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Events at Bates: Oct. 21–Nov. 21

Phil Aroneanu (center) discusses climate change activism at Bates on Nov. 9.

Phil Aroneanu (center) discusses climate change activism at Bates on Nov. 9.

Hello from Bates! Here’s a list of public events at the college for the period Oct. 21–Nov. 21, 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

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


A scene from the Global Lens film "Modest Reception."

A scene from the Global Lens film “Modest Reception.”

October

21 Mon

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

22 Tue

Corey Dolgon, sociologist at Stonehill College.

Corey Dolgon, sociologist at Stonehill College.

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

4:15pm | From Social Movements to Service Learning (and Back Again?): The Activist Challenge for Civic Engagement in the Age of Neo-Liberalism. A talk by Corey Dolgon, professor of sociology and director of community-based learning at Stonehill College. Sponsored by the department of sociology and co-sponsored by the Harward Center for Community Partnerships, the department of music, the social sciences division and the Multifaith Chaplaincy. FMI 207-786-8296.
Pettengill G52


23 Wed

4:30pm | Scratched and Hatched: Inventing Stories through Drawing. Scott Nash, head of the illustration department at Maine College of Art and a well-known children’s book illustrator, author, graphic designer and artist, discusses his influences, how he develops ideas and how his work has evolved. Sponsored by the art and visual culture department. FMI 207-786-8212.
Olin 104

Spoken-word poet Alix Olson.

Spoken-word poet Alix Olson.

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. Note: Earlier listings provided an incorrect date for this event. We regret the error. FMI 207-786-8303.
Mays Center

24 Thu

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


Bestselling author Monica Wood.

Bestselling author Monica Wood.

28 Mon

7:30 pm | An Evening With Monica Wood. Bestselling author of When We Were The Kennedys, the popular memoir about growing up in Mexico, Maine, Wood reads from and discusses the book, which was assigned reading for the Bates class of 2017. Sponsored by the Office of the President with support from the Dean of the Faculty’s and Dean of Students’ offices. FMI 207-786-6067.
Olin Concert Hall

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


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1 Fri

7:30pm | In the Next Room (or the vibrator play): See Oct. 31.
Schaeffer Theatre

7:30pm | We’re the Millers (2013, 110 min.): Presented by the Filmboard. Admission: $1.
Olin 104

7:30pm | WindSync: Known for an engaging stage presence, this wind quintet plays music by Reicha, Piazzolla, David and Ravel. Admission: $12, available at batestickets.com. Complimentary tickets available to a limited number of students and seniors at windsync.eventbrite.com/ or olinarts@bates.edu. FMI 207-786-6163.
Olin Concert Hall


2 Sat

12:30pm | Football vs. Bowdoin.
Garcelon Field

2 & 7:30pm | We’re the Millers (see Nov.1).
Olin 104

5pm | Bates Arts in Action: The diversity of performing arts at Bates is showcased in a Homecoming Weekend revue featuring a cappella singing and other music, dramatic excerpts, literary readings and the Bates Dance Company. FMI 207-786-8294.
Olin Concert Hall

7:30pm | In the Next Room (or the vibrator play). See Nov. 1.
Schaeffer Theatre


3 Sun

2pm | In the Next Room (or the vibrator play). See Nov. 1.
Schaeffer Theatre

2 & 7:30pm | We’re the Millers (see Nov. 1).
Olin 104


A  scene from "Shyamal Uncle Turns Out the Lights."

A scene from “Shyamal Uncle Turns Out the Lights.”

4 Mon

7:30pm | Global Lens film: Presented by the Museum of Art, tonight’s international film is Shyamal Uncle Turns Off the Lights (India, 2012, 65 min.). FMI 207-786-8212.
Olin 104

7:30pm | In the Next Room (or the vibrator play). See Nov. 1.
Schaeffer Theatre

6 Wed

4:30pm | Treasures from the Dalmatian Coast: Ana Munk, a specialist in medieval art from southern and central Europe and an assistant professor at the University of Zagreb, describes reliquaries and other historic art objects from Croatia. Sponsored by the art and visual culture department. FMI 207-786-8212.
Olin 105

Religious studies professor Michelle A. Gonzalez.

Religious studies professor Michelle A. Gonzalez.

7pm | From Africa to the Americas: Religion in the Diaspora. Michelle A. Gonzalez of the University of Miami religious studies faculty explores the influence of African Diaspora religions on Caribbean culture, history and politics. The first of two 2013–14 Zerby Lectures in Contemporary Religious Thought. Sponsored by the Multifaith Chaplaincy. FMI 207-786-8272.
Muskie Archives

7 Thu

7:30pm | George Washington’s Breakfast: A talk by Sandra Oliver, known for her writing about New England and Maine food history. Sponsored by the classical and medieval studies program. FMI 207-786-8296.
Pettengill G52

7:30pm | Invisible Strength: Connecting with Homeless Youth. Panelists discuss homeless youth’s needs, strengths and successful outcomes in Maine. Part of the Harward Center for Community Partnerships’ Civic Forum Series. FMI 207-786-6202.
Muskie Archives


8 Fri

4:30pm | Building a Mass Movement to Fight Climate Change: Phil Aroneanu, 350.org co-founder and campaign director, discusses carbon bombs like tar sands oil; fossil fuel divestment; and strategies toward a clean energy economy. Presented by the Harward Center for Community Partnerships. FMI 207-786-6202.
Pettengill G52

7:30pm | Contradance: New England folk dancing with music by Greg and Jessie Boardman and caller Kristin Seibert. Beginner’s lesson at 7:30. $5. FMI hotten@bates.edu.
>Muskie Archives

7:30pm | Kick Ass 2 (2013, 103 min.): Presented by the Filmboard. Admission: $1.
Olin 104

7:30pm | Tape / The Break of Noon: Juniors conducting independent study projects direct two one-act plays. Nick Auer ’15 directs Stephen Belber’s Tape and Jonathan Schwolsky helms Neil LaBute’s Break of Noon. FMI 207-786-6161.
Gannett Theater


9 Sat

2 & 7:30pm | Kick Ass 2 (see Nov. 8).
Olin 104

7:30pm | Bates College Orchestra: Scott Ordway conducts the world premiere of his Symphony No. 3, as well as Beethoven’s Overture to Coriolan, Op. 62, and Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll. Free but tickets are required, available at batesorchestra.eventbrite.com. FMI 207-786-6163 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall

7:30pm | Tape / The Break of Noon (see Nov. 8).
Gannett Theater


10 Sun

2 & 4:30pm | Kick Ass 2 (see Nov. 8).
Olin 104


11 Mon

7:30pm | Global Lens film: Presented by the Museum of Art, tonight’s international film is Southwest (Brazil, 2012, 128 min.). FMI 207-786-8212.
Olin 104


14 Thu

7:30pm | Songful Vietnam: Three Rivers — One Source: An evening with artists in a variety of traditional Vietnamese performance genres. Ticketing info TBA. FMI 207-786-6163 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


John Corrie directs the Bates College Choir.

John Corrie directs the Bates College Choir.

15 Fri

1:30pm | Homeschool Learner Workshop: Museum of Art staff guide participants in an exploration of the current exhibitions (see below) and then lead them through an hour of art-making. Open to students ages 5–15. Admission: $5; advance registration required. FMI 207-786-8212 or aodom@bates.edu.
Museum of Art

7pm | Men’s basketball vs. Maine-Augusta.
Alumni Gym

7:30pm | Fruitvale Station (2013, 85 min.): Presented by the Filmboard. Admission: $1.
Olin 104

7:30pm | Zwetchkenfest: Abigail Zwetchkenbaum ’15 is among the performers in three comedic one-act plays that she also wrote and directed. Presented by the Robinson Players.
Mays Center

8pm | Bates College Choir: John Corrie directs the ensemble in Orff’s popular Carmina Burana. Free but tickets are required, available at bateschoirfriday.eventbrite.com. FMI 207-786-6135.
Olin Concert Hall


The Bates Dance Company in March 2013. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

The Bates Dance Company in March 2013. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

16 Sat

2 & 7:30pm | Fruitvale Station (see Nov. 15).
Olin 104

5pm | Bates Dance Company: The autumn dance concert features a senior thesis work by Leroy Barnes ’14 and pieces by faculty and guest choreographers, including the internationally renowned Urban Bush Women. Admission: $6/$3, available at batestickets.com. FMI 207-786-6161.
Schaeffer Theatre

7:30pm | Zwetchkenfest (see Nov. 15).
Mays Center

8pm | Bates College Choir: See Nov. 15, but please visit batechoirsaturday.eventbrite.com for tickets. FMI 207-786-6135.
Olin Concert Hall


An Indonesian "wayang golek" puppet.

An Indonesian “wayang golek” puppet.

17 Sun

2pm | Bates Dance Company (see Nov. 16).
Schaeffer Theatre

2pm | Men’s basketball vs. Maine-Farmington.
Alumni Gym

2 & 4:30pm | Fruitvale Station (see Nov. 15).
Olin 104

4pm | Indonesian shadow puppetry: Perang Kembang (“The Flower Battle”). Guest artists Sumarsam, a puppeteer, and drummer I.M. Harjito of Wesleyan University lead the Bates Gamelan Ensemble in an hour-long story from the Sanskrit epic Mahābhārata. Ticketing info TBA. FMI 207-786-6135.
Olin Concert Hall

7:30pm | Zwetchkenfest (see Nov. 15).
Mays Center


A scene from the Global Lens film "Student."

A scene from the Global Lens film “Student.”

18 Mon

7pm | Women’s basketball vs. Husson.
Alumni Gym

7:30pm | Bates Dance Company (see Nov. 16).
Schaeffer Theatre

7:30pm | Global Lens Film: Presented by the Museum of Art, tonight’s international film is Student (Kazakhstan, 2012, 90 min.). FMI 207-786-8212.
Olin 104


19 Tue

7pm | Men’s basketball vs. St. Joseph’s.
Alumni Gym

7:30pm | Ages of the Moon: In an independent study project, Andrew Overby ’14 directs Sam Shepard’s play. FMI 207-786-6161.
Black Box Theater


20 Wed

6:30pm | Lee Sharkey and Carl Little, poets: Sharkey’s publications include chapbooks and such full-length volumes as 2013’s Calendars of Fire. Little wrote the collections 3,000 Dreams Explained and Ocean Drinker: new & selected poems. A Language Arts Live reading. FMI 207-786-6256.
Muskie Archives

7:30pm | Ages of the Moon (see Nov. 19).
Black Box Theater


21 Thu

7pm | Men’s basketball vs. Thomas.
Alumni Gym

7:30pm | Ages of the Moon (see Nov. 19).
Black Box Theater


22 Fri

7:30pm | Diving vs. Wesleyan and Trinity.
Merrill Gym


23 Sat

Noon | Swimming and diving vs. Wesleyan and Trinity.
Merrill Gym

3pm | Men’s and women’s squash vs. Trinity.
Bates Squash Center, 56 Plourde Parkway


23 Sat–Dec. 1 Sun

Thanksgiving Recess: No classes. Administrative offices are open through Nov. 27.


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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