Arts & Entertainment Editor
RIC is ready to welcome students back to campus this spring with an onslaught of exciting events. Start your semester off right and reunite with RIC’s student body.
Artistic Expressions through Black Culture is an art exhibition that will be on display in The Beestro throughout Black History Month, from Feb. 1–29. Stop in, grab a bite to eat and learn about POC history via handmade sculptures, paintings and crafts. Also, attend RIC’s Black Brilliance: An Arts Exhibition, on Feb. 21 for a talent showcase featuring live dance, music, poetry and more.
90.7 WXIN is celebrating Valentine's Day with a new lineup of local talent. Join RIC’s own student-run radio station for a rockin’ good time on Feb. 2 at 7:00 p.m. in The Beestro. Admission is free with a RIC student ID and five dollars for guests. Stay tuned with WXIN’s Instagram to be the first to hear about the show’s up and coming roster.
Winterfest is returning to RIC on Feb. 3 from 1 p.m.–3 p.m. Bundle up and join friends and family on the Quad for winter activities, warm drinks and tasty treats. Last year’s event was a success when RIC students and neighbors alike toured campus on a horse-drawn sleigh, hot chocolate in hand before having the chance to watch an ice-master at work.
RIC Annual Spring Concert Series will take center stage at Sapinsley Hall’s Nazarian Center this spring. The RIC Dance Company is proud to present a series of performances from students on three different dates, including Feb. 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 18 at 2 p.m.
Anchor for a Day gives accepted students the opportunity to experience what it means to be an Anchor. On Feb. 18–21, new students and parents will be at RIC to tour campus and live life as a college student. Registration will open soon, so be on the lookout for details.
“Macbeth” by William Shakespeare will be performed by RIC students in the Helen Forman Theatre. If you’ve never seen a Shakespearean play live, this is your chance to indulge in a night of drama on stage. Join Macbeth and Lady Macbeth as they seek power over Scotland, entering a dance of betrayal and justice. See “Macbeth” on Feb. 21–Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. and on Feb. 24–25 at 1 p.m.
RIC Symphony Orchestra is set to bring culture to campus this February with a program of moving musical works. Join RIC’s own orchestra on Feb. 22. 7:30–9 p.m. at the Nazarian Center in Sapinsley Hall. The program is yet to be announced, but anticipate an elevated performance by local students. If you happen to miss this performance, the orchestra will return in April.
The MRC Karaoke Night is to be hosted by RIC’s Military Resource Center (MRC) in the Donovan Dining Hall on Feb. 28. Food and drinks will roll out at 6:00 p.m. with karaoke to follow at 7:00 p.m. Guests can register at the MRC for a chance to win a $150 bookstore gift card, a $100 Beestro gift card or RIC swag, for first, second and third place respectively.
RIC Wind Ensemble will be performing at Sapinsley Hall’s Nazarian Center on Feb. 29 at 7:30–9 p.m. Consisting of instruments from the woodwind, brass, percussion and other families, guests are bound for a pleasurable listening experience. The program is to be announced, with a second show planned to play in April.