Fermilab Arts, Lecture and Gallery Series

The Fermilab Arts and Lecture Series serves as an open door between Fermilab and our neighboring communities by offering a diverse array of performing arts performances and lectures that celebrate the artistic and intellectual vision of the lab.

2018-2019 Arts & Lecture Series Tickets Available Now!

Fermilab brochure 2018-19 Available in electronic version now!

Nov. 13 – Consensus (Physics Rapper) Informance – Free!

Nov. 16 – Physics Slam VIISOLD OUT

Dec. 8 – Lightwire Theater:  A Very Electric Christmas

Gallery Chamber Series 2019 featuring
Fifth House Ensemble – Unchained Melodies
Ian Clarke – flutist & composer
Chicago Harp Quartet

 

Upcoming events

Nov. 16, 2018, 8:00 pm
Various Speakers
Tickets: $7 - limit 4
Order early - this is a perennial favorite that has sold out months in advance for the past few years!
Dec. 8, 2018, 7:00 pm
Tickets: $29 for adults; $15 for ages 18 and under; call 630/840.ARTS for the best deal on Volume or Group Sales
Absolutely captivating - Rolling Stone "An eye-popping display of storytelling that's not like anything you've ever seen before." - Broadway World
Jan. 20, 2019, 2:30 pm
Fifth House Ensemble
Tickets: $18/$45 for all three Gallery Chamber Series Concerts
The innovative Fifth House Ensemble presents a concert titled Unchained Melodies, featuring five of their ensemble musicians.
Feb. 17, 2019, 2:30 pm
Ian Clarke, Guildhall School, Flutist & Composer
Tickets: $18/$45 for all three Gallery Chamber Series Concerts
British flutist and composer Ian Clarke has been taking the musical world by storm with his beautiful and accessible compositions. Professor at the Guildhall School in London, his work has been performed across the globe.
Feb. 23, 2019, 8:00 pm
Tickets: $28 for adults; $14 for ages 18 and under; call 630/840.ARTS for the best volume or group rates
Las Cafeteras have taken the music scene by storm with their infectious live performances and have crossed-genre and musical borders, collaborating with folk/indie bands, Mexican and Columbian super groups, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, and most recently with Talib Kweli. Born and raised east of the Los Angeles river, Las Cafeteras are remixing roots music and telling modern day stories. Las Cafeteras create a vibrant musical fusion with a unique East LA sound and positive message. Their Afro-Mexican beats, rhythms, and rhymes deliver inspiring lyrics that document stories of a community seeking love and justice in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles.
March 1, 2019, 8:00 pm
Dr. Susan Landau, Tufts University
Tickets: $7
What makes us most secure? Is it enabling the police and intelligence agencies to unlock digital devices and listen to communications? Or is it securely protecting devices and communications against intrusions? Two events in 2016 painted this issue in sharp contrast. In February 2016, the FBI tried to compel Apple to open the locked iPhone... More »
March 9, 2019, 8:00 pm
Tickets: $29 for adults; $15 for ages 18 and under; call 630/840.ARTS for the best volume and group rates
The band is internationally acknowledged as being the finest traditional Irish instrumental outfit of recent times. They are renowned for their stunning shows honed by superb musicianship and a constant touring cycle. They have performed over 1,500 shows across 36 countries since the band formed in 1997. Lunasa sold out their previous Fermilab Arts & Lecture Series appearance - order early!
March 24, 2019, 2:30 pm
Chicago Harp Quartet
Tickets: $18/$45 for all three Gallery Chamber Series concerts
Back by popular demand, the Chicago Harp Quartet is the nation's leading harp ensemble. Hailed as a Chicago treasure, this group sold out the last time they performed as part of the Gallery Series - order early!
April 5, 2019, 8:00 pm
Dr. Stefan Söldner-Rembold, Co-Spokesperson, Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, University of Manchester, UK
Tickets: $7
The international Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility/Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermilab, is an international flagship science project to unlock the mysteries of neutrinos. Neutrinos are the most abundant matter particles in the universe, and they are all around us, but we know very little about them. By studying neutrinos, scientists at LBNF/DUNE will paint a clearer picture of the universe and how it works. (Courtesy of fnal.gov)
April 13, 2019, 7:00 pm
Tomas Kubinek, Certified Lunatic and Master of the Impossible
Tickets: $27/$14 for ages 18 and under
A collision of theatre and music-hall, Tomas Kubinek's exuberant one-man show is equal parts comic brilliance, virtuosic vaudeville and irresistible charm.  Professor Tomas Kubinek gives audiences an utterly joyous experience they'll remember for a lifetime. With appearances in over 30 countries and a professional career spanning 3 decades, Mr. Kubinek has won the hearts of thousands in theaters, opera houses, television specials, on Broadway and at international festivals of culture.
May 4, 2019, 8:00 pm
Tickets: $27 for adults; $14 for ages 18 and under; call 630/840.ARTS for the best volume and group rates.
Jazz phenom Matthew Whitaker is just 17 years old but was already performed with such jazz superstars as Christian McBride, Jon Batiste, Regina Carter and more. At the age of 10, he was invited to play for Stevie Wonder's induction into the Apollo Theatre's Hall of Fame. He has been featured as one of Today Show's "Boys Changing the World," one of USA Today's Rising Stars, and on Ellen. Don't miss this young superstar!