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Visiting Writers: The Breakbeat Poets

Sep 22

Visiting Writers: The Breakbeat Poets 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Hip-Hop is the largest youth culture in the history of the planet rock. It has produced generations of artists who have revolutionized their genre(s) by applying the aesthetic innovations of the culture.

Free Event



Jody Joseph “4 Common Threads; One Heartstring”

Sep 9-10

Jody Joseph “4 Common Threads; One Heartstring” 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 8 PM

Tickets on sale July 1. A rare, intimate performance by Jody Joseph celebrating the styles of Stevie Nicks, Janis Joplin, Carly Simon, and Bette Midler, with a featured performance as Jody herself.


Bruce Dorfman: PAST PRESENT Paintings and Drawings in Combined Media

Sep 6-Dec 18

Bruce Dorfman: PAST PRESENT Paintings and Drawings in Combined Media 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 10 AM

Bruce Dorfman has had fifty-three solo exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad. His work has been presented in numerous museum and university collections and gallery group exhibitions worldwide, including currently "Ways and Means: A New Look at Process in Art", July 18 – October 7, 2016 at UBS Art Gallery, NYC; June Kelly Gallery, NYC and "Making / Breaking Traditions: The Teachers of Ai Weiwei", Art Students League, NYC (2014). Lecture: September 23, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Wilson Hall Auditorium. Opening reception: Fri. September. 23, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Free Event


Lucy Kalian: Swells and Soundings

Sep 2-Oct 14

Lucy Kalian: Swells and Soundings 

Pollak Gallery - 9 AM

Please note due to a power outage the opening reception is CANCELLED. Lucy Kalian’s work is “unapologetically representational”. In the exhibit, Swells and Soundings she explores the tidal forces at work where land and water meet. Opening Reception: September 30, 6:30 to 8:30pm

Free Event


Art Walk and Michael Malpass Film Screening

Aug 18

Art Walk and Michael Malpass Film Screening 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

This event will include a tour of the sculpture on campus including the new J. Seward Johnson pieces and the Michael Malpass Retrospective in Pollak Gallery. There will also be a screening of the new documentary about Michael Malpass titled "Michael Malpass - A Great Circle" created by Monmouth University Communication Students under the direction of Erin Fleming, Director of Production Services.

Free Event


Shawn Mendes - SOLD OUT

Aug 16

Shawn Mendes - SOLD OUT 

OceanFirst Bank Center - 7 PM

With his #1 debut album, #1 single “Stitches”, & now second Pop Radio hit “I Know What You Did Last Summer” extending his momentum at into the new year, Island Records recording artist Shawn Mendes has announced his Shawn Mendes World Tour, opening across Europe with 11 dates in April-May, and then arriving in North America with 26 dates starting on July 15th at Mizner Amphitheater in Boca Raton FL, through the August 21st homecoming date at Air Canada Center in Toronto (Please see full list of dates below). Preceding these shows, Shawn will play his biggest New York City concert to date, headlining Radio City Music Hall on Saturday, March 5th, which sold-out in under 5 minutes when tickets went on-sale this past fall. Tickets to this event are SOLD OUT.


Humane Society Concert

Jul 25

Humane Society Concert 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

The best fundraiser of 2016 to benefit the Humane Society of Tinton Falls, NJ with Stormin' Norman Seldin, Pam McCoy, Jillian McCoy, Mary McCrink, Ronnie Brandt, Joe Pitillo, Dave McCarthy, Kevin Feehan with "3 Sheets To The Wind", Gerry Gironda, Ray Johnson, Sam Sims-Kyle Ward- Dimitris Kulaga, Tom Pharo, and special guest master of ceremonies Frank Dicopolous all on stage during one very exciting evening for a great cause! Let's pack the house full of people!


Art Walk and Michael Malpass Film Screening

Jul 23

Art Walk and Michael Malpass Film Screening 

Pollak Gallery - 4 PM

This event will include a tour of the sculpture on campus including the new J. Seward Johnson pieces and the Michael Malpass Retrospective in Pollak Gallery. There will also be a screening of the new documentary about Michael Malpass titled "Michael Malpass - A Great Circle" created by Monmouth University Communication Students under the direction of Erin Fleming, Director of Production Services. The documentary will be screened in Pollak Theatre at 4:00 PM and the guided tour immediately follow at 4:45. Free and open to the public but RSVP required. To RSVP please call 732.263.5715

Free Event


Met Opera Summer Encore: Cosi Fan Tutte (Broadcast Live in HD)

Jul 22

Met Opera Summer Encore: Cosi Fan Tutte (Broadcast Live in HD) 

7 PM

Met Music Director James Levine conducts Mozart's barbed romance Così fan tutte, a comic masterpiece about the romantic complications that ensue when a pair of friends decide to test their fiancée's fidelity. Lesley Koenig's sleek production features a cast filled with rising Met stars, including Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard as the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella; Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov as their fiancés, Ferrando and Guglielmo; and Danielle de Niese as their feisty maid Despina. Maurizio Muraro is the cynical Don Alfonso.


Met Opera Summer Encore: La Boheme (Broadcast Live in HD)

Jul 14

Met Opera Summer Encore: La Boheme (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

In one of the most dramatic saves in Live in HD history, soprano Kristine Opolais sang the role of Mimi with only a few hours notice in Franco Zeffirelli’s breathtaking production of La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history. Featuring a cast of hundreds, a glorious onstage snow scene, and a detailed reconstruction of the Latin Quarter in Paris, La Bohème also stars Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo as the passionate poet Rodolfo, Susanna Phillips as the flirtatious Musetta, and Massimo Cavalletti is the painter Marcello. Stefano Ranzani conducts. (originally transmitted live on April 5, 2014)


Met Opera Summer Encore: L'Elisir d'Amore (Broadcast Live in HD)

Jul 8

Met Opera Summer Encore: L'Elisir d'Amore (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Donizetti’s comic gem L’Elisir d’Amore, directed by Bartlett Sher and conducted by Maurizio Benini, stars Anna Netrebko in her Met role debut as the beautiful landowner Adina, with Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino, the simple peasant who falls in love with her. Mariusz Kwiecien sings Adina’s arrogant fiancé, Sergeant Belcore, and Ambrogio Maestri sings the role of the magic potion-peddling Doctor Dulcamara.


ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE

Jul 6-16

ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 8 PM

ALL REMAINING PERFORMANCES ARE SOLD OUT. Before Loretta and before Dolly, there was Patsy – Patsy Cline, whose hits like “Crazy” and “Sweet Dreams” heralded the cross-over of country music and pop. This summer, Shadow Lawn Stage, the professional theatre in residence at Monmouth University, will present Ted Swindley’s ode to her: Always, Patsy Cline.


Met Opera Summer Encore: Tosca  (Broadcast Live in HD)

Jul 1

Met Opera Summer Encore: Tosca (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Puccini’s enduring favorite, starring an exceptional trio of singing actors in the leading roles, features acclaimed American soprano Patricia Racette as the ultimate diva, Floria Tosca, in Luc Bondy’s production. French tenor Roberto Alagna sings Tosca’s lover, the painter Cavaradossi, and Georgian baritone George Gagnidze is the corrupt, lustful Scarpia. Italian maestro Riccardo Frizza conducts Puccini’s sweeping, dramatic tale of murder, lust, and political intrigue.


Art Walk and Michael Malpass Film Screening

Jun 25

Art Walk and Michael Malpass Film Screening 

Wilson Auditorium - 4 PM

This event will include a tour of the art on campus including the new J. Seward Johnson pieces and the Michael Malpass Retrospective in Pollak Gallery. There will also be a screening of the new documentary about Michael Malpass titled "Michael Malpass - A Great Circle" created by Monmouth University Communication Students under the direction of Erin Fleming, Director of Production Services. The documentary will be screened in Wilson Auditorium at 4:00 PM and the tour will be afterwards at 4:45 PM. Free and open to the public but RSVP required. To RSVP please call 732.263.5715

Free Event