Campus events: Dec. 1–20, 2019

Franny Choi, poet

Literary Arts Live presents a reading by poet Franny Choi on Dec. 5. (Graham Cotten)

Greetings from Bates!

This is a listing of public events at the college during December 2019.

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

Need directions? Here’s a campus map.

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

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.

4:15pm Mon | Dharma Society Mindfulness Mondays: An activity, drawn from a rotating assortment, to provide exposure to mindfulness practices. All are welcome. FMI mschapir@bates.edu.
Chase Hall, Skelton Lounge

6:30pm Mon | Zen Sit led by Associated Buddhist Chaplain Heiku Jaime McLeod. Cushions provided, beginners welcome. FMI jaime@treetopzencenter.org.
Chase Hall, Skelton Lounge

7:30pm Tue–Sun | Dharma Society meditation: A 20-minute silent group meditation. Beginners welcome and orientations provided. FMI abrownel@bates.edu.
Multifaith Chaplaincy, 163 Wood St.

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 pre-purchased 10-session tickets. FMI 207-786-8302.
Olin 259

7pm Wed | Ballroom Team practice: Sessions feature rhythm (cha-cha, rhumba, swing) and smooth (waltz, foxtrot, tango, Viennese waltz) styles of dance. Open to everyone, regardless of experience, and no partner is necessary. Please RSVP to ali@bates.edu.
Merrill Gym

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


2 Mon

4:30pm | Voice recital: Students of Joëlle Morris and Luette Saul. Free but tickets required: batesconcerts.eventbrite.com. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


3 Tue

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

7:30pm | American String Band: Led by Eli Gilbert, the string band presents its annual fall concert. The program includes traditional bluegrass and fiddle music, as well as interpretations of pop, folk and rock from the 1960s to the 2000s. Free but tickets required: batesconcerts.eventbrite.com. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


4 Wed

3:30pm | Piano recital: Performances by students of Chiharu Naruse and Bridget Convey perform solo works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Clementi, Debussy and Kabalevsky. Free but tickets required: batesconcerts.eventbrite.com. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


Shown here in 2016, the Bates Jazz Band, directed by Larry Williams, will perform on . (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

Shown here in 2016, the Bates Jazz Band, directed by Larry Williams, performs on Dec. 5. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

5 Thu

6:30pm | Franny Choi, poet: A reading by the author of the poetry collections Floating, Brilliant, Gone and Soft Science — which Publishers Weekly described as “an exhilarating matrix of poetry, science and technology.” Choi is an editor and podcast co-host as well as poet. Book signing follows this Literary Arts Live reading, sponsored by the English department. FMI 207-753-6963.
Muskie Archives

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

7:30pm | Bates Jazz Band: Directed by Larry Williams, the band offers a program ranging from jazz classics to pop crossovers. Free but tickets required: batesconcerts.eventbrite.com. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall

7:30pm | Elevator Girl: In Donna Hoke’s play, an unusual comic book character comes alive. Directed by Ellie Yguico ’20. Free, but tickets required: bit.ly/bates-theater-danceFMI 207-786-6161.
Pettigrew Hall, Gannett Theater


6 Fri

7pm | Men’s hockey vs. Colby-Sawyer.
Underhill Arena

7:30pm | Bates Brass Ensemble & Steel Pan Orchestra: It’s a metal concert, but it ain’t heavy: Alan Carr directs the Bates Brass Ensemble and Duncan Hardy directs the Steel Pan Orchestra. The latter offers a variety of traditional steel pan tunes  and adaptations, while the eclectic brass program includes original compositions and arrangements of works by Radiohead, Fondse and others. Free but tickets required: batesconcerts.eventbrite.com. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall

7:30pm | Elevator Girl (see Dec. 5).
Gannett Theater


The Bates women's basketball team hosts four games in December, including a Dec. 7 context against St. Joseph's. Seen here against the University of New England last year is Melanie Binkhorst '20, who recorded 11 points, six rebounds, one assist and three steals in Bates' 86-85 on Nov. 25. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

The Bates women’s basketball team hosts four games in December, including a Dec. 7 context against St. Joseph’s. Seen here against the University of New England last year is Melanie Binkhorst ’20, who recorded 11 points, six rebounds, one assist and three steals in Bates’ 86-85 win on Nov. 25. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

7 Sat

2pm | Women’s basketball vs. St. Joseph’s.
Alumni Gym

4pm | Men’s basketball vs. St. Joseph’s.
Alumni Gym

4pm | Voice recital: Students of John Corrie. Free but tickets required: batesconcerts.eventbrite.com. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall

5pm | Elevator Girl (see Dec. 5).
Gannett Theater


"Students gather this evening in the Peter J. Gomes Chapel for “Candles and Carols,” the annual candlelit service of communal singing, reflective readings from many traditions, and musical offerings by the Bates College Choir, Bates acapella groups, Mark Su’22, Amelia Keleher ‘21, and Music Director/Organist John Corrie. The evening was sponsored by the Bates College Multifaith Chaplaincy.

The annual “Candles and Carols” gathering, a service of communal singing, reflective readings from many traditions, and musical offerings by the Bates College Choir, a cappella groups and others, is sponsored by the Multifaith Chaplaincy. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

8 Sun

2 & 7:30pm | Elevator Girl (see Dec. 5).
Gannett Theater

7pm | Candles & Carols: A seasonal service combining readings by students, faculty and staff from the Bates community; blessings from Bates Multifaith and associated chaplains; and performances by student a cappella groups and the Bates College Choir. Hot cocoa and cookie reception to follow. All are welcome! FMI 207-786-8272 or multifaithchaplaincy@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


9 Mon

8am | Walking the Labyrinth: Stressed by finals or the holiday season? Need some time for quiet contemplation? Walk the continuous path of the Multifaith Chaplaincy’s labyrinth. Open through the evening. FMI 207-786-8272 or multifaithchaplaincy@bates.edu.
Chase Hall, Memorial Commons


17 Tue

3pm | Women’s basketball vs. Worcester Polytechnic.
Alumni Gym


Vanessa German, "Miracles and Glory Abound" (2019), mixed-media installation at the Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Mich. (Dan Mills/Bates College)

Shown here at the Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Mich., the exhibition Vanessa German: Miracles and Glory Abound is showing at the Bates art museum through March 2020. (Dan Mills/Bates College)

Museum of Art

bates.edu/museum

museum@bates.edu

Through March 28

Vanessa German: Miracles and Glory Abound: The familiar painting “Washington Crossing the Delaware” by Emanuel Leutze is the starting point for German’s sculptures. Using her own power-figures to imitate Leutze’s composition, she sparks a conversation about public memory and rewriting history through the lens of privilege.

Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Stages For Being: Bringing concepts from Zen Buddhism and Surrealism to his photography, Meatyard (1925–72) painstakingly staged images in rural Kentucky that, working on multiple levels, are best read like poetry that uses symbolic language to provoke reflection and revelation.

View Comments