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American Idiot will be staged April 21-23 at 7:30 p.m. and April 24 at 2:30 p.m. in the College Theatre/Mainstage. Tickets are $20.

The play hurls us into the whirlwind of young America--animated by Green Day's astonishing music. Meet Johnny, Tunny, and Will as they struggle to make meaning of a chaotic post-9/11 world. Follow these young men as they take diverse paths--bursting from their hometown for the freedom of the city. Instead, they encounter love, family duty, and dangerous companions. It's a rocky ride toward the unexpected. This raw-boned anthem features all the songs from Day's album, American Idiot, as well as several songs from its follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.

Latin American Studies Symposium
April 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Kara Faktor, a 2014-15 Fulbright U.S. Student Program alumna in Honduras, will be the keynote speaker at the 24th annual Latin American Studies Symposium.

BSC Concert Choir Homecoming Performance
April 3 at 4 p.m.
Hill Recital Hall
The performance will include major works by German composer Johannes Brahms and several other classical music composers. .

Lesley Dill Art Exhibition
April 4-28, M-F from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Durbin Gallery
As part of BSC's participation in the National Endowment for the Arts' "Big Read" program, the college will host events this spring focused on Emily Dickinson's poetry, including a lecture and exhibition by New York-based artist Lesley Dill, who incorporates Dickinson's text in her creations. An opening reception will be held Friday, April 8, in the gallery.

Guest Speaker
April 5 at 11 a.m.
Norton Theatre
Dr. Michelle Kohler, a professor at Tulane University, will talk on "Fatal Promptness: Dickinson, Clocks, and the Disarray of Time" as part of the Big Read program.

Guest Speaker
April 6 at 4 p.m.
Norton Theatre
As part of BSC's recognition of Islam Awareness Week, the Muslim Students Association is sponsoring Imam Abdulhakeem Nabeeh Um'Rani, an internationally known teacher and lecturer on Al-Islam.

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture
April 7 at 11 a.m.
Norton Theatre
PBK Visiting Scholar and paleontologist Dr. Timothy Rowe will address the campus community.

2016 William M. Acker Jr. Visiting Lecture Series
April 7 at 11 a.m.
Bruno Great Hall
Dinesh D'Souza, an author, filmmaker, and conservative analyst, will speak.

Southern Classic
April 7 at 7 p.m.
Bill Battle Coliseum
BSC students tip off against the Birmingham Police Department.

Jacqueline Leary-Warsaw in Soprano Recital
April 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Hill Recital Hall
The BSC soprano and associate professor of voice will perform "Love Springs Eternal," a program of love-themed songs and operatic arias by women composers. This springtime recital will focus on love and its many inherent emotions as heard through the music of Louise Reichardt, Francesca Caccini, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Lili Boulanger, Pauline Viardot, and Amy Beach.

BACHE Visiting Writers Series
April 12 at 11 a.m.
Norton Theatre
Donald Ray Pollick, the award-winning author of Knockemstiff and The Devil All the Time, will speak.

2016 Darter Festival
April 17 from noon to 4 p.m.
Good People Brewery
The college's Southern Environmental Center hosts this free event. A range of artists will perform, seasonal Darter Ale will be offered, an interactive Darter art sculpture installation will be on view, and BSC's Urban Environmental Studies program and Turkey Creek Nature Preserve will be on hand to share information about the colorful endangered fish. Read more.

Jazz on the Hilltop
April 17 from 4-7 p.m.
Academic Quad
The fourth annual concert will feature jazz artist, composer, keyboardist, producer, arranger, radio host, and author, Bob Baldwin. In addition to his work as a musician, Baldwin hosts a nationally syndicated weekly radio show. Everyone is invited to this free, public, family-friendly event,

BSC's Opera Workshop Spring Scenes Program
April 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Hill Recital Hall
BSC music students will perform an evening of scenes and a one-act opera.

Provost's Forum Series
April 19 at 11 a.m.
College Theatre/Mainstage
Michael Flowers, BSC professor of theatre arts and 2015 CASE/Carnegie Alabama Professor of the Year, will present "American Idiot, Don't Wanna Be an American Idiot???" and the cast and crew will perform a scene from the play.

Provost's Forum Series
April 21 at 11 a.m.
Norton Theatre
Dr. Mark Rupright, associate professor of physics at BSC, will present "Developing a Course in Computational Science."

Alumni Awards Gala
April 24 from 6-8 p.m.
Bruno Great Hall
Five outstanding graduates of the college--William M. Dawson Jr. '66, Timothy A.R. Callahan '70, Christopher Dupont '85, Herb Williams '96, and Camille Spratling '98 (MPPM '07)--will be honored as Distinguished Alumni and Outstanding Young Alumni. Tickets are $35 per person (includes reception and plated dinner) and may be purchased here. Join BSC in celebrating and honoring these alums who are leading lives of significance.

BSC Symphonic Band Outdoor Concert
April 25 at 7 p.m.
Hill Amphitheatre
The ensemble will perform marches, patriotic music, and other light musical selections. Bring a blanket and snacks and enjoy some family-friendly music.

Provost's Forum Series
April 26 at 11 a.m.
Norton Theatre
Dr. Bert Morrow, BSC associate professor of business administration, will talk about "Cooperation among Ugandan Farmers: Cultivating Social Capital."

*All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.