Friday, April 26
LUNCH AND LEARN WITH ALUMNI IN THE ARTS
|Time||Noon to 1:30 p.m.
|Location||Geller Lounge, Hassenfeld|
|Description||Do you want to pursue a career in the creative arts?
Join the Hiatt Career Center for a special opportunity to speak with Brandeis alumni who are pursuing diverse arts-related careers. You'll meet Yarden Abukasis '09, co-founder/curatorial Director, SITEBoston; Nicholas A. Brown '10, music specialist, Library of Congress; and Lauren Elias '10, managing director/co-founder, Hub Theatre Company of Boston.
Learn how they got to where they are, and get advice for your own career path at this Lunch & Learn event.
Alumni guests will represent an array of career paths and interest areas. Lunch will be provided.
Full alumni bios can be found here.
|RSVP||RSVP required in B.hired > Events > Workshops
(log in with your UNet ID and password).
BIG NAZO MASK WORKSHOP
|Time||2 to 4 p.m.
|Location||Multipurpose Room, Shapiro Campus Center|
|Description||BIG NAZO’s famed creature-making laboratory visits Brandeis for a mask-making workshop. Use foam, fabric and other materials to build your own personal creature – then join BIG NAZO in their roving performance on Sunday afternoon, lower campus.|
|RSVP||Email firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll.|
OPENING RECEPTION FOR "THE SEA OF KNOWLEDGE AND NONSENSE"
|5 to 6 p.m.|
|Shapiro Science Center, Volen Center|
|As ambient light shifts through the space, a translucent cyanotype built into a functional modular tabletop reveals a previously unseen landscape. Created by Boston-based sculptor, inventor and media artist, Deb Todd Wheeler, who teaches three-dimensional design at Brandeis and is represented by Ellen Miller Gallery (Boston). Supported by a gift from Eric and Debbie Green, P '05, P '07.|
|Location||Slosberg Music Center|
|Description||Hosted by Bernstein’s daughter Jamie, acclaimed soprano Amy Burton and pianists John Musto and Michael Boriskin perform the maestro’s favorite music, including works by Copland, Confrey, Coward, Schubert and Grieg.|
Free but tickets required. Visit the Shapiro Campus Center box office or call 781-736-3400. (Phone orders subject to service fee.)
VISIONS OF AN ANCIENT DREAMER
(also Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
|Location||Spingold Theater Center|
|Description||Imagine new visions of universal myths in a dramatic journey across time and cultures.
In this new adaptation of Euripides’ “Orestes” and “Iphigenia at Tauris,” adapted and directed by Eric Hill, the haunting classical Greek tales of Orestes and Iphigenia are re-imagined as twin visions of an ancient storyteller who relates the creation of the world, climaxing with the creation of the Furies.
Translated by Leonard Muellner and Brandeis students; movement by Aparna Sindhoor and Anil Natyaveda of the Navarasa Dance Theater.
A limited number of free tickets are available for this performance as part of the Festival of the Creative Arts on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 781-736-3400 or stop by the Brandeis Tickets box office in the Shapiro Campus Center. Use the code IMAGINE. (Not available online.)
REMOVING THE GLOVE
Also Saturday and Sunday
|Description||In this one-act comedy by Clarence Coo, young Will has a secret: he is left-handed. Afraid of repercussions, he's hid this sordid fact for years.
Will our hero find the strength to reveal his true nature and come out of the glove compartment?
Directed by Melanie Pollock ’14 and produced by the student-run Brandeis Ensemble Theater.
Ages 13 and up.
BORIS' KITCHEN REALLY BIG REALLY FUNNY SHOW
Also Saturday, 8 p.m.
|Location||Shapiro Campus Center Theater|
|Description||Brandeis' all student-written sketch comedy will make you laugh till you cry or leave the theater in disgust. Well, if you can’t stand the heat...
Ages 16 and up.
|Admission||$5; $3 for the Brandeis community|
|Time||9:30 to 11:30 p.m.
|Description||The Brandeis Belly Dance Ensemble and the Miras Project, the Middle East music ensemble, unite for a party with live music, food and dancing. Music begins at 10 p.m.|
LATE NIGHT WITH BRANDEIS SINGER-SONGWRITERS
|Location||Chum’s Coffee House, Usen Castle
|Description||Whether personal and confessional or political and inspirational, Brandeis has hosted the greats from Bob Dylan to Paul Simon.
Discover a new generation of singer-songwriters with acoustic performances by Becca Fischer ’13, Max Goldstein ’13, Jonah Hirst ’15, Christy Kang ’13, Hailey Magee ’15, Nate Shaffer ’16, Donna Vatnick ’15, Clay Williams ’14 and more!
In the historic Chum's Coffee House, which has hosted, among others, Tracy Chapman, the J. Geils Band, Joan Baez and the first American performance of Genesis.