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At the galleries — The School of Art will host its second MFA Thesis Exhibition April 21-29 in the Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman galleries in the Fine Arts Center. The opening reception is at 7 p.m. Friday, April 20. Exhibitors include Fernanda Ruocco, Jacob Nolt and Ericsson De La Paz Lugo. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 6-9 p.m. Thursday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. All exhibitions are free and open to the public. The galleries are wheelchair accessible with the exception of the upper level of the Wankelman Gallery. For more information, visit bgsu.edu/art.
April 19 — The International Film Series presents “Dear Pyongyang” (2005, Japan/South Korea, 107 minutes, directed by Yang Hong-Hi), with an introduction by Dr. Ryoko Okamura from the Department of World Languages and Cultures. Filmed in both Osaka, Japan, and Pyongyang, North Korea, in 2004, this deeply moving and intimate documentary features Zainichi (North) Korean immigrants living in Japan and their complex allegiances to family, host country, and their “fatherland.” A daughter interviews her parents as they return to Pyongyang to celebrate her father’s 70th birthday with her brothers. The screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater, located in Hanna Hall. Free
April 19-22 — The BGSU Theatre Department presents “The Threepenny Opera,” Bertolt Brecht’s “play with music.” Brecht turned John Gay’s 18th century “The Beggar’s Opera” into a biting commentary on the bourgeoisie and modern morality. Set in Victorian London, this tale of the outlaw Mack the Knife offers a socialist critique of a capitalist world. Advance tickets are $5 for BGSU students and $15 for other adults; all tickets the day of the concert are $20. Tickets can also be purchased at bgsu.edu/arts. For more information, call the box office between noon and 5 p.m. weekdays at 419-372-8171. The show opens at 8 p.m. in the Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell Theatre at the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Additional performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. on April 20 and 21, and 2 p.m. on April 21 and 22. See review.
April 20 — The International Film Series presents “La Pirogue (The Dugout)” (2012, Senegal, 87 minutes, directed by Moussa Touré), with an introduction by Dr. Beatrice Guenther, International Studies program director. In this film, a group of African men leave Senegal in a pirogue captained by a local fisherman to undertake the treacherous crossing of the Atlantic to Spain where they believe better lives and prospects are waiting for them. The screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theatre, located in Hanna Hall. Free
April 20 — The Concert Band and University Band will give a performance. Advance tickets are $7 for students and $10 for other adults; tickets the day of the concert are, respectively, $10 and $13. Tickets can also be purchased at bgsu.edu/arts. For more information, call the box office between noon and 5 p.m. weekdays at 419-372-8171.The performance will begin at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall, located in the Moore Musical Arts Center.
April 21 — Guest artist Brendan Ige will give a euphonium master class. Ige’s performance experiences range from performing orchestral music to playing the sousaphone in a roving “beach band” at Cedar Point. He has performed with the Toledo Symphony, the Perrysburg Symphony, and the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra. The master class will begin at 9 a.m. in the Marjorie E. Conrad, M.D. Choral Room, located in the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Free
April 22 — The Bowling Green Philharmonia and University Choirs will perform Brahms’ “Ein deutsches Requiem” (A German Requiem), featuring the University Choral Society, A Cappella Choir and Collegiate Chorale. Advance tickets are $7 for students and $10 for other adults; tickets the day of the concert are, respectively, $10 and $13. Tickets can also be purchased at bgsu.edu/arts. For more information, call the box office between noon and 6 p.m. weekdays at 419-372-8171. Ticket holders may attend a 30-minute pre-concert lecture at 2 p.m. in Kobacker Hall. The performance itself will begin at 3 p.m. in Kobacker, located in the Moore Musical Arts Center.
April 22 — Sunday Matinee Series presents “Münchhausen” (1943, Germany, 110 minutes, directed by Josef von Baky with Hans Albers, Brigitte Horney, Leo Slezak, and Ilse Werner), with an introduction by film historian Dr. Jan Wahl. When, during World War II, Nazi Germany began to face its darkest hours toward the end of the Third Reich, it occurred to Propaganda Minister Josef Goebbels that Ufa, Germany’s giant film company that had produced Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis” in the silent days, should make something to compete with his favorite fantasies—Alexander Korda’s “The Thief of Bagdad” and MGM’s “The Wizard of Oz.” Ufa should create, Goebbels insisted, a film grander, more spectacular, than those. It was decided it would be based on the legendary Baron Munchhausen, the teller of tall tales. Ufa had successfully developed its own full-color process, Agfacolor, almost as perfect as the American Technicolor; “Münchhausen” alsohas a terrific musical score by Georg Hoentschel. The screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theatre, located in Hanna Hall. Free
April 26 — Music education majors and Music Plus students will perform “Room for Seconds” at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, located in the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free
April 27 — The Feminist Film Series presents a screening of “Bad Rap” and “Gaysians.” The screening will begin at 5 p.m. in 308 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Free
April 29 — The Middle School Academy Band will give a final performance at 7 p.m. in Kobacker Hall, located in the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free