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Events Schedule: November 2010

Hello from Bates! Here is a preview of public events at the college in November 2010. Except as noted, these events are open to the public at no charge. (Where there is an admission fee, the cost for the general public appears first, followed by the cost for students and seniors.)

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

Monday, Nov. 1

7pm

Theater: The Education of a Harvard Guy. John Perdew performs this play about his decision to drop out of Harvard to participate in the civil rights movement. He and three others were arrested in Americus, Ga., and became known as the Americus Four. Also performing is Rutha Mae Harris of The Freedom Singers. A panel titled Leaving College for Good, composed of students who take breaks from Bates to do good works, follows. The 2010 Bertha May Bell Andrews Lecture is sponsored by the Multifaith Chaplain’s office. FMI: 207-786-8272.
Chase Hall Lounge


Tuesday, Nov. 2


12:30pm

Noonday Concert: Bates Jazz Combo, led by trumpeter Adam Dolin ’12. FMI: 207-786-6135 or this olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

4:10pm

Chemistry seminar: Drug Discovery and Development by Steve Kates ’83, vice president of research and development at the Bay State pharmaceuticals firm Ischemix. Sponsored by the chemistry department. Read more about Kates and drug development. FMI: 207-786-6294.
Carnegie Science Building, Room 204


Wednesday, Nov. 3

6–9pm

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

7:30pm

Reading: Award-winning poet, scholar and novelist Meena Alexander reads from her work. Born in India, Alexander has published six volumes of poetry, the acclaimed memoir Fault Lines (2003), two novels and Poetics of Dislocation, which examines the creative process. Sponsored by the English department and the Learning Associates Program. FMI: 207-786-8294.
Chase Hall Lounge


Friday, Nov. 5

7:30pm

Theater: Hotel Universe, a witty and delightful comedy of manners by the author of the film classic The Philadelphia Story. Professor of Theater Paul Kuritz directs. Tickets are $6/$3 and available at www.batestickets.com. FMI: 207-786-6161.
Pettigrew Hall, Gannett Theater

8pm

Global Lens: The international film series presents Ocean of an Old Man (India, 2008, 84 min.). Sponsored by the Bates College Museum of Art. Admission: $5. FMI: 207-786-6135 or this olinarts@bates.edu.
The Ronj, 32 Frye St.


Saturday, Nov. 6

2 & 7:30pm

Theater: Hotel Universe (see Nov. 5).
Pettigrew Hall, Gannett Theater


Sunday, Nov. 7

2pm

Theater: Hotel Universe (see Nov. 5).
Pettigrew Hall, Gannett Theater

5:30pm

Spiritual gathering: Protestant worship service emphasizing gospel music, led by the gospel choir. The Rev. Bill Blaine-Wallace, Multifaith Chaplain, leads the service with faculty, staff and students participating. All are welcome. FMI: 207-786-8272.
Bates College Chapel

7pm

Poetry festival: Translations 2010: Cross-Cultural Awareness Through Poetry. A five-day festival featuring poets from around the globe reading their work in the original languages; simultaneous translations provided. Day One: Franco-American poet Susann Pelletier and Somali poet Omar Ahmed. Funded by a Mellon Innovation Grant and hosted by Bates’ language programs. FMI: 207-786-8293 or this gdumais@bates.edu.
Chase Hall Lounge


Monday, Nov. 8

6pm

Global Lens Film: Ocean of an Old Man (see Nov. 5).
The Ronj, 32 Frye St.

7pm

Poetry festival: Translations 2010. Day Two: poets Emeric de Monteynard of France and Cristián Gómez Olivares of Chile (see Nov. 7).
Edmund S. Muskie Archives

7:30pm

Panel presentation: The Role of Journalism in a Democracy. Distinguished journalists discuss journalism’s place in our political system, the impact of new media and the criteria for excellence in the profession. Taking part: Rex Rhoades, executive editor of the Lewiston Sun Journal; Thomas Fiedler, dean of Boston University’s College of Communication and former executive editor of the Miami Herald; and Justin Ellis, a staff member at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University and former writer and multimedia producer for the Portland Press Herald. Final installment in the Harward Center for Community Partnerships’ Civic Forum series. FMI: 207-786-6202.
Chase Hall Lounge

7:30pm

Theater: Hotel Universe (see Nov. 5).
Pettigrew Hall, Gannett Theater


Tuesday, Nov. 9

12:30pm

Noonday Concert: Emilia Dahlin, the energetic, acclaimed and well-traveled singer-songwriter from Portland. FMI: 207-786-6135, this olinarts@bates.edu or www.emiliadahlin.com.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

7pm

Poetry festival: Translations 2010. Day Three: poets Ana Merino of Spain and Lothar Quinkenstein of Germany (see Nov. 7).
Edmund S. Muskie Archives


Wednesday, Nov. 10

4:10pm

Lecture: Molecular Biology of Vibrio cholerae, the bacterium that causes cholera, by Ronald Taylor, professor of microbiology and immunology at Dartmouth College. Sponsored by the chemistry department. FMI: 207-786-6294.
Dana Chemistry Hall, Room 300

6–9pm

Figure drawing sponsored by the Bates College Museum of Art (see Nov. 3).
Olin Arts Center, Room 259

7pm

Poetry festival: Translations 2010. Day Four: poets Guangxin Zhao of China and Irina Mishinski of Russia (see Nov. 7).
Edmund S. Muskie Archives

8pm

Concert: The Kinsey Sicks, self-described as “America’s favorite dragapella beautyshop quartet,” return to Bates. These satirical singers have performed nationwide, recorded six CDs and appeared on TV’s 20/20 and America’s Got Talent. Limited seating. Tickets cost $6 and must be purchased in advance: visit www.batestickets.com. Sponsored by the Chase Hall Committee. FMI: 207-795-7496 or this tickets@bates.edu.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall


Thursday, Nov. 11

7pm

Poetry festival: Translations 2010. The closing session features all poets taking part in the festival (see Nov. 7).
Chase Hall Lounge

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7:30pm

Concert: Elizabeth Cook, described by The New York Times as “a sharp and surprising country singer [who] writes most of her own songs, the best ones taking one person and unpacking . . . elegant detail after elegant detail.” Admission: $12/$8 or $15/$10 at the door. FMI: 207-786-6135, this olinarts@bates.edu or www.elizabeth-cook.com/.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall


Friday, Nov. 12

8pm

Contradance: Traditional New England folk dancing to the band Frigate. No experience needed; all dances taught and called. Beginners’ workshop, 7:30pm. Admission: $6. Sponsored by the Freewill Folk Society.
Chase Hall Lounge

8pm

Global Lens: The international film series presents Ordinary People (Serbia, 2009, 79 min.). Sponsored by the Bates College Museum of Art. Admission: $5. FMI: 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
The Ronj, 32 Frye St.


Saturday, Nov. 13

Noon

Football vs. Hamilton.
Garcelon Field

5pm

Dance: The Bates College Modern Dance Company performs works by Monica Bill Barnes, Niles Ford, Debi Irons and acting director of the dance program, Rachel Boggia. Admission: $6/$3. FMI: 207-786-6161.
Schaeffer Theatre

7:30pm

Concert: For the second consecutive season, the orchestras of Bates and Bowdoin colleges combine forces for a concert at each institution. Conducted by Hiroya Miura of the Bates faculty, the program’s featured work is Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, with world-renowned pianist Frank Glazer, artist in residence, as soloist. Free; tickets required. FMI: 207-786-6135 or this olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall


Sunday, Nov. 14

2pm

Dance: Bates College Modern Dance Company (see Nov. 13).
Schaeffer Theatre

5:30pm

Spiritual gathering: Protestant worship service (see Nov. 7).
Bates College Chapel

7:30pm

Concert: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center performers Gil Kalish and Wu Han, two of New York’s finest pianists, and percussionists Daniel Druckman and Ayano Kataoka perform landmark 20th-century works: Bartok’s Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion (1937), and George Crumb’s Music for a Summer Evening (1974). Tickets are $10/$4 and available at www.batestickets.com. FMI: 207-786-6135 or this olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall


Monday, Nov. 15

6pm

Global Lens: Ordinary People (see Nov. 12).
The Ronj, 32 Frye St.

7:30pm

Dance: Bates College Modern Dance Company (see Nov. 13).
Schaeffer Theatre


Tuesday, Nov. 16

12:30pm

Noonday Concert: Salomé Sandoval is a singer and instrumentalist from Venezuela who performs early music on a variety of lutes and classical guitars. FMI: 207-786-6135, this olinarts@bates.edu or her website.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall


Wednesday, Nov. 17

3pm

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

6–9pm

Figure drawing sponsored by the Bates College Museum of Art (see Nov. 3).
Olin Arts Center, Room 259

7:30 pm

Reading: Ander Monson, author of the poetry volume Vacationland (Tupelo Press, 2005) and the nonfiction Vanishing Point (Graywolf Press, 2010), reads from his work. The Language Arts Live series is sponsored by the English department, the Learning Associates Program, the Bates Humanities Fund, the programs in African American studies and American cultural studies, and the John Tagliabue Poetry fund. FMI: 207-786-6256 or 207-786-6326.
Chase Hall, Skelton Lounge


Thursday, Nov. 18

7:30pm

Theater: Students in Paul Kuritz’s directing course direct and perform plays from the Fusion Theater Company of Albuquerque, N.M., founded by Bates alumnus Dennis Gromelski ’88. Free; no reservations. FMI: 207-786-6161.
Pettigrew Hall, Gannett Theater


Saturday–Sunday, Nov. 20–28

Thanksgiving Recess: No classes. Administrative offices are open through Nov. 24.


Tuesday, Nov. 23

5:30pm

Women’s basketball vs. Southern Maine.
Alumni Gymnasium

7:30pm

Men’s basketball vs. Southern Maine.
Alumni Gymnasium


Monday, Nov. 29

7pm

Lecture: Moroccan-born artist Lalla Essaydi, whose success in producing work at the interface of two cultures makes both her art and career fascinating, discusses her exhibition Les Femmes du Maroc at the Museum of Art (see below). FMI: 207-786-6158.
Olin Arts Center, Room 104


Tuesday, Nov. 30

12:30pm

Noonday Concert: Performer TBA. FMI: 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

4pm

Biology seminar: Dr. Johann Peter Gogarten, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Connecticut, speaks on horizontal gene transfer in bacteria and what this means for evolutionary relationships. Students will also have a chance to learn about grad school opportunities at UConn. Sponsored by the biology department. FMI: 207-786-6490.
Carnegie Science Hall, Room 204


Bates College Museum of Art

Museum hours: 10am–5pm Tuesday–Saturday. FMI: 207-786-6158 or this museum@bates.edu

Through Dec. 18
Les Femmes du Maroc: An Exhibition by Lalla Essaydi: The images in Essaydi’s most recent large-format photographs present Moroccan women in staged narratives. These women inhabit a place that is literally and entirely circumscribed by text, written by the artist on their bodies, apparel and surroundings. The images, based on 19th-century Orientalist paintings, critique contemporary social structures, but also confront historical attitudes that have helped construct representations of Arab women. Made possible by the Lois and Richard England Family Foundation and the Davis Family Foundation.

Metamorphoses: A Collaboration with Ovid by Wally Reinhardt: Reinhardt has focused his work solely on interpreting Ovid’s Metamorphoses since the 1980s. His gouaches vividly bring to life many of the favorite characters of classical mythology. Reinhardt’s exhibition is offered in co-sponsorship with the programs in classical and medieval studies and in interdisciplinary studies, and by the Division of Humanities.



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