Events at Bates: May 1–25, 2014
Happy May from Bates!
This is a list of public events at the college for the period May 1–25, 2014. It’s an exciting month, as Bates holds its 148th Commencement on May 25, and a variety of intriguing public performances turn up in the weeks beforehand.
The public is invited to these events. Except as noted, admission is free.
Updates since the last edition: Please note that an earlier caption for the Momenta Quartet image above listed an incorrect date for their concert. May 9 is correct.
Also, the printed May at Bates listing for the May 10 musicology thesis event erroneously stated that admission to the event is free. In fact, admission is $15, available at bit.ly/oacbates.
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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/$6 for museum members; discounts available for regular attendees. FMI 207-786-8302.
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.
5:30pm Sun | Protestant worship with gospel singing, coordinated by the Bates Christian Fellowship. FMI 207-786-8272.
6pm | Enlaces: I Am: Kevin Tejada ’17 and Robert Ibarra ’17 direct a performance, featuring faculty, students and community members, that explores the Latino/a presence at Bates and in Maine, portrays their struggles, and reveals the beauty and richness of Latin American culture. FMI firstname.lastname@example.org.
7:30pm | Uchida and Meglioranza: Reiko Uchida, a Grammy-nominated pianist, and Thomas Meglioranza, whom Newsday called “one of America’s finest young baritones,” perform music by Schubert, Fauré and others. Admission: $12, available at batestickets.com. A limited number of free tickets are available for students and seniors (65+) at bit.ly/oacbates. FMI 207-786-6163 or email@example.com.
Olin Concert Hall
1pm | Baseball vs. Tufts (doubleheader).
4pm | Senior Projects in Creative Writing: Senior English majors read from their two-semester creative-writing theses. FMI 207-786-6256 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
7pm | Lewistunning Dragapalooza: The sixth annual extravaganza features performers Shaunna Rai, Miss E’On, Lil Ted, King Stephon, Vanilla Honeybush and more. This event benefits Outright Lewiston-Auburn. Admission is $15/$10 for students 22 and under, and seniors 65+. FMI email@example.com.
8pm | Whiffenpoofs of Yale: The nation’s oldest collegiate a cappella group. Famed for their signature “Whiffenpoof Song,” the “Whiffs” annually offer more than 200 performances in such venues as Carnegie Hall and the White House. This show takes place as the Whiffs visit the hometown of current member Nimal Eames-Scott, LHS ’10. Admission: $20 general public/$10 students, available at www.whiffenpoofs.com/tickets. FMI 570-294-7957.
9:30 & 10:30am | KinderKonzert: Portland Symphony Orchestra percussionists explore the elements of music using mallets, brushes, sticks and bare hands. KinderKonzerts are a fun, interactive introduction to orchestral music for children ages 3–7. To register, visit bit.ly/bates-kinderkonzerts14. FMI 207-773-6128 X-308 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Olin Concert Hall
7pm | Eliot Cutler: An Independent candidate for Maine governor, Cutler holds an open discussion with Bates students and members of the community. Sponsored by the Law and Politics Club. FMI email@example.com.
11am | Baseball vs. St. Joseph’s (doubleheader).
7:30pm | Kit Yan, slam poet: Featured in HBO’s “Asian Aloud,” Kit Yan is a queer, transgender, Brooklyn-based Asian American slam poet from Hawaii. Yan’s work has been recently featured in Flickr and Sparkle and Troubling the Line, two new queer and transgender poetry anthologies, and he has a forthcoming book with Transgenre Press. Sponsored by OUTfront. FMI firstname.lastname@example.org.
7:30pm | Momenta Quartet: The Olin Arts Alive Quartet Series presents a New York-based band dedicated to music by living composers from diverse cultures and musical backgrounds, including jazz and avant-garde improvisation. Admission is $12, available at batestickets.com. Free tickets are available to a limited number of students and seniors (65+) at bit.ly/oacbates. FMI 207-786-6163 or email@example.com.
Olin Concert Hall
5:30 & 7:30pm | Cultural Musicology and Music Composition: An evening of thesis work by student composers and musicologists, presented in two parts. A musicology panel takes place 5:30-7pm in Commons 221–222. Buffet dinner provided. The composition concert follows at 7:30 in the Olin Concert Hall. Performers include members of the Momenta Quartet (see previous item). Reception follows. Admission to the musicology panel is $15. Admission to the concert is free, but tickets are required. Tickets for both events are available at bit.ly/oacbates. FMI firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-786-6135.
Commons 221–222, Olin Concert Hall
7:30pm | Little Egypt: Dana Professor of Theater Martin Andrucki directs Lynn Siefert’s play about the love lives of the Waltz women in Cairo, Ill. The Chicago Tribune described this tragicomedy as a “shimmering, starlit work of almost mythic dimensions.” Admission is $6/$3, available at batestickets.com. FMI 207-786-6161.
7:30pm | Little Egypt (see May 15).
5pm | Little Egypt (see May 15).
2pm | Little Egypt (see May 15).
5pm | Short Term Dance Variety Show featuring works by student choreographers and student dance groups. FMI 207-786-6161.
2pm | Baccalaureate: Graduating seniors, their families and friends celebrate the journey through Bates and beyond. The service speaks through the languages of many religions and spiritualities, and through poetry, music, dance and reflection. FMI 207-786-8272.
10am | Commencement: Bates graduates the Class of 2014.
Museum of Art
April 4–May 24
Senior Thesis Exhibition 2014: This exhibition highlights work from the thesis projects of graduating studio art majors, of whom there are 10 this year. The program emphasizes the creation of a cohesive body of work through sustained studio practice and critical inquiry.
Polish Posters: Art and Allusion: Produced with curatorial assistance from Madeline Smit ’14 and art scholar Beata Niedzialkowska, this exhibition traces the evolution of Polish graphic art from the 1960s to the early 2000s, including the globally influential Polish School of Posters. The works will be shown in the Synergy Space Gallery and in satellite galleries in Roger Williams and Hedge halls.