Arts Crawl

The 2014 Arts Crawl!

Friday, September 19 from Noon to 10:30 pm – Be sure to check in with the BU Arts Initiative at the GSU Plaza from noon to 6 pm where students (grad or undergrad) can pick up Boston Symphony Orchestra College Card, get some great swag, and enter our raffle to win some fantastic prizes including: 2 passes to the Museum of Science, tickets to Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, UBurger gift cards, a Pavement mug and gift certificate, and 2 tickets to any show with SpeakEasy Stage this season.

In the event of inclement weather you can find the BU Arts Initiative and friends in BU Central till 5 pm, and the Music and Music library event in the Commonwealth Gallery (first floor of CFA – 855 Commonwealth Ave.)

12 pm – 6 pm – GSU PlazaBU Arts Initiative – music, art activity, BSO C=cards, swag and raffle.  Joining us will be BU Central with upcoming event information and to recruit arts bloggers, and MassCreative with information on the upcoming gubernatorial race and why we should let the candidates know that #ArtsMatter.

9 am – 9 pm – Rubin-Frankel Gallery: Florence and Chafetz Hillel House: 2nd Floor of 213 Bay State Road – Artist showcase of Martin Farren

10 am – 4 pm – BU Art Gallery (first floor of CFA – 855 Commonwealth Ave.) Todd Hido: Exceptrs from Silver Meadows. This exhibition features over 100 of the internationally renowned photographer’s most recent iteration of work.

11am – 5 pm – 808 Gallery (808 Commonwealth Ave.)  Undergraduate Showcase – The first exhibition of the academic year, the annual BU School of Visual Arts Undergraduate Showcase.

12 pm – 2 pm – Gotlieb Gallery, Mugar Library - Join the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center for a brief introduction into the world of collecting contemporary archives and get a sneak preview of our new major exhibition of Word War I propaganda posters.

12 pm – 2 pm – Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground – (lower level of GSU – 775 Commonwealth Ave.) – The Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground proudly invites you to “Connection,” a showcase of renown comic book artist and native Bostonian Rob Stull’s most riveting creations. The exhibit highlights Stull’s creative process and work with the comic book and music industries. AND you will meet the artist!

12 pm – 3 pm – Commonwealth Gallery (First Floor CFA – 855 Commonwealth Ave.) – School of Music and the Mugar Music Library.  Join us for live music on the lawn from 12-1, and stay for games, food and freebies

12:30 pm – 2 pm808 Gallery (808 Commonwealth Ave.)A dance sampler. The Dance Program (in PERD) and Dance Theatre Group (DTG) present live and recorded performances. See and learn about the dance minor, classes and DTG, one of nearly 20 dance groups on campus.  So many choices for students and the community.

1pm – 2 pm  – Marsh ChapelMarsh Chapel Art and Architecture Tour PLUS Origami Folding as a Spiritual Practice.

1 pm – 3 pm – 808 Gallery (808 Commonwealth Ave)  Still Running: An Art Marathon – Join others in playing The Exquisite Corpse – a drawing game.

2 pm – 808 Gallery (808 Commonwealth Ave.)   A gallery talk with Lynne Allen, Director, School of Visual Arts.

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm – 808 Gallery (808 Commonwealth Ave.)   Institute for the Study of Irish Culture. Irish Step Dancing, Traditional Irish Music, Irish Poetry.

3 pm –  4pm, 4 – 5 pm – Boston Playwrights Theatre  (949 Commonwealth Ave.)   Ten-minute plays are like crackerjacks! You can’t eat just one. Come to see the inventive, dramatic, funny, theatrical, never-boring world of the short play (5 plays per hour) acted by the best actors in Boston. Join us for an hour of fun!

3 pm – 4 pm – Granby Park (across from the Florence and Chafetz Hillel House – 213 Bay State Rd.) Outdoor performances by Kol Echad, Boston University’s premiere Jewish a Capella group and the Krav Maga group, demonstrating the art of Israeli self defense.

3:45 pm – BU Art Gallery – Gallery Talk with Gallery Director Kate McNamara on the Todd Hido Exhibit and other upcoming exhibits.

4 pm – 5 pm – CFA Studio 102 – An exploration of the School of Theatre student’s work and discoveries found through their semester abroad. Students will do a series of scenes, exercises and a brief question and answer about their time abroad, specific programs of study through Boston University, and reflect upon the expansion of their education through these experiences.

4 pm – 5 pm – BU Art Gallery (855 Commonwealth Ave.)   A reading of fiction and poetry by students and faculty from the MFA Program in Creative Writing.

4 pm – 5 pm - BU Central (lower level of GSU) Like improvised, LIVE music? Come join us to hear some of the BU Jazz ensembles. We’re playing an interactive concert of America’s music!

6 pm – 7 pm – BU Bands – Outdoor, West Campus – Come see the Boston University Pep Band as they fill the air with music and school spirit! The BU Pep Band performs at all home hockey and basketball games (Men’s and Women’s) as well as regular events all over campus and around Boston. New members are always welcome to join. Come be entertained by this funky group. GO TERRIERS!

6 pm – 808 Gallery (808 Commonwealth Ave.) – The College of Fine Arts Distinguished Alumni Awards Reception with Peter Del Vecho (’80), Academy Award-winning producer of Frozen, Frank Ginsberg (’65), Founder, Chairman, CEO of AFG&, and Phyllis Hoffman (’61, ’67), Professor of Music at Boston University, and emcee David Garrison (’74). Mix and mingle with the recipients and help us honor their outstanding achievements and contributions to the arts. This event is complimentary but registration is requested.  6 pm cocktails/7 pm awards presentation

7 pm – 9 pm – Cinematheque (COM 101 – 640 Commonwealth Ave.) - The 78 Project Movie with filmmakers Alex Steyermark and Lavinia Wright.  The 78 Project Movie documents a journey across America to make one-of-a-kind 78rpm records with folk singers, punk rockers, Gospel and Cajun singers on their front porches, sitting rooms, kitchens and back stoops.

8 pm – 10:30 pm – BU Beach (Alpert Mall) – Join us for a night under the stars while enjoying a production of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” by the New Repertory Theatre’s Classic Repertory Company. Admission is FREE.