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.

2019-2020 Arts & Lecture Series – Now on sale!

Nov. 15 – Physics Slam VIII
Dec. 14 – Christmas at the Silent Movies – Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra

2020
Jan. 10 – Lecture by Paleontologist Dr. Paul Sereno
Jan. 19 – Trio Gaspard – note change in date
Feb. 16 – Chicago Brass Quintet
Feb. 22, 2020 – Tom Crean:  Antarctic Explorer (One Man Play by Aiden Dooley)
Feb. 28, 2020 – Lecture on South Pole Telescope – Dr. Bradford Benson
March 7, 2020 – Goitse (from Ireland)
March 13, 2020 – Fabrics:  The New Software – Dr. Yoel Fink
March 26 @ 7:30 – United States Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors
March 29 – Frisson Ensemble
April 3 – Lecture by Dr. Gerald Gabrielse, Northwestern University
April 18, 2020 – Reduced Shakespeare Company’s Complete History of Comedy (abridged)
May 9, 2020 – Micky Dolenz Band
May 15, 2020 – Mama’s Last Hug:  Animal and Human Emotions – Lecture by Dr. Frans de Waal, Emory University

Upcoming events

Dec. 14, 2019, 8:00 pm
Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra
Tickets: $25/$13 for ages 18 and under
Hop aboard a musical time machine and experience the movies like you’ve never seen them before! The Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra, hailed as “the premier American ragtime ensemble”, will bring tears of laughter to your eyes as you laugh out loud to holiday themed silent films of yesteryear including the first-ever film adaptations of A Christmas Carol and The Night Before Christmas, all accompanied live with their original historic orchestral scores.
Jan. 10, 2020, 8:00 pm
Paul Sereno, University of Chicago
Tickets: $8
Paleontologist Paul Sereno returns to Fermilab to discuss his recent work.
Jan. 19, 2020, 2:30 pm
Trio Gaspard
Tickets: $45 for all three gallery series concerts, $18 for individual concert, includes reception
Award winning piano trio on its US debut tour!
Feb. 16, 2020, 2:30 pm
Chicago Brass Quintet
Tickets: $45 for all three Gallery Chamber Series concerts; $18 for individual concert. Includes post-performance reception.
Chicago's original brass quintet performs a variety of classical and light favorites.
Feb. 22, 2020, 8:00 pm
Aidan Dooley, Playwright and Actor
Tickets: $28/$14 for ages 18 and under
Tom Crean (1877-1938) the intrepid Antarctic explorer and one of Ireland’s unsung heroes is brought to life in this dramatic and humorous solo performance by Aidan Dooley.  Hear the riveting true stories of Crean’s Antarctic explorations as one of the few men to serve with both Scott and Shackleton and survive three famous expeditions: Discovery, (1901 – 1904); Terra Nova (1910 – 1913); and Endurance (1914 – 1916).
Feb. 28, 2020, 8:00 pm
Dr. Bradford Benson, University of Chicago
Tickets: $8
More information to come soon, but here is an article on the topic...  Make it an icy combo - Purchase tickets for this lecture as well as the one-man play -  Tom Crean:  Antarctic Explorer and save 20% on the play.  Call 630/840.ARTS to take advantage of this  cool offer. Dr. Bradford Benson is senior... More »
March 7, 2020, 8:00 pm
Goitse
Tickets: $28/$14 for ages 18 and under
“Music that’s brimming with energy and creative zeal.” – Irish Music Magazine
March 13, 2020, 8:00 pm
Dr. Yoel Fink, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tickets: $8
Recent breakthroughs in fiber material and fabric  processing allow us to design and produce fibers and fabrics that see, hear, sense, communicate, store and convert energy, regulate temperature, monitor health, and change color. The basis for these new fabric capabilities are fibers that contain semiconductor devices  have made it into the fibers themselves, setting the stage for a “Moore’s law” in fibers. The new fiber materials enable visually inconspicuous yet highly functional capabilities in fabrics.
March 29, 2020, 2:30 pm
Frisson Ensemble
Tickets: $45 for all three Gallery Chamber Series concerts; $18 for individual concert
Tickets available soon! From New York City, the ensemble features the best and brightest of classical music's rising stars drawn from many of the nation's major music schools including Juilliard, Curtis, and Yale. Frisson showcases a myriad of rarely-performed masterworks. Listen and enjoy as Frisson expands and contracts into a variety of ensembles, including quintets,... More »
May 9, 2020, 8:00 pm
Tickets: $40/$30 for ages 18 and under
Hey hey, it is Micky Dolenz of the Monkees! As a special treat, he'll be sharing some of his home videos of early Fermilab taken during the lab's construction, at the height of Monkee-mania.
May 15, 2020, 8:00 pm
Dr. Frans de Waal, Emory University
Tickets: $8
Tickets available soon. When Mama, the alpha female of a famous chimpanzee colony on a forested island at Burgers’ Zoo, the Netherlands died at the age of 59, her final hug with Professor Jan van Hooff went viral on the Internet. Dr. Frans de Waal will discuss their encounter in his lecture on Friday, May... More »