Event Calendar

Today - Fri, Dec 9, 2016

"Belief as a Basis for Practice," a student exhibition curated by Cullen Washington, Jr.

"Belief as a Basis for Practice," a student exhibition curated by Cullen Washington, Jr.

Students of Cullen Washington, Jr., visiting artist-in-residence, used the manifestos of the Dada, Gutai, Arte Povera and Bauhaus movements as the impetus to create art that seeks to answer the question, who are we as humans in relation to natural phenomena and disaster?

4:30-530 p.m. Meet the artists reception

Spanish Table

Spanish Table is held every Friday, from 12 - 2 p.m., in the mezzanine level of Valentine Dining Hall. Students, faculty and staff of all Spanish speaking levels meet weekly over lunch to enjoy using the Spanish language in an informal atmosphere.

Women of Color Luncheon: Self-Care

Come celebrate yourself and your accomplishments at the last Women of Color Luncheon of the semester on Friday, December 9 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Women's and Gender Center! After a long semester, we want to relax and enjoy friendship before finals. There will be bracelet making and food! This event is a closed space for self-identifying women of color.

Queer Talk

Queer Talk with Dr. Darien & Dr. Deb

3:00 pm Keefe Campus Center, Queer Resource Center, 2nd Floor

Join the Queer Resource Center and out queer counselors, Dr. Darien and Dr. Deb, for a weekly discussion about experiences and topics related to the queer/trans community at Amherst. Queer Talk is at 3 p.m. every Friday in the QRC (2nd floor of Keefe). Snacks will be served.

Photo by Wendy Ewald of a child with her back to the camera, looking toward a flock of sheep crossing a road in front of a building

"Representing Equality": A Conversation with Wendy Ewald, Eric Gottesman and Rhonda Cobham-Sander

Join Rhonda Cobham-Sander, professor of English and Black studies, and Eric Gottesman, artist-in-residence in the Department of Art and the History of Art, in conversation with Wendy Ewald, photographer and visiting artist-in-residence. A reception will follow.

E Dinner

A reception and dinner will be held in honor of this year's early graduates in the Class of 2017. Early Graduates and their guests are welcome.

Amherst College Gospel Choir Winter Concert

Please join Resurrect, the Amherst College Gospel Choir, as we culminate our successful semester with a winter concert featuring gospel artist Jonathan Nelson!

Soirée Cabaret

The French House invites you to Cabaret Night on December 9 at King House! Enjoy the open mic and dazzle us with your songs, theatrical performances, poem readings, jokes or stories (in French). Or just listen, that's okay too. It will be the semester's last French House event and we're counting on you to make it memorable! If you're planning to perform, please inform us at mcravatte@amherst.edu, so that we know how many people want to join in! Refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!

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Performance Project

Tickets are free. Reservations recommended. To reserve tickets, please call our box office at (413) 542-2278

The Amherst College Department of Theater and Dance is proud to present Performance Project, an evening of original dance and theater works created by Five College students as part of their work in Performance Studio taught by Professor Wendy Woodson.

This year’s show features a variety of new work in different media for the audience’s enjoyment. In Cuba I was Lucille Ball by Letty Bassart (MFA, Smith College) is a duet featuring Stephanie Turner and Letty Bassart. This work plays with images from I Love Lucy to explore generational differences in concepts of Cuban-American identity and relationships between women.  

Reflexiones by Diana Cricien (Amherst College) is a journey of a young girl who travels through different encounters and voices in search of her own dream. Without realizing it, the rhythm of each encounter prepares her as she finds the dance she’s been looking for.

Lauren Horn’s (Amherst College) Do Ask. Do Tell. is an exploration of black identity through the shared insights of two black men navigating injustice attempting to uncover an authentic code. In the process they reveal vulnerability, truth, strength and hardship.

Yetunde Ojetade’s (Amherst College) I’m Fine. travels to the darker recesses of our minds, bringing back ruminations and impulses we don't dare think about aloud. How often do you find yourself lying when you say, “I’m fine.”?

Amherst College Jazz Ensemble (ACJE) Concert

Free and open to the public. No reservations required. Donations to the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts encouraged.

Spelling Bee

Amherst College students compete against each other in a Spelling Bee judged by Amherst faculty!

Ice cream and hot chocolate will be served.

Tomorrow - Sat, Dec 10, 2016

Adventist Christians Together to Serve logo- a hand holding grass and the words ACTS, with the "t" as a tree

ACTS Sabbath Service

Adventist Christians Together to Serve (ACTS) invites you to come and celebrate the Sabbath with us. Join us this Saturday from 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in the Cadigan Center for Religious Life. Our speaker will be an ACTS alumni, Henrique Assuncao. We will be serving a delicious and healthy lunch right after the service until 3 p.m. We welcome all :)

Students Only
Emily Dickinson birthday cake

Emily Dickinson Birthday Celebration and Open House

Emily Dickinson's 186th birthday coincides with the restoration of the Homestead conservatory at the Emily Dickinson Museum. On December 10, join us from 1 - 4 p.m. to celebrate with an open house! See the conservatory as it nears completion; tour the Homestead at your leisure and visit The Evergreens for free guided 20 minute tours; hear Dickinson’s poems inspired by her experience with the natural world; decorate a miniature pot with words and images and then plant seeds from Dickinson’s own garden; enjoy artwork of plants grown in the conservatory by local artist Victoria Dickson; and of course, enjoy coconut cake made from the poet’s own recipe. All are welcome and no fee or reservations are required. All the details at www.EmilyDickinsonMuseum.org/node/565

Come What May

Come What May

Come watch the the Rhythm and Shoes fall show Come What May! The show traverses through time, exploring the themes of love, loss and missed chances, all with an amazing selection of songs from musicals like Dogfight, Spring Awakening, Hamilton and many more!

performance project 2016

Performance Project

Tickets are free. Reservations recommended. To reserve tickets, please call our box office at (413) 542-2278

The Amherst College Department of Theater and Dance is proud to present Performance Project, an evening of original dance and theater works created by Five College students as part of their work in Performance Studio taught by Professor Wendy Woodson.

This year’s show features a variety of new work in different media for the audience’s enjoyment. In Cuba I was Lucille Ball by Letty Bassart (MFA, Smith College) is a duet featuring Stephanie Turner and Letty Bassart. This work plays with images from I Love Lucy to explore generational differences in concepts of Cuban-American identity and relationships between women.  

Reflexiones by Diana Cricien (Amherst College) is a journey of a young girl who travels through different encounters and voices in search of her own dream. Without realizing it, the rhythm of each encounter prepares her as she finds the dance she’s been looking for.

Lauren Horn’s (Amherst College) Do Ask. Do Tell. is an exploration of black identity through the shared insights of two black men navigating injustice attempting to uncover an authentic code. In the process they reveal vulnerability, truth, strength and hardship.

Yetunde Ojetade’s (Amherst College) I’m Fine. travels to the darker recesses of our minds, bringing back ruminations and impulses we don't dare think about aloud. How often do you find yourself lying when you say, “I’m fine.”?

Three ASO members sitting in front of music stands and playing French horns

ASO: Alexander Borodin "In the Steppes of Central Asia" and Tchaikovsky Symphony #6, the "Pathetique"

Mark Lane Swanson, Music Director
Stuart McKenzie '16, Assistant Director

Alexander Borodin (1833-1887): "In the Steppes of Central Asia" (1880)
Peter Tchaikovsky: Symphony #6 in B minor ("Pathetique")

Amherst Symphony Orchestra (ASO) performs in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Building. Tickets are sold only on the night of the concert, beginning an hour before the performance, in the lobby of Arms. General admission is $10; $5 for seniors, children and students; and free to Five College students.

For a complete listing of upcoming Amherst College Department of Music events, visit us on the web: www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/music/events

Tickets Required

Ugly Sweater Party

The Green Amherst Party (GAP), Powerhouse Committee, Friends of Book & Plow and Outing Club present the holiday party of the season! December 10 at the Powerhouse from 10 p.m- 1 a.m. There will be s'mores out on the patio, live music from Andrew DiMola's Quad Burners, and beer & cider service for those who are 21+. The first 30 people in the door will get their own succulent as a party favor!

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Harry Potter and the Slightly Unfortunate Child

Time travel that doesn't make sense.
Poorly masked sexual tension.
Angst.

Maybe Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was bad enough on its own and didn't need a parody to be comical, but damn it, we in The Green Room tried our hardest anyway. Come see our original show - written, performed, directed, and stage managed by Amherst students who hated it just as much as you did.

Webster Studio 3
Saturday, December 10 at 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 11 at 2 p.m.

Haven't read Cursed Child? We don't blame you! We welcome all Harry Potter fans, Harry Potter haters, and those who have no strong opinion on Harry Potter but like to laugh and want to forget about the stress of finals. Come see what you missed and stop living in a state of blissful ignorance.

We're having fun, and we hope you will too!

Sun, Dec 11, 2016

Imani Winds

M@A Chamber Series Masterclass: Imani Winds

Amherst College Students work with visiting artists from America's favorite wind ensemble on stage in Buckley. Free and open to the public. No tickets required.

Amherst College TransActive: Transgender Support and Social Group

Join TransActive every Sunday from 1-2:30 p.m. in Amherst College's Queer Resource Center. This group aims to provide a space for trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming people and those questioning their gender identities to come together in a safe and brave environment.
This is a closed space for people of these identities! The group is open to the Five Colleges and all community members in the area!

Green Room Logo

Harry Potter and the Slightly Unfortunate Child

Time travel that doesn't make sense.
Poorly masked sexual tension.
Angst.

Maybe Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was bad enough on its own and didn't need a parody to be comical, but damn it, we in The Green Room tried our hardest anyway. Come see our original show - written, performed, directed and stage managed by Amherst students who hated it just as much as you did.

Webster Studio 3
Saturday, December 10th at 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 11th at 2 p.m.

Haven't read Cursed Child? We don't blame you! We welcome all Harry Potter fans, Harry Potter haters, and those who have no strong opinion on Harry Potter but like to laugh and want to forget about the stress of finals. Come see what you missed and stop living in a state of blissful ignorance.

We're having fun, and we hope you will too!

The five members of Imani Winds standing outdoors nin front of a cityscape, dressed colorfully and holding their instruments

Music@Amherst Chamber Series: Imani Winds

Imani Winds has established itself as one of the most successful chamber music ensembles in the United States. Since 1997, the Grammy-nominated quintet has taken a unique path, carving out a distinct presence in the classical music world with its dynamic playing, culturally poignant programming, adventurous collaborations and inspirational outreach programs.

“There’s a big, vivacious, steel-belt of a sound Imani gets when playing at the top of its lungs that is most appealing. … As the group approaches the end of its second decade, this might be what triumph sounds like.” –The Philadelphia Inquirer

Program:
Red Clay and Mississippi Delta, by Valerie Coleman (b. 1971)
Scheherazade, by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844–1908), arr. Jonathan Russell
Contrabajissimo, by Astor Piazzolla (1921–1992), arr. Jeff Scott
Six Pieces for Wind Quintet, by Anders Hillborg (b.1957)
A Farewell Mambo, by Paquito D’Rivera (b.1948)
Dance Mediterranea, by Simon Shaheen (b.1955), arr. Jeff Scott

SUBSCRIBE to the M@A Series to receive:
➨ The best seats at the best prices
➨ Priority reservation privileges for additional tickets to individual concerts
➨ A guaranteed seat, even when the “Sold Out” sign goes up
➨ Personalized service and ticket insurance

SINGLE EVENT TICKETS go on sale two weeks before each performance:
CHAMBER SERIES:
General Public: $28
Senior Citizens (65+) and Amherst College Employees: $22
Students, with valid ID: $12
Free Amherst Student Rush signup available in the Arms Building lobby an hour before showtime.

Tickets are nonrefundable, and programs and dates are subject to change. Buckley Recital Hall has limited wheelchair-accessible seating.

For further information, please contact the Concert Office at (413) 542-2195 or concerts@amherst.edu.

A complete list of upcoming events can be found on the Amherst College Music Department website at www.amherst.edu/go/music.

Tickets Required
Ace/Aro Support Group, QRC

QRC: Asexual/Aromantic Support Group Meeting

The Queer Resource Center presents our biweekly ace/aro support group. This is a closed safe space for students in the Five College area who identify as asexual, aromantic, questioning or along the spectrum to share and celebrate their identities. Food will be provided. This happens every other Sunday from 4-5 p.m. at the Queer Resource Center, 2nd floor of Keefe Campus Center.
Check out our facebook page for more information and fun!

Amherst Dance Fall Show 2016

The Amherst Dance performance showcases all types of dance, such as hip hop, contemporary, Bollywood, tap, jazz and more, all choreographed by students. Your fellow classmates and teammates have been working hard all semester to put together a bunch of fun dances so don't miss our show! Come support your friends this Sunday at 6 p.m. in Kirby Theater! It'll be an epic show that you won't want to miss!

Ongoing Events

Between Us: A Social Practice Exhibition

Between Us: A Social Practice

until Dec 12 Fayerweather Hall, Eli Marsh Gallery, Room 103

Visiting Professor Amanda Herman has been teaching Five College students enrolled in the advanced art seminar “Make It Public: Art and Social Practice” about socially engaged art. The course has introduced students into the realm of socially engaged art, where each student has proposed and implemented a social practice project structured around their core concerns as an artist. Social practice encompasses work as diverse as utopian proposals, guerrilla architecture, project-based community practice, activism, interventions, collaborations, social sculpture, interactive media and street performance.

These projects, exhibited together in Between Us, engage with people and places near to each student, exploring themes of identity, gender, race, mental health, human perceptions, feelings, and more.