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Thursday

October 26, 2006
1:51 pm

Comedian Bob Saget to perform at Bates

Actor, comedian and TV host Bob Saget performs at Bates College at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in the Gray Athletic Building, Central Avenue. Comedian Alexandra McHale, known for her VH1 commentaries about television, opens for Saget. The doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $18, with tickets available at Bull Moose locations and online at www.batestickets.com. The show is sponsored by the Chase Hall Committee. Please note that this performance is intended for mature audiences only.

Wednesday

October 25, 2006
2:03 pm

'Challenging Nature' author to speak at Bates

Lee Silver, a molecular biologist and author known for his trenchant analysis of issues at the intersection of biotechnology, law, ethics and religion, visits Bates College to offer a lecture based on his new book at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.

Tuesday

October 24, 2006
4:00 pm

Unusual mix of jazz, Mongolian music opens concert series

A jazz trombonist playing with a Mongolian band, famed jazz pianist Marcus Roberts and two distinctive classical concerts are featured in the 2006-07 Bates College Concert Series. The series starts with trombonist Roswell Rudd and the Mongolian Buryat Band on Nov. 2. Concerts begin at 8 p.m. in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St., and are open to the public. Admission fees vary by concert. For more information, please visit http://abacus.bates.edu/concerts/. For reservations, please call 207-786-6135.

Tuesday

October 24, 2006
2:53 pm

Concert Series presents pianist, oboist performing operatic adaptations

The 2006-07 Bates College Concert Series resumes at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, with a memorable program of transcriptions from opera performed by pianist Gayle Martin Henry and oboist Gerard Reuter.

Tuesday

October 24, 2006
11:51 am

Caribbean theater company blends music, dance and poetry

Bates College presents “Andidan Lawonn-la,” a multilingual performance of music, dance and poetry by the Caribbean Theater Company Siyaj at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the college chapel, College Street. Performed mostly in French and French Creole (an English text will be provided), “Andidan Lawonn-la” is open to the public at no cost. It is sponsored by the departments of anthropology, music, and romance languages and literatures; the programs in African American studies and dance; the Francophone Club; and the Multicultural Center. For more information, please call 207-755-5938.

Tuesday

October 24, 2006
11:35 am

Music of France's 'Belle Epoch' featured in concert

A quartet including three members of the Colby College music faculty visits Bates College to perform music from France’s famously creative “Belle Epoch” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.

Tuesday

October 24, 2006
11:17 am

Award-winning mathematician to give annual Sampson Lecture

Jennifer J. Quinn, executive director of the Association for Women in Mathematics, presents two lectures at Bates on Friday, Nov. 10. At 4 p.m., she gives a talk titled “Synchronicity: Alternating Sums, Determinants, Continued Fractions and More.” At 7:30 p.m., in the college’s annual Richard W. Sampson Lecture, her subject is “Fabulous Fibonacci Numbers.” Both talks are open to the public at no cost and take place in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road. For more information, please call the college concierge at 207-786-6255.

Tuesday

October 24, 2006
12:00 am

Wilder's comedy 'Skin of Our Teeth' coming to Schaeffer stage

The major autumn production of the Bates College theater department is Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Skin of Our Teeth, a groundbreaking comedy about the resilience of the human spirit in troubled times. Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3, 4, 10 and 11, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5 and 12, in Schaeffer Theatre, 305 College St.

Tuesday

October 24, 2006
12:00 am

Bates College Museum of Art shows Hewitt print retrospective

A retrospective of prints by Charlie Hewitt, a Maine artist of national stature, opens with a reception at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Bates College Museum of Art, 75 Russell St. “Scrape, Cut, Gouge, Bite, Print . . . The Graphic Work of Charlie Hewitt 1976-2006″ offers a comprehensive look at Hewitt’s printmaking, the field for which this dynamic artist is best-known.

Monday

October 23, 2006
3:45 pm

Multicultural Center presents political films from African Diaspora

The Bates College Office of Multicultural Affairs presents a two-day film series titled “Political Films from the African Diaspora” on Wednesday, Oct. 25, and Thursday, Oct. 26, in Rooms 104 and 105 of the Olin Arts Center.