Oct. 15—Poet Lois Roma-Deeley and artist Beth Shadur, collaborators on The Poetic Dialogue Project, will present a poetry reading and slide display at 7:30 p.m. in Prout Chapel on the BGSU campus. They will discuss and demonstrate their collaboration again at 9 p.m. Oct. 16 at Grounds for Thought, 174 S. Main St., Bowling Green. Free.
Oct. 15—Guitarist John Hart will be the featured guest artist in the BGSU Jazz Spotlight concert at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Joining Hart will be BGSU’s Jazz Lab Band I, directed by David Bixler, and the Faculty Jazz Group. Tickets are $7 for students and senior citizens and $10 for other adults in advance, and $10 and $13, respectively, the day of the performance. For tickets, call the Moore Center box office at 419-372-8171 or 1-800-589-2224.
Oct. 16—Indian artist Anupam Sud will discuss her work in “Four Decades,” a BGSU ARTalk at 6 p.m. in 115 Olscamp Hall. Her free talk will be followed by an Indian dance performance by the Toledo-based Aha Dance Classes.
Oct. 16—The BGSU Fine Arts Center Galleries will host exhibition openings from 7-10 p.m. for “Contemporary India,” which will continue through Nov. 13 in the Willard Wankelman Gallery, and “The Poetic Dialogue,” running through Nov. 19 in the Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery. “Contemporary India,” curated by BGSU art faculty member Shaurya Kumar, is a multimedia exhibition of work by 10 artists from India and of Indian origin. “The Poetic Dialogue” displays the collaborative work of 31 artist-poet pairs. Hours for both galleries are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. The galleries will be closed Nov. 11 for Veterans Day. Free.
Oct. 17—Poet Lois Roma-Deeley and artist Beth Shadur, collaborators on The Poetic Dialogue Project, will lead a 9 a.m. workshop on collaboration for artists and writers at the Wood County District Public Library, 251 N. Main St., Bowling Green. The event is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information, email [email protected].
Oct. 17—BGSU will host a High School String Chamber Music Festival concert at 1 p.m. in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free.
Oct. 18—Sunday Matinees at BGSU’s Gish Film Theater are “The Devil and Miss Jones,” from 1941, and “The House I Live In,” a 1945 short subject on tolerance that starred Frank Sinatra and earned an honorary Academy Award. The 3 p.m. screening of “The Devil and Miss Jones” is in memory of its star, Jean Arthur, who received an honorary degree from BGSU in 1988 and whose memorabilia are housed in the Center for Archival Collections in Jerome Library. Dr. Jan Wahl, a Toledo film historian, will provide commentary. The theater is located in Hanna Hall at BGSU. Free.
Oct. 18—Pianist Thomas Rosenkranz will present a BGSU Faculty Artist Series concert at 3 p.m. in the Great Gallery of the Toledo Museum of Art. The program will include the complete “Vingt regards sur l’enfant Jesus” by Olivier Messiaen. Free.
Oct. 19—BGSU’s College of Musical Arts will host its annual Music Discovery Day beginning at 9 a.m. in the Moore Musical Arts Center. Each year, more than 300 high school students register for the event, where, among other things, they can attend rehearsals of the college’s large ensembles. For more information, contact Dr. Kathleen Moss at 419-372-8577.
Oct. 19—Norwegian artist Anne Senstad will discuss her recent installation artwork in a BGSU ARTalk at 6 p.m. in 1101 Fine Arts Center. Senstad has been selected to create the 90-by-27-foot artwork in the main lobby of BGSU’s planned Wolfe Center for the Arts. In 2007 her work was chosen by the Nobel Peace Center to represent the traveling exhibition “Envisioning Change.” Her talk is free.
Oct. 20—The Romanian Octet, including five BGSU string faculty and alumni, will be in concert at noon in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. The event is part of a preview of the group’s appearance at the American Romanian Festival in Romania Nov. 3-7. Free.
Oct. 20—“Music from Bowling Green at the Manor House” continues with a Bowling Green Opera Theater performance of scenes from Telemann’s “Don Quixote” and de Falla’s “Master Pedro’s Puppet Show,” at 7:30 p.m. in Toledo’s Wildwood Metropark Manor House. Free.
Oct. 20—Director Victor Halperin introduced the walking dead to the silver screen with “White Zombie,” showing at 7:30 p.m. as part of BGSU’s Tuesdays at the Gish series in the Gish Film Theater. Featuring Bela Lugosi as a sinister plantation owner and voodoo sorcerer, the 1932 film weaves a web of infatuation, jealousy and murder set in the rural cane fields of Haiti. It offers a haunting portrait of the racial anxieties that plagued the United States’ ill-fated occupation of Haiti from 1915-34. The theater is located in Hanna Hall at BGSU. Free.
Oct. 20—The BGSU Brass Choir will perform at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free.
Oct. 22—A preview of the events at BGSU’s 30th annual New Music Festival begins at noon at the Wood County District Public Library, 251 N. Main St., Bowling Green. Free.
Oct. 22—Guest composer Steven Stucky will discuss his works and compositional style at 3:30 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center as part of BGSU’s 30th annual New Music Festival. Free.
Oct. 22—Poet Rachel Zucker, a BGSU Visiting Writer, will read from her work at 7:30 p.m. in Prout Chapel on the Bowling Green campus. Winner of the Salt Hill Poetry Award and the Barrow Street Poetry Prize, Zucker is the author of “The Bad Wife Handbook,” “The Last Clear Narrative” and “Eating in the Underworld.” She has taught at Yale and NYU and, from 2005-07, was poet-in-residence at Fordham University. Her reading is free.
Oct. 22—The BGSU Theatre and Film production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” opens at 8 p.m. in the Eva Marie Saint Theatre in University Hall. The play will also be staged at 8 p.m. Oct. 23 and 24, and at 2 p.m. Oct. 24 and 25. BGSU’s production is the 1999 Broadway version of the musical, a fresh approach to the 1967 classic; both versions are Drama Desk Award winners. Directing is theatre doctoral student Macaela Carder. Single tickets are $12 for students and other adults, $6 for children and $5 for senior citizens. For tickets, call the theatre box office at 419-372-2719.
Oct. 22—BGSU’s 30th annual New Music Festival continues with a concert by the Wind Symphony, conducted by Bruce Moss, at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. The concert will feature compositions by David Froom, Kristin Kuster, David Lang, Wayne Oquin and Steven Stucky. Tickets are $7 for students and senior citizens and $10 for other adults in advance, and $10 and $13, respectively, on the day of the performance. To order, call the box office at 419-372-8171 or 1-800-589-2224.
Oct. 22—The International Contemporary Ensemble will perform at 10:30 p.m. at the Clazel Brew & View Theater, 129 N. Main St., Bowling Green. The group will present works by Nathan Davis, Du Yun, Peter Evans, Dai Fujikura, Mario Diaz de León and Steve Reich. The free concert is part of BGSU’s 30th annual New Music Festival.
Oct. 23—BGSU’s 30th annual New Music Festival continues at 10:30 a.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center with a chamber music concert including works by Rule Beasley, Kurt Doles, Shane Hoose, Gregory Mertl and Steven Stucky. The performance is free, but a ticket is required. Tickets will be available at the box office that morning.
Oct. 23—Kobacker Hall, in BGSU’s Moore Musical Arts Center, will host a 2:30 p.m. concert featuring electroacoustic works by John Gibson, Allan Schindler, Robert Scott Thompson and BGSU music faculty member Elainie Lillios. The free concert is part of the 30th annual New Music Festival on campus.
Oct. 23—Guest lecturers will discuss the work of guest composer Steven Stucky at 4 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of BGSU’s Moore Musical Arts Center. The event is part of the 30th annual New Music Festival on campus. Free.
Oct. 23—The International Contemporary Ensemble will present an 8 p.m. concert in Kobacker Hall of BGSU’s Moore Musical Arts Center. Part of the 30th annual New Music Festival, the program will include works by Georges Aperghis, Elliott Carter, Reiko Fueting, Edgar Guzmán, Philippe Hurel, Magnus Lindberg and Kaija Saariaho. Free.
Oct. 24—BGSU’s 30th annual New Music Festival continues with a chamber music concert at 10:30 a.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. The performance will include music by Rule Beasley, Per Bloland, Thomas Osborne, Andrea Reinkemeyer and Kaija Saariaho. Free.
Oct. 24—Works by John Anthony Lennon, Steve Ricks, Seung-Ah Oh, Harvey Sollberger and BGSU music faculty member Mikel Kuehn are on the program for a chamber music concert at 2:30 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of BGSU’s Moore Musical Arts Center. The free event is part of the 30th annual New Music Festival on campus.
Oct. 24—Emily Freeman Brown will direct the Bowling Green Philharmonia in an 8 p.m. concert to conclude BGSU’s 30th annual New Music Festival, at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. The concert will feature Steven Stucky’s “Ancora” for orchestra and “American Muse” for baritone and orchestra; Erica Muhl’s “The Sea and All Its Fullness,” and “A Virtual Reality” by BGSU’s Distinguished Artist Professor Marilyn Shrude. Tickets are $7 for students and senior citizens and $10 for other adults in advance, and $10 and $13, respectively, on the day of the performance. For tickets, call the box office at 419-372-8171 or 1-800-589-2224.