Mia’s Weekly Art Enrichment Guide
Enhance your BU experience by getting out there and delving into the arts. An event a day, to keep the monotony away.
“Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Monday April 30th
On Monday night, Speak for Yourself, BU’s spoken word collective, will present The Whirlwind Company. Celebrate National Poetry Month with Write Bloody authors Brian Ellis, Jon Sandre, Mindy Nettiffe, and Mike McGee. The show will start at 8:00 and run until 10:00 pm. It will be located in CAS 522. Check out this video from last year when Speak for Yourself performed a flash mob of poetry in the GSU.
Tuesday May 1st
Who is cooler than Shakespeare? Dr. Freeze comes close, but not close enough. So that being said, you should definitely come to Shakespeare’s Songs: A Lecture & Concerta. The lecture will be given by Christopher Ricks, followed by a concert of songs, with Dana Whiteside on baritone, and James Johnson on piano. The show starts at 8:00 and ends at 9:00 pm. It is located at Ruggles Church, 874 Beacon St (South Campus, across from the Elephant Walk). To be there or not to be there…be there, there’s really no question about it.
Wednesday May 2nd
This Wednesday in the Huntington Theatre there will be a performance entitled Mary’s Wedding. Canadian playwright Stephen Massicotte’s “dream play” weaves a tender story of first love and the uncertainties of fate. On the eve of her wedding, Mary’s dreams reveal her vivid imagination and the history of her romance with Charlie, from their first magical encounter in a thunderstorm and their shared love of horseback riding to their separation in the War to End All Wars. The show will be at 7:30 and the approximate running time is 90 minutes. The BU Theatre is located at 264 Huntington Ave. Come check it out!
This Thursday at 7:30 there will be a free screening of the award-winning documentary film, #ReGENERATION. It explores the galvanizing forces behind the Occupy Movement and the state of social activism in our society. The film takes an uncompromising look at the challenges facing today’s youth and young adults as they attempt to engage on a myriad of social and political issues. The showing will be at AMC Harvard Square 5.
Friday May 4th
This Friday at 6:00pm is the Opening Reception for BFA Exhibitions. This means you get to see a lot of wonderful art for free! Ever passed by the 808 gallery and had the notion you wanted to go in, but were too intimidated? Well don’t be! All of the senior artists work very hard so that people can come appreciate their work (including our own Arielle Bremby cough cough). Also there will be food and wine, so now it really seems like a no-brainer to go.
Saturday May 5th
All Saturday the Photographic Resource Center (PRC) Bookshop will have books for sale from their past exhibitions and lectures for Bargain Book Week! Help raise money for Aaron Siskind Library, one of the most comprehensive photography libraries in New England, by participating in this week’s Bargain Books event. There will be a 20% discount on all new photography books. Older titles and library duplicates are sold at prices as low as $1. The PRC also has a number of past issues of photography magazines available for free. There will also be a Bargain Books Drawing. Spend $10 to be entered into a drawing for a $50 Frame Gallery gift certificate. Check out this link for information http://www.bu.edu/prc/bookshop.html .
Mia Cross (CFA 2014) can typically be found painting, sculpting, singing, hoarding or thrifting for things she doesn’t need. She usually visits bookstores just to see the cats. You should ask her to play you in ping-pong, imitate Marcel the Shell, or sew holes in your shirts. Contact her on twitter @artsliveatbu