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Bates Events Update: March 1-31, 2013

Singer-songwriter Jonathan Edwards plays at Bates on March 14. Photograph by Stephen Ide/thirstylizards.com.

Hello from Bates! Here’s an updated listing of public events at the college for March 2013.

New since the previous edition:

  • March 4, filmmaker Gilbert Ndahayo shows his new piece about the 1994 Rwandan genocide, and a lecture series on encounters between Europe and the Islamic world begins
  • March 7, a talk about securing the rights of professional caregivers
  • March 14, popular folksinger Jonathan Edwards performs
  • March 15, the Wayne Delano Quartet brings jazz to the BatesDowntown series
  • March 19, the Women in Public Leadership panel has been pushed back a week, to March 26
  • March 21, a talk about Jewish theology and Israel-Palestine
  • March 31, the Larchmere String Quartet performs.

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!


Weekdays

4:10pm Mon-Fri | 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


DuoInteraktiv: Reiner Krämer and Patricia Surman.

1 Fri

7:30pm | DuoInteraktiv: Music theorist Reiner Krämer and flutist Patricia Surman make music that fuses traditional acoustic instruments, electroacoustic principles and computer science into a single entity. Free, but tickets required. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall

7:30pm | Skyfall (2012; 143 min). Presented by the Filmboard. $1.
Olin 104


Motivational speaker Kirk Nugent facilitates the “Beyond Intellectual Profit” symposium.

2 Sat

10am | Beyond Intellectual Profit: Using Classroom Knowledge in the Workplace: Featuring the dynamic motivational speaker Kirk Nugent, this daylong symposium focuses on putting into practice what we know about human difference. FMI bit.ly/Bates-Beyond.
221-222 New Commons

11am | Women’s tennis vs. Mount Holyoke.
Merrill Gymnasium

2 & 7:30pm | Skyfall (see March 1).
Olin 104

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

7:30pm | F.A.B. Dance Showcase: Rescheduled from February, this partnership between the Franco-American Heritage Center and Bates presents dance from Maine and beyond. Admission: $14 / $12. FMI 207-689-2000.
Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St.


Chiharu Naruse and Dean Stein. Photograph by Michael Bradley/Bates College.

3 Sun

2 & 4:30pm | Skyfall (see March 1).
Olin 104

3pm | Beethoven for violin and piano: Violinist Dean Stein and pianist Chiharu Naruse continue the complete Beethoven sonatas with No. 5 in F major (“Spring”) and two others. Admission: $10 at batestickets.com. Free tickets are available to the first 50 seniors or students by reservation: olinarts@bates.edu. FMI 207-786-6135.
Olin Concert Hall

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

7:30pm | The Forge: Based in the Northeast, these four women are an outstanding new presence in American Irish music. Admission: $12 at batestickets.com. Free tickets are available to the first 100 seniors or students by reservation: olinarts@bates.edu. FMI 207-786-6135.
Olin Concert Hall


4 Mon

Noon | Coming to Terms With Islamic Spain: Contemporary Stagings in Modern Spanish Theater. David Rodriguez-Solas, an expert in Spanish theater from Bard College, opens a lecture series exploring cultural encounters between Europe and the Islamic world. FMI aakhtar@bates.edu or jbelive2@bates.edu.
Muskie Archives

7pm | The Rwandan Night: A Rwandan filmmaker dedicated to producing documentaries about the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, Gilbert Ndahayo shows his new film. The Rwandan Night is the sequel to his 2010 autobiographical piece about the murder of his family, Rwanda: Beyond The Deadly Pit. FMI adaugero@bates.edu.
Pettengill G52


6 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


Part of an installation by Fransje Killaars at the former Bates Manufacturing Co. Mill No. 1. A panel including Killaars speaks at Bates on March 21. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.

7 Thu

5pm | Organizing at the Speed of Love: Securing the Rights of Those Who Care for Loved Ones. Ai-jen Poo, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, offers a talk co-sponsored by the Machiah Center and the Harward Center for Community Partnerships. Registration at 4:30pm; a reception follows the talk. FMI 207-786-6202.
Muskie Archives

7:30pm | The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare. Dana Professor of Theater Martin Andrucki directs this comedy driven by love, friendship and betrayal. Admission: $6 / $3, available at batestickets.com. FMI 207-786-6161.
Schaeffer Theatre


8 Fri

3:30pm | Women’s tennis vs. Babson.
Merrill Gym

7:30pm | Frank Glazer Retrospective: Program No. 7 of the pianist’s favorite music from three decades of Bates performances features Haydn, Schubert, Brahms and Schumann. Admission: $10 at batestickets.com. Free tickets are available for the first 50 seniors and students by reservation: olinarts@bates.edu or 207-786-6163.
Olin Concert Hall

7:30pm | Lincoln (2012; 150 min). Presented by the Filmboard. $1.
Olin 104

7:30pm | The Two Gentlemen of Verona (see March 7).
Schaeffer Theatre

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


Hiroya Miura conducts the Bates College Orchestra. Photograph: Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.

9 Sat

1pm | Men’s lacrosse vs. Middlebury.
Garcelon Field

2 & 7:30pm | Lincoln (see March 8).
Olin 104

2 & 7:30pm | The Two Gentlemen of Verona (see March 7).
Schaeffer Theatre

5:30pm | Catholic Mass (see March 2).
Gomes Chapel

7:30pm | Bates College Orchestra, conducted by Hiroya Miura. In a program also including works by Grieg and Ravel, three Bates seniors are instrumental soloists in works by Strauss, Bruch and Mozart. Free, but tickets required. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


10 Sun

2pm | Men’s lacrosse vs. Amherst.
Garcelon Field

2pm | The Two Gentlemen of Verona (see March 7).
Schaeffer Theatre

2 & 4:30pm | Lincoln (see March 8).
Olin 104

5:30pm | Protestant worship (see March 3).
Gomes Chapel


University of British Columbia sociologist Amin Ghaziani. Photograph by Kristin Sopotiuk.

11 Mon

4:30pm | Turquerie and Orientalism: Cultural Transfer Between Europe and the Ottoman Empire in the 18th and 19th Centuries. This talk by Nebahat Avcioglu, a professor of art history at CUNY Hunter College, continues a lecture series exploring cultural encounters between Europe and the Islamic world. FMI aakhtar@bates.edu or jbelive2@bates.edu.
Pettengill G65

7:15pm | There Goes the Gayborhood? Sexuality and the City in a Post-Gay Era. Some observers believe that longstanding gay neighborhoods, like Boston’s South End, will disappear from major cities as a result of increasing integration. But University of British Columbia sociologist Amin Ghaziani argues that the picture is much more nuanced and complex in this entry in the City, Neighborhood and Society lecture series. FMI 207-786-8296.
New Commons 221

7:30pm | The Two Gentlemen of Verona (see March 7).
Schaeffer Theatre

12 Tue

7pm | Strange Bedfellows: On the Intersections of Christian Theology and Queer Theory. Weaving together theology, philosophy, gender studies and ethnic studies, the Rev. Patrick Cheng surveys queer theology, arguing that Christian theology and queer theory are intimately related. The annual Zerby Lecture is presented by the Office of the Multifaith Chaplain. FMI 207-786-8272.
Muskie Archives


13 Wed

5pm | Men’s lacrosse vs. University of New England.
Garcelon Field

6pm | Life drawing (see March 6).
Olin 259


14 Thu

7:30pm | Jonathan Edwards. Edwards, known for such Top-40 fare as “Sunshine” as well as extended explorations of folk and country, appears with guests Tom Snow of the Bates faculty and the a cappella Crosstones and Manic Optimists. Admission: $20 adv. / $25 day of show, available at batestickets.com. Fifty free tickets for students and seniors available by reservation at 8am March 13 at olinarts@bates.edu. FMI 207-786-6135.
Olin Concert Hall


Wayne Delano.

15 Fri

7:30pm | Wayne Delano Quartet. Led by a Camden-based saxophonist-pianist-composer, the quartet debuts a new start time for the BatesDowntown series. Free, but reservations required: olinarts@bates.edu. FMI 207-786-6135.
22 Park St., Lewiston

7:30pm | This Is 40 (2012; 134 min.) Presented by the Filmboard. $1.
Olin 104

16 Sat

1pm | Men’s lacrosse vs. Wesleyan.
Garcelon Field

2 & 7:30pm | This Is 40 (see March 15).
Olin 104

5:30pm | Catholic Mass (see March 2).
Gomes Chapel


17 Sun

2 & 4:30pm | This Is 40 (see March 15).
Olin 104

5:30pm | Protestant worship (see March 3).
Gomes Chapel


18 Mon

4pm | Men’s tennis vs. Colby.
Merrill Gym

4:15pm | Sexual Health as Buzzword: Competing Stakes and Proliferating Agendas. Steven Epstein, a sociologist at Northwestern University, discusses the interplay of expert knowledge, social movements and health institutions. Sponsored by the Mellon Learning Associates Program. FMI 207-786-8296.
Pettengill G52


19 Tue

7pm | Rescheduled: Women in Public Leadership: This panel discussion offered in conjunction with Women’s History Month has been pushed back a week because of weather. FMI 860-335-0731 or csheldon@bates.edu.
Pettengill G65


20 Wed

6pm | Life drawing (see March 6).
Olin 259


Dana Professor of Anthropology Loring Danforth. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.

21 Thu

4:15pm | #Bates2Saudi: Loring Danforth, Charles A. Dana Professor of Anthropology and the 2013 recipient of the Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching, discusses a 2012 Short Term program in Saudi Arabia. Refreshments. FMI 207-786-6066.
Muskie Archives

7pm | Jewish Liberation Theology and The Crisis of Israel-Palestine. A talk by Marc Ellis, who has written extensively on Jewish theology, history and culture, and who founded the Center for Jewish Studies at Baylor University. Pettengill G21

7pm | Visual art discussion with Fransje Killaars, currently showing textile installations at Bates and Museum L-A (see below); Nicholas Chambers, curator at The Andy Warhol Museum; Rachel Desgrosseilliers, director of Museum L-A; and Dan Mills, Bates College Museum of Art director and Killaars exhibition curator. Reception follows. FMI 207-786-6158.
Olin 104 & Museum of Art

7:30pm | The Swaggering Damsel: Matteo Pangallo ’03, visiting assistant professor of English, directs Robert Chamberlain’s 17th-century comic masterpiece of cross-dressed disguise, same-sex marriage and nonstop laughs. Free; reservations suggested. FMI 207-786-6161.
Gannett Theater

9pm | Nearly Beloved: Two One-Act Comedies: In an exhilarating and laugh-filled evening, the Robinson Players present one-act plays by Woody Allen and Christopher Durang. In Durang’s Wanda’s Visit, directed by Max Pendergast ’15, Jim and Marsha’s ho-hum average marriage is disrupted when Jim’s wacky high school girlfriend comes to visit. In Allen’s Honeymoon Motel, directed by Nick Auer ’15, chaos descends on a runaway bride and groom in a seedy motel. Free, but tickets required — available at www.nearlybeloved.eventbrite.com. FMI nauer@bates.edu.
Black Box Theater


22 Fri

9pm | Nearly Beloved: Two One-Act Comedies (see March 21).
Black Box Theater

7:30pm | The Silver Linings Playbook (2012; 122 min.). Presented by the Filmboard. $1.
Olin 104

7:30pm | The Swaggering Damsel (see March 21).
Gannett Theater


23 Sat

Noon | Women’s lacrosse vs. Trinity.
Garcelon Field

2pm | Nearly Beloved: Two One-Act Comedies (see March 21).
Black Box Theater

2pm | The Swaggering Damsel (see March 21).
Gannett Theater

2 & 7:30pm | The Silver Linings Playbook (see March 22).
Olin 104

5:30pm | Catholic Mass (see March 2).
Gomes Chapel


The Bates Gamelan Orchestra in March 2012.

The Bates Gamelan Orchestra in March 2012. Photograph by Simone Schriger ’14.

24 Sun

Noon | Baseball vs. Husson (doubleheader).
Leahey Field

2pm | The Swaggering Damsel (see March 21).
Gannett Theater

2 & 4:30pm | The Silver Linings Playbook (see March 22).
Olin 104

3pm | Gamelan music: In a return visit, the MIT ensemble Gamelan Galak Tika joins the Bates Gamelan Orchestra for an evening of music from Bali and Java. Free, but tickets required. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall

5:30pm | Protestant worship (see March 3).
Gomes Chapel

7:30pm | Nearly Beloved: Two One-Act Comedies (see March 21).
Black Box Theater


Randal Maurice Jelks, author of 2012’s “Schoolmaster of the Movement,” the first full-length biography of Dr. Benjamin Mays ’20.

25 Mon

Noon | The Trees on Tree Street: Nature Activities and the Downtown Summer Program, 2011. Jane Costlow of the environmental studies faculty and Taryn O’Connell ’13 offer a presentation in the Harward Center’s Public Works in Progress series. FMI kcloutie@bates.edu or 207-786-6202.
New Commons 211

4:30pm | Post-Graffiti Damascus and Cairo: Arab Street Art as a Global Aesthetic. A talk by Ali Humayun Akhtar, an assistant professor of religious studies and of classical and medieval studies at Bates, continues a lecture series exploring cultural encounters between Europe and the Islamic world. FMI aakhtar@bates.edu or jbelive2@bates.edu.
Pettengill G52

7 pm | The Life and Work of Dr. Benjamin E. Mays ’20: Randal Maurice Jelks, author of 2012′s Schoolmaster of the Movement, the first full-length Mays biography, discusses this revered educator, theologian and civil rights leader. FMI 207-786-8376.
Benjamin Mays Center


26 Tue

7pm | Women in Public Leadership: Delayed a week by weather, this Women’s History Month event features female political and educational leaders from Maine discussing challenges and achievements that have marked their careers. FMI 860-335-0731 or csheldon@bates.edu.
Muskie Archives


Novelist Ron Currie Jr. Photograph by Lisa Prosienski.

27 Wed

4pm | Softball vs. Thomas (doubleheader).
Lafayette Street Field

6pm | Life drawing (see March 6).
Olin 259

7pm | Women’s lacrosse vs. Bowdoin.
Garcelon Field

7:30pm | Ron Currie Jr., a Waterville native and current resident, is the award-winning author of God Is Dead and Everything Matters! He reads from his fiction in a Language Arts Live presentation. FMI 207-786-6256.
Muskie Archives


Mount David Summit 2010. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.

29 Fri

1:30pm | Mount David Summit: The 12th annual celebration of student academic achievement features research presentations and discussions, literary readings, exhibitions and screenings, performances and more. FMI bates.edu/summit/.
Pettengill Hall

7:30pm | Spring Dance Concert: A showcase of work by student choreographers, including thesis projects by dance majors. Admission: $6 / $3, available at batestickets.com. FMI 207-786-6161.
Schaeffer Theatre

7:30pm | The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012; 170 min.). Presented by the Filmboard. $1.
Olin 104

8pm | Bates College Choir, conducted by John Corrie, performs Fauré’s Requiem and Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna. Free, but tickets required. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


30 Sat

Noon | Women’s lacrosse vs. Williams.
Garcelon Field

2 & 7:30pm | The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (see March 29).
Olin 104

5pm | Spring Dance Concert (see March 29).
Schaeffer Theatre

5:30pm | Catholic Mass (see March 2).
Gomes Chapel

8pm | Bates College Choir (see March 29).
Olin Concert Hall


The Larchmere String Quartet.

31 Sun

2pm only | The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (see March 29).
Olin 104

2pm | Spring Dance Concert (see March 29).
Schaeffer Theatre

5:30pm | Protestant worship (see March 3).
Gomes Chapel

7pm | Larchmere String Quartet. Eykamp String Quartet in Residence at the University of Evansville in Indiana, the quartet plays Haydn, Barber and Dvorak. Admission is $12, available at batestickets.com. Free tickets are available for the first 100 students and seniors by reservation: olinarts@bates.edu. FMI 207-786-6135.
Olin Concert Hall


Museum of Art

FMI 207-786-6158
Hours: 10am–5pm Mon–Sat
(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 downtown on Canal Street where Bates-brand bedspreads were woven.



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