BGSU Arts Calendar through Nov. 2

Oct. 19-22The 37th annual New Music Festival, a celebration of contemporary arts through concerts, panel discussions, art exhibitions, seminars, master classes and papers, will feature special guests composer Dai Fujikura and Spektral Quartet among more than 30 guest composers and performers. Organized by the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music and the BGSU College of Musical Arts, the festival has hosted nearly 400 guest composers and musicians since 1980. Events will take place in the Moore Musical Arts Center and the Clazel Theatre, 127 N. Main St. in downtown Bowling Green. Most events are free. (Schedule and story at: http://bgindependentmedia.org/new-music-festival-showcases-contemporary-music-at-bgsu-oct-19-22/)

Oct. 19 – “The Deathworks of May Elizabeth Kramer,” a mixed media installation by The Poyais Group, opens at 7 p.m. in the Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery in the Fine Arts Center. The exhibit, a collaboration with the New Music Festival, is a recreation by the Poyais Group of outsider artist Kranmer’s (1867-1977) private lifework, a tent version of the town where she lived, with each tent representing someone who had died. Discovered by a team of anthropologists after her death but then lost in a fire, the installation was remade by the Poyais Group (Jesse Ball, Thordis Bjornsdottir, Olivia Robinson and Jesse Stiles) based on notes by one of the original anthropologists. The exhibit will be on view through Nov. 21. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.TuesdaySaturday, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Free

Oct. 20The International Film Series continues with the 2004 Brazilian film “El Abrazo Partido (Lost Embrace),” directed by Daniel Burman. The film is a comedic portrait of a Buenos Aires neighborhood that was once home to the European Jewish immigrants. The story focuses on a young man who abandons his architecture studies and tries to move to Europe. He is tortured by the question of why his father left the family to fight for Israel in 1973. The screening begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater located in Hanna Hall. Free

Oct. 20Creative writing M.F.A. students will present their work. The readings will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Prout Chapel. Free

Oct. 20“Evelyn in Purgatory,” by Topher Payne, launches the fall theater season at Bowling Green State University. The dark comedy won the 2012 Essential Theatre playwright award. The performance begins at 8 p.m. in the Eva Marie Saint Theater at the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Tickets can be purchased from the BGSU Arts Box Office at 419-372-8171 or visit www.bgsu.edu/arts. Advance tickets are $15 and $5 for students and children. All tickets the day of the performance are $20.

Oct. 21A performance of “Evelyn in Purgatory,” by Topher Payne will begin at 8 p.m. in the Eva Marie Saint Theater at the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Tickets can be purchased from the BGSU Arts Box Office at 419-372-8171 or visitwww.bgsu.edu/arts. Advance tickets are $15 and $5 for students and children. All tickets the day of the performance are $20.

Oct. 22 The final concert of the 37th annual New Music Festival will feature orchestral and wind ensemble works by Dai Fujikura, Jonathan Newman, John Mackey, Emily Custer and Leonard Slatkin. The performance begins at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall at Moore Musical Arts Center. Tickets may be purchased atwww.bgsu.edu/arts, or by calling 419-372-8171 or in person at the Arts Box Office, located in the Wolfe Center for the Arts, from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The College of Musical Arts Box Office will be open two hours prior to the performance. Advance tickets are $7 and $3 for students and children. All tickets the day of the performance are $10.

Oct. 22Performances of “Evelyn in Purgatory,” an award-winning dark comedy by Topher Payne, will take place at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Eva Marie Saint Theater at the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Tickets can be purchased from the BGSU Arts Box Office at 419-372-8171 or visit www.bgsu.edu/arts. Advance tickets are $15 and $5 for students and children. All tickets the day of the performance are $20.

Oct. 23“Evelyn in Purgatory,” an award-winning dark comedy by Topher Payne, will be performed at 2 p.m. in the Eva Marie Saint Theater at the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Tickets can be purchased from the BGSU Arts Box Office at 419-372-8171 or visitwww.bgsu.edu/arts. Advance tickets are $15 and $5 for students and children. All tickets the day of the performance are $20.

Oct. 24The United States Air Force Concert Band and the Singing Sergeants will perform at 7 p.m. in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., the Air Force Band honors those who have served, inspires American citizens to heightened patriotism and service, and positively impacts the global community on behalf of the U.S. Air Force and the United States of America. Free

Oct. 25Tuesdays at the Gish continue with “Sleepy Hollow” (1999), directed by Tim Burton. Get into the Halloween spirit with this gothic horror story. Watch man-of-science Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp) as he encounters the mystery of Sleepy Hollow’s bloody decapitations and discovers his attraction to bewitching Katrina Van Tassell (Christina Ricci). Let yourself be entranced by the beautiful, enigmatic and terrifying 18th-century world created by the film’s award-winning music, cinematography, costuming and production design. The screening begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater in Hanna Hall. Free

Oct. 26The Faculty Artist Series presents Faculty Scholars’ Lectures at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Oct. 27 Creative writing M.F.A. students will read from their work at 7:30 p.m. in Prout Chapel. Free

Oct. 27The International Film Series continues with the 2012 German film “Oh Boy (A Coffee in Berlin),” directed by Jan Ole Gerster. A young man in the dreamy process of losing everything he has wanders through Berlin to the accompaniment of comedic mood music. His contemporary angst plays out on the black-and-white background of a city with a dark past. It’s never been so difficult to get a cup of coffee in a huge city. The screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater in Hanna Hall. Free

Oct. 27A performance of “Evelyn in Purgatory,” an award-winning dark comedy by Topher Payne, will begin at 8 p.m. in the Eva Marie Saint Theater located in the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Tickets can be purchased form the BGSU Arts Box Office at 419-372-8171, or visit www.bgsu.edu/arts. Advance tickets are $15 and $5 for students and children. All tickets the day of the performance are $20.

Oct. 28The exhibition “Criminal Justice?” opens in the Willard Wankelman Gallery at the Fine Arts Center with a 5:30 p.m. ARTalk by Carol Jacobsen in the Willard Wankelman Gallery at the Fine Arts Center. A Stamps School of Art & Design faculty member at the University of Michigan, Jacobson is known for video and photography that addresses issues of women’s criminalization and censorship.  Curated by BGSU Galleries Director Jacqueline Nathan, “Criminal Justice?” features activist artists Jacobson and Andrea Bowers, whose work investigates the attitudes and biases embedded in the U.S. justice system. A reception will follow her talk. The exhibit runs fromOct. 29-Nov. 20 in the Wankelman Gallery. Free

Oct. 28A performance of “Evelyn in Purgatory,” by Topher Payne will begin at 8 p.m. in the Eva Marie Saint Theater at the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Tickets can be purchased from the BGSU Arts Box Office at 419-372-8171, or visitwww.bgsu.edu/arts. Advance tickets are $15 and $5 for students and children. All tickets the day of the performance are $20.

Oct. 28Guest artists baritone Jeremy Huw Williams and pianist Paula Fan will perform. Williams has appeared in more than 60 operatic roles and has given performances at major venues in North and South America, Australia, Hong Kong and many European countries. Fan has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician on five continents. She has recorded 20 albums and has broadcast for the BBC, National Public Radio, Radio Television China and internationally. Their recital will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Oct. 29The final performances of “Evelyn in Purgatory,” by Topher Payne, will be given at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Eva Marie Saint Theater located in the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Tickets can be purchased from the BGSU Arts Box Office at 419-372-8171, or visit www.bgsu.edu/arts. Advance tickets are $15 and $5 for students and children. All tickets the day of the performance are $20.

Oct. 29-Nov. 22“Criminal Justice?” an exhibit by activist artists Carol Jacobsen and Andrea Bowers, investigates the attitudes and biases embedded in the U.S. criminal justice system. Jacobsen is an award-winning social documentary artist whose works in video and photography address issues of women’s criminalization and censorship.  Bowers’ video “#sweetjane” and drawings explore the 2012 Steubenville, Ohio, rape case and the citizens whose activism resulted in two rape convictions. The drawings reproduce the text messages sent among the teenage witnesses to the assault on an underage young woman. “Criminal Justice?” is on view in the Willard Wankelman Gallery at the Fine Arts Center. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday throughSaturday, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Free

Nov. 1Tuesdays at the Gish continue with “Shaun of the Dead” (2004), directed by Edgar Wright. Stay in the Halloween mood with this British comedy-horror film, fondly known as “rom zom com” because it combines zombies and romantic comedy. Living like zombies themselves, Shaun (Simon Pegg) and his slacker roommate Ed (Nick Frost) generally spend their time at a local pub. While they’re the last to catch on, when they figure out that zombies have invaded the town, they set out to rescue Shaun’s parents, his ex-girlfriend and her friends. The screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater located in Hanna Hall. Free

Nov. 2 – The Faculty Artist Series features the BGSU woodwind faculty in an at 8 p.m.performance in Bryan Recital Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

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