Event Schedule: Summer 2012

Keigwin + Company brings four Maine premieres to the Bates Dance Festival. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

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

Included is information about the June 16 Clean Sweep sale, events and exhibits at the Bates College Museum of Art, Bates Dance Festival performances and the Midsummer Lakeside Concert Series.

Except as noted, these events are open to the public at no charge. Where admission fees are shown, the arrangement is [general public] / [seniors] / [students].

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!


June

5 Tue

6:30pm Bishop Gene Robinson: A conversation with Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church, follows the screening of the documentary Love Free or Die, chronicling his life and work. Presented by Mainers United for Marriage and co-sponsored by the offices of Intercultural Education and the Special Assistant to the President, by the Multifaith Chaplaincy and by Equality Maine. FMI.
Benjamin Mays Center


9 Sat

3pm Exhibition opening: A reception and the lecture Drawing with Light by Weston Naef, a juror for the Bates College summer exhibition Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography, open this important show (see Museum of Art, below). FMI 207-786-6158.
Museum of Art


Bargain hunters descend on Underhill Arena for Bate's popular Clean Sweep sale.

16 Sat

8am Clean Sweep: Lewiston’s biggest “garage sale.” From electronics to sporting goods to furniture, items up for purchase are donated by departing students, faculty and staff, and the college itself. All proceeds benefit local nonprofits. FMI 207-786-6207.
Underhill Arena

July

10 Tue

7:30pm Bates Dance Festival lecture-demonstration: Rennie Harris. The hip hop master shares the history and culture of B-boying through stories and movement. FMI 207-786-6381.
Schaeffer Theatre


12 Thu

6pm Midsummer Lakeside Concert: Boghat. Based in Portland, this trio performs traditional Irish dance music with a contemporary twist. FMI 207-786-6400.
Keigwin Amphitheater


Rennie Harris Puremovement celebrates its 20th season in 2012. Photo by Brian Mengini.

13 Fri

8pm Bates Dance Festival performance: Rennie Harris Puremovement. Celebrating its 20th season, the legendary hip hop company brings recent works, favorite dancers and a fierce cast of B-girls. $24/$18/$12 at www.batestickets.com. FMI 207-786-6381.
Schaeffer Theatre

 

14 Sat

8pm  Bates Dance Festival performance: Rennie Harris Puremovement (see July 13).
Schaeffer Theatre

 


17 Tue

7:30pm Bates Dance Festival lecture-demonstration: Kyle Abraham. Abraham and dancers share insights into their acclaimed recent works The Radio Show,” “Live! The Realest MC” and Boyz in the Hood.” FMI 207-786-6381.
Schaeffer Theatre

 


Steve Muise, Andy Buckland, Rob Sylvain and Pip Walter are Boreal Tordu.

19 Thu

6pm  Midsummer Lakeside Concert: Boréal Tordu. The quartet performs diverse Francophone styles. FMI  207-786-6400.
Keigwin Amphitheater

8pm Bates Dance Festival performance: Kyle Abraham/Abraham.in.Motion. This New York rising star brings his extraordinary company and his latest work, “Live! The Realest MC,” to Bates. $24/$18/$12 at www.batestickets.com. FMI 207-786-6381.
Schaeffer Theatre

 


21 Sat

8pm Bates Dance Festival performance: Kyle Abraham/Abraham.in.Motion (see July 19).
Schaeffer Theatre

 


24 Tue

7:30pm Bates Dance Festival lecture-demonstration: Kate Weare Company shares excerpts from recent works and insights about their creative process. FMI 207-786-6381.
Schaeffer Theatre

 


Singer-songwriter Jenn Adams blends jazz, blues and folk.

26 Thu

6pm Midsummer Lakeside Concert: Jenn Adams. Songwriter Adams has toured throughout the U.S. and Europe, including stops at top festivals like Kerrville and Telluride. FMI 207-786-6400.
Keigwin Amphitheater

 

27 Fri

8pm Bates Dance Festival performance: Kate Weare Company. This stunning company returns to Bates with Weare’s new work “Garden,” an exploration of the depth of human relationships. $24/$18/$12 at www.batestickets.com. FMI 207-786-6381.
Schaeffer Theatre

 


Kate Weare Company performs "Garden." Photo by Keira Heu-Jwyn Chang.

28 Sat

8pm Bates Dance Festival performance: Kate Weare Company (see July 27).
Schaeffer Theatre

31 Tue

7:30pm Bates Dance Festival lecture-demonstration: Larry Keigwin shares stories from his career in dance, on Broadway, at New York’s Fashion Week and with his stellar troupe of dancers.
Schaeffer Theatre

 


August

1 Wed

7:30pm Bates Dance Festival performance: Musicians’ Concert. Composers and multi-instrumentalists offer original and improvised music from around the world. $14/$7 at www.batestickets.com. 207-786-6381.
Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston

 


2 Thu

6pm Midsummer Lakeside Concert: Merrymeeting Community Band. This Midcoast band is remarkably diverse in the music that it plays and the people who play it. FMI 207-786-6400.
Keigwin Amphitheater

8pm Bates Dance Festival performance: Keigwin + Company. The witty, kinetic and accessible Keigwin + Company, well-known to BDF audiences, return to Lewiston with five Maine premieres. $24/$18/$12 at www.batestickets.com. FMI 207-786-6381.
Schaeffer Theatre

 


A dancer with Keigwin + Company. Photograph by Matthew Murphy.

3 Fri

8pm Bates Dance Festival performance: Keigwin + Company (see Aug. 2).
Schaeffer Theatre

 

4 Sat

8pm Bates Dance Festival special gala performance: Keigwin + Company (see Aug. 2). $50 (gala)/$24/$18/$12 at www.batestickets.com.
Schaeffer Theatre

 


8 Wed

7:30pm Bates Dance Festival performance: Moving in the Moment. An evening of improvisational dance and music with contact improvisers and festival faculty. FMI 207-786-6381.
Alumni Gym


Mango Grove Steel Band.

9 Thu

6pm Midsummer Lakeside Concert: Mango Grove Steel Band. Mango Grove was named “New Hampshire’s Best Steel Band” by New Hampshire Magazine in 2005. FMI 207-786-6400.
Keigwin Amphitheater

 

10 Fri

8pm Bates Dance Festival: Performance in the RAW, an evening of works in progress by artists-in-residence Michael Kouakou, Adam Barruch, Paul Matteson and others. Talkback with the artists follows the concert. FMI 207-786-6381.
Schaeffer Theatre


11 Sat

1pm Bates Dance Festival performance: Young Choreographers/New Works. An informal adjudicated showing of new works by festival students.FMI 207-786-6381.
Schaeffer Theatre

7:30pm  Bates Dance Festival performance: Festival Finale. Festival participants perform works by faculty members Michael Foley, Tania Isaac, Larry Keigwin and the team of Claudia Lavista and Omar Carrum, plus a new work by Youth Arts Program participants. $6 (cash sales at the door). FMI 207-786-6381.
Alumni Gym


Exhibition

July 2–Aug. 11

9am–6pm daily Dance festival photographs by Peaks Island photographer Arthur Fink.
Chase Hall Gallery


From "Starstruck," an archival inkjet print of the emission nebula IC5067 by Ken Crawford.

Museum of Art

Celebrating 25 years in 2011–12!

10am–5pm Tue-Sat | FMI 207-786-6158 or museum@bates.edu

June 8-Dec. 15

Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography. Featuring works by Michael Benson, Linda Connor, Robert Gendler, Sharon Harper, David Malin, Thomas Ruff, Hans-Christian Schink, Alfred Stieglitz, Jacqueline Woods and other artists from around the world.

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