Hour (12:30 pm)
Bowdoin is lucky to have Angela Davis as this week's speaker. A professor
at UC Santa Cruz, Davis is well-known across the world. She has written
5 books and is working on another.
Group (3:30 pm)
Prof.'s Eddie Glaude and Paul Franco will be leading a post-Common
Hour discussion about the themes presented in Davis' talk. No joke,
the lecture will be so good you will need to talk about it.
Beam Classroom, VAC
OK, I freely admit, I have no idea what wax-and-oil-paint-scraped
paintings are, but they sound really cool. If, like me, you want to
learn more about them, see this exhibit. June Fitzpatrick Gallery,
Dancing! (7:30pm) OK, I am sorry, but you can't actually dance
this time, either. But once more, you can watch other people dance,
this time in The Wisecracker, a takeoff on Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker.
Tickets are $10, but $8 for students. For info call 761-2465. Arts
Conservatory Theater and Studio, Portland.
The Watts Prophets will be performing poetry in Pickard. They will
share the beauty of the spoken word, the power of a confident pen,
and the value of a vibrant culture. Or something like that. Pickard
Following their blockbuster show in Pickard (for more on which look
1 square to the left), the Watts Prophets will be holding a poetry
slam. I understand you have to bring a poem for the thing to work,
so come equipped with some Yeats or something. Jack Magee's.
This Open House is for anyone interested in learning Korean. You don't
have to know anything at all about the language or the culture--they
will teach you everything you might want to know. Quite a deal, really.
Quinby is off social probation, so they are having a Jailbreak party.
My magnificent editor Laura Newman will be there, so I think we all
should be there, too. And you know the drill: no ID, no entry. Quinby
I love mittens. The Casco Bay Weekly didn't really describe how exactly
the mittens are being used at this event, but if you ask me, you can
never go wrong with mittens. So stop by and check it out. Monument
Square and Preble St., Portland
Fight! (1pm-3pm) Literally!
It's rage in a cage, with chilis and chowders squaring off in a regular
bruhaha. If you want to see who wins, or if you just want to taste
some chili or chowder, come on down. You have to pay $15 for the food,
though. For a complete list of the contenders, call 773-0202. Holiday
Inn by the Bay, Portland.
If you like the wintry weather outside, then you will love the exhibit
in the Union this month. It is all paintings of the Maine landscape
during the winter. I don't know about you, but I think the winter
is beautiful, so these paintings ought to be great. Lancaster Lounge,
Mass (4:30pm) In
case you missed Mass last week because of the Superbowl, the Catholics
will be celebrating again this Sunday. Now, guess who is sponsoring
it: the Catholic Student Union! Who knew? Bowdoin Chapel.
In case Hannaford turned you down last week, Maine and Trust Bank
is holding an information session this Mon. It isn't as glamorous
as creating generic foods, but it still isn't shabby. CPC, Moulton
When I said last week that you can't attend the meeting of the Executive
Board, I was lying. It turns out that anyone can attend these meetings.
So instead of protesting a nonexistent injustice, you should get a
life and go do something more interesting. Smith Union Conference
398 is showing a movie, and they want everyone to come and enjoy
it with them. It is titled Die Moerder sind unter uns. If
for some reason your German isn't up to snuff, in English that means
The Murderers Are Among Us. Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall
Meeting (7pm) When
I said last week that the Campus Activities Board might give you a
say in what happens at Bowdoin if you show up, I was 100% right. But,
what's more, they will even give you candy if you attend the
meeting! Candy! Who doesn't like candy? Maine Lounge, Moulton Union
Come listen to Thomas Cochran, program director of the National Resources
Defense Council, talk about contamination from nuclear weapons in
Mother Russia. Kind of scary stuff, especially for anyone who might
be moving there in July. But who moves to Russia? Druckenmiller 016
I know Bowdoin students are big symphony fans, so I really don't have
to tell you this, but the Portland Symphony Orchestra has a new conductor,
Joseph Silverman. He has a solid rep in the symphony world, and word
has it that this will be a good show. Tix are $23-$51; to get some,
call 842-0800. Merrill Auditorium, Portland
If the German movie wasn't your bag, then maybe the Film Studies movie
will be more up your alley. The titles this week are It Happened
One Night and Maedchen in Uniform. Who Maedchen is and
why she is in uniform, I have no idea. Perhaps the movie will explain
that. Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall
Rose Pruiksma, from Bates College, will be delivering a talk entitled
"Veiling the Sun: Costume, Music, and Dance in Louis XIV's
Court Ballets." Anyone who has the ego to say that he is the
state must surround himself with some cool costumes, so hopefully
Dr. Pruiksma will have pictures. Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union
House (2pm-4pm) The
staff of the library will be giving tours of the renovated portions
of the library, as well as showing the plans for the rest of the library.
Also, between 9am and 4pm you can paint on a mural with art professor
Mark Wethil. And no worries if you screw up, it is all temporary anyway.
Well, if you somehow couldn't make it to the orchestra, but still
want to get in some high culture, the opera Carmen is showing
in Portland on Wednesday. Tickets are $33-$48, to get some call 842-0800.
Merrill Auditorium, Portland.
OK, this is the point in the calendar when I blatantly congratulate
people on things they have done. First off, congrats to Julie Thompson
for getting into Miscellania, and to Aaron for his good news from
the Isle of the Mighty.
Orient Staff is going out to dinner. No, we aren't lavish spenders,
the dinner last week was canceled due to the lovely snow. But, it
will be Japanese food. And you're still not invited. Some Japanese
restaurant in the area.
Janice Ray, an award-winning author, will be reading selections from
her works, including Ecology of a Cracker Childhood and Naming
the Unseen. She is working hard to save the forests of the Southeast;
if you like that kind of stuff, she can probably tell you how we can
help. Beam Classroom, VAC.
The topic of this colloquium is Education, and President Edwards will
be chatting with principals from two Maine schools. Sounds like an
excellent colloquium. I really love the word colloquium. I should
really use it more in everday conversation. Lancaster Lounge, Moulton
Ben Harper is playing at Bates. I hear that we had him first, but
due to some conflict we couldn't hold on to him, so the concert is
now at Bates. Not like it's a big deal, Bates is almost in our back
yard. Somewhere at Bates.
(all day) Now,
Anna doesn't like lots of attention, but I still think it needs to
be noted that she will be celebrating her birthday on Thursday. Go
Anna! Whoever Anna is.