Events Schedule: September 2012, second revision

Aquila Theatre Company visits Bates and Lewiston in a residency co-sponsored with L/A Arts. Photograph copyright 2005 by Lois Greenfield.

Hello again from Bates! Here’s the latest preview of public events at the college Sept. 12-30, 2012.

Please note that tonight’s concert by Mirel Wagner has been canceled, along with the remainder of her North American tour.

This updated schedule also includes events just added, such a Sept. 24 screening of the documentary The Invisible War and the Sampson Lectures on Sept. 26, which look at the mathematics of knots. We have also corrected ticket information for the Aquila Theatre performances — please visit the L/A Arts website for your tix.

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

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

Thanks for your interest in Bates!

12 Wed

Mirel Wagner. Photograph by Aki Roukala.

6pm | Life drawing (see Sept. 5).
Olin 259

7:30pm | Canceled: Mirel Wagner at Bates. FMI 207-786-6135.

13 Thu

7pm | LGBTQ Politics in an Election Year: With panelists including Bates politics professor Stephen Engel and Shenna Bellows, executive director of the Maine Civil Liberties Union, this community forum explores different political views on marriage equality in Maine, past and present. Co-sponsored by the Special Assistant to the President for Diversity and Inclusion, the Office of Intercultural Education, the Multifaith Chaplaincy, the Department of Politics, and the Program in Women and Gender Studies. FMI 207-786-6445.
Pettengill G52

14 Fri

7:30pm | Frank Glazer Retrospective, Program I: The renowned pianist begins a season of music from his most cherished programs performed during three decades at Bates. Tonight: Handel, Mozart, Debussy, Chopin and Beethoven (Pathétique). Admission: $10 per concert or all eight programs at $65 per seat, at A limited number of free tickets are available for seniors and students; contact or 207-786-6163.
Olin Concert Hall

7:30pm | The Hunger Games (2012; 142 min.) Presented by the Filmboard. $1.
Olin 104

8pm | Volleyball vs. Hamilton.
Alumni Gym

15 Sat

11am | Field hockey vs. Amherst.
Campus Avenue Field

11am | Women’s soccer vs. Amherst.
Russell Street Field

Noon | Cross country: Men’s and women’s host Bates Invitational.
Pineland Farms, New Gloucester

2 & 7:30pm | The Hunger Games (see Sept. 14).
Olin 104

2pm | Men’s soccer vs. Amherst.
Russell Street Field

16 Sun

11am | Field hockey vs. Trinity.
Campus Avenue Field

Noon | Women’s soccer vs. Trinity.
Russell Street Field

2 & 4:30pm | The Hunger Games (see Sept. 14).
Olin 104

2pm | Men’s soccer vs. Trinity.
Russell Street Field

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

Luli Bitri plays Elsa in the Global Lens film presentation “Amnesty.”

17 Mon

7:30pm | Amnesty: The Global Lens series of films from around the world resumes with this 2011 piece by Albanian director Bujar Alimani. A new law allowing conjugal visits in Albanian prisons presents the opportunity for a sympathetic affair between a man and woman visiting their incarcerated spouses — until a prisoner amnesty threatens their fragile new bond (83 min.). Sponsored by the Museum of Art. $5. FMI 207-786-6158.
Olin 104

18 Tue

5pm | Asphalt Orchestra: The source of more cutting-edge excitement than you would ever expect from a marching band, the orchestra returns to Bates for an outdoor show. FMI 207-786-6135 or
Keigwin Amphitheater

19 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

Environmental historian William Cronon.

20 Thu

7:30pm | Riddle of Sustainability: A Surprisingly Short History of the Future by William Cronon, professor of history, geography and environmental studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. This Harward Center Civic Forum Series event marks the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, authored by Sen. Edmund Muskie ’36. Jointly sponsored with the history department, environmental studies program and Muskie Archives. FMI 207-786-6202.
Olin Concert Hall

21 Fri

6pm | Women’s soccer vs. Brandeis.
Russell Street Field

7:30pm | Snow White and the Huntsman (2012; 127 min.). Presented by the Filmboard. $1. Olin 104

22 Sat

2 & 7:30pm | Snow White and the Huntsman (see Sept. 21).
Olin 104

23 Sun

2 & 4:30pm | Snow White and the Huntsman (see Sept. 21).
Olin 104

5:30pm | Protestant worship (see Sept. 9).

24 Mon

7:30pm | Craft: This week’s screening in the Global Lens series of films from around the world is Brazilian director Gustavo Pizzi’s 2010 story of a struggling actress and celebrity impersonator who gets a chance at her “big break” after an inspired director recasts his film around her socially marginalized life as an underrated artist in Rio (85 min.). Sponsored by the Museum of Art. $5. FMI 207-786-6158.
Olin 104

6:30pm |The Invisible War: A groundbreaking documentary about the epidemic of rape in the U.S. military. Rep. Chellie Pingree is guest speaker, and Maine information resources for military sexual trauma will be available. Free, but tickets required; visit L/A Arts. Presented by Tri-County Mental Health in collaboration with L/A Arts and Bates. Audience members are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food donation. FMI 207-782-7228.
Schaeffer Theatre

26 Wed

4:30pm | Triple Crossing Number of Knots: A talk by Colin C. Adams, Thomas T. Read Professor of Mathematics at Williams College. Refreshments at 4pm in Hathorn 209. One of two events today sponsored by the Richard W. Sampson Lecture Fund. FMI 207-755-5978.
Hathorn 104

6pm | Field hockey vs. Husson.
Campus Avenue Field

6pm | Life drawing (see Sept. 12).
Olin 259

7pm | Volleyball vs. Maine Maritime.
Alumni Gym

7:30pm | Blown Away: What Knot to Do When Sailing, by Sir Randolph Bacon III, cousin-in-law to Colin Adams: Adams, Thomas T. Read Professor of Mathematics at Williams College, offers a tale of adventure on the high seas illustrating practical applications of the mathematical theory of knots. Reception follows. Second of two events today sponsored by the Richard W. Sampson Lecture Fund. FMI 207-755-5978.
Mays Center

Poet Brian Turner. Photograph by Kim Buchheit.

27 Thu

7:30pm | Cyrano de Bergerac: The nationally acclaimed Aquila Theatre performs the classic story of unrequited love. Part of a three-day residency co-sponsored with L/A Arts. Admission: $15, available at L/A Arts.
Schaeffer Theatre

7:30pm | Soldier-poet Brian Turner: Once an infantry team leader in Iraq, Turner has two poetry collections published by Alice James Books, and appeared in Operation Homecoming, a documentary exploring the experiences of military personnel. A Language Arts Live reading presented in collaboration with L/A Arts. FMI 207-786-6256 or 207-784-0416.
Muskie Archives

28 Fri

5pm | BatesDowntown: A free concert by musicians TBA, coinciding with today’s Art Walk Lewiston Auburn. FMI 207-786-6135 or
22 Park St., Lewiston

7:30pm | Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives: Poetry-Drama-Dialogue. The renowned Aquila Theatre Company uses excerpts from Homer, Sophocles, Aeschylus and Euripides to invite a community conversation about war — as experienced by both today’s local residents and the Greeks of 2,500 years ago. Part of a residency sponsored by Bates and L/A Arts. Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: great ideas brought to life. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. FMI 207-782-7228.
Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St.

7:30pm | Magic Mike (2012; 110 min.). Presented by the Filmboard. $1. Olin 104

29 | Sat

11am | Path from Activism to Leadership: Through the Alumni Lens of Engagement. The third installment of the Harward Center’s Civic Forum Series presents Bates alumni in a discussion jointly sponsored with the Bates Alumni Council. FMI 207-786-6202.
New Commons 221–222

2 & 7:30pm | Magic Mike (see Sept. 28).
Olin 104

7:30pm | An Evening of Chamber Music. Four friends — Bates pianist Jim Parakilas, violinist Mary Hunter, cellist Steve Witkin and violist Heather Cook — perform Mozart, Fauré and Dvořák, including the beloved “Dumky” piano trio. Free, but tickets required. FMI 207-786-6135 or
Olin Concert Hall

7:30pm | Taming of the Shrew. Co-sponsored with L/A Arts, the Aquila Theatre Company’s three-day residency concludes with a performance of Shakespeare’s take on the battle of the sexes. Admission: $15, available at L/A Arts.
Schaeffer Theatre

30 Sun

2 & 4:30pm | Magic Mike (see Sept. 28).
Olin 104

5:30pm | Protestant worship (see Sept. 16).

Red Baraat performs Sept. 30.

7:30pm | Red Baraat: Driven by bandleader Sunny Jain’s dhol, a North Indian drum, this uproarious Brooklyn band blends Brit-Indi Bhangra with funky New World brass. Admission $15 / $10, available at Free tickets are available for the first 100 seniors or students. To reserve, please email Learn more: FMI 207-786-6135.
Olin Concert Hall

Museum of Art

FMI 786-6158
Hours: 10am–7pm Mon–Sat (until 7pm Wed during the academic year)

Through Dec. 15
Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography: One of the first major exhibitions to treat astrophotography as an art genre, Starstruck features 106 astounding images 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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