Events Listed As Family Activities

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7 p.m.
Frozen PlutoWarm summer evenings are some of the best times to learn the night sky. There are well known constellations such as Cygnus, Lyra and Aquila. The Milky Way is at its brightest and interstellar dust lanes of our galaxy are visible to the eye in locations far from city lights. In addition to the bright stars and familiar constellations, through most of this summer the planets Venus, Jupiter and Saturn are bright and easy to see. The summer of 2015 will also be historic. The NASA space probe New Horizons will reach Pluto and beam back the first close-up pictures of this small, frozen world. Join us at the Brown Planetarium to see the summer sky in all its beauty and for an update on humanity’s first exploration of Pluto.
2:30 p.m.
Flight AdventuresDiscover the science of flight through birds, kites, planes, and more. Learn about famous inventors and aviators of the past and the pioneers who first revealed the 4 forces of flight. During this show, you will be introduced to how NASA is discovering new and safer ways to travel with the help of future engineers and aviators.
4 p.m.
Cosmic ColorsCosmic Colors will take guests on a wondrous journey across the "electromagnetic spectrum." Discover the various reasons for color - like why the sky is blue and why Mars is red. Take a tour within a plant leaf and journey inside the human eye. Investigate x-rays by voyaging to a monstrous black hole and then back on Earth at your doctor's office. Get ready for an amazing adventure under a rainbow of cosmic light.
7 p.m.
Frozen PlutoWarm summer evenings are some of the best times to learn the night sky. There are well known constellations such as Cygnus, Lyra and Aquila. The Milky Way is at its brightest and interstellar dust lanes of our galaxy are visible to the eye in locations far from city lights. In addition to the bright stars and familiar constellations, through most of this summer the planets Venus, Jupiter and Saturn are bright and easy to see. The summer of 2015 will also be historic. The NASA space probe New Horizons will reach Pluto and beam back the first close-up pictures of this small, frozen world. Join us at the Brown Planetarium to see the summer sky in all its beauty and for an update on humanity’s first exploration of Pluto.
2:30 p.m.
Flight AdventuresDiscover the science of flight through birds, kites, planes, and more. Learn about famous inventors and aviators of the past and the pioneers who first revealed the 4 forces of flight. During this show, you will be introduced to how NASA is discovering new and safer ways to travel with the help of future engineers and aviators.
4 p.m.
Cosmic ColorsCosmic Colors will take guests on a wondrous journey across the "electromagnetic spectrum." Discover the various reasons for color - like why the sky is blue and why Mars is red. Take a tour within a plant leaf and journey inside the human eye. Investigate x-rays by voyaging to a monstrous black hole and then back on Earth at your doctor's office. Get ready for an amazing adventure under a rainbow of cosmic light.
All Day Event
Design Works Summer StudioThis academic experience is for high school juniors and seniors of all backgrounds and professional interests. Offered by the College of Architecture and Planning.
All Day Event
Design Works Summer StudioThis academic experience is for high school juniors and seniors of all backgrounds and professional interests. Offered by the College of Architecture and Planning.
All Day Event
Design Works Summer StudioThis academic experience is for high school juniors and seniors of all backgrounds and professional interests. Offered by the College of Architecture and Planning.
All Day Event
Design Works Summer StudioThis academic experience is for high school juniors and seniors of all backgrounds and professional interests. Offered by the College of Architecture and Planning.
All Day Event
Design Works Summer StudioThis academic experience is for high school juniors and seniors of all backgrounds and professional interests. Offered by the College of Architecture and Planning.
All Day Event
Design Works Summer StudioThis academic experience is for high school juniors and seniors of all backgrounds and professional interests. Offered by the College of Architecture and Planning.
7 p.m.
Frozen PlutoWarm summer evenings are some of the best times to learn the night sky. There are well known constellations such as Cygnus, Lyra and Aquila. The Milky Way is at its brightest and interstellar dust lanes of our galaxy are visible to the eye in locations far from city lights. In addition to the bright stars and familiar constellations, through most of this summer the planets Venus, Jupiter and Saturn are bright and easy to see. The summer of 2015 will also be historic. The NASA space probe New Horizons will reach Pluto and beam back the first close-up pictures of this small, frozen world. Join us at the Brown Planetarium to see the summer sky in all its beauty and for an update on humanity’s first exploration of Pluto.
All Day Event
Design Works Summer StudioThis academic experience is for high school juniors and seniors of all backgrounds and professional interests. Offered by the College of Architecture and Planning.
2:30 p.m.
Flight AdventuresDiscover the science of flight through birds, kites, planes, and more. Learn about famous inventors and aviators of the past and the pioneers who first revealed the 4 forces of flight. During this show, you will be introduced to how NASA is discovering new and safer ways to travel with the help of future engineers and aviators.
4 p.m.
Cosmic ColorsCosmic Colors will take guests on a wondrous journey across the "electromagnetic spectrum." Discover the various reasons for color - like why the sky is blue and why Mars is red. Take a tour within a plant leaf and journey inside the human eye. Investigate x-rays by voyaging to a monstrous black hole and then back on Earth at your doctor's office. Get ready for an amazing adventure under a rainbow of cosmic light.
7 p.m.
Frozen PlutoWarm summer evenings are some of the best times to learn the night sky. There are well known constellations such as Cygnus, Lyra and Aquila. The Milky Way is at its brightest and interstellar dust lanes of our galaxy are visible to the eye in locations far from city lights. In addition to the bright stars and familiar constellations, through most of this summer the planets Venus, Jupiter and Saturn are bright and easy to see. The summer of 2015 will also be historic. The NASA space probe New Horizons will reach Pluto and beam back the first close-up pictures of this small, frozen world. Join us at the Brown Planetarium to see the summer sky in all its beauty and for an update on humanity’s first exploration of Pluto.
2:30 p.m.
Flight AdventuresDiscover the science of flight through birds, kites, planes, and more. Learn about famous inventors and aviators of the past and the pioneers who first revealed the 4 forces of flight. During this show, you will be introduced to how NASA is discovering new and safer ways to travel with the help of future engineers and aviators.
4 p.m.
Cosmic ColorsCosmic Colors will take guests on a wondrous journey across the "electromagnetic spectrum." Discover the various reasons for color - like why the sky is blue and why Mars is red. Take a tour within a plant leaf and journey inside the human eye. Investigate x-rays by voyaging to a monstrous black hole and then back on Earth at your doctor's office. Get ready for an amazing adventure under a rainbow of cosmic light.
7 p.m.
Frozen PlutoWarm summer evenings are some of the best times to learn the night sky. There are well known constellations such as Cygnus, Lyra and Aquila. The Milky Way is at its brightest and interstellar dust lanes of our galaxy are visible to the eye in locations far from city lights. In addition to the bright stars and familiar constellations, through most of this summer the planets Venus, Jupiter and Saturn are bright and easy to see. The summer of 2015 will also be historic. The NASA space probe New Horizons will reach Pluto and beam back the first close-up pictures of this small, frozen world. Join us at the Brown Planetarium to see the summer sky in all its beauty and for an update on humanity’s first exploration of Pluto.
2:30 p.m.
Flight AdventuresDiscover the science of flight through birds, kites, planes, and more. Learn about famous inventors and aviators of the past and the pioneers who first revealed the 4 forces of flight. During this show, you will be introduced to how NASA is discovering new and safer ways to travel with the help of future engineers and aviators.
4 p.m.
Cosmic ColorsCosmic Colors will take guests on a wondrous journey across the "electromagnetic spectrum." Discover the various reasons for color - like why the sky is blue and why Mars is red. Take a tour within a plant leaf and journey inside the human eye. Investigate x-rays by voyaging to a monstrous black hole and then back on Earth at your doctor's office. Get ready for an amazing adventure under a rainbow of cosmic light.
4 p.m.
Co-commissioned by the Kennedy Center, LIVE WIRE! The Electricity Tour is premiering in Washington, DC in September 2014. Doktor Kaboom will explore the fundamentals of electrical energy and the history of humanity’s adventures into its potential. At the dawn of the 19th century mankind first harnessed the power of electricity, the world changed and the journey still continues.
7:30 p.m.
Eisenhower Dance celebrates its silver anniversary with a spectacular touring production! With the goal of traveling to 25 cities during its 25th year, the company will celebrate with an exiting production of breathtaking choreography. The program will include new creations by internationally-recognized choreographers, such as Ron de Jesus, Gina Patterson, Edgar Zendejas and artistic director Laurie Eisenhower, among others. 25 in the 25th highlights what Eisenhower Dance does best--showcasing stunning dancers in exhilarating choreography!
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Pruis Hall
PigPen Theatre Co. began creating their unique brand of music, film, and theatre as freshmen at Carnegie Mellon University in 2007. Their debut indie-folk album, “Bremen”, was named #10 album of the year in The Huffington Post’s 2012 Grammy preview. Their follow up EP, “The Way I’m Running”, was premiered by American Songwriter and released on October 8th, 2013. Their sophomore album is slated for release in the summer of 2015.
7:30 p.m.
Revering the tremendous legacy of The Four Tops, Temptations and Supremes, Shadows of the 60’s brings to life these songs that span decades. Meticulous attention to style is taken to reproduce the music, note for note and in the original keys and arrangements. This night of musical memories highlights the hits of three of Motown’s most prominent artists. This true rendition concludes with a grand finale featuring the music of Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Martha Reeves, Junior Walker, and more!
7:30 p.m.
Global music sensation Celtic Woman brings its 10th Anniversary World Tour to Emens Auditorium on October 2nd. This enchanting musical experience features Celtic Woman performing a treasure chest of traditional Irish standards, classical favorites and contemporary pop songs, in the group’s distinctive signature style. The 10th Anniversary World Tour features four sublimely gifted Irish women - three angelic vocalists and a dazzling Celtic violinist - with a full band, plus the Aontas Choir, bagpipers, and Irish dancers all under the direction of Emmy®-nominated music producer David Downes. A true celebration of an incredible 10-year journey that has already captivated millions, don’t miss Celtic Woman live in concert! www.CelticWoman.com
7:30 p.m.
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is a group of all-singing, all-strumming Ukulele players, using instruments bought with loose change, which believes that all genres of music are available for reinterpretation, as long as they are played on the Ukulele. A concert by the Ukulele Orchestra is a funny, virtuosic, twanging, awesome, foot-stomping obituary of rock-n-roll and melodious light entertainment featuring only the “bonsai guitar” and a menagerie of voices in a collision of post-punk performance and toe-tapping oldies.
7:30 p.m.
Hailed by Time Magazine as, “Musical Theatre Gold,” Bullets Over Broadway is the hilarious musical comedy about the making of a Broadway show. Written by Woody Allen, Bullets Over Broadway is the story of a young playwright who, in desperate need of financial backing for his next show, accepts an offer he can’t refuse from a mobster looking to please his showgirl girlfriend. Loaded with big laughs, colorful characters, and the songs that made the 20s roar, Bullets Over Broadway is bringing musical comedy back with a bang.
7:30 p.m.
You can almost smell the fresh-cut pine logs and the sweat of lumberjacks as you watch them jiving to a traditional folk soundtrack. The young circus troupe hails from a small town called Saint-Alphonse-Rodriguez and they have clearly drawn upon their country roots. The artists preform incredible feats of aerial acrobatics that are directly inspired by the natural raw materials of the forest and the equipment used on the farm.
7:30 p.m.
Beyond Glory presents the stories of eight veterans from World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, rendering first hand accounts of valor, which resulted in the nations's highest military award, the Medal of Honor. Stephen Lang, award winning playwright, stage and screen star, brings these stories of eight different men to the stage in a one-man show that will reach into your very soul and keep you thoroughly spellbound.
7:30 p.m.
Jazz is America’s music and the U.S. Navy Band Commodores, the Navy’s premier jazz ensemble, have been performing the very best of big band jazz for the Navy and the nation for over 40 years. Formed in 1969, this 18-member group continues the jazz big band legacy with some of the finest musicians in the world.
7:30 p.m.
The pop culture phenomenon of Flashdance is now live on stage. With electrifying dance at its core, Flashdance: The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer. When romance with her steel mill boss threatens to complicate her ambitions, Alex learns the meaning of love and its power to fuel the pursuit of her dream.
7:30 p.m.
Rudolph and his friends are soaring off the screen and onto the stage this Holiday season in a spectacle-filled musical featuring all of your favorite characters and classic Johnny Marks songs. From fleeing the Abominable Snow Monster™ to saving Christmas, join Rudolph® and his friends, Clarice™, Hermey the Elf™ and Yukon Cornelius™ as their adventures teach us that what makes you different can be what makes you special.
7:30 p.m.
First Person: Seeing America combines iconic photographs from the Metropolitan Museum of Art - searing pictures of the Civil War and haunting portraits from the Great Depression - with the music of Ensemble Galilei and narration by NPR's Neal Conan and actress Lily Knight to create remarkable and powerful performance.
7:30 p.m.
The date is 1976 and in Brooklyn, New York, Tony Manero, a young man with a dead-end job and an extraordinary ability to dance, has only one ambition in life – to become the disco king. When he meets Stephanie, who also dreams of a world beyond Brooklyn, and they decide to train together for a dance competition, their lives begin to change forever. This brand new production of Saturday Night Fever is packed with legendary hits from the Bee Gees including the classics Stayin’ Alive, Night Fever, Jive Talking, You Should Be Dancing and How Deep is Your Love?
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Pruis Hall
Fresh from winning the Acoustic Artist of the Year award from the Blues Foundation in Memphis, Eric Bibb brings his stellar new band to the stage. Featuring multi-instrumentalist Dirk Powell (fiddle, banjo, Cajun accordion, vocals), Creole fiddler Cedric Watson and harmonica wizard Grant Dermody, this new band draws from a deep well of American roots music influences, from pre-war blues and early string band music to contemporary Americana.
7:30 p.m.
The Summer of Love Concert is a concert experience that has audiences reliving the memories and celebrating the songs of the Woodstock generation–the music that changed the world. All arrangements are played live and note-for-note by the highest caliber of musicians, including a horn section, rhythm section, singers, string section, back-up vocalists, keyboardists, guitarists and more.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Pruis Hall
In the last dozen years, no traditional Irish band has had a wider impact on audiences and music lovers throughout the world than Altan. They have moved audiences from Donegal to Tokyo to Seattle with their heartwarming, dynamic live performances and with their exquisitely produced, award-winning recordings that range from the most touching old Irish songs to hard-hitting reels and jigs.
7:30 p.m.
The music defined a generation, captured the hearts and ideals of millions, and now North Americans will be able to relive the memories as Annerin Productions proudly presents LET IT BE - A Celebration of the Music of The Beatles!
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Pruis Hall
18 South's music is created by a wide array of influences. The organic and earthy quality of their sound rings with overtones of Blues, Bluegrass, Jazz and Gospel. It lends itself perfectly to their stripped down acoustic approach that is truly "Americana". The Band member résumé’s read like an Encyclopedia of Musical History and once you see them live, you'll know why they are individually some the most well respected musicians on the scene today.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Pruis Hall
Carrie Newcomer has been described as “a soaring songstress” by Billboard, a “prairie mystic” by the Boston Globe. One of the definitive voices of the heartland and progressive spirituality, Newcomer has the ability for sharp observation of the world. Newcomer has attracted a devoted following with her warm voice, exquisite melodies, and an irreverent yet spiritual view of the world. As in the work of poets Mary Oliver and Wendell Berry, Newcomer’s songs are based in the ordinary, and infused with images from the natural world.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Pruis Hall
From a journey that began in 1992, with two sisters and a friend traveling in a van playing gigs for anyone and anywhere, to half a mission record sales locally and multiple ARIA awards, The Waifs have plenty of tales to tell through their music.
7:30 p.m.
At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing…and anything is possible. Ragtime returns to North America in a striking, all-new touring production. The stories of an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician unfold - set in turn-of-the-century New York - all three united by their desire and belief in a brighter tomorrow. Their compelling stories are set to theatre's richest and most glorious Tony Award®-winning score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens.