Arts at a Glance

Headline: Arts at a Glance

“Hidden Colors”

The Office of Multicultural-Affairs is hosting an event for Black History Month.  On Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. members of the GVSU community are invited to come watch “Hidden Colors” in the Kirkof Center. The documentary is about the history of people of color throughout the world, and it features various scholars, historians and social commentators. Following the screening there will be a discussion. For more information visit 

“The Alley Cat”

Grand Valley State University professor Marie Ullrich partnered with the Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition to premiere the film “The Alley Cat” on Feb. 18 at the Peter Wege Auditorium in downtown Grand Rapids. The film has won multiple awards including a title at the Chicago International Film Festival.  Following the film Ullrich will field questions.  Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 the day of the show. Students and CMC member tickets are $12. Doors open at 7 p.m. with an 8 p.m. showtime. For more information visit 

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Join members of the Grand Valley State University music department on Friday, Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Louis Armstrong Theatre as they welcome the Symphonic Wind Ensemble. The event is free and open to the public.Kevin Tutt will direct the ensemble for this performance. For more information, call (616) 331-3483 or visit

Saturday Night Dive

Last Laker Standing proved that there are many comedians in the Grand Valley State University community, and for a chance to see this talent, Spotlight Productions is hosting Saturday Night Dive on Feb. 21 at 9 p.m. in Area 51 in the GVSU Kirkhof Center. The event is free and open to the public. Spotlight Productions encourages people to bring friends to come out and support the many stand-up comedians present at GVSU. For more information about the event or performing, contact Spotlight Productions at [email protected]

Artist-Faculty Series

The annual Grand Valley State University Artist-Faculty series highlights different forms of art in the community. On Sunday, Feb. 22, GVSU professor and violinist Greg Maytan will perform with guest violinist Mark Portolese. The event will take place in the GVSU Performing Arts Center in Room 1325. It is a free event and is open to the public. For more information, call (616) 331-3484 or visit

Mike Mains and the Branches

The Texas trio known as Mike Mains and the Branches performs at the Pyramid Scheme in downtown Grand Rapids on Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. Although the band got its start in Texas, it wasn’t until it broke into the Detroit music industry that it began to flourish. Following a PledgeMusic campaign that began in Spring 2013, the band released 11 new songs to showcase their indie-rock song. For this performance, they will share the stage with Lights and Caves and American Wifi. Tickets are $10 in advanced and $12 at the door. For more information on the concert or to purchase tickets, call (616) 272-3758 or visit

Paper Diamond

Join music producer and electronic musician Paper Diamond on Sunday,  Feb. 21 at the Intersection in downtown Grand Rapids. This musician has performed on multiple tours, produced various records and even performed at noteworthy festivals such as the Bonnaroo Music Festival. Alongside Paper Diamond, the bands Gladiator and Buku will perform. This show is for those 16 years old and up. The doors open at 8 p.m., and tickets are $20 in advanced or $23 on the day of the show. For more information about the concert or to purchase tickets, visit