Upcoming Events
7:30 p.m.
A Christmas TruceIndiana Public Radio proudly presents A Christmas Truce, an original piece written by Ball State University playwriting professor Tom Horan, on the Sursa Performance Hall stage on Friday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
Shaping Sound Christmas TourFrom its formation in 2003, Ernie Haase has built Signature Sound into one of the most popular and beloved quartets in all of Southern Gospel music. The group has traveled all over the world, offering energy, excitement and encouragement through its powerful brand of gospel music. EHSS continues to gain fans all around the globe with its unique performances and unmistakable four-part harmonies. EHSS is one of the most celebrated quartets in Southern Gospel History mentioned with the same "trailblazing" reverence as groups likes The Statesmen Quartet and The Cathedral Quartet.
7:30 p.m.
Mark Buselli and Brent Wallarab standing and sitting at a piano working on musicFounded in 1994, the Indianapolis-based Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra is a 17-piece ensemble that consists of some of the finest freelance jazz artists in the Midwest. The program will include a jazz suite dedicated to the 100th year of recorded jazz music as well as music to celebrate the holidays. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
6:30 p.m.
MoonsTake a journey through our solar system and explore the remarkable diversity of moons! From volcanoes and geysers to ice-covered oceans and methane rain, these natural satellites have some spectacular features, and many even exert a surprising influence on their planetary partners. Learn what these celestial bodies reveal about the history and workings of our solar system.
5 p.m.
One World One SkyOne World, One Sky is a brilliant spectacle of light and color that follows Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a new friend from China. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. They will also find shapes in the sky that will help them find the North Star. This cross-cultural adventure opens children's eyes to the sky, helping them see how people all over the world are connected.
6:30 p.m.
MoonsTake a journey through our solar system and explore the remarkable diversity of moons! From volcanoes and geysers to ice-covered oceans and methane rain, these natural satellites have some spectacular features, and many even exert a surprising influence on their planetary partners. Learn what these celestial bodies reveal about the history and workings of our solar system.
7:30 p.m.
Sweet RemainsAfter the tremendous “viral” spread of their music in 2016, including the rare mile-stone for an all-indie band of nearly 20 Million plays on Spotify, The Sweet Remains are excited to present live-takes of songs from their three studio albums to date.
8 p.m.
MoonsTake a journey through our solar system and explore the remarkable diversity of moons! From volcanoes and geysers to ice-covered oceans and methane rain, these natural satellites have some spectacular features, and many even exert a surprising influence on their planetary partners. Learn what these celestial bodies reveal about the history and workings of our solar system.
7:30 p.m.
Amazing GraceAMAZING GRACE is a new original musical based on the awe-inspiring true story behind the world’s most beloved song. A captivating tale of romance, rebellion and redemption, this radiant production follows one man whose incredible journey ignited a historic wave of change. John Newton, a willful and musically talented young Englishman, faces a future as uncertain as the turning tide. Coming of age as Britain sits atop an international empire of slavery, he finds himself torn between following in the footsteps of his father – a slave trader – or embracing the more compassionate views of his childhood sweetheart. Accompanied by his slave, Thomas, John embarks on a perilous voyage on the high seas. When that journey finds John in his darkest hour, a transformative moment of self-reckoning inspires a blazing anthem of hope that will finally guide him home.
6:30 p.m.
MoonsTake a journey through our solar system and explore the remarkable diversity of moons! From volcanoes and geysers to ice-covered oceans and methane rain, these natural satellites have some spectacular features, and many even exert a surprising influence on their planetary partners. Learn what these celestial bodies reveal about the history and workings of our solar system.
7:30 p.m.
Do you speak DjembeTonight you are a star performer! Led by your Master of Ceremonies, you and the entire audience participate in the show and play your favourite tunes alongside an amazing line-up of world-class Western and African musicians where the audience becomes the largest djembe band in America. Led by Doug Manuel, the show is a unique interactive family experience filled with energy and emotion – never seen or heard before – that has taken the public and the media by storm!
5 p.m.
One World One SkyOne World, One Sky is a brilliant spectacle of light and color that follows Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a new friend from China. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. They will also find shapes in the sky that will help them find the North Star. This cross-cultural adventure opens children's eyes to the sky, helping them see how people all over the world are connected.
6:30 p.m.
MoonsTake a journey through our solar system and explore the remarkable diversity of moons! From volcanoes and geysers to ice-covered oceans and methane rain, these natural satellites have some spectacular features, and many even exert a surprising influence on their planetary partners. Learn what these celestial bodies reveal about the history and workings of our solar system.
8 p.m.
MoonsTake a journey through our solar system and explore the remarkable diversity of moons! From volcanoes and geysers to ice-covered oceans and methane rain, these natural satellites have some spectacular features, and many even exert a surprising influence on their planetary partners. Learn what these celestial bodies reveal about the history and workings of our solar system.
7:30 p.m.
a piano soloist performing with orchestraDouglas Droste, director of orchestras, leads this all-student ensemble in a wide range of musical works. This concert will feature the Graduate division winners from this year's Solo/Concerto Competition. Program information to be announced. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
6:30 p.m.
Back to the Moon for GoodNarrated by Tim Allen, this show chronicles teams around the world competing for the largest incentivized prize in history, by landing a robotic spacecraft on the Moon (something has only happened one time in the past 40 years). Launches for this project are scheduled for early 2018! Who will win the 30 million dollar prize? After 40 years since manned missions to the moon, the race is heating up once again, get in on the action!
7:30 p.m.
Detroit '67In 1967 Detroit, Motown music is getting the party started, and Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours joint. When a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, the siblings clash over much more than the family business. As their pent-up feelings erupt, so does their city, and they find themselves caught in the middle of the '67 riots.
5 p.m.
One World One SkyOne World, One Sky is a brilliant spectacle of light and color that follows Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a new friend from China. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. They will also find shapes in the sky that will help them find the North Star. This cross-cultural adventure opens children's eyes to the sky, helping them see how people all over the world are connected.
7:30 p.m.
Opera singers performingCome support the Ball State Opera Theatre at their second annual Gala event! The evening will feature several prominent opera students as well as voice and piano faculty from the School of Music. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Detroit '67In 1967 Detroit, Motown music is getting the party started, and Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours joint. When a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, the siblings clash over much more than the family business. As their pent-up feelings erupt, so does their city, and they find themselves caught in the middle of the '67 riots.
2:30 p.m.
Detroit '67In 1967 Detroit, Motown music is getting the party started, and Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours joint. When a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, the siblings clash over much more than the family business. As their pent-up feelings erupt, so does their city, and they find themselves caught in the middle of the '67 riots.
7:30 p.m.
Detroit '67In 1967 Detroit, Motown music is getting the party started, and Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours joint. When a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, the siblings clash over much more than the family business. As their pent-up feelings erupt, so does their city, and they find themselves caught in the middle of the '67 riots.
7:30 p.m.
Black Market TrustThe Black Market Trust are an American pop/vocal jazz band whose current release II combines the sounds of the great American crooners and vocal groups with the romantic Eastern European gypsy fire of jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Consisting of five world class musicians who have traveled the globe recording and performing on the world’s biggest stages and with music’s most renowned artists, The Black Market Trust capitalize on their experience and pedigree to deliver a sophomore album that manages to bring a new and exciting sound to 12 tried and true classic songs.
7:30 p.m.
Jazz musicians performing on stageIn memory of School of Music alumnus Uttamlal “Tom” Shah, who was killed in a U.S. Embassy bombing in Kenya in 1998. Come enjoy a night of standard jazz favorites and original compositions for big band at this annual concert. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Detroit '67In 1967 Detroit, Motown music is getting the party started, and Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours joint. When a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, the siblings clash over much more than the family business. As their pent-up feelings erupt, so does their city, and they find themselves caught in the middle of the '67 riots.
7:30 p.m.
Detroit '67In 1967 Detroit, Motown music is getting the party started, and Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours joint. When a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, the siblings clash over much more than the family business. As their pent-up feelings erupt, so does their city, and they find themselves caught in the middle of the '67 riots.
7:30 p.m.
Detroit '67In 1967 Detroit, Motown music is getting the party started, and Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours joint. When a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, the siblings clash over much more than the family business. As their pent-up feelings erupt, so does their city, and they find themselves caught in the middle of the '67 riots.
7:30 p.m.
Detroit '67In 1967 Detroit, Motown music is getting the party started, and Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours joint. When a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, the siblings clash over much more than the family business. As their pent-up feelings erupt, so does their city, and they find themselves caught in the middle of the '67 riots.
7:30 p.m.
A first for the Department of Theatre and Dance, the 10-Minute Play Fest will feature six one-acts written by students in the department’s playwriting classes. Both directing students and theatrical studies majors can gain experience working with new play development and producing said works.
7:30 p.m.
Perfect for Valentine's Day, this concert centers on love, and all the good and bad that comes of it. Featuring a variety of dance genres, including jazz, tap, and ballet, fans and haters of Valentine's Day will find something to enjoy in this concert.
7:30 p.m.
Pericles: Price of TyreEnter Pirates! Set sail with Pericles, Prince of Tyre, on an action-packed, epic journey. In heroic fashion, Pericles woos a princess, fights a famine, weathers storms and a shipwreck, wins the hand of his wife, loses her at sea, and entrusts his only child to a king and queen. From a riddle to a heartrending reunion, Shakespeare’s tale charts one man’s sweeping voyage from a headstrong youth to a sage, world-weary man, with humor, pathos and passion.
7:30 p.m.
Male brass musicians performingBall State's top two band ensembles present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of band repertoire. Thomas Caneva and Caroline Hand conduct the ensembles. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Annie Moses BandWarner Classics artist, the Annie Moses Band, has been inspiring and entertaining audiences for over a decade, bringing their distinctive style of music across the US and around the world. A captivating blend of folk and classical, the Annie Moses Band is a talented ensemble of songwriters, singers, musicians, and siblings combining technical skill with exhilarating showmanship.​
7 p.m.
Travis TrittEnjoy a special evening with CMA and Grammy award-winning country artist, Travis Tritt. Experience this rare opportunity featuring the multi-platinum artist in an intimate solo-acoustic setting where his powerful voice and his guitar are the subject of the spotlight. An up-close and personal event punctuated by personal stories and anecdotes about his life and musical influences. Performing some of his biggest hits, including “T-R-O-U-B-L-E,” “It’s A Great Day to Be Alive” and “Best of Intentions;” the Grand Ole Opry member will bring his award-winning songs to life and leave the audience with a truly memorable experience.
7:30 p.m.
a bassoon soloist performing with orchestraDouglas Droste, director of orchestras, leads this all-student ensemble in a wide range of musical works. This concert will feature the Undergraduate division winners from this year's Solo/Concerto Competition. Program information to be announced. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
CinderellaRodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony Award®- winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream… or a really great pair of shoes.
7:30 p.m.
brass musicians performingGraduate and doctoral students conduct this all-student ensemble as it performs traditional and contemporary concert band repertoire representing a variety of music styles and periods. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Jazz pianist performing on stageDesigned to promote jazz within Indiana, the Art of Jazz Series presents internationally renowned artists in concert with the Ball State Jazz Ensembles under the direction of Mark Buselli. This concert's guest artist is to be announced. Winners of the 45th Annual Larry McWilliams Dimensions in Jazz Festival will also perform at the beginning of the concert. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
6:30 p.m.
The Universe OverheadPlanetarium Director, Dr. Ron Kaitchuck, will review and explain some of the most exciting and surprising astronomical discoveries in this live presentation. These include findings from space probes at Jupiter and Saturn, the first images of the surface of the giant star Antares, and a star in another galaxy that disappeared from view – possibly becoming a black hole. New discoveries include planets with bizarre characteristics orbiting other stars. Also, scientists accomplished what Einstein thought to be impossible; they detected gravitational waves, a distortion of space and time as predicted by the General Theory of Relativity. Astronomers believe these gravitational waves were produced by the merger of large black holes in very distant galaxies. Come and learn about all these things and more during this presentation in the planetarium.
7:30 p.m.
Moscow BalletThe Moscow Festival Ballet was founded in 1989 when legendary principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet Sergei Radchenko sought to realize his vision of a company which would bring together the highest classical elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet companies in an independent new company within the framework of Russian classic ballet.
7:30 p.m.
Julie Johnson takes the audience on a journey of two women who start in similar situations, fall in love, and then come to different realizations as their efforts to improve their personal lives leads to a shift in priorities, including deciding on who they love.
7:30 p.m.
We Bajo 3For all the innovation and invention that goes into modern music these days, it’s the inspiration derived from one’s roots that prove the most enduring. So credit Galway, Ireland’s We Banjo 3 for finding common ground between old world tradition and authentic Americana by playing their banjo, fiddle, guitar and mandolin in an innovation fusion of styles that they dub “Celtgrass.” Four albums in -- their latest, String Theory, was released in July of 2016 -- the band’s rousing revelry, sheer virtuosity, power, passion, and purpose have made them one of the music world’s most celebrated ensembles.
7:30 p.m.
A male saxophonist performingBall State's top two band ensembles present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of band repertoire. Thomas Caneva and Caroline Hand conduct the ensembles. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
A Chorus LineA Chorus Line is a stunning musical that captures the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition. Exploring the inner lives and poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies, the show features one powerhouse song after another. Memorable musical numbers include “What I Did for Love,” “One,” “At the Ballet,” “The Music and the Mirror,” and “I Hope I Get It.” A Chorus Line is a brilliantly complex fusion of song, dance, and compellingly authentic drama.
7:30 p.m.
As the first public presentation of choreographic works by Junior BFA dance majors, this dance concert provides glimpses of the process involved in making a dance piece. The selected works highlight the best in original dances from the talented class of 2019.
7:30 p.m.
Le Vent du NordSince its inception in August 2002, Le Vent du Nord has enjoyed meteoric success. The band has received several prestigious awards, including a Juno, and is now one of the most-loved Quebec folk outfits throughout the world. The current line-up consists of singers / multi-instrumentalists Nicolas Boulerice, Simon Beaudry, Olivier Demers, and Réjean Brunet. Some songs come from traditional folk repertoire, while others are original compositions. On stage, these four friends achieve peaks of happiness that they eagerly share with any and all audiences. Le Vend du Nord knows how to deliver music that will move any crowd – to their feet and in their hearts!
7:30 p.m.
The Imani Winds, photo by Matthew MurphyNow in its 14th season, the Arts Alive! Concert Series presents world-renowned and award-winning musical ensembles and artists. Extolled by The Washington Post as “exuding a sultry sophistication during performances,” the GRAMMY® nominated quintet Imani Winds has established itself as one of the most successful chamber music ensembles in the United States. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
The University Singers performingCelebrate 54 fabulous years of the University Singers with a gold-studded, toe-tapping, finger-snapping, and hand-clapping two-hour extravaganza. Bring the entire family - don't miss the fun! Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Dry LandEster is a swimmer trying to stay afloat, but her friend Amy is curled up on the locker room floor. Set largely in the girls’ locker room of a Florida high school, this new play by Ruby Rae Spiegel sets out to deal with the harrowing experiences of abortion, female friendship, resiliency, and what happens in one high school locker room after everybody’s left.
8 a.m.
Trombonist Natalie MannixJoin Ball State trombone professor Chris Van Hof with guest artist Natalie Mannix for a day of learning and music making. The Festival will feature recitals, master classes, and mass trombone ensemble participation for all. Free and open to the public with registration required.
7:30 p.m.
The University Singers performingCelebrate 54 fabulous years of the University Singers with a gold-studded, toe-tapping, finger-snapping, and hand-clapping two-hour extravaganza. Bring the entire family - don't miss the fun! Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
In its third year, The New Play Project features a new student-written play chosen from submissions, and then developed throughout the spring semester in collaboration with the playwrights, director, dramaturg, and actors. Join us for a story from the next generation of artists.
7:30 p.m.
Father's DazeHow many shows has your dad sat through for you? Dance recitals, school plays… probation hearings? Now you can finally repay him by bringing him to a hilarious and heartwarming show designed specifically for Dads and the people who love them. Father’s Daze is a delightful view of the world through the eyes of three Dads who just happen to be highly accomplished humorists/storytellers/performers. Bil Lepp, Bill Harley, and Don White join forces to take you on a wild journey of love and laughter through the Dad Experience. Give dad a break and let him laugh and revel in the shared experience he can never talk about that is fatherhood. If it were your show, he’d go for you.
6:30 p.m.
Undiscovered WorldsThis program explores a timeless question: Do other planets like Earth exist? Within the past 20 years, astronomers have discovered thousands of planets orbiting other stars. Travel to distant stars and fly up to exotic planets and see them up close in the planetarium. Experience the science shifting our perspectives on humanity’s place in the cosmos.
7:30 p.m.
Opera singers performingJoin conductor Douglas Droste and director Jon Truitt as the Ball State Opera Theatre explores this operatic masterpiece. The production celebrates two centennials: the 100-year anniversary of Ball State University and the 100-year anniversary of Puccini's "Il Trittico," an epic trio of one-act operas. "Il Trittico" will be sung in Italian and titles will be projected throughout. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Modern GentlemenAn all-star vocal group originally brought together by the legendary Frankie Valli! With the stylings of classic vocal groups like The Four Freshmen and The Hi-Lo’s, they blend today's sound of a Michael Bublé times four to create the ultimate vocal experience for all ages! Individually, THE MODERN GENTLEMEN were all successful, in-demand singers prior to joining The Four Seasons. For over 14 years now (long before JERSEY BOYS became a worldwide sensation), they’ve been "the real guys" wowing audiences worldwide providing all the background vocals and choreography alongside the rock & roll icon on his world tour!
2 p.m.
Stunt Dog ExperienceChris Perondi is the Stunt Dog Guy and his famous stunt dogs are out of this world! Director Chris Perondi has been entertaining audiences of all sizes since 1999. He has produced over 9,000 shows in his career. Over 4,500 have been stage shows for performing arts theaters and for major theme parks such as: Silver Dollar City in Branson-MO, Dollywood in Pigeon Forge-TN, Stone Mountain Georgia, Worlds of Fun in Kansas City-MO, Valleyfair Theme Park, Long Island Wildlife Park, and Knotts Berry Farm in Southern California, the Indianapolis Zoo, and Six Flags of America.
7 p.m.
Stunt Dog ExperienceChris Perondi is the Stunt Dog Guy and his famous stunt dogs are out of this world! Director Chris Perondi has been entertaining audiences of all sizes since 1999. He has produced over 9,000 shows in his career. Over 4,500 have been stage shows for performing arts theaters and for major theme parks such as: Silver Dollar City in Branson-MO, Dollywood in Pigeon Forge-TN, Stone Mountain Georgia, Worlds of Fun in Kansas City-MO, Valleyfair Theme Park, Long Island Wildlife Park, and Knotts Berry Farm in Southern California, the Indianapolis Zoo, and Six Flags of America.
2 p.m.
Opera singers performingJoin conductor Douglas Droste and director Jon Truitt as the Ball State Opera Theatre explores this operatic masterpiece. The production celebrates two centennials: the 100-year anniversary of Ball State University and the 100-year anniversary of Puccini's "Il Trittico," an epic trio of one-act operas. "Il Trittico" will be sung in Italian and titles will be projected throughout. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Drummer Adam NussbaumDesigned to promote jazz within Indiana, the Art of Jazz Series presents internationally renowned artists in concert with the Ball State Jazz Ensembles under the direction of Mark Buselli. This concert's guest artist is drummer Adam Nussbaum. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Woodwind musicians performingBall State's top two band ensembles present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of band repertoire. Thomas Caneva and Caroline Hand conduct the ensembles. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Cliff and JohnSongwriters and musicians, John Gorka and Cliff Eberhardt are coming together to perform traditional and contemporary folk music. Rolling Stone Magazine describes Gorka as “the preeminent male singer-songwriter of what has been dubbed the New Folk Movement.” “Eberhardt is a superb singer, with a vast credible range of emotions, and a soulfulness that draws from rock and pop, but also from the best folk ballad styles." – The Boston Globe
3 p.m.
Choir members performing on stageThe choral ensembles perform several concerts each semester offering repertoire from around the world and across the centuries. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Peter PanNever Never Land has never been so real! Jaw-dropping acts with actors, singers, dancers, and acrobats to tell the story of the boy who never grew up. Based on the story by James M. Barrie, and brought to you by creator Hanoch Rosen.
7:30 p.m.
Members of a concert band performing on stageGraduate and doctoral students conduct this all-student ensemble as it performs traditional and contemporary concert band repertoire representing a variety of music styles and periods. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Cinderella: A BalletThe classic fairy tale comes to life through dance, music, costumes, and lights. Set to the famous musical composition by Sergei Prokofiev, this dazzling ballet features Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother and the Fairies of the Four Seasons who help Cinderella overcome her mean-spirited stepsisters and find her Prince.
3 p.m.
Members of the Statesmen choir performing on stageThe choral ensembles perform several concerts each semester offering repertoire from around the world and across the centuries. Each concert features two or more student ensembles and a broad palette of vibrant music. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7 p.m.
Digital Literature Review Launch Gala
5 p.m.
Art in Bloom 2018 begins with a fundraiser event at 5 p.m. May 18. The floral arrangements will be on view for the public May 19-20 during normal open hours, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
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Art in Bloom floral arrangements will be on view for the public May 19-20 during normal open hours.
1:30 p.m.
Art in Bloom floral arrangements will be on view for the public May 19-20 during normal open hours.