Holy Week: Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Thursday, April 1, 7:30 p.m.

Holt Chapel

Holy Week: Stations of the Cross

Friday, April 2, Noon

Fonville Fountain, Scott Plaza (Rain location: Numen Lumen Pavilion Sacred Space)

All are welcome to participate in the annual Stations of the Cross on the Christian observance of Good Friday. This walking journey involves prayer and reflection on the passion and death of Jesus Christ.

Holy Week: Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion

Friday, April 2, 3 p.m.

Holt Chapel

Easter Mass

Sunday, April 4, 10 a.m. and noon

Location TBD

Easter Sunday is the Christian celebration of Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead. All are welcome to join Catholic Campus Ministry for Mass on campus. Please visit https://org.elon.edu/ccm for an up-to-date schedule and location.

Yom HaShoah: Ceremony of Remembrance,
“Rising from the Ashes: Stories, Poems, Reflections”

Thursday April 8, 9:45 a.m.

Facebook Live @elonhillel

Join us virtually to mark Yom HaShoah or “Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust and Heroism.” Every year we gather as a community to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and to remind us all of the terrible deeds that can be carried out when bigotry, hatred and indifference are regarded as normal. Elon students, faculty and staff will share quotes and stories to remember the lives of those who died as a result of the racial purity measures in German-controlled Europe during World War II, to honor those who survived and remind of their experiences during this dark time. Sponsored by Hillel, Jewish Life and Jewish Studies

Yom HaShoah: The Reading of the Names

Thursday, April 8, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

We will gather to read aloud the names of people who perished in the Shoah. Elon will join this tradition to emphasize the depth of loss by reading the names of Holocaust victims, each accompanied by a year and location one after another. We encourage members of the Elon community to participate in this collaborative act of remembrance. Sponsored by Hillel, Jewish Life and Jewish Studies

An Evening with Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia and WikiTribune

The Baird Lecture Series
Thursday, April 8, 7:30 p.m.

Virtual Presentation available at www.elon.edu/live

Jimmy Wales is a leading technology futurist and founder of Wikipedia, the fifth-most popular website worldwide, and WikiTribune, an ad-free global news platform. Named one of TIME’S “100 Most Influential People,” Wales has been recognized by the World Economic Forum as one of top 250 leaders around the world for his professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to shape the future. Wales is a fellow of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and serves on the boards of Socialtext, a provider of wiki technology to businesses, and the nonprofit organization Creative Commons.

The Baird Lecture Series was endowed in 2002 by a generous gift from James H. Baird and his late wife, Jane M. Baird, of Burlington, N.C. The Bairds were the first presidents of the Elon Parents Council, and their involvement with the university has spanned more than 35 years. Previous speakers have included David McCullough, Anna Quindlen, Tom Friedman, George Will, Frank McCourt, Dave Barry, Siddartha Mukherjee and former Australian Prime Minister Julia Guillard.

Department of Performing Arts presents
Euripedes’ “Medea”

Friday, April 9

Directed by Frederick J. Rubeck
Available at www.elonperformingarts.com

Royal intrigue, murder, political upheaval, religion and revenge loom large in Euripides’ classic tale which remains as relevant as today’s sensationalized headlines. This new adaptation imagines the famous tragedy in a media-infused world where the main characters battle the public eye along with one another.

The Great Dubois: Masters of Variety

Tuesday, April 13

Virtual entertainment; now on demand

This unique two-person circus show is a fast-paced, high-energy experience for all ages showcasing incredible feats of juggling, hula hoops, unicycle, aerial, circus stunts, contortion, magic and audience interaction all wrapped in a blanket of comedy. Recently featured in Hugh Jackman’s hit movie “The Greatest Showman”, The Great DuBois have an impressive list of credits, including appearances in the Tony Award-winning “Pippin,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Night with David Letterman” and the movie “Burlesque.”  The award-winning partnership of Michael DuBois and Viktoria Grimmy have five generations of circus performance between them, and have wowed crowds at countless shows at theaters, universities, cruise ships, fairs and festivals all over the world.

Tectonic Plates, Alamance County’s Science Café: “Gardening and environmental pollutants”

Tuesday, April 13, 7 p.m.

Zoom discussion

Learn cutting-edge science in a relaxed informal atmosphere without all the technical jargon. Programs are held on the second Tuesday of each month (September through May). In April, Bryan Luukinen, senior program coordinator at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, will discuss soil contaminants and pesticides.
Meeting information will be available at https://www.facebook.com/TectonicPlatesScienceCafe.

Elon Percussion Ensemble Spring Concert

Wednesday, April 14, 7:30 p.m.

Virtual concert available at Facebook Live

Join the Percussion Ensemble for their spring program, featuring music of contemporary composers. Directed by Marianna Poole, the program includes a variety of musical styles played on both traditional and “found object” instruments. Sponsored by the Department of Music

Holi Celebration

Friday, April 16, time TBD

Virtual Celebration

A Hindu spring festival of color and sharing love, Holi marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring. In the past, we have thrown colored powder to celebrate the earth returning to color and life and good triumphing over evil. Stay tuned for more details!

Sponsored by Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life

Department of Performing Arts presents
Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”

Friday, April 16

Directed by Kim Shively
Virtual performance available at www.elonperformingarts.com

Shakespeare’s classic tale is reimagined in this bloody, 75-minute adaptation of “Macbeth.” What happens when the wrong man becomes king? “Macbeth” is the tale of a warrior who would murder to become king. But is he taking control of his own destiny or simply a victim of fate? In a world haunted with witchcraft and politics, “Macbeth” explores the blurred lines between good and evil with a modern lesson for today’s audience. Contains depictions of violence and gore. Not suitable for audiences under 13.

Carolyn Finney, “Seeing Green: Christian Cooper, John Muir & Playing the Long Game”

Thursday, April 22, 6 p.m.

Zoom presentation, advance registration recommended

Central Park birder Christian Cooper. George Floyd. Removal of Confederate Statues. Renaming of institutions. Reparations. Systemic Racism. What’s the environment got to do with it? How do we meet this moment? Drawing from her book, “Black Faces, White Spaces,” her relationships “in the field” and her lived experience, Dr. Finney explores the complexities and contradictions of our past, the realities of our present and the possibilities of our future as it relates to green space, race, and the power to shape the places we live in our own image.

Sponsored by the Office of Sustainability; African & African-American Studies; Campus Recreation & Wellness; Center for Environmental Studies; Center for Race, Ethnicity, & Diversity Education; and Public Health Studies

Earth, Sky, Water, Fire

Thursday, April 22, 7:30 p.m.

Virtual concert from McCrary Theatre available on Facebook Live

Under the direction of Stephen A. Futrell, the Elon Chorale teams up with the Elon World Percussion Ensemble directed by Jim Roberts, to celebrate Earth Day with a performance of South African songs.


Elon Camerata in Recital

Sunday, April 25, 3 p.m.

Virtual concert from McCrary Theatre available on Facebook Live

Camerata performs Joan Szymko’s “A Burst of Song” featuring writings of Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore, as well as Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s “Romancero Gitano.” Guest appearances by Elon music faculty: Cary Harwood, guitar; Christy Wisuthseriwong, piano; Julie Celona-VanGorden, soprano; and Dan Callaway, tenor.

élan Walk of Fame

Tuesday, April 27, 7:30 p.m.

Virtual concert from McCrary Theatre available on Facebook Live

Elon’s a cappella/vocal jazz ensemble, élan, presents a variety of pieces from blockbuster Hollywood films from the 1930s to present day featuring student soloists and rhythm section.

Department of Performing Arts presents “Fugitive Songs”

Friday, April 30

Available at www.elonperformingarts.com
Directed by Deborah Leamy

“Fugitive Songs” is a 19-song journey across America featuring a diverse cast of characters depicted by a multi-cultural ensemble. Blending traditional folk music with contemporary, pop and gospel genres, this show is a sung-thru, slice-of-life series of vignettes with a central focus on our shared humanity.