3:13 pm - Thursday December 18, 2724

Colorado College: October Events

For more information on a specific event, directions or disability accommodation, call (719) 389-6607. The Campus Accessibility Guide is available here. The News and Events website, www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/, features updates and links to event news releases. To receive a free e-mail version of this monthly calendar, go to www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/calendar/subscribe.dot.


Running now through Wednesday, October 24:
Cross-Currents: Tradition and Innovation in Contemporary Art of the Islamic World
Cross-Currents showcases the work of several contemporary artists who, as part of their practices, adapt or appropriate aesthetic strategies from older Persian and Arabic traditions. While addressing issues of cultural heritage and traditional artistic practice, the exhibition highlights contemporary artists whose works engage a variety of aesthetic, philosophical and historical conversations. Inspired by student activities focused on Robin Wright’s book “Rock the Casbah,” Cross-Currents kicks off a year-long series of exhibitions, performances, films, lectures and events that examine current social, political and cultural issues of the Islamic world. Open Monday through Saturday, 1-7:30 p.m. through October 24, 2012.
IDEA Space, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave., free

 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Concert: Dance: Music of Zimbabwe concert — Tendai Muparutsa and others perform traditional and contemporary music from Zimbabwe. This concert features dancing and musical instruments including the mbira, percussion, and guitar.
7:30 p.m., Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Visiting Artist Concert — Fabian Lopez performs unaccompanied works on the violin.
7:30 p.m., Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free


Thursday, October 4, 2012
Lecture: Philosophy Colloquium: James Reid on “Things and Persons in Early Heidegger: A Kantian Exercise in Moral Ontology” — This talk will be given by Professor James Reid, of the philosophy department at Metropolitan State University of Denver.
3:30 p.m., Gaylord Hall, main floor of Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., free

Lecture: “The 2012 Election: Change or Continuity” with Sunshine Hillygus — Professor Sunshine Hillygus has published widely on the topics of American political behavior, campaigns and elections, survey methods, public opinion, and information technology and politics. She is co-author of “The Persuadable Voter: Wedge Issues in Political Campaigns” (Princeton University Press, 2008) and “The Hard Count: The Social and Political Challenges of the 2000 Census” (Russell Sage Foundation, 2006). From 2003-09, she taught at Harvard University, where she was the Frederick S. Danziger Associate Professor of Government and founding director of the Program on Survey Research.
7 p.m., Bemis Hall, 920 N. Cascade Ave. (west of Cutler Hall), free

Saturday, October 5, 2012
Theater: “Control Remoto” by Eduardo Rivetto — A short new Argentinian play performed in Spanish by CC students Jennyfer Cajina-Grigsby and Jorge Rivera and directed by Theatre Professor Andrew Manley.
8 p.m., Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave., free

Saturday, October 6, 2012
Theater: “Control Remoto” by Eduardo Rivetto — A short new Argentinian play performed in Spanish by CC students Jennyfer Cajina-Grigsby and Jorge Rivera and directed by Theatre Professor Andrew Manley.
8 p.m., Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave., free


Monday, October 8, 2012
Film: Cross-Currents Film Series presents: “Position Among the Stars” by Leonard Retel Helmrich — The Cross-Currents film series comprises four films selected and introduced by CC faculty. Diverse in perspectives, each film focuses on aspects of the Islamic experience. “Position Among the Stars” is hosted by Dylan Nelson, Artist-in-Residence for Film Studies. For 12 years, acclaimed filmmaker Leonard Retel Helmrich followed an Indonesian family from the slums of Jakarta. This study resulted in the trilogy “Eye of the Day,” “Shape of the Moon,” and “Position Among the Stars.” As in the previous two films, “Position Among the Stars” reveals the underlying patterns of life in Indonesia. The Sjamsuddin family functions as a microcosm of the most important issues of life in Indonesia: corruption, conflict between religions, gambling addiction, the generation gap, and the growing difference between poor and rich.
4 p.m., Screening Room, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave., free

Reading: Visiting Writers Series: Peter Behrens — Literary journeyman and connoisseur of all things automotive, Behrens is the Governor General’s Award-winning author of “Night Driving,” “The Law of Dreams,” and, most recently, the celebrated historical novel “The O’Briens.”
7 p.m., Gates Common Room, third floor of Palmer Hall, 1025 N. Cascade Ave. (east of Tutt Library), free


Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Spanish Language Table: Short Films.
5 p.m., Windom, free

Film: Amnesty International Film Screening, Dinner, and Discussion — CC’s Amnesty International student group present a thought-provoking documentary film screening, followed by dinner and discussion. The film is yet to be announced, but will be a human-rights related documentary.
6:30 p.m., W.E.S. Room, lower level of Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., free


Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Concert: Japanese Biwa Concert — Yoko Hiraoka is a senior master performer of Biwa, Koto, Shamisen, and Jiuta voice. She is a native of Kyoto, Japan, and studied classical and modern koto and shamisen music from an early age. She studied Chikuzen 5-string Biwa for many years with Koka Suga, the head of Komyoji-ryû Chikuzen Biwa and direct disciple of Yamazaki Kyokusui, the Living National Treasure. Hiraoka weaves medieval storytelling with performed music and images in her lecture/recital on the history of the Biwa instrument and the “Tale of Heike.”  She talks about the origins of the Biwa tradition of sung stories, the instrument itself and the historical context in which the stories emerged. The “Tale of Heike” is a collection of legends/events stemming from the 12th century conflicts between the two Japanese clans, the Heike and the Genji. The story excerpts are full of daring deeds, heroic warriors, tragic love, and the samurai code of Bushido (honor). Hiraoka’s stage presentation is a powerful and engaging look into the early history of Japan.
1:30 p.m., Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free

Lecture: Christopher Dawson’s Christian Vision of History — Glenn Olsen, historian of the Middle Ages and of Christian intellectual tradition, will offer his reflections on one of the most important historical thinkers of the 20th century, emphasizing the importance of a Christian interpretation of the past to our own times.
4 p.m., Shove Memorial Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave., free

Lecture: Ezra Klein: “Where Economics and Politics Meet” — Klein is a columnist for The Washington Post and Bloomberg and oversees “Wonkblog” at The Washington Post. He is a regular contributor and policy analyst for MSNBC, where his commentary focuses on, as Klein describes it, “domestic and economic policy-making, as well as the political system that’s constantly screwing it up.” He takes audiences through the day’s events in the economic/political arenas giving an analysis of the impact on our fiscal health and the 2012 elections. In addition to appearing and hosting on MSNBC, he has also appeared on Charlie Rose, Real Time with Bill Maher, The McLaughlin Group, The Colbert Report, and many more. The Economist named him one of the “Minds of the Moment.” In 2011, TIME named his blog one of the 25 best financial blogs and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers named Klein as their 2011 Opinion Columnist of the Year.
7:30 p.m., Gates Common Room, third floor of Palmer Hall, 1025 N. Cascade Ave. (east of Tutt Library), free


Thursday, October 11, 2012
Lecture: Economics and Business 2012-13 Seminar Series “Rules vs. Discretion: An Investment-Based Approach to Explaining Custom” — Joyce Jacobsen, Andrews Professor of Economics, Wesleyan University, gives the second talk in the 2012-13 Seminar Series. Her talk: “Rules vs. Discretion: An Investment-Based Approach to Explaining Custom” is free and open to the public. Jacobsen, who has a Ph.D. from Stanford, a Master’s from the London School of Economics, and an AB from Harvard, is the author of “The Economics of Gender and Queer Economics: A Reader.” She specializes in the economics of gender, labor and employment and writes about marriage, labor market specialization and the gender division of labor.
2:30 p.m., Palmer Hall Room 121, free


Friday, October 12, 2012
Exhibit: I See Me — An Installation, with perhaps some performance, inspired by Samuel Beckett and in a dark, dark place!
7 p.m., Whitney Electric Building (next to Wooglin’s, 823 N. Tejon St.), free


Saturday, October 13, 2012
Exhibit: I See Me — An installation, with perhaps some performance, inspired by Samuel Beckett and in a dark, dark place.
7 p.m., Whitney Electric Building (next to Wooglin’s, 823 N. Tejon), free

Sunday, October 14, 2012
Presentation: Cool Science Festival — Scott Palo will present “South Pole Space Physics.” Palo is associate professor in the department of aerospace engineering sciences at the Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research (CCAR), Research and Engineering Center for Unmanned Vehicles, at the University of Colorado.
7 p.m., 44 W. Cache La Poudre St., free

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Music at Midday — Vocal and instrumental performances by CC students.
12:15 p.m., Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free

Presentation: Cool Science Festival — Katy Jensen, Antarctic Support Contractor, will present “Room with a View from the Bottom of the Earth Up.” This presentation will be on the logistical challenges faced by a winter-over site manager at remote Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station.  Also, Paul Sullivan, South Pole Science Coordinator, will present “Back to the Future with South Pole Telescopes,” in a planned live video teleconference from the South Pole.
6:30 p.m., Gaylord Hall, main floor of Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., free

 

Thursday, October 18, 2012
Reading: Visiting Writers Series: Diane Seuss — This year’s MacLean Distinguished Professor and winner of the prestigious Juniper Prize for Poetry for her book “Wolf Lake, White Gown Blown Open,” Seuss is known for her sensual and irreverent poetry.
7 p.m., third floor of Palmer Hall, 1025 N. Cascade Ave. (east of Tutt Library), free

Performance: “Peer Gynt” by Henrik Ibsen — The great crazy classic directed by Andrew Manley, adapted by Romulus Linney, and set in Appalachia. “Peer Gynt:” Hero. Loser. Lover. Story Teller. Arms Dealer. Emperor of Self.
8 p.m., Studio A, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave., Tickets: Available at the Worner Desk and at the door., $3 general admission

 

Friday, October 19, 2012
Presentation: Cool Science Festival — Bob Zook, of Project SCINI, (Submersible Capable of Under Ice Navigation and Imaging) will present. And the film, “Under the Antarctic Ice,” Norbert Wu Productions, will be screened pending permission.
6:30 p.m., Gaylord Hall, main floor of Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., free

Performance: “Peer Gynt” by Henrik Ibsen — The great crazy classic directed by Andrew Manley, adapted by Romulus Linney, and set in Appalachia. “Peer Gynt:” Hero. Loser. Lover. Story Teller. Arms Dealer. Emperor of Self.
8 p.m., Studio A, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave., Tickets: Available at the Worner Desk and at the door., $0 with a CC ID, $0 for students, $3 general admission

 

Saturday, October 20, 2012
Performance: “Peer Gynt” by Henrik Ibsen (matinee) — The great crazy classic directed by Andrew Manley, adapted by Romulus Linney, and set in Appalachia. “Peer Gynt:” Hero. Loser. Lover. Story Teller. Arms Dealer. Emperor of Self.
4 p.m., Studio A, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave., Tickets: Available at the Worner Desk and at the door., $0 with a CC ID, $0 for students, $3 general admission

Presentation: Cool Science Festival — Dave Bresnahan, of the National Science Foundation, presents “Breakthroughs and Contributions to Contemporary Antarctic Research.” What is a USAP, what does it do, and why should you care? BTW, it is not UP THERE!!! Also, author and Antarctic explorer, John Wright, will speak on “Blazing Ice, Pioneering the 21st Century’s Road to the South Pole.” Wright will sign books after the presentation.
6:30 p.m., Gaylord Hall, main floor of Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., free

Performance: “Peer Gynt” by Henrik Ibsen — The great crazy classic directed by Andrew Manley, adapted by Romulus Linney, and set in Appalachia. “Peer Gynt:” Hero. Loser. Lover. Story Teller. Arms Dealer. Emperor of Self.
8 p.m., Studio A, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave., Tickets: Available at the Worner Desk and at the door., $0 with a CC ID, $0 for students, $3 general admission

 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Reading: Visiting Writers Series: Maureen McHugh and Jess Walter — It’s zombie night at Colorado College! McHugh, award-winning author of “China Mountain Zhang,” “Mothers and Other Monsters,” and the widely acclaimed “After the Apocalypse,” and National Book Award winner Walter, author of “The Zero,” “The Financial Lives of the Poets,” and, most recently, “Beautiful Ruins,” team up for a night of literature and discussion about the undead. Costumes encouraged.
7 p.m., Bemis Hall, 920 N. Cascade Ave. (west of Cutler Hall), free

Concert: United States Air Force Academy Concert Band Series — “Brass Blast” kicks off the 2012-13 season for the United States Air Force Academy Concert Band.
7:30 p.m., Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free

For help finding locations of these events see the campus map at www.coloradocollege.edu/campusmap or call (719) 389-6607

 

Comments

comments

Filed in: entertainment / entretenimiento