Elon Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, “Music of Kevin Day”

Monday, May 1

Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

The ECCE serves to create, promote and share contemporary music within the Elon/Burlington area and the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina so that Elon University students and audience members have an opportunity to learn, explore and appreciate modern compositional techniques used by innovative composers. This concert will feature music of composer Kevin Day and will culminate with a world premiere performance of Kevin’s music. Sponsored by the Department of Music and made possible by a Funds for Excellence in the Arts & Sciences grant, with additional support from the Office of Cultural & Special Programs and the Division of Inclusive Excellence

Molly McCully Brown, creative nonfiction reading

NEW DATE: Tuesday, May 2

Sacred Space, Numen Lumen Pavilion, 7 p.m.

Molly McCully Brown’s 2020 essay collection, “Places I’ve Taken My Body,” focuses on living with disabilities, in her case cerebral palsy. A recipient of a United States Artists Fellowship, a Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship, an Amy Lowell Scholarship and the Jeff Baskin Writers Fellowship, Brown is also the author of two poetry collections, including “The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded,” which won the 2016 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize and was named a New York Times Critics’ Top Book of 2017. Brown teaches creative nonfiction in the MFA program at Old Dominion University. Sponsored by The Department of English

Elon Music Ambassadors Spring Concert

Tuesday, May 2

McCrary Theatre, Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m.

Under the direction of Virginia Novine-Whittaker, the Elon Music Ambassadors will showcase its Spring touring concert, featuring a wide variety of genres from jazz to pop. This eclectic ensemble of 11 talented musicians, instrumentalists and vocalists, each selected to represent Elon University to prospective students and preform for special university events. Join them for an exciting evening of music that will have you dancing in your seat. Sponsored by the Department of Music

Elon Bands Spring Concert, “Good vs. Evil”

Thursday, May 4

McCrary Theatre, Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m.

The Elon band program concludes its season with a program of music inspired by good vs. evil. The program will include a wide variety of established and newly composed music. Sponsored by the Department of Music

BA/BFA Thesis Exhibition

Friday, May 5

Gallery 406, Arts West, artists talk and opening ceremony, 5:30 p.m.

This exhibition is part of the graduating Elon art majors’ capstone experience. It represents the culmination of their art-making endeavors. During the opening reception, each exhibiting artist will present brief statements offering context to their thesis. Exhibition continues through May 19.

Elon Opera Workshop presents “Suor Angelica” by Giacoma Puccini

Friday, May 5

Elon Community Church, 271 North Williamson Avenue, Elon, North Carolina 7:30 p.m.

“Suor Angelica,” a one-act opera, is a tragic tale of a woman who has spent the last 7 years in a convent after having a child out of wedlock. The opera follows the nuns on a holiday, a celebration of May and the start of the spring, as they enjoy their aspects of everyday life. Sponsored by the Department of Music

Tectonic Plates: Alamance County’s Science Café with Eryn Bernardy, “Germ warfare at the cellular level”

Tuesday, May 9

Burlington Beer Works, 103 E. Front Street., Burlington, NC. 7 p.m.

Each month on second Tuesdays, a different scientist will present an hour-long talk on an engaging topic. In February, Elon University Assistant Professor of Biology, Eryn Bernardy, will be the special guest. Events are held on the 2nd floor of BBW and there is no entrance fee. Learn cutting edge science in a relaxed, informal atmosphere without all the technical jargon. For more information, contact Dave Gammon, dgammon@elon.edu.

Spring Choral Showcase

Tuesday, May 9

McCrary Theatre, Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m.

Directed by Stephen Futrell

Our spring choral concert includes University Chorale and the Elon Camerata each performing their own set of repertoire. Featured works performed by Chorale will be Beck’s choral song cycle Seasons, Gimon’s “The Language of the Stars,” and Locklair’s “Break Away!” Camerata will present a selection of pieces by various composers featuring Shakespearean texts. Both groups will combine to present a medley from Hair, “Light” from Next to Normal, and a medley from The Preacher’s Wife with guest vocal soloist Khydijah Wiley. Also appearing on the concert will be the Burlington Boys Choir, Bill Allred conductor, presenting a variety of selections to be performed at their upcoming appearance at the Baltimore Boychoir Festival. All groups will combine for a special finale.

No admission charge, however, audience members are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item. Items collected will be donated to Blessed Sacrament Little Portion Food Pantry (serving Alamance County).