Events schedule: February 2012, revised

Modeling Nigerian dresses for the Inside Africa Fashion Show on Feb. 10 are first-year students (from left) Folarera Fasawe, Michelle Pham and fashion show host Nicole Kanu.

Happy Leap Year from Bates!  Featuring new and updated information, here’s a revised listing of public events at the college from Feb. 8-29, 2012.

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 updated events information, visit Upcoming Events. Questions or comments? Contact events editor Doug Hubley at calendar@bates.edu.

8 Wed

6 p.m.

Life drawing sponsored by the Museum of Art. Dry-media easels and drawing benches provided, bring drawing board and supplies. $7. FMI 207-786-6158.
Olin 259

7:30 p.m.

Touré, the music journalist, fiction writer and cultural critic, discusses race and identity in the U.S. in a presentation by the Office of Intercultural Education. A book signing follows. FMI 207-786-8303 or eburke@bates.edu.
Mays Center


9 Thu

4:30 p.m.

Robert Glasper, a jazz pianist who performs at Bates this evening, holds a question-and-answer session on the creative process, collaboration and related issues. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall

7:30 p.m.

Language Arts Live Poetry Reading: Dawn Potter and Meg Kearney. Potter is the author of a prize-winning memoir and three collections of poetry, most recently How the Crimes Happened. Kearney’s second poetry collection, Home by Now, won the 2010 L.L. Winship / PEN New England Award. FMI 207-786-6256, 207-784-0416 or rfarnswo@bates.edu.
Muskie Archives

Jazz and hip-hop pianist Robert Glasper.

7:30 p.m.

Robert Glasper Trio: Hailed by listeners and critics, pianist Glasper has also garnered the respect of the toughest audience of all: his peers in the jazz world. Presented by Jazz@The Olin Arts Center. $12 / $6 adv. and $15 / $10 day of show, available at batestickets.com. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


10 Fri

4:15 p.m.

Community Folk Festival: The two-day event begins with music by Ari & Mia, Plume Giant and Sawyer Lawson. Contradances at 7 and 10:30 p.m. are powered by Perpetual e-Motion and Chase the Fiddlers. FMI freewillfolk@gmail.com.
Chase Hall

7 & 9:30 p.m.

Sarah’s Key (2010; 111 min.). Presented by the Filmboard. $1.
Olin 104

7:30 p.m.

The Laramie Project: Drawn from hundreds of interviews, Moisés Kaufman’s play presents local reactions to the notorious 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming student, in Laramie, Wyo. Produced by the Robinson Players, with proceeds going to the local advocacy organization Outright L/A. $5. FMI 207-786-6161.
Gannett Theater

8 p.m.

Inside Africa Fashion Show: Sponsored by the Africana Club, the first annual event focuses on traditional and contemporary fashions from Africa, and includes music and dance. FMI nkanu@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


The Press Gang is a Celtic-music trio based in Portland, Maine.

11 Sat

11 a.m.

Community Folk Festival continues with workshops, music by the Press Gang and a 2 p.m. contradance featuring Sassafras Stomp. FMI freewillfolk@gmail.com.
Chase Hall

1 p.m.

Swimming and diving: The Maine Event.
Tarbell Pool

2 & 7 p.m.

Sarah’s Key (see Feb. 10).
Olin 104

7:30 p.m.

Bach concertos for one, two, three and four harpsichords and chamber orchestra led by Lecturer in Music John Corrie and Portland municipal organist Ray Cornils. Free, but tickets required. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall

7:30 p.m.

The Laramie Project (see Feb. 10).
Gannett Theater


12 Sun

11 a.m.

Holy Communion with music directed by John Corrie. FMI 207-786-8272.
Chapel

Cast members in the Robinson Players' production of "The Laramie Project": Alanna Hoffman '15 as the Narrator; Nick Auer '15 as Jon Peacock, Matthew Shepard's academic advisor; Jonathan Schwolsky '15 as Tectonic Theater Project member Andy Paris.

2 p.m.

The Laramie Project: A panel discussion follows the final performance of the Robinson Players production (see Feb. 10).
Gannett Theater

2 & 4:30 p.m.

Sarah’s Key (see Feb. 10).
Olin 104

3 p.m.

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

5:30 p.m.

Protestant worship with gospel singing led by Stephen Saxon. FMI 207-786-8272.
Chapel

7:30 p.m.

Buddhist meditation led by Aung Myint ’14. FMI 207-786-8272.
Chapel


13 Mon

4:30 p.m.

Judith Hallett, professor of classics at the University of Maryland, College Park, offers the lecture Lectrix and Scriptrix: Roman Women Reading, Writing and Performing Poetry. Sponsored by the Program in Classical and Medieval Studies. FMI 207-786-8296.
Pettengill G52


14 Tue, Valentine’s Day

12:30 p.m.

Noonday Concert: Performer TBA. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall

7 p.m.

Men’s basketball vs. St. Joseph’s (Maine).
Alumni Gym


Photographer Dawoud Bey is the first Office of Intercultural Education visiting artist and scholar at Bates.

15 Wed

5:30 p.m.

Dawoud Bey: The internationally recognized photographer, Bates’ first Office of Intercultural Education Visiting Artist and Scholar, discusses his photographic projects and how they build community. FMI 207-786-8303 or eburke@bates.edu.
Mays Center

6 p.m.

Life drawing (see Feb. 8).
Olin 259

Feb 20-24 Mon-Fri

Winter Recess: Administrative offices remain open.


26 Sun

5:30 p.m.

Protestant worship (see Feb. 12).
Chapel

7:30 p.m.

Buddhist meditation (see Feb. 12).
Chapel

7:30 p.m.

Senior thesis concert by pianist Sarah Vigne. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


27 Mon

7:30 p.m.

Dünya: The Boston-based collective dedicated to presenting Turkish culture presents its Iki Cihan Arasında / Between Two Worlds program, combining folk, classical, religious and popular music of the Ottoman / Turkish tradition, interwoven with classical Ottoman music and new polyphonic makam compositions. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Chapel


28 Tues

12:30 p.m.

Noonday Concert: Performer TBA. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


Michal Gondko and Corina Marti of La Morra.

29 Wed

1 p.m.

Rollin’ to Olin: The public is invited to hear the Swiss ensemble La Morra (see 7:30 p.m., below) in a concert that’s part of an arts program for local grade-schoolers. FMI 207-786-6158.
Olin Concert Hall

5 p.m.

Men’s lacrosse vs. Keene State.
Garcelon Field

6 p.m.

Life drawing (see Feb. 8).
Olin 259

7:30 p.m.

La Morra: Known for evocative, well-researched programming and delightful performances, this Swiss group performs late medieval and early Renaissance music. $6, available at batestickets.com. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


"XiX Le Christ livre aux critiques" by James Ensor.

Museum of Art

Celebrating 25 years in 2011–12!

Hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon-Sat (until 7 p.m. on Wednesdays)

FMI 207-786-6158

Through March 18

James Ensor: Scènes de la vie du Christ, and other work: An exhibition of 32 lithographs by Belgian artist Ensor, inspired by late-medieval combinations of the religious and carnival.

Xiaoze Xie: Amplified Moments (1993-2008): A major survey of work by an important Chinese American artist known for his large-scale paintings of stacks of newspapers, decaying books and media images of current events.

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