Super Sunday, April 17

Guerilla Opera
In celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s lifelong commitment to engaging young people in the arts, Brandeis sponsors an afternoon of free performances, family and children’s events, and art exhibitions and demonstrations.

Events run continuously from 12 to 5 p.m. and are free and open to the public. No tickets are necessary.

Take the Tick-Tock Trolley! The free trolley will run from Rosebud (683 Main Street), City Hall parking lot (610 Main Street), and Council on Aging (488 Main Street) to Spingold Theater Center on the Brandeis campus from 12:30 to 5 p.m. on Sunday only.

Refreshments are available for purchase from Einstein's Bagels in the Shapiro Campus Center and Cholmondeley's Coffeehouse, Tower B, Usen Castle. 

Skip to section: noon - 1 p.m. | 1 - 2 p.m. | 2 - 3 p.m. | 3 - 4 p.m. | 4 - 5 p.m. | Ongoing Events

noon - 1 p.m.


CELEBRATING ARMENIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE
Time noon - 1 p.m.
Location Slosberg Music Center
Description Discover the legacy of Armenia's musical tradition as Haig Hovsepian, violin, and Ani Hovsepian MFA '95, piano, perform a selection of Armenian compositions ranging from folk tunes to classical and contemporary works. The performance is accompanied by images that document the landscapes and people of this resilient and culturally rich country. A reception follows the performance.

1 - 2 p.m.


BRANDEIS SPIRIT BAND AND FAFALI
Time 1 - 1:20 p.m.
Location Shapiro Campus Center Atrium
Description Fun, funk, and improvised music. Ken Field and Ben Paulding, directors.

OPEN DANCE CLASS WITH TOXIC
Time 1 - 2 p.m.
Location Levine-Ross, Hassenfeld Conference Center
Description Learn a dance routine with TOXIC, the Brandeis Black Student Organization's majorette dance team. Open to all! Keturah Danielle Walker '18, president; Asia Hollinger '18 and Mariah Cohran '18, choreographers.

TEA CEREMONY
Time 1-1:30 p.m.
Location Chum's Coffee House, Usen Castle, Tower A
Description Enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony with matcha green tea, served in a handmade ceramic cup that you get to keep. Limited to 8 participants at a time. Please sign up at the info table in Shapiro Campus Center for a 1 p.m., 2 p.m., or 3 p.m. seating and a special and relaxing experience to remember the moments we cherish in our life. Coordinated by Lian Chen '19 with the Brandeis Ceramics Club.

KUKU SABZI: A SYMBOLIC FOOD FOR THE PERSIAN NEW YEAR
Time 1 - 2 p.m.
Location Women's Studies Research Center, Epstein Building
Description Join Hadassah-Brandeis Institute artist-in-residence Wendy Wolfe Fine and guest Sharona Mizrahi for a workshop on making kuku sabzi, a Persian herb omelet traditionally eaten during the springtime celebration of Nowru. 

TBA IMPROV
Time 1 - 1:20 p.m.
Location Shapiro Campus Center Theater
Description Long and short-form improv comedy by the student club TBA. Recommended for age 12 and up. Dan Hirshfield '16 and Julia Green '18, co-presidents. 

BENDERS
Time 1:30 - 1:50 p.m.
Location Rose Art Museum
Description Bending and breaking gender barriers in music, Ben T. Montrym '19 and Zachary LaMarca '19 cover songs by female artists.

SCREENING: THIRD WARD X
Time 1:30 - 2:50 p.m.
Location Pollack Fine Arts Center (next to Rose Art Museum)
Description
In 1993, a step ahead of city of Houston demolition crews, a group of artists and volunteers clean up two blocks of abandoned shotgun houses and paint the boarded-up doors and windows for a “drive by” exhibit. The documentary film "Third Ward X" traces how Rick Lowe, a 2014 MacArthur “Genius Award” winner, and Project Row Houses parlay that action into a decades-long transformation of the Third Ward neighborhood with visionary thinking about art, low-income housing, community building and inner-city renewal. Introduced by Cynthia Cohen, director of the Brandeis program in Peacebuilding and the Arts. Followed by a conversation between Rick Lowe and Christopher Bedford, director of the Rose Art Museum, at 3 p.m.

2 - 3 p.m.


GUY MENDILOW ENSEMBLE
Time 2 - 2:50 p.m.
Location Shapiro Campus Center Theater
Description Embark on a musical trek to a kingdom long forgotten and bustling towns now vanished. Follow the stories of vagabond queens, pauper poets and lovers lost to the sea, set to spellbinding arrangements of Sephardi songs worthy of symphonic film scores. Lush harmonies evoke Flamenco's gutsiness and the longings of Fado, all combined with heart-pounding percussion and intricate soundscapes.

ELI KENGMANA: SOLO GUITAR
Time 2 - 2:20 p.m.
Location Rose Art Museum
Description Eli Kengmana '19 performs solo percussive freestyle guitar in the style of Mike Dawes.

TEA CEREMONY
Time 2-2:30 p.m.
Location Chum's Coffee House, Usen Castle, Tower A
Description Enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony with matcha green tea, served in a handmade ceramic cup that you get to keep. Limited to 8 participants at a time. Please sign up at the info table in Shapiro Campus Center for a 1 p.m., 2 p.m., or 3 p.m. seating and a special and relaxing experience to remember the moments we cherish in our life. Coordinated by Lian Chen '19 with the Brandeis Ceramics Club.

HOLI 2016: WE ARE ONE!
Time 2-4 p.m.
Location Chapels Field
Description Celebrate Holi, the springtime Hindu festival of colors. In this joyful and boisterous community event, participants smear each other with colored powder and spray each other with water using “pichkaari” (water pistols). The colors are a reminder that no one should be perceived as higher or lower. Families and children are welcome to observe and if they wish to participate, be aware that the colored powder can get very messy! A change of clothes and a pair of sunglasses are recommended. Sponsored by Brandeis Namaskar, the association for Hindus, Jains and Sikhs.

SHOES ON, SHOES OFF
Time 2  p.m. (also Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.)
Location Spingold Theater Center
Description Renowned choreographer Susan Dibble (THA) creates a world in which a shoe salesman and his clients are swept away by the purpose and energy of the shoes they try on. Featuring Andrew Child ‘19, Susan Dibble, Alex Jacobs MFA ’11, Josh Rubenstein ‘19, Hannah Mogavero ‘16, Sara Kenney ‘18, Sarai Warsoff ’16, Joy Liebman ‘16, Caley Chase ’16, Sam Rose Laney ’16, Kelyn Zhang ’19, Lilia Shrayfer ’18, Richard (Zhi) Li ’18, and guest dancers Nicole Pierce, Susannah Millonzi, Sarah Hickler and Ryan Winkles. Made possible by the Brandeis Arts Council.

3 - 4 p.m.

BRANDEIS-WELLESLEY ORCHESTRA: CATCH A RISING STAR
Time 3 - 5 p.m.
Location Slosberg Music Center
Description Featuring winners of the 2015 Concerto Competition. The orchestra, conducted by Neal Hampton, performs Faure's Masques et Bergamasques; Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 1 in B flat, with Krista Hu '16, Brandeis, violin; Reinecke's Flute Concerto, with Caitlin Coyiuto '16, Wellesley, flute; and Beethoven's Choral Fantasy, wtih Natsuko Yamagata '17, Brandeis, piano, and the Brandeis University Chorus, Robert Duff, director.

RICK LOWE IN CONVERSATION WITH CHRISTOPHER BEDFORD 
Time 3 - 4 p.m.
Location Pollack Fine Arts Teaching Center (next to the Rose Art Museum)
Description Houston-based Rick Lowe is an artist and community organizer (as well as a 2014 MacArthur Fellow) whose innovative approach to community revitalization transformed a neglected Houston neighborhood into Project Row Houses, a visionary public art project that continues to evolve, two decades since its inception. Join him for a conversation with Christopher Bedford, director of the Rose Art Museum. Part of the Art |Race | Activism series. A screening of the documentary film "Third Ward X," about Project Row Houses, preceeds the conversation at 1:30 p.m.

KNIGHTHORSE THEATRE COMPANY
Time 3 - 3:50 p.m.
Location Shapiro Campus Center Atrium
Description Amy McLaughlin Lemerande and Tyrus Lemerande have a simple mission: Make Shakespeare cool. Their limitless energy and infectious enthusiasm has taken them around the world opening eyes to the magic of Shakespeare’s language. Great for families!

TEA CEREMONY
Time 3-3:30 p.m.
Location Chum's Coffee House, Usen Castle, Tower A
Description Enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony with matcha green tea, served in a handmade ceramic cup that you get to keep. Limited to 8 participants at a time. Please sign up at the info table in Shapiro Campus Center for a 1 p.m., 2 p.m., or 3 p.m. seating and a special and relaxing experience to remember the moments we cherish in our life. Coordinated by Lian Chen '19 with the Brandeis Ceramics Club.

TOP SCORE
Time 3:30 - 3:50 p.m.
Location Shapiro Campus Center Theater
Description Brandeis' student-run pops orchestra plays music from some of your favorite movies, musicals and video games. Joseph Tinianow '17, music director; Melody Ross '18, director; David Chernack '17, president; Zain Walker '18, vice president.

STARVING ARTISTS
Time 3:30 p.m.
Location Alumni Lounge, Usdan Student Center
Description The student group performs a cappella versions of songs by John Mayer, P!nk, Walk the Moon and Christina Aguilera. Admission: $3 in advance, $5 at the door. Reserve a $3 ticket by emailing artists@brandeis.edu.

4 - 5 p.m.

FUNK PARADE WITH SCHOOL OF HONK, TOXIC AND BOSTON HOOP TROOP
Time 4 - 4:50 p.m.
Location Great Lawn 
Description School of HONK is a free and open community music school that makes loud, joyful music inspired by Boston’s HONK! Festival. Giving creative flow a whole new meaning, Toxic (the Brandeis Black Students Organization dance team) and the Boston Hoop Troop put on a high-stepping, mesmerizing show.

A SERIES OF BALLETIC EVENTS
Time 4 - 4:20 p.m.
Location Shapiro Campus Center Theater
Description Watch and learn with Brandeis Ballet Co. members Brooke Granovsky '18, Hannah Schuster '18, Julie Joseph '18, Rachel Moore '19, Halley Geringer '19, Hannah DeRoche '19, Hannah McCowan '19, Frankie Marchan '19 and Johanna Doren '16.

STAR WARS: THE JUGGLERS AWAKEN
Time 4:30 - 4:50 p.m.
Location Shapiro Campus Center Theater
Description The Brandeis Juggling Society takes on Star Wars, with glow juggling, passing, staff manipulation, and much more! Luka Milekic '16, president; Shmuel Treiger '16, vice president; Becca Miller '15, secretary, Sam Daler '16; Wren Stuck '15.

LEONARD BERNSTEIN FELLOWS RECITAL
Time 7-8 p.m.
Location Slosberg Music Center
Description Undergraduate recipients of the prestigious Bernstein Fellowship perform chamber music.

ONGOING EVENTS


SERVICE STATION
Time 12 - 5 p.m.
Location Light of Reason, Rose Art Museum
Description In the interactive Service Station, a uniformed attendant (William Chambers) asks the question: "What is missing in your life or the world?" Participants are invited to talk about their experiences and consider embroidering their answers on a vintage restroom towel. 

PUPUSAS: SHARING A TASTE OF CENTRAL AMERICA
Time 1 - 4 p.m.
Location Shapiro Campus Center Atrium
Description Share a taste of Central America with members of the Chelsea Collaborative’s Latino Immigrant Committee (CLIC), and Ellen Rovner, Women's Studies Research Center visiting scholar, as CLIC members demonstrate the making of El Salvador’s iconic cornmeal pancakes with tasty fillings. Pupusas will be for sale and proceeds support CLIC’s efforts on behalf of Latino/a immigrants in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

CAPTURING THE MOMENT: PAPER COLLAGE
Time 1 - 5 p.m.
Location Multipurpose Room, Shapiro Campus Center
Description While listening to one of Leonard Bernstein's most famous works, West Side Story, create a collage that represents how you would move to this music. Taught by Katie Higgins-White, studio art teacher at the Reggio Emilia-inspired Peabody Terrace Children’s Center in Cambridge.

SPIRIT FINGER KNITTING FOR CRAFTLETES
Time 1 - 5 p.m.
Location Multipurpose Room, Shapiro Campus Center
Description Participants of any skill level are invited to collaborate with coach Maria of New Craft Artists in Action. All you need are your spirit fingers and your game face. Together we will learn to knit using only our hands to make basketball nets and jump ropes. The final net will be placed on a hoop that is lacking near Brandeis!

WEARABLE ART
Time 1 - 5 p.m.
Location Multipurpose Room, Shapiro Campus Center
Description Create a bold and beautiful painted hat that will invoke joy and confidence as you wear it around the festival. Taught by theater arts educator Rosalie Norris.

LET'S CREATE IT!
Time 1:30 - 3 p.m.
Location Shapiro Campus Center Atrium
Description
An interactive, intergenerational, drop-in workshop and installation led by Christina Bechstein, founder of Love Lab Studio. Envision and write what you would love to create and imagine for the world, on paper clouds that will be hung in the atrium. Create a personal 'action' cloud bracelet to take home. All ages welcome!