Campus events: Updated for Feb. 2–28, 2017

Bates students are among the performers in the 12th annual FAB Winter Dance Showcase on Feb. 11. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)

Bates students are among the performers in the 12th annual FAB Winter Dance Showcase on Feb. 11. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)

Hello from Bates!

This is an updated listing of public events at the college during February 2017.

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

Updates in this edition:

  • A screening of the climate-change documentary Chasing Ice has been added on Feb. 2.
  • Lectures in the new series Confronting Violence: Racism, Religion and American Identities have been added on Feb. 7 (Chris Hedges) and 13 (Carlene Pavlos).
  • An installment of the Dinner and a Movie series has been added on Feb. 9.
  • A concert by students in the course “Computers, Music and the Arts” has been added on Feb. 14.
  • A traditional Zen meditation session has been added on Feb. 21.
  • The Feb. 23 screening of the film First Degree has been pushed back to March 8.

Want the latest events information? Visit the daily Events page.

Can’t attend the game? Watch the livestream:

  • Go to athletics.bates.edu
  • Click the “Upcoming Events” tab
  • Find your event and click the “Video” link (not all games are available on video).

Questions or comments? Contact events editor Doug Hubley at dhubley@bates.edu.

Student work in the visual, literary and performing arts takes center stage at Bates' annual Arts Crawl. In this 2015 image, studio art major Hannah McGrath '15 of Longmeadow, Mass., explains the process used by a fellow member of her thesis group, Ayse Ikizler '15 of Nashville, to create the painting seen at left. (Max Huang '18 for Bates College)

Student work in the visual, literary and performing arts takes center stage at Bates’ Arts Crawl, happening this year on Feb. 3. In this 2015 image, studio art major Hannah McGrath ’15 explains the process used by a fellow member of her thesis group, Ayse Ikizler ’15, to create the painting at left. (Max Huang ’18 for Bates College)


Recurring Events

Taking place while Bates is in session. Please confirm before you go.

10:30am Mon | Buddhist meditation led by the Dharma Society. Beginners welcome. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel

12:15pm Mon | Noontime meditation: Different teachers each week bring different practices to this meditation circle. Beginners welcome. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel

10:30am Tue | Walking meditation led by 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 museum members. FMI 207-786-8302.
Olin 259

9pm Wed | {Pause}: A reflective secular service of silence, poetry, music, dance and art. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel

10am Sun | Quaker meeting presented by the Lewiston Friends. FMI 207-786-8272.
163 Wood St.

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


Erica Dawson reads from her poetry in a Feb. 2 Literary Arts Live event.

Erica Dawson reads from her poetry in a Feb. 2 Literary Arts Live event.

2 Thu

5pm | Chasing Ice: James Balog’s Emmy-winning documentary uses time-lapse photography to capture in stunning fashion the shrinking of the world’s glaciers because of human-induced climate change. Sponsored by the Bates Outing Club. FMI hcashman@bates.edu.
Carnegie 204

7:30pm | Literary Arts Live: Erica Dawson, poet: A reading by and conversation with the author of the collections The Small Blades Hurt and Big-Eyed Afraid. A book sale and signing follow. Dawson “generates great energy by pulling at the impossible and sometimes pleasurable tangles of what is constant in us, and what is disposable in the world.” — Slate. FMI 207-753-6963 or lwardwel@bates.edu.
Chase Hall, Skelton Lounge


3 Fri

4pm | Arts Crawl: Every winter, Bates’ celebration of student achievement in the visual, literary and performing arts is a lively smorgasbord of creativity and skill. FMI 207-786-8294.
Chase Hall (4–5:30pm), Olin Arts Center (5:30–7pm), Commons Fireplace Lounge (a cappella at 5pm)

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


4 Sat

10am | Ladd Planetarium show: What’s in the sky tonight? This planetarium show for general audiences shows the sky as you’ll see it this evening, illustrating well-known constellations and explaining what else you may see. FMI nhasting@bates.edu.
Carnegie Science Hall

3pm | Women’s basketball vs. Trinity.
Alumni Gym

3pm | Women’s club hockey vs. Maine.
Underhill Arena


7 Tue

3pm | American Red Cross blood drive hosted by the Bates Emergency Medical Services. FMI 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767).
Chase Hall, Memorial Commons

7pm | The Moral Imperative of Revolt: This talk by Chris Hedges, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the author of War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning and Wages of Rebellion, opens the series Confronting Violence: Racism, Religion and American Identities. Reception and book signing follow. The series is sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies, with 12 additional academic and administrative offices in support. FMI jbelive2@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


8 Wed

7pm | Talk by Jacob Watson, founder, Chaplaincy Institute of Maine: Watson speaks about interfaith and multifaith spirituality, how to embrace the “Yesses” and “Ands” in a respectful sensitive way and how to commit to spiritual growth after college. FMI 207-786-8272.
Benjamin Mays Center


9 Thu

5pm | Dinner and a Movie: Suited. A catered dinner precedes the screening of the HBO documentary Suited, which depicts Bindle & Keep, a Brooklyn tailoring company that caters to a diverse LGBTQ community, custom-making suits for gender-nonconforming and transgender clients. A Q&A with law student Ev Arthur, who is featured in the documentary, follows the screening. Free but tickets required: bit.ly/2iCNqJ2. Sponsored by SPARQ! and the Office of Intercultural Education. FMI amucci@bates.edu.
Muskie Archives


A Friday night contradance at Bates.

A Friday night contradance at Bates.

10 Fri

7pm | Women’s basketball vs. Maine–Augusta.
Alumni Gym

7:30pm | Contradance: Dance with everyone in the room as you move in repeating patterns down long lines. Come for just one dance or stay the whole night! Music by Kyra and Dana, calling by Alex Hennings. All dances taught, no previous experience necessary. Beginner lesson at 7:30pm, dancing starts at 8. Admission: $5–$8 on a sliding scale. FMI freewillfolk@gmail.com.
Muskie Archives


11 Sat

7:30pm | FAB 12th Annual Winter Dance Showcase: F.A.B. stands for “Franco American and Bates,” and in this joyful concert the Gendron Franco Center and the college present original dance and music from Bates students and artists from around New England. $15/$12, available at Brown Paper Tickets. FMI the Franco Center.
Gendron Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston


12 Sun

2pm | Men’s basketball vs. Williams.
Alumni Gym

2pm | Women’s club hockey vs. University of New England.
Underhill Arena


14 Tue

7:30pm | Computers, Music and the Arts: Creations by students in the course “Computers, Music and the Arts.” Free, but tickets required, available at EventBrite. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


With the cold comes moments of great beauty, too. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

With the cold comes moments of great beauty, too. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

18 Sat–25 Sun

Winter Recess: No classes are held, but administrative offices are open.


18 Sat

10am | Ladd Planetarium show (see Feb. 4).
Carnegie Science Hall


21 Tue

7pm | Zen meditation: A traditional Zen sit with Associated Buddhist Chaplain Heiku Jaime McLeod. Beginners welcome. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel


25 Sat

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


"Phrygian Cap in the Air" is a 2012 etching with drypoint and chine-collé by Martin Puryear.

“Phrygian Cap in the Air” is a 2012 etching by Martin Puryear.

Museum of Art

bates.edu/museum

Through March 18

Phantom Punch: Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia in Lewiston, Maine: A significant exhibition of leading and emerging Saudi artists, along with programming designed to spark timely cross-cultural dialogue. One of a series of related exhibitions presented nationwide, Phantom Punch introduces artists who create smart, topical, funny, culturally resonant and technically savvy work.

Martin Puryear: Prints: Renowned for his sculpture, at Bates Puryear is showing etchings and woodcuts recently added to the museum’s permanent collection — work that’s organic, reductive, referential and often geometric.

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