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2014 Arts Festival at Boston College

Arts and Entertainment

April 22, 2014

From: Boston College

16th Annual Arts Festival

Schedule

April 24, 2014

12:00 - 12:45 Irish Studies Music Program Irish dance and instrumentation under the direction of Faculty Award recipient Séamus Connolly.
Location: O'Neill Plaza

12:00 - 1:00 China Watching: Modern Chinese Talks A series of presentations based on oral history interviews with modern Chinese citizens from Fr. Jeremy Clarke's history class, From Sun Yatsen to the Beijing Olympics.
Location: Stokes Art Tent

12:00 - 2:00 Readings by Senior Creative Writing Concentrators The Creative Writing Concentration is a special track of the English major. Seniors Lauren Audi, Kevin Cecala, Zachary Frank, Ryan Galvin, Jenna Howarth, Cayce Jones, David Kunkel, Sarah MacDonald, Matt Mazzari, Benjamin Olcott, Charlotte Parish, Bailey Spencer, Corinne Sullivan, Brian Thurow, and Christine Zhao are this year's graduates.
Location: Gasson 100

12:45 - 1:30 Dance Showcase A variety of dance groups perform. Details on page 15.
Location: O'Neill Plaza

1:30 - 2:30 A Cappella Showcase A collection of a cappella groups perform.
Location: O'Neill Plaza

1:30 - 2:15 Ned Rosen Piano Set Original jazz by faculty Ned Rosen (Mathematics).
Location: Stokes Art Tent

2:00 - 2:30 The Middle East Ensemble The newest 10 piece ensemble from the BC Music Department performs.
Location: Gasson 100

2:30 - 3:30 Shakespeare Showcase Short scenes from a variety of plays and sonnets performed by the Dramatics Society.
Location: Stokes Art Tent

2:30 - 3:15 Popular Styles Ensemble
Location: O'Neill Plaza

3:00 - 4:00 - Chamber Music Society
Location: Gasson 100

3:15 - 4:15 Dance Showcase A variety of dance groups perform.
Location: O'Neill Plaza

3:30 - 4:15 Inside the BC Studio Kerry Cronin conducts a live interview with Alumni Arts Award recipient Anne Garefino.
Location: Stokes Art Tent

4:15 - 5:00 Arts Industry Insider Panel BC alumni working in the entertainment industry join Anne Garefino for a panel discussion.
Location: Stokes Art Tent

4:15 - 5:15 University Chorale
Location: O'Neill Plaza

5:00 - 6:30 Gallery Opening and Reception Featuring Artists Talk and a discussion of the artistic process.
Location: Stokes Art Tent

6:30 - 8:30 Honoring the Future: Artist Panel and Reception
Location: Devlin 101

7:00 - 7:45 Coffeehouse Showcase Contemporary Theatre presents This I Believe.
Location: Stokes Art Tent

7:30 - 9:30 Stylus Spring Launch and Reception A diverse array of student writers present their literary works.
Location: Stokes S195

7:30 - 9:30 Liturgy Arts Group Sacred choral, contemporary Christian, and gospel music.
Location: Gasson 100

7:30 - 10:00 The Drowsy Chaperone
Cost: $15; $10 for seniors or with BC ID.
Location: Robsham Theater Arts Center

8:00 - 10:00 BC's Best
Location: O'Neill Plaza

8:00 - 12:00 South Park Marathon
Location: Devlin Hall 008

April 25, 2014

12:00 - 1:00 BC bOp! performs instrumental and vocal jazz.
Location: O'Neill Plaza

12:00 - 2:00 Readings by Faculty Eileen Donovan Kranz, Maxim D. Shrayer, Kim Garcia, Suzanne Matson, Michael C. Keith, and Amy Boesky.
Location: Gasson 100

12:00 - 1:00 China Watching: Modern Chinese Talks A series of presentations based on oral history interviews with modern Chinese citizens from Fr. Jeremy Clarke's history class, From Sun Yatsen to the Beijing Olympics.
Location: Stokes Art Tent

1:15 - 2:15 Chamber Music Society Performances by the BC Flute Choir, Cello Ensemble, and BC Baroque.
Location: O'Neill Plaza

1:30 - 2:15 Theatre Sports Smackdown! Alumni and faculty Will Luera's Improvisation for the Stage class competes in a comedy battle royale full of hilarious characters and amazing feats of improvisation.
Location: Stokes Art Tent

2:00 - 3:15 6 Days to Air: The Making of South Park Documentary screening and presentation with Anne Garefino.
Location: McGuinn 121

2:15 - 3:15 Dance Showcase - Critics' Choice A variety of dance styles.
Location: O'Neill Plaza

3:00 - 4:00 Symphony Orchestra
Location: Gasson 100

3:15 - 4:00 A Cappella Showcase A collection of a cappella groups perform.
Location: O'Neill Plaza

4:00 - 6:00 Arts Awards Celebration and Reception Join Vice President for University Mission and Ministry Jack Butler, S.J., in recognizing the artistic accomplishments of BC students, faculty, and alumni. The Arts Council Alumni Award will be presented to Anne Garefino '81 and the Faculty Arts Award to Sullivan Artist-in-Residence Séamus Connolly. Reception to follow. Please register for this free event
Location: Stokes Art Tent

7:00 - 8:00 Hello…Shovelhead! A night of comedy from BC's premier improv group. Discretion advised.
Location: Stokes Art Tent

7:00 & 9:00 The Committee for Creative Enactments An interactive comedic murder mystery. Discretion advised. Admission $5 at the door.
Location: O'Connell House

7:30 - 8:30 Student Documentary Screenings and Q&A Genesis by Emily Mervosh. Mile 21 by Katlyn Prentiss and the Film Studies Department.
Location: Devlin 008

7:30 - 10:00 The Drowsy Chaperone
Cost: $15; $10 for seniors or with BC ID.
Location: Robsham Theater Arts Center

8:00 - 9:30 University Wind Ensemble
Location: Gasson 100

9:00 - 11:00 BC Underground
Location: O'Neill Plaza

9:00 - 12:00 South Park Marathon
Location: Devlin Hall 008

11:00 - 12:00 After Hours Theatre A night of ten-minute plays written, directed, and performed by students.
Location: O'Neill Plaza

April 26, 2014

12:00 - 1:00 Voices of Imani Gospel Choir Boston College's gospel choir fills the main tent with joyful praise and enthusiasm as they perform some of their greatest hits and live up to their name: powerful voices lifted up in Imani, or "faith."
Location: O'Neill Plaza

12:00 - 1:00 Children's Story Hour
Location: Stokes Art Tent

12:00 - 2:00 Readings by Faculty Bob Chibka, Thomas Kaplan-Maxfield, James Najarian, Sue Roberts, John M. Anderson, and Christopher Boucher.
Location: Gasson 100

12:00 - 6:00 South Park Marathon
Location: Devlin 008

1:00 - 1:45 Dance Showcase A variety of dance groups perform.
Location: O'Neill Plaza

1:00 - 2:00 ACT: AHANA Collective Theatre Short plays by AHANA playwrights.
Location: Stokes Art Tent

1:45 - 2:45 Nick of Time An original play for all ages, written and directed by Professor Luke Jorgensen and performed by his Theatre for Youth class.
Location: O'Neill Plaza

2:00 - 2:30 Madrigals! Sounds of the Spring Medieval a cappella music composed in modern and traditional styles and performed in costume.
Location: Gasson 100

2:45 - 3:30 A Cappella Showcase Critics' Choice A variety of a cappella groups.
Location: O'Neill Plaza

3:00 - 4:00 Chamber Music Society
Location: Gasson 100

3:30 - 4:15 Godspell Dramatics Society.
Location: O'Neill Plaza

4:15 - 5:00 Dance Showcase A variety of dance groups perform.
Location: O'Neill Plaza

5:30 - 7:00 The Laughing Medusa The Laughing Medusa presents female artists reading poetry and prose, dancing, singing, and acting.
Location: Fulton Honors Library

7:00 & 9:00 A Spring Festival of Russian Literature Five contemporary Russian émigré authors, Philip Isaac Berman, Leonid Bulanov, Pavel Grushko, Irina Myravyova, and David Shrayer-Petrov, will read from their new works as part of the annual Michael B. Kreps Readings. Conducted in Russian.
Location: Devlin 101

7:00 & 9:00 The Committee for Creative Enactments An interactive comedic murder mystery. Discretion advised. Admission $5 at the door.
Location: O'Connell House

7:30 - 10:00 The Drowsy Chaperone
Cost: $15; $10 for seniors or with BC ID.
Location: Robsham Theater Arts Center

8:00 - 10:00 The Acoustics Final Show A celebration of 20 years of a cappella with Acoustics alumni and current members.
Location: Devlin Hall 008

8:00 - 10:00 Dancing with bOp!
Cost: $15 at the door (cash only); $10 for seniors; free for BC students with BC ID.
Location: O'Neill Plaza

Special Features

12:00 - 5:00 Children's Activities A variety of hands on arts 'n' crafts activities, including face painting, arts demonstrations, cookie decorating, and sidewalk chalk.
Location: Stokes Lawn

12:00 - 1:00 Instrument Petting Zoo The BC Bands program will give children a chance to try a new musical instrument.
Location: Stokes Lawn

12:00 - 1:00 Children's Story Hour
Location: Stokes Art Tent

12:00 - 2:00 Henna

12:00 - 5:00 Sidewalk Chalk

12:00 - 5:00 BC Showcase
Activities and entertainment hosted by students for the neighboring families and communities of the Boston College area.

1:45 - 2:30 Children's Theatre
Nick of Time, an original play for all ages, written and directed by Professor Luke Jorgensen and performed by his Theatre for Youth class.
Location: O'Neill Plaza

QUAD
BC Crafts Sale
Student arts and crafts for sale daily from 125 p.m. Includes jewelry, T-shirts, pottery, scarves, and more on the Stokes Lawn.

Date: April 24-26, 2014

Time: Noon to Midnight

Cost: Free.

Location:
Boston College,
140 Commonwealth Avenue,
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.