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Events at Bates: April 24-May 26, 2013

The Hot Club of San Francisco. PLEASE CREDIT: Lenny Gonzalez.

The Hot Club of San Francisco brings its “Cinema Vivant” program, performing live scores to vintage silent films, to Bates on Friday, May 10. Photograph by Lenny Gonzalez.

Hello from Bates! Here’s a listing of public events at the college for April 24-May 26, 2013.

The public is invited to these events. Except as noted, admission is free. (Where two admission fees appear, the cost for the general public is listed first, followed by the cost for students and seniors.)

Please note: The printed version of this calendar contained an erroneous listing for the Sheryl Bailey 3 concert. The concert takes place Friday, May 17. In addition, an incorrect source for tickets for the Hot Club of San Francisco was cited. The correct source is this L/A Arts site. We regret the errors.

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!


Weekly
(please call to confirm)

6pm Wed | Life drawing: Sponsored by the Museum of Art on Wednesdays April 24-May 22. Dry-media easels and drawing benches provided, bring drawing board and supplies. $7. FMI 207-786-6158.
Olin 259

5:30pm Sat | Catholic Mass led each week by Associated Catholic Chaplain Fr. Paul Dumais of the Prince of Peace Parish. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel

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


24 Wed

4:30pm | Local Histories: Dickens, Shame and Autobiographical Writing. A talk by Vassar’s Susan Zlotnick, associate professor of English. Refreshments. Sponsored by the the English department. FMI 207-753-6963.
Pettengill G21


Daniel Chong.

Daniel Chong.

25 Thu

4:30pm | Hybrid Places and Meandering Paths: Connecting Russia and Maine. Jane Costlow, formerly a professor of Russian at Bates, offers this lecture to mark her appointment as Clark A. Griffith ’53 Professor in the Study of the Environment. FMI 207-755-5978.
Olin Concert Hall

26 Fri

7:30pm | Piano and violin. Violinist Daniel Chong of the Parker Quartet and pianist Frank Glazer, Bates artist in residence, perform in an Olin Arts Alive event. Admission: $12, available at batestickets.com. Free tickets are available for the first 50 seniors and students; reserve via olinarts@bates.edu. FMI 207-786-6163.
Olin Concert Hall


1 Wed

4pm | Baseball vs. Southern Maine.
Leahey Field

A Bates crowd at the Courthouse Plaza on Lisbon Street listens to the all-college a cappella performance that concluded the 2012 "College Night in Town." Photograph by Mikey Pasek '12.

A Bates crowd at the Courthouse Plaza on Lisbon Street listens to the all-college a cappella performance that concluded the 2012 “College Night in Town,” known this year as “Bates Night in Town.” Photograph by Mikey Pasek ’12.

5 pm | Bates Night in Town: Aiming to enrich the relationship between Bates and the Twin Cities, students perform and show art downtown while restaurants offer discounts to students. Highlights include an exhibit of student art in the Art Deco Lamey-Wellehan building and an all-school a cappella concert in Dufresne Plaza, both on Lisbon Street. All events are open to the public. FMI mmurphy4@bates.edu.
Downtown Lewiston–Auburn

6pm | Noted photographer Chester Higgins Jr., whose work has appeared in major museums and publications such as Life, Time and The New York Times, offers a presentation called Dancing With My Spirit. Sponsored by the Learning Associates Program and the African American and American cultural studies programs. FMI 207-786-8296.
Pettengill G65

8 Wed

2:30pm | Baseball vs. St. Joseph’s.
Leahey Field


9 Thu

Time TBA | Bates Folk Music Festival: First of three days. The Freewill Folk Society’s third annual event features dancing, workshops and performances by Velocipede, The Press Gang, Alba’s Edge, Katie McNally and Eric McDonald, and Greg and Jessie Boardman. Admission, on a sliding scale, is $5–$20 for one day / $10–$30 for the weekend. FMI batesfolkfest.weebly.com/.
Chase Hall & other campus locations

Alba's Edge. From left, Doug Berns, bassist; Neil Pearlman, pianist; Lilly Pearlman, fiddler; Jacob Cole, percussionist. At Bates, Katie McNally will fill in for Lilly Pearlman.

Alba’s Edge. From left, Doug Berns, bassist; Neil Pearlman, pianist; Lilly Pearlman, fiddler; Jacob Cole, percussionist. At Bates, Katie McNally will fill in for Lilly Pearlman.

4:15pm | Getting Ahead: Social Mobility, Public Housing and Immigrant Networks. This talk by Professor Silvia Dominguez of the sociology and human services department at Northeastern University concludes the City, Neighborhood and Society series exploring social-science approaches to urban issues. FMI 207-786-8296.
Pettengill G65

10 Fri

7:30pm | Hot Club of San Francisco: Taking its cue from the French-Gypsy swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stéphane Grapelli, the quintet brings its Cinema Vivant program of silent films with live music to Bates. Jointly presented by L/A Arts and the Olin Arts Alive series. Admission is $20, available at L/A Arts. FMI 207-786-6163 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall

Time TBA | Bates Folk Music Festival (see May 9).
Chase Hall & other campus locations


11 Sat

Time TBA | Bates Folk Music Festival (see May 9).
Chase Hall & other campus locations

Day for Night plays classic country

Day for Night plays classic country.

7:30pm | BatesDowntown: The college’s off-campus music series presents an evening of Americana with Day for Night, a Portland-based acoustic country duo, and the Seth Warner Trio, which plays folk, blues, old-time country and other styles. Free, but tickets required — available at batestickets.com. FMI 207-786-6135.
22 Park St.

15 Wed

4:30pm | Taking Italy Home: Souvenirs from the Grand Tour. Veronique B. Plesch, an artist and professor of art at Colby College, offers a talk sponsored by the Bates Department of Art and Visual Culture. FMI 207-786-8212.
Olin 104


Jazz guitarist Sheryl Bailey.

Jazz guitarist Sheryl Bailey.

17 Fri

7:30pm | Sheryl Bailey 3: Combining “an astonishing command of the fingerboard with a seemingly endless flow of melodic invention,” jazz guitarist Bailey offers a trio performance in this Olin Arts Alive concert. Admission: $12, available at batestickets.com. Free tickets are available to the first 100 seniors and students by advance reservation: 207-786-6163. FMI olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall

22 Wed

5pm | Dance Club Short Term Show. Featuring works by student choreographers and student dance groups, as well as the piece developed for this year’s “Tour Teach Perform” Short Term program by renowned performers Postell Pringle ’98 and Erin Gottwald ’98. FMI 207-786-6161.
Schaeffer Theatre


23 Thu

7pm | Writers read: Senior English majors read from their creative writing theses. FMI 207-786-6256.
Chase Hall, Skelton Lounge


26 Sun

10am | Commencement: Bates College’s 147th annual graduation exercises.
Historic Quad


"Citadel Ruin" (2010), a drawing in charcoal on Mylar by Dozier Bell. Courtesy of Aucocisco Galleries, Portland, Maine.

“Citadel Ruin” (2010), a drawing in charcoal on Mylar by Dozier Bell. Courtesy of Aucocisco Galleries, Portland, Maine.

Museum of Art

FMI 207-786-6158
Hours: 10am–5pm Mon–Sat
(till 7pm Wed while Bates is in session)

NOTE: After May 25, the museum closes for renovations during summer 2013.

Through May 25

Annual Senior Thesis Exhibition: Culminating their yearlong thesis project, studio art majors Eleanor Anaclerio, Erin Augulewicz, Isaac Thompson and Amanda Wescott explore conceptual and psychological topics including the effects captured by a camera obscura; the relationships between spaces private and public, uninhabited and inhabited; representational portraits; and sculptural abstraction.

Dozier Bell: Mind’s Eye: Bell’s small-yet-powerful recent graphite drawings depict mysterious cloud-covered mountains, fog-shrouded craggy fingers of land jutting into the ocean and fragmented skylines in the low light of dawn or dusk. The work embodies the force of nature rather than focusing primarily on descriptive details.

Selections From the Permanent Collection: Recent Acquisitions: Work by historical and contemporary artists exploring a variety of media and subject matter. Artists with Maine ties include Marsden Hartley, William Manning, Charlie Hewitt and Andrew Wyeth. Curated with assistance from Museum of Art interns Cara Garcia-Bou ’13 and Nell Wachsberger ’13.



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