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Events at Bates: Sept. 3-30, 2013

A scene from the Global Lens film 'The Fantastic World of Juan Orol,' showing on Sept. 30.

A scene from the Global Lens film ‘The Fantastic World of Juan Orol,’ showing on Sept. 30.

Hello from Bates! Here’s a listing of public events at the college for September 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.)

Changed in this edition is the listing for the Sept. 18 talk by Manal al-Sharif, which has been moved to the Muskie Archives and pushed back from 7 to 7:30pm.

Three events have been added: a Sept. 13 workshop for teachers and homeschooling parents related to the art museum’s fall exhibition Redefining The Multiple: 13 Japanese Printmakers; a Sept. 23 opening for the exhibition The Fearless Project: Photographs of LGBT Athletes; and a Sept. 28 concert by Joy Kills Sorrow.

Want the latest events information? Visit the daily Events page. Questions or comments? Contact events editor Doug Hubley at calendar@bates.edu.

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Weekly

Taking place while Bates is in session. Please call ahead to confirm.

4:10pm Mon-Fri | Mindfulness of Breathing: Buddhist meditation facilitated by the Dharma Society, and held most weekdays when school is in session. Open to all experience levels. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel

6pm Wed | Life drawing: Sponsored by the Museum of Art. Dry-media easels and drawing benches provided, bring drawing board and supplies. $7. FMI 207-786-8302.
Olin 259

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

4pm Sun | Advanced meditation facilitated by the Dharma Society. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel

5:30pm Sun | Protestant worship with gospel singing. Coordinated by the Bates Christian Fellowship. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel


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4:15pm | Convocation: Bates launches the 2013–14 academic year.
Historic Quad

Following Convocation | Memorial service and tree planting to remember faculty, staff and students who have died during the previous year. FMI 207-786-8272.
Historic Quad by Parker Hall (rain location: Gomes Chapel )


Jason Marsalis.

Jason Marsalis.

4 Wed

7:30pm | Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet: First known as a drummer, this scion of New Orleans’ first family of jazz is nowadays celebrated as a vibraphonist. Admission: $18 at batestickets.com. Free tickets available for the first 100 seniors or students. Reserve via olinarts@bates.edu. FMI 207-786-6163.
Olin Concert Hall

5 Thu

7pm | Field hockey vs. Thomas.
Campus Avenue Field


6 Fri

7:30pm | The Kings of Summer (95 min., 2013): Presented by the Filmboard. Admission: $1.
Olin 104


7 Sat

10:30am | Men’s & women’s cross country vs. Colby.
Pineland Farms, New Gloucester

Noon | Women’s soccer vs. Tufts.
Russell Street Field

1pm | Field hockey vs. Tufts.
Campus Avenue Field

2 & 7:30pm | The Kings of Summer (see Sept. 6).
Olin 104

3pm | Men’s soccer vs. Tufts.
Russell Street Field


8 Sun

2 & 4:30pm | The Kings of Summer (see Sept. 6).
Olin 104


9 Mon

7:30pm | Global Lens film: Presented by the Museum of Art, tonight’s international film is About 111 Girls (Iraq, 79 min., 2012). FMI 207-786-8212.
Olin 104


Folksinger Sam Amidon. Photo credit: Terry Magson.

Folksinger Sam Amidon. Photo credit: Terry Magson.

10 Tue

7:30pm | Sam Amidon: Folksinger Amidon is touring behind his fourth album, Bright Sunny South, which he calls “a sculpture garden of personal relics” including old hymns and shape-note songs. Portland’s Traveling Trees open. Admission $12, available through batestickets.com. FMI 207-786-6163.
Olin Concert Hall

11 Wed

8pm | Men’s soccer vs. Bowdoin.
Garcelon Field


13 Fri

3:30pm | Teacher and Homeschooling Parent Workshop: The Bates College Museum of Art offers a hands-on workshop to teachers and homeschooling parents that will provide insight into the museum’s fall exhibition Redefining the Multiple: 13 Japanese Printmakers (see below). Included are a tour of the exhibition, sample lessons meeting Maine Learning Results Standards for Visual Arts and a hands-on art-making session. Advance registration required; space is limited. Contact Anne Odom at aodom@bates.edu or 207-786-8212 to register.

7:30pm | Man of Steel (143 min., 2013): Presented by the Filmboard. $1.
Olin 104


14 Sat

11am | Women’s golf vs. Bowdoin.
Martindale Country Club, Auburn

2 & 7:30pm | Man of Steel (see Sept. 13).
Olin 104


15 Sun

2 & 4:30pm | Man of Steel (see Sept. 13).
Olin 104


Women's rights advocate Manal al-Sharif.

Women’s rights advocate Manal al-Sharif.

16 Mon

7:30pm | Global Lens film: Presented by the Museum of Art, tonight’s international film is Beijing Flickers (China, 96 min., 2012). FMI 207-786-8212.
Olin 104

18 Wed

4:30pm | Women’s soccer vs. Bowdoin.
Russell Street Field

7:30pm | Manal Alsharif: A bold advocate for women’s rights in Saudi Arabia, Alsharif is widely known for her challenge to the ban on women driving in that nation. Her talk is presented by the Harward Center and the Office of Intercultural Education. FMI 207-786-8376.
Muskie Archives


Brunswick, Maine, resident Jaed Coffin reads in a Language Arts Live event.

Brunswick, Maine, resident Jaed Coffin reads in a Language Arts Live event.

19 Thu

6:30pm | Jaed Coffin: The Language Arts Live series of literary readings presents a Maine resident whose creative nonfiction includes A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants, chronicling his experience as a Buddhist monk in his mother’s native village in Thailand. FMI 207-786-6256.
Muskie Archives

20 Fri

7:30pm | This is the End (107 min., 2013): Presented by the Filmboard. $1.
Olin 104


21 Sat

1pm | Football vs. Trinity.
Garcelon Field

2 & 7:30pm | This is the End (see Sept. 20).
Olin 104


22 Sun

2 & 4:30pm | This is the End (see Sept. 20).
Olin 104


23 Mon

A self-portrait by Jeff Sheng.

A self-portrait by Jeff Sheng.

5pm | The Fearless Project: Photographs of LGBT Athletes. A reception with photographer Jeff Sheng opens this exhibition presented by the Office of Intercultural Education, with support from Bates athletics and other programs and organizations. FMI 207-786-8303.
Commons, second floor

7:30pm | Global Lens film: Presented by the Museum of Art, tonight’s international film is Cairo 678 (Egypt, 100 min., 2010). FMI 207-786-8212.
Olin 104

25 Wed

7pm | Field hockey vs. Bowdoin.
Campus Avenue Field

7pm | Women’s volleyball vs. Bowdoin.
Alumni Gym


John Farrell performs T.S. Eliot's "Four Quartets" from memory.

John Farrell performs T.S. Eliot’s “Four Quartets” from memory.

27 Fri

7:30pm | Four Quartets: John Farrell of Maine’s Figures of Speech Theatre recites T.S. Eliot’s poem from memory. In the second half of the program, the DaPonte String Quartet performs a Beethoven piece that inspired the poem. Free, but tickets required — please visit batestickets.com. FMI 207-786-6163.
Olin Concert Hall

7:30pm | The Heat (117 min., 2013): Presented by the Filmboard. $1.
Olin 104

8pm | Women’s volleyball vs. Colby-Sawyer.
Alumni Gym


Koichi Kiyono's "Cultivation II," etching on cotton-wool and felt with hand sewing, appears in the Museum of Art exhibition "Redefining The Multiple: 13 Japanese Printmakers."

Koichi Kiyono’s “Cultivation II,” etching on cotton-wool and felt with hand sewing, appears in the Museum of Art exhibition “Redefining The Multiple: 13 Japanese Printmakers.”

28 Sat

11am | Women’s soccer vs. Trinity.
Russell Street Field

Noon | Field hockey vs. Trinity.
Campus Avenue Field

1pm | Football vs. Tufts.
Garcelon Field

2pm | Men’s soccer vs. Trinity.
Russell Street Field

2 & 7:30pm | The Heat (see Sept. 27).
Olin 104

2:30pm | Hideki Kimura, co-curator of and participant in the Bates College Museum of Art exhibition Redefining The Multiple (see below), discusses the exhibition. A reception follows. FMI 207-786-6158.
Museum of Art

The Boston-based acoustic string band Joy Kills Sorrow.

The Boston-based acoustic string band Joy Kills Sorrow.

Noon | Bates Dance Company: This Parents & Family Weekend program features works in diverse styles by students, as well as faculty choreographers including Rachel Boggia, Carol Dilley and Debi Irons. FMI 207-786-6161.
Schaeffer Theatre

7:30pm | Joy Kills Sorrow: Showcasing emotive original songs and Emma Beaton’s soulful singing, this acclaimed five-piece acoustic string band is touring in support of its new Signature Sounds EP, Wide Awake. Admission: $18, available at batestickets.com. FMI 207-786-6163 or olinarts@bates.com.
Olin Concert Hall


The Bates Dance Company. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.

The Bates Dance Company. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.

29 Sun

Noon | Women’s soccer vs. Amherst.
Russell Street Field

Noon | Bates Dance Company (see Sept. 28).
Schaeffer Theatre

1pm | Field hockey vs. Amherst.
Campus Avenue Field

2 & 4:30pm | The Heat (see Sept. 27).
Olin 104

3pm | Men’s soccer vs. Amherst.
Russell Street Field


30 Mon

7:30pm | Global Lens film: Presented by the Museum of Art, tonight’s international film is The Fantastic World of Juan Orol (Mexico, 90 min., 2012). FMI 207-786-8212.
Olin 104


Exhibitions

Sept. 23–Oct. 16
The Fearless Project
: Photographs of LGBT Athletes
: Images by Jeff Sheng constitute this exhibition presented by the Office of Intercultural Education, with support from Bates athletics and other programs and organizations.
Commons, second floor


Museum of Art

FMI 207-786-6158
museum@bates.edu or bates.edu/museum

"Balancing Act"  (c. 1965), gelatin silver print by Berenice Abbott. Museum purchase.

“Balancing Act” (c. 1965), gelatin silver print by Berenice Abbott. Museum purchase.

Hours: 10am–5pm Mon–Sat
(until 7pm Wed during the academic year)

Sept. 13–Dec. 14
Redefining The Multiple: 13 Japanese Printmakers: In concept and technique, the artists in this exhibition push the boundaries of what a print or multiple is. They innovatively employ both contemporary and historic techniques and media that include etching, aquatint, monotype, screen printing, photographic processes and woodcut, as well as three-dimensional works in felt, cast resin and video.

Selections from Berenice Abbott’s Portrait of Maine: A pre-eminent American photographer, Abbott moved to Monson, Maine, in the 1960s and created a significant body of work documenting life in her new home state. Her Portrait of Maine (1968), a collaboration with writer, artist and friend Chenoweth Hall, was Abbott’s final book and comprises photographs from across the state in Abbott’s signature documentary style. This exhibition represents photographs taken for that project.



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