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Events at Bates: March 1–31, 2014

An outdoor image of the traditional Irish band Danú taken by Colm Henry.

The traditional Irish band Danú. See March 13. (Colm Henry)

Happy spring from Bates! Here’s a list of public events at the college for the period March 1–31, 2014.

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

Please note that in the printed event listing for March, an incorrect time was published for the March 29 Gospelaires concert. 3pm is the correct time.

In addition, the March 11 Portland Symphony Orchestra Kinderkonzert was rescheduled for May 27 after the printed listing went to press.

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

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

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


Colleen Fitzgerald '14 and other Bates dancers appear in an image by Phyllis Graber Jensen.

Colleen Fitzgerald ’14 and other Bates dancers will perform on March 1 in the F.A.B. dance showcase. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

1 Sat

Noon | Women’s lacrosse vs. Amherst.
Garcelon Field

2pm & 7:30pm | 12 Years a Slave (2013, 134 min). Presented by the Filmboard. Admission: $1.
Olin 104

7:30pm | F.A.B. Winter Dance Showcase: Visually stunning and kinetically mesmerizing, the ninth 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.


Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter is pictured outdoors with a dog.

Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter performs March 2.

2 Sun

12:30pm | Women’s club hockey vs. New Hampshire.
Underhill Arena

2pm | Bollywood Workshop: A Bollywood dance workshop for members of the community ages 12 to 18. RSVP to 207-782-0386.
Chase 201

2 & 4:30pm | 12 Years a Slave (see March 1).
Olin 104

6pm | Oscar Night with the Robinson Players: The Robinson Players, Bates’ student-run theater organization, hosts Oscar Night! Dress like a star and come celebrate the talented contributors-to-film while cheering some student awards, too. There will be light refreshments, including potluck dessert — please bring something delicious to share.
Mays Center

7:30pm | Josh Ritter, singer-songwriter: Touring in support of his acclaimed, atypical break-up album The Beast in Its Tracks, singer-songwriter Ritter returns to Bates in an Olin Arts Alive concert. Admission: $35, available at batestickets.com. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


Chief Oren Lyons in a cropped image by Larry Palumbo.

Chief Oren Lyons. (Larry Palumbo/Coyote Magic)

3 Mon

7pm | Peace, Power, Righteousness: Environmental Stewardship from a Native Perspective: Chief Oren Lyons, a member of the Onondaga and Seneca nations, is a Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan and a chief of the Onondaga Nation Council of Chiefs of the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy, the Haudenosaunee. A lacrosse standout in college and later a prominent commercial artist, he is a longtime activist for environmental sustainability and indigenous rights. Presented by the Office of Equity and Diversity Resources. FMI 207-786-6031.
Bates College Chapel 104

5 Wed

5:30pm | Ash Wednesday Mass, including distribution of ashes. All are welcome. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel


Novelist and memoirist Kate Christensen in an image by Michael Sharkey.

Novelist and memoirist Kate Christensen lives in Portland, Maine. (Michael Sharkey)

6 Thu

Noon | Conversations About Social Justice: This week’s installment in a series of lunchtime conversations about social justice features Trans 101, a presentation by Erica Rand, Whitehouse Professor. Sponsored by OUTfront. FMI eponeman@bates.edu.
Commons 226

4:15pm | Comparing the Legacies of Nelson Mandela and Robert Mugabe: Leon Hartwell, an independent political analyst and expert in African affairs, compares the legacies of South Africa’s Nelson Mandela and Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe. Presented by the Africana Club. FMI pdube@bates.edu.
Pettengill Hall G52

6:30pm | Kate Christensen, novelist: Christensen, of Portland, has written six novels and the 2013 memoir Blue Plate Special, described by The New York Times as “ a toothsome blend of personal and social history.” A Language Arts Live reading. FMI rfarnswo@bates.edu or 207-786-6256.
Muskie Archives

7:30pm | Enjoy: Brooke O’Harra directs Toshiki Okada’s play about underemployed cafe employees whose dialogue, wrote a New York Times reviewer, is “distinguished by a style that turns inarticulateness into the sort of poetry that rewards close listening.” Admission: $6/$3, available through batestickets.com. FMI 207-786-6161.
Schaeffer Theatre


Ethan Lipton & his Orchestra in an outdoor setting.

Ethan Lipton & his Orchestra.

7 Friday

4pm | Men’s tennis vs. Babson.
Merrill Gymnasium

7:30pm | Enjoy (see March 6).
Schaeffer Theatre

7:30pm | Ethan Lipton & his Orchestra present No Place to Go: Singer-songwriter-playwright Lipton and his trio return to Bates with a performance of Lipton’s theatrical song cycle — which The New York Times called “immensely appealing” — about a man who loses his job. Admission: $15, available at batestickets.com. Free tickets are available for 100 students and seniors through bit.ly/oacbates. FMI 207-786-6135.
Olin Concert Hall

7:30pm | The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013, 146 min.). Presented by the Filmboard. Admission: $1.
Olin 104


8 Sat

Brooke O'Harra, assistant professor of theater, depicted outdoors by Phyllis Graber Jensen.

Brooke O’Harra, assistant professor of theater, directs “Enjoy.” (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

Noon | Women’s lacrosse vs. Wesleyan.
Garcelon Field

2 & 7:30pm | The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (see March 7).
Olin 104

7:30 | Flute recital performed by sophomores Camille Campion and Rebecca Schwartz. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall

5pm | Enjoy (see March 6).
Schaeffer Theatre


9 Sun

10am | Men’s and women’s tennis vs. Hamilton.
Wallach Tennis Center

2pm | Bollywood Workshop (see March 2).
Chase 201

2pm | Enjoy (see March 6).
Schaeffer Theatre

2 & 4:30pm | The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (see March 7).
Olin 104


10 Mon

7:30pm | Enjoy (see March 6).
Schaeffer Theatre


Religious studies professor Tom Tracy appears in his classroom in an image by Phyllis Graber Jensen.

Professor Tom Tracy, recipient of the 2014 Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

12 Wed

POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER | Creation, Evolution and the Problem of Suffering by Thomas F. Tracy, Phillips Professor of Religious Studies and Philosophy and recipient of the 2014 Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching. A new date will be announced. FMI 207-786-6066.
Muskie Archives

5pm | Women’s lacrosse vs. Babson.
Garcelon Field

CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER | Collage: From Picasso to Facebook by Pavel Zoubok, founder and artistic director of the International Collage Center. FMI 207-786-6158.
Olin 104


13 Thu

Noon | Conversations About Social Justice: This series of lunchtime conversations about social justice continues with Social Justice in the Curriculum, a presentation by sociology professor Emily Kane. Sponsored by OUTfront. FMI eponeman@bates.edu.
Commons 226

7:30pm | Danú: Formed in 1994, this powerhouse band is described as “a spirit-raising concoction” and regarded as one of the world’s elite traditional Irish groups. Danú’s Bates visit will be a rare opportunity to enjoy the band at its intimate best. Admission: $30/$22, available at batestickets.com. A limited number of free tickets for students and seniors (65+) will be available starting Monday, March 10, through bit.ly/oacbates. FMI 207-786-6163 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


14 Fri

4pm | Men’s tennis vs. MIT.
Merrill Gymnasium

7:30pm | The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013, 161 min.). Presented by the Filmboard. Admission: $1.
Olin 104

7:30pm | Silk Trio: Classical and traditional Chinese music by Ann Yao on the zheng, a plucked zither; Wang Guowei on the erhu, a two-stringed fiddle; and Yihan Chen playing the pipa, a pear-shaped lute. Admission: $10, available at batestickets.com. Free tickets are available for a limited number of students and seniors through bit.ly/oacbates. FMI 207-786-6163.
Olin Concert Hall


Composer Scott Ordway conducts an orchestra.

Scott Ordway is shown conducting the University of Puget Sound Chamber Orchestra.

15 Sat

1pm | Men’s lacrosse vs. Trinity.
Garcelon Field

2pm | Bollywood Workshop (see March 2).
Chase 201

2 & 7:30pm | The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (see March 14).
Olin Arts Center 104

7:30pm | Bates College Orchestra: Scott Ordway conducts a program featuring Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 10 in E-flat for Two Pianos, with soloists Frank Glazer and James Parakilas. Also: Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 in E-minor (“From the New World”) and Sibelius’ Andante Festivo. Free, but tickets required, available through bit.ly/oacbates. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


Cuarteto Quiroga by Íñigo Ibáñez/Quincena Musical.

Cuarteto Quiroga by Íñigo Ibáñez/Quincena Musical.

16 Sun

2 & 4:30pm | The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (see March 14).
Olin 104

7pm | Cuarteto Quiroga: The Olin Arts Alive Quartet Series presents a program of Haydn, Schönberg and Brahms by a Spanish string quartet praised by The New York Times for “precise, perfectly balanced, interpretively fresh performances.” Admission: $12, available at batestickets.com. A limited number of free are available to students and seniors (65-plus). FMI 207-786-6163 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


A portrait of poet Craig Teicher '01 by Sarah Tew.

Craig Teicher ’01, poet. (Sarah Tew)

17 Mon

6:30pm | Poets Brenda Shaughnessy & Craig Teicher: Up next in Bates’ Language Arts Live literary reading series are the widely published poets Brenda Shaughnessy, whose most recent collection of poetry is Our Andromeda; and Craig Morgan Teicher ’01, author of the collection Brenda Is in the Room and Other Poems. Sponsored by the English department and other departments and programs at Bates. FMI 207-786-6256 or rfarnswo@bates.edu.
Muskie Archives


18 Tue

Noon | Family Resilience and Adverse Childhood Experiences in the Lewiston-Auburn Area: A Community-Based Research Approach. A talk by Bates sociologist Emily Kane, and Sarah Davis ’10 and Gillian Roy, both with Advocates for Children. The Public Works in Progress Series is presented by the Harward Center for Community Partnerships at Bates. FMI 207-786-6202.
Commons 211


19 Wed

4:30pm | Women’s lacrosse vs. Endicott.
Garcelon Field

7pm | Men’s lacrosse vs. Husson.
Garcelon Field


 

A portrait of Alexandre Dauge-Roth, associate professor of French and francophone studies.

Alexandre Dauge-Roth, associate professor of French and francophone studies.

20 Thu

Noon | Conversations About Social Justice: This series of lunchtime conversations about social justice continues with a presentation by a Bates faculty member TBA. Sponsored by OUTfront. FMI eponeman@bates.edu.
Commons 226

Noon | Filming Rwanda With Orphans of the Genocide: A Double-Lens Approach and Conversation by Alex Dauge-Roth, a professor of French who specializes in documenting experiences of the survivors of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. The Public Works in Progress Series is presented by the Harward Center for Community Partnerships at Bates. FMI 207-786-6202.
Commons 221

21 Fri

7:30pm | Anchorman 2 (2013, 119 min.). Presented by the Filmboard. Admission: $1.
Olin 104

A portrait of dance professor Rachel Boggia by Mike Bradley.

Dance professor Rachel Boggia is among Bates faculty performing in a piece by Alternativa. (Mike Bradley/Bates College)

8pm | Alternativa: Dance professor Rachel Boggia and other Maine dancers perform a work commissioned by Boggia from the San Francisco dance-music company Alternativa, which also performs “Apparition.” Admission: $8 in advance, available at bit.ly/bates-alternativa, or $10 at the door. FMI 207-828-5600.
Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland

8pm | Bates College Choir: Directed by John Corrie, the choir performs Haydn’s Mass No. 11 in D minor (“Lord Nelson Mass”) and the “Missa Brevis for the Virgin of Guadalupe” by Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Scott Ordway. Free, but tickets are required, available through bit.ly/oacbates. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall

22 Sat

1pm | Men’s lacrosse vs. Williams.
Garcelon Field

2 & 7:30pm | Anchorman 2 (see March 21).
Olin 104


23 Sun

John Corrie conducts the Bates College Choir.

John Corrie conducts the Bates College Choir. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

2 & 4:30pm | Anchorman 2 (see March 21).
Olin 104

3pm | Bates College Choir (see March 21).
Olin Concert Hall

26 Wed

5pm | Men’s lacrosse vs. Keene State.
Garcelon Field


27 Thu

Noon | Conversations About Social Justice: This series of lunchtime conversations about social justice continues with Race in Higher Education, a presentation by education studies professor Mara Tieken. Sponsored by OUTfront. FMI eponeman@bates.edu.
Commons 226


David Harning '13 discussed his geology research at the The 2013 Mount David Summit. in New Zealand. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

The 2013 Mount David Summit drew more than 400 student participants, including David Harning ’13, shown here talking about his geology research in New Zealand. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

28 Fri

1:30pm | Mount David Summit: The 13th annual celebration of student academic achievement. FMI bates.edu/summit.
Pettengill Hall

3:15pm | Baseball vs. Tufts.
Leahy Field

7:30pm | Spring Dance Concert: The Bates Dance Company’s Spring Concert features new student choreography and thesis projects by dance majors. Admission: $6/$3, available through batestickets.com. FMI 207-786-6161.
Schaeffer Theatre

7:30pm | The Wolf of Wall Street (2013, 180 min.). Presented by the Filmboard. Admission: $1.
Olin 104


The Gospelaires performing in the Gomes Chapel in January, photographed by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.

The Gospelaires shown performing in January. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

29 Sat

Noon | Baseball vs. Tufts.
Leahy Field

Noon | Women’s lacrosse vs. Hamilton.
Garcelon Field

2 & 7:30pm | The Wolf of Wall Street (see March 28).
Olin 104

5pm | Spring Dance Concert (see March 28).
Schaeffer Theatre

3pm | Gospelaires Spring 2014 Benefit Concert: The Bates/community gospel choir welcomes guests including singers from the Blessed Hope Tabernacle Outreach Ministries of Boston, Bowdoin College and Auburn’s Christ Temple Church. Donations benefit an effort to provide basic needs for refugees. Please note that an incorrect time has been published in some listings; 3pm is correct. FMI 617-633-1471.
Gomes Chapel


The Bates Dance Company photographed in March 2013 by Phyllis Graber Jensen.

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

30 Sun

2pm | Spring Dance Concert (see March 28).
Schaeffer Theatre

2pm & 4:30pm | The Wolf of Wall Street (see March 28).
Olin 104

31 Mon

7:30pm | Spring Dance Concert (see March 28).
Schaeffer Theatre


Painted scrolls used as religious objects in northern Vietname, from the Bates museum exhibit Painted scrolls in the exhibition "How to Make the Universe Right."

Painted scrolls in the 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)
Closed between exhibitions: March 22–April 4

Through March 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. Curated by Barry Kitnick, Dan Mills and Trian Nguyen.

Remix: Selection 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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