BGSU Arts Events through Nov. 4

An exhibit of costumes by puppeteer, performance artist, and sculptor Sha Sha Higby is on display through Nov. 4.

At the Galleries – The School of Art hosts an exhibition of intricate textile costumes by artist Sha Sha Higby. Higby studied art, made dolls and pursued the art of puppetry and sculpture in her early years. She has received many prestigious grants that have enabled her to study the arts of carving, mask-making, puppetry and dance throughout Southeast Asia. She has entranced audiences with her mesmerizing puppetry/dance performances at major venues throughout the world since 1974. The exhibition of her costumes runs through Nov. 4 in the Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery at the Fine Arts Center. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, and 1-4 p.m. Sundays.

Oct. 23 – “Pulse,” the 2001 Japanese film by director Kiyoshi Kurosawa, is this week’s Tuesdays at the Gish feature. The prophetic horror film tells two parallel storylines in which the souls of the deceased invade millennial Tokyo via the internet. The screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. in 206 Bowen-Thompson Union. Free

Oct. 23 – The College of Musical Arts’ Chamber Jazz Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Oct. 24 – The College of Musical Arts’ Faculty Artist Series presents the first of the Faculty Scholars lectures this fall, beginning at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall at Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Oct. 25 – The final International Film Series screening for the fall is the Israeli film “Lemon Tree,” directed by Eran Riklis. The film tells the story of Salma, a Palestinian widow who earns her living from a grove of lemon trees her family has owned for 50 years. When the Israeli defense minister moves in next door and announces plans to uproot the trees, Salma engages in a legal battle to protect her income and her way of life. The screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. in 206 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Free

Oct. 25 – The Prout Reading Series welcomes poet Annie Cigic and fiction writer Kari Hanlin. They are MFA students in the BGSU creative writing program and teaching associates in the Department of English. The readings will start at 7:30 p.m. in Prout Chapel. Free

Oct. 25 – The Bowling Green State University Department of Theatre and Film presents a second week of performances of “You Got Older” by Clare Barron, an Obie Award-winning play. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. in the Eva Marie Saint Theatre at the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Tickets purchased in advance are $5 for students, $10 for seniors and $15 for other adults. All tickets are $20 on the day of the performance. Tickets can be purchased through the BGSU Arts Box Office in the Wolfe Center, online at bgsu.edu/arts or by calling 419-372-8171.

Oct. 26 – Oct. 20 – The theatrical production of “You Got Older” by Clare Barron will begin at 8 p.m. in the Eva Marie Saint Theatre at the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Tickets purchased in advance are $5 for students, $10 for seniors and $15 for other adults. All tickets are $20 on the day of the performance. Tickets can be purchased through the BGSU Arts Box Office in the Wolfe Center, online at bgsu.edu/arts or by calling 419-372-8171.

Oct. 26 – The College of Musical Arts’ Guest Artist Series welcomes violinist Jaime Gorgojo and pianist Kay Kim. They are world-class chamber musicians and Northeastern Illinois University instructors.  Gorgojo has performed with musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and in recitals at the Banff Center for the Arts and the Grand Teton Music Festival. Kim has performed with the New York Philharmonic and Metropolitan Orchestras, with Paris Opera and at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and the Ravinia Festival. The recital will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Oct. 27 – “You Got Older” by Clare Barron returns for two performances, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Eva Marie Saint Theatre at the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Tickets purchased in advance are $5 for students, $10 for seniors and $15 for other adults. All tickets are $20 on the day of the performance. Tickets can be purchased through the BGSU Arts Box Office in the Wolfe Center, online at bgsu.edu/arts or by calling 419-372-8171.

Oct. 27 – The College of Musical Arts presents its Guest Artist Series featuring Peter Luff on horn. Luff is an associate professor and deputy director of performance and engagement at Queensland (Australia) Conservatorium Griffith University. He holds the position of associate principal horn with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and is vice president of the International Horn Society. As a professional horn player, he has performed with many orchestras and ensembles, including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony, Australian World Orchestra and Hong Kong Philharmonic. The recital will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Oct. 28 – The Falcon Marching Band presents its season-end concert, Sounds of the Stadium, featuring musical highlights from this year’s Falcon football games. Tickets are $3 for students and children, $7 for adults and on the day of the performance all tickets are $10, cash only. Advance tickets are available at bgsu.edu/arts. The concert will begin at 3 p.m. in the Stroh Center.

Oct. 28 – The piano studio of BGSU College of Musical Arts faculty member Robert Satterlee will present a recital of preludes from composer Claude Debussy. The recital will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Oct. 31 – The College of Musical Arts’ Faculty Artist Series presents bassoonist Susan Nelson. She is an associate professor of bassoon and assistant dean of undergraduate students. In addition to her teaching and administrative duties, she is a performer, clinician and advocate for new music and chamber music for the bassoon. She has performed with the Classical Music Festival in Austria, Michigan Opera Theatre, Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra and Toledo Symphony Orchestra. Her recital will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Oct. 31 – BGSU film clubs BGReel and UFO (University Film Organization) host the second 48-Hour Film Festival of the year, featuring films that were created over 48 hours. On Halloween night, the theme of the student filmmakers’ films is horror. The screenings will begin at 9 p.m. in 206 Bowen-Thompson Student Union (Theater). Free

Nov. 1 – The Mid-American Review hosts its annual Winter Wheat Festival of Writing through Nov. 3. The opening event is a faculty reading by F. Daniel Rzicznek, author of “Settlers,” a collection of poetry. He teaches at BGSU and is the director of the Creative Writing program. His reading will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Prout Chapel. Details and registration for the festival sessions are at bgsu.edu/winterwheat. Free

Nov. 1 – The BGSU brass ensembles join forces for an evening of chamber music. The performance features the Trumpet Guild, Trombone Choir, Horn Club and Tuba Euphonium Ensemble. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Nov. 2 – The Winter Wheat Festival of Writing continues with an editors’ roundtable at 2 p.m. and creative writing workshops at 3 and 4:30 p.m. BGSU Creative Writing faculty member Brad Felver, recent winner of the prestigious Drue Heinz Award, and BGSU MFA alumnus Brad Aaron Modlin will present readings at 6 p.m. The Friday workshops and readings are in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Details and registration are at bgsu.edu/winterwheat. Free

Nov. 2 – Guest Artist Randy Hall will share his saxophone talents during a master class. The class will begin at 4 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Nov. 2 – Bowling Green Opera Theater presents its fall opera: composer Frank Loesser’s “The Most Happy Fella.” The romantic musical is set in the 1920s wine country of Napa Valley and features the lively “Broadway opera” by Loesser, also of “Guys and Dolls” fame. The performance begins at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. A repeat performance will begin at 3 p.m. Nov. 4. Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for non-BGSU students and children. All tickets are $20 the day of the performance. Admission is free for BGSU students with ID card. To purchase tickets, visit or call the Arts Box Office in the Wolfe Center for the Arts weekdays from noon-5 p.m., or phone 419-372-8171. Tickets may also be purchased online at BGSU.edu/Arts.

Nov. 2 – The Department of Theatre and Film’s Elsewhere Productions presents “The Sleeper” by Catherine Butterfield. The dark and slightly zany comedy is about a suburban “security mom,” shell-shocked by the post 9/11 reality, who finds herself irresistibly drawn to her son’s tutor, a handsome young man with political leanings far different from her own. The performance will start at 8 pm. in the Eva Marie Saint Theatre at the Wolf Center for the Arts. Free

Nov. 3 – Ada Limón is the featured author at the final day of the 2018 Winter Wheat Festival of Writing. Limón is the author of five books of poetry, including “Bright Dead Things,” which earned a National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award and was a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Her most recent book, “The Carrying,” was identified by NPR as one of the most anticipated books of the year. She will read some of her works at 1:30 p.m. in Bowen-Thompson Student Union. The event also includes an all-day book fair and workshop sessions at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the student union. An open mic celebration closes the festival at 6:30 p.m. at Grumpy Dave’s in downtown Bowling Green. A detailed schedule and registration are available at bgsu.edu/winterwheat. Free

Nov. 3 –Elsewhere Productions offers a second opportunity to see the theatrical production of “The Sleeper” by Catherine Butterfield. The performance will start at 8 p.m. in the Eva Marie Saint Theatre at the Wolf Center for the Arts. Free

Nov. 4 – Bowling Green Opera Theater returns for a second presentation of composer Frank Loesser’s “The Most Happy Fella.” The performance will begin at 3 p.m. Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for non-BGSU students and children. All tickets are $20 the day of the performance. Admission is free for BGSU students with ID card. To purchase tickets, visit or call the Arts Box Office in the Wolfe Center for the Arts weekdays from noon-5 p.m., or phone 419-372-8171. Tickets may also be purchased online at BGSU.edu/Arts.

Nov. 4 – BGSU music composition students present their works during the Student Composers Forum at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital at the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Nov. 5 – The College of Musical Arts’ Guest Artist Series presents Ben Pierce on tuba. Pierce, a BGSU alumnus, is a professor at the University of Arkansas. He is a frequent soloist at home and abroad and has won many international tuba and euphonium artist competitions. The recital will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Nov. 6 – The Toledo Symphony Orchestra will read, workshop and record works by selected BGSU student composers in this annual event hosted by the College of Musical Arts. The afternoon session, an open rehearsal with recordings in progress, will begin at 3:30 p.m. in Kobacker Hall at Moore Musical Arts Center.
An evening master class for composition students will feature the Toledo Symphony Orchestra reading’s guest composer Chen Yi, a prolific composer who blends Chinese and Western traditions. Her music is published worldwide and recorded on many record labels. She is the recipient of the prestigious Charles Ives Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her master class will run from 7 to 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Nov. 7 – The Faculty Artist Series presents Caroline Chin on violin. She is an assistant professor and has been described by the Chicago Sun Times as “riveting and insightful, who lights up in passages of violin pyrotechnics.” She has performed throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. The recital will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Oct. 23 – “Pulse,” the 2001 Japanese film by director Kiyoshi Kurosawa, is this week’s Tuesdays at the Gish feature. The prophetic horror film tells two parallel storylines in which the souls of the deceased invade millennial Tokyo via the internet. The screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. in 206 Bowen-Thompson Union. Free

Oct. 23 – The College of Musical Arts’ Chamber Jazz Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Oct. 25 – The final International Film Series screening for the fall is the Israeli film “Lemon Tree,” directed by Eran Riklis. The film tells the story of Salma, a Palestinian widow who earns her living from a grove of lemon trees her family has owned for 50 years. When the Israeli defense minister moves in next door and announces plans to uproot the trees, Salma engages in a legal battle to protect her income and her way of life. The screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. in 206 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Free

Oct. 25 – The Prout Reading Series welcomes poet Annie Cigic and fiction writer Kari Hanlin, MFA students in the BGSU creative writing program and teaching associates in the Department of English. The readings will start at 7:30 p.m. in Prout Chapel. Free

Oct. 25 – The Bowling Green State University Department of Theatre and Film presents a second week of performances of “You Got Older” an Obie Award-winning play by Clare Barron. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. in the Eva Marie Saint Theatre at the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Tickets purchased in advance are $5 for students, $10 for seniors and $15 for other adults. All tickets are $20 on the day of the performance. Tickets can be purchased through the BGSU Arts Box Office in the Wolfe Center, online at bgsu.edu/arts or by calling 419-372-8171.

Oct. 26 – Oct. 20 – The theatrical production of “You Got Older” by Clare Barron will begin at 8 p.m. in the Eva Marie Saint Theatre at the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Tickets purchased in advance are $5 for students, $10 for seniors and $15 for other adults. All tickets are $20 on the day of the performance. Tickets can be purchased through the BGSU Arts Box Office in the Wolfe Center, online at bgsu.edu/arts or by calling 419-372-8171.

Oct. 26 – The College of Musical Arts’ Guest Artist Series welcomes violinist Jaime Gorgojo and pianist Kay Kim. They are world-class chamber musicians and Northeastern Illinois University instructors.  Gorgojo has performed with musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and in recitals at the Banff Center for the Arts and the Grand Teton Music Festival. Kim has performed with the New York Philharmonic and Metropolitan Orchestras, with Paris Opera and at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and the Ravinia Festival. The recital will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Oct. 27 – “You Got Older” by Clare Barron returns for two performances, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Eva Marie Saint Theatre at the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Tickets purchased in advance are $5 for students, $10 for seniors and $15 for other adults. All tickets are $20 on the day of the performance. Tickets can be purchased through the BGSU Arts Box Office in the Wolfe Center, online at bgsu.edu/arts or by calling 419-372-8171.

Oct. 27 – The next performer in the College of Musical Arts Guest Artist Series is Peter Luff, on horn. Luff is an associate professor and deputy director of performance and engagement at Queensland (Australia) Conservatorium Griffith University. He holds the position of associate principal horn with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and is vice president of the International Horn Society. As a professional horn player, he has performed with many orchestras and ensembles, including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony, Australian World Orchestra and Hong Kong Philharmonic.  The recital will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Oct. 28 – The Falcon Marching Band presents its season-end concert, Sounds of the Stadium, featuring musical highlights from this year’s Falcon football games in an indoor setting. Advance tickets are $3 for students and children, $7 for adults; on the day of the performance, all tickets are $10, cash only. Advance tickets are available at bgsu.edu/arts. The concert will begin at 3 p.m. in the Stroh Center.

Oct. 28 – The piano studio of BGSU College of Musical Arts faculty member Robert Satterlee will present a recital of preludes from composer Claude Debussy. The recital will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Oct. 31 – The College of Musical Arts’ Faculty Artist Series presents bassoonist Susan Nelson. She is an associate professor of bassoon and assistant dean of undergraduate students. In addition to her teaching and administrative duties, she is a performer, clinician and advocate for new music and chamber music for the bassoon. She has performed with the Classical Music Festival in Austria, Michigan Opera Theatre, Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra and Toledo Symphony Orchestra. Her recital will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Oct. 31 – BGSU film clubs BGReel and UFO (University Film Organizations) host the second 48-Hour Film Festival of the year. On Halloween night, the theme of the student filmmakers’ films is horror. The screenings of the films that were created over 48 hours will begin at 9 p.m. in 206 Bowen-Thompson Student Union (Theater). Free

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