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Events Schedule: May 2011, revised

Hello from Bates! This revised listing of public events at the college during the remaining days of May 2011 reflects cancellations, event updates and events added since the April 25 edition. 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.)

For a printable version: If you’re viewing this in the e-mail update, please click here to go to the Events Schedule website. At the website, go to the bottom of the page and click “print” (as in “print this page”) for the printable format.

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.


10 Tue

12:30pm Noonday Concert: Ken Labrecque Quartet, jazz. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
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, risk analysis expert Kunreuther discusses how the public and private sectors can reduce future damage from, and costs of, losses following extreme events. Sponsored by the economics department and the Bates Career Development Center. FMI dbegin@bates.edu.
Pettengill G52


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 www.batestickets.com (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


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 olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall

15 Sun

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

7:30pm Concert: An acoustic evening with Jon Anderson, the voice of the seminal progressive rock band Yes. $37.50, available at www.batestickets.com. FMI 207-786-6163 or olinarts@bates.edu.
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 dbegin@bates.edu.
Merrill Gymnasium, Plavin Dance Studio


17 Tue

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


19 Thurs

2pm Workshop: In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about sustainable energy, pedal-powered electric generators  and how the makers of the documentary Ciclovida (see next item) power each film screening with their bicycles. Sponsored by the Bates Environmental Coalition, and co-sponsored by the environmental studies program, the physics, Spanish and rhetoric faculties, Lewiston Public Library, Lots to Gardens, Spoke Folks and the Harward Center for Community Partnerships.
Muskie Archives

7pm Film: Ciclovida. Inácio do Nascimento and Ivánia Cavalcante were part of a group of landless Brazilian farmers who bicycled the length of South America to collect natural seeds and stories of how industrial agriculture is displacing small farmers. They and filmmaker Matt Feinstein share their award-winning documentary about the journey, and discuss important agricultural issues in Brazil and Maine. Sponsored by the Bates Environmental Coalition, and co-sponsored by the environmental studies program, the physics, Spanish and rhetoric faculties, Lewiston Public Library, Lots to Gardens, Spoke Folks and the Harward Center for Community Partnerships.
Muskie Archives


22 Sun

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 www.batestickets.com. (Active-duty military and veterans, please contact 786-6163 or olinarts@bates.edu for a special thank-you offer.)
Olin Concert Hall


22 Sun

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


24 Tue

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