Department of Performing Arts presents
“The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin”

Friday, March 5, 7:30 p.m.

Directed by Julio Agustin Matos; choreographed by Keshia Wall; music direction by Dan Gibson; dramaturg, cfrancis blackchild

Virtual performance available at www.elonperformingarts.com

In a humorous and pointed coming-of-age story spanning the 1960s through the 1990s, Viveca blithely sails through the confusing worlds of racism, sexism and Broadway showbiz until she’s forced to face the devasting effect self-denial has had on her life.


Tectonic Plates, Alamance County’s Science Café: “Epigenetics and brain development”

Tuesday, March 9, 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 March, Andrew Hawkey of Duke University’s School of Medicine, will discuss recent and future research on THC exposure and its neurobehavioral effects on offspring.

Information is available at https://www.facebook.com/TectonicPlatesScienceCafe.


Shana Tucker, cello

Wednesday, March 10, 7:30 p.m.

Virtual concert available here

Shana Tucker’s unique genre of ChamberSoul™ weaves jazz, roots, folk, acoustic pop, and a touch of R&B. She is intrinsically drawn to acoustic instruments because of their resonance, warmth, and intimacy. ChamberSoul brings the audience closer and makes the music tangible, no matter how large or small the room. Tucker studied cello at Howard University in Washington, DC, where she took her first dive into improvisational performance and honed her singer-songwriting skills. She later received her degree in violoncello performance from CUNY-Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, where she studied with master cellist Marion Feldman. Shortly after the release of her debut CD “SHiNE” in 2011, Cirque du Soleil recruiters invited Tucker to be cellist/vocalist for the show, “KÀ” in Las Vegas, where she performed for five years before returning to North Carolina.


Department of Performing Arts presents
“The Spring Dance Concert”

Friday-Saturday, March 12-13, 7:30 p.m.

Directed by Jen Guy Metcalf
Virtual performance available at www.elonperformingarts.com

The Spring Dance Concert features choreography by dance faculty and guest artist choreographers including Renay Aumiller, Casey Avaunt, Gaspard Louis, Jen Guy Metcalf, Cheri Stokes, Alexandra Warren and Clarice Young.


Grand Night

Sunday, March 21, 7:30 p.m.

Directed by Dan Callaway
Virtual performance available at www.elonperformingarts.com

An evening of student-conceived and created numbers that range from Broadway’s golden age to contemporary works. The performance features all of Elon’s music theatre majors.


Lee Rocker (of the Stray Cats)

Tuesday, March 23

Virtual concert available at 5 p.m.

Lee Rocker made his mark as a founding member of The Stray Cats, the Rockabilly-revival sensation of the 1980s and 1990s. He is still playing, spinning and rocking his giant upright bass as he performs with his own all-star band. His concert show includes mega-hits “Stray Cat Strut,” “Sexy and Seventeen,” and “Rock this Town,” with time to tell stories about his days on the road with legends like George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, Leon Russell and John Fogerty.


Annual Geography Lecture: Race, Religion, and Food

Friday, March 26, 2 p.m.

Virtual presentation available on Zoom

Priscilla McCutcheon is a geographer at the University of Kentucky whose research is situated at the intersections of race, religion and food. She writes about faith-based food movements and cross-racial kitchen table dialogue.


Passover Seder

Saturday, March 27, 5:30 p.m.

Virtual and in-person, location TBD

Please join the Elon Hillel community for our annual Passover Seder, a musical and interactive community journey from slavery to freedom. Elon Hillel’s Passover seder is open to the entire community. This year, we will have both virtual and small, safe, in-person options to celebrate renewal, springtime and freedom. Tickets will be for sale on Elon Hillel’s website: www.elon.edu/HillelSponsored by Hillel and Jewish Life


Leigh Merrill, “Latent Architecture”

Monday, March 29 – Friday, April 30

Art installation, Gallery 406, Arts West

Leigh Merrill’s exhibition of digitally collaged photographic and video work that explores the impact of desire, simulation and perception on contemporary landscapes. The urban landscape is often a post-modern offering of architecture referencing other eras or locations. Merrill seeks out this longing and desire while echoing the cultural, historical and perceptual forces that impact our experience of place. Merrill culls through thousands of individual photographs and videos made of architecture and landscaping and assembles these sources to create her work. Some of the images have veracity, but more often they suggest a visual hyperbole – an embellished scene circulating around a small object or detail. Merrill received her BFA from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and her MFA from Mills College in Oakland, California. She currently lives and works in Dallas as associate professor of art at Texas A&M University-Commerce.


Blair Imani, “Intersectional Interfaith”

Wednesday, March 31, 6:30 p.m.

Virtual presentation

Blair Imani is a critically-acclaimed historian, advocate and activist. The author of two historical books, “Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History” (2018) and “Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and The Black American Dream” (2020), she centers women and girls, global Black communities and the LGBTQIA community. Imani will speak on the crucial importance of interfaith work engaging learning and advocacy around race, gender, sexuality and historically marginalized identities. Sponsored by the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, the Gender and LGBTQIA Center, Liberal Arts Forum, Muslim Life at Elon and Spirit and Pride