International best-selling author Yann Martel, whose book of "Life of Pi" is the 2014-15 University Common Read, will kick off the Healing Arts Speaker Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in Miller Auditorium.
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Umit Isgorur, professor of cello at Ismir State Conservatory in Turkey, will give a recital of unaccompanied cello works by modern Turkish composers at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3 in the Dalton Center Lecture Hall.
The Western Michigan University Symphony Orchestra will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2 in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
WMU’s Birds on a Wire and the Kalamazoo Laptop Orchestra will perform in the Dalton Center Recital Hall on Oct. 29 as part of the Wed@7:30pm: Live and Interactive! series.
The University Jazz Lab Band will present its first concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28 in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
Noted artist and activist Jorge Pineda will visit the area late this month to speak at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 as part of the Frostic School of Art Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series.
Fans of music, art and the cultural revolution of the 1960s will get an unusual first-hand look at the era when photographer and political activist Leni Sinclair brings her work to WMU Oct. 29.
Learn more about Chinese culture at two upcoming one-day workshops. Explore Chinese Paper Cutting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, and Chinese Calligraphy from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19.
The NPR humorist and bestselling author of "Me Talk Pretty One Day" and "Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim" is coming to Miller Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27. Tickets are on sale now.
"A Fragile Trust," a documentary on the case of Jayson Blair, the infamous serial plagiarist who unleashed a massive scandal that shook The New York Times and the profession of journalism, will be shown Oct. 28.
"Pinkalicious The Musical," based on the popular children's book by Elizabeth Kaan and Victoria Kann, is coming to Miller Auditorium for two performances and a pre-show breakfast and lunch on Oct. 26. Tickets are on sale now.
The all-student cast will give several performances of this epic story of love, deception and betrayal Oct. 24 through Nov. 2 in the Williams Theatre at the Gilmore Theatre Complex.
Peter Ullian will read from his works at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in Rooms 157-159 of the Bernhard Center as part of the Gwen Frostic Reading Series. The event is free and open to the public.
The exhibit "Nichole Maury: Passed On" is on display in the Richmond Center for Visual Arts' Kerr Gallery Thursday, Oct. 16 through Friday, Dec. 12. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
The exhibit "In The Shadows: Contemporary Artists and Obsessive Memory" features artists Levent Tuncer, Armita Raafat, Leonardo Drew, Artur Zmijewski, John Moore, Dan Crews and Zarina Hashmi.
The art exhibit "Re:Solution Envisioning Sustainability" will run Nov. 19 to 21 in WMU's Richmond Center for Visual Arts in South Kohrman Hall. It also features a lecture by visiting artist Garth Lenz on Nov. 20.
The fall series is bringing eight artists from across the country to campus through December. All of the lectures are at 5:30 p.m. in the Richmond Center for Visual Arts.
Single ticket sales begin Aug. 22 for some shows. For access to exclusive presales several days before the general public, join the Miller Auditorium E-club or follow Miller on Facebook or Twitter.
The "Last Coming Standing Live" tour, featuring the show's season 8 winner as well as the top four finalists, is coming to Miller Auditorium at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8.