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Arts & Entertainment Briefs 9/18

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LGBT Resource Center holds tie-dye event 

Grand Valley State University’s Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center is holding Bi-Tie-Dye for bisexual awareness week on Sept. 21 from 3-5 p.m. 

The event will be held at the resource center’s balcony. White shirts for tie-dyeing will be available, but attendees are welcome to bring their own. Snacks will also be provided. 

GV Department of Writing hosts student reading series

Grand Valley State University’s Department of Writing is inviting students to share their writing at an open event on Sept. 20 from 7-8:30 p.m. The event will be held in Room 222 (Reading Room) of the Frederik Meijer Honors College.

The Student Reading series is a monthly reading of student work that culminates in the Senior Showcase at the end of the semester. According to the Department of Writing’s website, anyone is welcome to attend and share their work as long as it is literary. 

Historical walking tour taking place in Grand Rapids

The Grand Rapids People’s History Project will be holding A Radical Walking Tour of Grand Rapids on Sept. 23 at noon. 

The walking tour will begin at Ah-Nab-Awen-Park and visit 32 locations throughout Grand Rapids. The locations relate to impactful strikes, statues and solidarity marches.

The event is organized by Jeff Smith, author of “A People’s History of Grand Rapids,” a book that details the history of social movements and local organizing in the city. 

GV Office of Multicultural Affairs screens Hispanic heritage film

As a part of its Hispanic Heritage Celebration, Grand Valley State University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs will be holding a screening of “First Generation Voice” on Sept. 21 from 5-7 p.m. The film will be shown in Kirkhof Center 2215/2216. 

“First Generation Voice” tells the story of Latino high school students in Holland, Mich., struggling with their identities as they wish to be the first in their families to attend college. 

The movie screening will also feature a panel discussion with filmmaker Cynthia Martinez. 

GV showcases cellist in Faculty Artist Recital

Pablo Mahave-Veglia a Grand Valley State University professor will be performing alongside Paulina Zamora, Ph. D., at a recital on Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Mahave-Veglia will be playing cello with Zamora, an internationally recognized pianist. The performance will take place at the Sherman van Solkema Recital Hall in the Haas Center for Performing Arts.

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Hailey Hentz
Hailey Hentz is the Lanthorn's Arts & Entertainment editor for the 2023-2024 school year. She previously worked as a staff writer in the Arts & Entertainment section. Hailey is a journalism, broadcasting, and digital media major. In her free time, she likes to play guitar, read, watch films and draw. She also enjoys researching music and art history, particularly from the 1990s. Graduating Winter 2026 Major: Journalism, Broadcasting, and Digital Media