Sunday, April 23


two young girls holding hands, wearing a masks and standing on grass

Noon-5 p.m., Shapiro Campus Center and Great Lawn

Update: All outdoor activities will take place in the stated rain locations

Super Sunday is the family/community day at the Festival of the Arts. In honor of Leonard Bernstein's legacy as an educator, we offer an extraordinary array of creative experiences including musical performances and art activities throughout the afternoon. Cosponsored by the Vic ’63 and Bobbi Samuels ’63 Center for Community Partnerships and Civic Transformation (COMPACT).

On the Great Lawn (rain location: Ridgewood-A Commons, Jehuda Reinharz Hall, between Admissions and Slosberg Music Center)

4-5 p.m. in the Shapiro Campus Center
Waltham Creatives Connection: Meet with nonprofit cultural organizations, schools, and artists of Waltham. All are welcome! Sponsored by the Samuels Center for Community Partnerships and Civic Transformation (COMPACT). 

On the Shapiro Campus Center Terrace (rain location: Shapiro Campus Center Theater)

  • Noon-12:20 pm Name that Tune with Tanner Eustace '24
  • 1-1:20 pm Gann Academy Jazz Ensemble
  • 2-2:20 pm Music by Simon Fidlin '25
  • 3-3:20 pm Rather Be Giraffes A Cappella
  • 3:30-3:50 pm Up the Octave A Cappella
  • 4 - 4:20 pm Manginah A Cappella

Noon - 4 pm, Shapiro Campus Center Atrium

Art activities with LoveLab Studio, Africano Waltham, and Brandeis MakerLab

4-5 pm, Shapiro Campus Center Atrium
Street dance with The Flavor Continues 

Space for Change is cosponsored by Lemberg Children's Center. The Flavor Continues is sponsored by the Samuels Center for Community Partnerships and Civic Transformation (COMPACT).

Create@Brandeis Craft Market

Noon-5 p.m., Fellows Garden (rain location: Hassenfeld Conference Center)

Shop for handmade jewelry, pottery, art and more created by the Brandeis community. Sponsored by Arts Engagement. (Also on Saturday, April 22.)

Radium Girls

2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Shapiro Campus Center Multipurpose Room

In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage — until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, "Radium Girls" traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Produced by the student-run Undergraduate Theater Collective. Directed by Alyssa Allen '24. Brandeis students, please register to attend on Campus Groups. General public, please contact Alyssa Allen at

Brandeis Early Music Ensemble

4 p.m., Slosberg Music Center

The Brandeis Early Music Ensemble presents HAIL and FAREWELL! Celebrate the power of music to heal and inspire, in honor of director Sarah Mead's final concert with the Brandeis Early Music Ensemble. After 40 years of teaching historical performance at Brandeis, Professor Mead will retire in June. The EME invites alumni and guest faculty to join them onstage for their final piece.

Adagio Spring Showcase

4 p.m., Levin Ballroom, Usdan Student Center

Adagio is the largest dance group on campus, welcoming dancers of all levels and various styles. This performance will showcase the pieces Adagio's choreographers and dancers have been working on throughout the semester, as well as guest performances from Ballet Club and Hooked on Tap. Organized by co-presidents Aitana Burman '23 and Claire Martel '23, with Molly Calkins '23, Camila Cano '23, Isabelle Hammer '23, and Abby Perlstein '23.

Tickets for non-Brandeis community: $5 at the door using Brandeis donation form (forms will be provided).


5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Shapiro Campus Center Theater

This take on Shakespeare's most famous tragedy examines religion, misogyny, and political intrigue in a contemporary setting. Produced by the student-run Hold Thy Peace. Directed by Naomi Stephenson '26, assisted by Rachel Shpuntoff '26. Tickets are free for Brandeis ID holders; $5 for general public. Available at the Shapiro Campus Center and Usdan box offices, or online at Brandeis Tickets.

Brandeis Tickets

Brandeis Wind Ensemble

7 p.m., Slosberg Music Center

Program includes an arrangement of “Raiders March” (John Williams) created for the 205th anniversary of the U.S. Marine Band; “Of Sailors and Whales” (Francis McBeth), inspired by Melville’s Moby Dick; Franco Cesarini’s Greek Folk Song Suite, and selections from Stephen Schwartz’s “Wicked.” Tom Souza, director.

Gili Yalo in Concert

7 p.m., Sherman Hall, Hassenfeld Conference Center

Ethiopian Israeli rock star Gili Yalo and his five-piece band thrill audiences with a unique brew of Ethiopian roots music fused with soul, funk, psychedelic, and jazz. Singing in Amharic, English and Hebrew, Yalo is a natural performer and storyteller whose infectious energy brings people to their feet. He has toured and performed around the world and collaborated with Balkan Beat Box, Niles City Sound, and UBK, among others. 

The concert kicks off the conference Ethiopian Israelis and the Creation of Knowledge: Encounters of Homeland and Diaspora, hosted by the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies and cosponsored by Combined Jewish Philanthropies, the Consulate General of Israel to New England, and the Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education.

Please register in advance.


8 p.m., Chum’s Coffeehouse, Usen Castle

In this one-act play by Duncan MacMillan, a couple’s relationship evolves as they discuss the idea of having a child during a climate crisis. Produced by the student-run Freeplay Theatre Collective. Featuring Maya Schultz '25 and David Feit Mann '25. Liza Heck '25, director; Mary Bracco '25, assistant director. Also on April 22.