Concerts: ASMSU, the all-university undergraduate student government, RHA, the student government for on-campus residents, and UAB, the Union Activities Board sponsors one or more concerts each year. Past years events have included Conan O’Brien, Drake, The Fray, Mike Posner, Nas, Lupe Fiasco, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Kesha and the Creepies, Lil Uzi Vert, Brand New, Macklemore & Ryan, and many more.  Concert tickets are usually provided at a discounted price for MSU undergraduate students. For upcoming concerts and events please be sure to visit, or  You can also follow all three groups on twitter, @asmsu @MSURHA, and @uabatmsu to get the latest on concert schedules.

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 or call (517) 355-6690. Tickets are available at the Wharton Center Box Office, (517) 432-2000.

Wharton Center for Performing Arts: Wharton Center, located in the heart of MSU’s campus, brings the best of touring Broadway to East Lansing. This season you’ll have the opportunity to see The Bodyguard; Finding Neverland; Waitress; An American in Paris; On Your Feet!; Something Rotten! and Disney’s The Lion King. If you are interested in dance, then check out Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound, or Moscow Festival Ballet.

Wharton Center has something for every student’s interest, including the world’s most sought-after classical musicians such as Yo-Yo Ma, Moscow State Symphony Orchestra and Vienna Boys Choir. The Center even created a student marketing team to help reach MSU audiences who may want to take advantage of student pricing, which is $29.00 for most MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway at Wharton Center attractions and $19.00 for most Performing Arts attractions. For a complete list of all the amazing events coming this season, visit

Through the performing arts and arts education, Wharton Center is committed to fostering confidence, creativity, cooperation and empathy. The Wharton Center Institute for Arts & Creativity works with MSU’s Department of Theatre on ĭmáGen, a yearly collaboration in which MSU students and high school students work with Broadway professionals to bring a brand-new musical to life. Other Wharton Institute programs include: dance workshops with the College of Osteopathic Medicine; music and dance masterclasses for MSU students; intensives with resident artists where students learn storytelling, puppetry, improvisation and other performance skills; summer musical theatre workshops led by Broadway professionals; internships; and numerous community and public school programs that educate and inspire more than 28,000 learners of all ages each year. To learn more about how you can engage with Wharton Center, visit

Breslin Student Events Center: The Breslin Student Events Center is a unique multi-purpose venue which is the proud home to the nationally acclaimed men’s and women’s Spartan basketball teams. The arena has 15,000 seats and hosts numerous concerts, sporting events, family shows and conferences each year. Two auxiliary gymnasiums and five meeting rooms provide space for smaller groups. Recent renovations have added a beautiful Hall of History showcasing MSU basketball, as well as a wider concourse and additional restrooms and concession stands. For upcoming events visit our website at

Music: The College of Music presents opportunities to experience a variety of live events throughout the academic year. All events are discounted or free for students with ID and anyone under the age of 18. Concerts and productions represent a range of genres including classical, jazz, opera, chamber music, and new music. They take place in Wharton Center for Performing Arts and in newly renovated small venues – Fairchild Theatre in the MSU Auditorium and Cook Recital Hall in the Music Building. Groupings of themed concert series feature the talent of artist faculty, guest artists and student musicians throughout the season. For current concert information, visit the website: You can also subscribe to receive regular event updates online:

All ensembles are open to MSU students in the College of Music and other non-music majors who are selected by audition. The range of performance opportunities for students include performing in bands, orchestras, jazz groups, choirs, opera productions, and the Spartan Marching Band. For more information, including how to audition, visit

Additional instruction in music for all ages is available through the Community Music School,

The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum is the art museum of Michigan State University. Admission and 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 MSU Broad is a contemporary museum devoted to the exploration and exhibition of significant art from around the globe. Easily visible from Grand River, the MSU Broad is located at 547 East Circle Drive. Monday: Closed. Tuesday-Sunday,12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (517) 884-3900. For further information visit

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:

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:

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: 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 organizes exhibitions featuring undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, and work resulting from national and international juried exhibition calls in the Kresge Art Center Galleries 101 & 114, MSU Union Art Gallery, and off-campus at (SCENE) Metrospace. Each academic year, the department hosts 15-20 free public visiting artist & scholar lectures. Annually the department features undergraduate research in the Art History and Visual Culture Symposium, the Apparel and Textile Design Fashion Show, and the Undergraduate Juried Exhibition. Students completing their MFA present their graduate student research each spring in the Master of Fine Arts Exhibition at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum. All students are welcome to view exhibitions, attend lecture series events, and join in activities offered by the department. For additional information call (517) 355-7610, email or visit