Get ready for the 17th annual Midwest Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Ally College Conference, held Feb. 13-15 at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. The weekend will feature workshops and lectures where students, faculty and staff can learn about activism, leadership, networking, diversity and other skills needed to lead the LGBT community. The weekend will also include OUTmedia’s Queer Riot, featuring comedians Julie Goldman, Marga Gomez, Vidur Kapur and Jason Stuart. Registration is $60 and does not include lodging. For more information, call 812-855-4252 or go online to http://www.mblgtacc.org.
Music, Performance and More Editor’s Pick:
A long-standing Detroit favorite, the Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit has a real treat in store this month for fans. Magnificat: Mosaic Singers in Concert, featuring some of metro Detroit’s most talented young singers, will be returning to the Max M. Fisher Music Center on Feb. 6-8.
The youth will be performing an eclectic array of music, including favorites from Bach, Broadway, gospel and world music. More than just singing, Magnificat is a two-act spectacular of musical, dance and theatrical delights.
Tickets for the performances are $20 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. Show times vary per day. For specific times, and to buy tickets, call the Detroit Symphony Box Office at 313-576-5111 or go online to http://www.mosaicdetroit.org.
Based on the original 1936 propaganda film against the demon drug marijuana, “Reefer Madness” is now a wonderful, tongue-in-cheek musical. Made popular by the recent HBO film, audiences are shown young Jimmy Harper, whose life of promise turns into a life of debauchery and murder thanks to the new drug menace marijuana. Directed by Phil Simmons with musical direction by R. MacKenzie Lewis, “Reefer Madness” opens 7 p.m. Feb. 6 in the Sponberg Theatre, with additional show dates Feb. 7, 12, 13, 14 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 8 at 3p.m. Due to adult content, this production is for mature audiences only.
Tickets are $15. For tickets and information, call 734-487-2282.
By Donald V. Calamia