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Riders to the Sea and The Mother Theatrical Productions

Riders to the Sea and The Mother
Opera Productions

April 24 at 7:30 p.m.; April 26 at 2:30 p.m.
College Theatre
The Birmingham-Southern Department of Theatre will conclude its 2014-15 season with its first production of Ralph Williams' Riders to the Sea and Stanley Hollingsworth's The Mother, two one-act dramatic operas. Read more on the production, including ticket information, here.

Featured Events*

Spring Alumni Weekend
April 16-19
The weekend will feature a Relay for Life event, Jazz on the Hilltop festival, Alumni Awards Gala, Steel City Service Day to give students an opportunity to engage in the community, and much more. Details here.

Darter Festival
April 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Railroad Park
The Southern Environmental Center's 2015 festival is free and open to the public. Jim 'N Nicks Barbecue will be selling food, BSC art students will help visitors decorate kites to fly at the park, a range of artists will perform, and a Darter art exhibition featuring works from BSC students and other college and high school students will be on display. The festival will culminate with a Tour de Ham bicycle parade. More information about the festival is here.

Medicinal Chemistry Presentation
April 23 at 9:30 a.m.
Stephens Science Center, Room 336
Dr. Mark Suto, vice president of drug discovery at Southern Research Institute, will speak about "Optimization of Drug Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, and Excretion (ADME).

Latin American Studies Symposium
April 24-25
Dr. Richard Olson, a professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Florida International University, is keynote speaker. In addition to speakers and student research on Latin America, there will be a free, public pre-screening of the documentary First Lady of the Revolution at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, in Norton Theatre. The documentary portrays the remarkable story of BSC alumna Henrietta Boggs who became the First Lady of Costa Rica in 1948 when her husband, José Figueres, became president. The filmmakers will show selections of the documentary, which is still in production, and MacGuire will be present for questions. More info on the events are here.

One-A-Chord Gospel Choir Spring Concert
April 26 at 3 p.m.
Bruno Great Hall
Join the choir for an afternoon of melodious songs of praise. Special guests will be the Ramsay High School Concert Choir under the direction of Myrna Ross, performing their latest single, "We Can Overcome."

BSC Choirs with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra
April 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Alys Stephens Center
The choirs of BSC and Canterbury UMC join the Alabama Symphony Orchestra to perform the "Sacred Service" by Ernest Bloch. This monumental work of 20th century choral literature sets the liturgy of the Sabbath morning service of Reform Judaism, and features baritone soloist and alumnus Daniel Seigel and Cantor Jessica Roskin of Temple Emanu-El as narrator. The performance will be conducted by Dr. Lester Seigel, BSC Joseph Hugh Professor of Music.

Jazz by the Fountain
April 29 at 4 p.m.
Alumni Plaza and Fountain
The Jazz Band will perform its concluding concert of the semester on the plaza outside the Norton Center. The ensemble will perform a wide variety of styles from standard jazz charts through several Latin styles and ballroom dance music.

BSC Symphonic Band Outdoor Concert
April 30 at 7 p.m.
Hill Amphitheatre
The ensemble will perform its spring concert featuring selected BSC student conductors. Bring a blanket and snacks and enjoy some family-friendly music beside the Edwards Bell Tower.

Honors Day
April 30
The annual Honors Day Convocation will be held at 10 a.m. in Munger Hall Auditorium.

Juried Student Exhibition
April 30-May 6
Durbin Gallery
This exhibition showcases student talent in BSC's Art Department. The student art awards will be announced during the Honors Day Convocation on April 30.

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