Chosen: Custody of the Eyes (2017) <h4>New at the Browning</h4>
This documentary is set within the highly insular realm of the Corpus Christi Monastery and tells the story, through self-scrutinizing video recordings, of a former blogger and painter confronting what she believes is her calling: becoming a cloistered contemplative nun. Chosen forms an intimate portrait of “Heather” as she takes on a new name—“Sister Amata”—as she becomes a cloistered contemplative nun in a strict religious order. (Both names are aliases she selected to reflect the Poor Clare Colettine values of hiddenness and anonymity.) Co-presented by the Department of Philosophy.

Director Abbie Reese is scheduled to appear in person!
Tue 11/28/17 8:00PM Browning Cinema


"Dead Youth" or "The Leaks" <h4>Creative Writing Program</h4>
Can justice survive the Anthropocene? Notre Dame Professor Joyelle McSweeney's award-winning, eco-farcical rewiring of The Tempest—featuring Julian Assange, Henrietta Lacks, and a crew of fun-loving Dead Youth—aims to find out.
Wed 11/29/17 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre


The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982) <h4>RKO Classics</h4>
Kennedy Center Honoree and national treasure Dolly Parton stars in this Oscar-nominated film adaptation of the Broadway musical. Miss Mona (Ms. Parton) runs the Chicken Ranch, a brothel with a long and rambunctious history in little old Gilbert, Texas. The locals have a perfectly fine relationship with the institution, and Mona is well respected in the community. Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd (Burt Reynolds) also looks out for the Chicken Ranch due to his past with Miss Mona. When the pious reporter Melvin Thorpe (Dom DeLuise) exposes the brothel it becomes a political lightning rod. As outside interests light their torches, the governor (Charles Durning) finds himself in a sticky situation as Miss Mona hopes he can keep affairs fine and dandy at the Chicken Ranch.
Wed 11/29/17 8:00PM Browning Cinema


My Friend Dahmer (2017) <h4>New at the Browning</h4>
Based on the celebrated graphic novel of the same name, My Friend Dahmer takes a strikingly different tack compared to 2002’s Dahmer or any true-crime biography to examine the young life of a serial killer. Set solely while Jeffrey Dahmer is a high school student and prior to his killings, this portrait of his life at home, at school, and when bumming around with friends offers a humanizing and devastating vantage point of violence’s roots. The haunting and true story of its author and well-known artist Derf Backderf, who was friends with Dahmer in high school and relied on his personal history for research, sheds light on how loners and those on the fringe can slip through cracks and into much darker places.

Discussion to follow Thursday screening.
Thu 11/30/17 7:00PM Browning Cinema
Fri 12/1/17 9:30PM Browning Cinema
Sat 12/2/17 9:30PM Browning Cinema


Student Composers Concert <h4>Department of Music</h4>


This concert is brought to by the Composers' Consortium of Notre Dame. All pieces being featured are original chamber works composed and performed by undergraduate musicians, featuring a variety of classical instruments.
Thu 11/30/17 8:00PM Penote Peformer's Hall


Bach's Lunch <h4>Department of Music</h4>
A series of short, informal concerts featuring Department of Music student performers. Bring a friend and a quiet lunch and enjoy a variety of classical selections.

Family friendly, all ages are welcome. This is a free but ticketed event.
Fri 12/1/17 12:10PM Penote Peformer's Hall


The Breadwinner (2017) <h4>New at the Browning</h4>
Another celebrated feature animated film from Cartoon Saloon, who made Song of the Sea and The Secret of Kells. Their newest film is based on the best-selling film of the same name and follows eleven-year-old Parvana lives with her family in war-torn Kabul, Afghanistan. One day, her father is arrested, and Parvana's life is changed forever. In a time and place where women are not allowed to leave home without men, her family is left without someone who can earn money. To help her family, Parvana disguises herself as a boy and becomes the breadwinner for the family. And though she is in danger of being discovered, Parvana resolves to find a way to rescue her father.
Fri 12/1/17 6:30PM Browning Cinema
Sat 12/2/17 6:30PM Browning Cinema


Third Coast Percussion <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Grammy winners Third Coast Percussion celebrate their time as DPAC’s Ensemble-in-Residence with a program of University of Notre Dame commissions. The quartet looks back to breakthrough compositions including 2014’s Wild Sound by Glenn Kotche and unveils a world premiere by Son Lux (Ryan Lott), the legendary liquid soundscape artist crowned NPR’s Best New Artist.
Fri 12/1/17 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


Handel's Messiah<h4>Department of Music</h4>
The Notre Dame Chorale and Festival Baroque Orchestra present Handel's masterpiece on period instruments, with solo singers drawn from the pre-professional ranks of the Sacred Music Program. The orchestra, led by Baroque violinist Daniel Stein, includes specialists from around the country. The Chorale has been presenting Messiah at Notre Dame every year since 1992.

Family friendly with children age 7+ admitted. Free for Notre Dame students.
Fri 12/1/17 8:00PM Leighton Concert Hall
Sat 12/2/17 8:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


The Exterminating Angel <h4>The Met: Live in HD</h4>
Following the rapturous response to his last opera, The Tempest, the Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,” The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new opera. The ensemble cast features Audrey Luna as Leticia Maynar, Amanda Echalaz as Lucia de Nobile, and Christine Rice as Blanca Delgado.
Sat 12/2/17 1:00PM Browning Cinema


The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) <h4>Sunday Family Films</h4>
The Muppets perform the classic Dickens holiday tale, with Kermit the Frog playing Bob Cratchit, the put-upon clerk of stingy Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine). Other Muppets, like Miss Piggy, Gonzo, and Fozzie Bear, weave in and out of the story, while Scrooge receives visits from spirits of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Future. They show him the error of his self-serving ways with hope that the miserable old man will embrace the season of the heart and, in that special time of caring, make his love last all year.
Sun 12/3/17 12:00PM Browning Cinema


University Band Winter Concert <h4>Department of Music</h4>
The Notre Dame University Band presents its annual Winter Concert! The program will include movie music, marches, orchestral transcriptions, wind band classics, and Notre Dame favorites.

Family friendly, all ages are welcome. This is a free but ticketed event.
Sun 12/3/17 3:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


Fukushima, Mon Amour (2016) <h4>New at the Browning</h4>
After a nasty breakup, Marie leaves Germany and lands in Fukushima with the resolve to start anew. Unfortunately, Marie’s transition to Japan’s way of life is rocky, which is exacerbated by Fukushima’s past. She finally connects with Satomi, the last living geisha in the city, and follows the elderly woman to her house even though it falls within the post-tsunami radiation zone. Living together, they form a bond that allows for better understanding of both the self and the other.
Sun 12/3/17 3:00PM Browning Cinema


Opera Notre Dame: Opera Scenes <h4>Department of Music</h4>
Opera Notre Dame presents an evening of opera scenes featuring our talented students, graduates, and guest artists. Selections range from Baroque to Contemporary, Standard to Rarity. Something for everyone!

This is a free but ticketed event.
Sun 12/3/17 4:00PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Tue 12/5/17 7:00PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


ND Jazz Bands Fall Concert <h4>Department of Music</h4>
Three Notre Dame jazz groups will perform: Jazz Band 1, Jazz Band 2, and the New Orleans Brass Band. Songs will include favorites originally performed by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, and Cannonball Adderley.

Family friendly, all ages are welcome. This is a free but ticketed event.
Sun 12/3/17 7:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


Collegium Musicum <h4>Department of Music</h4>
The Notre Dame Collegium Musicum presents its Spring Concert. The program will focus on Claudio Monteverdi's Fourth Book of Madrigals.
Wed 12/6/17 7:30PM Reyes Organ and Choral Hall


ECHOES|17 <h4>Notre Dame Football</h4>
Come walk the red carpet at ECHOES|17 with the Notre Dame Football coaches and student-athletes. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and beverages during a reception. Be part of the evening as the team is recognized for the 2017 season and special awards are presented for outstanding performances.
Fri 12/8/17 8:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


ND Glee Club Christmas Concert <h4>Department of Music</h4>
The Notre Dame Glee Club presents its annual Christmas concerts, with traditional music for the season and a variety of contemporary holiday selections. The concerts will benefit the South Bend Center for the Homeless and the Food Bank of Northern Indiana.
Sat 12/9/17 2:30PM Leighton Concert Hall
Sat 12/9/17 8:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


Ex Libris: The New York Public Library (2017) <h4>New at the Browning</h4>
Battle-axe documentarian Frederick Wiseman, now at 87 and working on yet another film, has another offering from his particular brand of slow and steady films. Having previously released films on state legislatures, art galleries, high schools, and boxing gyms, he turns his camera to a subject that is particularly befitting his style: the New York Public Library. There, he focuses on the librarians, bibliophiles, and patrons who benefit from the nearly 100 branches of the institution.
Sat 12/9/17 3:00PM Browning Cinema
Sat 12/9/17 7:00PM Browning Cinema
Sun 12/10/17 3:00PM Browning Cinema


Miracle on 34th Street (1947) <h4>Sunday Family Films</h4>
In this Christmas classic, an old man by the name Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Kringle proves to be such a hit that he is soon appearing regularly at the chain's main store in midtown Manhattan where the holiday’s commercialism is placed in bright context. When Kringle surprises customers and employees alike by claiming that he really is Santa Claus, it leads to a court case to determine his mental health and, more importantly, his authenticity.
Sun 12/10/17 12:00PM Browning Cinema


The World of Handel <h4> South Bend Symphony Orchestra</h4>
The second performance in the SBSO's 2017–2018 June H. Edwards Mosaic Series. A special concert presentation on the life and repertoire of George Frideric Handel.
Sun 1/7/18 2:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


L.A. Theatre Works: <em>The Mountaintop</em> <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Winner of the prestigious Olivier Award for Best New Play, Katori Hall's gripping and poetic drama envisions the events that might've taken place the evening before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination.
Fri 1/19/18 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


UZIMA!<h4> Presenting Series</h4>
Led by Kelly Morgan, founder, and director of local dance and theater company UZIMA! and master African drummer James Riley ’94 this popular event celebrates wholeness, joy, purpose, and life.
Sat 1/20/18 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Jessica Lang Dance <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
"In Lang's choreography, less is more, and movement evolved naturally out of relationships."The Boston Globe

Jessica Lang, a former member of Twyla Tharp's company, has created an extraordinary visual and sensory experience—her production of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s 1736 Stabat Mater (There Stands the Mother)—Mary’s grief at the crucifixion of Jesus.
Fri 1/26/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 1/27/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


Tosca <h4>The Met: Live in HD</h4>
Rivaling the splendor of Franco Zeffirelli’s set and costumes of the Napoleonic era, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for Sonya Yoncheva as the jealous prima donna. Vittorio Grigolo reprises the role of Tosca’s revolutionary artist lover Cavaradossi, with Bryn Terfel, Michael Volle, and Željko Lucic as the depraved police chief Scarpia. James Levine conducts.
Sat 1/27/18 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Third Coast Percussion<h4> Presenting Series</h4>
Third Coast Percussion, 2016 Grammy winners, end their 5-year tenure as our Ensemble-in-Residence with a multimedia work featuring a new soundtrack to the 1966 Oscar-nominated children's short film Paddle to the Sea.
Fri 2/2/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


Dragons Love Tacos & Other Stories <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Dragons love all sorts of tacos—except spicy ones. When a boy throws his new dragon friends a spicy salsa taco party, fiery hijinks ensue! Theatreworks USA’s newest musical revue also features beloved contemporary children’s books such as Interrupting Chicken, The Dot, Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride, and Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: School Days.
Sat 2/10/18 11:00AM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 2/10/18 2:00PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


L'Elisir d'Amore <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met with her first Adina opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima.” Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but is also emotionally revealing against the backdrop of the Risorgimento, the movement for Italian independence, as it began gathering momentum in 1836. Domingo Hindoyan conducts.
Sat 2/10/18 12:00PM Browning Cinema


Michael Unger <h4> Presenting Series</h4>
Michael Unger is an award-winning performer who appears as a soloist and chamber musician in North America, Europe, and Asia. He is the Assistant Professor of Organ and Harpsichord at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and currently serves as organist of Cincinnati’s historic Plum Street Temple. Curated in collaboration with Professor of Organ Craig Cramer.

"Bravo for his display of virtuoso musical playing."Organ Canada
Sun 2/11/18 2:00PM Reyes Organ and Choral Hall


Grand Rapids Ballet <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
The instantaneous love and overwhelming passions that ultimately lead to the violence and death in Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet are dualities masterfully set to Prokofiev's music and interpreted and performed by Grand Rapids Ballet.
Fri 2/16/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 2/17/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


Native Gardens<h4>Department of Film, Television, and Theatre</h4>
Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre presents Native Gardens by Karen Zacarias. Good fences make good neighbors…or do they? A good-natured comedy about a backyard border wall.

Event includes mature or adult content.
Thu 2/22/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Fri 2/23/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sat 2/24/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sun 2/25/18 2:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Wed 2/28/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Thu 3/1/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Fri 3/2/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sat 3/3/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sun 3/4/18 2:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre


La Bohème <h4>The Met: Live in HD</h4>
The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, with a series of exciting casts. Sonya Yoncheva the role of the fragile Mimì, with Michael Fabiano as the poet Rodolfo. Marco Armiliato conducts.
Sat 2/24/18 12:30PM Browning Cinema


Seraphic Fire <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
The Guardian refers to Selva Morale et Spirituale as Monteverdi’s “most significant anthology of liturgical works.” Hear Seraphic Fire in its element in this exhibition of the Italian Baroque style. Seraphic Fire, founded by Notre Dame alumnus Patrick Dupré Quigley, artistic director, assembles the country’s top ensemble singers and instrumentalists to perform repertoire ranging from Gregorian chant to newly commissioned works.

“One of the most-inventive and adventurous classical music ensembles in the country.”South Florida Sun Sentinel
Sat 2/24/18 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Peter and the Wolf <h4>South Bend Symphony Orchestra</h4>
The South Bend Symphony, with guest actors Scott Jackson and Christy Burgess of Shakespeare at Notre Dame, present Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, a timeless symphonic fairytale of boy vs. wolf.

Family friendly, all ages are welcome.
Sat 3/3/18 11:00AM Leighton Concert Hall


An Afternoon in Italy <h4>South Bend Symphony Orchestra</h4>
The final performance in the SBSO's 2017–2018 June H. Edwards Mosaic Series. An intimate program of favorites from Italian composers Respighi, Wolf-Ferrari, Puccini and more!
Sun 3/4/18 2:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Semiramide <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast.
Sat 3/10/18 1:00PM Browning Cinema


<em>An Irish Heart</em>: Chloë Agnew & the Atlanta Pops Orchestra <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
As the lead voice with Celtic Woman, Irish singer Chloë Agnew spent an incredible 81 weeks at the top of the U.S. Billboard World Music Charts. Now the solo sensation captivates with a program of Irish music, standards, Broadway, and movie melodies.
Sat 3/24/18 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Solera Quartet <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
The Solera Quartet's exciting 2017–2018 season includes a two-disc recording project of under or never recorded works by the Romanian composer, George Enescu, both slated for release on the Naxos label, the world's leading classical music label. As part of these album releases, the quartet will be making its highly-anticipated European debut with concerts planned in Spain and Romania.

Join the Solera as they perform Enescu's lushly nostalgic Piano Quintet, Op. 29, featuring guest artist pianist, Josu De Solaun, first prize winner of the XIII George Enescu International Piano Competition.
Sun 3/25/18 2:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


Così fan Tutte<h4>The Met: Live in HD</h4>
A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island—complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters, and a Ferris wheel. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts.
Sat 4/7/18 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Luisa Miller<h4> The Met: Live in HD</h4>
James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczala in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years.
Sat 4/14/18 12:30PM Browning Cinema


Spring Awakening<h4>Department of Film, Television, and Theater</h4>
Spring Awakening book & lyrics by Steven Sater, music by Duncan Sheik. Based on the play by Frank Wedekind. A musical explosion of adolescent angst and repressed sexuality.

Event includes mature or adult content.
Wed 4/18/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Thu 4/19/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Fri 4/20/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 4/21/18 2:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 4/21/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sun 4/22/18 2:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


Patti LuPone <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
In Don’t Monkey with Broadway, two-time Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone explores, through indelible interpretations of classic Broadway show tunes by the likes of Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Jule Styne, Stephen Schwartz, Charles Strouse, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, and Irving Berlin, how her life-long love affair with Broadway began and her concern for what the Great White Way is becoming today.

“Patti LuPone imparts the aura of a New York class act. Her songs are propelled by emotional purpose, intensity, both ardent and burning, and enormous comic flair.”The New York Times
Fri 4/20/18 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Cendrillon<h4> The Met: Live in HD</h4>
For the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met. Joyce DiDonato stars in the title role, with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production.
Sat 4/28/18 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Itzhak Perlman <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Treasured by audiences worldwide for his exceptional talent and musicality, Itzhak Perlman is revered not only for his technical skills, but for the palpable joy he brings to every performance.
Sun 4/29/18 2:00PM Leighton Concert Hall