Arts at a glance

Lakers on the Big Screen

This week, a feature film involving a handful of GVSU-related individuals will be showing at select theaters across the Midwest – one of which is Celebration Cinema North in Grand Rapids.

Inspired by a true story, “Pilot Error” tells the tale of a French jetliner that, while on route from South America to Paris, went missing in the Atlantic Ocean for nearly two years. Kate Thomsen, adjunct professor of theater at Grand Valley, plays the star role of Nicola Wilson – a woman determined to find out how and why the jet disappeared. Other members of the GVSU community also had a hand in the film, including Shelley Irwin of “The WGVU Morning Show with Shelley Irwin,” who plays a television reporter, as well as alumna Jacqui Bernhardt, who worked as the marketing director and extras coordinator. The film plays now through Nov. 20, showing daily at 11:05 a.m., 1:45 p.m. and 7:05 p.m. Tickets are $5. For more about the film and to purchase tickets, visit

Minnesota Hip-Hop in Michigan

Anyone involved in the hip-hop community likely is familiar with Minneapolis-based label Rhymesayers Entertainment, which is home to legends such as Eyedea & Abilities and MF Doom. Another key member of Rhymesayers is DJ/MC duo Atmosphere, who over the last 15 years has released over a dozen records and taken the stage at countless music festivals. The crew’s next stop? The Intersection in downtown Grand Rapids on Friday, Nov. 21. The show is part of Atmosphere’s “North of Hell Tour” and features special guests Prof and Dem Atlas, as well as DJ Fundo. Atmosphere’s MC, Slug, is known for both his battle rapping skills as well as his well-crafted, introspective lyrics – a combination that makes for a live performance that is not only energetic, but substantial as well. The show is open to all ages and begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are available for purchase online or at the door. To find out more about Atmosphere, visit To purchase tickets, go to

Rebel at Noon

As the annual Arts at Noon series at GVSU nears the end of the season, just two scheduled performances remain. One performer is New York-based Baroque ensemble Rebel who has received praise for their unique style and their approach to Baroque and Classical. While the group is based in New York, the ensemble formed in 1991 in the Netherlands, where it took first place at the International Early Music Competition in Utrecht. The ensemble will perform on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at noon in the Cook-DeWitt Center. As with all Arts at Noon installments, the show will be free of charge, open to the public and last approximately one hour. For more about the performance and the series, visit