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Events at Bates: Sept. 27–Oct. 31

Rubén Martínez is the 2013 Otis Lecturer at Bates. (© Angela Garcia)

Rubén Martínez, the 2013 Otis Lecturer at Bates, speaks on Oct. 14. (Image copyright © by Angela Garcia)

Hello from Bates! Here’s a listing of public events at the college for the period Sept. 27–Oct. 31, 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.)

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

Thank you for your interest in Bates!


Recurring Events

Pipes of the Erben organ in the Gomes Chapel.  Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen

Pipes of the Erben organ in the Gomes Chapel.
(Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

These events take 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, held most weekdays. 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


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. After the recitation, the DaPonte String Quartet performs a Beethoven piece said to have 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


Printmaker and teacher Hideki Kimura.

Printmaker and teacher Hideki Kimura.

28 Sat

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

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

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

The Boston-based acoustic string band Joy Kills Sorrow.

The Boston-based acoustic string band Joy Kills Sorrow.

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 207-786-8212.
Museum of Art

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 in November 2012. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

The Bates Dance Company in November 2012. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

29 Sun

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

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

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


A scene from "The Fantastic World of Juan Orol."

A scene from “The Fantastic World of Juan Orol.”

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

October

4 Fri

7:30pm | Despicable Me 2 (98 min., 2013): Presented by the Filmboard. Admission: $1.
Olin 104


5 Sat

2 & 7:30pm | Despicable Me 2 (see Oct. 4).
Olin 104


Trio les Amis: Mary Hunter, James Parakilas and Steve Witkin. (Mike Bradley/Bates College)

Trio les Amis: Mary Hunter, James Parakilas and Steve Witkin. (Mike Bradley/Bates College)

6 Sun

2 & 4:30pm | Despicable Me 2 (see Oct. 4).
Olin 104

3pm | Trio Les Amis: Coming together from Maine’s three selective liberal arts colleges, violinist Mary Hunter (Bowdoin), pianist James Parakilas (Bates) and cellist Steve Witkin (Colby) present chamber music by Debussy, Poulenc and Fauré. Free, but tickets required, via olinarts@bates.edu or 207-786-6163.
Olin Concert Hall

7 Mon

7pm | The Fearless Project: In connection with his exhibition at Bates, photographer Jeff Sheng discusses his images depicting LGBT athletes. Presented by the Office of Intercultural Education with the Department of Athletics, the Athletics Committee and other campus partners. FMI 207-786-8303.
Commons, 2nd Floor

7:30pm | Global Lens film: Presented by the Museum of Art, tonight’s international film is Life Kills Me (Chile, 92 min., 2007). FMI 207-786-8212.
Olin 104


8 Tue

Noon | What I Did Last Summer: Adventures in Community Engagement, Part Two: Students reflect on their summer fellowships. Featuring Alexandra Morrow ’16, Children’s Museum of New Hampshire; Mikka Macdonald ’16, International Rescue Committee; Merrill Brady ’14, Trinity Jubilee Center’s Free Health Clinic; and Stephanie Caplen ’14, L/A Arts. Sponsored by the Harward Center’s Public Works in Progress Series. FMI 207-786-6202.
Commons 201


9 Wed

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


10 Thu

7:30pm | Women’s soccer vs. University of New England.
Garcelon Field


Julieta Zylberberg stars in Diego Lerman's film "The Invisible Eye."

Julieta Zylberberg stars in Diego Lerman’s film “The Invisible Eye.”

11 Fri

7pm | Memories of the Present Past: Drawing from the Global Lens catalog of international films, this three-day film festival celebrates the introduction of the Program in Latin American Studies at Bates. Tonight: The Invisible Eye (Argentina, 95 min., 2010). Sponsored by Latin American Studies in cooperation with Bates College libraries and the Museum of Art. FMI 207-786-8212.
Olin 104

7:30pm | Pacific Rim (113 min., 2013): Presented by the Filmboard. Admission: $1.
Olin 105

8pm | Women’s volleyball vs. Tufts.
Alumni Gym


A scene from "Fat, Bald, Short Man," a 2011 production in rotoscope by Colombian director Carlos Osuna.

A scene from “Fat, Bald, Short Man,” a 2011 production in rotoscope by Colombian director Carlos Osuna.

12 Sat

11am | Men’s soccer vs. Maine–Farmington.
Russell Street Field

2 & 7:30pm | Pacific Rim (see Oct. 11).
Olin 105

2pm | Women’s volleyball vs. Connecticut College.
Alumni Gym

Memories of the Present Past Film Series (see Oct. 11): 3pm: Fat, Bald, Short Man (Colombia, 91 min., 2011). 7pm: The Prize (Argentina, 99 min., 2011).
Olin 104


A scene from Argentinian director Sergio Teubal's 2011 film "The Finger."

A scene from Argentinian director Sergio Teubal’s 2011 film “The Finger.”

13 Sun

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

2 & 4:30pm | Pacific Rim (see Oct. 11).
Olin 105

Memories of the Present Past Film Series (see Oct. 11): 3pm: The Finger (Argentina, 93 min., 2011). 7pm: A Useful Life (Uruguay, 63 min., 2010).
Olin 104


Poet Peter Gizzi.

Poet Peter Gizzi.

14 Mon

6:30pm | Language Arts Live: This series of literary readings presents Peter Gizzi, whose many books include The Outernationale and Threshold Songs. FMI 207-786-6256.
Muskie Archives

7:30pm | Desert America: Politics and Contemplation on the Mythic American Landscape. Rubén Martínez, a journalist, author and musician, delivers the annual Otis Lecture, made possible by the Philip J. Otis Endowment at Bates. Free, but tickets required; available at bit.ly/bates-otis13. FMI 207-755-5978.
Olin Concert Hall


16 Wed–20 Sun

Fall Recess: No classes, but administrative offices are open.


16 Wed

8pm | Men’s soccer vs. Southern Maine.
Garcelon Field


18 Fri

1:30pm | Homeschool Learner Workshops: Bates College Museum of Art staff guide participants on an exploration of the current exhibitions (see below) and then lead them through an hour of artmaking. Admission: $5. Open to students ages 5–15. FMI 207-786-8212 or aodom@bates.edu.
Museum of Art

8pm | Women’s volleyball vs. Trinity.
Alumni Gym


19 Sat

11am | Field hockey vs. Middlebury.
Campus Avenue Field

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

1pm | Football vs. Middlebury.
Garcelon Field

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

2pm | Women’s volleyball vs. Wesleyan.
Alumni Gym


21 Mon

7:30pm | Global Lens film: Presented by the Museum of Art, tonight’s international film is Modest Reception (Iran, 100 min., 2012). FMI 207-786-8212.
Olin 104


22 Tue

Spoken-word poet Alix Olson.

Spoken-word poet Alix Olson.

3pm | Women’s soccer vs. Husson.
Russell Street Field

8pm | Spoken-word poets: Alix Olson, an internationally touring artist-activist, and B Yung, a wordsmith seeking to make a difference in hip hop culture, perform in an Office of Intercultural Education presentation. FMI 207-786-8303.
Mays Center

24 Tue

7:30pm | Ubuntu: An African Contribution to the Universality of Human Rights by Justice Albie Sachs, human rights activist and chief architect of South Africa’s post-apartheid constitution. Presented by the Harward Center’s Civic Forum Series. FMI 207-786-6202.
Muskie Archives


Pianist Frank Glazer. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

Pianist Frank Glazer. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

25 Fri

7:30pm | Frank Glazer: The pianist performs sonatas by Mozart, Weber, Hindemith and Beethoven. Admission $10, available at www.batestickets.com. Some free seats available for seniors and students as of Oct. 22. FMI olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall

7:30pm | The Way, Way Back (103 min., 2013): Presented by the Filmboard. Admission: $1.
Olin 104


26 Sat

2 & 7:30pm | The Way, Way Back (see Oct. 25).
Olin 104


27 Sun

2 & 4:30pm | The Way, Way Back (see Oct. 25).
Olin 104


A scene from "The Parade."

A scene from “The Parade.”

28 Mon

7:30pm | Global Lens film: Presented by the Museum of Art, tonight’s international film is The Parade (Serbia, 115 min., 2011). FMI 207-786-8212.
Olin 104

29 Tue

Noon | Beyond Bumper Stickers: Seeing Possibilities for Social Change: Members of the politics and the women and gender studies faculties, professors Leslie Hill and Melinda Plastas discuss their model of incorporating social justice activists into coursework. Presented by the Harward Center’s Public Works in Progress series. FMI 207-786-6202.
161 Wood St.


31 Thu

7:30pm | In the Next Room (or the vibrator play): By Sarah Ruhl. Kati Vecsey, senior lecturer in theater, directs this play set in the 1880s that explores, with the help of technology, what it means to truly love someone. For adult audiences. Admission: $6/$3, available at batestickets.com. FMI 207-786-6161.
Schaeffer Theatre


Exhibitions

Through 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

An image showing in "Redefining the Multiple": Hideki Kimura's "Glass 2011-11-27," acrylic ink squeegeed onto glass.

An image showing in “Redefining the Multiple”: Hideki Kimura’s “Glass 2011-11-27,” acrylic ink squeegeed onto glass.

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

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

Through 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 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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