Events at Bates: Feb. 8-27, 2013

The Feb. 9 concert by jazz pianist Gerald Clayton is among the postponements caused by snowstorm Nemo. Photograph by Emra Islek.

Hello from Bates! Here’s a listing of public events at the college Feb. 8-27, 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.)

Please note event postponements for Feb. 8-9 caused by snowstorm Nemo. New for February since the previous edition is the Bates College Rising event on Feb. 14

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Thanks for your interest in Bates!

Daily Events

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

Pianist Frank Glazer performs on Feb. 10. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.

8 Fri

5pm | POSTPONED: The Bates Folk Music Festival has been postponed to a date TBA due to snowstorm Nemo. FMI

7:30pm | POSTPONED: F.A.B. Dance Showcase: Due to snowstorm Nemo, this event has been rescheduled for March 2. FMI 207-689-2000.

7:30pm | POSTPONED: Ladysmith Black Mambazo: L/A Arts, the concert presenter, hopes to reschedule the event for late June-early July. All current ticket holders should retain their tickets until that date; all purchased tickets and ticket winners will be honored. For more information, please contact 207-782-7228 or

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


9 Sat

9am | POSTPONED: Bates Folk Music Festival. Because of inclement weather, the folk festival has been postponed until a date TBA in the spring. FMI

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

5pm | Men’s basketball vs. Hamilton.
Alumni Gymnasium

5:30pm | Catholic Mass. Led by Fr. Paul Dumais of the Prince of Peace Parish, associated Catholic chaplain. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel

7pm | Women’s basketball vs. Hamilton.
Alumni Gymnasium

7:30pm | POSTPONED: Gerald Clayton Trio. Because of snowstorm Nemo, the concert by the jazz pianist and his band will be rescheduled for a date to be announced. FMI 207-786-6135 or

10 Sun

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

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 A limited number of free tickets are available for seniors and students; FMI contact or 207-786-6135.
Olin Concert Hall

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

“Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome” author Joy DeGruy.

11 Mon

7pm | CANCELED: The talk Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome by Joy DeGruy. The Office of Intercultural Education hopes to reschedule this presentation. FMI 207-786-8376.

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 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

7:30 pm | Download: New Computer Music by Bates Composers. Hear compositions by Bo Ra Kim ’14, Ali Millard ’14, Will Green ’14, Ben Smiley ’15, David Smith ’14, Conor Smith ’14, Andrew Buehler ’13, Chris Makrides ’14, Tim Chamberlin ’16, Matt Dermksian ’14 and Bill Matthews, Alice Swanson Esty Professor of Music. FMI 207-786-6135 or
Olin Concert Hall

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 or
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).

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 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.

Daily Events

Mindfulness of Breathing: The Dharma Society’s Buddhist meditation sessions take place most weekdays when school is in session. FMI 207-786-8272.

4:10pm Mon–Fri Gomes Chapel


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