Arts at a glance
6th Annual Paleo-Olympic Games
Being stuck in the past isn’t necessarily a bad thing. On Friday, students and faculty are welcome to participate in a day filled with games and activities focused toward learning about the past.
Crafts, armor demos and activities such as a medieval version of rugby, a Greek warfare inspired “hoplite relay” and demonstrations surrounding ancient life can be found on the East Field of the Allendale campus from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
As the Paleo-Olympic Games rolls into its sixth year, students that collaborate on organizing the event are anticipating it to be bigger than the one before. For more information, visit http://gvsu.edu/events/6th-annual-paleo-olympic-games/.
Oasis of Hope Heels to Heal 5K Run/Walk
The Physician Assistants Program will be hosting a 5K run/walk event on Saturday to raise money for the Oasis of Hope, the free medical clinic of Grand Rapids.
Registration will open at 8 a.m. at the Cook Carillon Clock Tower and is open to everyone. The race begins at 10 a.m., with 100 percent of donations directly attributed to the Oasis of Hope.
For more information, contact Michele Coffill in University Communications at (616) 331-2221.Downtown Dystopia
If you haven’t caught a good sci-fi film lately, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts - located in downtown Grand Rapids - might just have what you need. Beginning on Sept. 19 the UICA will be showing The Zero Theorem, a 2013 film that looks into the life of a troubled computer genius working for an Orwellian organization. The piece was directed by Terry Gilliam and builds off of two of his previous works; “Brazil” and “12 Monkeys.” On Sept. 19, the film will be shown at 3 p.m. and at 8 p.m. Tickets are $4 for UICA members and $8 for nonmembers. The film will continue to run through Oct. 2, but show times vary from day to day. For more on the film and the UICA, check out uica.org/event/zero-theorem.
Back to the 90s
If the abundance of pop-tinged sounds found on the modern FM radio has left you wondering where all of the Boys II Men and Biggie Smalls went, you’re not alone. Fortunately for the seekers of the throwback tracks, The Pyramid Scheme is once again throwing The Original Back to the 90s Party. Hosted by a handful of local DJs such as Auto Pilot and Super Dre, the evening will be filled with everything from TLC to Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. The show is ages 21 and up and kicks off at 9 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.