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The poetry reading by John Tagliabue, professor emeritus of English, at 8…
Peter Edelman, a Clinton-administration appointee who recently resigned in protest over the new national welfare law, and Kevin Concannon, commissioner of the Maine Department of Human Services and a welfare-reform supporter, will discuss the implications of welfare reform on the national and state level at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, in Chase Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. The presentation, sponsored by the Bates Democrats student organization, is open to the public without charge.
Theater at Bates will stage A.R. Gurney’s “Later Life” at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 in the Black Box Theater. Jonathan Adler, a Bates sophomore from West Newton, Mass., is directing the Robinson Players production about growing and loving and whether in later life we are simply exaggerations and extensions of our earlier selves. The play also will be performed at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday Oct. 10 and 11 and 2 p.m. on Oct. 12. Tickets are $5 for general admission and $3 for students and seniors. For reservations and additional ticket information, call the box office at 207-786-6161.
Barry Morse will perform a concert of original electronic music for theremin at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in the Bates College Museum of Art, 75 Russell St. Morse’s compositions were inspired by the museum’s current exhibit, “Alex Grey: Numinous Flesh”. The public is invited and admission is free.
Playwright Carolyn Gage, a longtime activist for women’s theater and lesbian theater, will deliver a lecture titled “Lizzy Borden and Lesbian Theater: Axes to Grind” at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 2, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The public is invited and admission is free.
Mark Dowie, author of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated book “Losing Ground: American Environmentalism at the Close of the Twentieth Century,” will deliver a lecture titled “Faded Green: American Environmentalism at the Dawn of the New Millennium”at 7 p.m. September 29, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The public is invited and admission is free.
Allan Berube, a social historian of minority movements and author of “The History of Gay Men and Women in World War Two,” will deliver a lecture titled “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Look: Undressing the Military’s Anti-Gay Policy” as part of the Creative Approach to Public Policy lecture series at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives. The public is invited and admission is free.
The award-winning DaPonte String Quartet with guest soprano Christina Astrachan will perform in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall at 8 p.m. September 30. The program includes Schulhoff’s “String Quartet,” Schubert’s “Salve Regina” and Mozart’s “String Quartet in G Major, K. 387.” After a brief intermission, Schoenberg’s “String Quartet No. 2, Op. 10″ will conclude the concert. Soprano Christina Astrachan will perform on the Schubert and Schoenberg pieces. The public is invited and admission is free.
“This house believes that the monarchy should be buried with Diana” will be argued by the British Debate Team and Bates College debaters at 4 p.m., Sept. 20, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
Rabbi Carolyn Braun of Temple Beth El, Portland, will discuss “A Jewish Perspective” 4:30 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 23, in the Skelton Lounge of Chase Hall in the inaugural talk of a new college lecture series, “Spiritual Journeys: Stories of the Soul.” The public is invited to attend free of charge.