Arts Briefs

Maddie Forshee

Arts Briefs

Triennial Dialogue

The Kaufman Interfaith Institute is hosting their annual day-long dialogue event today starting at 8:30 a.m. in the Eberhard Center on GVSU’s Pew Campus. The event will focus on how religion has helped or hindered the world with keynote presentations by Rabbi Donniel Hartman, president of the Shalom Hartman Institute, Cynthia Campbell, the president of McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago and Ingrid Mattson, chair of Islamic studies at Huron University College at the University of Western Ontario.

Each presentation will have time for the audience to respond, discuss and ask questions. Throughout the day, there will be time for small group discussion and dialogue for attendees. There will be lunch provided for those who opt for it during registration.

For more information or to register, visit


Octubafest is an annual celebration of the tuba and the euphonium as solo instruments. Tonight, the festival, which takes place at 7:30 p.m. in the SVS Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Center, will feature members of the GVSU Tuba and Euphonium studio. For more information, visit

Rocky Horror Interactive Picture Show

In the spirit of Halloween, Spotlight Productions is hosting an interactive showing of cult classic film Rocky Horror Picture Show this Friday at 7 p.m. in the Grand River Room in the Kirkhof Center. There will be a costume contest with prizes before the viewing of the film and props will be provided. For more information, visit

Symphony Orchestra Halloween Concert

GVSU’s Symphony Orchestra is holding a Halloween Concert on Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Mary Idema Pew Library. The orchestra will be conducted by Henry Duitman. The concert is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, visit