BGSU Lively Arts Calendar, April 7–20

April 7­—“More Than War and Wine: Anxiety and Relief in Antiquity” is an exhibition by BGSU graphic design students of Todd Childers and graduate-level art history students of Dr. Sean Leatherbury in collaboration with the Toledo Museum of Art. The students will present an “Object Talk” about the artifacts, exploring the anxieties that may have influenced the creation of ancient works of art. The talk will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery lobby in the Fine Arts Center followed by a reception at 4:30 p.m. The exhibition remains on display through April 15. Free

April 7—The College of Musical Arts’ Guitar Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

April 7—The Visiting Writer Series features prize-winning writer Amy Gustine. Her short fiction has appeared in The Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row Journal, The Kenyon Review and The Wisconsin Review, among others. Gustine’s book, “Pity Us Instead,” was released in February and has appeared on numerous featured lists including Publisher’s Weekly and The Millions. Her reading will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Prout Chapel. Free

April 7—The International Film Series concludes with the 2013 Chinese film “Bei Jing yu shang Xi Ya Tu (Finding Mr. Right).” A city girl travels to Seattle to give birth to a child who will help her win a rich, married boyfriend. When she arrives in Seattle, nothing goes right; she’s stuck sharing a small house with two other pregnant women, she has trouble reaching her boyfriend on the phone and eventually, even his credit card stops working. The only person willing to spend time with her is a man who is the opposite of all she ever wanted … or maybe exactly whom she needs. The screening begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater in Hanna Hall. Free

April 8—The College of Musical Arts’ University Choral Society will give a performance in Kobacker Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center at 8 p.m. Advance tickets are $3 for students and children, $7 for adults. All tickets the day of the performance are $10. Music majors have free admission with ID. To purchase online, visit bgsu.edu/arts, or call the box office at 419-372-8171.

April 9—The School of Art presents a Graphic Design Portfolio Review Day, featuring keynote lecturer Tyler Deal, a graphic designer and printmaker from Chicago who runs Idiot Pull, an online print shop and digital laboratory. The event begins at 10 a.m. in the Fine Arts Center. Free

April 9—The College of Musical Arts presents the High School Honors Men’s and Women’s Chorus Clinic Concert. The performance begins at 4 p.m. in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

April 9—BGSU vocal students will compete in the final round of the Conrad Art Song Competition. The event begins at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

April 9-17—The MFA Thesis Exhibition will open at 8 a.m. April 9 and conclude at 5 p.m. April 17. The exhibitions will take place in the Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman galleries at the Fine Arts Center. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Free

April 10—The Sunday Matinee Series continues with the 1928 comedy “Matchmaking Mama” and the 1952 French film “Beauties of the Night.” “Matchmaking Mama” tells a story about the mishaps and misdirections of young love, while utilizing the early and limited Technicolor process. “Beauties of the Night” follows an unsuccessful composer who must teach for a meager living in a small town; yet at night, in his dreams, he is able to meet irresistible, gorgeous women like Gina Lollobrigida and Martine Carol. Film historian Dr. Jan Wahl will provide an introduction at 3 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater at Hanna Hall. Free

April 10—The College of Musical Arts’ Chamber Orchestra will perform at the Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. in Toledo. The performance begins at 3 p.m. in the Great Gallery. Free

April 10—The guest artist series at the College of Musical Arts continues with saxophonist Darek Samol. The performance begins at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

April 12—Winners of the Conrad Art Song Competition with perform at 7:30 p.m. the Manor House in Wildwood Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave., Toledo. Free

April 12—The College of Musical Arts’ Jazz Lab Band II will perform under the direction of Ariel Kasler. The performance begins at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Advance tickets are $3 for students and children and $7 for adults. All tickets the day of the performance are $10. To purchase online, visit bgsu.edu/arts, or call the box office at 419-372-8171.

April 14—BGSU vocal students will perform works from various opera scenes. The recital begins at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

April 15—BGSU’s Wind Symphony will perform under the direction of Bruce Moss. The recital begins at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Advance tickets are $3 for students and children and $7 for adults. All tickets the day of the performance are $10. Music majors have free admission with ID. To purchase online, visit bgsu.edu/arts. Or call the box office at 419-372-8171.

April 16—The College of Musical Arts’ A Capella Choir and University Men’s Chorus will perform in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. The recital begins at 8 p.m. Advance tickets are $3 for students and children and $7 for adults. All tickets the day of the performance are $10. Musical majors have free admission with ID. To purchase online, visit bgsu.edu/arts, or call the box office at 419-372-8171.

April 17—The College of Musical Arts’ Collegiate Chorale and University Women’s Chorus will perform in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. The recital begins at 3 p.m. Advance tickets are $3 for students and children and $7 for adults. All tickets the day of the performance are $10. Musical majors have free admission with ID. To purchase online, visit bgsu.edu/arts, or call the box office at 419-372-8171.

April 17—The Sunday Matinee Series concludes this semester with U.S. films “The Show” (1922) and “The Hitch-hiker” (1953). “The Show” features forgotten comic of the silent area Larry Semon. He took fantastic, hair-raising tumbles and more—risking life and limb to satisfy audiences who took his astonishing, acrobatic feats for granted. “The Hitch-hiker” was based on a shocking, true story of a kidnapping and the mind-numbing consequences. The film quickly established Ida Lupino as a director of importance. The screening begins at 3 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater located in Hanna Hall and includes an introduction by film historian Dr. Jan Wahl. Free

April 18—The Graduate String Quartet will perform in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. The recital begins at 8 p.m. Free

April 19—The Graduate String Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Manor House in Wildwood Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave., Toledo. Free

April 19—The College of Musical Arts’ Percussion Ensemble will perform in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. The recital begins at 8 p.m. Free

April 20—The College of Musical Arts’ Steel Drum Ensemble will perform in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. The recital begins at 8 p.m. Free

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