Looking Ahead: Upcoming Music and Art Events

A new semester has begun, and there are definitely some students out there who are already overwhelmed with school, work and everything in between.

If you are already in need of a break, here is a list of some upcoming events around Central Michigan University that may help relieve stress and put that 10-page paper in the back of your mind (at least for a little while).

Whether you like movies, music, theater, art or just need a good laugh, CMU has you covered for the next month.

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Performances by Faculty Members Adrienne Wiley and Tracy Watson

When: Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Music Building – Staples Family Concert Hall

The Music Building holds performances all throughout the semester and here is a notable one.

The artists will be playing the violin, piano and mezzo-soprano, respectively. Tickets are $5 each at the door and $3 for students.



Central Michigan International Film Festival

When: Feb. 11-14

Where: Celebration! Cinema and the Charles V. Park Library

This festival is an annual tradition for the film lovers of Mount Pleasant, sponsored by the Film Society.

There will be a wide variety of movies shown, including drama, comedy, romance and documentaries, as well as mainstream and indie movies.

The festival will also have several short films made by CMU students.

Tickets are $5 each or $10 for a book of five and are sold at Java City, Charles V. Park Library and Celebration! Cinema.  Check out CMIFF’s website for a complete showing schedule.


University Theatre presents: Mother Hicks by Suzan Zeder

When: Feb. 10-12 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 13-14 at 2:00 p.m.

Where: Bush Theatre

The tale of an orphaned girl, a deaf boy, a recluse and a town is told through poetry and sign language and is the newest production from CMU’s dramatic arts department.

On Feb. 13, a uniue performance will be done using closed captioning and American sign language.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $7 through Ticket Central or at the CMU Event Center, as well as at the door for $10.



2016 Annual Juried CMU Student Art Exhibition

When: March 1-6

Where: University Art Gallery – Main Gallery and West Gallery from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

For art lovers, this annual event is a gallery with admissions from all types of students around campus and is juried by various professionals in the art field.

Prizes are given out by the jurors at a reception at the conclusion of the event.

This event is free and open to the public.