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Works on Paper
NOVEMBER 26 – DECEMBER 15, 2009 | JACOB LAWRENCE GALLERY
Undergraduate and graduate works on paper will be on display in this juried exhibition. Free. 132 Art Building. 12-4 pm., Tuesday–Saturday. Information: (206) 685-1805.
The Quick Change Room
DECEMBER 1-14, 2008 | PENTHOUSE THEATRE
In this comedy by Nagle Jackson, the Kuzlov Theatre and its denizens struggle with the new challenges of capitalism. They think a fresh production of Chekov’s The Three Sisters will turn things around, but soon discover even this masterpiece isn’t safe when the changing economy dictates a “guaranteed hit.” $8-15. Presented by the UW School of Drama. Schedule and tickets: (206) 543-4880 or drama.washington.edu.
Setting Fire to the Visual Arts: The Invention of the Flemish Style Abroad
DECEMBER 2, 2008 | HENRY GALLERY AUDITORIUM
Christine Göttler, UW professor of art history, will explore the unusual and iconoclastic paintings on copper produced by many northern European artists. Issues of metallurgy, a new interest in light and shadow, and the representation of optical phenomena will be considered. 6 pm. RSVP to email@example.com, or (206) 616-6544.
Burke Museum Artifact ID Day
JANUARY 10, 2009 | BURKE MUSEUM
Bring your unidentified cultural artifacts to the Burke Museum to learn where they came from and the stories behind them. Burke Museum curators and experts will be on hand to provide the inside scoop about your treasures. 1–4 pm. Free with museum admission. Information: (206) 543-5590 or www.burkemuseum.org.
Shenzhen: Rebecca Cummins +
JANUARY 14 – FEBRUARY 7, 2009 | JACOB LAWRENCE GALLERY
Rebecca Cummins, UW associate professor of photography, and alumna Margie Livingston exhibit the work they created during a two-month residency at Shenzhen Fine Arts Institute, China. Free. 132 Art Building. Open 12-4 pm, Tuesday – Saturday. Information: (206) 685-1805.
Food for Thought: The Ethics,
Culture, and Politics of Eating
JANUARY 14 – MARCH 11, 2009 | UW CAMPUS
Taught by Ann Anagnost, UW professor of anthropology and Chinese studies, and Lucy Jarosz, associate professor of geography, this Wednesday University course will explore how food production and consumption create meanings, identities, relationships, and values that extend far beyond nutrition alone. Wednesday University is a collaborative program sponsored by Seattle Arts & Lectures, the Simpson Center for the Humanities, and the Henry Art Gallery. Open to the public. $80. Five Wednesdays from 7:30-9:00 pm. Information/ registration: http://www.lectures.org/wed.html.
Coffee: The World in Your Cup
JANUARY 24 – JUNE 27, 2009 | BURKE MUSEUM
OPENING DAY EVENTS ON JANUARY 24, 2009
The Burke Museum’s newest exhibit, Coffee: The World in Your Cup, highlights the people, plants, and processes that collaborate to make that perfect cup of coffee. On opening day (January 24), enjoy hands-on activities, guided gallery tours, and special coffee tastings. Coffee experts will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate coffee roasting techniques. January 24 from 10 am–4 pm. Free with museum admission. Information: (206) 543-5590 or www.burkemuseum.org.
Making Waves: Documentary Film
JANUARY 29, 2009 | 120 KANE HALL
The Katz Distinguished Lectures in the Humanities presents Steven Ungar, professor of French and comparative literature at University of Iowa, and author of six books on French culture and theory. His current research project, "Making Waves: French Documentary Film 1945-1967," is a book-length analysis of fifteen pivotal films from the postwar period that contributed to the New Wave movement in France. 7 pm. Free. Information: www.simpsoncenter.org/katz.
FEBRUARY 1 - 15, 2009 | MEANY STUDIO THEATRE
Classical drama meets modern-day excess in Charles Mee’s entertaining adaptation of Aeschylus’ The Suppliant Maidens. When 50 brides flee their 50 grooms to avoid forced marriages, the contemporary battle lines of the war between the sexes erupts in total chaos. A collision of pop music, ancient myths, and romance, Big Love unabashedly proves that, in the end, love conquers all. Adult themes. $8-15. Presented by the UW School of Drama. Schedule and tickets: (206) 543-4880 or drama.washington.edu.
Donald Johanson Talks About Lucy
FEBRUARY 5, 2009 | 130 KANE HALL
Dr. Donald Johanson, who discovered the “Lucy” fossil in 1974, will share his insights and lessons learned from looking at humanity through the lens of time. 7 pm. $5 -$15. Presented by the Burke Museum. Tickets: 1-888-PSC-TIX1 or www.pacificsciencecenter.org.
FEBRUARY 15 - MARCH 1, 2009 | PENTHOUSE THEATRE
Seeking material for his new novel, Charles invites an eccentric spiritualist into his house. But the last thing he or his second wife Ruth anticipates is that the séance will conjure up the ghost of his first wife—who wants Charles all to herself! Hilarity, chaos, and surprises ensue in this “improbable farce” from Noël Coward. $8-15. Presented by the UW School of Drama. Schedule and tickets: (206) 543-4880 or drama.washington.edu.
School of Art OPEN
FEBRUARY 18 – MARCH 14, 2009 | JACOB LAWRENCE GALLERY
Juried exhibition of work by undergraduate and graduate students. Free. 132 Art Building. Open 12-4 pm, Tuesday – Saturday. Information: (206) 685-1805.
From Strauss to Strauss:
Opera at the Fin de Siecle
FEBRUARY 19, 2009 | FRYE ART MUSEUM
Johann Strauss and Richard Strauss are among the best known and most representative German opera composers of their respective generations, and their most influential works, “Die Fledermaus,” of 1874 and “Salome” of 1905, bracket the period of the Munich Secession. Jane Brown, professor of Germanics, explores the differences between styles of the two works and compares them to the development of the Munich secession towards modernism. This lecture is part of the Connections and Contexts series with the Frye Museum. Free. 6:30 pm. 704 Terry Avenue. Information or RSVP: (206) 543-4580.
FEBRUARY 20, 2009 | 120 KANE HALL
The Clowes Center’s 3rd annual Veterans of Intercommunal Violence Lecture presents Nirmala Rajasingam. Incarcerated in Sri Lanka as a young woman for her association with the militant Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Rajasingam subsequently became disillusioned with LTTE and, at great personal risk, relocated to London where she works as a legal defender for refugees and is a leading member of several human rights and democracy organizations. Rajasingam will discuss her personal experience with violent social change and how she envisions future ethnic and cultural cohabitation in Sri Lanka. Reception to follow. 7 pm. Free. Information: http://depts.washington.edu/chid/clowescenter.php or (206) 685-4716.
Ki Midiyanto with Gamelan Pacifica
FEBRUARY 20, 2009 | MEANY THEATER
Javanese shadow puppet master Ki Midiyanto performs wayang kulit, one of Indonesia’s most respected forms of traditional and contemporary theater. An integral component of the performance is the gamelan music performed by Cornish College’s renowned Gamelan Pacifica. 7:30 pm, with pre-concert talk for ticketholders at 6:45 pm. $15; $10 students/seniors. Information or tickets: (206) 543-4880 or http://www.meany.org/calendar/.
Strung Up and Riddled with Bullets: Southern Lynch Mobs and their Victims
FEBRUARY 26, 2009 | UW CLUB
Stewart Tolnay, professor of sociology, will provide a brief overview of the history of lynching in the South and discuss various explanations for the phenomenon of lynching. This talk is part of the Sociology Tri-Lecture Series 2009. Free. 7 pm. Information: (206) 543-1665 or socpr@ u.washington.edu. Registration: www.soc.washington.edu.
University Symphony with Robin McCabe
FEBRUARY 26, 2009 | MEANY THEATER
Maestro Peter Erös conducts the University Symphony in a performance of Mussorgsky’s “Persian Dances,” Grieg’s Piano Concerto—with featured soloist Robin McCabe—and Debussy’s symphonic poem “La Mer.” 7:30 pm. $10. Information or tickets: (206) 543-4880 or http://www.meany.org/calendar/.
MARCH 1 - 15, 2009 | PLAYHOUSE THEATRE
As our undergraduates discover their own generation’s perspective on one of America’s most beloved plays, you too may rediscover what it means to be a community, family, and a society. This Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece by Thornton Wilder explores the simple beauty and fragile elegance of ordinary lives and our connection to each other. $8-15. Presented by the UW School of Drama. Schedule and tickets: (206) 543-4880 or drama.washington.edu.
Flute Day and Chamber Music Concert with Paula Robison
MARCH 1, 2009 | SCHOOL OF MUSIC
The School of Music will celebrate the flute with a full day of events featuring world-class artist Paula Robison from the Eastman School of Music. Events will include master classes, a collegiate competition, vendor exhibits, reception, and a Chamber Music Concert with Paula Robison. All events will take place at the School of Music. Concert at 5 pm in Brechemin Auditorium. $15 for concert, all other events free. For information: (206) 685-8384 or www.music.washington.edu.
Dance Majors Concert
MARCH 5 – 8, 2009 | MEANY STUDIO THEATER
This concert showcases the choreography and performing talents of majors in the UW Dance Program. 7:30 pm Thursday-Saturday; 2 pm Sunday. $14; $12 faculty/staff/UWAA, $10 students/seniors. Information: (206) 543-4880.
Family Day: Dino Day
MARCH 7, 2009 | BURKE MUSEUM
Dozens of dinosaur-era fossils from the Burke Museum’s extensive collection will be on display along with several hands-on learning activities offered for every age group. 10 am–4 pm. Free with museum admission. Information: (206) 543-5590 or www.burkemuseum.org.
UW Combined Choruses & Symphony Perform Haydn’s “The Creation”
MARCH 13, 2009 | MEANY THEATER
Geoffrey Boers conducts the University Symphony, Chamber Singers, and University Chorale in a performance of one of the most beloved oratorios of all time. Faculty artists Joyce Guyer and Thomas Harper are the featured soloists in this performance of Haydn’s masterpiece, a pivotal work in the history of music performed in honor of the 200th anniversary of the composer’s passing. 7:30 pm. $10. Information or tickets: (206) 543-4880 or http://www.meany.org/calendar/.