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September 26, 2008

EXHIBITS

Through Oct. 12

Exhibit: “Perpetual Art Machine” and “The Old Alma Mater.” Charlotte & Philip Hanes Art Gallery.  10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday - Sunday.  “Perpetual Art Machine” features 21st-century international video art with live interactive installations.  “The Old Alma Mater” features artifacts celebrating Wake Forest traditions that span the university’s 174-year history.   

Free. (336) 758-5585

Through Oct. 12

Exhibit: “Pam Longobardi: Drifters.”  Charlotte & Philip Hanes Art Gallery, Mezzanine Gallery.  10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday - Sunday.  Features sculptural wall and floor installations and site photography that focus on the global issue of marine debris and plastics in the ocean.

Free. (336) 758-5585

Through Dec. 17

Exhibit: “Dias de los Muertos (Days of the Dead).”  Museum of Anthropology.  10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday.  Bilingual exhibit featuring a traditional Mexican ofrenda and items related to the ancient religious celebration honoring children and the dead.  New features include a children’s ofrenda and photo essay of a Mexican town’s celebration.

Free.  (336) 758-5282

Oct. 12 - Dec. 12

Exhibit: “By Assignment and By the Way: Gordon Schenck Photographs.”  Charlotte & Philip Hanes Art Gallery.  10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday - Sunday.  Features the retrospective photography of North Carolina-based architectural photographer Gordon Schenck.

Free. (336) 758-5585 

OCTOBER EVENTS

Oct. 1

Lecture: “Censors, Banners and Burners, Oh My!” 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.  Z. Smith Reynolds Library.  Panel discussion in honor of Banned Books Week.

Free.  (336) 758-4314

Oct. 1 - 5

Play: “Intimate Apparel.”  7:30 p.m.  Oct. 1 - 4; 2 p.m. Oct. 5.  MainStage Theatre.  Play by Lynn Nottage about a turn-of-the-century black seamstress whose gifted hands and sewing machine are the tools she uses to fashion her dreams.

$12; $10 senior citizens; $5 students.  (336) 758-5295

Oct. 2

Visiting Artist Video Screening: Mark Callahan, instructor of digital media, University of Georgia.  Noon - 2 p.m.  Scales Fine Arts Center, Room 202.  Video screening and gallery talk in conjunction with “Perpetual Art Machine” exhibit in Charlotte & Philip Hanes Art Gallery.

Free.  (336) 758-5585

Oct. 4

Workshop: “Preserving the Beauty of Flowers through Macro Photography.”  8 a.m. - noon.  Reynolda Gardens, Education Wing.  Discussion and hands-on workshop by professional photographer Robin Underhill.  Participants should bring a digital SLR or similar camera with a macro lens or telephoto zoom; tripod optional.  Limited space available.

$20.  (336) 758-3485

Oct. 5

Worship in Wait: Rev. Dr. Peter Gomes.  7 p.m.  Wait Chapel.  Sermon by Rev. Dr. Peter Gomes, Harvard University Divinity School and Harvard University Memorial Church.

Free. (336) 758-5121

Oct. 7

Tuesday Gardening Series: Tour of the Cottage Garden.  12:30 p.m.  Reynolda Gardens, Education Wing.  Features a tour and discussion about productive gardening in whatever space is available by David Bare, greenhouse manager, and garden volunteers.

Free.  (336) 758-3485

Oct. 8 

Lecture: “You Don’t Have to be Ordained or Religious to be a Minister.” 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Benson University Center, Room 409.  Discussion led by Sgt. Millard Shepherd, Division of Domestic Violence, Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department.  Part of “Religion for Lunch” series.  Free.  Participants welcome to bring their own lunches.

Free.  (336) 758-5021 

Oct. 9

Music: Guest Solo Recital with Carlos Perez.  7:30 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall.  Recital featuring classical guitarist Carlos Perez.

$10/free with WFU ID.  (336) 758-5364

Oct. 12

Family: Cultures Up Close Workshop: African Adinkra.  2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.  Museum of Anthropology.  Workshops for elementary-age children and accompanying adults featuring a learning activity and craft.  Topic details at wfu.edu/moa.  Limited space; registration required. 

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

Oct. 14

Science CafĂ©: “Secret Senses in Animals—How Animals Navigate and Communicate.”  7 p.m.  Reynolda Gardens, Education Wing.  Informal science discussion with William Conner, professor of biology. 

Free.  (336) 758-3485

Music Lecture: “Two New Old Masters Rediscovered: Ferdinando Carulli and Julio Sagreras.”  5 p.m.  Scales Fine Arts Center, Room M306.  Lecture by classical guitarist Carlos Perez.

$10/free with WFU ID. (336) 758-5364

Oct. 15

Music Lecture: “Chilean Music Arranged.”  5 p.m.  Scales Fine Arts Center, Room M208.  Lecture by classical guitarist Carlos Perez.

$10/free with WFU ID. (336) 758-5364

Lecture: "Making Sense of the Housing and Mortgage Crisis." 4 p.m. Annenberg Forum, Carswell Hall. Lecture by John Duca, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

Free. (336) 758-5334

Oct. 18

Special Event: Bird Day at Reynolda Gardens.  10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Reynolda Gardens, Education Wing.  A celebration of the resident and migratory birds of Reynolda Gardens, including presentations, children’s activities and tours.  Early-bird Bird Walk for Families at 8:00 a.m.  Details at www.reynoldagardens.org. 

Free.  (336) 758-3485

Oct. 20 - 21

Plays: Studio Series Two.  7:30 p.m.  Oct. 20; 4:30 p.m. Oct. 21.  Ring Theatre, Scales Fine Arts Center.  Two one-act plays, including “The Lover,” directed by senior theatre majors.

$2. (336) 758-5295.

Oct. 21

Book Discussion: “Swimmers in the Sea.” Book discussion by author Denzil Strickland.  3 p.m.  Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Room 204. 

Free.  (336) 758-4314

Lecture: “Why Presidential Rhetoric Matters.”  4 p.m.  Annenberg Forum, Carswell Hall.  Lecture by Vanessa Beasley, Vanderbilt University. 

Free.  (336) 758-4441

Tuesday Gardening Series: Plants for Collectors7:00 p.m.  Reynolda Gardens, Education Wing.  A photographic history of the Gotelli Dwarf and Slow-growing Conifer Collection by Susan Martin, former curator of conifers at the National Arboretum.  Free.  (336) 758-3485

Oct. 23

Opening Reception:  “By Assignment and By the Way: Gordon Schenck Photographs.”  5 p.m. - 7 p.m.  Charlotte & Philip Hanes Art Gallery.  Opening reception with Gordon Schenck.

Free. (336) 758-5795

Lecture: “Tombs for the Ancestors.”  7:30 p.m.  Museum of Anthroplogy.  Lecture by Jane Buikstra, Arizona State University.

Free.  (336) 758-5282

Music:  “Eclectic Choral Collage.”  7:30 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall.  Fall choral concert featuring the Wake Forest Concert Choir and Collegium Vocal Ensemble singing a variety of work for vocal ensembles from the past 500 years.

Free.  (336) 758-5364

Oct. 24

Lecture: “Unearthing the Visions of a Master: The Web of Ramanujan’s Mock Theta Functions in Number Theory.”  3 p.m.  Manchester Hall, Room 336.  Lecture by Ken Ono, University of Wisconsin at Madison.  Intended for a general audience.  

Free.  (336) 758-5354

Oct. 25

Special Event: “The Porn Wars.”  10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Annenberg Forum, Carswell Hall.  Symposium featuring Jane Caputi, author of “The Pornography of Everyday Life”; Ann Scales, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Matt Ezzell of Stop Porn Culture Movement. 

Free; must be 18 or older.  (336) 758-3533

Oct. 27

Lecture: “The Neuroeconomics of Trust.”  4 p.m.  Annenberg Forum, Carswell Hall. 

Lecture on using neuroscience imaging to study economic behavior by Paul J. Zak, Claremont Graduate University.

Free.  (336) 758-5231

Poetry Reading: “Secular Eden.”  7 p.m.  Charlotte & Philip Hanes Art Gallery.  Reading and discussion by Irish poet Harry Clifton. 

Free.  (336) 758-5448

Oct. 28

Lecture: “Against Happiness.”  4:00 p.m.  DeTamble Auditorium, Tribble Hall.  Lecture by Eric Wilson, author of “Against Happiness.” 

Free.  (336) 758-5232

Tuesday Gardening Series: Field Trip to the Garden of Wyatt and Dolores Lefever.  5:00 p.m.  Reynolda Gardens, Education Wing.  Field trip to the Lefever’s four-acre garden in Sedge Garden that has been under development for 30 years.  Free, but registration required.  (336) 758-3485

Oct. 29

Lecture: “The 2008 Presidential Election.”  3 p.m.  Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Room 204.  Lecture on the upcoming presidential election by Allan Louden, Wake Forest University. 

Free.  (336) 758-4314

Oct. 30

Lecture: “Sex[ism], Identity, and Intimacy in a Pornographic Culture.”  7:30 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall.  Multimedia presentation and lecture by Gail Dines, Wheelock College, and national leader of the Stop Porn Culture Movement.

Free; must be 18 or older.  (336) 758-3533

Oct. 31

Music: Annual Halloween Orchestra Concert.  Midnight.  Brendle Recital Hall.  Features live theater, live music and an orchestra in full costume. 

Free, but ticket required.  (336) 758-5364

Oct. 31- Nov. 1; Nov. 5 - 9

Play: “All My Sons.”  7:30 p.m.  Oct. 31 - Nov. 1 and Nov. 5 - 8; 2 p.m. Nov. 9.  MainStage Theatre.  Play by Arthur Miller about war profiteering, justice and love.

$12; $10 senior citizens; $5 students.  (336) 758-5295

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