THURSDAY, APRIL 11
“African American Music Week: Student Showcase,” an evening of jazz, classical and Broadway music, with hits from “Dream Girls,” “Ragtime” and “Hairspray”; 8:15 p.m., Hockett Family Recital Hall, Whalen Center.
Distinguished Visiting Writers Series reading by Nigerian-American author Teju Cole, whose novel “Open City” was awarded the 2012 PEN/Hemingway Award; 6 p.m., Handwerker Gallery.
Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen film series screening of “The Lesbian Fairytale Musical—The Film,” a musical written, directed and performed by Ithaca College students; 7 p.m., Textor 103.
SATURDAY, APRIL 13
Guest recital by flutist Alexa Still; 7 p.m., Hockett Family Recital Hall, Whalen Center.
High School Gospel Music Festival, directed by Baruch Whitehead, featuring more than 150 high school singers from across the East Coast, the Ithaca College Chamber Orchestra and guest soloists; 8:15 p.m., Ford Hall, Whalen Center.
SUNDAY, APRIL 14
“Lincoln Center Preview Concert,” featuring the Ithaca College Choir and Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Lawrence Doebler and Jeffery Meyer, performing the program they will give at the Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on April 19; 4 p.m., Ford Hall, Whalen Center.
Guest recital by trombonist JoDee Davis; 7 p.m., Hockett Family Recital Hall, Whalen Center.
MONDAY, APRIL 15
Performance by the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, conducted by Jorge Grossmann and Jeffery Meyer; 8:15 p.m., Hockett Family Recital Hall, Whalen Center.
TUESDAY, APRIL 16
Performance by the Symphonic Band, conducted by Beth Peterson, playing works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Vaughan Williams, Persichetti and Daugherty; 8:15 p.m., Ford Hall, Whalen Center.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17
Award ceremony and presentation by journalists from Izzy Award–winning independent media outlet Mother Jones, featuring Washington bureau chief David Corn, publisher Steve Katz and reporter Kate Sheppard; 7:30 p.m., Emerson Suites Phillips Hall.
Performance by the Concert Band, conducted by Mark Fonder, playing works by Waespi, Broughton, Mercury and Mahoney; 8:15 p.m., Ford Hall, Whalen Center.
Performance by the Opera Workshop; 8:15 p.m., Hockett Family Recital Hall, Whalen Center.
“Disaster Planning for Older Adults,” an Ithaca College Gerontology Institute workshop by Beth Harrington, assistant director for EMS, Tompkins County Department of Emergency Response; Frank Kruppa, Tompkins County public health director; and Lisa Schuhle, program manager for the Broome County Office for the Aging; 2–4:30 p.m., Country Inn and Suites, 1100 Danby Road. Preregistration is required and there is a fee; visit www.ithaca.edu/agingworkshops or call (607) 274-1607.
“First Person, Twice Removed,” featuring the work of Ithaca artists Claire Lesemann, Jessica Warner and Melissa Zarem; runs through April 12, Handwerker Gallery. The gallery is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon–5 p.m.
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.