BGSU Lively Arts Calendar, Feb. 10-24

Through Feb. 21—The Annual Undergraduate Art and Design Exhibition of works by students in the BGSU School of Art continues in the Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman galleries of the Fine Arts Center. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays and 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Free

Thursday — BGSU’s Graduate Brass Quintet recital begins at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall at Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Thursday — The Visiting Writers Series features award-winning novelist Karen Osborn, author of “The River Road,” “Between Earth and Sky,” “Patchwork” and “Centerville.” Her reading begins at 7:30 p.m. in Prout Chapel. Free

Thursday — Thursday’s international film series continues with “Four Lions” (2010). This dark comedy from Great Britain is directed by Christopher Morris, and follows a group of young men determined to confront what they see as a decadent West. As they debate doctrine and actions, viewers might wonder whether they are a threat to public safety. Free

Saturday — The College of Musical Arts hosts guest artist Spencer Myer as a part of the annual Dubois Piano Festival. The performance begins at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall of Moore Musical Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children, and BGSU music majors are free with student ID.

Feb. 15—Guest artist James Giles will perform on piano in Bryan Recital Hall of Moore Musical Arts Center beginning at 8 p.m. Free

Feb. 16—Tuesdays at the Gish begins with “Do the Right Thing” (1989), directed by Spike Lee. This was a landmark film when it premiered more than 25 years ago; it still warrants viewing today. Spend one day on one street in Brooklyn with Mookie, his girlfriend, his boss, the neighborhood philosophers, and the young men who agitate for change and bear the brunt of police intervention. The screening begins at 7:30 p.m. Free

Feb. 16— Cello students of Alan Smith, BGSU professor of cello, perform at the Manor House located at Wildwood Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. in Toledo, at 7:30 p.m. Free

Feb. 17— Matthew McBride-Daline, associate professor of viola, will present the next performance in the Faculty Artist Series. He has performed worldwide as a viola soloist as well as in numerous international festivals. The recital begins at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Feb. 18—Students of the College of Musical Arts will perform original compositions at Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center at 8 p.m. Free

Feb 18.—Join the Department of Theatre and Film for its production of “Middletown” by Will Eno, directed by Dr. Jonathan Chambers. Winner of the inaugural Horton Foote Award for Most Promising New Play in 2010, “Middletown” is a deeply moving and funny exploration of the universe of a small American town. As a friendship develops between longtime resident John Dodge and new arrival Mary Swanson, the lives of the inhabitants of Middletown intersect in strange and poignant ways in a journey that takes them from the local library to outer space and points between. “Middletown” opens at 8 p.m. in the Eva Marie Saint Theatre, located in the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Additional performances are at 8 p.m. on Feb. 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27, and at 2 p.m. on Feb. 20, 21 and 27. Advance tickets are $5 for children and students and $15 for regular admission. All tickets are $20 the day of the performance. Purchase online at www.bgsu.edu/arts or by phone at 419-372-8171.

Feb. 18—“Relatos Salvajes (Wild Tales)” (2014) from Argentina continues Thursday’s international film series at the Gish Theater and Gallery. Director Damián Szifro tells a story of corruption, revenge, extortion and deceit. The screening begins at 7:30 p.m. Free

Feb. 19—BGSU’s Wind Symphony, under the direction of Bruce Moss, performs at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. Advance tickets are $3 for students and $7 for general admission. All tickets are $10 on the day of the performance.

Feb. 19—The College of Musical Arts presents “Ear l Eye: Listening and Looking: Contemporary Music and Art,” in which BGSU doctoral students in contemporary music perform in response to works in the Toledo Museum of Art’s Great Gallery. The performance begins at 7 p.m. The museum is at 2445 Monroe St. in Toledo. Free

Feb. 20—The College of Musical Arts presents the 2016 Clarinet Celebration, featuring clarinetist and composer Eric Mandat, a professor and Distinguished Scholar at Southern Illinois University. The event kicks off at 8 a.m. in Moore Musical Arts Center. In addition, as part of the Guest Artist Series, Mandat will perform at noon in Bryan Recital Hall of Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Feb. 20—Guest Artist Julia Gerhardt will perform at 6 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of Moore Musical Arts Center. Gerhardt, a horn player, is an instructor at University of West Georgia. Free

Feb. 20—The University and Concert Bands, under the direction of Kenneth Thompson, will perform at 8 p.m. at Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center Advance tickets are $3 for students and $7 for general admission. All tickets are $10 on the day of the performance.

Feb. 23—The 2016 Hansen Musical Arts Series will feature the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Senior Executive Vice President Paul Hogle. His public presentation, “Music: Turning a Commodity into Community,” will begin at 7 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Feb. 23—Music from Bowling Green at the Manor House continues withpiano students of Robert Satterlee. Their performance at Wildwood Metropark’s Manor House, 5100 W. Central Ave. in Toledo, begins at 7:30 p.m. Free

Feb. 23—Tuesdays at the Gish features “Dear White People” (2014), directed by Justin Simien and Adriana Serrano. The film turns its satirical lens on four black college students as they deal with the aftermath of a racist party planned by their white peers. The film begins at 7:30 p.m. Free

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