Thursday, January 9

Jonathan Eig, “Beyond the Dream: Embracing A More Complicated Martin Luther King, Jr.”

McCrary Theatre, Center for the Arts, 6 p.m.
Liberal Arts Forum Lecture and Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Address

In hallowing Martin Luther King, Jr., we have hollowed him. We have replaced his radical vision for justice with a romantic image of a man who stands for little more than love and peace. For the past seven years, Jonathan Eig has traveled across the country, meeting the people who knew King personally, recording their stories and learning about the real MLK – the complicated one, the flawed one, the radical one, the one we really need in today’s bitter divided world. Admission: $15 or Elon ID. Tickets available beginning December 2 at

Tuesday, January 14

Tectonic Plates: Alamance County’s Science Café – “Enrichment at the Animal Park”

Burlington Beer Works, Burlington, NC, 7 p.m.

Each month on second Tuesdays from 7 to 8 p.m., a different scientist will present an engaging topic at Burlington Beer Works in downtown Burlington. In January, Megan Millard will discuss life at the Animal Park at the Conservator’s Center.

All Tectonic Plates events are free and open to the public. Expect a lively event in a relaxed atmosphere without all the technical jargon. Tectonic Plates runs from September through May. For more information about Tectonic Plates, contact Dave Gammon, professor of biology at Elon.

Saturday-Sunday, January 18-19
Tuesday-Thursday, January 21-23
Friday-Sunday, January 31-February 2

Department of Performing Arts presents “Paradise Lost”
by Erin Shields

Susanne Shawyer, director
Roberts Studio Theatre, Scott Studios at Arts West
Jan. 18, 21-23, 31 and Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 18-19 and Feb. 1-2 at 2 p.m.

A witty, modern, feminist retelling of John Milton’s epic poem about the cosmic battle between good and evil. Reservations are highly recommended and will be offered beginning January 10 at

Friday, January 31

Joseph Bologne International Piano Competition

Opening Gala Recital: Maya Kilburn, violin; Ray Kilburn, piano

Yeager Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the Department of Music

Saturday, February 1

Joseph Bologne International Piano Competition for High School Pianists – Final Round recital, sponsored by Steinway and the Department of Music

Yeager Recital Hall, 7 p.m.