Arts and Entertainment
URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL COMES TO QUIRK THEATRE: EMU Theatre is ready to warm up your winter with the award-winning musical comedy, "Urinetown: The Musical," directed by Pirooz Aghssa. Show dates are Friday, Feb. 22 and Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. Go to Urinetown Musical for more information. Ticket prices are $15 regular admission, $12 for students and seniors, $9 for MAINSTAGE patrons, and $7 for children ages 10-12 (not recommended for younger audiences), no further discounts apply. Tickets are available by phone at 487-2282 or in person at the Convocation Center, the Student Center ticket office or the Quirk Box Office. To purchase tickets online visit: emutix.com. Please note that there is an additional processing fee for tickets purchased by phone or online. Fan us on Facebook: Eastern Michigan University Theatre or follow us on Twitter: emutheatre.
ANNUAL GRADUATE STUDENT ART EXHIBITION: The campus community is invited to attend this all-media exhibition featuring the works of current MFA and MA students at Eastern in the Ford Gallery now through Friday, Mar. 15. A reception will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 4 - 7 p.m. To learn more, go to Annual Student Exhibition.
TIESTO: CLUB LIFE COLLEGE INVASION TOUR BRINGS DJ TO CONVOCATION CENTER: Tiesto: Club Life College Invasion Tour brings the world's biggest DJ for a return engagement to the EMU Convocation Center, Wednesday, Feb. 27. Tickets can be purchased online at emutix.com or call 487-2282. Tickets are $40 for the Main Floor and $30 for the Lower Bowl. Students can purchase the lower bowl tickets at a student rate of $20 in person at any EMU ticket office. For more information go to the convocation website or visit the convocation center facebook page.
NEW EXHIBIT TO OPEN AT THE UNIVERSITY GALLERY: A new exhibit "Subverting Modernism: Cass Corridor Revisited 1966-1980" will premier Monday, Mar. 11 and run through Sunday, April 28, at the EMU University Gallery, located in the Student Center. Go to Cass Corridor Event to read more. With a 1960s revolutionary spirit, the Cass Corridor artists, who worked in a run down area near Wayne State University, overthrew Modernism and ushered in Post-Modernism, exploring such themes as industrial and post-industrial Detroit, existential vulnerability, the human need for shelter, the persistence of the life force, and the presence or absence of order in nature. Gallery hours are Mon. and Thu. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tue. and Wed. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m., - 2 p.m. Go to Upcoming Gallery Events for more events. For more information, contact Greg Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org or Julie Myers at email@example.com.
ARTS MASTERS ASSOCIATION STUDIO WALK: Get a behind the scenes glimpse into working artists' studios, the art making process and the equipment and facilities of the art department at EMU on Wednesday, Mar. 13, from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., in the Graduate Student Studios. Hosted by the Arts Masters Association. For more information, go to AMA Studio Walk.
MOVIE - "IMAGES FROM DETROIT'S CASS CORRIDOR": In this film, artists share their personal visions by being in geographical proximity to one another, making works that mark an era in Detroit's history that is now regarded as being highly significant. Directed by Shaun Bangert and Kathryn Brackett Luchs, the movie "Images from Detroit's Cass Corroidor," will be shown on Wednesday, Mar. 27, at 5:30 p.m., in the Halle Library Auditorium. During the late 1960s and through the 1970s, some artists living in Detroit explored alternative, inventive and personal approaches to making art. The film is a tense visual montage combining original silent footage with new information and bringing to light the mood and art of the time. Artists presented in the movie include John Egner, Steve Foust, Michael Luchs, Nancy Mitchnick, Gordon Newton, Ellen Phelan, Paul Schwarz and Robert Sestok. Original music by Mick Vranich accompanies this illuminating documentary. For more information, contact Greg Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org or Julie Myers at email@example.com.