All events have been canceled.
We regret to announce that the Arts in Motion, scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, March 28 at the Concert Hall has been canceled. The celebration of student excellence remains a priority for the College of Arts and Humanities. We are exploring other ways to highlight our scholarship recipients and students of distinction as well as to name the college’s Undergraduate and Graduate Dean’s Medalists. More…
- March 22, performance begins at 2 p.m., March 24-28, performance begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Dennis & Cheryl Woods Theatre
- BUY TICKETS – $17 general, $15 seniors, alumni, military, faculty, staff, and $10 for students.
- In 1967 Detroit, Motown music is getting the party started, and black siblings Chelle and Lank are making ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours joint. But when a mysterious white woman finds her way into their lives, the siblings clash over much more than the family business. As their pent-up feelings erupt, so does their city, and they find themselves caught in the middle of the ’67 riots.
Monday, March 23
The Laureate Lab Visual Wordist Studio presents: A Sudden Making / Reading
- 3:30 p.m., Monday, March 23 at Madden Library, Room 1110.
- Laureate Lab Visual Wordist Studio fellows will lead a free experimental workshop to generate and create sudden art and writing. The creative work that is generated will then be presented as a reading and performance by fellows and participants.
Learn Portuguese through Brazilian Dance
- 7 p.m., Monday, March 23 at PB 194
- A night of Brazilian dance and language learning! Learn basic Portuguese introductions– useful phrases and dance-themed language–while you learn different Brazilian dance moves. This free event is fun for all ages.
Taking Sides: Student Debate
- 7 p.m., Monday, March 23, at Peters Business, Room 191.
- Fresno State Communication students will take sides in a debate over federal investment in alternative energy sources. Following the debate, audience members are encouraged to participate through comments and questions.
Tuesday, March 24
Canceled – Advertising and PR Day
We regret to announce that the Advertising and Public Relations Day scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 24 has been canceled. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we are following evolving guidance from the CSU Chancellor’s Office, as well as state and local public health agencies. Given that many people are concerned about attending large gatherings right now, we felt it was prudent to cancel the event.
Wednesday, March 25
Canceled – U.S. Young People’s Poet Laureate Naomi Shihab Nye at the Young Writers Conference
Given the many concerns about attending large gatherings at this time — and factoring in the complex logistics that all high schools would have faced in light of a possible postponement — the English Department has regrettably decided to cancel this year’s on-ground Young Writers Conference, scheduled for 3/25/2020.
Big Bands at Fresno State
- 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 25 at the Concert Hall.
- Tickets are $15 general, $10 seniors and employees, and $5 for students.
- A long-time veteran of the Los Angeles jazz scene, saxophonist Chuck Manning will join the Fresno State Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble for a swinging good time at the Fresno State Concert Hall.
Thursday, March 26
Canceled – Student Film Screening
We regret to announce that the MCJ Student Film Screen scheduled for 5 p.m., Thursday, March 26 has been canceled. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we are following evolving guidance from the CSU Chancellor’s Office, as well as state and local public health agencies. Given that many people are concerned about attending large gatherings right now, we felt it was prudent to cancel the event.
World Cultures Celebration
- 5:30 p.m., Thursday, March 26 at Music 127 (next to the Concert Hall)
- Nine student clubs in the Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures (MCLL) department will gather for a free evening of language, music, dance and a celebration of cultures.
- 2 p.m., Thursday, March 26 at Peters Business 194
- In this free competitive, faculty-reviewed event, philosophy student papers of scholarly distinction are presented in a friendly, engaging forum that promotes dialogue and critical reflection on topics in philosophy and religious studies.
Friday, March 27
Interior Design Student Show
- 5 p.m., Friday, March 27 at Phebe Conley Gallery
- An opening reception to a week-long exhibition, the students of the Interior Design program present their concepts of space and imagine how people interact with them.
CineCulture – Anbessa
- 5:30 p.m., Friday, March 27 at the Peters Education Center Auditorium (in the Student Recreation Center).
- Ten-year-old Asalif and his mother have been displaced from their farmland on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, by the construction of a condominium. As they watch the buildings take shape, they are reminded that their country’s dream of progress is not for them. Caught between the ancient and the new, Asalif navigates modernization on his own terms. By becoming a lion (anbessa) he can fight back against the forces outside of his control.
Saturday, March 28
Arts in Motion
- 2 p.m., Saturday, March 28, at the Concert Hall
- Kindly RSVP by Friday, March 6, 2020
- An award show which recognizes and celebrates scholarship recipients, donors, students of distinction and Dean’s Medalists for the College of Arts and Humanities. The ceremony is followed by a reception at the Conley Art Gallery courtyard.