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November/December calendar of events

October 22, 2008


Through Dec. 12

Exhibit: “By Assignment and By the Way: Gordon Schenck Photographs Architecture 1963-2008.”  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

Through Dec. 17

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

Free.  (336) 758-5282



Nov. 1, 5 - 9

Play: “All My Sons.”  7:30 p.m.  Nov. 1, 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

Nov. 4

Tuesday Gardening Series: “Young Naturalists.”  9 a.m. - noon.  Reynolda Gardens, Education Wing.  Workshop for children grades 2 - 5 featuring plant tours in gardens and greenhouses and terrarium project.  Limited space available; registration required.  Details at

$25.  (336) 758-3485

Nov. 9

Family: Cultures Up Close Workshop: Aboriginal Dot Painting.  2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.  Museum of Anthropology.  Workshop for elementary-age children and accompanying adults featuring a learning activity and craft.  Topic details at  Limited space; registration required. 

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

Nov. 10-11

Plays: “The Case of the Crushed Petunias” and “A Separate Peace.”  7:30 p.m.  Nov. 10; 4:30 p.m. Nov. 11.  Ring Theatre, Scales Fine Arts Center.  One-act plays directed by senior theatre majors.

$2. (336) 758-5295

Nov. 10

Lecture: Babcock Leadership Series with Rick Smith, CEO, Equifax Inc. 6:15 p.m. Annenberg Forum, Carswell Hall, Room 111.

Free.  (336) 758-2173

Nov. 11

Other: Veteran’s Day Commemoration Ceremony.  11 a.m.  Perritt Plaza, located between Benson University Center and Reynolda Hall. 

Free.  (336) 758-5542

Science Café: “Long-term Changes in Biodiversity in Our Backyards.”  7 p.m.  Reynolda Gardens, Education Wing.  Features informal science discussion with Robert Browne, professor of biology, Wake Forest University.  Details at

Free.  (336) 758-3485

Secrest Artists Series: The Warsaw Philharmonic with guest soloist Valentina Lisitsa.  7:30 p.m.  Wait Chapel.  Pre-performance Secrest Signature Talk with David Levy, professor of music, Wake Forest University, 6:40 p.m., Wait Chapel Balcony Room. 

$20/$17 for non-WFU students and seniors.  (336) 758-5295 

Nov. 12 

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.  Features discussion with Sgt. Millard Shepherd, Division of Domestic Violence, Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department.  Part of “Religion for Lunch” series.  Participants welcome to bring their own lunches.

Free.  (336) 758-5021 

Music: Master Class with classical guitarist/composer Michael Nicolella.  6 p.m. - 8 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall. 

Free.  (336) 758-5364

Concert: O.A.R.  7:30 p.m.  Wait Chapel.  Part of Campus Consciousness Tour.  Features opening band Virginia Coalition. 

$29 general public ;  (336) 758-5697

Nov. 13

Lecture: “Music of Protest.” 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.  Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Room 204.  Features Pat Dixon, senior lecturer in music, Wake Forest University, and Andrew Jamison, guest lecturer.

Free.  (336) 758-4314

Lecture: “Lincoln and the House Divided: A Study in Rhetoric and Politics.”  4 p.m.  Annenberg Forum, Carswell Hall, Room 111. Features David Zarefsky, Northwestern University.  Part of Great Teachers Lecture Series. 

Free.  (336) 758-4441

Voices of Our Time: “Lost Worlds: Discoveries from the Edge of Civilization.”  7 p.m.  Wait Chapel.  Features noted conservationist Bruce Beehler describing his explorations of a “lost world” in New Guinea.  Includes sound recordings, color images and video of his discoveries.  Part of Voices of Our Time series.

Free.  (336) 758-3531

Music: Collegium Musicum Concert.  7:30 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall.  Features Wake Forest University’s Collegium Vocal and Instrumental Ensembles. 

Free.  (336) 758-5364

Nov. 16

Music: Flute Fest 2008.  3 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall.  Collaborative concert featuring the students of Kathryn Levy, the Wake Forest University Flute Choir, the Silver Wind Flute Choir of Winston-Salem and community flutists.

Free.  (336) 758-5364

Nov. 17

Other: Holiday Plant Sale.  9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday - Sunday.  Reynolda Gardens, Greenhouse Plant Shop.  Runs through holiday season.  Details at

(336) 758-3485

Symposium: “Ways of Writing for the 21st Century: The Classroom and Beyond.”  3 p.m.  Benson University Center, Room 401A.  Features Joseph Harris, Duke University; Nancy Sommers, Harvard University; David Smit, Kansas State University; and Elizabeth Wardle, University of Central Florida.

Free.   (336) 758-5383

Nov. 18

Other: Museum Shop Annual Holiday Sale.  10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday.  Museum of Anthropology.  Runs through Dec. 17.

(336) 758-5282

Music: Student Chamber Music Concert.  7:30 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall. 

Free.  (336) 758-5364

Tuesday Gardening Series: “Community Gardens – An Afternoon with Ellen Kirby.”  5 p.m.  Reynolda Gardens, Education Wing.  Features discussion and booksigning with Ellen Kirby, co-editor of “Community Gardening.”  Books available for purchase.  Details at

Free.  (336) 758-3485

Nov. 20 - 23

Dance: Fall Faculty/Guest Artist Dance Concert.  7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 - 22; 2:00 p.m. Nov. 23.  MainStage Theatre, Scales Fine Arts Center.  Features choreography performed by Wake Forest University Dance Company. 

$10 adults/$5 senior citizens and students.  (336) 758-5295

Nov. 20

Lecture: “Unauthorized, Unsanctioned and Unorthodox.”  7:30 p.m.  Museum of Anthropology.  Lecture by Christine Whittington, director of Greensboro College Library, on Mexicans and Americans who are venerated as saints but unauthorized by the Catholic Church. 

Free.  (336) 758-5282

Music: University Jazz Ensemble Concert.  7:30 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall.   
Free.  (336) 758-5364

Nov. 22

Music:  Guest Recital with pianist Matt Bengston.  7:30 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall.  Free.  (336) 758-5364

Nov. 23

Music: University Wind Ensemble Concert.  3 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall.
Free.  (336) 758-5364


Dec. 2

Holiday Event: Advent Lessons and Carols.  11 a.m. - noon.  Wait Chapel.  Traditional Advent Lessons and Carols service with music by the Wake Forest Divinity School choir.  Part of Worship in Wait series.   

Free.  (336) 758-5121

Tuesday Gardening Series: Carolina Yards and Neighborhoods Workshop.  12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Reynolda Gardens, Education Wing.  Workshop with Stephen Greer and Wendi Hartup, N.C. Cooperative Extension, on creating eco-friendly yards.  Details at

$10; registration required.  (336) 703-2850

Holiday Event: Annual Lighting of the Quad.  7 p.m.  Hearn Plaza (The Quad).  Inter-faith holiday event featuring speakers, music, refreshments and holiday tree lighting.

Free. (336) 758-4549 

Dec. 3

Music: University Orchestra Concert.  7:30 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall. 

Free.  (336) 758-5364

Dec. 4

Music: Holiday Choral Concert.  7:30 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall.

Free.  (336) 758-5364

Music: Seventh Annual Carol of the Bells.  6 p.m.  Davis Chapel.  Annual holiday concert by Wake Forest University Handbell Choir to benefit Brenner Children’s Hospital. 

Free; donations accepted. (401)-330-9572

Dec. 7

Holiday Event: 44th Annual Christmas Lovefeast.  8 p.m.  Wait Chapel.  Largest single lovefeast in North America.  

Free.  (336) 758-5210 

Dec. 9

Tuesday Gardening Series: “For the Love of Orchid.” 12:30 p.m.  Reynolda Gardens, Education Wing.  A discussion with Dorcas Brogdon, orchid hobbyist and collector.  Details at

Free.  (336) 758-3485

Dec. 13

Other: “Orchid Display and Sale.”  9 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Reynolda Gardens, Education Wing.  Annual event co-sponsored with the Triad Orchid Society.  Details at

Free.  (336) 758-3485

Press Contacts:

Pam Barrett
(336) 758-5237

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

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