Event Calendar

Friday, April 12, 2019

Fri, Apr 12, 2019

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Red Eye Black Tie

The Mead Art Museum commissioned three contemporary artists to create art for the Q Center/Keefe Science Library and CCE/GEO. Join us to meet the artists, explore our makerspace and participate in live art-making all day long on the Mead’s sculpture quad. Special thanks to Student Activities, AAS, Science at Amherst, the Q-Center/Keefe Science Library, and the Center for Community Engagement and Global Education Office for supporting this event.

Friday, April 12, 2019
Live art-making ft. DJ Quills and DJRM | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Maple Valley Creamery Ice Cream Sundae Bar | 1-4 p.m.
Spring Formal for Amherst College Students | 9 p.m.–Midnight

Arabic Language Table First-Year Fridays

This Arabic language table is a weekly conversation group for first-year Arabic students. We meet every Friday in the upstairs seating section of the Valentine Dining Hall, and anyone who can communicate in Arabic at the first-year level is welcome to attend.

Chinese Language Table

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Valentine Dining Hall, Small Conference Room, 1st Floor

Bring your lunch from Val and practice your Chinese. The Chinese language table will meet this semester every Monday, Tuesday and Friday from noon - 1 p.m.

Spanish Table

Spanish Table meets on Fridays from 12-2:00 p.m. on the Mezzanine in Valentine Dining Hall. Faculty, college staff and students are welcome to join Spanish speakers of all levels for lunch and interesting Spanish conversation.

Life Stories Lunch with Professor Rhonda Cobham-Sander

The Life Stories lunch series provides a forum to foster community through sharing stories of challenge, growth and meaning. At each lunch, a student, faculty or staff member talks about an aspect of their lives that may be meaningful to others, followed by questions and comments. Lunch is provided. Sponsored by the Counseling Center and the Wellness Team.

Five College Chinese Speech Contest

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Fayerweather Hall, Pruyne Lecture Hall (Room 115)

Chinese-language students from among the Five Colleges will be competing at all proficiency levels.

Sponsored by the Five College East Asian Language Program

Codeswitch Series: Mixed

Codeswitch Series: Mixed

Join the Multicultural Resource Center in exploring mixed identity, interracial dating, and the many layers of mixed experience through listening to episodes of NPR's Codeswitch podcast. There are three installments of the series on March 27, April 12, and April 24, 2019 5-6 p.m.

Students Only

Free, Live Show in a Haunted Attic at Amherst

Macon Reed’s “World-Making” class and visiting artists from Whoop Dee Doo invite you to a free, live show. This unique and unforgettable lightning-fast show will take place in an immersive haunted attic space as a collaboration with multiple local artists and performers. Showings will be at 5, 5:15, 5:30 and 5:45 p.m.

This is a very unusual and special event for Amherst College-- don't miss it!

Friday, April 12th, 7-8:30pm at O'connor Commons!

Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Night

This is a casual, de-stressing art event where you can learn some cultural history while you paint or write calligraphy.

Come try out different traditional scripts (with a calligraphy book from Professor Morse), or paint the classic Chinese Bamboo (and a variety of other easily executable paintings like pandas and plum flowers).

AC After Dark Films Presents: Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse!

7:00 pm Keefe Campus Center, Keefe Campus Center Theater

AC After Dark Films Presents - Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse! This film will be played multiple times over the course of the weekend, so don't miss out on a chance to see it for free! Showtimes include:

7 p.m. on Friday, April 12 (showing includes snacks)
7 p.m. on Saturday, April 13
10 p.m. on Saturday, April 13
2 p.m. on Sunday, April 14

Event poster showing a stylized illustration of two halves of human faces; one side of the illustration is in black, gray and white, and the other side is in red, yellow and blue

"I'm Fine." and "Ha"

The Department of Theater and Dance presents an evening of two senior honors performances. I'm Fine., created by Brandon Medina ’19, follows Calvin, a socially anxious young man who receives a visit from his Conscience. They take a mind-bending journey through his formative memories, seeing what made him who he is, and the human connections he made and lost. Throughout their journey, Calvin is pursued by antagonistic Muses – shape-shifting beings who wish for Calvin to distort himself into something other than who he is. Starring: Leah Folpe, Brandon Medina, Samuel Melcher and Chloe Wohlgemuth.

Ha, created by Matthew Holliday ’19, challenges us to think about how we truly feel. Rooting memory, emotion and physical histories in the body, Ha explores our needs, wants, fears and desires. One must laugh at the contradictory nature that defines how we construct memory and how we embody our past, both good and bad. Starring: Bridget Carmichael, Michael Gibson, Benin Gardener, Matthew Holliday, Genevieve Lucas-Narcisse, Andres Niño, Rachel Marchica, Kiara Mickens, Rebecca Schrader, and Leah Woodbridge.

Set Design by Maia Doerner, Costume Design by Lorelei Diets, Lighting Design by Sophina Flores, Sound Design by Micha Starr, Music Design by Alistair Edwards, MacKenzie Kugel and Cristóbal Silva.

Tickets are free, but reservations are recommended: (413) 542-2277.

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Amherst Symphony Orchestra Presents "Carmen" with the Amherst College Choral Society

The Amherst Symphony Orchestra presents a semi-staged performance of Georges Bizet's tragic masterpiece, the opera Carmen. It will be performed in a condensed, two-act, two-hour production in French with supertitles.

Visiting professional guest artists for Carmen include Olga Perez Flora in the title role, James Flora as Don José, Danielle Pastin as Micaela and Brian Hupp as Escamillo. The Amherst College Choral Society, directed by Arianne Abela, joins the cast and orchestra for this performance.

Tickets at the door: $10 general admission; $5 for seniors, children and students with ID. This event is free for Five College students.

Tickets Required

CAB Presents: Spring Formal 2019

You don't want to miss out!

On the heels of Red Eye Black Tie come join us for...

Date: April 12, 2019
Time: 9 p.m.-12 a.m.
Location: Mead Art Museum
Live jazz music, tasty hors d'oeuvres, and photo booth fun

Come out and make some memories!

Students Only

Ongoing Events

"Between the Imagined and Seen: The Hand-Pulled Prints of Betsey Garand and Microscope Images of Caroline Goutte"

until Aug 30 Frost Library, Mezzanine Gallery (2nd Floor)

Visit the Mezzanine Gallery in Frost Library to view Between the Imagined and Seen: The Hand-Pulled Prints of Betsey Garand and Microscope Images of Caroline Goutte, on exhibit from March 4 to Aug. 30. This exhibition is sponsored by the Arts at Amherst Initiative

Professor Caroline Goutte is chair of the Department of Biology and a member of the Program in Biochemistry and Biophysics at Amherst College. Betsey Garand is senior resident artist in the Department of Art and the History of Art at Amherst College.