Campus events, updated: March 1–30, 2016

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A scene from the 2015 “Inside Africa” cultural showcase. See March 25. (Max Huang ’18 for Bates College)

 

Hello from Bates!

These are public events at the college from March 1–30, 2016.

The public is invited to events in this listing. Except as noted, admission is free.

New in this edition: A March 2 listing for a screening and discussion with up-and-coming Rwandan filmmaker Kivu Ruhorahoza;

Also on March 2, a talk by Audrey Peterman, an advocate for making public lands more inclusive.

On March 3, 17 and 31, EnviroLunch speakers and topics.

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See you at Bates!


The Bennewitz Quartet performs at Bates on March 5. (Kamil Ghais)

The Bennewitz Quartet performs at Bates on March 5. (Kamil Ghais)

Recurring Events

Taking place while Bates is in session. Please call ahead to confirm.

4:10pm Mon–Fri | Buddhist meditation with the Dharma Society. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel

6pm Wed | Life drawing with the Museum of Art. Dry-media easels and drawing benches provided, bring drawing board and supplies. $10/$9 for museum members. FMI 207-786-8302.
Olin 259

5:30pm Sat | Catholic Mass led by Fr. Paul Dumais of the Prince of Peace Parish. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel

4pm Sun | Bates Christian Fellowship chapel service with gospel singing, preceded by prayer time at 3pm. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel


1 Tue

7:30pm | Computers, Music and the Arts: Work by students in a course exploring the making of music and video with computers. Free, but tickets required: bit.ly/oacbates. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


Mark Shapiro, potter.

Mark Shapiro, potter.

2 Wed

7pm | The Potter’s Craft in America: Two Centuries of Stoneware and the Present by acclaimed potter Mark Shapiro. Sponsored by the art and visual culture department. FMI 207-786-6151.
Olin 104

7:30pm | The Art of the Sonnet: A talk by Stephen Burt, a Harvard professor of English whose books include poetry collections and the essay collection Close Calls with Nonsense, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. The 2016 Carleton Lecture is sponsored by the English department. FMI 207-753-6963 or lwardwel@bates.edu.
Muskie Archives

7:30pm | Audrey Peterman on diversity in outdoor recreation & national parks: An author and environmentalist, Peterman is a nationally recognized leader in the movement to make America’s public lands relevant to all demographic groups. Her presentations weave the themes of relevance, inclusiveness, natural resource protection and climate resilience into spellbinding and sharply relevant presentations. Free, but tickets required: bit.ly/1XBzolu. FMI aauerbac@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall

7:30pm | Grey Matter: An up-and-coming filmmaker from Rwanda, Kiva Ruhorahoza screens and discusses his film — a self-referential film-within-a-film depicting the vision and trials of a determined Rwandan filmmaker as he tries to produce his first feature. Sponsored by the French and francophone studies department. FMI 207-786-8293.
Pettengill G52


3 Thu

Noon | EnviroLunch: Composting on Campus: Our Organics Opportunity. Brett Richardson, founder of We Compost It, talks about growing his business from a startup conceived by grad students to mid-Maine’s largest composting facility, located seven miles from Bates. FMI 207-786-6464.
Commons 221

5:30pm | Youth, Family & Community Film Series: The Cost/Benefit Analysis of Early Childhood: Part Two of the documentary series The Raising of America. Co-sponsored by the sociology department and Advocates for Children, in collaboration with the Androscoggin Collaborative. FMI 207-786-8296.
Hedge 106

6pm | Traditional Japanese music & dance: A lecture-demonstration by Yuko Eguchi ’03. FMI 207-786-6135.
Muskie Archives

7pm | Music Salon: Frank Carlberg, an acclaimed New York-based pianist and visiting artist at Bates, presents jazz performances featuring students and paying tribute to composers Billy Strayhorn and Kenny Wheeler. Also performing is Maine pianist Tom Snow, who directs Bates’ jazz ensembles. Free, but tickets required: bit.ly/oacbates. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall

8:30pm | Steve Grover & Friends: The Monk Variations: Jazz composer and drummer Grover presents his settings for poems by Anthony Walton honoring Thelonious Monk. With singer Christine Correa, trumpeter Chris Klaxton, Duncan Hardy on alto sax, pianist Frank Carlberg (see above), bassist Chris Van Voorst Van Beest and Walton, who will read from his work. Free, but tickets required: bit.ly/oacbates. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


Yuko Eguchi '03 visits Bates to present Japanese music, dance and the traditional tea ceremony.

Yuko Eguchi ’03 visits Bates to present Japanese music, dance and the traditional tea ceremony.

4 Fri

4pm | Japanese tea ceremony: Yuko Eguchi ’03 presents and discusses the traditional ceremony. FMI 207-786-8212.
Muskie Archives

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

7:30pm | Tangerine (2015, 88 min.): Presented by the Filmboard. $1.
Olin 104


5 Sat

9:30am | Hair and Identity Summit: The student organization Women of Color presents a daylong forum exploring how hair relates to identity, especially for persons of color, and the challenges of ethnic hair care in Maine. Free, but registration required: bit.ly/bates-hair-identity. FMI khousto2@bates.edu.
Pettengill G52

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

1pm | Men’s tennis vs. MIT.
Merrill Gym

2 & 7:30pm | Tangerine (see Mar. 4).
Olin 104

7:30pm | Bennewitz Quartet: A string ensemble fresh in outlook but deeply rooted in its Czech heritage plays Dussek, Bartók and Dvořák. Presented by the Olin Arts Alive concert series. $15, available at bit.ly/oacbates. FMI olinarts@bates.edu or 207-786-6135.
Olin Concert Hall


6 Sun

1pm | Women’s tennis vs. Colby Sawyer.
Merrill Gymnasium

2 & 4:30pm | Tangerine (see Mar. 4).
Olin 104


7 Mon

3pm | Family printmaking: The Bates Museum of Art staff invites parents and children to explore printmaking. $5 per person. To register, contact Anne Odom at aodom@bates.edu or 207-786-8212.
Mays Center


Journalist Meera Subramanian. (Ashley Garmon)

Journalist Meera Subramanian. (Ashley Garmon)

8 Tue

4:15pm | J. Edgar Hoover’s Stained Glass Window: The FBI and Christian America by Lerone Martin, assistant professor of religion and politics at Washington University in St. Louis. Sponsored by the religious studies department. FMI 207-786-6407.
Pettengill G52

7pm | Meera Subramanian on India’s Environment: Subramanian, a U.S.-based journalist, reads from her 2015 book A River Runs Again: India’s Natural World in Crisis, which examines the implications of India’s ravaged environment. Sponsored by the English department. FMI 207-753-6963 or emueller@bates.edu.
Muskie Archives


9 Wed

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


Associate Professor of Psychology Krista Aronson. (Mike Bradley/Bates College)

Associate Professor of Psychology Krista Aronson. (Mike Bradley/Bates College)

10 Thu

Noon | The Picture Book Project: What We Tell Our Sons and Daughters: Psychology professor Krista Aronson and students discuss dominant themes in children’s literature and the perspectives that underlie them, using insights from a research project exploring storybook- and multimedia-based interventions. A Public Works in Progress program sponsored by the Harward Center. FMI 207-786-8241.
Commons 221

4pm | Biology seminar: Rewiring Inhibitory Microcircuits by Direct Reprogramming of Neocortical Projection Neurons by Mohammed Mostajo Radji, Harvard University. Sponsored by the biology department. FMI 207-786-6490.
Carnegie 204

7:30pm | Our Country’s Good: In an Australian penal colony, a British officer tries to impress his commander by having the inmates perform a play. Sally Wood, visiting assistant professor of theater, directs Timberlake Wertenbaker’s fascinating drama that confronts viewers with issues of class, privilege and the power of art. Suggested donation $5. FMI 207-786-6161.
Gannett Theater


11 Fri

7:30pm | He Named Me Malala (2015, 88 min.): Presented by the Filmboard. $1.
Olin 104

 7:30pm | Our Country’s Good (see March 10).
Gannett Theater


12 Sat

2:30pm | Women’s lacrosse vs. Amherst.
Garcelon Field

 2 & 7:30pm | He Named Me Malala (see Mar. 11).
Olin 104

 5pm | Our Country’s Good (see March 10).
Gannett Theater

7:30pm | Iktus Duo: Percussionist Chris Graham and flutist Hristina Blagoeva hail from Iktus Percussion, a New York City-based musical collective. Presented by the Olin Arts Alive concert series. $15, available at bit.ly/oacbates. A limited number of free tickets are available for seniors and students. FMI olinarts@bates.edu or 207-786-6135.
Olin Concert Hall


13 Sun

2pm | Our Country’s Good (see March 10).
Gannett Theater

2 & 4:30pm | He Named Me Malala (see Mar. 11).
Olin 104


14 Mon

4:15pm | Trans of Color Poetics: From Redshift to Unstoppable: A presentation by micha cárdenas, assistant professor of interdisciplinary arts and sciences, University of Washington. Concludes the series Privilege, Power, and Digital Innovation: Intersectional Approaches to Computational Studies, sponsored by the women and gender studies program. FMI 207-786-8296.
Pettengill G52

7:30pm | Our Country’s Good (see March 10).
Gannett Theater


The Language Arts Live series presents fiction writer Danielle Dutton. (Sarah Shatz)

The Language Arts Live series presents fiction writer Danielle Dutton. (Sarah Shatz)

17 Thu

Noon | EnviroLunch: Offering a Plug: Workplace Charging in Maine. Barry Woods, founder and director of the Portland-based firm Electric Mobility NE, discusses electric vehicle use in Maine and the expansion of car-charging capacity — as well as opportunities for Bates. FMI 207-786-6464.

6pm | Youth, Family & Community Film Series: Wounded Places and DNA Is Not Destiny: Parts Four and Five of The Raising of America (see March 3).
Hedge 106

6:30pm | Danielle Dutton, fiction writer: This event has been canceled. FMI 207-753-6963.
Muskie Archives

7pm | Cryptography: From Antiquity to Modern Times: Jill Pipher, director of Brown University’s Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics, discusses a code-breaking discovery that, she says, “ultimately made the Internet Age possible by facilitating secure high-volume financial transactions and digital signatures.” The annual Sampson Lecture is sponsored by the mathematics department. FMI 207-755-5989.
Carnegie 204


18 Fri

7:30pm | Concussion (2015, 123 min.): Presented by the Filmboard. $1.
Olin 104

7:30pm | John Kramer ’95, pianist: Kramer performs Frederic Rzewski’s “36 Variations on ‘The People United Will Never Be Defeated!’ ” Rzewski’s acclaimed variations are based on a Chilean song reflecting the populist aspirations of the Allende era. Free but tickets required, available at bit.ly/oacbates. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


19 Sat

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

2 & 7:30pm | Concussion (see March 18).
Olin 104


20 Sun

2 & 4:30pm | Concussion (see March 18).
Olin 104


Pianist and visiting artist Frank Carlberg.

Pianist and visiting artist Frank Carlberg.

21 Mon

7pm | Space Is The Place: The Music and Arts of Sun Ra: Frank Carlberg, a New York-based pianist, composer and visiting artist at Bates, dedicates a multimedia performance to the brilliant, flamboyant and incredibly prolific musician Sun Ra. Featured are the Bates Jazz Band, Jazz Combo and Gamelan Orchestra; individual students and faculty from the music and dance programs, and lighting and costume design by theater department members. Free, but tickets required, available at bit.ly/oacbates. FMI olinarts@bates.edu or 207-786-6135.
Olin Concert Hall


22 Tue

4:15pm | Resurrecting the Dead: Introducing a Necro-ethic of Resistance to Mass Incarceration and Criminalization: A talk by Charlene Sinclair, founding director of the Center on Race, Religion and Economic Democracy, Union Theological Seminary, New York City. Sponsored by the religious studies department. FMI 207-786-8204.
Pettengill G52


Jamaal May, poet.

Jamaal May, poet.

23 Wed

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

6:30pm | Jamaal May, poet: Literary Arts Live presents a reading by the award-winning poet, author of the Alice James Books collections Hum (2013) and this year’s The Big Book of Exit Strategies.  Sponsored by the English department. FMI 207-753-6963 or eosucha@bates.edu.
Pettengill G52

7:30pm | The First 1,000 Days: Agriculture and Nutrition in Global Perspective: CEO of the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network, Lindiwe Sibanda of Zimbabwe is a global leader in the sustainable farming movement and the fight to end food insecurity. This Harward Center Civic Forum is co-sponsored by the Justice for Women Lecture Series of the University of Maine School of Law; St. Mary’s Nutrition Center; the Bates programs in environmental studies and in women and gender studies; and the Africana Club and Feminist Collective. FMI 207-786-6202.
Muskie Archives


24 Thu

4pm | Biology seminar: Field Notes: Capturing Science, Nature, and Exploration: A talk by Michael Canfield, Harvard University. Sponsored by the biology department. FMI 207-786-6490.
Carnegie 204


25 Fri

7:30pm | Inside Africa Fashion & Cultural Showcase: Bigger and better than ever, the fifth annual showcase highlights Africa’s diversity and rich culture through fashions, music, dance and spoken word. Free, but tickets required: bit.ly/inside-africa-2016. FMI bmabaso@bates.edu or svangen@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall

7:30pm | The Martian (2015, 144 min.): Presented by the Filmboard. $1.
Olin 104

7:30pm | Short plays by Kobo Abe & Tennessee Williams: Colby Harrison ’17 directs Kobo Abe’s absurdist The Man Who Turned Into a Stick, and Katie Van Patten ’17 directs This Property is Condemned by Tennessee Williams. FMI 207-786-6161.
Black Box Theater


26 Sat

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

2 & 7:30pm | The Martian (see Mar. 25).
Olin 104

2pm | Short plays by Kobo Abe & Tennessee Williams (see March 25).
Black Box Theater


27 Sun

2 & 4:30pm | The Martian (see Mar. 25).
Olin 104

7:30pm | Short plays by Kobo Abe & Tennessee Williams (see March 25).
Black Box Theater


29 Tue

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

7pm | Everything Is Connected: Performance artist Peterson Toscano offers an evening of stories — most true, many weird. He discusses gender outlaws in the Bible, queer response to climate change and how comedy can help us better understand our most tragic losses. Sponsored by the Multifaith Chaplaincy. FMI 207-786-8272.
Mays Center


30 Wed

7:30pm | Bates Jazz Combo: Directed by Thomas Snow, the ensemble presents music by jazz masters and by artists in diverse genres. Free but tickets are required, available at bit.ly/oacbates. Seating will be on the Olin Concert Hall stage and tickets are limited. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


"Keep Calm," a 2011 poster by Mark Miller, Los Angeles, on view in the Bates museum exhibition "Occuprint."

“Keep Calm,” a 2011 poster by Mark Miller, Los Angeles, on view in the Bates museum exhibition “Occuprint.”

Museum of Art

Hours: 10am–5pm Mon–Sat
(until 7:30pm Wed)
FMI 207-786-6158
bates.edu/museum
museum@bates.edu

Through March 26

The View Out His Window (and in his mind’s eye): Photographs by Jeffery Becton: This pioneering Maine photographer uses digital tools to create dreamlike montages of indoors and outdoors, domestic scenes and seascapes.

The Art of Occupy: The Occuprint Portfolio: Created by artists and activists affiliated with the worldwide Occupy movement, these works extend the tradition of prints and posters as vehicles for protest.

Maine Collected: Works by living artists from the permanent collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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