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Public Programs

ENVIRONMENTAL CORRIDOR | ODU Institute for Coastal Adaptation and Resilience

October 15 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Informational table display introducing the ICAR to the public. This will include hydrones and tablets for participatory mapping. Selfie Booth with coastal props!
Image Courtesy of ICAR
Va Grant Space Consortium

Virginia Space Grant Consortium | Plant the Moon Project Challenge

October 15 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Plant the Moon Challenge is a global science project-based-learning challenge to see who can grow the best crops using lunar regolith simulant. NASA’s Artemis Program is a new initiative to return to the Moon. Artemis will explore more of the lunar surface than ever before. However, returning humans to the Moon is challenging in many ways. 
Image Courtesy of Virginia Space Grant Consortium
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Faux Full Moon Bike Ride | Elizabeth River Trail Foundation

October 15 | 6:00 pm

Join the Elizabeth River Trail Foundation for a special evening bike ride to visit Museum of the Moon by Luke Jerram at ODU. Riders will meet up at 6:00 PM in Chelsea at Smartmouth Beer. We'll kick off around 6:30 PM and ride the ERT all the way to the Moon. This is a casual paced ride, suitable for all skill levels. Don't forget your bike lights! Astronaut, extraterrestrial and moon-themed costumes are strongly encouraged. Bonus points if you convert your bike into a rideable space shuttle!
Image Courtesy of Elizabeth River Trail Foundation
Red Crooked Sky

Red Crooked Sky | Honoring Ceremony

October 15 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Virginia-based Native American Indian dance troupe Crooked Red Sky is well known for connecting cultures, educating, and inspiring through traditional and contemporary dance. The troupe is based in Southeastern Virginia and represents an array of tribes: Cherokee, Sioux, Meherrin, Osage, Pamunkey, Seneca, Monacan and others. Experience the traditions of past and present through dance performances honoring the moon! Pop-up performances periodically from 6-8pm. Meet us under the moon!
Image Courtesy of Red Crooked Sky
Lil Truck Of Tools

Lil Truck of Tools | Community Data Visualization: Mapping Rising Tides

October 16 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Inspired by the Environmental Corridor pop-up by Wetlands Watch, ICAR, & The Elizabeth River Project the night before, the Lil Truck of Tools mobile workshop with host a hands-on community project that is a mix of group art-making, data visualization, & hammering practice. Students can tag in to drive a few nails into a blown up map of Norfolk and surrounding areas, mapping areas with higher flood rates with density. Learn more about the Lil Truck of Tools' mission to spread craft literacy across the 757!
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Community Market On Monarch

United Souls Band LIVE at the Market on Monarch

October 16 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

For three decades, United Souls Band has mesmerized audiences with their explosive style and mesmerizing riddims! Some in the industry say their electrifying stage performance is one of the best in the game today. USB has become more than a band – it's a musical fraternity, not bound by structure for structure's sake. Whether you've never seen a USB show or have completely lost count, you can't miss it this time around. Experience an evening of conscious music that moves people to dance, sweat and sing along. 
Image Courtesy of Community Market on Monarch

Core Theatre Ensemble | “Transformation”

October 16 | 7:00 pm

“Transformation” is a movement based performance inspired by the ancient Cult of Artemis using music, poetry, and lighting. By incorporating multicultural literature and language, the performance examines the phase of human existence and the journey of change.  Catch it under the moon!
Image Courtesy of Core Theatre Ensemble
Beach Floyd

Beach Floyd | Dark Side of the Moon

October 16 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Live performance of Dark Side of the Moon by Beach Floyd, a Pink Floyd tribute band. Visual accompaniment and performances by the Chrysler Museum of Art Mobile Glass Studio.  Dance beneath the moon!
Image Courtesy of Beach Floyd
Sky's The Limit Yoga

Sky’s The Limit Yoga Co. | Yoga Under The Moon

October 17 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Yoga class led by Sky’s The Limit under the moon! Click to register.
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Community Market On Monarch

Serious Black LIVE at the Market on Monarch

October 17 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Serious Black is ODU Associate Professor of World Languages & Cultures, Liz Black and Associate Professor of English, Drew Lopenzina performing originals and covers on acoustic guitar with sweet vocal harmonies.
Image Courtesy of Community Market on Monarch
Virginia Opera

Virginia Opera | Songs of the Moon

October 17 | 6:00 pm

The Virginia Opera will perform renditions of classical songs inspired by the moon. Catch them under the moon! 
Image Courtesy of Virginia Opera
Odu Dance Program

ODU Dance Program | “Moonglades”

October 17 | 7:30 pm

The reflection of the moon's light on the surface of the water is an inspiration for this interpretive piece. In this performance, ODU Dance students consider the relationship of the ocean to the moon and survey the distance between. Watch this performance under the moon!
Image Courtesy of ODU Dance
Tidewater Series

Free Monthly Lecture Series: Jessica Whitehead

November 4 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

 On Passing Time and Rising Tides: Voices of Resilience in Tidewater and Beyond When we look at flooding from a scientific perspective, we tend to lose the real and devastating impact that increasing tidal flooding, storm surges, and sea-level rise have on people, families, and communities. Yet the voices of the affected are often not included in the conversation on resilience. This panel discussion invites you to join a conversation with some of the voices of resilience, and explore what flooding means in Tidewater Virginia through art, history, and experience. Brought to you in partnership with the ODU Office of Community Engagement, the Office of Distance Learning, and Remote Experience for Young Engineers and Scientists (REYES). Learn more about our panelists and their research:

Image Credit: Gretta Pratt, Tidewater Series, photography 2020


November 12 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us the second Friday of every month from 5-8pm for U-Night at the Barry Art Museum; the one night a month that we keep our doors open late. This event is FREE to ALL students! Tonight's theme: Fashion and Design featuring a fashion show with works by students from GSA and ODU; art, snacks & a cash bar. It’s sure to be a bold night at the museum!  ODU student groups interested in collaborating for a U-Night? Email our outreach coordinator @

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Free Monthly Lecture Series: Dooyoung Choi

December 2 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Inspired by the Karen LaMonte exhibition, this month’s lecture will explore how the gaze on the female form has shifted through time. Dooyoung Choi will explore the phenomenon of self-sexualization, self empowerment and the psychology around these philosophical shifts in the culture of our times.  Dooyoung Choi is an Assistant Professor of Fashion Merchandising at Old Dominion University. She completed her MS and Ph.D. in Apparel Studies at the University of Minnesota. Her research interests include consumer behavior and social psychology aspects of dress focusing on female self-sexualization. 
Image courtesy of Karen LaMonte, Etude 10, Cast Glass

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