Events Schedule: February 2011

Hello from Bates! Here is a preview of public events at the college in February 2011. 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 calendar@bates.edu.


Tuesday, Feb. 1

12:30pm Noonday Concert: Performer TBA. FMI: 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall


Wednesday, Feb. 2

6pm 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


Friday, Feb. 4

5:30pm Celebration: The Harward Center for Community Partnerships, the Bates office that weaves together campus and community to enrich both education and public life, hosts its seventh annual Community Celebration. Performers from Bates and the wider community offer music and other entertainments. FMI: 207-786-6202.
Lewiston Public Library, Marsden Hartley Cultural Center, 200 Lisbon St.

7 & 9:30pm Film: Due Date (2010, 95 min.). Sponsored by the Filmboard. Admission: $1.
Olin Arts Center, Room 104


Saturday, Feb. 5

2 & 7pm Film: Due Date (see Feb. 4).
Olin Arts Center, Room 104


Sunday, Feb. 6

2 & 4:30pm Film: Due Date (see Feb. 4).
Olin Arts Center, Room 104

3pm Concert: Sundays with Schubert. Pianist Frank Glazer, artist in residence and one of Maine’s best-known pianists, spotlights the music of Franz Schubert in the series’ final program. Free but tickets required. FMI: 207-7866135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

5:30pm Spiritual gathering: Protestant worship service with emphasis on the gospel choir. The Rev. Bill Blaine-Wallace, multifaith chaplain, leads the service with faculty, staff and students participating. FMI: 207-786-8272.
Bates College Chapel


Tuesday, Feb. 8

12:30pm Noonday Concert: Nathan Kolosko, classical guitarist. FMI: 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

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

4:15pm Biology seminar: Dead Clams Talking: Bivalves as Proxies of Local and Large-scale Climate Variation in the Arctic by biology professor Will Ambrose. FMI: 207-786-6490.
Carnegie Science Hall, Room 204


Wednesday, Feb. 9

6–9pm Figure drawing sponsored by the Bates College Museum of Art (see Feb. 2).
Olin Arts Center, Room 259


Thursday, Feb. 10

7:30pm Concert: Gretchen Parlato. Never predictable but always striking an ideal balance between precision and freedom, Parlato takes jazz singing into new realms. Pianist Herbie Hancock says that Parlato has a “deep, almost magical connection to the music.” Admission: $12/$6. Learn more.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

7:30pm Fiction reading: Emily Barton, author of Brookland and The Testament of Yves Gundron — each a New York Times “Notable Book of the Year” — reads from her work in this Language Arts Live presentation, sponsored by the English department, the programs in African American studies and American cultural studies, the Learning Associates Program, the Humanities Fund and the John Tagliabue Fund. FMI: 207-786-6256 or 207-786-6326. Learn more.
Chase Hall, Skelton Lounge

7:30pm Lecture: Marc Lamont Hill, associate professor of English education at Columbia University’s Teachers College and one of the leading intellectuals of the hip hop generation, addresses a topic TBA. Sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Education.  FMI: 207-786-8376. Learn more.
Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (G52)


Friday, Feb. 11

4:15pm Panel presentation: Teaching and Learning With Wabanaki Material Culture. As part of a continuing effort to raise awareness of Native American cultures at Bates, Wabanaki basketmakers and artists discuss the material culture of the Wabanaki nations and the roles that material culture can play in intercultural education. (Also see 7pm item below.) Made possible by a CBB-Mellon Collaborative Faculty Enhancement Grant.
Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (G52)

4:30pm Festival: The Freewill Folk Society, a student organization, sponsors the Bates Community Folk Festival. Music and dance performances feature student and local groups and include the Bridgebuilders, a Celtic-folk-fusion band that last came up from Boston in 2007. The regular second-Friday contradance follows at 8pm (see below). FMI: kwebber@bates.edu.
Chase Hall Lounge

7pm Lecture: A Basket is a Song Made Visible by Clara Sue Kidwell, Native American scholar and director of the American Indian Center at the University of North Carolina. The keynote address in the day’s examination of Wabanaki material culture (see 4:15pm item above), Kidwell’s talk addresses Native American knowledge systems and scientific thought and practice. Made possible by a CBB-Mellon Collaborative Faculty Enhancement Grant.
Edmund S. Muskie Archives

7 & 9:30pm Film: Waiting for Superman (2010, 111 min.). Sponsored by the Filmboard. Admission: $1.
Olin Arts Center, Room 104

7:30pm Concert: Germany’s Auryn Quartet returns to complete its three-year survey of the complete Beethoven string quartets. “There is no shortage of great and famous Beethoven cycles,” a reviewer for Gramophone said of the Auryn’s recordings, “but there are no performances such as these.” In the first of three weekend concerts, the ensemble performs Op.  74, E-flat major (“Harp”), Op.  18, No.  2, G major; and Op.  131, C-sharp minor. Admission: $10/$4 at www.batestickets.com. Learn more.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

7:30pm Theater: The Vagina Monologues. Marketa Ort ’13 directs the Robinson Players’ annual production of Eve Ensler’s renowned play. Admission: $3, with all proceeds going to the Abused Women’s Advocacy Project. FMI: srooth@bates.edu.
Gannett  Theater

8pm Contradance: Traditional New England folk dancing to the bands Playgroup and Perpetual e-Motion, with caller Chrissy Fowler. Suggested donation: $5. Sponsored by the Freewill Folk Society.
Chase Hall Lounge


Saturday, Feb. 12

11:30am Open rehearsal: The Auryn Quartet, here to complete its Beethoven string quartet cycle (see Feb. 11), offers an open rehearsal and question-and-answer session, followed by a reception. Free, but seating is limited and reservations required. FMI: 207-786-6163 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

Noon Men’s squash vs. Colby.
Bates Squash Center, 156 Plourde Parkway

2 & 7pm Film: Waiting for Superman (see Feb. 11).
Olin Arts Center, Room 104

7:30pm Concert: The Auryn Quartet plays Beethoven (see Feb. 11). Program: Op. 18, No. 6, in B major; Op. 130, No. 13, B-flat major; and Op. 133, B-flat major (“Grosse Fuge”).
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

7:30pm Theater: The Vagina Monologues (see Feb. 11).
Gannett Theater


Sunday, Feb. 13

2 & 4:30pm Film: Waiting for Superman (see Feb. 11).
Olin Arts Center, Room 104

3pm Concert: The Auryn Quartet plays Beethoven (see Feb. 11). Program: Op. 18, No. 4, C minor; Op. 135, F major; and Op. 59, No. 2, E minor (“Razumowsky”).
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

5:30pm Spiritual gathering: Protestant worship service (see Feb. 6).
Bates College Chapel

7:30pm Theater: The Vagina Monologues (see Feb. 11).
Gannett Theater


Monday, Feb. 14

7pm Lecture: Ring, Ring, Ring: Popular Music and Mobile Technologies by Alexander Weheliye, associate professor of English African American studies at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University. Sponsored by the College Lectures Committee as part of the series Race in a Posthuman World. Note: Originally scheduled for 7:15, the start time of this event has been moved back to 7pm.
Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (G52)


Tuesday, Feb. 15

12:30pm Noonday Concert: The Hancock St. Quartet, a string quartet active Down East. FMI: 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall


Wednesday, Feb. 16

6–9pm Figure drawing sponsored by the Museum of Art (see Feb. 2).
Olin Arts Center, Room 259


Thursday, Feb. 17

6pm Artist talk: Video artist Rachel Perry Welty, whose “Karaoke Wrong Number” is in continuous screenings as part of the Museum of Art’s Dialogue, a video series (described below), discusses her work. The piece depicts the artist lip-synching to wrong-number messages left on her answering machine. FMI: 207-786-6158 or museum@bates.edu.
Bates College Museum of Art


Monday-Friday, Feb. 21–25

Winter Recess: Administrative offices remain open.


Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 26-27

9am both days Alpine skiing hosts NCAA East Regional Championship.
Sunday River, Newry

9am both days Nordic skiing hosts NCAA East Regional Championship.
Black Mountain, Rumford

Sunday, Feb. 27

5:30pm Spiritual gathering: Protestant worship service (see Feb. 6).
Bates College Chapel


Exhibition

Through Feb. 3 More Than a Rap Sheet [real stories of incarcerated women]: Photos of and poetry by women in Maine prisons in an exhibition organized by Jennifer Stasio ’07, who works for Family Crisis Services in Portland as an advocate for incarcerated women.
Chase Hall Gallery


Bates College Museum of Art

Museum hours: 10am–5pm Tuesday–Saturday

Jan. 14–March 25 Bound to Art: Illustrated Books from the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library: This exhibition celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library taps the archives’ collection of rare books, exploring the dimensions through which the fine-book form can delight our eyes and inspire our minds.

Selections From the Collection of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art: Devoted exclusively to American art, the OMAA has a superb assortment of works by Maine-related artists and is recognized for its holdings in modern and contemporary art. The collection represents artists such as Romare Bearden, Charles Burchfield, Marsden Hartley, John Marin and Louise Nevelson.

Dialogue, a video series: Reflecting Bates’ fundamental dedication to an open exchange of ideas and artistic expression, artists in this series explore communication in videos that are profound, humorous and provocative. New York artist Christian Marclay’s Telephones (1995, 7:30 min.),  runs through Feb. 5. Following is Boston artist Rachel Perry Welty’s Karaoke Wrong Number (2004; Feb. 8-March 3). Videos run continuously in the Synergy Space, on the Museum of Art’s lower level.

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