Cultural cornucopia continues with folk festival, Beethoven quartets, much more
Following a Thursday that saw a concert by an acclaimed singer, a novelist’s reading and a look at the state of Hip Hop Nation, a big weekend of can’t-miss culture at Bates continues on Friday, Feb. 11:
- the Auryn Quartet returns to complete, in concerts Friday, Saturday and Sunday, its review of the complete Beethoven string quartets;
- Native American artisans and scholars visit Bates for a seminar exploring Wabanaki material culture;
- the Robinson Players begin a three-night run of Eve Ensler’s popular play The Vagina Monologues;
- and the Freewill Folk Society offers its first community folk festival, featuring performances by Celtic fusion band the Bridgebuilders and Lewiston fiddle star Erica Brown and the Bluegrass Connection. The usual second-Friday contradance follows.
On Saturday, in addition to the Auryn and Rob Players events, Bates dancers join a program of dance performances from across the region in the sixth annual FAB concert in partnership with the Franco-American Heritage Center.
This cultural extravaganza winds up Monday evening with the second lecture in the Race in a Post-human World series, as Northwestern University professor Alexander Weheliye offers the talk Ring Ring Ring: Popular Music and Mobile Technologies.