Sound and vision: The Meadows Symphony Orchestra presents “New Sounds” by Rossini, Fauré, Adler and Revueltas from William Tell, Pelléas et Mélisande and more at 8 p.m. Oct. 19 and 3 p.m. Oct. 21 in Caruth Auditorium, Owen Arts Center. Tickets are $7 for faculty and staff; contact the Meadows Ticket Office at 8-2787 (8-ARTS).
Points of light: SMU Recreational Sports and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society present “Light the Night” (top left) at 5 p.m. Oct. 21 in Doak Walker Plaza. Teams of friends, families and co-workers will gather to walk; music, food, family activities and illuminated balloons are part of the festivities. Proceeds from the annual fundraising walk will benefit leukemia research. For more information or to register, visit the Light the Night Web site.
Gilbert Lecture Series: Author T.M. McNally reads from The Gateway, a new story collection to be published this month by SMU Press, at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Stanley Marcus Reading Room, DeGolyer Library. The evening begins with a 6 p.m. reception in the DeGolyer’s Texana Room.
The sound of India: The Brown Bag World Music Series presents K. Sridhar (middle left), Indian classical musician, sarod maestro and recording artist with Peter Gabriel’s Real World Records, at noon Oct. 24 in the Bob Hope Theatre lobby, Owen Arts Center. Bring your lunch.
20 years young: The Hughes-Trigg Student Center begins its third decade with a 20th Birthday Party noon-1 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Commons. Stop in for food, fun, prizes and birthday cake.
Store business and show business: Retailing legend Roger Horchow, whose Horchow Collection is both an upscale store and an SMU historical archive, talks about his experiences in business and on Broadway in “From the Post Office to the Box Office” Oct. 25 in DeGolyer Library. A reception begins at 6 p.m., with the lecture at 6:30 p.m.
Up with opera: The Meadows Opera Theatre presents scenes and songs from opera and musical theatre in its second brown-bag event of the fall term, “Opera Free For All,” at 1 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Taubman Atrium, Owen Arts Center.
In McFarlin Auditorium:
Oct. 20: TITAS presents one of Portugal’s biggest pop stars, fado artist Mariza, in concert at 8 p.m. For tickets and more information, contact TITAS at 214-528-5576.
Oct. 25-26: Performance artists and kung fu masters, the Shaolin Warriors (bottom left) perform for two nights at 8 p.m. For tickets and more information, contact TITAS at 214-528-5576. Watch a preview on YouTube.