saturday Night

Event Category: Music

  • Thursday, September 8
    7:30 pm

McCrary Theatre, Center for the Arts

$15 admission or Elon ID. Tickets available beginning August 23 at elon.universitytickets.com.

Green Tara Sand Mandala

Event Category: Speakers and Events

  • Wednesday, September 14 - Friday, September 16

Sacred Space, Numen Lumen Pavilion

Ongoing viewing 8:00 am to 9:00 pm each day.

Mike Wiley, “Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till”

Event Category: Performing Arts

  • Thursday, September 15
    7:30 pm

McCrary Theatre, Center for the Arts

$15 admission or Elon ID. Tickets available beginning August 23 at elon.universitytickets.com.

Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra

Event Category: Music

  • Thursday, September 22
    7:30 pm

McCrary Theatre, Center for the Arts

$15 admission or Elon ID. Tickets available beginning August 23 at elon.universitytickets.com.

Common Reading Lecture, “Factfulness”

with Anna Rosling Rönnlund

Event Category: Speakers and Events

  • Tuesday, September 27
    7:30 pm

Virtual presentation available at elon.edu/live

A Tribute to Jeanne and Jerry Robertson

Event Category: Speakers and Events

  • Thursday, September 29
    7:30 pm

Whitley Auditorium

Admission is free; a ticket is required. Tickets at elon.universitytickets.com.

Elon Fall Convocation with Ashley Judd

Elon University Speaker Series

Event Category: Speakers and Events

  • Friday, September 30
    3:30 pm

Schar Center

$15 admission or Elon ID. Tickets available beginning August 23 at elon.universitytickets.com.

Department of Performing Arts presents “Concord Floral”

Event Category: Performing Arts

  • Friday, October 7 - Saturday, October 8
    7:30 pm
  • Saturday, October 8 - Sunday, October 9
    2:00 pm
  • Monday, October 10 - Tuesday, October 11
    7:30 pm

Roberts Studio Theatre, Scott Studios at Arts West

$15 admission or Elon ID. Reservations will be offered beginning September 30 at elonperformingarts.com.

Lorna Dee Cervantes, poetry reading

Liberal Arts Forum Lecture

Event Category: Speakers and Events

  • Tuesday, October 18
    7:30 pm

Whitley Auditorium

Jimmy Webb

Event Category: Music

  • Wednesday, October 26
    7:30 pm

Whitley Auditorium

$15 admission or Elon ID. Tickets available beginning October 5 at elon.universitytickets.com.

Department of Performing Arts presents “Head Over Heels”

Event Category: Performing Arts

  • Friday, October 28 - Saturday, October 29
    7:30 pm
  • Saturday, October 29
    2:00 pm
  • Thursday, November 3 - Friday, November 4
    7:30 pm

McCrary Theatre, Center for the Arts

$15 admission or Elon ID. Tickets available beginning October 7 at elon.universitytickets.com.

Wendy Suzuki, “Good Anxiety: Harnessing the Power of the Most Misunderstood Emotion”

Elon University Speaker Series / Voices of Discovery Science Speaker Series

Event Category: Speakers and Events

  • Tuesday, November 1
    7:00 pm

Whitley Auditorium

Latitude 49, Modern Chamber Music

Modern chamber music concert performance will include two world premiere works.

Event Category: Music

  • Monday, November 7
    7:30 pm

Whitley Auditorium

Free admission, no ticket required.

Elon University Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert

Event Category: Music

  • Saturday, November 12
    7:30 pm

McCrary Theatre, Center for the Arts