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Events Schedule: May 2012, revised

Rivera Sun Cook portrays 30 different characters in the "Lala Trilogy," cosponsored by L/A Arts and Bates.

Rivera Sun Cook portrays 30 different characters in the "Lala Trilogy," presented by L/A Arts and the Olin Arts Center on May 5, 13 and 19.

Hello again from Bates! Here’s a revised schedule of public events at the college during May 2012.

It includes revised information about the May 24 concert of Indonesian music along with several new events, including Sangai Asia’s May 6 fireworks and the Pride Week series of happenings.

Except as noted, these events are open to the public at no charge. (Where two admission fees are shown, the first is the cost for the general public and the second, the cost for students and seniors.)

Want updated events information? Visit the daily Events page. Questions or comments? Contact events editor Doug Hubley at calendar@bates.edu.

Thanks for your interest in Bates!


The Portland country duet Day for Night.

The Portland country duet Day for Night.

4 Fri

4pm Drag Werkshop led by singer-songwriter DavEnd; opens Pride Week 2012 at Bates. Sponsored by OUTfront. FMI jbrady@bates.edu.
Pettengill G21

5pm BatesDowntown: Deep in the heart of Lewiston, the Olin Arts Center presents classic country harmonies by the acoustic duo Day for Night. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
22 Park St. (former Maple Room)

7:30pm Voice students of Jennifer Woodruff. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


5 Sat

7pm Lewistunning Dragapalooza: Pride Week 2012 continues with this drag show featuring student and professional performers including singer-songwriter DavEnd. Sponsored by OUTfront. FMI jbrady@bates.edu.
Schaeffer Theatre

7:30pm Lala Trilogy: A Star Called Love: The Freedom Stories of Lala. Dancer-actor Rivera Sun Cook performs the first of three installments in her 30-character dramatic tour de force about a young black woman growing up in the 1890s. Continues May 13 and 19. Presented by L/A Arts and the Olin Arts Center. Admission: $10 per show, $25 for all three installments. FMI 207-782-7228 or laarts.org/.
Olin Concert Hall


6 Sun

11am Holy Communion. Music: John Corrie. FMI 207-786-8272.
Chapel

Noon Baseball vs. Williams (doubleheader).
Leahey Field

1pm Bobcats on the Front Lines: The World of Professional LGBT Activism. Pride Week 2012 continues with this panel discussion featuring Susanne Salkind ’90, managing director for the Washington, D.C.-based Human Rights Campaign, the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for LGBT Americans; Ali Vander Zanden ’06, political director for EqualityMaine; Stephen Engel, assistant professor of politics at Bates; and moderator Heather Lindkvist, special assistant to the president of Bates for diversity and inclusion. Sponsored by OUTfront. FMI jbrady@bates.edu.
New Commons 221-222

4pm Quaker worship sponsored by the Multifaith Chaplaincy. FMI 207-786-8272.
Muskie Archives

5:30pm Protestant worship with gospel singing led by Stephen Saxon. FMI 207-786-8272.
Chapel

7:30pm Buddhist meditation (see May 3).
Chapel

7:30pm Sangai Asia presents food, Flu Fighters and fireworks. This end-of-semester celebration includes appetizers from Auburn’s Wei-Li (first-come, first-served), music by the Bates student band the Flu Fighters and a 9pm fireworks display over Lake Andrews. Rain date: May 18. FMI jrice2@bates.edu.
Keigwin Amphitheater


7 Mon

7:30pm Rationalizing Oppression: Misusing Science for Political Purposes: This talk by William Tucker ’70, professor of psychology at Rutgers, explores how the social sciences in general and psychological measurement in particular have sometimes been used to support oppressive social policies. FMI jreese@bates.edu
Chase Lounge


8 Tue

5pm Does HIV Look Like Me? This Pride Week 2012 event presents Todd Murray, president and founder of Hope’s Voice, an advocacy organization for people with HIV and AIDS. Murray addresses the stigma of HIV, shares his story of being diagnosed and answers questions. Sponsored by OUTfront. FMI jbrady@bates.edu.
Mays Center


9 Wed

6pm 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


10 Thu

7:30pm Training Rules, a 2009 documentary film that uses the case of former Pennsylvania State University women’s basketball coach Rene Portland to examine homophobia in women’s sports. A panel discussion follows the hour-long film in this Pride Week event. Sponsored by OUTfront. FMI jbrady@bates.edu.
Pettengill G52

7:30 Buddhist meditation (see May 6).
Chapel


Frank Glazer. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.

Frank Glazer. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.

11 Fri

7:30pm Frank Glazer, pianist. The Bates artist in residence performs Haydn’s Sonata in E Minor, Hob. XVI/34, along with sonatas by Beethoven, Schubert, Hovhaness, Smetena and Busoni. Free, but tickets required. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall

8pm Contradance: A “techno contra” (“like a barn dance with strobe lights”) featuring music by Firefly and calling by Will Mentor. No experience needed; all dances taught (beginners session at 7:30). Admission: $7/$5. FMI freewillfolk@gmail.com.
Chase Lounge


Eric Taylor Vince Bell

12 Sat

7:30pm Vince Bell and Eric Taylor: A can’t-miss evening with two stars of the Texas songwriting scene. Admission is $20, available at batestickets.com. FMI 207-786-6163.
Olin Concert Hall

 


13 Sun

11am Holy Communion (see May 6).
Chapel

2pm Lala Trilogy: Part II:The Education of Lala Girl (see May 4).
Olin Concert Hall

5:30pm Protestant worship (see May 6).
Chapel

7:30pm Buddhist meditation (see May 6).
Chapel


15 Tue

5pm Peter Beinart, whose book The Crisis of Zionism predicts a breach between young U.S. Jews and Israel if that country maintains its current policies toward the Palestinians, offers a talk  sponsored by the Bates chapter of J Street U. FMI afriedma@bates.edu.
Muskie Archives


16 Wed

6pm Life drawing (see May 9).
Olin 259


17 Thu

7:30pm Buddhist meditation (see May 6).
Chapel

7:30pm Home, Among Other Transitional Places: An adaptation of the piece by Marc Bamuthi Joseph. Directed by Senior Lecturer in Theater Katalin Vecsey, choreographed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Rachel Boggia and performed by students in the Short Term theater production workshop. FMI 207-786-6161.
Gannett Theater


18 Fri

7:30pm Home, Among Other Transitional Places (see May 17).
Gannett Theater


19 Sat

7:30pm Home, Among Other Transitional Places (see May 17).
Gannett Theater

7:30pm Lala Trilogy, Part III:The Emancipation of Lala (see May 4).
Olin Concert Hall


Pianist Chiharu Naruse and soprano Jennifer Woodruff perform at Bates on May 20.

Pianist Chiharu Naruse and soprano Jennifer Woodruff perform at Bates on May 20.

20 Sun

11am Holy Communion (see May 6).
Chapel

2pm Home, Among Other Transitional Places (see May 17).
Gannett Theater

3pm Soprano and piano: A concert by singer Jennifer Woodruff and pianist Chiharu Naruse, both of the Bates faculty. Free admission, but tickets required. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu
Olin Concert Hall

5:30pm Protestant worship (see May 6).
Chapel

7:30pm Buddhist meditation (see May 6).
Chapel


23 Wed

5pm Dance Club Short Term Show: Featuring works by student choreographers and student dance groups. FMI 207-786-6161.
Schaeffer Theatre

6pm Life drawing (see May 9).
Olin 259


24 Thu

4:30pm Musical Art of Indonesia. Students in the Short Term course “Performing Musical Art of Indonesia” offer their semester’s work. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall

7:30pm Buddhist meditation (see May 6).
Chapel


27 Sun

10am Commencement: Molecular biologist Bonnie Bassler, actor Robert De Niro and PBS “Newshour” senior correspondent Gwen Ifill speak and receive honorary degrees as Bates holds its 146th annual graduation exercises.
Historic Quad


"Khin Ohnmar Min" (2012), mixed media, by Sophy Min '12.

"Khin Ohnmar Min" (2012), mixed media, by Sophy Min '12.

Museum of Art

Celebrating 25 years in 2011–12!

10am–5pm Tue-Sat

FMI 207-786-6158 or
museum@bates.edu

April 6–May 26

Annual Senior Exhibition: Culminating their yearlong thesis project, 14 studio art majors present work in a variety of media.



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