Ann BasuPENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS: This weekend, the theater department is staging “The Threepenny Opera” in Pickard Theater. This modern take on the classic play by Bertolt Brecht includes contemporary examples of timeless themes, such as abuse of power.
Ann BasuSOOTHING GROOVES: The up-and-coming Tufts-bred band Crumb played in Quinby last Saturday night. The group distances itself from labels, combining elements of jazz, psychedelic rock, funk and pop to create a unique sound. Memorably eccentric and effortlessly endearing, the Tufts-bred band Crumb was an instant hit at Quinby House last Saturday night.
PJ Seelert This year, the Bowdoin College Concert Band will reach a new milestone: its director, John Morneau, will have led the group for 30 consecutive years. “It’s just what I like to do. I just haven’t felt the need for time off,” said Morneau.
Student-led performance and music groups from across campus will come together on Saturday night for a relief concert, organized by Karen Chan ’18 and Grace Punzalan ’18, to raise awareness and funds for the recovery from the natural disasters of this fall, including more recent disasters, such as the wildfires in California.
Eight years ago, Jennifer Egan found herself at a reunion for deep-sea diving army veterans, trying on a 200-pound Mark V diving suit. Research, the Pulitzer-prize winning author told a packed crowd in Kresge Auditorium last night, for her latest and fifth novel, “Manhattan Beach.” Before signing books, Egan read the first chapter of the novel and answered questions about her research and writing process.
PJ SeelertPOINTED PORTRAITURE: Last summer, Charlotte Borden ’19 taught a six-week class to incarcerated men at the Maine Coastal Regional Reentry Center. Her portraits of the men will be displayed alongside their own work. Currently on display in Larmarche Gallery is an exhibit both by and about six incarcerated men at the Maine Coastal Regional Reentry Center, a minimum security facility in Belfast.
Courtesy of Khalid El-HakimCURATION AND EDUCATION: Khalid El-Hakim, founder and curator of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum, is visiting campus today to present his exhibit, “The Three Ms.” “How do you get students in this age to talk about controversial materials and controversial issues?” asked Khalid El-Hakim, the curator of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum.
Jenny IbsenCREATIVE NONFICTION: Through writing, Carly Berlin ’18 grapples with the intersections of her identity as a southerner in New England with a Jewish upbringing and a rich family history. Kodie Garza: What is the most meaningful piece you’ve written and why?
Ann BasuGRAND SLAM: Sanura McGill ’20, a member of the Bowdoin Slam Poets Society, performs original poetry at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art on Thursday night. The group performs regularly at slam events on campus.