BGSU arts events through March 1

"The Penelopiad" is being staged weekends through Feb. 25. See details below.

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Feb. 16—The Creative Writing Program’s Reading Series features graduate students Bridget Adams and Benji Katz. The reading will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Prout Chapel. Free

Feb. 16—The Department of Theatre and Film’s production of “The Penelopiad” will open at 8 p.m. in the Eva Marie Saint Theatre at the Wolfe Center for the Arts. “The Penelopiad” is Margaret Atwood’s version of Homer’s “Odyssey” told through the voices of Penelope and her 12 hanged maids. Speaking from beyond the grave, Atwood’s characters explore this mythic tale of love, betrayal, responsibility and power. Additional performances are at 8 p.m. Feb. 16-18 and Feb. 23-25, with matinees at 2 p.m. on Feb. 18, 19 and 25. Advance tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the box office in the Wolfe Center, 419-372-8171 or online at www.bgsu.edu/arts. All seats the day of the performance are $20. (See story: http://bgindependentmedia.org/bgsus-the-penelopiad-shows-the-tragedy-on-the-ancient-greek-homefront/)

Feb. 17The Brown Bag Music Series will present a musical extravaganza in celebration of Black History Month. Students and faculty from the College of Musical Arts will perform starting at 11:45 a.m. at the Simpson Building, 1291 Conneaut Ave., Bowling Green. Free

Feb. 17The BGSU Wind Symphony will perform at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Advance tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the Wolfe Center for the Arts box office, 419-372-8171 or online at www.bgsu.edu/arts. All seats are $10 the day of the performance.

Feb. 18The University and Concert Bands will perform at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Advance tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the Wolfe Center for the Arts box office, 419-372-8171, or online at www.bgsu.edu/arts. All seats are $10 the day of the performance.

Through Feb. 20The annual Undergraduate Art and Design Exhibition will be on display in the Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman in the Fine Arts Center. Gallery hours are from 11 a.m.­-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Free

Feb. 21Tuesdays at the Gish continues with the 2001 film “Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey,” directed by William Greaves. Narrated by Sidney Poitier, the film represents the first in-depth documentary on the life and legacy of this American legend. Dr. Ralph Johnson Bunche (1903-71) was a statesman, peace negotiator, leading intellectual, scholar and the first person of color to win the Nobel Peace Prize. He overcame poverty and racial prejudice to become Undersecretary General of the United Nations. His life offers a unique window on key historical events in the mid-20th century. The screening begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater located in Hanna Hall. Free

Feb. 21Music at the Manor House features the BG Brass Ensembles. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Manor House in Wildwood Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave., in Toledo. Free

Feb. 23The Creative Writing Program’s Reading Series features visiting writer Callista Buchen. The BGSU M.F.A. alumna and author of chapbooks “The Bloody Planet” and “Double-Mouthed” will read from her work beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Prout Chapel. Free

Feb. 23The Hansen Series Guest Artists are Grammy-winning ensemble Roomful of Teeth. Through study with masters from singing traditions the world over, the eight-voice ensemble continually expands its vocabulary of singing techniques and, through an ongoing commissioning process, forges a new repertoire without borders. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free. (See story: http://bgindependentmedia.org/roomful-of-teeth-brings-sound-of-worlds-many-voices-to-bgsu/)

Feb. 25The BG Philharmonia celebrates the 50th annual Concerto Concert. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall of Moore Musical Arts Center. Advance tickets are $3 for students and children and $7 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at the box office in the Wolfe Center, at 419-372-8171 or online at www.bgsu.edu/arts. All tickets the day of the performance are $10.

Feb. 27Music at the Forefront features the Quince Vocal Ensemble. Described as “a new force of vocal excellence and innovation” by The Brooklyn Rail, Quince continually pushes the boundaries of traditional vocal ensemble literature. The group will perform David Lang’s “love fail.” The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Feb. 28Tuesdays at the Gish continues with “From These Roots,” the third in a series of films directed by William Greaves. The 1974 film, which received 22 international awards, explores the extraordinary artistic, cultural and political flowering that took place in Harlem during the Roaring ’20s. This remarkable portrait of the “Harlem Renaissance” is created entirely with period photographs. Brock Peters is the narrator, with music especially composed and performed by Eubie Blake. The screening is accompanied by two short films and a question-and-answer session with special guest Louise Archambault, filmmaker and curator of William Greaves Productions. The screening begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theatre located in Hanna Hall. Free

March 1–The Faculty Artists Series features the work of BGSU faculty composers. The recital will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

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