Celebration A Festival of the Arts - Preview

Celebration A Festival of the Arts - Preview

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 10:00am


Schedule of Events:

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Come Wind, Come Weather
Artist: Sue de Beer. This installation will take viewers on an exploration of the real and unreal, often blurring the curious boundary between specimen or the observer.

Location: Tarble Arts Center, Brainard & eGallery

2109 Graduate Art Exhibition
The annual thesis exhibition of work by the current MA candidates in Eastern University’s Studio Art program. Every year a wide range of styles, media, and art-making approaches are on view.

Location: Tarble Arts Center, Main Galleries

11:30 a.m.
Food Booths Open

Location: South side of DFAC on Hayes Street

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
EIU Jazz Lab Band
Three days of art, music and food kicks off with one of EIU’s talented ensembles performing classic jazz tunes.

Location: Outdoor Stage

1:00 - 1:45 p.m.
EIU Percussion Ensemble
Featuring an eclectic mix of Afro-Cuban, Samba, Bata and Rumba rhythms.

Location: Outdoor Stage

1:00 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Geo Science Club
EIU’s Geo Science Club will be providing information about and sales of the treasures of the Earth.

Location: South 7th Street

1:00 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Celebrate Herpetology: Studying Amphibians & Reptiles
Students from the Biology department offering the opportunity to meet these animals up close. None of the species on display are venomous.

Location: Street South 7th Street, east side of Life Science Building
(in the event of inclement weather this exhibit will be located in the Doudna Fine Arts Center concourse

2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
EIU Poetry Reading Event
*in the event of inclement weather

Location: Outdoor Stage

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
The Ex-Bombers are a femme fatale with a film noir beat who mix sultry rhythms with narcotic melodies. This duo weaves together dark and catchy songs in the vein of early Velvet Underground/Sonic Youth with the style of Soft Cell/Girls Against Boys.

Location: Outdoor Stage

7:30 p.m.
A Choral Montage

Location: The Recital Hall

7:00 p.m.
The Music Man - presented by Charleston High School
"There’s trouble in River City! When smooth-talking con man Harold Hill arrives in a small, tight-knit town in Iowa, he expects to dupe its residents with his elaborate moneymaking scheme: Despite his complete lack of musical literacy, he will convince everyone that he is a brilliant bandleader and recruit all the boys in town to form a band, pocketing the cash for instruments and uniforms. As Harold struggles to keep his scheme afloat, he also finds himself increasingly attached to the townspeople, who have all experienced a positive change since Harold came to town.
Tickets: General Public $11, Students $9

Location: The Theatre