The Confucius Institute at WMU will host a free Chinese New Year Gala from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, in the Bernhard Center East Ballroom to celebrate the upcoming Year of the Dog.
Arts and Entertainment
WMU's Trombone Choir will offer a sneak peek into its set for the American Trombone Workshop during a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
Three of WMU's choral ensembles will perform in a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
The University Symphonic Band will perform a free preview concert for the upcoming College Band Directors National Association North Central Division Conference at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, in Miller Auditorium.
Six-time Grammy winner Vince Mendoza will perform with WMU music students at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The performance will be preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion.
Three films from the America Divided docu-series, produced by Norman Lear, Common and Shonda Rhimes, will be shown at WMU's Bernhard Center: "The System" Feb. 21, "Something in the Water" March 19, and "A House Divided" April 11.
Music ensemble Birds on a Wire will perform, free and open to the public, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
"Black Lives, Black Words," free and open to the public, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, in the York Arena located inside the Gilmore Theatre Complex on WMU's main campus.
Sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt–the 54 1/2-ton, handmade tapestry that stands as a memorial to more than 96,000 individuals lost to AIDS–will be on display at the Gilmore Theatre Complex Feb. 5-18.
Learn about other cultures and countries throughout the month of February. All events in the global engagement rundown are open to the public, and many are free.
Performances of "Angels in America: Millennium Approaches" will take place Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9-10, and Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 15-18, in Williams Theatre at the Gilmore Theatre Complex.
Tickets are on sale for Disney's "The Lion King" at Miller Auditorium April 4-15. Now in its 20th year, "The Lion King" continues to be one of the most popular stage musicals in the world.