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Events Schedule: December 2010

Hello from Bates! Here is a preview of public events at the college in December 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.


Wednesday, Dec. 1

4:15pm

Lecture: The Conscious Brain: The AIR Theory of Consciousness by Jessie Prinz, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Sponsored by the departments of philosophy and psychology, the neuroscience program, the Mellon Philosophy/Psychology Workshop and the Learning Associates Program. FMI: 207-786-8204.
Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (G52)

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

7pm

Women’s basketball vs. Maine-Farmington.
Alumni Gymnasium

7:30pm

Presentation: Chemicals in Everyday Products. Sponsored by the women and gender studies program.
Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (G52)


Thursday, Dec. 2

7:15pm

Lecture: Antisocial Media: Understanding Racism and Homophobia in a Digitally Connected World by Lisa Nakamura, director of the Asian American Studies Program at the Institute of Communication Research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Sponsored by the College Lecture Series initiative Race in a Post-Human World.
Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (G52)


Friday, Dec. 3

8pm

Concert: The Bates College Choir, directed by John Corrie, performs a selection of opera choruses ranging from the familiar to little-known masterpieces. Free; tickets required. FMI: 207-786-6135 or this olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

8pm

Global Lens: The international film series presents The Shaft (China, 2008, 98 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, Dec. 4

2 pm

Men’s basketball vs. Bowdoin.
Alumni Gymnasium

8pm

Concert: Bates College Choir (see Dec. 3).
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall


Sunday, Dec. 5

3pm

Concert: In Celebration of Robert Schumann. In honor of the composer’s bicentennial, Frank Glazer, artist in residence, performs a wide range of his best-loved piano works. Free; tickets required. FMI: 207-786-6135 or this olinarts@bates.edu.
Bates College Chapel

5:30pm

Spiritual gathering: Protestant worship service with music provided 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



Monday, Dec. 6

6pm

Global Lens Film: The Shaft (see Dec. 3).
The Ronj, 32 Frye St.

7pm

Concert: Bates College Steel Pan Orchestra, directed by Erica Butler. FMI: 207-786-6135 or this olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall


Tuesday, Dec. 7

12:30pm

Noonday Concert: Voice students of John Corrie. FMI: 207-786-6135 or this olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

7pm

Men’s basketball vs. Maine-Farmington.
Alumni Gymnasium


Wednesday, Dec. 8

4:15pm

Concert: Voice students of Bonnie Scarpelli. FMI: 207-786-6135 or this olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

5:30pm

Men’s basketball vs. Maine-Fort Kent.
Alumni Gymnasium

6-9pm

Figure drawing (see Dec. 1).
Olin Arts Center, Room 259

7pm

Concert: The Bates College Jazz Band, led by Thomas Snow, performs bossa nova, funk and classic swing. Free; tickets required. FMI: 207-786-6135 or this olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

7:30pm

Performance: Students in Katalin Vecsey’s voice and speech course perform their final project. Free; no reservations. FMI: 207-786-6161.
Gannett Theater


Thursday, Dec. 9

7pm

Men’s basketball vs. Husson.
Alumni Gymnasium

7:30pm

Concert: The Bates College Gamelan, directed by Gina Fatone, assistant professor of music. FMI: 207-786-6135 or this olinarts@bates.edu.
Chase Hall Lounge

7:30pm

Theater: Plays directed by students in Paul Kuritz’s directing course and sourced from the Fusion Theater Company of Albuquerque, N.M., founded by Dennis Gromelski ’88. Free; no reservations. FMI: 207-786-6161.
Schaeffer Theatre


Friday, Dec. 10

7:30pm

Performance: Listening in, Looking out is a collaborative sound-image creation by Bates composer and conductor Hiroya Miura, three Bates students, intermedia artist Peter Bussigel, percussionist Masaki Endo (who takes part in this performance) and schoolchildren from Japan and Lewiston. FMI: 207-786-6135 or this olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

8pm

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

8pm

Global Lens: The international film series presents Shirley Adams (South Africa, 2008, 92 min.). Admission: $5. FMI: 207-786-6135 or this olinarts@bates.edu.
The Ronj, 32 Frye St.


Saturday, Dec. 11

Noon

Bates Pentathlon.
Merrill Gymnasium

1pm

Swimming and diving vs. Maine.
Tarbell Pool, Merrill Gymnasium

7:30pm

Concert: Junior Brown. This legendary Austin-based guitarist, songwriter, bandleader and singer combines the soul of country and the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Brown is known for inventing the “guit-steel,” combining the standard six-string and steel guitars. Admission: $15/$8, available at www.batestickets.com. FMI: 207-786-6135 or this olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall


Sunday, Dec. 12

7pm

Spiritual gathering: Angels We Have Heard On High is the annual service of lessons and carols for the Advent and Christmas seasons of the Christian faith. Student musical and dance ensembles perform. Sponsored by the Office of the Multifaith Chaplain. FMI: 207-786-8272.
Bates College Chapel


Monday, Dec. 13

6pm

Global Lens Film: Shirley Adams (see Dec. 10).
The Ronj, 32 Frye St.


Tuesday, Dec. 14

Note: There’s no Noonday Concert today.


Wednesday, Dec. 15

6–9pm

Figure drawing (see Dec. 1).
Olin Arts Center, Room 259

7:30

Concert: Nowell Sing We, performed by the St. Mary Schola. Based at the Episcopal Church of Saint Mary the Virgin in Falmouth, this professional early-music ensemble is devoted to masterworks from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras. Admission: $5. FMI: 207-786-6163 or this olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall


Monday, Dec. 20-Friday, Jan. 8, 2011

Year-end Recess: Administrative offices close at noon Thursday, Dec. 23, and reopen at 8am Monday, Jan. 3.

Bates College Museum of Art

Museum hours: 10am-5pm Tuesday-Saturday

Through Dec. 18
Les Femmes du Maroc: An Exhibition by Lalla Essaydi: The images in Essaydi’s most recent body of work present Moroccan women in staged narratives. These women inhabit a place that is literally and entirely circumscribed by text, written by the artist herself directly on their bodies, apparel and surroundings. The photographs, based on 19th-century Orientalist paintings, critique contemporary social structures, but simultaneously 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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