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October calendar of events


September 25, 2009

EXHIBITS

Thru  Oct. 6

Exhibit: “Cuban Artists’ Books and Prints 1985 – 2008.” Charlotte & Philip Hanes Art Gallery. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday – Sunday. This traveling exhibition has been organized by Linda Howe, associate professor of Romance languages at Wake Forest, in cooperation with Wake Forest faculty and students. 120 books, related prints and printed objects will be on display. The opening will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. Opening reception: Thursday, Sept. 24, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Free. (336) 758-5585

 

Permanent exhibit:Art of Sky, Art of Earth: Maya Cosmic Imagery.” 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, Museum of Anthropology. A collaboration between the Museum of Anthropology and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University in Olean, NY. The exhibition focuses on St. Bonaventure’s collection of ancient pottery from the Maya civilization dating from A.D. 250 through 900.

Free. (336) 758-5282

Thru  Oct. 11

Exhibit: “Linda Herritt: Peaks and Valleys.” Charlotte & Philip Hanes Art Gallery, Mezzanine Gallery. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday - Sunday. Visiting Artist Talk: Thursday, Sept. 10, 12 p.m., Room 9.

Free. (336) 758-5585

Oct. 22 – December 9

Exhibit:  “Accidental Mysteries:  Extraordinary Vernacular Photographs from the Collection of John and Teenuh Foster.”  Opening reception: Friday, Oct. 30, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

 

Thru  Nov. 18

Exhibit: “Dias de los Muertos (Days of the Dead).” 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, Museum of Anthropology. Bilingual exhibit features a traditional Mexican ofrenda and items related to the ancient religious celebration honoring children and the dead. The exhibit will also include traditional Mexican crafts and a photo essay illustrating different aspects of the celebration.

Free. (336) 758-5282

OCTOBER EVENTS

Sept. 30 – Oct. 4

Play: “Doubt.” 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.  MainStage Theatre. "Doubt," by John Patrick Shanley, will be directed by Brook Davis, associate professor of theatre at Wake Forest. The play shines a light on the gray area between the truth and suspicion when a nun confronts a priest with allegations of impropriety. Set in the Bronx in 1964, this riveting drama challenges the safety of certainty.

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

 

Oct. 1

Hit the Bricks for Brian!  11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Hearn Plaza.  Team relay event (walk or run) around Hearn Plaza to raise awareness and funds for the Brian Piccolo Cancer Drive.  All proceeds go to the Wake Forest University Comprehensive Cancer Center. 

Free.  (336) 758-5697

Voices of Our Time:  7:00 p.m., Brendle Recital Hall.  Annual Voices of our Times speaker series kicks off with a talk by Harvard Professor of Government and former dean of the Kennedy School of Government Graham Allison, who is a leading analyst of U.S. national security and defense policy, with a particular expertise in nuclear weapons, proliferation and terrorism.

Free.  (336) 758-5821

Oct. 3

Curious Spectacle: Charles Darwin and the Art of Observation Symposium.  1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Reynolda House.  In recognition of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species,” Reynolda House will host an interdisciplinary symposium devoted to the book’s influence on American visual culture and thought.  The afternoon event will focus on the tropical landscapes of Frederic Church and their connections to the tradition of scientific inquiry exemplified by Darwin.

Free to WFU students, faculty, staff; $35-public; $25-members/students  (336) 758-5150

 

Oct. 6

Divinity School Convocation.  11 a.m., Wait Chapel.  The Wake Forest University Divinity School will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the founding of the school.  Steelman Lecture to be given by Alton Pollard, dean, Howard University Divinity School and former faculty member in the Wake Forest religion department.  Pollard is also teaching a three-credit course this fall as part of the Luce Diversity Studies Program.

Book Launch:  “Getting Immigration Right: What Every American Needs to Know”.  4 p.m., Z. Smith Reynolds Library’s Allen Mandelbaum Reading Room.  The library will host a book launch for a book edited by David Coates and Peter M. Siavelis, professors in the political science department at Wake Forest.  Commentary on this book will be provided by Coates and Siavelis.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

Free.  (336) 758-4692

Plants for Collectors: Extraordinary Trees:  12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Reynolda Gardens.  A discussion by Karen Harris, owner of Foothills Nursery and Herbs, on choosing unusual native and exotic trees for the home landscape. 

$5; free-Friends of Reynolda Gardens, (336) 758-3485

Oct. 7

The Teacher in the Movies.  4 p.m. – 6 p.m., Benson Center, Pugh Auditorium.  Movies to be discussed include “Goodbye Mr. Chips,” “Mr. Holland’s Opus,” and many others.

Free.  (336) 758-4587

Lecture:  4:30 p.m., Wake Forest University, Greene Hall, Room 145.  “Life, Work, and Girls in Palestine: The Diary of Sami Amr.”  Kimberly Katz, department of history, Towson University, will present a lecture based on her recently-published book.

Free.  (336) 758-3535

Oct. 8

Student Showcase:  7:30 p.m., Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center.  An honors recital performed by students chosen by the music department faculty based on their performances of the last year.

Free.  (336)758-5364

Oct. 10

Latin American Family Day.  1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Museum of Anthropology.  This family-friendly celebration of Latin American culture will feature craft projects, music, storytelling, and food relating to current Museum of Anthropology exhibits and other Latin American cultures.

Free.  (336) 758-5282

Oct. 11

Voyages of Discovery Community Day.  2 p.m. – 4 p.m., Reynolda House.  Family-friendly fall festival celebrating two intrepid discoverers, Frederic Church and Charles Darwin.  Learn about Darwin’s voyage and Church’s artistic explorations of the tropics.  Entertainment includes music, dance and art activities.  Rain or shine.

Free.  (336) 758-5150

Cultures up Close.  2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m., Museum of Anthropology.  Northwest Coast Shaman’s Rattle.  This program is intended for elementary school-aged children and an accompanying adult.  Each session will include a learning activity and craft project.  In October, participants will learn about native cultures from the northwest coast of the United States and create their own shaman’s rattle.  Reservations and advance payment are required and may be made up to the Friday before the program.

$7 per child; $5 MOA Friends; Adult-Free.  (336) 758-5282

Oct. 12 – 13

Studio Series II:  7:30 p.m. MainStage Theatre. A collection of student-produced one-act plays, directed by senior theatre majors.  $2; (336) 758-5295

Oct. 12

Storytelling and Remembrance.  2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Room 204, Z. Smith Reynolds Library.  As part of the Library Lecture Series, join Ulrike Wiethaus, professor religion at Wake Forest, for a conversation with Sami playwright Harriet Nordlund about Sami oral traditions and their revitalization in contemporary Sami theatre.  Nordlund is head of the Center for the Native Sami people of Lule Valley, and former artistic director of Beavvais Sami Theater.

Free.  (336) 758-4322

Oct. 13

Secrest Artists Series: “The Luna Negra Dance Theatre with the Turtle Island String Quartet and Paquito D’Rivera.” 7:30 p.m., Reynolds Auditorium, R.J. Reynolds High School.  This event is in collaboration with the Arts Magnet program of Reynolds High School and the Cuba Project Collective of the Romance languages department at Wake Forest.

$20/$25 for non-WFU students and seniors. (336) 758-5757

Fall Plant Sale.  9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Reynolda Gardens.  Garden plants for winter and early spring bloom go on sale.

Free.  (336) 758-3485

Home Remedies for Garden Problems.  12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Reynolda Gardens.  A discussion with Marilyn Cox of I Must Garden on safe and effective ways to prevent damage to the garden by deer and other animals.

$5; free-Friends of Reynolda Gardens.   (336) 758-3485

Oct. 15

Gallery Talk.  12 p.m. – 1 p.m., Reynolda House.  Jennifer Raab will discuss the installation of “The Andes of Ecuador” and the relationship of artist Frederic Church’s work and the scientific research of Charles Darwin.  Rabb is Betsy Main Babcock Postdoctoral Curatorial and Teaching Fellow.

Free to members and students, price of museum admission to non-members.  (336) 758-5150

Oct. 19

Nanotechnology Symposium.  8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Bridger Field House.  Symposium in celebration of the 5th anniversary of the Wake Forest Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials.  Experts in the field of nanotechnology will have talks and discussions about research and current projects.

Free.  (336) 758-4866                                        

Oct. 22

Fall Choral Concert: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center.  Music for chorus and guitar.  The concert will feature the Wake Forest Concert Choir; the Collegium Vocal Ensemble; guest artist Carlos Perez, virtuoso guitarist from Chile; and guitar students of Patricia Dixon, senior lecturer of music.  The concert will be part of the new Wake Forest Guitar Series. 

$10 general admission.  (336)758-5364

Gallery Talk.  12 p.m. – 1 p.m., Reynolda House.  Jennifer Raab will discuss the installation of “The Andes of Ecuador” and the relationship of artist Frederic Church’s work and the scientific research of Charles Darwin.  Rabb is Betsy Main Babcock Postdoctoral Curatorial and Teaching Fellow.

Free to members and students, price of museum admission to non-members.  (336) 758-5150

Oct. 27

The Challenge of Landscape Preservation-An Ecological Perspective.   12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Reynolda Gardens.  A discussion by Cliff Lewis, Piedmont Forestry Consultants, on the impact of past land use on how a landscape looks and functions.  Weather permitting, the discussion will be followed by a walk to selected sites at Reynolda.

$5, free to Friends of Reynolda Gardens.  (336) 758-3485

Oct. 30-31 & Nov. 4-8

Sonnets for an Old Century. 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.  MainStage Theatre.  Jose Rivera’s “Sonnets for an Old Century” directed Cindy Gendrich, associate professor of theatre at Wake Forest, with Christina Tsoules Soriano, assistant professor of theatre.  Jose Rivera’s fearless, funny lyrical monologues form a dreamscape filled with characters given one last chance to tell their stories.

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

Oct. 30

Exhibit:  5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Charlotte & Philip Hanes Art Gallery.  Opening receptions for two new exhibitions:  “Accidental Mysteries: Extraordinary Vernacular Photographs” and “New Acquisitions to the Student Union Art Collection.”

Free (336) 758-5795

Now/Then: A Journey in Collecting Contemporary Art at Wake Forest.  7:30 – 9 p.m., Reynolda House.  Opening Reception.  Reynolda House’s fall exhibition opens with a party for the general public featuring music, cash bar, and admission to the main floor of the historic house.

$5, members/free to students.  (336) 758-5150

Reynolda After Hours.  9 p.m. – 11 p.m., Reynolda House.  A late-night party celebrating “Now/Then: A Journey in Collecting Contemporary Art,” at Wake Forest, includes music by Vagabond Saints Society playing music by the Beatles from Abbey Road.

$5, members; free to students.  (336) 758-5150

 

Yesterday Concert:  A Tribute to the Beatles.  8:00 p.m., Wait Chapel.  A popular Beatles tribute band that perform all the classics of the legendary music icons.

$15, (336) 758-5697

Oct. 31

Concert:  Saturday night, midnight.  Annual Halloween Orchestra Concert.  David Hagy, orchestra director at Wake Forest, will conduct.

Free, tickets required.  (336)758-5364

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(336) 758-5237


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