A Chadian man sends his son to war; a failing magician forms an unlikely friendship in Scotland; a disabled woman travels to the Pyrenees. These diverse characters and more will come to Bowdoin next week as part of the Tournées Festival.
"Stars," a Bulgarian film set during the Holocaust, will be shown following a panel discussion with three German scholars Monday,. Despite being heavily censored in Bulgaria, the film won the Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1959.
Baila! A splash of infectious rhythm will be spicing up the Bowdoin music community when the Cimarrón Project, an Afro-Cuban all-star group specializing in rumba, danzón, and cha-cha, hits the scene today and tomorrow.
Monsters will be invading Portland's Space Gallery tomorrow night. The punk-influenced, garage-pop trio Mango Floss features three Bowdoin alumni—Sarah Wood '10, Farhan Rahman '10, and Peter McLaughlin '10—and their debut album, "Monsters" features songs like "Godzilla" and "Sociopath." The group will be playing these songs and others from "Monsters" when they hit Space Gallery's stage.
This year's Shameless Plugs lineup features Bowdoin-affiliated bands that promise to return some of the Ivies spirit to campus, if only just for one night. The headlining acts, Eleven and Great Caesar, will grace the stage in Smith Union Saturday night with exciting new sets.
Yesterday, Eda Cufer's lecture "Art Between Globalism & Communism: Reimagining the State" examined how artistic movements in Eastern Europe reacted to the fall of the communist regime between 1989 and 1992.
With a portfolio that ranges from photos of buzkashi in Tajikistan, to a three-year-old girl who weighs 14 lbs in Niger and to a woman with tuberculosis in the Republic of Georgia, freelance photographer Thatcher Cook chronicles the everyday lives of people living in developing countries.
In celebration of Cuba Week, the Bowdoin community will be presented with the unique opportunity to explore and participate in an engaging Afro-Cuban drumming workshop this weekend.
The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center recently received a notable collection of contemporary Canadian Inuit Art. Rabbi Harry Z. Sky, a resident of Maine and a Rabbi at the Temple Beth El in Portland, donated the collection to share his interest in Inuit Art with the Bowdoin community.
The Bowdoin Chamber Choir and the University of Southern Maine (USM) Chamber Singers, will perform a mixture of contemporary American music, spirituals and classical music this Sunday.
"If your vagina got dressed, what would it wear? If your vagina could talk, what would it say?" If you ever wondered what sort of commentary mysterious vaginas could offer (even if you don't have one) then look no further. Colorful, imaginative and powerful, The Vagina Monologues delivers a diverse, riveting performance.
When visitors step inside the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, they will usually be overwhelmed by the number of pieces to look at. Visitors are encouraged to take guided tours to gain an adequate understanding of museum exhibitions. In order to accommodate the need for guided tours, the museum has set up a program for student volunteers to become docents.
Ever walk through Studzinski Recital Hall in order to escape the cold and happen to overhear musical masterpieces coming from the practice rooms? Perhaps you have even taken a quick peak inside one of the sound-proofed rooms and discovered that your buddy from down the hall is a piano prodigy. Who knew?
Imagine an opportunity to see two highly talented, renowned musicians without paying for overpriced tickets. Imagine no more because that opportunity is here.