Campus events: Sept. 8–30, 2017

Shown in a 2013 Concert on the Quad at Bates, Corey Harris '91 brings his distinctive brand of roots music back to Bates on Sept. 24. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

Shown in a 2013 Concert on the Quad at Bates, Corey Harris ’91 brings his distinctive brand of roots music back to campus on Sept. 24. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

Hello from Bates!

This is a listing of public events at the college during September 2017.

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

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 livestreamed).

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


Recurring Events

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

5:40pm Mon–Fri | Buddhist meditation led by the Dharma Society. Beginners welcome. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel

12:15pm Mon | Noontime meditation facilitated by the Multifaith Chaplaincy. Beginners seeking meditation instruction, please arrive by noon. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel

7pm Tue | Zen meditation: Associated Buddhist Chaplain Heiku Jaime McLeod offers Tuesday Zen sessions during the academic year. Cushions provided, beginners welcome — if you’re new to Zen meditation, please arrive at 6:30. FMI jaime@treetopzencenter.org.
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; $90/$80 for 10-session tickets purchased in advance. FMI 207-786-8302.
Olin 259

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


The Maine landscapes of Marsden Hartley are the topic of a Sept. XX lecture by art historian Gail Scott. Shown: "Sundown, Kezar Lake, 1010."

The Maine landscapes of Marsden Hartley are the topic of a Sept. 8 lecture by art historian Gail Scott. Shown: “Sundown, Kezar Lake” (1910).

8 Fri

6pm | ‘A Visible Fourth Dimension’: Marsden Hartley’s Maine Landscapes. A lecture by Gail R. Scott, scholar and curator of modern and contemporary art. Reception follows in the Museum of Art, also located in Olin Arts Center. FMI 207-786-8302, bates.edu/museum or museum@bates.edu.
Olin 104


A fiddler/violinist known for his versatility, Jeremy Kittel performs at Bates on Sept. XX

A composer and violinist known for his versatility, Jeremy Kittel performs at Bates on Sept. 9.

9 Sat

9pm | Olin Concert Series: Jeremy Kittel Trio. A member of the Turtle Island Quartet for five years, Kittel is an award-winning fiddler, violinist and composer fluent in Celtic, classical, jazz and bluegrass. Co-sponsored by the Office of Campus Life.
Coram Library porch, Historic Quad


12 Tue

3pm | American Red Cross Blood Drive: Bates Emergency Medical Services hosts a Red Cross blood drive to aid in the current blood shortage. All students, faculty, staff and community members are encouraged to donate. FMI jsheltra@bates.edu.
Chase Hall, Memorial Commons

7 pm | Volleyball vs. Southern Maine.
Alumni Gym


13 Wed

During Bates’ 3-0 victory over Wesleyan, leaping Jessie Moriarty '19 of Springfield, Mass., celebrates the second of her two goals with teammate Caroline O'Reilly '18 (4) of Longmeadow, Mass. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

The field hockey team plays its first home game, against Bowdoin, on Sept. 13. In this 2016 image, leaping Jessie Moriarty ’19 of Springfield, Mass., celebrates the second of her two goals against Wesleyan with teammate Caroline O’Reilly ’18 of Longmeadow, Mass. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

7pm | Field hockey vs. Bowdoin.
Campus Avenue Field

8pm | Men’s soccer vs. University of New England.
Garcelon Field


16 Sat

8am | Women’s tennis: Wallach Tournament.
Wallach Tennis Center / rain site: Merrill Gym

Noon | Field hockey vs. Maine–Farmington.
Campus Avenue Field


17 Sun

8am | Women’s tennis: Wallach Tournament.
Wallach Tennis Center / rain site: Merrill Gym

2pm | Women’s soccer vs. University of New England.
Russell Street Field


20 Wed

7pm | Field hockey vs. Thomas College.
Campus Avenue Field


21 Thu

7:30pm | Olin Concert Series: Adam Swanson, pianist. Four-time winner of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest, Swanson presents an evening of unadulterated musical fun. Sponsored by Hank and Sue Schmitt. Admission: $10, available at batesconcerts.eventbrite.com. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


Shown performing in the Spring Dance Concert in March, the Bates Dance Company returns Sept. 23–24 for Back to Bates Weekend concerts. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

Shown performing in the Spring Dance Concert in March, the Bates Dance Company returns Sept. 23–24 for Back to Bates Weekend concerts. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

23 Sat

Noon | Back to Bates Weekend Dance Concert: A midday dance performance by students, faculty and guest artists. Free but tickets required, available at batestheateranddance.eventbrite.com. FMI 207-786-6161.
Schaeffer Theatre

1pm | Football vs. Trinity.
Garcelon Field


24 Sun

Noon | Back to Bates Weekend Dance Concert (see Sept. 23).
Schaeffer Theatre

2pm | Olin Concert Series: Corey Harris ’91: Harris presents a treasure trove of blues and other music from the African Diaspora in a Back to Bates Weekend concert. Harris was a Watson Fellow, and this concert honors the 50 years that the Watson Foundation has offered fellowships to Bates students. Admission: $25, available at batesconcerts.eventbrite.com. Free tickets for a limited number of students and seniors (65+) are available. Co-sponsored by the offices of the Dean of the Faculty and College Advancement, and the psychology department. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.com.
Olin Concert Hall


A visitor to the Bates Museum of Art takes in videos by, and showing, performance artist Kate Gilmore '97. Gilmore takes part in a Sept. 27 panel on performance art in conjunction with her exhibition In Your Way. (Rene Roy for Bates College)

A visitor to the Bates Museum of Art takes in videos by, and showing, performance artist Kate Gilmore ’97. Gilmore takes part in a Sept. 25 panel on performance art in conjunction with her exhibition In Your Way. (Rene Roy for Bates College)

25 Mon

6pm | Performance art panel discussion: Video-performance artist Kate Gilmore ’97, featured in the current Museum of Art exhibition In Your Way, is a panelist in this examination of performance art. A reception follows in the museum. FMI 207-786-6158 or museum@bates.edu.
Olin 104


27 Wed

7:30pm | Cory Mixdorf, trombonist: On faculty at the University of Arkansas, Mixdorf also sustains a busy schedule as performer and clinician on the national and international levels. Free but tickets required, available at batesconcerts.eventbrite.com. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


The poet laureate of Portland, Maine, Gibson Fay-LeBlanc reads from his work in a Literary Arts live event on Sept. XX (Derek Davis)

The poet laureate of Portland, Maine, Gibson Fay-LeBlanc reads from his work in a Literary Arts Live event on Sept. 28. (Derek Davis)

28 Thu

Noon | Public Works in Progress: Spotlight on Student Work. Students discuss the community-engaged summer work they did in a variety of nonprofit settings. FMI 207-786-8241 or dray3@bates.edu.
Commons 221–222

7:30pm | Literary Arts Live: Gibson Fay-LeBlanc, poet. A reading and conversation with Fay-LeBlanc, Portland’s poet laureate (Death of a Ventriloquist) and a teacher. A book sale and signing session follows the reading. FMI 207-753-6963.
Muskie Archives


The football team takes on Tufts on Sept. 30. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

The football team takes on Tufts on Sept. 30. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

30 Sat

11am | Field hockey vs. Trinity.
Campus Avenue Field

11am | Women’s soccer vs. Trinity.
Russell Street Field

1pm | Football vs. Tufts.
Garcelon Field

2pm | Men’s soccer vs. Trinity.
Russell Street Field


Museum of Art

bates.edu/museum
museum@bates.edu

Through Oct. 7
Kate Gilmore: In Your Way: Gilmore ’97 synthesizes multiple media including performance, video, sculpture and painting. In Your Way features nine performance-based videos and one live performance / sculptural installation. Gilmore’s videos focus on women, including herself, wearing stereotypically feminine apparel while performing difficult labor-intensive tasks.

At Home and Abroad: Works from the Marsden Hartley Memorial Collection: This pioneering modernist began and ended his life in Maine. Born in Lewiston in 1877, he returned to Maine after a lifetime of travel and died in Ellsworth in 1944. Drawn from Bates’ collection of Hartley works and his personal collection of objects, photographs and ephemera, as well as select loaned works, the exhibition explores his itinerant life and astonishing creativity.

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