Events Schedule: March 2010

Here is a preview of public events for March 2010. Click “Print this post” at the bottom of the page for a version especially formatted for printing.

For up-to-date information throughout the month, see our Upcoming Events list, updated daily.

Except as noted, these events are open to the public at no charge.

Monday, March 1

8pm Film and discussion: Recording Testimonies and Bearing Witness in Rwanda. A screening of the 2009 documentary Voices of Rwanda is followed by a talk by director Taylor Krauss and Rwandan genocide survivor Berthe Kayitezi. Sponsored by the French department and the Learning Associates Program. For more information contact this adaugero@bates.edu. Chase Hall Lounge

Tuesday, March 2

12:30pm Noonday Concert: Duo Love Oak, consisting of Nancy Knowles, soprano and poet, and Frank Wallace, baritone, guitarist and composer. For more information contact 207-786-6135 or this olinarts@bates.edu. Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

Wednesday, March 3

9am Presentation: Democratic candidate Steve Rowe, former Maine attorney general and speaker of the state House of Representatives, discusses his Blaine House campaign. Presented by the Androscoggin Valley Education Coalition and sponsored by the Harward Center for Community Partnerships. For more information call 207-786-6400. Chase Hall Lounge

5pm Men’s lacrosse vs. Keene State. Campus Avenue Field

6–9pm Figure drawing sponsored by the Bates College Museum of Art. Artists, bring drawing board and supplies! Easels provided. Admission: $7 (free for Bates students). Olin Arts Center, Room 259

Thursday, March 4

4:15pm Lecture: Women and Sex in a Tropical Port City: Conflicts Over Honor, Race and Prostitution in Colonial Latin America by Nicole von Germeten, associate professor of Latin American history at Oregon State University. Sponsored by the social science division chair, faculty in Latin American studies and the departments of history and Spanish. Pettengill Hall, Room G65

7:30pm Language Arts Live: Bates’ series of literary presentations offers a reading by Jim Hannaham, author of God Says No (McSweeney’s Books, 2009). Sponsored by the English department, the Bates Humanities Fund, the Learning Associates Program and the John Tagliabue Fund for Poetry. For more information contact this eosucha@bates.edu. Chase Hall, Skelton Lounge

Friday, March 5

7 & 9:30pm Film: The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009, 130 min.). Sponsored by the Filmboard. Admission: $1. Olin Arts Center, Room 104

7:30pm Play: You Can’t Take It With You. Set in the Great Depression, this Pulitzer Prize-winning American comedy is directed by Charles A. Dana Professor of Theater Martin Andrucki. Tickets are $6/$3 and available at www.batestickets.com. For more information call 207-786-6135. Schaeffer Theatre

Saturday, March 6

2pm Lecture: Race, Religion and Politics in the African Diaspora by the Rev. Reginald Floyd ’86, senior pastor and founder of Christ Worship Center Worldwide in Atlantic City, N.J., chief public defender for the city and founder/chair of the Community Center of Atlantic City. The speech is the keynote for the Unity Conference, sponsored by Amandla!, a student organization at Bates. Chase Hall Lounge

2 & 7pm Film: The Twilight Saga: New Moon (see March 5). Olin Arts Center, Room 104

7:30pm Concert: Senior thesis performance by cellist Christopher Ray. For more information contact 207-786-6135 or this olinarts@bates.edu. Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

7:30pm Play: You Can’t Take It With You (see March 5). Schaeffer Theatre

Sunday, March 7

2pm Play: You Can’t Take It With You (see March 5). Schaeffer Theatre

2 & 4:30pm Film: The Twilight Saga: New Moon (see March 5). Olin Arts Center, Room 104

5:30pm Spiritual gathering: Weekly Protestant worship service, incorporating music and liturgy from Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant sources. The Rev. William Cutler leads the service with faculty, staff and students often speaking. All are welcome. For more information call 207-786-8272. Bates College Chapel

Monday, March 8

7pm Lecture: American Horror Cinema in the “Age of Terror”: Reading the Politics of Eli Roth’s “Hostel” by Jason Middleton, assistant professor of film at the University of Rochester. Sponsored by the Bates College Lectures Committee. For more information contact this adaugero@bates.edu. Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (G52)

7pm Lecture: A discussion about immigration with Bay Buchanan, a former U.S. treasurer who is now president of The American Cause, an educational foundation dedicated to advancing conservative issues, and co-chair of a PAC that opposes amnesty for illegal aliens. Sponsored by the Bates College Republicans. Chase Hall Lounge

Tuesday, March 9

12:30pm Noonday Concert: Works in progress from the Bates dance program. For more information contact 207-786-6135 or this olinarts@bates.edu. Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

5pm Men’s lacrosse vs. New England. Campus Avenue Field

Wednesday, March 10

6–9pm Figure drawing sponsored by the Bates College Museum of Art (see March 3). Olin Arts Center, Room 259

7:30pm Concert: Jean-Guihen Queyras, cellist, and Alexandre Tharaud, pianist, perform a setting of Schubert’s sonata for piano and “arpeggione,” a rare guitar-like instrument, and sonatas by Bach, Debussy and Poulenc. Tickets are $12/$6 and available at www.batestickets.com. For more information contact 207-786-6135 or this olinarts@bates.edu. Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

Thursday, March 11

7pm Reading: Normand Beaupré, Biddeford native and noted Franco-American writer, reads from his works in French and in English. He is the author of the memoir Le Petit Mangeur de Fleurs (“The Little Flower Eater,” Les Editions JCL, 1999) and editor of the recently published collection Voix Francophones de Chez Nous (Llumina Press, 2009). Sponsored by the Romance languages and literatures department. Chase Hall, Skelton Lounge

Friday, March 12

4pm Lecture: Why You Are Not Your Brain by Alva Noe, a writer and philosopher at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is also a member of the Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences and the Center for New Media. Sponsored by the philosophy and psychology departments with support from the Mellon Innovation Fund. Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (G52)

7 & 9:30pm Film: 2012 (2009, 158 min.). Sponsored by the Filmboard. Admission: $1. Olin Arts Center, Room 104

7:30pm Play: You Can’t Take It With You (see March 5). Schaeffer Theatre

8pm Contradance: Traditional New England folk dancing to the band Bustopher Jones. No experience needed; all dances taught and called. Beginners’ workshop at 7:30pm. Admission: $5. Sponsored by the Freewill Folk Society. Chase Hall Lounge

Saturday, March 13

Noon Women’s tennis vs. MIT. Wallach Tennis Center

1pm Men’s lacrosse vs. Middlebury. Campus Avenue Field

2 & 7pm Film: 2012 (see March 12). Olin Arts Center, Room 104

7:30pm Play: You Can’t Take It With You (see March 5). Schaeffer Theatre

8pm Concert: The Bates College Gamelan Orchestra, directed by Gina Fatone. Admission is free, but tickets required. For more information call 207-786-6135 or this olinarts@bates.edu. Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

Sunday, March 14

2pm Play: You Can’t Take It With You (see March 5). Schaeffer Theatre

2 & 4:30pm Film: 2012 (see March 12). Olin Arts Center, Room 104

5:30pm Spiritual gathering: Protestant worship service (see March 7). Chase Hall Lounge

Monday, March 15

5pm Lecture: When Development Practitioners Care About Human Rights, What Do They Do Differently? by Peter Uvin, director of the Institute for Human Security and Henry J. Leir Professor of International Humanitarian Studies at Tufts University. Sponsored by the College Lectures Committee. For more information contact this adaugero@bates.edu. Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (G52)

Tuesday, March 16

12:30pm Noonday Concert: Chase the Fiddlers, directed by Greg Boardman. For more information contact 207-786-6135 or this olinarts@bates.edu. Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

Wednesday, March 17

6–9pm Figure drawing sponsored by the Bates College Museum of Art (see March 3). Olin Arts Center, Room 259

Thursday, March 18

4:10pm Lecture: Scott McKay, a Canadian politician and the official Opposition spokesman for sustainable development and environment, speaks about Québec’s sovereignty and environmentalism. Sponsored by the sociology department. Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (G52)

7:30pm Language Arts Live: Bates’ series of literary events presents Jessica Anthony ’96 reading from her 2009 debut novel, The Convalescent (McSweeney’s Books), which received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly and was a Barnes and Noble “Discover Great New Writers” pick for fall 2009. This semester Anthony is a visiting instructor in the English department. Sponsored by the English department, the Bates Humanities Fund, the Learning Associates Program and the John Tagliabue Fund for Poetry. For more information contact this eosucha@bates.edu. Chase Hall, Skelton Lounge

Friday, March 19

7 & 9:30pm Film: The Lovely Bones (2010, 135 min.). Sponsored by the Filmboard. Admission: $1. Olin Arts Center, Room 104

7:30pm Concert: Pianist Frank Glazer, artist in residence, performs the second-to-last concert in his season-long survey of the complete Beethoven sonatas. Tonight: Ops. 101 and 106 (“Hammerklavier”). Admission is free, but tickets required. For more information contact 207-786-6135 or this olinarts@bates.edu. Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

7:30pm Performance: Based on her research in Indonesia, Barbara Byers offers a senior thesis performance of dance and music. For more information contact 207-786-6135 or this olinarts@bates.edu. Pettigrew Hall, Gannett Theater

Saturday, March 20

Noon Men’s tennis vs. Brandeis. Wallach Tennis Center

1pm Men’s lacrosse vs. Williams. Campus Avenue Field

2 & 7pm Film: The Lovely Bones (see March 19). Olin Arts Center, Room 104

4pm Women’s tennis vs. Brandeis. Wallach Tennis Center

7:30pm Concert: Bates College Orchestra, conducted by Hiroya Miura. Admission is free, but tickets required. For more information contact 207-786-6135 or this olinarts@bates.edu. Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

7:30pm Performance: Senior thesis performance by Barbara Byers (see March 19). Pettigrew Hall, Gannett Theater

Sunday, March 21

2 & 4:30pm Film: The Lovely Bones (see March 19). Olin Arts Center, Room 104

5:30pm Spiritual gathering: Weekly Protestant worship service (see March 7). Chase Hall Lounge

7:30pm Concert: Senior thesis performance by singer Richard McNeil. For more information contact 207-786-6135 or this olinarts@bates.edu. Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

7:30pm Performance: Senior thesis performance by Barbara Byers (see March 19). Pettigrew Hall, Gannett Theater

Monday, March 22

4:15pm Lecture: Noémi Ban, a Holocaust survivor and educator, speaks on a topic TBA. Sponsored by the economics department. Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (G52)

7pm Lecture: “The Gates of Weeping Are Not Closed”: The Powerful Work of Tears in Human Experience by Kimberley Patton, professor of the comparative and historical study of religion, Harvard Divinity School. The annual Zerby Lecture in Contemporary Religious Thought is sponsored by the multifaith chaplain’s office. For more information call 207-786-8273. Chase Hall Lounge

7:30pm Concert: Senior thesis performance by composer George MacDonald. For more information contact 207-786-6135 or this olinarts@bates.edu. Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

Tuesday, March 23

12:30pm Noonday Concert: Pianist Brian Meldrum plays Beethoven and Chopin. For more information contact 207-786-6135 or this olinarts@bates.edu. Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

Wednesday, March 24

5pm Women’s lacrosse vs. Babson. Campus Avenue Field

6–9pm Figure drawing sponsored by the Bates College Museum of Art (see March 3). Olin Arts Center, Room 259

7pm Lecture: The Work of Doing Nothing: Wandering in the World’s Religions by Stephen Prothero, author of the bestseller Religious Literacy: What Americans Need to Know (HarperOne, 2007). For more information contact this adaugero@bates.edu. Chase Hall Lounge

7pm Maine Jewish Film Festival: A Matter of Size by Erez Tadmor and Sharon Maymon (2009, 90 min.). An overweight, unemployed Israeli man becomes a sumo wrestler. Admission: $8/$6. Learn more at www.mjff.org. Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

Thursday, March 25

7pm Lecture: In Freedom Despite Mechanism, Adina Roskies, assistant professor of philosophy at Dartmouth College, discusses the limitations and potential for neuroscience in the study of free will. Sponsored by the philosophy and psychology departments with support from the Mellon Innovation Fund. Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (G52)

7:30pm Concert: Multi-instrumentalist and composer Simon Hutchinson ’02 offers music integrating different cultures and exploring themes of nature, humanity and global community. For more information contact 207-786-6135 or this olinarts@bates.edu. Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

Friday, March 26

7pm Presentation: A neurologist by day and astrophotographer by night, Steve Mazlin discusses his dramatic images of such deep-space objects as galaxies, nebulae and star clusters. Presented by the Bates College Museum of Art. For more information call 207-786-6158. Olin Arts Museum, Room 105

8pm Concert: The Core Ensemble presents Tres Vidas, a work for singing actress and chamber trio based on the lives of three legendary Latin American women: Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Salvadoran peasant activist Rufina Amaya and Argentinean poet Alfonsina Storni. Presented by the Multicultural Affairs office. For information call 207-786-6135 or contact this olinarts@bates.edu. Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

9:30pm Film: The Princess and the Frog (2009, 97 min.). Sponsored by the Filmboard. Admission: $1. Olin Arts Center, Room 104

Saturday, March 27

2pm Film: The Princess and the Frog (see March 26).Olin Arts Center, Room 104

3:30pm Women’s lacrosse vs. Wesleyan. Campus Avenue Field

Sunday, March 28

2 & 4:30pm Film: The Princess and the Frog (see March 26). Olin Arts Center, Room 104

5:30pm Spiritual gathering: Protestant worship service (see March 7). Chase Hall Lounge

Monday, March 29

7:30pm Lecture: Mark Plant, deputy director in the African Department of the International Monetary Fund, offers a talk on a topic TBA. Sponsored by the economics department. Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (G52)

Tuesday, March 30

12:30pm Noonday Concert: Voice students of John Corrie. For more information contact 207-786-6135 or this olinarts@bates.edu. Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

5pm Men’s lacrosse vs. Southern Maine. Campus Avenue Field

Wednesday, March 31

3pm Baseball vs. Maine-Farmington. Leahey Field

Bates College Museum of Art

Museum hours: 10am–5pm Tuesday–Saturday

Through March 26

Joel Babb: The Process Revealed: Curated by Bill Low, this exhibition investigates the role of both the act of drawing and the drawings themselves in the process of making a painting. More than mere by-products of the act of painting, drawings are engaging, satisfying and instructive in their own right. Pairing preparatory drawings with finished paintings, this exhibition reveals the stages of work that go into a resolved piece of art. Displayed are works from three of Babb’s areas of interest: cityscapes, wilderness landscapes and figural works such as history painting.

Barry Nemett: Drawings from Italy: This exhibition presents landscapes made during travels to Italy. Nemett, a learning associate at Bates, chairs the painting department at the Maryland Institute College of Art and has received numerous awards including two from the Alfred and Trafford Klots Residency Program to paint in France and a Ford Foundation grant to support his work in Italy.

Through March 27

Collection Project 4: Selections from Alumni Collections: This exhibition, fourth in a series examining works from the museum’s permanent collection, focuses on some of the wonderful holdings donated by Bates alumni. Not a comprehensive survey of alumni gifts, the exhibition instead highlights collections whose impact on the museum has been significant, underscoring the importance of alumni gifts to the richness of the permanent holdings. The museum has invited student curatorial interns from the art and visual culture department to develop an exhibition from within these resources: seniors Molly Richmond, Emma Scott and Annie Svigals, working under the guidance of the museum’s curator, Bill Low, and curator of education Anthony Shostak.

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