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Bates Events Schedule: Oct. 25-Nov. 30

“Night Sky Over Banff, Alberta,” is a photograph by Sharon Harper in the Bates College Museum of Art exhibition “Starstruck.” Harper speaks about her work on Oct. 27.

Hello from Bates! Here’s a listing of public events at the college from Oct. 25 through Nov. 30, 2012.

Please note that this listing includes events added after our deadline for the printed schedule, and a corrected location for the November Big Love performances.

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 Mon–Fri | Mindfulness of Breathing: The Dharma Society’s Buddhist meditation sessions take place most weekdays. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel (but Chase Hall’s Hirosawa Lounge Nov. 8-9 and 12-16)


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


Drew Gilpin Faust, historian and Harvard University president.

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

Noon | Intersecting Identities of the Reverend Peter Gomes ’65: Navigating Race, Religion, Sexuality and Politics. Three members of the Bates faculty and the college’s multifaith chaplain discuss Gomes and the multiple dimensions of his life and work. Includes lunch; no RSVP required. FMI mala_ghosh@hotmail.com or larry.handerhan@gmail.com.
Pettengill Hall, Perry Atrium

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

5pm | Bates Arts in Action: The diversity of performing arts at Bates is showcased in a Homecoming Weekend revue featuring the Bates Gamelan Orchestra, a cappella singers the Deansmen and TakeNote, an excerpt from the play Big Love, readings by the Bates Authors Guild, a one act-play by the Robinson Players and the Bates Dance Company performing “Tensile Involvement.” FMI 207-786-8294.
Schaeffer Theatre

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


1 Thu

12:30pm | Rollin’ to Olin: The public is invited to this free arts-literacy program for local schoolchildren. A Museum of Art presentation is followed by a mini-concert from 1 to 1:30. FMI 207-753-6904 or 207-786-8302.
Olin Concert Hall

7:30pm | Big Love by Charles Mee. A contemporary comedy inspired by Aeschylus’ The Suppliant Maidens is brought to life at Bates by New York-based guest director Peter Richards. Tickets: $6 / $3 at batestickets.com. FMI 207-786-6161 (box office) or 207-786-8294.
Gannett Theater

7:30pm | Catholic Mass for All Saints’ Day, led by Fr. Paul Dumais. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel


The Italian Baroque ensemble Europe Galante.

2 Fri

7:30pm | Big Love (see Nov. 1).
Gannett Theater

7:30pm | The Dark Knight (2012, 165 min.). Presented by the Filmboard. $1.
Olin 104

7:30pm | Europa Galante: Olin Arts Alive presents a Baroque music ensemble from Italy, founded and still directed by violinist Fabio Biondi. The program Apotheosis and Folia includes music by Vivaldi, Couperin, Mascitti, Corelli and C.P.E. Bach. Admission $12, available at batestickets.com. Free tickets are available to the first 100 seniors and students; reserve by emailing olinarts@bates.edu. FMI 207-786-6135.
Olin Concert Hall


3 Sat

2 & 7:30pm | Big Love (see Nov. 1).
Gannett Theater

2 & 7:30pm | The Dark Knight (see Nov. 2).
Olin 104

SETI Institute researcher Douglas Vakoch.

6pm | Aesthetics for Aliens: Art, Music and Extraterrestrials by Doug Vakoch of the SETI Institute, dedicated to the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Do aliens have a sense of beauty? Could they understand ours? This Cosmic Questions lecture is presented in conjunction with the Museum of Art exhibition Starstruck (see below). A reception and star-watching party (weather permitting) follow. FMI 207-786-8212.
Olin 104

7:30pm | Catholic Mass led by Fr. Paul Dumais. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel


4 Sun

2pm | Big Love (see Nov. 1).
Gannett Theater

2 & 4:30pm | The Dark Knight (see Nov. 2).
Olin 104

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


5 Mon

Christopher Emdin is an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University.

7pm | African American and Latino Youth in Urban Education: We Ain’t All the Same. Christopher Emdin of Teacher’s College, Columbia University, discusses his award-winning research into the use of hip hop as a tool for school transformation. FMI 207-786-8303.
Mays Center

7:30pm | Big Love (see Nov. 1).
Gannett Theater

7:30pm | Global Lens series: Presented by the Museum of Art, tonight’s international film is Pegasus (Morocco, 2010, 104 min.). FMI 207-786-8212.
Olin 104


7 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


8 Thu

12:30pm | Rollin’ to Olin (see Nov. 1).
Olin Concert Hall

7:30pm | Richard Blanco, poet. His prizewinning books of poetry, City of a Hundred Fires (1998) and Directions to the Beach of the Dead (2005), explore universal themes of identity and homecoming. A Language Arts Live reading. FMI 207-786-6256.
Muskie Archives


9 Fri

5pm | BatesDowntown: An off-campus concert by Ensalada, a trio formed to bring a tasty “salad” of early music to a broad public. The players are Lydia Forbes, violin; Myles Jordan, violoncello piccolo; and Timothy Burris, theorbo. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
22 Park St.

7:30pm | Frank Glazer Retrospective: The third program in the pianist’s season 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 | Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012, 101 min.). Presented by the Filmboard. $1.
Olin 104


In anticipation of November performances, the Bates Dance Company rehearses “Tensile Involvement” on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012. Photograph by Mike Bradley/Bates College.

10 Sat

Noon | Football vs. Hamilton.
Garcelon Field

2 & 7:30pm | Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (see Nov. 9).
Olin 104

5pm | Bates Dance Company presents works by hip hop artist Robin Sanders; the visually dynamic “Tensile Involvement” by Alwin Nikolais; an alternative swing dance by Tiffany Rynhard; and choreography by faculty including a dance video project by assistant professor Rachel Boggia. Tickets: $6 / $3 at batestickets.com. FMI 207-786-6161 (box office) or 207-786-8294.
Schaeffer Theatre

7:30pm | Bates College Orchestra: Hiroya Miura directs the ensemble in a program including Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. Free, but tickets required. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall

7:30pm | Catholic Mass led by Fr. Paul Dumais. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel


11 Sun

2pm | Bates Dance Company (see Nov. 10).
Schaeffer Theatre

2 & 4:30pm | Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (see Nov. 9).
Olin 104

5:30pm | Protestant worship (see Nov. 4).
Gomes Chapel


12 Mon

A scene from the film “The Prize.”

7:30pm | Bates Dance Company (see Nov. 10).
Schaeffer Theatre

7:30pm | Global Lens series: Presented by the Museum of Art, tonight’s international film is The Prize (Argentina/Mexico, 2011, 99 min.). FMI 207-786-8212.
Olin 104


13 Tue

7:30pm | Directing Class Projects: The last in a series of plays from New Mexico’s FUSION Theatre Company, founded by Dennis Gromelski ’88. The plays are directed by students in professor Paul Kuritz’s directing course. FMI 207-786-8294.
Gannett Theater


14 Wed

4:30pm | Leading Change: Story, Strategy, Action is a talk by Marshall Ganz, an authority on leadership, organization and strategy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. The annual Bertha May Bell Andrews lecture is sponsored by the Multifaith Chaplaincy. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel

6pm | Life drawing (see Nov. 7).
Olin 259

7pm | Celestial Verse is an evening of new poetry inspired by the starry sky, composed and read by Bates students, faculty and staff. Co-sponsored by the Art House, the Bates Authors Guild and the English department. FMI 207-786-6158.
Museum of Art


15 Thu

12:30pm | Rollin’ to Olin (see Nov. 1).
Olin Concert Hall


16 Fri

Men’s basketball hosts Bates Tipoff Classic: Emerson vs. Fisher (6pm) and Bates vs. Maine-Augusta (8pm).
Alumni Gym


Sat 17–Sun 25

Thanksgiving Recess: No classes. Administrative offices are open through Nov. 21.


17 Sat

Men’s basketball hosts Bates Tipoff Classic: Consolation game (2pm) and championship game (4pm).
Alumni Gym


20 Tue

5:30pm | Women’s basketball vs. Southern Maine.
Alumni Gym

7:30pm | Men’s basketball vs. Southern Maine.
Alumni Gym


25 Sun

2pm | Men’s basketball vs. Rhode Island College.
Alumni Gym

5:30pm | Protestant worship (see Nov. 4).
Gomes Chapel

26 Mon

7:30pm | Global Lens series: Presented by the Museum of Art, tonight’s international film is Qarantina (Iraq, 2010, 90 min.). FMI 207-786-8212.
Olin 104


28 Wed

6pm | Life drawing (see Nov. 7).
Olin 259

7pm | Women’s basketball vs. Maine-Farmington.
Alumni Gym


30 Fri

7:30pm | The Campaign (2012, 85 min.). Presented by the Filmboard. $1.
Olin 104

John Corrie conducts the Bates College Choir.

John Corrie conducts the Bates College Choir.

8pm | Bates College Choir: John Corrie directs the choir in a program composed of Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten, Five Hebrew Love Songs by Eric Whitacre, and Das Cartas by Bates’ own Hiroya Miura. Free, but tickets required. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


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.



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