Events Schedule: Summer 2010, revised

This revised preview of summer 2010 public events at Bates College replaces the May 27 post. Except as noted, events in the following listing are open to the public at no charge. (Where there’s an admission fee, listed first is the cost for the general public and second, the cost for students and seniors.)

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For up-to-date events information throughout the month, see our Upcoming Events list. Questions or comments? Contact events editor Doug Hubley at this calendar@bates.edu.


Saturday, June 12

2:30pm

Opening reception: 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. For more information contact 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 207-786-6207.
Underhill Arena


Monday, July 5

7:30pm

Bates Dance Festival: Lecture-demonstration with Monica Bill Barnes & Company (see July 10). For more information contact 207-786-6381 or this dancefest@bates.edu, or visit the website.
Schaeffer Theatre


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)

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


Saturday, July 10

8pm

Bates Dance Festival performance: Monica Bill Barnes & Company. One of the funniest, most imaginative groups to emerge on the New York dance scene in recent years. A question-and-answer session with the artists follows the concert. Tickets are $22/$12 and available from batestickets.com. For more information contact 207-786-6381 or this dancefest@bates.edu, or visit the website.
Schaeffer Theatre


Monday, July 12

7:30pm

Bates Dance Festival: Lecture-demonstration with Doug Varone and Dancers (see July 15). For more information contact 207-786-6381 or this dancefest@bates.edu, or visit the website.
Schaeffer Theatre



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)

8pm

Bates Dance Festival performance: Doug Varone and Dancers. One of America’s most gifted dance makers, Varone’s company has commanded attention for its expansive vision, versatility and technical prowess. A question-and-answer session with the artists follows the concert. Tickets are $24/$12 and available from batestickets.com. For more information contact 207-786-6381 or this dancefest@bates.edu, or visit the website.
Schaeffer Theatre


Saturday, July 17

8pm

Bates Dance Festival performance: Doug Varone and Dancers (see July 15). An Inside Dance lecture by dance writer Debra Cash precedes the performance at 7:30pm.

Schaeffer Theatre


Tuesday, July 20

7:30pm

Bates Dance Festival panel discussion: Global Exchange: Sharing Across Cultures. International choreographers discuss their work and the cultural environment in which they create. For more information contact 207-786-6381 or this dancefest@bates.edu, or visit the website.
Pettigrew Hall, Room 301


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)

7:30pm

Bates Dance Festival lecture: Dance and media talk with Dawn Stoppiello of the technologically adroit New York City-based dance company Troika Ranch. For more information contact 207-786-6381 or this dancefest@bates.edu, or visit the website.
Pettigrew Hall, Room 301


Friday, July 23

8pm

Bates Dance Festival performance: COCo Dance Theatre. Six Caribbean women perform an evening-length multidisciplinary mediation on transnationalism. A question-and-answer session with the artists follows the concert. Tickets are $24/$12 and available from batestickets.com. For more information contact 207-786-6381 or this dancefest@bates.edu, or visit the website.
Schaeffer Theatre


Saturday, July 24

8pm

Bates Dance Festival performance: COCo Dance Theatre (see July 23). An Inside Dance lecture with dance writer Debra Cash precedes the performance at 7:30pm.
Schaeffer Theatre


Monday, July 26

7:30pm

Bates Dance Festival: Lecture-demonstration with AXIS Dance Company. For more information contact 207-786-6381 or this dancefest@bates.edu, or visit the website.
Alumni Gymnasium


Tuesday, July 27

7:30pm

Bates Dance Festival performance: The Musician’s Concert. An annual favorite, this eclectic concert features gifted composers and multi-instrumentalists in a program of original and improvised music from around the world. Tickets are $12/$6 and available from batestickets.com. For more information contact 207-786-6381 or this dancefest@bates.edu, or visit the website.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall


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)


Friday, July 30

8pm

Bates Dance Festival performance: AXIS Dance Company. One of the world’s most acclaimed and innovative ensembles of performers with and without disabilities. A question-and-answer session with the artists follows the concert. Tickets are $24/$12 and available from batestickets.com. For more information contact 207-786-6381 or this dancefest@bates.edu, or visit the website.
Alumni Gymnasium


Saturday, July 31

8pm

Bates Dance Festival performance: AXIS Dance Company (see July 30). An Inside Dance lecture with dance writer Debra Cash precedes the performance at 7:30pm.
Schaeffer Theatre


Tuesday, Aug. 4

7:30pm

Bates Dance Festival performance: Moving in the Moment. An evening of improvisational dance and music with contact improviser Chris Aiken and Bates Dance Festival artists in residence. For more information contact 207-786-6381 or this dancefest@bates.edu, or visit the website.
Alumni Gymnasium


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)

8pm

Bates Dance Festival performance: Different Voices. An evening of diverse new works by international and emerging choreographers. Tickets are $24/$12 and available from batestickets.com. For more information contact 207-786-6381 or this dancefest@bates.edu, or visit the website.
Schaeffer Theatre


Friday, Aug. 6

8pm

Bates Dance Festival performance: Different Voices (see Aug. 5).
Schaeffer Theatre


Saturday, Aug. 7

1-5pm

Bates Dance Festival performance: Young Choreographers/New Works. This informal adjudicated showing presents more than 20 new works by talented festival students from across the United States. For more information contact 207-786-6381 or this dancefest@bates.edu, or visit the website.
Schaeffer Theatre

7:30pm

Bates Dance Festival performance: Festival Finale. Festival participants perform modern and jazz works by Doug Varone, Cathy Young, Michael Foley and the pairing of Claudia Layista and Omar Carrum, plus a new work by our Youth Arts Program participants. Tickets are $6 and are available from batestickets.com. For more information contact 207-786-6381 or this dancefest@bates.edu, or visit the website.
Alumni Gym


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)


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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