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Fiddler on the Roof

The theatre season opens in early October with Fiddler on the Roof, winner of nine Tony Awards when it debuted in 1964. The beloved musical theatre classic follows the life of a poor dairy farmer in the fictitious village of Anatevka in 1905. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his five daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia.

Oct. 19, 20 and 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 23 at 2:30 p.m.
Oct. 27-29 at 7:30 p.m.

College Theatre/Mainstage. Tickets are $20; student tickets are $10 regardless of school and BSC employees may purchase student tickets.

Birmingham-Southern has many gateways for you to experience the cultural life of the campus, including its enriching visual and performing arts program. The college hosts art exhibitions, musical concerts, and theatre productions throughout the year. Check out the balance of our 2016-17 season of events in the first issue of Gloria, our new magazine for the visual and performing arts at BSC.

Hispanic Heritage Month
Sept. 15 to Oct. 15
Join the celebration to honor Hispanic and Latino culture, heritage, and tradition. C3 and Quest II will host a Cooking Class on Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the kitchen of the Office of Student Development. Come learn to make tostadas! Ten spots are open to students; signups are available via OrgSync.

A “Don’t Tell Anyone/No Le Digas a Nadie” movie screening about illegal immigration will take place Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 6:30-8 p.m. in Olin 205. A Q&A with the director and 24-year-old Angy Rivera, who is featured in the movie, will take place after the screening via video chat.

Concomitant Art Exhibition
Sept. 30-Oct. 27
Durbin Gallery hours: M-F from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
BSC Professor of Art Jim Neel ‘s sculpture installation is a powerful exploration of not just the tragedy in Syria and the children living in war, but also how violence impacts children--and all of us--from the Sandy Hook massacre to the natural disasters that end with tiny bodies being pulled from rubble.

Provost’s Forum
Oct. 4 at 11 a.m.
Norton Theatre
Dr. Pamela Hanson, BSC professor of biology will present “Liberal Arts at the Crossroads: Science for Policy and Policy for Science.”

Fall Break
Oct. 6-9
No classes

Hilltop Band Day
Oct. 8
All BSC musicians, music department alumni, faculty, and high school musicians are invited. The annual event will include a rehearsal with the Panther Pride Marching Band, free lunch, and a performance with the band at the Hendrix vs. BSC football game. Complete this form and you will receive a schedule, music, and more details about the day. Contact Ginger Zingara, director of bands, at x4953 or for any questions.

Einav Yarden Piano Recital
Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Hill Recital Hall
Yarden will work with BSC music students and perform as part of the Hugh and Barbara Thomas Master Class Series.

Provost’s Forum
Oct. 18 at 11 a.m.
College Theatre/Mainstage
BSC Professor of Theatre Michael Flowers will present “Fiddler on the Roof: Caught Between Tradition and the
Future—A People in Search of a Home.” He’ll be joined by company members who will perform short scenes.

BACHE Visiting Writer Series
Oct. 18 at 11 a.m.
Harbert Auditorium
American poet and novelist Kim Addonizio will read from her works as part of this annual series.

Provost’s Forum
Oct. 20 at 11 a.m.
Norton Theatre
BSC Professor of Art Jim Neel ’71 will speak about “Echoes Along the Syrian Border: Family Archaeology and the Sound of Distant Gunfire” in conjunction with his campus art exhibition, Concomitant.

Sloss Iron Pour
Oct. 21 from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Outside Durbin Gallery
Metal arts sculptors from Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark will set up a small furnace and melt scrap iron. Etch your own sand mold, then watch as the crew reveals your creation. The Herb Trotman band will perform. Free and open to the public.

Oct. 21-22
Make plans to attend Homecoming, alumni reunion, and parent’s weekend! View the full schedule of events. Friday's centerpiece is the Shrimp Boil/Family Party on the Quad from 6-9 p.m. Enjoy great food, lawn games, and a cash bar. Tickets are $15; children 5 and under are free. If you prefer not to purchase a ticket, bring a picnic basket and blanket to enjoy the music and activities. The Sloss Iron Pour will be nearby outside the Kennedy Art Building. On Saturday, plan to come to the campus-wide tailgate before the Homecoming football game against Rhodes; for the first time, it will be held on the academic quad. Food tickets are $15 each; BSC students and children 5 and under get in free. Or bring your own food and set up a spread.

History Presentation
Oct. 25 at 11 a.m.
Norton Theatre
Dr. Guy Hubbs, BSC professor emeritus of library science, will give a talk on “The Origins of Southern University," hosted by the college’s History Department.

Visiting Scholar Lecture
Oct. 27 at 11 a.m.
Norton Theatre
Dr. David Areford, associate professor of art history at the university of Massachusetts in Boston, will explore the printmaking of American artist Sol LeWitt, a pioneer of minimalism and conceptual art, from the curator of a major upcoming exhibition on the topic. Areford’s topic is “The Strict Beauty of Sol LeWitt."

Organ Spooktacular
Oct. 31 at 9 p.m.
Hill Recital Hall
What would Halloween be without the annual ritual of “organists behaving badly”?! Come out and listen to BSC students, faculty, and alumni performers--all in costume--playing hauntingly beautiful music. Coordinated by Dr. Leon Couch III, this event has become a campus favorite. Wear your costume!

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