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Events Schedule: Summer 2010

Here is a preview of public events at Bates College for summer 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.

Also at Bates each summer is the nationally renowned Bates Dance Festival, with public concerts, workshops and lectures taking place this year from July 5 through Aug. 7. For tickets, contact 207-786-6381 or this dancefest@bates.edu. Learn more.

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


Saturday, June 12

2:30pm

A lecture by the artist and a reception open Joseph Nicoletti: A Retrospective, the major summer exhibition at Bates and a comprehensive look at one of Maine’s foremost realist painters. FMI: 207-786-6158 or this museum@bates.edu.
Olin Arts Center, Bates College Museum of Art

Saturday, June 19

8am

Clean Sweep: Bates’ annual “garage sale” of electronics, furnishings, household items, bikes, books, sporting goods, toys and other articles donated by departing students and the campus community. Clean Sweep keeps perfectly good items out of the landfill while proceeds from the sale benefit local nonprofits. For more information contact 207-786-8367 or this jrosenba@bates.edu .
Underhill Arena


Thursday, July 8

6pm

Midsummer Lakeside Concert: Pan Loco Steel Band. This foursome has brought the sounds of the Caribbean to New England since 1991. Featuring two steel drummers, a bassist and multi-percussionist, Pan Loco is known for its contagious enthusiasm for the calypso, reggae and island music that it plays. Bring a picnic, lawn chairs or blankets, family and friends. For more information call 207-786-6400.
Florence Keigwin Amphitheater, overlooking Lake Andrews (rain site: Bates College Chapel)


Thursday, July 15

6pm

Midsummer Lakeside Concert: Anni Clark. Nominated for “Female Vocalist of the Year” at the 2006 Texas Music Awards, this veteran Maine singer-songwriter has released seven albums and appeared with the likes of Shawn Colvin, Richie Havens and Patty Larkin. Audiences love her humor and expressive power. Bring a picnic, lawn chairs or blankets, family and friends. For more information contact 207-786-6400.
Florence Keigwin Amphitheater, overlooking Lake Andrews (rain site: Bates College Chapel)


Thursday, July 22

6pm

Midsummer Lakeside Concert: Highland String Trio. Lauren Scott, Chris Bannon and Walt Bannon are known for their energetic blend of Celtic, bluegrass and Americana. Scott is a fiddler who also performs with Fiddle-icious. Chris Bannon plays guitar and mandolin, and Walt Bannon provides vocals, flute and guitar. Bring a picnic, lawn chairs or blankets, family and friends. For more information contact 207-786-6400.
Florence Keigwin Amphitheater, overlooking Lake Andrews (rain site: Bates College Chapel)


Thursday, July 29

6pm

Midsummer Lakeside Concert: The Zulu Leprechauns. Using violin, banjo, bass, guitar, percussion and electric dulcimer, the Leprechauns tap styles from Africa, rock ‘n’ roll, bluegrass and folk. Performing originals and songs by Bob Dylan, Lou Reed and Robert Johnson, among others, they have played some of Maine’s top festivals. Bring a picnic, lawn chairs or blankets, family and friends. For more information contact 207-786-6400.
Florence Keigwin Amphitheater, overlooking Lake Andrews (rain site: Bates College Chapel)


Thursday, Aug. 5

6pm

Midsummer Lakeside Concert: Harry Vayo. A master of the hammered dulcimer, Vayo performs his own compositions, Celtic and Asian tunes, Beatles songs, Cajun sounds and an occasional classical piece. He has made two recordings and has appeared at the Common Ground Fair, among many other Maine venues. Bring a picnic, lawn chairs or blankets, family and friends. For more information contact 207-786-6400.
Florence Keigwin Amphitheater, overlooking Lake Andrews (rain site: Bates College Chapel)


Thursday, Aug. 12

6pm

Midsummer Lakeside Concert: Irish Hill. This local quartet offers a heartfelt blend of Celtic, bluegrass and old-time fiddle music. The band consists of guitarist Scott Williams, mandolinist Roberta Hill, fiddler-banjoist Michael Conant and bassist Tim Clough. Rich harmonies by Hill and Conant round out their distinctive sound. Bring a picnic, lawn chairs or blankets, family and friends. For more information contact 207-786-6400.
Florence Keigwin Amphitheater, overlooking Lake Andrews (rain site: Bates College Chapel)

The Midsummer Lakeside Concert Series is sponsored by the Garcelon Society, the Bingham Betterment Fund and the Harward Center for Community Partnerships.


Bates College Museum of Art

Museum hours: 10am–5pm Tuesday–Saturday

June 12 – Sept. 25

Joseph Nicoletti: A Retrospective: An important realist painter, Nicoletti joined the Bates art and visual culture faculty in 1981. Although his art has appeared in our exhibitions numerous times, this is the Bates museum’s first exhibition showing a broad range of Nicoletti’s work. Featured are paintings and drawings from the museum’s collection, from other museums and private collections, and from Nicoletti himself. The catalog includes an essay by the eminent art historian Jeffrey Muller.



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