New Music at Macalester: Core Ensemble performs Ain't I A Woman
3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Concert Hall
Ain't I A Woman, written by Kim Hines ’77, celebrates the life, times and works of four powerful African American women: the fiery abolitionist Sojourner Truth, novelist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, folk artist Clementine Hunter and civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer. Each woman's narrative is performed by actress Taylore Mahogany Scott to a score performed by the Core Ensemble and drawn from spirituals and blues. This is the second performance in the New Music at Macalester series, celebrating contemporary music and jazz, and is sponsored by the Rivendell Foundation. Free and open to the public. For more information call 651-696-6808.
Screening and discussion of David Lynch’s Inland Empire
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21
Oak Street Cinema, 309 Oak St. SE, Minneapolis
See the Twin Cities exclusive screening of David Lynch's Inland Empire (2006). Following the screening, Assistant Professor Mark Mazullo, Music, (read bio) will provide commentary and lead a discussion about the musical subtext within the film. To be seated in a special Macalester section, e-mail Andi Wulff or call her at 651-696-6083 by Tuesday, Feb. 20, with your reservation. Tickets purchased at the door: $8 general; $6 seniors; $5 Minnesota Film Arts members; and $5 students with valid ID.
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Mac Reads in Portland
7-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22
Home of Hannah Ferber ’03,
Join with Macalester alumni to discuss Midnight at the Dragon Café by Judy Fong Bates at the home of Hannah Ferber ’03. Food and beverages provided.
Professor Eric Wiertelak presents Assessing Pain Relief
7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, John B. Davis Lecture Hall
Psychology Professor Eric Wiertelak spent the summer of 2006 in China looking at traditional Chinese medicine practices to further understand how pain relief can have multiple definitions. Hear him discuss both the philosophical approach and studies being done by his lab to investigate the value of traditional or folk remedies for the alleviation of pain and suffering. Informal conversation over coffee and cookies follows the lecture.
Tour of the Science Museum exhibit, Race
5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23
Meet at the Cultural House
Hosts and students participating in Macalester’s Students of Color / Multiracial Students Host Family Program tour the Science Museum's premiere exhibit, Race. Meet at 5 p.m. at the Cultural House for a quick sandwich. Then, leave for the museum at 5:30 p.m. The tour of the exhibit takes place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. E-mail Afifa Benwahoud for more information.
These Days in the Liberal Arts with Emily and Norm Rosenberg
10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24
Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Courtyard Bldg., Room 101, San Diego
Tom Fudge ’82, the acclaimed host of These Days, a two-hour public affairs talk show on KPBS-FM, will join Emily and Norm Rosenberg, his former professors, to discuss These Days in the Liberal Arts.
A lunch, $10 per person, will follow the free discussion. Register by Tuesday, Feb. 20. Contact Andi Wulff for more information.
· Register online for both lunch and free discussion
· RSVP for free discussion only
· View map and directions to Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Chicago Alumni Happy Hour
5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1
Salvador’s Barro, 73 E. Lake St., Chicago
Enjoy a happy hour with Chicago-area alumni at Salvador’s Barro. For more information, e-mail Nat Kongtahworn ’95 or call him at 773-425-5760.
Founders Day Gala
8:30 p.m.-midnight Friday, March 2
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
Founders Day 2007 is a gala celebration of Macalester's History for the entire college community including students, faculty, staff and alumni. A brief program in honor of Macalester's birthday will be held at 9:30 p.m. View a variety of history displays, dance to the music of Salsa del Sol and enjoy snacks, wine, beer and soft drinks. Business or semi-formal attire is encouraged. E-mail or call Erlene Lagerquist, 651-696-6067, by Friday, Feb. 23, with your plans to attend.
Blue Notes: Intersections of Race, Class and Gender in Blue symposium
5:30 p.m. Monday, March 5
Weyerhaeuser Board Room
May Mahala ’01, Penumbra Theatre Company’s August Wilson Fellow, will moderate a symposium about the theatre’s current production, Blue, written by Charles Randolph-Wright and directed by Lou Bellamy. Symposium panelists include Macalester Professors Sarita Gregory, Political Science; Duchess Harris, American Studies; Peter Rachleff, History; Jane Rhodes, chair of American Studies; Harry Waters Jr., Theatre Arts and Dance. A meet and greet begins at 5:30 p.m. and the symposium begins at 6 p.m. with a reception to follow.
MPR Broadcast Journalist Series: Jon Gordon, host of "Future Tense"
7 p.m. Wednesday, March 7
Alexander G. Hill Ballroom, Kagin Commons
Jon Gordon, host of American Public Media's nationally broadcast program "Future Tense," will talk about "The Plugged- In Generation," the growing influence technology is having on young people in America. Gordon will explore how this interaction is changing young people, and the technology they are using. Sponsored by Macalester College, Minnesota Public Radio, Dorsey & Whitney and the Bibelot Shops. Free, but tickets are required and will be available at Twin Cities area Bibelot Shops. Call 651-696-6203 for more information.
Pre-St. Paddy’s Day happy hour in Milwaukee
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14
Paddy’s Pub, Upstairs, 2339 N. Murray Avenue (one block north of North Ave.), Milwaukee
Mix and mingle with Milwaukee- and Madison-area alumni at a pre-St. Paddy’s Day gathering at smoke-free Paddy’s Pub in Milwaukee. Bring friends. Drop-ins are welcome. E-mail Greg Renden ’99 or call him at 202- 903-3211 with your plans to attend.
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