Arts Briefs

Purple Passion Talent

Amidst Grand Valley State University’s split campus between
Allendale and Pew lies an array of talented students and a lack of a space to
let those talents truly shine.  To poke a
hole in such limited outlets, Sigma Lambda Beta is presenting the 10th
year anniversary edition of Purple Passion. The showcase will feature hidden
talent and highlight diverse performances among those in our own campus
community as well as all over Michigan. The event is free for attendees, and
will feature free food as well. Catch an unveiling of the community’s hidden
talents tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Grand River Room of Kirkhof.

Sexy Accent Night

The much anticipated international party of the year is
finally here! The annual Sexy Accent Night features a variety of events for
both international and domestic students to enjoy. A cultural fashion show,
dance performances to international music, an Asian and Mediterranean Buffet,
trivia and an open dance floor from 10 p.m. to midnight will be among the
showcased events. The party also has the added bonus of being LIB 100/201
approved.  Gain some cultural exposure at
Sexy Accent Night on Saturday from 7-11:45 p.m. in the Grand River Room.

Johnny Beehner at Dr.

Comedian Johnny Beehner will be gracing the stage of Dr.
Grins this weekend, centering himself amongst the butt of his own jokes and
telling tales of growing up as an awkward child in a huge family. His clean and
clever style of comedy is what keeps the audience laughing, or it may be his
talent from a strong background in improvisational theater. Beehner has been
performing stand up comedy since 1999, and can be heard on XM/Sirius Satellite
radio and on the Bob and Tom nationally syndicated radio show. Although constantly
traveling across the country to make people laugh, he will make a pit stop in
Grand Rapids. You can catch him at Dr. Grins inside the B.O.B. from tonight
until Saturday. For a list of show times and ticket prices, visit

Circa Survive with
Balance And Composure and CHON

Circa Survive will bring their headlining tour alongside
Balance And Composure and CHON to the Intersection on Saturday. Circa Survive,
a 5-piece rock band from Pennsylvania, have sold a half-million albums and
pride themselves on their unique relationship they have with their fans. The
group has toured with Coheed and Cambira, Thrice and appeared at music festivals
such as Coachella and Bamboozle in the past, and are currently on tour with
Balance And Composure and CHON. The bands will be gracing the stage of the
Intersection at 7 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance, and $22 the day of the show.