Concerts: ASMSU, the all-university undergraduate student government, sponsors one or more concerts each year. Past years events have included Conan O’Brien, Drake, The Fray, Mike Posner, Nas, Lupe Fiasco, Brand New, Macklemore & Ryan, and many more. ASMSU concert tickets are usually provided at a discounted price for MSU undergraduate students. For upcoming concerts and events please be sure to visit www.asmsu.msu.edu. The Residence Halls Association (RHA), the voice and government for on-campus residents (except Owen and Spartan Village residents), puts on a number of special events throughout the year including concerts. Past years acts have included Will Farrell, Bo Burnham, Aziz Ansari, FX’s the League Live, Kevin Hart, Pete Davidson, and many more. For upcoming concerts and events, please be sure to visit RHA.msu.edu, follow us on twitter @MSURHA, like us on Facebook.com/MSURHA, check us out on instagram.com/MSURHA.
Theatre: The Department of Theatre sponsors a wide variety of dramatic and musical theatre productions. Performances occur in the Pasant Theatre, Fairchild Theatre, Studio 60 Theatre, RCAH Auditorium, and the Arena Theatre. Graduate and undergraduate talent is featured in these productions and participation is open to all MSU students. Additional programs include student productions throughout the year and Summer Circle Theatre. For general information, visit www.theatre.msu.edu or call (517) 355-6690. Tickets are available at the Wharton Center Box Office, (517) 432-2000.
Wharton Center for Performing Arts: Four Theatres with a diverse lineup of events. Wharton Center is Michigan’s largest presenter of performing arts with four unique stages (the Cobb Great Hall, Pasant Theatre, MSU Concert Auditorium and Fairchild Theatre) all found on the campus of Michigan State University. Wharton Center is proud to bring the best Broadway shows, the finest classical musicians, unrivaled dance companies and an A-list of high profile performers to mid-Michigan. The goal is to diversify Wharton Center’s programs so the audience reflects the diversity seen on stage. The Center even created a student marketing team to help reach younger audiences who may want to take advantage of student pricing which is $25.00 to most MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway at Wharton Center attractions and $15.00 to most Performing Arts Series attractions. The MSU Federal Credit Union Institute for Arts & Creativity at Wharton Center provides participatory learning programs both at the Center and throughout the state for audiences of all ages. For more information visit www.whartoncenter.com.
Breslin Student Events Center: The Breslin Student Events Center is the proud home of the nationally acclaimed Men’s and Women’s Spartan Basketball Teams. Located on the corner of Harrison and Kalamazoo Streets, the 15,000 seat arena also hosts numerous concerts, family shows, sporting events, and conferences each year. Visit our website and subscribe to our Breslin Insider list; a free, email notification service that allows you to be the first to know what events are coming to the Breslin! Visit www.breslincenter.com.
Music: Both undergraduate and graduate students, regardless of major, have the opportunity to hear and participate in a variety of musical organizations. These include: The Spartan Marching Band; Spartan Brass; four concert bands; jazz bands; jazz combos; two orchestras, two opera productions, Musique 21; and seven choirs, including the Choral Union, a University and community ensemble. For specific information for the Band Office, (517) 355-7654; Jazz Studies Office, (517) 432-6449; Orchestra Office, contact email@example.com; or Choir Office, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional instruction in music is available through the Community Music School, (517) 355-7661. For current concert information, call the 24-hour College of Music Events Line, (517) 355-3345 or visit the website: www.music.msu.edu.
The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum is the art museum of Michigan State University. Admission and student memberships are free. There are rotating exhibitions, lecture series, and free programming. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid, the museum features a striking façade of pleated stainless steel and glass. As an engaged public institution, the Broad MSU is a contemporary museum devoted to the exploration and exhibition of significant art from around the globe. Easily visible from Grand River, the Broad MSU is located at 547 East Circle Drive. Monday: Closed. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Friday 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (517) 884-3900. For further information visit www.broadmuseum.msu.edu.
The Michigan State University Museum, is the science and culture museum at Michigan State University and the state’s first Smithsonian Institution affiliate. The MSU Museum features three floors and 15 galleries and changing exhibit spaces with collections and research acquisitions, MSU faculty and student work, and traveling exhibitions. Long-term exhibits and galleries are Heritage Hall, Hall of World Cultures, Collections Connections, Animal Diversity, and Habitat Hall, including the area’s only full-mounted dinosaur skeletons, Allosaurus and Stegosaurus. Changing exhibit galleries feature different topics throughout the year. Located across from the Main Library at 409 W. Circle Drive, it is open to the public free of charge from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Closed on holidays. Call (517) 355-2370 for information. Website: www.museum.msu.edu.
The Bug House contains live insect displays, exhibits and “hands-on” activities. The Bug House is located in 146 – 147 Natural Science Building. For information or to arrange a visit call (517) 355-4662.Website: www.ent.msu.edu/bughouse.
Abrams Planetarium programs are held Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Admission is $4 for adults, $3.50 for students, and $3 for those 12 or under. A free exhibit hall is open from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. Located between Shaw Hall and the Chemistry Building. For show information call (517) 355-4672. Website: www.abramsplanetarium.org. Monthly telescope observing sessions are held at the MSU Observatory located at the corner of Forrest and College Roads.
The Department of Art, Art History, and Design sponsors rotating student exhibitions in Gallery 101 and Gallery 114, a diverse group of visiting artist and scholar lectures, and art events during the fall and spring semesters. Annually, the department features student artwork in the Undergraduate Exhibition, the Master of Fine Arts Exhibition held in the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU, a fashion show highlighting the designs of Apparel and Textile Design students, and a symposium featuring the scholarly research of Art History and Visual Culture students. All students are welcome to view exhibitions, attend lecture series events, and join in art activities offered by the department. For additional information call (517) 355-7610, email email@example.com or visit www.art.msu.edu.