Yom HaShoah – “The Reading of the Names”

Wednesday, May 1
Engagement Area, Moseley Center, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

On Yom HaShoah, the Jewish holiday originally established by the Israeli government in 1953 as a day for the citizens of Israel to remember those murdered during the Holocaust, Jewish communities and individuals worldwide will gather in cities to read aloud the names of persons who perished in the Shoah. Every community has a different list. 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.


Red Circle Showcase

Thursday, May 2
Center for the Arts, Room 117 (Studio A), 4:30 p.m.

Supervised and mentored by Renay Aumiller

The Elon BFA Dance Program presents a Red Circle Showcase, an informal presentation of student choreographic works-in-progress. Discussion and feedback by the audience follows this artist-friendly performance.


Department of Performing Arts presents “The 1940s Radio Hour”

Thursday-Monday, May 2-6
Roberts Studio Theatre, Scott Studios at Arts West

May 2-3 and 6th at 7:30 p.m.; May 4 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; May 5 at 2 p.m.

Book by Walton Jones based on an idea by Walton Jones and Carol Lees, Music by various composers, Directed by Linda Sabo

A different time is evoked in this live radio broadcast of The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. Tunes such as “Black Magic,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Our Love is Here to Stay,” “Blues in the Night,” and a host of others are featured. The spirit of that bygone era when the world was at war is accurately captured as the station’s harassed producer copes with members of his team: a drunk lead singer, “Pops” the backstage bookmaking doorman, a delivery boy who wants a chance in front of the mic, and the second banana who dreams of singing a ballad. A shortened radio version of A Christmas Carol is even presented accomplishing sound effects the old-fashioned way. This show is 90 minutes of zany fun and classic songs from The Great American Songbook. Admission: $15 or Elon ID. Reservations are highly recommended and will be offered beginning April 25 at www.elonperformingarts.com or the Roberts Studio Reservation Line at (336) 278-5650.


Lavender Graduation & Awards Dinner

Friday, May 3
Lakeside Hall, 5 p.m.

Annually kicking off Commencement Season, this event recognizes and honors graduating LGBTQIA & Ally seniors as well as outstanding employees, departments, initiatives and students across all years.  Lavender Graduation participants receive a framed certificate, a lavender grad cap, rainbow tassel and alumni gift.  Welcome to all, this event brings together families, friends, partners, faculty and staff mentors and community members to reflect on students’ achievements and cheer on our graduates in a final farewell from Elon’s LGBTQIA & Ally community family.

RSVP Required to Matthew Antonio Bosch, Director of the Gender & LGBTQIA Center via mbosch3@elon.edu. Sponsored by the Gender & LGBTQIA Center


Senior BA Thesis Exhibition

Friday, May 3
Opening reception, Gallery 406, Arts West, 5:30 p.m.

These exhibitions are part of the graduating Elon Art Major’s capstone experience. It represents the culmination of their art making endeavors. During the opening receptions, each exhibiting artist will present brief statements that offers context to their thesis. Exhibition continues through Friday, May 24.


Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert

Saturday, May 4
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

The concert program will be a culmination of the ensemble’s hard work throughout the course of the entire 2018-19 academic year.  With a program comprised of a wide variety of jazz styles, this concert is sure to have something for everyone. Sponsored by the Department of Music


Elon Electric Ensemble: Sounds of the 70s

Wednesday, May 8
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Many consider the 1970s to be the Golden Age of rock music. E3 performs some of the great songs from the era by artists such as David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, The Eagles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tom Petty, The Police and Pink Floyd. Sponsored by the Department of Music


Elon University Opera Workshop Spring Scenes and Concert

Thursday, May 9
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Directed by Polly Butler Cornelius


Techtronica Spring Concert

Friday, May 10
Elon Taphouse, 10:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Department of Music


Elon Music Ambassadors Spring Concert,
“It’s About Time”

Sunday, May 12
Yeager Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Under the direction of Professor Virginia Novine-Whittaker, the Elon Music Ambassadors instrumental and vocal ensemble presents their spring concert, an entertaining program featuring music inspired by the passing of time. Sponsored by the Department of Music


Tectonic Plates: Alamance County’s Science Café: “Translating Harry Potter magic using real life physics”

Tuesday, May 14
Fat Frogg Bar and Grill, Elon, 7 p.m.

Learn cutting edge science in a relaxed informal atmosphere without all the technical jargon. Programs held on the second Tuesday of each month (September through May). In May, Tectonic Plates welcomes Kyle Altman, Elon associate professor of physics.

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


Phoenix Winds Spring Concert

Tuesday, May 14

McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

The wind ensemble concert features trombone soloist Nathan Phillips. Sponsored by the Department of Music


Baccalaureate

Thursday, May 23
Alumni Memorial Gymnasium, 3 p.m.

Baccalaureate is a University tradition and graduation event that showcases the multiple traditions and world views of graduating student leaders. Join us as we send off our students in hope and celebration.