Events Schedule: May 2011

Rachel Boggia performs

Hello from Bates! Here’s a preview of public events at the college in May 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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1 Sun

5:30pm Spiritual gathering: Protestant worship service with gospel music. FMI 207-786-8272.

3 Tue

12:30pm Noonday Concert: Lecturer in music Jennifer Woodruff, soprano. FMI 207-786-6135 or
Olin Concert Hall

4:15pm Lecture: Selling Objects of Science: Radium as a Commodity in the Early 20th Century by Maria Rentetzi, professor at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. Sponsored by the women and gender studies program. FMI
Pettengill G52

Morristown: In the Air and Sun

4 Wed

4pm Baseball vs. Southern Maine.
Leahey Field

4:15pm Lecture: On Bigness: Wealth, Power and Body Size in African Political Cartoons by Tejumola Olaniyan, University of Wisconsin–Madison. The Considering Africa seminar is sponsored by the anthropology department. FMI 207-753
Pettengill G52

5:30pm Public Scholars Symposium: Fran Ansley, law professor emerita at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, presents the documentary film about globalization Morristown: In the Air and Sun. Sponsored by the Harward Center for Community Partnerships. FMI 207-786-6202.
IBEW 567 Hall, 238 Goddard Road, Lewiston

6pm Figure drawing sponsored by the Bates College Museum of Art. Easels provided, bring drawing board and supplies. $7. FMI 207-786-6158.
Olin 259

6 Fri

7:30pm Concert: Pianist Frank Glazer, artist in residence, performs Bach, Beethoven and Liszt. Free; tickets required. FMI 207-786-6135 or
Olin Concert Hall

7 Sat

1pm Baseball: Alumni game.
Leahey Field

7pm Performance: Lewistunning Dragapalooza. The third annual drag performance to benefit Outright L/A features drag artists Miss Eon, Goldie Peacock, Kings of the Hill and others, including Bates student performers. Sponsored by OUTfront. $10/$5. FMI 207-795-8956 or
Schaeffer Theatre

8 Sun

5pm Baseball vs. Amherst.
Hadlock Field, 271 Park Ave., Portland

5:30pm Spiritual gathering: Protestant worship (see May 1).

10 Tue

12:30pm Noonday Concert: Ken Labrecque Quartet, jazz. FMI 207-786-6135 or
Olin Concert Hall

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

4:15pm Lecture: Learning from Catastrophes: Overcoming Myopia Through Private-Public Partnerships by Howard Kunreuther ’59. A professor of decision sciences and public policy at the Wharton School and an expert in risk analysis, Kunreuther will discuss what the public and private sectors can do to reduce future damage and pay for losses following extreme events. Sponsored by the economics department and Bates Career Development Center. FMI
Pettengill G52

Lupe Fiasco

11 Wed

3pm Baseball vs. St. Joseph’s.
Leahey Field

6pm Figure drawing sponsored by the Museum of Art (see May 4).
Olin 259

9pm Concert: The acclaimed rapper Lupe Fiasco, touring behind his long-awaited new CD Lasers, performs in a Chase Hall Committee event. Tickets are $40 plus $2 transaction fee, available at (four-ticket max per buyer). Doors open at 8pm. FMI 207-795-7496.
Gray Athletic Building

13 Fri

8pm Contradance: New England country dancing. All dances taught and called. Beginners’ workshop, 7:30pm. $6. Sponsored by the Freewill Folk Society.
Chase Hall Lounge

Jon Anderson

14 Sat

7:30pm Concert: Violist Robert Dan of Michigan State University and pianist Chiharu Naruse of the Bates faculty play Beethoven, Schubert, Franck and more. Free, but tickets required. FMI 207-786-6135 or
Olin Concert Hall

15 Sun

5:30pm Spiritual gathering: Protestant worship (see May 1).

7:30pm Concert: An acoustic evening with Jon Anderson, the voice of the seminal progressive rock band Yes. $37.50, available at FMI 207-786-6163 or
Olin Concert Hall

16 Mon

7pm Dance performance: In the Very Eye of the Night. Rachel Boggia, acting director of the college dance program, performs and discusses a structured improvisational piece with interactive video, directed and programmed by Marlon Barrios Solano. The event concludes the yearlong College Lecture Committee series Race in a Post-Human World. FMI
Merrill Gymnasium, Plavin Dance Studio

17 Tue

12:30pm Noonday Concert: Artist-in-residence Frank Glazer, pianist. FMI 207-786-6135 or
Olin Concert Hall

18 Wed

6pm Figure drawing sponsored by the Bates College Museum of Art (see May 4).
Olin 259

7:30pm Concert: Jessica Cooper ’13, violist, and Bo Ra Kim ’14, violinist, play Bach, Bruch, Mozart and Sarasate. FMI 207-786-6135 or
Olin Concert Hall

David Wax Museum

21 Sat

7:30pm Concert: The David Wax Museum, Americana, and Dawn Landes and the Hounds, country-flavored rock. $18/$10 adv., $20/$12 day of show, available at (Active-duty military and veterans, please contact 786-6163 or for a special thank-you offer.)
Olin Concert Hall

22 Sun

5:30pm Spiritual gathering: Protestant worship (see May 1).

24 Tue

12:30pm Noonday Concert: Performer TBA. FMI 207-786-6135 or
Olin Concert Hall

25 Wed

5pm Dance performance: Short Term Dance Variety Show. The student-produced event reflects the cultural diversity of Bates dance, with genres ranging from Bollywood to modern. Free; no reservations. FMI 207-786-6161.
Schaeffer Theatre

29 Sun

10am Commencement: Bates College’s 145th annual graduation exercises, with pianist and Bates artist-in-residence Frank Glazer; science historian Evelynn M. Hammonds, dean of Harvard College; and inventor Robert S. Langer, David H. Koch Institute Professor at MIT as the honorary degree recipients.
Historic Quad


Bates College Museum of Art

Hours: 10am–5pm Tuesday–Saturday

April 8–May 28

Annual Senior Exhibition: Culminating their yearlong thesis project, 15 studio art majors present work in a variety of media.

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