Arts Briefs

All’s Well That Ends Well Costume Night

Showing Shakespeare with a 1960s theme, this year’s production of All’s Well That Ends Well invites audience members to dress in 1960s costumes for their performance at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 8 in the Louis Armstrong Theater. Anyone in costume attending the show will receive half-off coupon for any future theatre performance and be entered into a costume contest to receive a prize at intermission.

Arts at Noon: Dr. Dale Cockrell

At noon on Oct. 7 in the Cook-DeWitt Center, Dale Cockrell will continue the Arts at Noon series by presenting his lecture “Blood on Fire: Sex, Music, and Dance from Minstrelsy to Jazz.” Cockrell is a professor emeritus of musicology from Vanderbilt University and a specialist in nineteenth century American music. His lecture discuss the relationship between prostitution in the United States from 1840 to 1917, making music, dance, sexuality, the underground cultural economy and the foundations for twentieth century American popular music.


An evening full of French song, music and poetry, Mélodies is an annual event celebrating French art. The event will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 7 in the Cook-DeWitt Center. French students and faculty will perform the acts. The event is open and free to the public.

GVSU Opera Theatre: Dido and Aeneas

GVSU Opera Theatre is putting on Henry Purcell’s Baroque opera, “Dido and Aeneas” at the Peter Martin Wege Theatre. The performance will feature Grand Valley’s Early Music Ensemble, the Grand Rapids Ballet School’s Junior Ballet, Chamber Choir of Grand Rapids and Daredevil Circus Company. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 9, 10 and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 11.