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February calendar of events

January 24, 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

Through 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.

February 22 – March 22

Exhibit: “Robert Knott Retrospective Exhibition, 1983-2008.” 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


Feb. 2

Music: Johanna Young, soprano. 8 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall.  Senior honors voice recital.

Free. (336) 758-5364

Feb. 5

Religion: Akoni 5th Anniversary Service.  11 a.m.  Wait Chapel.  Service featuring Brad Braxton, professor, Vanderbilt University.

Free.  (336) 758-5121

Feb. 5-16

Valentine’s Day Sale.  10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday. Museum of Anthropology.  Ten percent discount on all purchases over $5. Wide selection of jewelry and other ethnic gifts.

(336) 758-5282

Feb. 7

Founder’s Day Convocation.  4:30 p.m.  Wait Chapel.  Keynote address by Herman E. Eure, professor of biology and associate dean of the undergraduate College at Wake Forest, “Using Our Past as a Road Map for Charting Our Future: The Evolutionary History of Wake Forest University.”

Free.  (336) 758-5821

Lecture: “What is Frege’s Puzzle?”  4:30 p.m. Tribble Hall, Room B316.  Lecture by Richard Heck, Brown University.

Free.  (336) 758-5359

Film: “Letter to the Dead.” 7 p.m.  Museum of Anthropology.  Documentary film screening and commentary on religion in Papua New Guinea by film director André Iteanu, School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences, Paris. 

Free. (336) 758-5364

Feb. 8

Lecture & Booksigning: “Made to Stick” by Dan Heath.  11 a.m.  Brendle Recital Hall.  Dan Heath, best-selling co-author of “Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die,” to deliver keynote address for 18th Annual Marketing Summit hosted by Wake Forest Babcock Graduate School of Management.    

Free.  (336) 758-3615

Music: Will Daniel, tenor. 8 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall.  Presidential Scholar voice recital.

Free. (336) 758-5364

Feb. 9

Secrest Artists Series: “An Evening with Evelyn Glennie.”  7:30 p.m.  Wait Chapel.  Collaborative partnership with the Winston-Salem Symphony featuring percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie performing with the symphony. Pre-performance Secrest Signature Talk by John Beck, principal percussionist with the Winston-Salem Symphony and percussion instructor at Wake Forest and the North Carolina School of the Arts, 6:40 p.m., Wait Chapel Balcony Room.  Partnership includes two additional performances at the Stevens Center, 3 p.m. Feb. 10 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12.  

Tickets to Secrest performance $30/$20; (336) 758-5295.  Tickets to Stevens Center performances $15-$50; (336) 725-1035 ext. 201

Feb. 10

Family:  Cultures Up Close Workshop: Chinese Calligraphy.  2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.  Museum of Anthropology.  Workshops for elementary-aged children and accompanying adults featuring a learning activity and craft.  Guest instructor Mona Wu to teach on Chinese New Year and the basics of Chinese calligraphy. 

$7/child; $5/child MOA Friends; adults free.  Registration required.  (336) 758-5282

Feb. 11

Seminar:  “Landmark Changes in Intellectual Property Legislation and Procedures: What You Need to Know.”  Networking and refreshments 5 p.m.; seminar 5:30 p.m.  Worrell Professional Center, Room 3209.  Featuring Richard P. Vitek of Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A..  Part of Frameworks!, an educational and networking series for entrepreneurs hosted by Wake Forest University’s Babcock Demon Incubator.  

Free.  (336) 831-5686

Feb. 16

Festival: 9th Annual Chinese New Year Festival.  Noon – 3 p.m.  Reynolds Gym, Room 201.

Family celebration of the Year of the Rat featuring children’s activities, toys and games; Lion Dance performance; folk dance, martial arts and music performances; and a mock traditional Chinese wedding.  Chinese food available for purchase.

Free. (336) 758-5675


Feb. 21-24; Feb. 27-March 2

Theatre: “Wings” by Arthur Kopit.  7:30 p.m. Feb. 21-23 and Feb. 27 – March 1; 2 p.m. Feb. 24 and March 2.  MainStage Theatre.  A play about a former airplane wing-walker who has a stroke and struggles to reorient and regain language skills.

$12; $5 for students; (336) 758-5295

Feb. 23

Music: 31st Annual Lucille S. Harris and Christopher Giles Competitions in Musical Performance.  1 p.m. Open Competition; 7 p.m. Piano Competition.  Brendle Recital Hall. 

Free.  (336) 758-5364

Feb. 24

Worship in Wait: The Rev. Dr. Don E. Saliers.  7 p.m. Wait Chapel.  Sermon by retired William R. Cannon Distinguished Professor of Theology and Worship and Director of the Master of Sacred Music Program, Candler School of Theology, Emory University.

Free.  (336) 758-5121

Feb. 28

Lecture: “Uses of Literature: an Un-manifesto.” 4:30 p.m.  DeTamble Auditorium, Tribble Hall.

Author and professor Rita Felski, University of Virginia.

Free.  (336) 758-6143

Concert: Wake Forest University Orchestra. 8 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall.  Featuring the Concerto Competition Winners: Julie Savage, tenor saxophone; James Zoll, clarinet; Johanna Young, soprano; Virginia Browne, soprano; and Daniel Ruehr, violin. Conducted by David Hagy.

Free.  (336) 758-5364

Feb. 29

Opening Reception & Artist Lecture: “Robert Knott Retrospective Exhibition, 1983-2008.” Reception, 5 p.m., Charlotte & Philip Hanes Art Gallery; Artist lecture, 7 p.m., Scales Fine Arts Center, Room A102.   

Free. (336) 758-5585

Press Contacts:

Pam Barrett
(336) 758-5237

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

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