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Bates Events: Jan. 18-Feb. 27, 2013

Starting Feb. 3, Chiharu Naruse and Dean Stein of the Bates faculty present the complete Beethoven sonatas for violin and piano in 2013. Photograph by Michael Bradley/Bates College.

Hello from Bates! Here’s a listing of public events at the college Jan. 18-Feb. 27, 2013.

This edition adds the Beauty for Ashes worship concert on Feb. 1 and the Bates College Rising event on Feb. 14.

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 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

4pm | Mindfulness of Breathing:The Dharma Society’s Buddhist mediation sessions take place most weekdays when college is in session. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel


“Ship to Paradise — The Wreck” is a 1985 image in mixed media on paper from Robert Neuman’s “Ship to Paradise” series.

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

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 led by Fr. Paul Dumais of the Prince of Peace Parish, associated Catholic chaplain. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel


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.

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 | Sankofa: A 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; it may not be suitable for all viewers. Free, but tickets required: http://sankofa2013.eventbrite.com/
Schaeffer Theatre


23 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


24 Thu

4:10pm | Optics in the Hospital Operating Room: The Physics Inside Endoscopes. Dennis Leiner, founder and chief technology officer of the Portland firm Lighthouse Imaging, discusses the use of endoscopes in medical imaging applications. Refreshments. Sponsored by the physics and astronomy department. FMI 207-786-6490.
Carnegie 204


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. A repeat performance takes place Jan. 26. FMI ebou@bates.edu or hsiegel@bates.edu.
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. 19).
Gomes Chapel

7:30pm | Asia Night (see Jan. 25).
Schaeffer Theatre


27 Sun

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

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


29 Tue

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


30 Wed

6pm | Life drawing (see Jan. 23).
Olin 259


Hopkinson Smith.

1 Fri

7:30 pm | Beauty for Ashes: An evening of praise and worship, this concert features performers from Apostolic Family Fellowship and Bates’ own Jillian Zook ’15. Refreshments. Sponsored by the Bates Christian Fellowship.
Gomes Chapel

7:30pm | Cloud Atlas (2012; 172 min.). Presented by the Filmboard. $1.
Olin 104

7:30pm | Hopkinson Smith, one of the great players of the lute, performs a program of Bach in an Olin Arts Alive presentation. Tickets: $12 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


2 Sat

2 & 7:30pm | Cloud Atlas (see Feb. 1).
Olin 104

5:30pm | Catholic Mass (see Jan. 19).
Gomes Chapel


3 Sun

2 & 4:30pm | Cloud Atlas (see Feb. 1).
Olin 104

3pm | Beethoven’s violin sonatas: Well-known to Maine audiences, violinist Dean Stein and pianist Chiharu Naruse begin a three-concert exploration of this important chapter of the chamber repertoire. Tickets: TBA 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

5:30pm | Protestant worship (see Jan. 27).
Gomes Chapel


6 Wed

4:10pm | Time banking and other community currencies are the topic of a talk by University of Southern Maine sociologist Ed Collom, a lead author of the time-banking study Equal Time, Equal Value. FMI 207-786-8296 or dbegin@bates.edu.
Pettengill G52

6pm | Life drawing (see Jan. 23).
Olin 259

7:30pm | What is a Diva?” Using the example of opera great Pauline Viardot, Northeastern University music historian Hilary Poriss ’91 discusses the surprising variety of tasks expected of 19th-century opera singers. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


7 Thu

Noon | Big Challenges: Community-Based Research With a Large Class. The Public Works in Progress series presents Holly Ewing and Jane Costlow of the environmental studies faculty, who in fall 2012 taught the course Community-Engaged Research in Environmental Studies. Sponsored by the Harward Center for Community Partnerships. FMI 207-786-6202.
161 Wood St., Room 111


The Portland company Indiedanceworks is among artists performing at the eighth annual F.A.B. dance showcase. Photograph by Dana Crawford/SALT.

8 Fri

5pm | Bates Folk Music Festival: First of two days packed with dances, workshops and concerts by names such as Press Gang, Alba’s Edge, Cantrip, Velocipede and Greg & Jessie Boardman. Sponsored by the Freewill Folk Society. Admission (sliding scale): $5–$20 for one day / $10–$30 both days. FMI batesfolkfest.weebly.com/.
Muskie Archives & Chase Hall

7:30pm | F.A.B. Dance Showcase: In its eighth year, this partnership between the Franco-American Heritage Center and Bates presents dance from Maine and beyond. Artists include Bates students, faculty and alumnae; Androscoggin Dance; the Maine Dance Project; Shove Gently Dance; Indiedanceworks; Tim Rice and Debi Irons; Colby College senior Delaney McDonough; dance video artist Shawn Hove; and more. Admission: $14 / $12, available through FAHC. FMI 207-689-2000.
Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St.

7:30pm | Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Though taking place at Bates, this concert by the influential African vocal ensemble is presented by L/A Arts. FMI 207-782-7228 or mail@laarts.org.
Gomes Chapel

7:30pm | The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 (2012; 115 min.). Presented by the Filmboard. $1.
Olin 104


Jazz pianist Gerald Clayton performs at Bates on Feb. 9. Photograph by Emra Islek.

9 Sat

11am | Bates Folk Music Festival (see Feb. 8).
Muskie Archives & Chase Hall

2 & 7:30pm | The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 (see Feb. 8).
Olin 104

5:30pm | Catholic Mass (see Jan. 19).
Gomes Chapel

7:30pm | The Gerald Clayton Trio is led by a jazz pianist whom The New York Times likens to Oscar Peterson and praises for a “huge, authoritative presence.” Admission: $12 at batestickets.com. One hundred free tickets are available to seniors and students by advance reservation: FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


10 Sun

2 & 4:30pm | The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 (see Feb. 8).
Olin 104

5:30pm | Protestant worship (see Jan. 27).
Gomes Chapel

3pm | Frank Glazer Retrospective: The sixth program in the pianist’s season-long review of his favorite music from three decades of Bates performances features music by Berg, Beethoven, Brahms and Liszt. Admission: $10 at batestickets.com. A limited number of free tickets are available for seniors and students; FMI contact olinarts@bates.edu or 207-786-6135.
Olin Concert Hall


“Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome” author Joy DeGruy.

11 Mon

7pm | Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: Joy DeGruy, author of a book by that title exploring ways of healing the centuries-old wounds produced by slavery in the U.S., discusses the topic in an Office of Intercultural Education presentation. FMI 207-786-8376.
Mays Center

7:30pm | Deb Olin Unferth, fiction writer and author of the memoir Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War, reads from her work in a Language Arts Live presentation. Recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, she is an associate professor of English at Wesleyan University. FMI 207-786-6256.
Muskie Archives


12 Tue

5:30pm | Women’s basketball vs. Maine-Presque Isle.
Alumni Gym


13 Wed

6pm | Life drawing (see Jan. 23).
Olin 259


14 Thu

4:30pm | Bates College Rising: This event to raise awareness about violence against women features Bates a cappella singers and other music, as well as refreshments and information handouts. Presented in conjunction with the One Billion Rising movement. FMI eregan@bates.edu or ckern@bates.edu.
280 College St., The Underground


15 Fri

1pm | Men’s indoor track: New England Division III championships, first day.
Merrill Gym


16 Sat

9am | Men’s indoor track: New England Division III championships, second day.
Merrill Gym


18-22 Mon-Fri

Winter Recess: Administrative offices remain open.


22-23 Fri-Sat

Times TBA | Skiing: Bates College Carnival / NCAA Regionals. Location note: The alpine events take place at Sunday River, Newry, and Nordic events at Black Mountain, Rumford.


24 Sun

5:30pm | Protestant worship (see Jan. 27).
Chapel


Alexandre Dauge-Roth, associate professor of French and francophone studies.

25 Mon

Noon | Alexandre Dauge-Roth, associate professor of French and francophone studies, and seniors Caroline Watson and Madeline Levitt present Discovering and Sharing the Maine French Heritage Language Program. Part of the Harward Center’s Public Works in Progress series. FMI kcloutie@bates.edu or 207-786-6202.
161 Wood St., Room 111

27 Wed

6pm | Life drawing (see Jan. 23).
Olin 259

Museum of Art

FMI 207-786-6158
Hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat, except till 7pm Wed.

Through March 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.

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



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