Upcoming Events
All Day Event
Join us for an exciting in-person Fall full of tradition, pride, and spirit during our Homecoming 2021 activities!
9:30 a.m.
Brush off your running/walking shoes and join fellow Ball State alumni and students for the 2021 Chase Charlie 5K Run/Walk.
10 a.m.
The Homecoming Parade has been one of Ball State's greatest traditions since it began in 1939. University organizations and Muncie community businesses and groups enter floats, cars, bands, and even horses to show off their Cardinal Pride!
1:30 p.m.
A group of fans takes their photo with Charlie CardinalCelebrate your Cardinal pride with the Ball State University Alumni Association. Don't miss the food, fun, and entertainment before Ball State football takes on Miami of Ohio for Homecoming weekend!
1:30 p.m.
“Fly Your Way Back Home” for Homecoming at Reunion Row! Learn more to see if your organization has reserved a tent.
1:30 p.m.
Rinker Center for Global Affairs will host a FREE FALL FESTIVAL event!
3 p.m.
A trumpet player in the Pride of Mid-America Marching BandThe Ball State Pride of Mid-America Marching Band will present a showcase performance to include two halftime shows, pregame show, section features, and a guest performance featuring students from this year’s State Fair Band Day champions: Muncie Central High School. Tickets are on sale now!
11 a.m.
Sensory FriendlySensory-Friendly concerts are meant to allow students to freely express themselves through movement and vocalization enabling them to be fully immersed in this musical experience. These concerts allow students that might not otherwise be able to attend traditional concerts the opportunity to experience and enjoy live performances. Special care and consideration is given to the concert hall lighting and to the performing ensemble’s volume. RSVP requested.
6:30 p.m.
Halloween Celestial Origins ImageWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.
3:30 p.m.
One World, One SkyFollow 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. They will also find shapes in the sky that will help them find the North Star. Families with children in preschool through second grade will especially enjoy this program but kids of all ages are welcome.
5 p.m.
Halloween Celestial Origins ImageWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.
6:30 p.m.
Halloween Celestial Origins ImageWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.
6:30 p.m.
Destination MarsEver wonder what it would be like to fly to Mars? NASA – and others – have their sights set on the Red Planet and they are building the technology to get us there! Explore the work being done around the globe to help make the dream of getting humans to Mars a reality. Fly to and see inside the International Space Station, where astronauts are already living and working in space, and follow the rockets and vehicles that will take humans beyond the Moon and, one day, all the way to Mars!
3:30 p.m.
Earth, Moon and SunJoin us as we explore the relationship between the Earth, Moon, and Sun with the help of Coyote, our amusing character “scientist.” Learn the basics of fusion and solar energy, why the Sun appears to rise and set, and much more. Families with children in grades three through five will especially enjoy this look at the Earth-Moon-Sun system, though audiences of all ages can appreciate learning the science behind the myths explored.
5 p.m.
Destination MarsEver wonder what it would be like to fly to Mars? NASA – and others – have their sights set on the Red Planet and they are building the technology to get us there! Explore the work being done around the globe to help make the dream of getting humans to Mars a reality. Fly to and see inside the International Space Station, where astronauts are already living and working in space, and follow the rockets and vehicles that will take humans beyond the Moon and, one day, all the way to Mars!
6:30 p.m.
Destination MarsEver wonder what it would be like to fly to Mars? NASA – and others – have their sights set on the Red Planet and they are building the technology to get us there! Explore the work being done around the globe to help make the dream of getting humans to Mars a reality. Fly to and see inside the International Space Station, where astronauts are already living and working in space, and follow the rockets and vehicles that will take humans beyond the Moon and, one day, all the way to Mars!
7:30 p.m.
The University Singers performingNow in its 58th season, the Ball State University Singers have been entertaining audiences young and old through its songs of faith, hope, laughter, and love. The ensemble kicks off the season with its annual Fall Concert. Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office.
1 p.m.
Join the Ball State Indianapolis Alumni Chapter at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 14, 2021, and cheer on the Colts as they take on the Jacksonville Jaguars!
6:30 p.m.
Destination MarsEver wonder what it would be like to fly to Mars? NASA – and others – have their sights set on the Red Planet and they are building the technology to get us there! Explore the work being done around the globe to help make the dream of getting humans to Mars a reality. Fly to and see inside the International Space Station, where astronauts are already living and working in space, and follow the rockets and vehicles that will take humans beyond the Moon and, one day, all the way to Mars!
3:30 p.m.
Earth, Moon and SunJoin us as we explore the relationship between the Earth, Moon, and Sun with the help of Coyote, our amusing character “scientist.” Learn the basics of fusion and solar energy, why the Sun appears to rise and set, and much more. Families with children in grades three through five will especially enjoy this look at the Earth-Moon-Sun system, though audiences of all ages can appreciate learning the science behind the myths explored.
5 p.m.
Destination MarsEver wonder what it would be like to fly to Mars? NASA – and others – have their sights set on the Red Planet and they are building the technology to get us there! Explore the work being done around the globe to help make the dream of getting humans to Mars a reality. Fly to and see inside the International Space Station, where astronauts are already living and working in space, and follow the rockets and vehicles that will take humans beyond the Moon and, one day, all the way to Mars!
6:30 p.m.
Destination MarsEver wonder what it would be like to fly to Mars? NASA – and others – have their sights set on the Red Planet and they are building the technology to get us there! Explore the work being done around the globe to help make the dream of getting humans to Mars a reality. Fly to and see inside the International Space Station, where astronauts are already living and working in space, and follow the rockets and vehicles that will take humans beyond the Moon and, one day, all the way to Mars!
7:30 p.m.
an opera singer performingBased on a book by Tom Philpott, Glory Denied tells the true story of Colonel Jim Thompson, America’s longest-held prisoner of war. The opera deals not only with Thompson’s suffering in the jungle of southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, but also the tragic aftermath that followed his liberation. Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office. This performance will also be livestreamed.
3 p.m.
an opera singer performingBased on a book by Tom Philpott, Glory Denied tells the true story of Colonel Jim Thompson, America’s longest-held prisoner of war. The opera deals not only with Thompson’s suffering in the jungle of southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, but also the tragic aftermath that followed his liberation. Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office. This performance will also be livestreamed.
7:30 p.m.
CIrque Dreams7:30 p.m. | Emens Auditorium
6:30 p.m.
Destination MarsEver wonder what it would be like to fly to Mars? NASA – and others – have their sights set on the Red Planet and they are building the technology to get us there! Explore the work being done around the globe to help make the dream of getting humans to Mars a reality. Fly to and see inside the International Space Station, where astronauts are already living and working in space, and follow the rockets and vehicles that will take humans beyond the Moon and, one day, all the way to Mars!
3:30 p.m.
Earth, Moon and SunJoin us as we explore the relationship between the Earth, Moon, and Sun with the help of Coyote, our amusing character “scientist.” Learn the basics of fusion and solar energy, why the Sun appears to rise and set, and much more. Families with children in grades three through five will especially enjoy this look at the Earth-Moon-Sun system, though audiences of all ages can appreciate learning the science behind the myths explored.
5 p.m.
Destination MarsEver wonder what it would be like to fly to Mars? NASA – and others – have their sights set on the Red Planet and they are building the technology to get us there! Explore the work being done around the globe to help make the dream of getting humans to Mars a reality. Fly to and see inside the International Space Station, where astronauts are already living and working in space, and follow the rockets and vehicles that will take humans beyond the Moon and, one day, all the way to Mars!
6:30 p.m.
Destination MarsEver wonder what it would be like to fly to Mars? NASA – and others – have their sights set on the Red Planet and they are building the technology to get us there! Explore the work being done around the globe to help make the dream of getting humans to Mars a reality. Fly to and see inside the International Space Station, where astronauts are already living and working in space, and follow the rockets and vehicles that will take humans beyond the Moon and, one day, all the way to Mars!
6:30 p.m.
The Christmas Star Planetarium Show Poster with Bright Star in BackgroundOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
3:30 p.m.
Earth, Moon and SunJoin us as we explore the relationship between the Earth, Moon, and Sun with the help of Coyote, our amusing character “scientist.” Learn the basics of fusion and solar energy, why the Sun appears to rise and set, and much more. Families with children in grades three through five will especially enjoy this look at the Earth-Moon-Sun system, though audiences of all ages can appreciate learning the science behind the myths explored.
5 p.m.
The Christmas Star Planetarium Show Poster with Bright Star in BackgroundOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
6:30 p.m.
The Christmas Star Planetarium Show Poster with Bright Star in BackgroundOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
7:30 p.m.
The University Singers performingKick off your holiday season with an evening of lights and fun with the University Singers. The ensemble will share traditional favorites of the season in festive group numbers, solos, and specialty acts fit for the entire family. Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office.
6:30 p.m.
The Christmas Star Planetarium Show Poster with Bright Star in BackgroundOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
3:30 p.m.
Earth, Moon and SunJoin us as we explore the relationship between the Earth, Moon, and Sun with the help of Coyote, our amusing character “scientist.” Learn the basics of fusion and solar energy, why the Sun appears to rise and set, and much more. Families with children in grades three through five will especially enjoy this look at the Earth-Moon-Sun system, though audiences of all ages can appreciate learning the science behind the myths explored.
5 p.m.
The Christmas Star Planetarium Show Poster with Bright Star in BackgroundOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
6:30 p.m.
The Christmas Star Planetarium Show Poster with Bright Star in BackgroundOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
3 p.m.
Conductor Andrew Crow leading the choral ensembles on the Holiday Choral ConcertBall State’s choral ensembles present two concerts in celebration of the winter holidays featuring well-known seasonal favorites and holiday music from a wide variety of traditions. Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office. The afternoon (3 p.m.) performance will also be available as a livestream.
6 p.m.
Conductor Andrew Crow leading the choral ensembles on the Holiday Choral ConcertBall State’s choral ensembles present two concerts in celebration of the winter holidays featuring well-known seasonal favorites and holiday music from a wide variety of traditions. Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
6:30 p.m.
The Christmas Star Planetarium Show Poster with Bright Star in BackgroundOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
3:30 p.m.
Earth, Moon and SunJoin us as we explore the relationship between the Earth, Moon, and Sun with the help of Coyote, our amusing character “scientist.” Learn the basics of fusion and solar energy, why the Sun appears to rise and set, and much more. Families with children in grades three through five will especially enjoy this look at the Earth-Moon-Sun system, though audiences of all ages can appreciate learning the science behind the myths explored.
5 p.m.
The Christmas Star Planetarium Show Poster with Bright Star in BackgroundOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
6:30 p.m.
The Christmas Star Planetarium Show Poster with Bright Star in BackgroundOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
7:30 p.m.
Collision of Rhythm7:30 p.m. | Pruis Hall
2 p.m.
Part dinner party, part invasion, part performance art, THE COLONIALISTS challenge all audience members to consider where they are and how they got there, and at whose pleasure they remain. Applied Mechanics will present THE COLONIALISTS in the David Owsley Museum of Art as part of the Arts Alive series, presented by the College of Fine Arts. Applied Mechanics has been making original immersive plays in Philadelphia and beyond for twelve years. From invasion plays, to site-specific performances, to whole invented worlds that arrive at your home in a box and over radio waves, they are masters at making plays that surround you, transform the world around you, and include you in the story.
6 p.m.
Part dinner party, part invasion, part performance art, THE COLONIALISTS challenge all audience members to consider where they are and how they got there, and at whose pleasure they remain. Applied Mechanics will present THE COLONIALISTS in the David Owsley Museum of Art as part of the Arts Alive series, presented by the College of Fine Arts. Applied Mechanics has been making original immersive plays in Philadelphia and beyond for twelve years. From invasion plays, to site-specific performances, to whole invented worlds that arrive at your home in a box and over radio waves, they are masters at making plays that surround you, transform the world around you, and include you in the story.
7:30 p.m.
The University Singers performingNow in its 58th season, the Ball State University Singers have been entertaining audiences young and old through its songs of faith, hope, laughter, and love. The ensemble warms up the month of January with its annual Winter Concert. Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Porta Rican female with long brown hair wearing a denim colored jumpsuit in a dance poseAyodele Casel, "a tap dancer and choreographer of extraordinary depth" (The New York Times) and one of The New York Times' "Biggest Breakout Stars of 2019", most recently premiered “Chasing Magic” a dance film encapsulating the wonder of collaboration and artistry. Ayodele premiered her one-woman show “While I Have The Floor” at the Spoleto Arts Festival to rave reviews. Ayodele will perform "¡AYO!" as part of the Arts Alive series, presented by the College of Fine Arts.
7:30 p.m.
Carbonaro7:30 p.m. | Emens Auditorium
7:30 p.m.
Ball State University Singers performingCelebrate 58 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 starting August 16.
7:30 p.m.
Opera singers during a performanceThe Ball State Opera Theatre present their Spring main-stage production of Donizetti's Don Pasquale with full sets, costumes, and full orchestra. Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Ball State University Singers performingCelebrate 58 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 starting August 16.
3 p.m.
Opera singers during a performanceThe Ball State Opera Theatre present their Spring main-stage production of Donizetti's Don Pasquale with full sets, costumes, and full orchestra. Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Madagascar7:30 p.m. | Emens Auditorium