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Noontimes Performances Thursday, Feb. 17 in the Union main lounge from 12 – 1 p.m.
Relax and enjoy lunch entertainment.
Wednesday – Jimmy Atto
Thursday – Daniel Bednar
[tile] Craft Night – Mosaic Madness
Wednesday, Feb. 23 in the Union food court from 6 – 8 p.m.
Make mosaic tile coasters. Guaranteed for the first 150. Free event.
Summer Travel Night with M.J. from The Real World
Wednesday, Feb. 23 in the Union Parlors A, B and C at 7 p.m.
Join MTV’s Real World Philadelphia cast member and STA Travel for an evening of helpful tips and info on the benefits of travel. Photo and autograph opportunities plus prizes and giveaways! (Include photo on poster) Free event.
The Biography of Robert Louis Wynn Thursday, Feb. 17 in the Union Gold A&B at 6:30 p.m.
The Office of Diversity and Pluralism in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources will be hosting our annual African-American Heritage Month Celebration. This year, we will be honoring a 1942 African-American master’s graduate of the Animal Husbandry program, Robert L. Wynn (he passed away in 1982). He overcame great obstacles to become the first African-American Dairy Extension Specialist in the United States and do innovative work with MSU in Nigeria. It will be a creative interpretation of his life which will feature jazz music and poetry. The event is open to the MSU community. R.L. Wynn’s family, including his children and grandchildren, will also be in attendance.
Slavery to Freedom: An American Odyssey, The Fifth Annual Visiting Faculty Lecture Series Thursday, Feb. 17 at 5 p.m. in the Kellogg Center.
Sponsored by the College of Osteopathic Medicine. Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., will be speaking on “The Emerging of African American Culture: Who Stole My Identity?”
“Politics, Nationalism and Studies at the Cambodian Past” with Miriam Stark from the University of Hawaii Thursday, Feb. 17 at the Asian Studies Center in the International Center at 4:30 p.m.
Stravinsky’s “The Rake’s Progress”: A Traditional Opera in Modern Garb Thursday, Feb. 17 in the Music Building at 12:30 p.m.
Lectureship in choral music in preparation for “The Rake’s Progress” performance April 1 – 3 at the Fairchild Theatre. Sponsored by the MSU School of Music.
Stravinsky’s “L’Histoire du Soldat and Les Noces” Thursday, Feb. 17 at the Wharton Center at 6:45 p.m.
Choral music concert preview lecture in the Wharton Center’s Grand Tier Lounge. Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall. Tickets are $8 and $6.
Dane Cook Thursday, Feb. 17 at the MSU Auditorium at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Stand-up comedy show. Tickets are $20 and $25 for the 10 p.m. show. The 7:30 show is sold out.
Jay Teeter Thursday, Feb. 17 at the Agricultural Pavilion at 7 p.m. Country music concert presented by the Rodeo Club. $5 at the door.
MSU Wind Symphony and University Chorale Thursday, Feb. 17 at the Wharton Center at 7:30 p.m. Preview lecture by Dr. Michael Budds of the University of Missouri-Columbia will be held 45 minutes before the performance. $5 for students.
Wells Hall Movies
Friday, Feb. 18 through Sunday, Feb. 20. National Treasure at 7:00 and 9:20 p.m. Life Aquatic at 7:10 and 9:15 p.m. The Incredibles at 7:15 and 9:30 p.m. *Special showing in 102 Conrad at 8 p.m. on Friday.
Birth at 7:30 and 9:40 p.m.
The Vagina Monologues
Friday, Feb. 18 and Saturday, Feb. 19 at the Wharton Center.
Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m.
Student tickets are $8. Proceeds benefit The Ann Arbor Battered Women’s Clemency Project and TransGender Michigan.
The Annual Jazz Dinner
Friday, Feb. 18 at the Kellogg Center at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Black Student Alliance. Contact the ORESA office for more information or to purchase tickets for this event (353-3745).
Live in Concert: Jonah Matranga, onelinedrawing
Friday, Feb. 18 in the Campus Center of the International Center from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. Doors open at 8:30 p.m.
Free tickets available at 322 MSU Union. 2 per MSU ID. Opening acts include Chris O. of The Recital. www.jonahmatranga.com. Also free tie-dye T-shirt (make your own) for the first 350.
Spartan Stampede Rodeo Friday, Feb. 18 – Saturday, Feb. 20.
Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Barrel racing, bronco and bull riding, roping and steer wrestling. Tickets are $12 – $15 plus fees at the door, or $10 and $15 in advance.
Toby Keith and Ted Nugent Saturday, Feb. 19 at the Breslin Center at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $49.75 and $39.75 plus tax.
VocalEssence WITNESS Saturday, Feb. 19 at the Wharton Center at 8 p.m. Chorus will sing spirited music to pay tribute to African-Americans. Tickets are $26.
Guthrie Theater 2005 Storyteller Tour: Kevin Kling Saturday, Feb. 19 at the Wharton Center at 7:30 p.m.
Regular guest on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Tickets are $28.
Casino Night Saturday, Feb. 19 in the Union on the 2nd Floor from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Texas Holdem, Poker, Blackjack, Roulette, Craps and slot machines. Prizes include a weekend trip for two to Chicago! Enjoy the feel of Vegas with pianist Donald Geml and the MSU Magicians Club. Free event.
“Dante’s Inferno: A Video Sonato” Sunday, Feb. 20 at the Music Auditorium at 3 p.m.
Ava Ordman on trombone and Philip Sinder on tuba. Tickets are $6 for students.
Study in Commemorative Event: “Re-awakening a Black Activist Tradition: A Retrospect of the ’89 Study-in” Sunday, Feb. 20. Join us and the leaders of this historical event as we take a look back at the 1989 study-in and the current state of the MSU black student community. Contact the ORESA office (353-3745) for more information. Sponsored by the ORESA office and Black Student Alliance.
MSU Women’s Basketball Team vs. Ohio State
Sunday, Feb. 20 at the Jenison Field House at 1 p.m. Groups of 15 or more can get tickets for $3 each; however, tickets must be purchased in advance at Jenison Fieldhouse, online or by phone. Sundays are Family Fun Days, so for $20, families can get “4 seats and 4 treats” (Melting Moments Ice Cream Sandwiches).
“Woman’s Journey from Domestic Violence Victim to Survivor”
Monday, Feb. 21 – Sunday, Feb. 27
This exhibit will be on display all week in the Union Concourse. In partnership with EVE, Inc.
[jazz] Jazz Concert Tuesday, Feb. 22 at the MSU Auditorium. MSU Vocal Jazz Ensemble, conducted by Sunny Wilkinson, assistant professor of vocal jazz, will perform selections including “Sing Sing Sing,” “Come Home,” “Joy,” “You Don’t Love Me Like You Used To” and “Every Day I Have the Blues.” Free for students.
“Our Own Curtain of Darkness”
Tuesday, Feb. 22 in the 1st floor classroom in Hubbard Hall at 7 p.m.
A program focusing on suicide in the African-American community. Featuring world-renowned psychologist Dr. Alton Kirk. Sponsored by the ORESA office and the Women’s Resource Center.
Hung Cam Thai (UC Santa Barbara): “Redefining Social Worth and Mariageability Across the Vietnamese Diaspora”
Tuesday, Feb. 22 in room 303 of the International Center at 4:30 p.m.
Spring Break Safety Fair Tuesday, Feb. 22 in the Shaw Hall cafeteria from 4:45 – 6:45 p.m.
Coordinated by the MSU Women’s Resource Center.
“The Mystery of Illusion: Traditional Trompe I’Oeil Painting in America”
Tuesday, Feb. 22 in the Kresge Art Museum at 7 p.m.
Jim Tottis, curator of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Free event.
“Killer” Wednesday, Feb. 23 in Wells Hall at 7 p.m. A film in Kazakh with English subtitles; a new father must pay off a debt to a mobster (1998, 81 minutes). Put on by the Asian Studies Center.
MSU Symphony Band and Concert Band Wednesday, Feb. 23 at the Wharton Center at 7:30 p.m.
Students free.
MSU Women’s Basketball Team vs. the University of Michigan
Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. Groups of 15 or more can get tickets for $3 each; however, tickets must be purchased in advance at Jenison Fieldhouse, online or by phone.

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