Event Calendar

Today - 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!

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Harry Potter and the Slightly Unfortunate Child

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

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

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:
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!

Drop-in Wellness Hour

Do you ever find yourself drowning in homework on Sundays? Take moment to be well! Come through to the foyer on the 1st floor of Frost (opposite Frost Café) and chill out with the Student Wellness Team, every Sunday from 8 - 9 p.m.!

You can:
Be silly with some silly putty
Check-in with a friend
Get a guided self-administered hand massage
Read children's books
Do some tennis ball tension relief
Participate in breathing, relaxation and mindfulness exercises
Take a minute to be mindful
Have fun!

Feel free to drop in and drop out whenever you’d like!

Letter Writing Social

Come and write a letter to your friends and loved ones as the holiday season approaches! We'll provide the stationary and postage, you bring the holiday cheer. Food will be provided. Sponsored by Amherst Association of Students and The Wellness Team.

Students Only

Tomorrow - Mon, Dec 12, 2016

Math & Stats Table

Please come join us on Mondays from 12-1 p.m. in Valentine Terrace Room A (down the stairs). Come and have lunch with fellow math and stats students, majors and professors! Everyone is welcome--you don't need to be a math or stats major. We often chat about math and stats-related topics, but we also talk about lots of other things and it's a great chance to get to know each other. We hope to see you there!


Release is an open forum for interested Amherst students to talk about issues of race, ethnicity and cultural identities at Amherst and beyond.

Time: 3-4 p.m.
Where: Multicultural Resource Center
Facilitator: Darien McFadden
Sponsored by: The Counseling Center & MRC

For more information please contact Darien McFadden at dmcfadden@amherst.edu

"Is ISIS Islamic?"

John Kelsay, distinguished research professor in the Department of Religion at Florida State University and author of "Arguing the Just War in Islam" (Harvard, 2007) will be giving a talk entitled, "Is ISIS Islamic?" The talk is sponsored by Steven Simon, the John J. McCloy Visiting Professor of History and author of "The Pragmatic Superpower: Winning the Cold War in the Middle East" (2016).

Concert by Voice Studio of Anne Maggs

Hear the voice students of Ann Maggs in a concert of jazz, Broadway, classical and ethnopop music on
Monday, Dec. 12, at 5 p.m. in Room 3 of Arms Music Center. The concert is free and open to the public.

A jazz combo performing in a darkened Room 7 in front of a seated audience

Jazz Combos in Room 7

Student jazz combos shine in Room 7 of the Arms Music Building. Their performance is free and open to the public.

Netflix and Chill

Not only is it "cuffing" season, but also finals season!
Join Project Salud and come to the Queer Resource Center to watch some Netflix!
De-stress with activities led by the Student Health Educators, and have some Glazed donuts, hot cider, hot cocoa (and all the works), and popcorn!
Binge watching Netflix is always more fun with friends, so be sure to stop by even for half an hour!

Medical School Applicants' Meeting

Dean Aronson will be holding a mandatory “Launch the Application Process” meeting for all current students who intend to apply to medical school for fall 2018 matriculation. This meeting will cover important details about the application process and will include a discussion on writing the personal statement.

Tue, Dec 13, 2016

Employee Council: December Coffee Hours

Have a coffee with a few representatives from the current Employee Council. Learn more about the council's platform for 2016-17, talk to us about your ideas and/or well wishes for Amherst staff, or just come socialize with us! The council is offering three coffee hours for December, all from 10-11 am in Frost Cafe on Thursday December 1, Wednesday, December 7 and Tuesday December 13.

Korean Language Table

Korean Language Table will meet this semester every Tuesday, from 12 - 1 p.m., in Terrace Room A on the lower level of Valentine Dining Hall. All are welcome.

2016 Team Biochemistry Open House

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Frost Library, Friendly Periodical Room

Biochemistry Capstone Poster Presentations - From Molecules to Patients: A Biochemical Understanding of Disease.

Please stop by for a few minutes; the poster session will be very accessible, no biochemistry or science background necessary.

De-stress with Dogs!

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Frost Library, 1st floor lobby by Frost Cafe

Study breaks improve your energy, focus and retention of information, so consider taking a short break to enjoy some canine affection. Sponsored by the Wellness Team and the Amherst College Library.

Sailing Team Informational Meeting

Looking to try something new? Come learn about the Amherst Sailing Team at an informational meeting on Tuesday, December 13 at 4:30 p.m. in the McCaffrey Room in Keefe Campus Center. Refreshments will be provided! The Amherst Sailing Team is fun and inclusive (no experience required) and also a serious and competitive club sailing team. Open to anyone interested. Sponsored by the Amherst Sailing Team.

Students Only

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.

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!