Arts briefs 2/12/18

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GVSU faculty artists to give recital

Grand Valley State University faculty will perform in a string orchestra concert in the Haas Center for Performing Arts on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m. The music for the program includes the work of Tomaso Albinoni, Aaron Copland and Claude Debussy, among others. Several of the GVSU faculty orchestra members will be playing solos.

This event is free and open to the public. 

Student theater group ReACT! to perform Monday, Feb. 12

Grand Valley State University’s anti-violence peer-education theater troupe ReACT! will perform Monday, Feb. 12, from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center Pere Marquette Room. During the program, ReACT! student actors will present scenes and pose questions to the audience about what they think makes a healthy, respectful relationship. 

For more information, contact Jack Lane at [email protected] This event is LIB 100- and 201-approved.

Play ‘Marx in Soho’ to be shown in Kirkhof Center

Howard Zinn’s play “Marx in Soho” is a dramatic production based on the life of Karl Marx, one of the most prominent social thinkers of the 19th century. During the play, Marx comes back from the dead to inspire everyday people to forge their own histories and create a society that is more just, equitable and sustainable.

“Marx in Soho” will take place Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 4 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center Grand River Room.

Swing Dance Club to host ‘Sweet Heart Swing’

The Swing Dance Club at Grand Valley State University will host its “Sweet Heart Swing” Thursday, Feb. 15, at 9 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center Pere Marquette Room. This event is free and open to everyone regardless of relationship status.

GVSU professors to discuss art made from NASA’s scientific discoveries

Grand Valley State University professors of illustration and foundations Durwin Talon and Guin Thompson will discuss interpretations of space exploration through various art forms on Friday, Feb. 16, at 11 a.m. in the DeVos Center Loosemore Auditorium. Their focus will be on the NASA Space Art Program, which is built on an artist’s ability to use their talent to record and communicate NASA’s major scientific breakthroughs. 

This event is free and LIB 100-approved. 

‘Taste of Soul’ event to share Southern, African-American food

For those who want to learn more about different styles of food, the Office of Multicultural Affairs will have a table available in the Kirkhof Center to offer traditional African-American “soul food.” 

The “Taste of Soul” table will be available Friday, Feb. 16, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center lobby.