MOVIES — INTERNATIONAL CINEMA: Three critically acclaimed films are showing this week at International Cinema, 250 SWKT. Showtimes are for Wednesday only. “Girl from Hunan” (1986, 1 hr. 39 min.) is about turn-of-the-century Chinese village life as seen through the eyes of a teenage girl. It’s in Mandarin with English subtitles and will play at 6:10 p.m. “Ponette” (1995, 1 hr. 32 min.) is about a 4-year-old girl whose mother dies, and how the child tries to continue living with her. The 4-year-old actress won the Best Actress award at the 1996 Venice Film Festival. The film is in French with English subtitles and will play at 8:10. “Hamsun” (1996, 2 hrs. 40 min.) is about a Nobel prize-winning author and the consequences of his fascination with Hitler. It’s in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian and German with English subtitles and will play at 3:15 p.m. All shows are free with IC card, $1 without.
THEATER — DRAMA: “Joyful Noise,” a new play by BYU faculty member Tim Slover, will be performed at 7:30 in the Margetts Theatre. The show is an inspiring drama about the composer Handel and his struggles to write “The Messiah.” Admission is $7 for students, $9 general, but tickets are half price Wednesday and Thursday. Call 378-HFAC for ticket availability.
MUSIC — DIXIELAND JAZZ: The Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band kicks off Jazzfest 1998 with a performance at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The group will play tunes by greats like Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, as well as standards like “When the Saints Go Marching in.” Tickets are $4 for students, $6 general. Call 378-HFAC for more information.
MUSIC — CLASSICAL: Polish-American violinist Jerzy Kosmala will perform, with Jeffrey Shumway on piano, in this year’s Primrose Memorial Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and others will be performed. The performance is free.
SEMINAR — BICYCLE MAINTENANCE: The REI store at 322 W. University Parkway, Orem, will host a free seminar Wednesday at 7 p.m. on the subject of bicycle tuning and maintenance. Call 222-9500 for more information.