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Events at Bates: Feb. 1–March 1, 2014

The Brazilian Guitar Quartet performs at Bates on Feb. 1. From left: Tadeu do Amaral, Everton Gloeden, Gustavo Costa and Luiz Mantovani.

The Brazilian Guitar Quartet performs at Bates on Feb. 1. From left: Tadeu do Amaral, Everton Gloeden, Gustavo Costa and Luiz Mantovani.

Howdy from Bates! Here’s a list of public events at the college for the period Feb. 1–March 1, 2014.

The public is invited to these events. Except as noted, admission is free.

Please note that the Kate Christensen reading scheduled for Feb. 13 has been postponed until March 6 because of inclement. The time and location will remain the same.

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

See you at Bates!


Recurring Events

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

Novelist-memoirist Kate Christensen offers a Language Arts Live reading on Feb. 13. (Michael Sharkey)

Novelist-memoirist Kate Christensen offers a Language Arts Live reading on Feb. 13. (Michael Sharkey)

6pm Wed | Life drawing sponsored by the Museum of Art. Dry-media easels and drawing benches provided, bring drawing board and supplies. Admission is $7, but $6 for museum members; discounts available for regular attendees. 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


1 Sat

2 & 7:30pm | Dallas Buyers Club (117 min., 2013). Presented by the Filmboard. Admission: $1.
Olin 104

4:30pm | Women’s club hockey vs. Westfield State.
Underhill Arena

7:30pm | Brazilian Guitar Quartet: The 2011 Latin Grammy winners perform music by de Falla, Villa-Lobos and Rodrigo in the debut of the Olin Arts Alive Quartet Series. Admission: $12, available at batestickets.com. A limited number of free tickets are available for students and seniors (65+). FMI 207-786-6163 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall

7:30pm | Men’s club hockey vs. Husson.
Underhill Arena


2 Sun

2 & 4:30pm | Dallas Buyers Club (see Feb. 1).
Olin 104


This untitled 1982  mixed-media collage by Miriam Shapiro appears in the Museum of Art exhibition"Remix."

This untitled 1982 mixed-media collage by Miriam Shapiro appears in the Museum of Art exhibition”Remix.”

5 Wed

7pm | Lecture by Pavel Zoubok POSTPONED: This event will be rescheduled.
Olin 104

7:30pm | An Inconvenient Morality: How Members of the Academy Face Issues of Power, Privilege and Social Justice. Barbara J. Love, professor emerita of social justice education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, delivers the 2013–14 Andrews Lecture. Sponsored by the Multifaith Chaplaincy. FMI 207-786-8272.
Muskie Archives

7:30pm | Computer music: Students in a computer-music course present recent work. FMI olinarts@bates.edu or 207-786-6135.
Olin Concert Hall


6 Thu

4:45pm | Who Gives a Dam? When Environmental Economics and Economic Hydrology Collide: A talk by Lynne Lewis, marking her appointment as Elmer W. Campbell Professor of Economics. Lewis is a natural resource economist with a focus on water resources. FMI 207-755-5978.
Commons 221–222


Pianist Eric Ostling and soprano Karyn Levitt perform Eric Bentley's translations of songs by Bertolt Brecht collaborator Hanns Eisler.

Pianist Eric Ostling and soprano Karyn Levitt perform Eric Bentley’s translations of songs by Bertolt Brecht collaborator Hanns Eisler.

7 Fri

7pm | Men’s club hockey vs. St. Anselm.
Underhill Arena

7:30pm | About Time (124 min., 2013). Presented by the Filmboard. Admission: $1.
Olin 104

7:30pm | Brecht-Eisler Song Book: Soprano Karyn Levitt and pianist Eric Ostling perform songs of Austrian composer Hanns Eisler in English versions by Eric Bentley, the first translator into English of plays and poems by Eisler collaborator Bertolt Brecht. Free, but tickets required, available at bit.ly/oacbates. FMI olinarts@bates.edu or 207-786-6135.
Olin Concert Hall


Happy 99th! Pianist Frank Glazer. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

Happy 99th! Pianist Frank Glazer. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

8 Sat

1pm | Men’s and women’s swimming and diving: The Maine Event.
Tarbell Pool

2 & 7:30pm | About Time (see Feb. 7).
Olin104

7:30pm | Frank Glazer’s 99th Birthday Celebration: Pianist Glazer marks this milestone with music of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel and Chopin. A reception and toast on stage follow the performance. Admission: $10, available at batestickets.com. Fifty free tickets for students and seniors (65+) become available on Feb. 3 at bit.ly/oacbates. FMI 207-786-6163 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


Singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Leyla McCalla.

Singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Leyla McCalla.

9 Sun

2 & 4:30pm | About Time (see Feb. 7).
Olin 104

2:30pm | Women’s club hockey vs. MIT.
Underhill Arena

7pm | Leyla McCalla: This singer and multi-instrumentalist, a touring member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, explores Langston Hughes’ poetry, Haitian folk songs and her own compositions. Admission: $15, available at batestickets.com. Free tickets are available to a limited number of students and seniors (65+) through bit.ly/oacbates. FMI 207-786-6163.
Olin Concert Hall

13 Thu

POSTPONED TO MARCH 6 | Kate Christensen, novelist: Christensen, of Portland, has written six novels and the memoir 2013′s Blue Plate Special, described by The New York Times as “a toothsome blend of personal and social history.” A Language Arts Live reading. FMI 207-786-6256.
Muskie Archives


14 Fri

6pm | Women’s basketball vs. Bowdoin.
Alumni Gym

8pm | Men’s basketball vs. Bowdoin.
Alumni Gym


15–23 Sat–Sun

Winter Recess: Administrative offices are open.


15 Sat

2pm | Women’s basketball vs. Colby.
Alumni Gym

4pm | Men’s basketball vs. Colby.
Alumni Gym


26 Wed

4:30pm | Multiple Zeta Values: Crossroads of Number Theory, Geometry and Algebra: A technical talk by American mathematician Leila Schneps of the Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu of Paul and Marie Curie University, France. She has written mathematics textbooks, a popular book on the use and abuse of mathematics in criminal proceedings and, under a pseudonym, mathematically themed murder mysteries. The annual Sampson Lecture is sponsored by the math department. FMI 207-755-5978.
Hathorn 104

7:30pm | Math on Trial: Probability in the Judicial Process: A talk for a lay audience by Sampson lecturer and mathematician Leila Schneps (see previous item). The annual Sampson Lecture is sponsored by the math department. FMI 207-755-5978.
Mays Center


Inventor Robert Langer. (Donna Coveney/MIT)

Inventor Robert Langer. (Donna Coveney/MIT)

28 Fri

4:10pm | Novel Drug Delivery Systems and the Application of High Throughput Approaches to Drug Delivery and Stem Cell Technologies: A technical lecture by inventor Robert Langer, David H. Koch Institute Professor at MIT. Recipient of an honorary degree from Bates in 2011, Langer has written more than 1,200 articles and holds 1,026 patents. The annual George S. Hammond ’43 H’73 Eminent Scientist Lectures are sponsored by the chemistry department. FMI 207-753-6993.
Dana Chemistry 119

7:30pm | Biomaterials for the 21st Century and How They Will Change Our Lives: A talk for a lay audience by Hammond lecturer Robert Langer (see previous item). Free, but tickets required, available at bit.ly/oacbates.
Olin Concert Hall

7:30pm | 12 Years a Slave (134 min., 2013). Presented by the Filmboard. Admission: $1.
Olin 104


March 1 Sat

7:30pm | F.A.B. Winter Dance Showcase: Visually stunning and kinetically mesmerizing, the eighth edition of this grand collaboration combines classic and modern dance. In addition to Bates and the Franco Center, participants include Bowdoin and Colby colleges and other dancemakers from New England. Admission: $15/$12, available at bit.ly/bates-fab14. FMI 207-689-2000.
Franco Center, 46 Cedar St.


Paper masks used in shaman rituals of the Yao people of Vietnam. From the Museum of Art exhibition "How to Make the Universe Right."

Paper masks used in shaman rituals of the Yao people of Vietnam. From the Museum of Art exhibition “How to Make the Universe Right.”

Museum of Art

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

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

Through Mar 21

How to Make the Universe Right: The Art of the Shaman in Vietnam and Southern China: An unprecedented selection of shaman scrolls and religious objects of ethnic minorities dwelling in northern Vietnam. The exhibition is supported by an extensive illustrated catalog written by Trian Nguyen, associate professor of art and visual culture and Asian studies, upon whose research the exhibition is based.

Remix: Selections From the International Collage Center: Remix explores dominant themes in collage such as the relationship between collage and poetry, collage as an extension of painting, and its use in cultural, social and political resistance. Curated by the International Collage Center and William Low, curator of the Museum of Art, with assistance from Rebecca Rosen ’14.



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