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April/May calendar of events

March 20, 2008


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

April 17 – May 19

Exhibit: “2007 WFU Student Exhibition.” Charlotte & Philip Hanes Art Gallery.  10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday - Sunday.  Juried exhibition of painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, installations and digital media by Wake Forest students.  

Free. (336) 758-5585

May 15- August 16

Exhibit: “Pocketbook Anthropology: A Treasure of Handbags.” Museum of Anthropology. 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday.  Features a wide variety of pocketbooks, from antique to modern in an exhibit that explores the cultural meanings of and emotional attachments to purses. 

Free.  (336) 758-5282


April 1

Tuesday Gardening Series: Garden Chickens.  6:30 p.m.  Reynolda Gardens.  Karl Urshel, president of Carolina Feather Fanciers Association, to discuss chicken breeds that are suitable for the home garden and how to care for them. Bantam chickens will be on display.

Free.  (336) 758-3485

April 2

Other: Cook It Up! Arts Entrepreneurship Summit.  5 p.m. – 8 p.m.  Luter Residence Hall.  Summit designed to showcase the contemporary face of arts entrepreneurship.  Features Amy Garland, founder and director, 5IVE and 40RTY; Angus MacLachlan, playwright, screenwriter and theater company co-founder; Scott Betz, media artist and designer; Glenna Batson, physical therapist and movement researcher.

Free.  (336) 758-3383

April 3

Lecture: “Wedding as Text: Communicating Cultural Identities through Ritual.”

7:30 p.m.  Museum of Anthropology.  Lecture in conjunction with exhibit “Ties the Bind: Wedding Customs from Around the World” with Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, University of Wisconsin at Parkside.

Free.  (336) 758-5282

April 4-5, 9-13

Theatre: “Gondoliers.”  7:30 p.m. April 4-5, 9-12; 2 p.m. April 13.  MainStage Theatre.  One of Gilbert & Sullivan’s best-loved comic operas that tells the story of the Gondolier brothers, Marco and Giuseppe Palmieri.  Music will be performed by the Wake Forest music department.

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

April 4-5

Conference: Ministry as Vocation. 6 p.m., April 4, Information Services dining hall; 8:45 a.m. – noon, April 5, Reynolda Hall, Autumn Room.  Keynote address by the Rev. Nathan Parrish, Peace Haven Baptist Church. 

Free. (336) 758-5210

April 4-6

Conference: “Masculinities and Institutions: Mapping the Connections.” Wingate Hall.  Annual conference of American Men’s Studies Association hosted by Wake Forest.  Keynote address by Raewyn Connell. 

Registration and schedule at  (336) 323-2672

April 5

Music: Christine Eckhardt, flute.  3 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall.  Presidential Scholar recital. 

Free.  (336) 758-5364

April 6

Music: Nicole Murray, soprano. 3 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall.  Senior voice recital.

Free. (336) 758-5364

Worship in Wait: Bishop William H. Willimon.  7 p.m.  Wait Chapel.  Sermon by William H. Willimon, North Alabama Conference, United Methodist Church.

Free.  (336) 758-5121

April 7

Book Signing: Richard Kadison, author of “College of the Overwhelmed.”  2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall Lobby.

Free. (336)-758-3531

Voices of Our Time: “College of the Overwhelmed: Facing Facts, Finding Solutions.”  3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall.  Forum exploring why college campuses are facing a mental health crisis and what to do about it.  Featuring Richard Kadison, author of “College of the Overwhelmed;” Russ Federman, director of counseling, University of Virginia; Christopher Flynn, director of counseling, Virginia Tech. Information at      

Free.  Seating first come, first served.  (336) 758-3531

April 8

Tuesday Gardening Series: Plant Sale Preview.  12:30 p.m. – 1: 30 p.m.  Reynolda Gardens, Education Wing.  David Bare, Reynolda Gardens greenhouse manager, to preview and discuss some of the plant selections that will be available at the Big Spring Sale and how to use them in the garden and landscape.

Free.  (336) 758-3485

Concert: Collegium Musicum Concert. 8 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall.  Featuring French and Flemish music of the 16th century.

Free. (336) 758-5364

April 9

Other: Craig Karges, Extraordinist.  7 p.m.  Pugh Auditorium, Benson University Center.  Show featuring a blend of mystery, humor, psychology and intuition.

Free.  (336) 758-5697

April 11-13

Film: Reynolda Film Festival.  First annual film festival organized by students for students.  Includes film screenings of narrative, documentary, animation and experimental films of all lengths from student filmmakers across the country, and lectures by leading film industry experts.  Advance tickets $12 at  $15 at the door.  Free with WFU ID.  Details at

April 13

Family: Cultures Up Close Workshop: Southwest Sand Painting.  2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.  Museum of Anthropology.  Workshops for elementary-age children and accompanying adults featuring a learning activity and craft.  $7/child; $5/child MOA Friends; adults free.  Registration required.  (336) 758-5282

April 15

Worship in Wait: The Rev. Dr. Charles G. Adams.  11 a.m.  Wait Chapel.  Sermon by pastor of Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, Detroit.

Free.  (336) 758-5121

Tuesday Gardening Series: Gardens of Paris.  12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Reynolda Gardens, Education Wing.  Meaghan Kiernan, Wake Forest student, to discuss highlights of her summer’s study of sixteen of Paris’ 19th century and contemporary gardens, including Jardin des Tuileries and Parc de Bercy.

Free. (336) 758-3485

Other: Heirloom Tomato Plant Sale.  5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Reynolda Garden Greenhouses. 

Free.  (336) 758-3385

April 16

Lecture: “Buddhism and the Challenges of Religious Pluralism.”  3 p.m.  Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Room 204.  Lecture by Jay Ford, professor of religion, Wake Forest.

Free.  (336) 758-4713

Lecture: “The Challenges of Radical Islam.”  5 p.m.  DeTamble Auditorium, Tribble Hall.  Lecture by Charles Kurzman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Free.  (336) 758-3535

Concert: Jason Mraz.  8 p.m. Wait Chapel. 

$20 general public/$15 WFU students.  Tickets online at  (336) 758-5697

April 17

Concert: University Jazz Ensemble Concert. 8 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall. 

Free. (336) 758-5364

April 18

Poetry: World Poetry in Dramatic Performance.  3 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall.  Student poetry performance directed by Maya Angelou, Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest.

Free.  (336) 758-5330

April 18-19

Other: Big Spring Sale.  5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., April 18, Friends of Reynolda Gardens; 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., April 19, general public.  Reynolda Gardens Greenhouses.  Sale features hard-to-find plants for the garden, including annuals, perennials, herbs and tomato plants.

Free.  (336) 758-3485

April 22

Tuesday Gardening Series: Salad Tasting.  12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Reynolda Gardens, Education Wing.  Michael Hastings, Winston-Salem Journal food editor, and Reynolda Gardens staff to lead salad tasting including lettuce and specialty greens from this year’s spring salad garden.

Free.  (336) 758-3485

Poetry Reading: W. S. Merwin.  7 p.m.  Babcock Auditorium, Reynolda House.  Part of Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series. 

Free.  (336) 758-3914

Concert: Student Chamber Music Concert. 8 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall. 

Free. (336) 758-5364

April 24

Concert: Spring Choral Concert. 8 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall.  Featuring the Wake Forest Concert Choir, Wake Forest Chorale and University Orchestra.

Free. (336) 758-5364

April 24-27

Dance: Spring Dance Concert.  7:30 p.m., April 24-26; 2 p.m., April 27.  MainStage Theatre.  Concert featuring student choreography.

$12/$5 students.  (336) 758-5295

April 26

Music: Joshua Bennett, tenor.  8 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall.  Senior voice recital.

Free. (336) 758-5364

April 29

Concert: University Wind Ensemble Concert.  8 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall. 

Free. (336) 758-5364


May 1

Concert: University Orchestra Concert.  8 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall. 

Free.  (336) 758-5364

May 18

Mother/Daughter: Cultures Up Close Workshop: Handbags, Purses, Pocketbooks.  2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.  Museum of Anthropology.  Special mother/daughter workshop for elementary-age children and accompanying adults featuring a tour of exhibit “Pocketbook Anthropology: A Treasure of Handbags,” a purse-making project, and refreshments of tea and cakes.  $8/person; $6/person MOA Friends.  Registration required.  (336) 758-5282

Press Contacts:

Pam Barrett
(336) 758-5237

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

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