Events of Note
Black Inventors Exhibit Comes to UWG
The “What’s The Big Idea? How Black Inventors Past and Present Have Changed Your Life,” exhibit opens on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at the Ingram Library and continues through Wednesday, Feb. 29. There will be an opening reception on Feb. 8 at 1 p.m., followed by a talk and tour by Dan Moore, curator of the exhibit and director of the Apex Museum in Atlanta. Refreshments will be served.
The exhibit features inventions that are part of everyday American life: Garrett A. Morgan’s traffic light; Alfred L. Cralle ’s ice cream scooper; and the infamous Super Soaker patented by Lonnie Johnson.
The self-guided exhibit is open during library hours. Guided tours for groups are available through advanced reservation. UWG’s Office of Institutional Diversity and the Ingram Library sponsor it.
Don't Dream It, Be It at the TCPA
The Rocky Horror Picture Show comes to the Townsend Center for Performing Arts, Thursday-Sunday Feb. 2-5, 7:30 p.m. and at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets: $15. Townsend Center box office 678-839-4722, or go here.
BB&T Lecture Series: Tom Szaky
Tom Szaky, founder and CEO of TerraCycle, will speak on Friday, Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. in the Townsend. Learn how TerraCycle, an innovative company, is reducing waste, raising money for charity and beautifying the world by converting traditionally non-recyclable waste into fun, funky and functional products. Win TerraCycle products and other door prizes.
Free tickets are available at the Townsend starting Jan. 30. The presentation is part of the BB&T Lectures in Free Enterprise series. For more information: contact Beth Chandler at 678-839-5261 or email@example.com, or the Townsend Center 678-839-4722.
Ain't Got Long to Stay Here
Barry Scott, actor, writer and historian, mesmerizes audiences with his one-man play, “Ain’t Got Long to Stay Here,” a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Thursday Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Townsend. Tickets: $15 adults, $14 seniors, $8 children. Townsend Center box office 678-839-4722, or go here.
Free Concert Series in February
The Department of Music presents its free concert series this month:
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 8:15 p.m. in Kathy Cashen Recital Hall, renowned pianist, Dorian Leljak, will be the guest artist.
Monday, Feb. 13, at 8:15 p.m. in the Townsend, UWG’s Wind Ensemble will perform under the direction of Josh Byrd.
Thursday, on Feb. 16, at 8:15 p.m. in the Townsend, Kevin Hibbard will conduct the Winter Choral Concert.
Monday, Feb. 20, at 8:15 p.m. in Kathy Cashen Recital Hall.
Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 8:15 p.m. in the Townsend, Cale Self will conduct the Symphonic Band and Brass Ensemble.
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