Community Happenings

What’s happening in your community (updated April 22)

NEWLY POSTED: Players present ‘The Odd Couple (Female Version) weekends April 26 through May 5 The Black Swamp Players will present Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple (Female Version),” for two weekends starting with Friday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1526 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green.  Additional performances are: Saturday, April 27, Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, all at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, April 28 and May 5 at 2 p.m.  Tickets for the production are $12/adults, $10/seniors and students, and can be purchased on the organization’s website or at the door.   NEWLY POSTED: Women’s Center presents poetry night, April 24 The BGSU Women’s Center will present its annual Poetry Night Wednesday, April 24, 7-9 p.m. at Grounds for Thought 174 S. Main St. The event is held to recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Keynote speaker is Kayla Williams, founder of the reading series Women Unbound and the free-form music program Radio Alchemy. The event will also feature an open mic, a blackout poetry table, and collaborative poetry activities.  NEWLY POSTED: Project promotes body positivity, April 26 The Body Positivity Project will be presented Friday, April 26, 4-6 p.m. at Grounds for Thought, 174 S. Main St. . The organizers, four BGSU students, believe that in the age of Instagram everyone is a “model.’ That makes  it hard for adolescent girls to feel good and secure with their bodies. Originally a class project, the event is to be a situation where young girls feel comfortable and interact and connect with their peers. There will be activities such as painting and an Instagram wall as well as music and food. The American Association of University Women will also participate.    NEWLY POSTED: Community choir to perform Rutter’s Requiem, May 12 A community chorus with a chamber orchestra will perform John Rutter’s Requiem, Sunday, May 12 at 5 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church, 126 S. Church St., in Bowling Green. The 42-voice choir, directed by Joshua Dufford, draws singers from throughout the community to bring people together through music.     BGSU arts events through May 10 Digital Art show at Needle Hall, April 25 & 26 The Bowling Green State University Advanced Digital Video Art 2019 will present a two-day exhibit “Desire for the Intangible” in Needle Hall in City Park, 520 Conneaut Ave., April 25 and 26. A public reception will be held Thursday, April 25 from 6-8 p.m. Light refreshments provided. A public critique with guest critic Cameron Granger will be held Friday,  April 26, 5-7 p.m. “Desire for the Intangible” features the work of the Advanced Digital Video Art class at Bowling Green State University.  Wordplay writing workshop, April 26 The Wood County District Public Library is offering acreative writing Wordplay workshop on Friday, April 26, from 4-5 p.m. Youth will play storytelling games, consider writing prompts, create collaboratively, and have FUN with words! Youth ages 10 and up are encouraged to explore and participate, regardless of experience. Call the Children’s Place desk at 419-352-8253 with any questions. Scholar to consider memory & the film ‘Different Trains,” April 25Stephen L. Esquith, dean of the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University, responds to artist Beatriz Caravaggio’s film “Different Trains,” Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. in the Toledo Museum of Arts’ Little Theater. Based on Steve Reich’s minimalist musical composition of the same name, “Different Trains” is equally complex and evocative. The film is on exhibit in the museum’s Canaday Gallery through May 5. Esquith will ask what the film adds to the music from a critical perspective. Then, he will lead a discussion of what memories…

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