Arts and Entertainment

A male student practicing Chinese calligraphy on paper.

WMU to host a free Chinese New Year Gala

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.

Members of the WMU Trombone Choir playing their instruments on stage with a conductor in front of them.

Trombone Choir to give free tour preview concert

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.

Photo collage forms the shape of the U.S. with the words America Divided underneath.

Film festival examines human inequality, solutions

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.

Photo collage of several black men and women, some reaching out their arms, and the words Black Lives Black Words.

'Black Lives, Black Words' at York Arena

"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.

A colorful section of the AIDS Memorial Quilt. It includes words and artwork dedicated to victims of AIDS.

AIDS Memorial Quilt on display at WMU

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.