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Bates Events Schedule: Jan. 4-30, 2013

Anthea Butler, associate professor of religious studies and African American studies at the University of Pennsylvania, offers a sermon and the keynote address at Bates’ Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances. Photograph by Byron Maldonado.

Hello and happy holidays from Bates! Here’s a listing of public events at the college Jan. 4-30, 2013.

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.)

This edition corrects an address in the Jan. 26 listing for a Bates Museum of Art opening reception; features a new event, The Thinking Heart, on Jan. 10; and corrects a location for the Jan. 15 City, Neighborhood and Society event

Want the latest 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 when school is in session. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel


Pianist Frank Glazer resumes his season-long series of concerts looking back at his favorite Bates programs on Jan. 13. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.

4 Fri

6pm | Men’s basketball vs. Middlebury.
Alumni Gym

8pm | Women’s basketball vs. Middlebury.
Alumni Gym

5 Sat

2pm | Men’s basketball vs. Williams.
Alumni Gym

4pm | Women’s basketball vs. Williams.
Alumni Gym


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

The Thinking Heart | 7:30pm: A performance piece based on An Interrupted Life, a collection of journal entries and letters by Etty Hillesum, a Dutch woman who died at Auschwitz at age 29. Writer and artistic director Martin Steingesser appears with actor Judy Tierney and cellist Robin Jellis. Presented in conjunction with L/A Arts, and with support from the Maine Humanities Council. FMI 207-786-6161 or batestickets.com.


Julia Plumb ’05 and Baron Collins-Hill, aka Velocipede, play the Bates contradance in January. Artwork by Mia Bertelli.

11 Fri

6pm | Women’s squash vs. Bowdoin.
Squash Center, 156 Plourde Pkwy.

7:30pm | Pitch Perfect (2012; 112 min.) Presented by the Filmboard. $1.
Olin 104

8pm | Contradance: New England folk dancing to the band Velocipede. All dances called. $5. FMI mpickof2@bates.edu.
Muskie Archives

12 Sat

10am | D4D On the Road Workshop: Debating for Democracy’s daylong workshop teaches tools for successful organizing and advocacy, strategizing change, effective messaging and building supportive relationships. Free, but registration required:
bates2012d4d.eventbrite.com. FMI kcloutie@bates.edu or 207-786-6202.
Muskie Archives

2 & 7:30pm | Pitch Perfect (see Jan. 11).
Olin 104

5:30pm | Catholic Mass, led by Fr. Paul Dumais. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel


13 Sun

2 & 4:30pm | Pitch Perfect (see Jan. 11).
Olin 104

3pm | Frank Glazer: The fifth program in the pianist’s season of favorite music from three decades of Bates performances features Mendelssohn, Schumann, Liszt and Chopin. Admission, benefiting the Frank and Ruth Glazer Scholarship Fund, is $10 at batestickets.com. Some free tickets are available for seniors and students: FMI olinarts@bates.edu or 207-786-6135.
Olin Concert Hall

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


15 Tue

4:15pm | City, Neighborhood and Society, Part One: Transforming Cities and Minds through Sustained Civic Engagement is a talk by Lorlene Hoyt, director of programs and research at the Tufts University-based Talloires Network, an international association of institutions committed to strengthening the civic roles and social responsibilities of higher education. First in a three-part series exploring social-science approaches to urban issues, presented by the sociology department with support from . FMI 207-786-8296.
Pettengill G52


16 Wed

6pm | Life drawing (see Jan. 9).
Olin 259


Language Arts Live presents poet Brian Brodeur.

17 Thu

7:30pm | Brian Brodeur, author of 2012’s Natural Causes and two other prizewinning volumes of poetry, offers a Language Arts Live reading. He is the Elliston Fellow in Poetry in the University of Cincinnati’s doctoral program in English and comparative literature. FMI 207-786-6256.
Muskie Archives


18 Fri

3pm | Indoor track and field, men’s and women’s: Bates Pentathlon.
Slovenski Track

6pm | Men’s basketball vs. Connecticut College.
Alumni Gym

“Tow” is an image in mixed media on paper, c. 1980, from Robert Neuman’s “Ship to Paradise” series.

6pm | Ship to Paradise: A Museum of Art exhibition of Robert S. Neuman’s prints (see below) opens with a lecture by prominent Maine author and art critic Carl Little. A reception follows. FMI 207-786-6158.
Olin 104 & Museum of Art

6pm | Swimming and diving vs. Bowdoin.
Tarbell Pool

7:30pm | Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012; 102 min.) Presented by the Filmboard. $1.
Olin 104

8pm | Women’s basketball vs. Connecticut College.
Alumni Gym


19 Sat

Noon | Indoor track and field, men’s and women’s: Bates Invitational.
Slovenski Track

2pm | Men’s basketball vs. Wesleyan.
Alumni Gym

2 & 7:30pm | Perks of Being a Wallflower (see Jan. 18).
Olin 104

4pm | Women’s basketball vs. Wesleyan.
Alumni Gym

5:30pm | Catholic Mass (see Jan. 12).
Gomes Chapel


20 Sun

1pm | The Corporation: An acclaimed film documentary about the ascendance of corporations in the U.S., including the Supreme Court decision affirming corporate “personhood.” Part of Bates’ observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Pettengill G52

2 & 4:30pm | Perks of Being a Wallflower (see Jan. 18).
Olin 104

4pm | Scarred Justice: The Orangeburg Massacre 1968: Award-winning filmmaker Bestor Cram screens and discusses his documentary about the police shooting of black student protesters at South Carolina State College. Part of the King Day observances.
Pettengill G52

7pm | Anthea Butler, author of a study of the Pentecostal roots of Sarah Palin and associate professor of religious studies and African American studies at the University of Pennsylvania, is guest preacher for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Memorial Service of Worship. Her talk is titled God and the 99 Percent. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel


The 2012 Sankofa performance at Bates. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.

21 Mon

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: In observance of the holiday, classes are canceled and special programming takes place throughout the day. Bates’ 2013 King Day theme is Debt and Inequality: The Relevance of Dr. King’s Forgotten Economic Message. FMI 207-786-6400.

9:30am | Martin Luther King Jr. and America’s Bad Check: America’s poor in the 21st Century: University of Pennsylvania professor Anthea Butler (see Jan. 20) offers the keynote address for Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances.
Gomes Chapel

11am–noon3–4:10pm4:20–5:30pm | Breakout sessions and workshops exploring Butler’s talk and other aspects of the day’s theme take place around campus. FMI bates.edu.

1pm | Mays ’20 Debate: In a popular King Day tradition, the Rev. Benjamin Elijah Mays ’20 Debate pits students from Morehouse College against Bates’ Brooks Quimby Debate Council. Mays, a civil rights leader who mentored Martin Luther King Jr., graduated from Bates and was longtime president of Morehouse. The resolution: “This House Believes That the Government Has a Moral Responsibility to Enact Policies to Decrease Poverty.” Free, but tickets required: http://mlkdebate2013.eventbrite.com/
Olin Concert Hall

3pm For Profit: Aaron Calafato wrote and performs this play based on his experiences working in a for-profit college admissions office. A Q&A follows the performance. Part of the King Day observances. FMI 207-786-8294.
Gannett Theater

7:30pm | SankofaA Rose by Any Other Name.  In what has become a vibrant MLK Day tradition, student performers celebrate African American heritage through song, dance, spoken word and more. This year’s performance focuses on differences regarding sexuality. Free, but tickets required: http://sankofa2013.eventbrite.com/
Schaeffer Theatre


23 Wed

6pm | Life drawing (see Jan. 9).
Olin 259


Large ensemble dances, like the one shown here from 2012, are among the high points of Asia Night. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.

25 Fri

4:30pm | Arts Crawl: The third annual celebration of student literary, visual and performing arts features open studios, poetry, dance, all manner of music, theater, improv comedy and more. Refreshments. FMI 207-786-8212.
Across campus

6pm | Men’s and women’s squash vs. Boston College.
Squash Center, Plourde Pkwy.

7:30pm | Argo (2012; 120 min.) Presented by the Filmboard. $1.
Olin 104

7:30pm | Asia Night: Sponsored by the student organization Sangai Asia, this variety show spotlighting Asian culture and heritage gives a dazzling conclusion to a night devoted to the arts at Bates.
Schaeffer Theatre


“Installation Figures, Colors First,” 2007, by Fransje Killaars. Exhibition at Mass MoCa, North Adams, Mass.

26 Sat

2pm | Men’s basketball vs. Tufts.
Alumni Gym

2 & 7:30pm | Argo (see Jan. 25).
Olin 104

4pm | Women’s basketball vs. Tufts.
Alumni Gym

5pm | Color at the Center: A reception opens an exhibition by acclaimed Dutch textile artist Fransje Killaars (see below). The exhibition is divided between the Bates museum and Museum L-A, in downtown Lewiston, and the reception takes place in both locations, with a shuttle connecting them. FMI 207-786-6158.
Museum of Art & Museum L-A, 35 Canal Street (via Chestnut Street)

5:30pm | Catholic Mass (see Jan. 12).
Gomes Chapel


27 Sun

2 & 4:30pm | Argo (see Jan. 25).
Olin 104

5:30pm | Protestant worship (see Jan. 13).
Gomes Chapel


29 Tue

7pm | Men’s basketball vs. Husson.
Alumni Gym


30 Wed

6pm | Life drawing (see Jan. 9).
Olin 259


Museum of Art

Hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat
(till 7pm Wed)

Jan. 18March 22
Robert S. Neuman’s Ship to Paradise”: This collection of prints is the artist’s personal exploration of a theme dating back to the Middle Ages: the folly and foibles of man. Informed by his reflections on the modern world and knowledge of seafaring and shipbuilding, Neuman’s intricate compositions recall the fantastical paintings of Hieronymus Bosch.

Max Klinger: The Intermezzi Portfolio: Klinger’s 1881 Intermezzi, Opus IV, is composed of etchings and aquatints that explore desire, fantasy and death. Organized with assistance from Museum of Art intern Douglas P. Welsh ’14.

Jan. 25–March 22
Fransje Killaars: Color at the Center: A remarkable colorist who approaches textiles in provocative ways that are as much cultural as conceptual statements, Killars offers installations at the Bates museum, including a U.S. premiere, and at Museum L-A, in the former textile mill on Chestnut Street downtown where Bates-brand bedspreads were woven.



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