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Events Schedule: May 2010

Here is a preview of public events at Bates College for May 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. Questions or comments? Contact the calendar editor at this calendar@bates.edu.

Except as noted, events in the following listing are open to the public at no charge.


Saturday, May 1

Noon
Baseball vs. Bowdoin (doubleheader).
Leahey Field

Noon
Softball vs. Bowdoin (doubleheader).
Lafayette Street Field

7:30pm
Dance performance: Adele Myers and Dancers, a five-member contemporary company combining robust athleticism, theatricality and social commentary. Tickets are $6/$3 and will be available at batestickets.com. For more information call 207-786-6161. Sponsored by the Bates dance program with support from the Bates Learning Associates program and the New England Foundation for the Arts.
Schaeffer Theatre


Sunday, May 2

10am
Dance master class: Adele Myers (see previous item) offers a master class for intermediate and advanced modern dancers. Sponsored by the Bates dance program with support from the Bates Learning Associates program and the New England Foundation for the Arts. For more information call 207-786-8294.
Merrill Gymnasium, Plavin Studios

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

5:30pm
Spiritual gathering: This Protestant worship service incorporates music and liturgy from Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant sources. The Rev. William Cutler leads the service. All are welcome. For more information call 207-786-8272.
Bates College Chapel


Tuesday, May 4

12:30pm
Noonday Concert: Anthony Shostak plays the uilleann pipes. For more information contact 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

2pm
Baseball vs. Fisher (doubleheader).
Leahey Field

3pm
Softball vs. Fisher (doubleheader).
Lafayette Street Field

7pm
Lecture: The Future of Islam and West-Muslim Relations by John L. Esposito, a professor of religion and international affairs and an expert in Islamic studies at Georgetown University. Sponsored by the Multifaith Chaplain’s office and Mushahada, the Muslim student association. For more information call 207-786-8272.
Chase Hall Lounge


Wednesday, May 5

4:15pm
Lecture: The Good, the Bad, and the (Race-) Biased. Catherine Norris of the Dartmouth College psychological and brain sciences department discusses how variations among individuals in ways that they perceive the world modulate their emotional processes. (Lecture rescheduled from February.) Sponsored by the psychology department and the neuroscience program.
Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (G52)

6–9pm
Figure drawing sponsored by the Bates College Museum of Art. Artists, bring your drawing boards and supplies! Easels provided. Admission: $7 (free for Bates students). For more information call 207-786-6158.
Olin Arts Center, Room 259


Thursday, May 6

4pm

Panel discussion: Earth Day, Then and Now. The panel examines the changing meanings of Earth Day, from the debut in 1970 — which featured U.S. Sen. Edmund Muskie ’36 and occurred when environmentalism was considered radical — to today, a time when sustainability has become mainstream. Participants include Muskie’s former chief of staff, Leon Billings, and Don Hudson of the Chewonki Foundation. Sponsored by the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library. For more information contact 207-786-6354 or this E-mail.
Edmund S. Muskie Archives


Sunday, May 9

5:30pm
Spiritual gathering: Protestant worship service (see May 2).
Bates College Chapel

Tuesday, May 11

12:30pm
Noonday Concert: Fumito Nunoya, marimbist. For more information contact 207-786-6135 or this olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

3pm
Blood drive: An American Red Cross blood drive is sponsored by Bates College Emergency Medical Services. For more information call 207-775-2367.
Chase Hall Lounge


Wednesday, May 12

3:30pm
Panel discussion: A Diverse History: Race, Class and Gender at Bates College in the 19th Century. Drawing upon photographs, the papers of Bates’ founders and oral histories about the first African American woman to graduate from Bates, the panel discusses the early days of New England’s first coeducational college and what diversity has meant for it. History professor Margaret Creighton chairs a panel including Bill Hiss ’66, executive director for international advancement; physics professor John Smedley; and Tim Larson ’05, whose senior thesis explored 19th-century Bates attitudes toward race, women and issues of class. Sponsored by the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library. For more information contact 207-786-6354 or this E-mail.
Edmund S. Muskie Archives

6–9pm
Figure drawing (see May 5).
Olin Arts Center, Room 259


Thursday, May 13

7pm
Reading: Paul LaFarge, whose novels include Haussmann, or the Distinction (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2001), and The Facts of Winter (McSweeney’s, 2005), reads from his work. The Language Arts Live series of literary readings is sponsored by the English department, the John Tagliabue Fund for Poetry and the Bates Learning Associates program. For more information contact this eosucha@bates.edu.
Chase Hall, Skelton Lounge


Friday, May 14

7:30pm
Concert: Pianist Frank Glazer, artist in residence, performs an all-Chopin program. Admission is free, but tickets are required. For more information contact 207-786-6135 or this olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

8pm
Contradance: Traditional New England folk dancing to the band Scoot! with caller Maggie Robinson. No experience needed; all dances taught and called. Admission: $6. Sponsored by the Freewill Folk Society.
Chase Hall Lounge


Saturday, May 15

1pm
Baseball: alumni game.

Leahey Field


Sunday, May 16

5:30pm
Spiritual gathering: Protestant worship service (see May 2).
Bates College Chapel


Monday, May 17

4pm
Lecture: A topic TBA addressed by Peter Andreas, associate professor of political science and international studies at Brown University and an expert on transnational crime and crime intervention. Sponsored by the politics department.
Pettengill Hall, Room G21


Tuesday, May 18

12:30pm
Noonday Concert: Chiharu Naruse and Bridget Convey, piano duo. For more information contact 207-786-6135 or this olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall


Wednesday, May 19

6–9pm
Figure drawing (see May 5).
Olin Arts Center, Room 259


Thursday, May 20

9, 10 and 11am Kinderkonzert: The Portland Symphony Orchestra’s Percussion Trio presents The Beat Goes On. For more information contact this hklenow@portlandsymphony.com or 207-773-6128, ext. 308.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

7:30pm
Theater: Dragon’s Daughter, an Asian folk tale adapted by Freeport’s acclaimed Figures of Speech Theatre, which brings an intensive program in bunraku-style puppetry, masks and movement to Bates’ annual Short Term theater production workshop. Tickets are $6/$3 and available from batestickets.com. For more information call 207-786-6161.
Schaeffer Theatre, Black Box Theater


Friday, May 21

7:30pm
Theater: Dragon’s Daughter (see May 20).
Schaeffer Theatre, Black Box Theater


Saturday, May 22

7:30pm
Theater: Dragon’s Daughter (see May 20).
Schaeffer Theatre, Black Box Theater


Sunday, May 23

2pm
Theater: Dragon’s Daughter (see May 20).
Schaeffer Theatre, Black Box Theater

3pm
Concert: Jessica Cooper ’13 offers a viola recital. For more information contact 207-786-6135 or this olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

5:30pm
Spiritual gathering: Protestant worship service (see May 2).
Bates College Chapel


Tuesday, May 25

12:30pm
Noonday Concert: Classical guitarists Miles Isacke ’13 and Seth Warner perform Bach’s French Suite No. 3 (BWV 814). For more information contact 207-786-6135 or this olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

7:30pm
Performance: Students in William Pope.L’s course in contemporary performance poetry perform their final projects. For more information call 207-786-6161.
Pettigrew Hall, Gannett Theater


Wednesday, May 26

5pm
Dance performance: The annual Short Term variety show presents a variety of dance genres from Bollywood to contemporary choreography reflecting the diversity of Bates dancers. Free; no reservations. For more information call 207-786-6161.
Schaeffer Theatre


Sunday, May 30

10am
Commencement: Bates College’s 144th annual graduation exercises.
Historic Quad


Bates College Museum of Art


Museum hours:
10am–5pm Tuesday–Saturday

Through May 30

Senior Exhibition 2010: Studio art majors show work from their yearlong thesis projects. Included are animated films, documentary photographs made in a nursing home, studio and outdoor photographs of nudes, prints made using a flyswatter on pages from a phone book, prints collaged from images of movie stars, mandala and fashion-inspired spray paintings, and a sculptural installation.



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