Oct. 21—The BGSU Fine Arts Center Galleries are home to two ongoing exhibitions—“Contemporary India,” which continues 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. 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 Clazel Entertainment, 127 N. Main St., Bowling Green. The group will present works by Nathan Davis, Du Yun, Peter Evans, Dai Fujikura, Mario Diaz de Leòn and Steve Reich. The free concert is part of BGSU’s 30th annual New Music Festival.
Oct. 23—An art exhibition celebrating 40 years of the BGSU Black Student Union opens in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Gallery. Chalise Morris, the union’s vice president and a junior from Toledo majoring in human development and family services, has organized the exhibit, which includes painted pieces and past newspaper articles and magazines. It continues through Nov. 10. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays. Free.
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.
Oct. 26—Dr. Mary Louise Poling of Ohio State University will discuss “What Contributes to a Vibrant and Meaningful Art Program—Research-based Teaching Strategies that Make a Difference” in a BGSU ARTalk at 6 p.m. in 1101 Fine Arts Center. Poling is director of the student teaching program and field-based clinics in the art education department at OSU, where she also earned her Ph.D. in art education. Her talk is free.
Oct. 27—“I Walked with a Zombie,” a 1943 adaptation of “Jane Eyre,” will be screened at 7:30 p.m. in BGSU’s Gish Film Theater as part of the Tuesdays at the Gish series. The classic tale of mystery and suspense tells the story of a young nurse sent to a Caribbean island to care for the comatose wife of a plantation owner. As she settles into her assignment, she begins to uncover the bizarre world of secrecy and voodoo that permeates the island’s lush tropical environment. The theater is located in Hanna Hall. Free.
Oct. 27—Piano students from the BGSU studio of Robert Satterlee will provide “Music from Bowling Green at the Manor House” at 7:30 p.m. in Toledo’s Wildwood Metropark Manor House. Free.
Oct. 28—Violist Megan Fergusson and pianist Solungga Fang-Tzu Liu will present a BGSU Faculty Artist Series concert at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. The program, titled “A Celebration of the French Spirit,” will include works by Rebecca Clarke, George Enescu and Kaija Saariaho. Free.
Oct. 29—Poet David Spiering and fiction writer Anne Valente, graduate students in BGSU’s Creative Writing Program, will read from their work at 7:30 p.m. in Prout Chapel on the Bowling Green campus. Free.
Oct. 29—The International Film Series continues at BGSU with “La graine et le mulet (The Secret of the Grain),” at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater in Hanna Hall. Filmed in France by Tunisian-born writer-director Abdel Kechiche, the 2007 film tells the story of an aging port worker who dreams of opening a restaurant but sticks with his job for family reasons. Free.
Oct. 30—Freshman music majors in BGSU’s College of Musical Arts will be featured in the Newcomers Show, opening at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Music faculty member Jane Schoonmaker Rodgers will direct the show, which will also be presented at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. both Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. Free.
Nov. 1—BGSU’s Sunday Matinees series concludes for fall with “Rembrandt,” the 1936 biography directed by Alexander Korda and starring Charles Laughton, at 3 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater in Hanna Hall. Toledo film historian Dr. Jan Wahl will provide commentary on the program, which will also include “The Horse on the Merry-Go-Round,” a 10-minute, 1937 American cartoon in Technicolor. Free.
Nov. 2—Maria Tomasula, an associate professor of painting at the University of Notre Dame, will discuss her recent work in a BGSU ARTalk at 5 p.m. in 1101 Fine Arts Center. Tomasula’s work centers on themes of mortality, regeneration and the dynamics of human relations. Her talk is free.
Nov. 3—Guest lecturer Johan Sundberg will discuss “The Voice as a Musical Instrument” at 11:30 a.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of BGSU’s Moore Musical Arts Center. Free and open to the public.
Nov. 3—“Fully Awake: The Black Mountain College Experience” will be screened at 7:30 p.m. in BGSU’s Gish Film Theater as part of the Tuesdays at the Gish series. Black Mountain College, an experimental college in North Carolina from 1933-57, was the site of such events as Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic dome, John Cage’s first multimedia happening and the publication of early Beat poets in the Black Mountain Review. The 2007 documentary examines the unique educational style and long-term significance of Black Mountain through interviews with students, teachers, historians and artists. The theater is located in Hanna Hall on the Bowling Green campus. Free.
Nov. 3—The BGSU Guitar Ensembles will perform at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free.
Nov. 4—BGSU’s Steel Drum Ensemble will give a free concert at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.