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Events Schedule: March 2011

Happy spring from Bates! Here’s a preview of public events at the college in March 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, March 1

12:30pm Noonday Concert: Cinder Conk, an Augusta-based accordion and bass duo that plays Balkan and Eastern European music. FMI: 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.

Olin Arts Center Concert Hall


Wednesday, March 2

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). FMI: 207-786-6158.

Olin Arts Center, Room 259


Thursday, March 3

7pm Film: My Father My Lord (2007, 74 min.). In this New York Times Critics’ Pick, a respected rabbi comes to terms with the demands of his faith and the welfare of his family. Followed by a Q&A with Israeli cinematographer Yoav Kosh, Colby College artist in residence. Sponsored in part by the George and Helen Ladd Library and Bates Hillel.

Carnegie Science Hall, Room 204

7pm Lecture: Roots Revelation: Genetic Ancestry Tracing and the YouTube Generation by Alondra Nelson, associate professor of sociology at Columbia University. Part of the College Lecture Committee series Race in a Post-human World. FMI: 207-753-1319.

Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (G52)


Friday, March 4

3:30pm Men’s tennis vs. Babson.

Wallach Tennis Center

7 & 9:30pm Film: Tangled (2010, 100 min.). Sponsored by the Filmboard. Admission: $1.

Olin Arts Center, Room 104

7:30pm Concert: Under the tantalizing billing of Wild Music for Guitar and Percussion, guitarist-composer Cristian Amigo and drummer Gustavo Aguilar perform. Free, but reservations required. FMI: 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.

Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

8pm Men’s tennis vs. Southern Maine.

Wallach Tennis Center


Saturday, March 5

Noon Women’s tennis vs. Southern Maine.

Wallach Tennis Center

1pm Men’s lacrosse vs. Lasell.

Garcelon Field

2 & 7pm Film: Tangled (see March 4).

Olin Arts Center, Room 104


Sunday, March 6

Noon Women’s tennis vs. Smith.

Wallach Tennis Center

2 & 4:30pm Film: Tangled (see March 4).

Olin Arts Center, Room 104

4pm Women’s tennis vs. Southern Maine.

Wallach Tennis Center

5:30pm Spiritual gathering: Protestant worship service emphasizing gospel music. The Rev. Bill Blaine-Wallace, Multifaith Chaplain, leads the service with faculty, staff and students participating. FMI: 207-786-8273.

Bates College Chapel


Monday, March 7

6pm Gallery talk: Kat Stefko, director of the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, curated the current exhibition Bound to Art, which uses rare books from the collection to explore the art of illustration. She leads an informal conversation about the show. FMI: 207-786-6158.

Bates College Museum of Art

7pm Lecture: Without Buddha, I Could Not Be a Christian by Paul Knitter, a leading theologian of religious pluralism. The annual Zerby Lecture in Contemporary Religious Thought is sponsored by the Multifaith Chaplain’s office. FMI: 207-786-8273.

Edmund S. Muskie Archives

7:30pm Reading: Major Jackson, author of three poetry collections, most recently Holding Company (Norton, 2010), is presented by the Language Arts Live series of literary readings. Sponsored by the English department, the programs in African American and American cultural studies, the Office of Intercultural Education, the Learning Associates Program, the Humanities Fund, the Brandow Family Fund for the Arts and the John Tagliabue Fund. FMI: 207-786-6256 or 207-786-6326.

Chase Hall Lounge


Tuesday, March 8

12:30pm Noonday Concert: Classical pianist Brian Meldrum. FMI: 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.

Olin Arts Center Concert Hall


Wednesday, March 9

4:15pm Lecture: The Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease by Jonathan Metzl, a professor of psychiatry and women’s studies at the University of Michigan. Sponsored by the women and gender studies program and the Learning Associates program.

Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (G52)

4:15pm & 7:30pm Symposium: Latin American Revolutions. The two-day event opens with afternoon and evening presentations: respectively, Haiti and the Revolutions in Spanish America by Sibylle Fischer, New York University; and Soldiers, Suffragists and Sex Radicals: Women, Gender and the Mexican Revolution by Jocelyn Olcott, Duke University. Sponsored by the history department. FMI: 207-786-8295.

Carnegie Science Hall, Room 204

6–9pm Figure drawing sponsored by the Bates College Museum of Art (see March 2).

Olin Arts Center, Room 25


Thursday, March 10

4:15pm & 7:30pm Symposium: Latin American Revolutions. The event continues with the afternoon talk The Cuban Revolution: 50 years of Bedeviling U.S. Foreign Policy by Peter Kornbluh of the National Security Archive; and concludes with The Many Revolutions of Latin America, a discussion with Kornbluh, Sibylle Fischer and Jocelyn Olcott (see March 9).

Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (G52)

7:30pm Theater: Oleanna by David Mamet. Elizabeth Castellano ’12 directs this acclaimed drama about a professor and a female student who accuses him of sexual exploitation and, by doing so, spoils his chances for tenure. Free; no reservations. For information call 207-786-6161.

Gannett Theater


Friday, March 11

7 & 9:30pm Film: Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsPart 1 (2010, 146 min.). Sponsored by the Filmboard. Admission: $1.

Olin Arts Center, Room 104

7:30pm Theater: The Learned Ladies by Molière. A rousing face-off between intellectual folly and sturdy common sense, this production directed by Dana Professor of Theater Martin Andrucki marks the 50th anniversary of Schaeffer Theatre. Tickets: $6/$3, available at www.batestickets.com. FMI: 207-786-6161.

Schaeffer Theatre

8pm Contradance: Traditional New England folk dancing. No experience needed; all dances taught and called. Beginners’ workshop, 7:30pm. Admission: $6. Sponsored by the Freewill Folk Society.

Chase Hall Lounge


Saturday, March 12

Noon Women’s lacrosse vs. Middlebury.

Garcelon Field

2pm Theater: Oleanna (see March 10).

Gannett Theater

2 & 7pm Film: Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsPart 1 (see March 11).

Olin Arts Center, Room 104

7:30pm Theater: The Learned Ladies (see March 11).

Schaeffer Theatre

8pm Concert: Cross-Currents in Bronze: New Music for Gamelan. Gina Fatone, assistant professor of music, directs the Bates College Gamelan Orchestra and guest artists from the Buffalo Philharmonic in a program featuring Lou Harrison’s Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Javanese Gamelan. Free, but tickets required, available from www.batestickets.com. FMI: 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall


Sunday, March 13

2pm Theater: The Learned Ladies (see March 11).

Schaeffer Theatre

2 & 4:30pm Film: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 1 (see March 11).

Olin Arts Center, Room 104

5:30pm Spiritual gathering: Protestant worship (see March 6).

Bates College Chapel

7:30pm Theater: Oleanna (see March 10).

Gannett Theater


Monday, March 14

4:15pm Lecture: Christopher Akerlind, an award-winning lighting and set designer who has done more than 550 productions in theater, opera and dance, discusses his career. FMI: 207-786-8294.

Pettigrew Hall, Filene Room (Room 301)

7pm Lecture: A talk on Islamic extremism presented by former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. Sponsored by the Bates College Republicans and the Young America’s Foundation. FMI: mcocciar@bates.edu.

Edmund S. Muskie Archives


Tuesday, March 15

12:30pm Noonday Concert: The Bates folk band Chase the Fiddlers. FMI: 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.

Olin Arts Center Concert Hall


Wednesday, March 16

6–9pm Figure drawing sponsored by the Bates College Museum of Art (see March 2).

Olin Arts Center, Room 259


Friday, March 18

7 & 9:30pm Film: The Fighter (2010, 114 min.). Sponsored by the Filmboard. Admission: $1.

Olin Arts Center, Room 104

7:30pm Maine College Democrats Convention: Terry McAuliffe, chair of the Democratic National Committee from 2001 into 2005, offers the keynote address at the convention, which continues through tomorrow. Sponsored by the Bates Democrats. FMI: dkempner@bates.edu.

Edmund S. Muskie Archives

7:30pm Theater: The Learned Ladies (see March 11).

Schaeffer Theatre


Saturday, March 19

8:30am Maine College Democrats Convention: Local Democratic leaders offer workshops on community engagement (see March 18).

Pettengill Hall

Noon Women’s lacrosse vs. Williams.

Garcelon Field

2 & 7pm Film: The Fighter (see March 18).

Olin Arts Center, Room 104

7:30pm Concert: The Bates College Orchestra, directed by Hiroya Miura, plays Beethoven’s “Eroica” symphony and Richard Strauss’ Serenade for 13 Wind Instruments. Free but tickets required; contact 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.

Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

7:30pm Theater: The Learned Ladies (see March 11).

Schaeffer Theatre


Sunday, March 20

2pm Theater: The Learned Ladies (see March 11).

Schaeffer Theatre

2 & 4:30pm Film: The Fighter (see March 18).

Olin Arts Center, Room 104

5:30pm Spiritual gathering: Protestant worship (see March 6).

Bates College Chapel


Tuesday, March 22

12:30pm Noonday Concert: Classical pianist Kelia Ingraham. FMI: 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.

Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

4:10pm Biology seminar: Causes and Consequences of Parasitic Virulence: Life-History Lessons From Cowbirds and Cuckoos by Mark Hauber, an animal behaviorist at Hunter College. FMI: 207-786-6490.

Carnegie Science Hall, Room 204


Wednesday, March 23

6–9pm Figure drawing sponsored by the Bates College Museum of Art (see March 2).

Olin Arts Center, Room 259


Thursday, March 24

7:30pm Reading: Aracelis Girmay. The inheritor of Eritrean, Puerto Rican and African-American traditions, Girmay received the Gardner Poetry Award for her collection Kingdom Animalia (BOA Editions, 2011). Presented by the Language Arts Live series of literary readings (see March 7).

Chase Hall, Skelton Lounge


Friday, March 25

3pm Women’s tennis vs. Babson.

Wallach Tennis Center

4:30pm Lecture: Two Problems in Mathematical Expectation is an informal talk by Paul Nahin of the University of New Hampshire. Sponsored by the Richard W. Sampson Endowment Fund (see 7:30pm item below). Refreshments precede the talk. FMI: 207-753-6993 or hallen@bates.edu.

Hathorn Hall, Room 104

7 & 9:30pm Film: True Grit (2010, 110 min.). Sponsored by the Filmboard. Admission: $1.

Olin Arts Center, Room 104

7:30pm Concert: For his senior recital, bassist-composer Nick Salcido leads an ensemble performing jazz, funk and other styles. FMI: 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.

Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

7:30pm Lecture: How Computers Can Help Answer Mathematical Questions by Paul Nahin (see 4:30pm item above). A reception follows. The annual Sampson Lecture, sponsored by the Richard W. Sampson Endowment Fund, honors the memory of the college’s professor emeritus of mathematics. FMI: 207-753-6993 or hallen@bates.edu.

Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom, G52


Saturday, March 26

Noon Softball vs. Wesleyan (doubleheader).

Lafayette Street Field

2 & 7pm Film: True Grit (see March 25).

Olin Arts Center, Room 104


Sunday, March 27

2 & 4:30pm Film: True Grit (see March 25).

Olin Arts Center, Room 104

5:30pm Spiritual gathering: Protestant worship service (see March 6).

Bates College Chapel


Tuesday, March 29

12:30pm Noonday Concert: Voice students of John Corrie. FMI: 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall


Wednesday, March 30

4pm Men’s tennis vs. Colby.

Wallach Tennis Center

4:15pm Lecture: I Was a Dancer. Jacques d’Amboise, featured dancer in the New York City Ballet, choreographer and founder of the National Dance Institute, reads from his new book. Sponsored by the Bates dance program, the humanities division and the Lewiston Public Library. FMI: 207-786-8294.

Edmund S. Muskie Archives

5pm Women’s lacrosse vs. Tufts.

Garcelon Field

6–9pm Figure drawing sponsored by the Bates College Museum of Art (see March 2). FMI: 207-786-6158.

Olin Arts Center, Room 259


Bates College Museum of Art

Hours: 10am–5pm Tuesday–Saturday

Through 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 and book illustrations 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, Edward Hopper, John Marin and Louise Nevelson.

Dialogue, a video series: Reflecting Bates’ dedication to an open exchange of ideas and artistic expression, artists in this series explore communication in videos that are profound, humorous and provocative. Through March 3: “Karaoke Wrong Number” (2004) by Boston artist Rachel Perry Welty. March 4–25: “Owner of the Voyage” (2007) by Villevoye and Dietvorst, who have made a body of work about the outside influences to which the Asmat people of Papua New Guinea have been exposed since the 1950s. Videos run continuously in the Synergy Space, on the Museum of Art’s lower level.



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