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This Week in Arts and Letters

Thursday, Feb. 11, 4 p.m.
“The New Diaspora: The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction,” with Avinoam Pratt, Center for Judaic Studies, University of Hartford
Social Science Building, room 207, FAU Boca Raton campus
Free and open to the public
Information: 561-297-2979

 

Thursday, Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m.
Readings in Dirt – with readings by Miami writers Michael Hettich, John Dufresne, Elizabeth Jacobson and Geoffrey Philp; and FAU professors Andrew Furman, Ph.D., (English) and Edward Petuch, Ph.D., (geology)
Performing Arts Building, Room 101, FAU Boca Raton
Free and open to the public
Information: 561-297-2966

 

Thursday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m.
FAU Jazz Band
The FAU Jazz band continues its long tradition of performing popular selections from the wonderful tradition of the American Big Band, as well as contemporary works for the modern jazz ensemble. Directed by Major Bailey.
University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton
Tickets $10
www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539

 

Friday, Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m.
“The Obama Presidency, An Assessment” with Jeffrey Morton, FAU Professor of Political Science
University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton campus
Tickets: $25
www.fauevents.com or 561-297-6124

 

Saturday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m. and Monday, Feb. 15, 6 p.m.
Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life Workshops with Barb Schmidt
Senate Chambers, Student Union Building, FAU Boca Raton campus
Tickets: at www.peacefulmindpeacefullife.org or 561-353-7351

 

Saturday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m.
FAU Choral Ensembles Present “Love and Romance”
A Valentine's  Day choral music love affair is presented by FAU’s Chamber Singers, Women’s Chorus and ¡Cantemos!, conducted by Patricia Pl. Fleitas and Stacie Lee Rossow, performing works of the great choral masters old and new.
University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton campus
Tickets: $10
www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539

 

Saturday, Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m.
Theatre Lab at FAU Presents: A Valentine Cabaret: Robert Creighton – Lucky in Love
Robert Creighton, one of the busiest character actors working on Broadway today, will present his new Cabaret Lucky in Love just in time for Valentine's Day! The concert will feature music primarily from the first few decades of the 20th Century - songs like I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU, MAKIN' WHOOPEE, AIN'T SHE SWEET, THEY CAN'T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME, MY FUNNY VALENTINE, YES SIR THAT'S MY BABY...and more! It will be a celebration of love, laughter and life.  Accompanying Robert on Piano is Matt Perri, Broadway Music Director and celebrated pianist.
Theatre Lab at Parliament Hall Residence Hall
Tickets: $20, students $5
www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539

 

Sunday, Feb. 14, 4 p.m.
“Keeping Holocaust Memory Alive to Inspire People to Confront Hatred” with Holocaust Survivor Magda Bader
Performing Arts Building, room 101, FAU Boca Raton campus
Free and open to the public
Information: 561-297-2979

 

Monday, Feb. 15, 6:30 p.m.
Tournees French Film Festival: “Hiroshima Mon Amour.” Discussion to follow film.
Arts and Letters Building, room 189, FAU Boca Raton
Free and open to the public
Information: cooker@fau.edu

 

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 3:30 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 18, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
FAU’s Larkin Symposium on the American Presidency Presents “The President and American Capitalism Since 1945” with Keynote Speaker Brian Balogh, University of Virginia
Kaye Auditorium, FAU Boca Raton
Tickets: $35 for two day symposium; $20 for one day
FAU faculty, staff, alumni $10; FAU students $5
www.fauevents.com or 561-297-6124
Information: www.fau.edu/larkin

 

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m.
FAU Theatre Lab Presents Playwright’s Forum with Peter Sagal of NPR’s “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me”
Sagal is the playwright of several plays, including “Mall America.” WLRN co-sponsors this event, with post-performance discussion with Sagal and WLRN’s Caroline Brader-Watts.
Theatre Lab in FAU’s Parliament Hall Residence Hall, Boca Raton campus
Tickets: $20, students $5
www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539

 

Thursday, Feb. 18, 10 – 5:30 p.m. and Friday, Feb. 19, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Peace Studies Symposium: Chaos and Governance in the 21st Century: Prospects and Challenges to Peace and Justice in the Age of U.S. Hegemonic Decline
Keynote Address: Thursday, Feb. 18, 10 a.m. “Revisiting Chaos and Governance in the Modern World System in the 21st Century” with Beverly Silver, Johns Hopkins
House Chambers, Student Union, FAU Boca Raton
Free and open to the public
Information: phough2@fau.edu

 

Thursday, Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m.
DIRT Gallery Talk with Guest Curator Onajide Shabaka and Curatorial Assistant Mariela Acuña
Ritter Art Gallery, FAU Boca Raton
Free
Information: 561-297-2966

 

Thursday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m.
FAU Literary Series Presents author Reginald Dwayne Betts
President Barack Obama appointed Mr. Betts to the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. An award-winning writer and poet, Mr. Betts’ memoir, “A Question of Freedom: A Memoir of Learning, Survival, and Coming of Age in Prison,” was the recipient of the 2010 NAACP Image Award for non-fiction. In 2010 he was awarded a Soros Justice Fellowship to complete “The Circumference of a Prison,” a work of nonfiction exploring the criminal justice system. In addition to his writing, Mr. Betts is National Spokesperson for the Campaign for Youth Justice, a not for profit organization dedicating to ending the practice of sending juveniles to prison with adults. Majestic Palm Room, Student Union, FAU Boca Raton
Free
Information: 561-297-2974 or rmccay3@fau.edu

 

Friday, Feb. 19 through Sunday, Feb. 28
FAU Dept of Theatre and Dance Presents “Country Wife” by William Wycherly
Often banned from the stage because of its outrageous and scandalous nature, this rollicking, bawdy farce interweaves multiple plots including a licentious young gentleman's trick of pretending impotence so as to safely bed married women, and an inexperienced “country wife’s” discovery of the joys of town life and fascinating London men. Great fun for all – well, maybe not all.*Mature Audiences
Studio One Theatre, FAU Boca Raton
Tickets: $20, students $12
www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539

 

Saturday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m.
FAU Symphony Orchestra presents “Suite” String Serenades
Popular string orchestra favorites by Holst, Britten and Nielsen, conducted by Tim Shade.
University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton
Tickets: $10
www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539

 

Sunday, Feb. 21, 3 p.m.
FAU Chamber Soloist Present “Roots of Classical Music: African-American Heritage”
The FAU Chamber Soloists, directed by Leonid Treer, perform works inspired by African-American culture in his farewell concert.
University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton
Tickets: $10
www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539

 

Sunday, Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.
FAU Annual Trialogue: “Beating Plowshares into Swords: Religion and Violence”
Presenters include Rabbi A. James Rudin, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Religion and Judaica at Saint Leo University; Peter A. Pettit, Ph.D., director of the Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Associate Professor of Religion Studies at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA.; Imam Antepli of Duke University’s Divinity School; Rabbi David Steinhardt, Senior Rabbi at B’nai Torah Congregation; the Rev. Andrew James Sherman of St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church in Boca Raton; and Imam Radwan Baytiyeh. The seminar will be moderated by Alan Berger, the Raddock Family Eminent Scholar Chair in Holocaust Studies in FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters.
University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton
Free and open to the public
561-297-2979 

 

Monday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m.
Heather Coltman and the Amernet String Quartet
Rare performances of music by Mieczyslaw Weinberg, who was a Polish-Soviet Jewish composer and colleague of Shostakovich. This performance features his piano quintet among other works.
University Theatre, Boca Raton
Tickets: $20
www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539

 

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m.
Tournees French Film Festival: “L’IL QUINQUIN | P’TIT QUINQUIN”
Films in French with English subtitles.
Performing Arts Building, room 101, FAU Boca Raton
Free and open to the public
Information: cooker@fau.edu

 

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m.
FAU Theatre Lab Play Slam Series “Molly’s Hammer”
Molly Rush was focused on the endgame- save the world, protect her family. But what would she have to sacrifice? In 1980, the Pittsburgh housewife and mother of six walked into a General Electric plant and took a hammer to a nuclear warhead to protest the buildup of America's nuclear arsenal. Based on the true story of the Plowshares Eight, “Molly's Hammer” is the account of one woman's unwavering beliefs and her family's desperate attempts to protect her from infamy.
Theatre Lab, Parliament Hall Residence Hall, FAU Boca Raton
Tickets: $10
www.fauevents.com or 561-297-6124

 

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 25, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Demonstrations
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m. Lecture
Ceramic Guild Presents Visiting Artist Mark Pharis
Visual Arts Building, FAU Boca Raton
Free and open to the public
Information: 561-297-3870

 

Thursday, Feb. 25, 4 p.m.
“Unscrolled: The Torah on Display,” with Jenna Weissman Joselit, the Charles E. Smith professor of Judaic Studies and professor of history at George Washington University
Fleming Hall, FAU Boca Raton
Free and open to the public
561-297-2979

 

Thursday, Feb. 25, 6:30 p.m.
“Art and Medicine: Two Fields Combined,” presented by the FAU Art History Department and the Cosmos and Chronos Foundation
Performing Arts Building, room 101, FAU Boca Raton
Free and open to the public
561-297-3870

 

Thursday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m.
“Museum or Vanity Project: The Tenuous Status of a House-Museum of Asian Art in 1890s Paris,” with Elizabeth Emery, Professor of French at Montclair State University
The Musée d’Ennery contains a fascinating assortment of small portable Asian objects acquired in France and displayed just as their owner, Clémence d’Ennery, left them. Despite (and perhaps because of) the fact that this was thefirst free public Parisian museum of Asian art endowed by a woman, the museum has long suffered from an ambivalent reception in the press. This lavishly illustrated talk will present the museum, its collections, and its history before teasing out some of the complicated social factors – among them class, gender, religion, and nationalism – that have led to its tenuous status in French cultural history.
General Classroom North, room 102, FAU Boca Raton
Information: 561-297-0307

 

Thursday, Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m.
The Jove Comedy Experience
The Jove Comedy Experience is South Florida's Premiere Improv and Sketch Comedy Troupe
Theatre Lab, Parliament Hall Residence Hall, FAU Boca Raton
Tickets $15
www.fauevents.com or 561-297-6124

 

Friday, Feb. 26, 11 a.m.
“Is History Repeating Itself? Jewish and Muslim Immigrant Experiences in America” with Imam Abdullah Antepli, Chief Representative of Muslim Affairs at Duke University
General Classroom South, room 116, FAU Boca Raton
Free and open to the public
Information: 561-297-2595

 

Saturday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m.
Band Festival
Featuring a performance of the FAU Wind Ensemble at 12:30 pm, the band festival includes 15 concert bands and over 1,000 student musicians from high schools across Florida in a full day of music-making.
University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton
Free and open to the public.
561-297-3820

 

 

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