'Jewel on the Thames'
Visitors will find an abundance of art, dance, music, theater and public lectures at Connecticut College this November. The following events are open to the public and free unless otherwise noted:
- On display from Nov. 2 - Dec. 9: "Academy of Uncommon Gardens," featuring works by Lynn Richardson, assistant professor of sculpture at Keene State College. The exhibit, on display in the college's Cummings Arts Center, is sponsored by a Sherman-Fairchild grant for collaborative teaching in the arts. This year's grant theme is sustainability, and Richardson's work examines issues of climate change. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 1 - 4 p.m. Richardson will deliver an artist lecture, "Open Year Round," Nov. 2 at 4:15 p.m. in Oliva Hall. An opening reception will follow in the Cummings Arts Galleries.
- Wednesday, Nov. 30: "Slavery and Tackling Corporate Complicity," an art exhibit and letter campaign to raise awareness about companies using slave labor to produce the mass goods we use every day. The exhibit, which features artwork from New London's Provenance Center, will be on display 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. in the 1941 Room of the College Center at Crozier-Williams.
- Thursday, Nov. 3 - Saturday, Nov. 5: Connecticut College Dance Club Fall Performance, featuring choreography and dance by Connecticut College students, 7:30 p.m. each night, Myers Studio on the third floor of the College Center at Crozier-Williams. Tickets are $6 for general admission and $4 for students and seniors. Call 860-439-2830 for ticket information.
- Sunday, Nov. 6: Connecticut College Chamber Choir Concert, 4 p.m. in Harkness Chapel. Tickets are $5 for general admission and $3 for students and seniors.
- Wednesday, Nov. 9: "Music of the First Decades," featuring Jeff Barnhart '89, piano, and John Clark '90, clarinet and saxophone, with a full traditional ensemble, 7 p.m., Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors.
- Friday, Nov. 11: The Shwiffs Fall Concert, one of Connecticut College's all-female a cappella groups, 7 p.m., Harkness Chapel.
- Monday, Nov. 14: Leon Redbone in Concert. Master singer and guitarist Leon Redbone presents tunes drawn from the turn-of-the-20th century, flapper-era radio ditties, depression-spawned ragtime and World War II folk-jazz, 7:30 p.m., Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for students and seniors. Call 860-439-ARTS (2787) for tickets.
- Friday, Nov. 4: onStage at Connecticut College presents L.A. Theatre Works' "The Rivalry." Told in the unique live radio theater-style performance of the Grammy Award-winning L.A. Theatre Works, "The Rivalry" brings to life the Abraham Lincoln-Stephen Douglas debates using riveting dialogue from the original transcripts. The performance is at 8 p.m. in Palmer Auditorium. Tickets are $28, $24 and $20 for general admission; $25, $21.50 and $18 for seniors or faculty and staff of the College; $14, $12 and $10 for students. For tickets and information, call (860) 439-ARTS or visit http://onstage.conncoll.edu.
- Sunday, Nov. 13: onStage at Connecticut College presents "Moby Dick" by the Gare St Lazare Players Ireland. In a solo performance, actor Conor Lovett, accompanied by musician Caoimhin O'Raghallaigh, presents this great American novel in the style of epic storytellers, captivating his audience with Melville's language and his own virtuosic performance. The performance is at 3 p.m. in Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center. Tickets are $22 for general admission, $20 for seniors, $18 for Mystic Seaport members and $11 for students. For tickets and information, call (860) 439-ARTS or visit http://onstage.conncoll.edu.
- Thursday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Nov. 20: "Three Sisters," a Theater Department performance directed by Nancy Hoffman, visiting assistant professor of theater. The play, written by Anton Chekhov, from an adaptation by Lanford Wilson, examines the lives of three sisters, one brother and their spouses, lovers, suitors and friends. Set in a rural military outpost during peacetime, the play is about everyday life - and all of the laughter and pain that comes with it. Performances are in Tansill Theater at 8 p.m. Nov. 17 - 19, with additional 2 p.m. performances on Saturday, Nov. 19, and Sunday, Nov. 20. Tickets are $8 for general admission and $6 for students.
Lectures and other events
- Tuesday, Nov. 1: "Development of an Enantioselective Synthesis of Filibuvir, a New Small Molecule Therapeutic for the Treatment of the Hepatitis C Virus," a Department of Chemistry seminar lecture by John Ragan, associate research fellow in global research and development at Pfizer, 4:30 p.m., Hale Laboratory.
- Tuesday, Nov. 1: "Education and Indoctrination in Mubarak's Egypt," a lecture by Muhammad Masud, a Fulbright scholar and doctoral student at Illinois State University, 4:30 p.m., Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room, Shain Library.
- Wednesday, Nov. 2: "Geoarchaeology in the Andes: The Environmental Impacts of Over 3,000 Years of Mining and Metallurgy," a lecture by Colin Cooke, an interdepartmental postdoctoral associate in geosciences at Yale University, 11:50 a.m. in Olin Science Center Room 114.
- Wednesday, Nov. 2: "Open Year Round," an artist talk by Lynn Richardson, assistant professor of sculpture at Keene State College, whose work is on display this month in the Cummings Arts Galleries, 4:15 p.m., Oliva Hall, Cummings Arts Center. The talk will be followed by an opening reception for the exhibition.
- Thursday, Nov. 3: "Should Div. I College Athletes Be Paid?" A lecture with Andrew Zimbalist, the Robert A. Woods Professor of Economics at Smith College, 6:45 p.m., Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room, Shain Library.
- Friday, Nov. 4: "On the Edge of Reason: Border Dynamics and the Spread of Violence," a lecture by Macrina Cárdenas Alarcón, a community activist and educator with Tijuana's Casa del Migrante, 11:50 a.m., Blaustein Humanities Center Room 210.
- Monday, Nov. 7: "When Johnny and Jane Come Marching Home: How All of Us Can Help Veterans," a Department of Psychology Fall 2011 Colloquium Series presentation by Paula J. Caplan, a clinical and research psychologist affiliated with the Kennedy School of Public Policy and Harvard University, 4:30 p.m., Silfen Auditorium, Bill Hall.
- Tuesday, Nov. 8: "Photochemistry of the Liquid-Vapor," a Department of Chemistry seminar lecture by Maria Krisch assistant professor of chemistry at Trinity College, 4:30 p.m., Hale Laboratory.
- Tuesday, Nov. 8: Native American Heritage Month lecture by Winona LaDuke, an activist for sustainable development, renewable energy and food systems, 6 p.m., 1962 Room, College Center at Crozier-Williams. LaDuke is the founder of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, one of the largest reservation-based nonprofit organizations in the country, and has written extensively on Native American environmental issues.
- Tuesday, Nov. 8: "What the %@&! Happened to Comics?" A lecture by Art Spiegelman, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and artist, part of the Connecticut College Daniel Klagsbrun Symposium on Writing and Moral Vision, 7:30 p.m., Palmer Auditorium. Spiegelman is perhaps best known for "Maus," his Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel about the Holocaust, in which Jews were portrayed as mice and Nazis as cats.
- Wednesday, Nov. 9: "Race, Gender and LGBTQ in the Revolution," a lecture by human rights activist Everina Victoria Deulofeu Zamorano, noon, Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room, Shain Library.
- Wednesday, Nov. 9: "Being Alive: A Talk in Three Acts," a lecture with Ann Pellegrini, associate professor of performance studies and religious studies and director of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at New York University, 4:30 p.m., Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room, Shain Library.
- Thursday, Nov. 10: "Libya: Inside A Revolution," a lecture by Abdallah A. Hasan, a doctoral student at Ball State University, 4:30 p.m., Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room, Shain Library.
- Thursday, Nov. 17: "Caught in the Same Net: The Ocean and Us," a lecture by noted ecologist and conservationist Carl Safina, 7 p.m., Ernst Common Room, Blaustein Humanities Center. Safina is co-founder and president of the Blue Ocean Institute, a Long Island-based conservation organization that seeks to use literature, art and science to educate people about the crucial importance of protecting the oceans. He is also the author of six books about the health and well-being of the oceans and marine life. This lecture is supported by the Friends of Sound Lab and the Friends of the Connecticut College Library.
- Saturday, Nov. 19: "Infusing Your Life with Herbs," a demonstration and workshop with Karen O'Brien, owner of "The Green Woman's Garden" in Mendon, Mass. Learn how to take simple culinary staples - such as sugars, butters, syrups and vinegars - and turn them into a new gustatory experience, 9 a.m., Olin Science Center Room 311. The workshop is $24 for the general public and $20 for members of the Connecticut College Arboretum. Registration is required and limited. To register, call 860-439-5060.
- Monday, Nov. 21: "Patients' Satisfaction with the Physical and Social Environment of the Hospital," a presentation by Claudia Andrade, a Ph.D. candidate at Lisbon University Institute in Portugal, 4:30 p.m., Silfen Auditorium.