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January calendar of events

January 14, 2008


Through Feb. 10

“Works on Paper” by Irving Marcus and “Immagini del Mare (Images from the Sea)” by Gianni Cestari.  Charlotte & Philip Hanes Art Gallery.  10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday - Sunday.

Free. (336) 758-5585

Jan. 25 – May 3

Exhibit: “Ties that Bind: Wedding Customs from Around the World.” Museum of Anthropology. 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday.  Features wedding costumes and accessories from around the world and explores the role weddings play in different cultures.  Free.  (336) 758-5282.


Jan. 17, 18

Secrest Artists Series: “Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers.”  7:30 p.m.  Wait Chapel.

A docudrama by L.A. Theatre Works starring John Heard that follows the 1971 epic battle between the U.S. government and the Washington Post over publishing the Pentagon Papers. Part one of the university’s two-part Secrets vs. Security event.

$25/$20; (336) 758-5295

Jan. 19

MLK: 10th Annual MLK Invitational Basketball Tournament. 1 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.  Reynolds Gym.

Intramural basketball tournament featuring teams from Johnson C. Smith, UNC-CH, UNC-G, NC A&T, WFU and WSSU.  First round games at 1 p.m.  Alumni game and Slam Dunk Contest at 3:30 p.m.  Semi-finals at 6 p.m.  Three-Point Shoot Out at 7:15 p.m.  Championship game at 8:15 p.m. 

Free. (336) 758-7178

Jan. 20

MLK: 3rd Annual MLK GospelFest.  4 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall.

Featuring contemporary Christian vocalist Martha Munizzi and performances by the WFU and WSSU Gospel Choirs. 

Free with valid student ID; $5 general admission.  (336) 758-5864

Jan. 21

MLK:  8th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration featuring LeVar Burton.  7 p.m. 

Wait Chapel.

Joint WFU/WSSU celebration featuring a keynote address by actor and Reading Rainbow host, LeVar Burton.  Also includes a video presentation by Maya Angelou and performances by the WFU and WSSU Gospel Choirs. 

Free.  (336) 758-5864


Jan. 22

MLK: I'm Not My Brother's Keeper: Leadership and Civil Rights in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  4 p.m.  Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Rhoda Channing Reading Room.

Screening of documentary about the 1960 Woolworth sit-in by Wake Forest and Winston-Salem State students.  Part of the university’s Annual MLK Celebration.  

Jan. 24

Voices of Our Time:  “Iraq & Iran: The Need for New Pentagon Papers” by Daniel Ellsberg.

7 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall.

A lecture by the former military analyst who leaked the top-secret Pentagon Papers.  Part two of the university’s two-part Secrets vs. Security event.

Free.  (336) 758-5821

Jan. 26

Recital: Senior Voice Recital by Rebecca Henriques, soprano. 8 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall. 

Free. (336) 758-5364

Jan. 28-29

Theatre: Virtual Theatre Project (VTP) Staged Readings.  7:30 p.m.  Ring Theatre.

Readings of VTP-winning plays “Safekeeping” and “Django Salvator’s Awe-Inspiring Death-Defying Big Top Spectacuganza...Featuring Ralph” and WFU student plays “The Shrouded Canvas” and “One Dick, Two Dick, Red Dick, Blue Dick.” 

$10; $5 for students; (336) 758-5295

Jan. 30

Concert: Faculty Wind Quintet Concert. 8 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall.

Features Francis Poulenc’s Sextet and other works by Vincent Persichetti and Leos Jancek. 

Free.  (336) 758-5364

Press Contacts:

Pam Barrett
(336) 758-5237

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

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