Department of Performing Arts presents “Head Over Heels”

Thursday-Friday, November 3-4

McCrary Theatre, Center for the Arts

7:30 p.m., both nights

Book by Jeff Whitty adapted by James Macgruder • Music and lyrics by The Go-Go’s • Director: Julio Agustin Matos, Jr.

“Head Over Heels” is a laugh-out-loud love story set to the music of the iconic 1980s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, including the hit songs “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation,” and Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven is a Place on Earth” and “Mad About You.” A hilarious, exuberant celebration of love, “Head Over Heels” follows the escapades of a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction – only to discover the key to their survival lies within each of their own hearts. Admission: $15 or Elon ID. Tickets available beginning October 7 at elon.universitytickets.com. For information, call (336) 278-5610.


Wendy Suzuki, “Good Anxiety: Harnessing the Power of the Most Misunderstood Emotion”

Tuesday, November 1

McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center, 7 p.m.

Elon University Speaker Series • Voices of Discovery Science Speaker Series

A world-renowned neuroscientist and recognized international authority on neuroplasticity, Wendy Suzuki is best known for her research examining how the brain forms long-term memories. In her book “Good Anxiety: Harnessing the Power of the Most Misunderstood Emotion,” Suzuki draws on cutting-edge research as well as her own intimate struggles to encourage everyone to not view anxiety as a curse, but as a unique gift that can be leveraged to help solve life’s problems including social phobia, cycles of stress and sleeplessness, fear of performance or public speaking and much more.


Elon University Percussion Ensemble Fall Concert

Wednesday, November 2

Yeager Recital Hall, Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m.

Mariana Poole, director

The Percussion Ensemble’s exciting fall program features the music of contemporary composers. The program includes a variety of musical styles played on both traditional and “found object” instruments. You never know what will happen next! Sponsored by the Department of Music


Tectonic Plates: Alamance County’s Science Café with Dianne Person, Elon University Anatomical Gift Program

Tuesday, November 8

Fat Frogg Bar and Grill, 2009 Timberline Station Drive, Elon, NC, 6 p.m.

Each month on second Tuesdays, a different scientist will present an hour-long talk on an engaging topic. In November, Dianne Person, director of the Anatomical Gift Program in Elon’s School of Health Sciences, will lead the discussion. Expect a lively event in a relaxed atmosphere without all the technical jargon. For more information, visit facebook.com/TectonicPlatesScienceCafe


Elon Orchestra Fall Concert

Tuesday, November 8

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

Director Thomas Erdmann opens his 19th season as music director with soloist, and Elon professor, Polly Butler Cornelius singing Rachmaninoff’s wonderful “Vocalise.” Also, on the program is “Symphony No. 2” by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, a Guadeloupean Creole classical composer. Sponsored by the Department of Music


University Chorale

Thursday, November 10

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

Gerald R. Knight, director

For its fall concert, the University Chorale will perform a variety of secular and sacred selections. Sponsored by the Department of Music


Department of Performing Arts presents the Fall Dance Concert

Thursday-Saturday, November 10-12

Roberts Studio Theatre, Scott Studios at Arts West

Nov. 10, 11 at 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 12 at 2 p.m.

Artistic director: Jen Guy Metcalf

This creative, innovative and entertaining show features original choreography by faculty, guests and students. Admission: $15 or Elon ID. Reservations will be offered beginning November 3 at www.elonperformingarts.com.


Elon University Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert

Saturday, November 12

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

Rusty Smith, director

The jazz ensemble’s fall concert includes a wide-ranging program of jazz standards alongside fresh, new compositions celebrating America’s unique musical art form. Sponsored by the Department of Music


Elon Music Ambassadors

Sunday, November 13

Yeager Recital Hall, Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m.

Virginia Novine-Whittaker, director

Elon Music Ambassadors will showcase its Fall touring concert featuring a wide variety of genres from jazz to pop. This eclectic ensemble consists of 11 talented musicians, instrumentalists and vocalists. Sponsored by the Department of Music


Elon Wind Ensemble and Concert Band Concert

Tuesday, November 15

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

Jonathan Poquette, director

The wind ensemble and concert band present their fall concert. This performance will feature a wide variety of established and newly composed repertoire for band.  Sponsored by the Department of Music


Brasil

Thursday, November 17

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

Stephen A. Futrell, director

Elon’s vocal jazz ensemble, élan, will present Manhattan Transfer’s iconic “Brasil” album with rhythm section and special guest artist, two-time Emmy Award-winning composer and pianist Mike Esneault. Sponsored by the Department of Music


Festival of Lights & Luminaries

Tuesday, November 29

Historic Campus, Under the Oaks, Lambert Academic Village, 6:30 p.m.

Elon celebrates the winter season with beautiful luminaries decorating its historic campus. Learn more about the imagery of light found in different religious, spiritual, ethical and cultural world views along with live music, hot chocolate and fun! Sponsored by the Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life


Celebration of Light

Tuesday, November 29

Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Stephen A. Futrell, director

The Elon University Camerata performs a concert of sacred and secular works from centuries of choral art. This unique, reflective celebration of the season will be the sixteenth installment of a program that has become an annual part of the Elon community’s season of light. Sponsored by the Department of Music