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Events schedule: October 2012, first revision

R&B singer Francine returns to Bates for an Olin Arts Alive performance Oct. 13.

Hello from Bates! Here’s a revised listing of public events at the college from Oct. 5-31, 2012.

Please note that information for three events has been corrected. The Parents & Family Weekend dance concerts take place Oct. 6 and 7, not 5 and 6. And Pat Griffin’s talk Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation in College Athletics happens on the 11th, not the 12th.

In addition, admission to Global Lens film screenings is free, not paid, as we had previously indicated. We regret the errors.

Finally, events have been added: A panel discussion exploring religious perspectives on marriage equality on Oct. 8, and a talk by the president of the Frederick Douglass Family Foundation on Oct. 24. Updates to this listing will be issued as events are added, dropped or updated.

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 calendar@bates.edu.

Thanks for your interest in Bates!


Daily Events

12:30pm | Mindfulness of Breathing: The Dharma Society’s Buddhist meditation sessions take place most weekdays. FMI 207-786-8272.
Mon–Fri Chapel


5 Fri

7pm | Volleyball vs. Tufts.
Alumni Gym

7:30pm | Amazing Spiderman (2012; 136 min). Presented by the Filmboard. $1.
Olin 104


6 Sat

9am | Men’s tennis hosts Wallach Invitational (first day).
Wallach Tennis Center

10am | Men’s golf hosts CBB Tournament.
Martindale Country Club (Auburn)

Bates dancers perform Alwin Nikolais’ “Tensile Involvement” in 2004. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.

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

11:30am | Volleyball vs. Bowdoin.
Alumni Gym

Noon | Bates Dance Company: This Parents & Family Weekend program features the return of “Tensile Involvement,” Alwin Nikolais’ seminal 1953 dance making inventive use of giant elastic bands. FMI 207-786-8294.
Schaeffer Theatre

Noon | Field hockey vs. Wesleyan.
Campus Avenue Field

1pm | Football vs. Williams.
Garcelon Field

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

2 & 7:30pm | Amazing Spiderman (see Oct. 5).
Olin 104

2:30pm | Imaging the Universe: Yale astronomy professor Jeffrey Kenney ’80 explains how to capture and interpret beautiful images of astronomical objects. Presented by the Museum of Art in conjunction with the exhibition Starstruck (see below). A 3:30pm reception and 8pm star-watching party (weather permitting) follow. FMI 207-786-6158.
Olin 104

7:30pm | Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: Renowned pianist Jeremy Denk is among the CMS players performing Bruch, Brahms and Dohnányi in this Olin Arts Alive presentation. Tickets: $15 / $10 at batestickets.com. Free tickets are available for the first 100 seniors or students. To reserve, email olinarts@bates.edu. FMI 207-786-6135.
Olin Concert Hall


7 Sun

9am | Men’s tennis hosts Wallach Invitational (second day).
Wallach Tennis Center

Noon | Bates Dance Company (see Oct. 6).
Schaeffer Theatre

2 & 4:30pm | Amazing Spiderman (see Oct. 5).
Olin 104

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


8 Mon

4:30pm | Religious Perspectives on Marriage Equality: Religion scholars and clergy from Maine and Massachusetts examine marriage equality for same-sex couples in this discussion sponsored by the Multifaith Chaplaincy and the Office of the Special Assistant to the President for Diversity and Inclusion. FMI 207-786-8272.
Muskie Archives

7:30pm | Global Lens film: Presented by the Museum of Art, tonight’s international film is The Finger (Argentina, 2011, 93 min.). FMI 207-786-8212.
Olin 104


Noted environmental photographer Chris Jordan gives the 2012 Otis Lecture.

9 Tue

7pm | Volleyball vs. Colby.
Alumni Gym

7:30pm | Otis Lecture: Chris Jordan, a photographer known for images depicting the large-scale consequences of the consumer society, delivers the annual lecture made possible by the Philip J. Otis Endowment at Bates. Free, but tickets required; please contact olinarts@bates.edu. FMI 207-786-6065.
Olin Concert Hall


10 Wed

U.S. Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins arrives at the White House for a Cabinet meeting in September 1938. Photograph by Harris & Ewing/Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

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

7:30pm | Frances Perkins: New Deal Legacy and Lessons for Today. Perkins, U.S. secretary of labor 1933–34 and the first woman appointed to the U.S. Cabinet, is the topic of a talk by Laura Fortman, executive director of the Frances Perkins Center. The Harward Center for Community Partnerships presents this Civic Forum series event. FMI 207-786-6202.
Mays Center

11 Thu

6pm | Discovering the Black Sun: California artist Jacqueline Woods discusses her work in the Museum of Art exhibition Starstruck (see below). A reception follows. FMI 207-786-6158.
Olin 104

7pm | Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation in College Athletics: A talk by Pat Griffin, widely known for her groundbreaking work on lesbians and sport and her expertise in social injustice in education. Presented by the Office of Intercultural Education. FMI 207-786-8303.
Muskie Archives


12 Fri

5pm | BatesDowntown: Felix Weatherbee writes sophisticated and cheeky songs laced with wit and sincerity. Presented in conjunction with L/A Arts Dempsey Challenge Art Walk. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
22 Park St.

7:30pm | Frank Glazer Retrospective: The second program in the pianist’s season-long review of his favorite music from three decades of Bates performances features Schoenberg, Schubert, Brahms and Chopin. Admission: $10 at batestickets.com. A limited number of free tickets are available for seniors and students. FMI olinarts@bates.edu or 207-786-6135.
Olin Concert Hall

7:30pm | Safety Not Guaranteed (2012; 86 min.). Presented by the Filmboard. $1.
Olin 104


13 Sat

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

Noon | Field hockey vs. Connecticut College.
Campus Avenue Field

1pm | Football vs. Wesleyan.
Garcelon Field

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

2 & 7:30pm | Safety Not Guaranteed (see Oct. 12).
Olin 104

7:30pm | Francine Reed: Reed is keeping the golden age of R&B alive with her blend of blues, jazz and gospel. Co-presented by Olin Arts Alive and L/A Arts. Admission: $15 / $10, increasing to $20 / $10 the day of the show or batestickets.com. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


14 Sun

2 & 4:30pm | Safety Not Guaranteed (see Oct. 12). $1.
Olin 104

5:30pm | Protestant worship (see Oct. 7).
Chapel


15 Mon

7:30pm | Global Lens film: Presented by the Museum of Art, tonight’s international film is Grey Matter (Rwanda, 2011, 100 min.). FMI 207-786-8212.
Olin 104


Babak Tafreshi, an Iranian-born artist and science journalist, leads an astrophotography workshop in the Maine wilderness and gives a talk related to the Bates exhibition “Starstruck” during October.

17 Wed–20 Sat

Astrophotography workshop with Babak Tafreshi. Travel to Maine’s West Branch Pond Camps to image the stars for four nights. For workshop details, please visit: bates.edu/museum.
100-Mile Wilderness

17 Wed–21 Sun

Fall Recess: No classes, but administrative offices are open.

20 Sat

9am | Villages by TEDxDirigo: An exploration of the evolving concept of villages from a diversity of perspectives and fields. To attend this daylong event, please request an invitation at tedxdirigo.com/request-an-invitation/. FMI 207-786-6400.
Olin Arts Center


Pianist Alexandre Tharaud in a photo by Marco Borggreve.

21 Sun

5:30pm | Protestant worship (see Oct. 7).
Chapel

7:30pm | Alexandre Tharaud: The up-and-coming French pianist performs Scarlatti, Ravel, Chopin and Liszt in an Olin Arts Alive program. Admission: $12, available at batestickets.com. Free tickets are available for the first 100 seniors and students; FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall

22 Mon

6pm | The World at Night: Babak Tafreshi, an Iranian-born artist and science journalist, discusses the importance of the night sky. Presented by the Museum of Art in conjunction with the exhibition Starstruck (see below). A reception and star-watching party (weather permitting) follow. FMI 207-786-6158.
Olin 104


Reading in a Language Arts Live presentation in October 2012, novelist Sarah Braunstein lives in Portland, Maine.

24 Wed

3pm | Men’s soccer vs. Colby.
Russell Street Field

6pm | Life drawing (see Oct. 3).
Olin 259

7pm | Field hockey vs. Colby.
Campus Avenue Field

7pm | History, Human Rights and the Power of One is a lecture by Ken Morris, president of the Frederick Douglass Family Foundation, presented by the Office of Intercultural Education. FMI 207-786-8303.
Muskie Archives

7:30pm | Fiction reading by Sarah Braunstein, author of the acclaimed novel The Sweet Relief of Missing Children and a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 fiction writer. A Language Arts Live event. FMI 207-786-6256.
Chase Hall Lounge


25 Thu

7:30pm | 1000 Airplanes on the Roof by David Henry Hwang. Thomas Holmberg ’13 takes on this challenging solo performance of alien encounter. Directed by Kati Vecsey of the theater faculty, the production features new music by Bates composer Bill Matthews and images from the Museum of Art exhibition Starstruck. NOTE: Contrary to earlier listings, admission to this production is free. FMI 207-786-6161.
Schaeffer Theatre


26 Fri

9:30am | The Engaged Liberal Arts: As part of programming related to the inauguration of Bates President A. Clayton Spencer, the Olympic gold medalist Andrew Byrnes ’05, the president of Harvard University, and Bates faculty and additional alumni offer two panel discussions: The World of Ideas and Ideas in the World. FMI 207-786-6103.
Olin Concert Hall

5pm | Men’s and women’s squash host the Bobcat Classic and Alumni Match.
Bates Squash Center, 56 Plourde Parkway

7:30pm | 1000 Airplanes on the Roof (see Oct. 25).
Schaeffer Theatre

7:30pm | Savages (2012; 131 min.) Presented by the Filmboard. $1.
Olin 104

8pm | Volleyball vs. Trinity.
Alumni Gym


27 Sat

1pm | Football vs. Colby.
Garcelon Field

2pm | Volleyball vs. Amherst.
Alumni Gym

2:30pm | From Above and Below: Boston photographer Sharon Harper discusses her work in the Museum of Art exhibition Starstruck (see below). A reception and 8pm star-watching party (weather permitting) follow. FMI 207-786-6158.
Olin 104 & Museum of Art.

2 & 7:30pm | Savages (see Oct. 25).
Olin 104

7:30pm | 1000 Airplanes on the Roof (see Oct. 25).
Schaeffer Theatre


28 Sun

2 & 4:30pm | Savages (see Oct. 25).
Olin 104

3pm | Cashore Marionettes: Simple Gifts. Marionettes perform touching portrayals and poignant scenes from everyday life set to music by Vivaldi, Strauss, Beethoven and Copland. Sponsored by the L/A Arts Imagination Series. $10 / $8. FMI 207-782-7228.
Olin Arts Center

5:30pm | Protestant worship (see Oct. 7).
Chapel


Rocco Katastrophe. at left, and Harvey Katz present “F to eMbody.”

29 Mon

7:30pm | Global Lens film: Presented by the Museum of Art, tonight’s international film is Mourning (Iran, 2011, 85 min.). FMI 207-786-8212.
Olin 104

8pm | F To eMbody: A Reconstruction of Gender. A gender-deviant, multimedia, spoken-word, homo-hop extravaganza with trans-masculine artists Rocco Katastrophe and Harvey Katz of the Athens Boys Choir. Presented by the Office of Intercultural Education. FMI 207-786-8303.
Schaeffer Theatre


31 Wed

6pm | Life drawing (see Oct. 3).
Olin 259


Museum of Art

FMI 207-786-6158
Hours: 10am–5pm Mon-Sat, except till 8pm Wed

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.



2 Responses to “Events schedule: October 2012, first revision”

  1. Lynne Slater Das says:

    Hi, I think you have a typo in the text concerning the October 13th concert of Francine Reed. It reads:

    7:30 Francine Reed: Reed is keeping the golden age of R&B alive with her blend of blues, jazz and gospel. Co-presented by Olin Arts Alive and L/A Arts. Admission: $15 / $10, increasing to $20 / $10 the day of the show or batestickets.com. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.

    I believe you wanted to say the tickets are increasing to $20/$15 the day of the show.

    Thought you might like ot correct that.

  2. Mike Pasek says:

    It would be great to add College NIght in Town to the sked, taking place October 24 from 5 to 10, including the culminating concert at the franco center

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