Thursday, April 19


Featured Event

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LENNY!

Time 9 - 11 p.m.
Location Great Lawn Tent
Description

Celebrate Festival of the Creative Arts founder Leonard Bernstein at 100 with cake and music under the tent. Featuring the premier performance of "Fanfare for One Hundred Blossoms" by Eric Chasalow, Irving Fine Professor of Music. Fanfare performed by Brandeis students Shari Antmann, Elias Trout, Daniel Krenz, Erin Kobiella, Daniel Shin and Adam Rifkin.

Come after your Festival of the Arts event, or just join the celebration! Free and open to the public.



Other Events

INSPIRED BY THE BOOK: A LIBRARY ART SHOW
Time 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location Goldfarb Library, main floor
Description A display of graduate and undergraduate student art that celebrates the book in all its forms. Refreshments will be served and prizes will be awarded, including to the audience favorite. Sponsored by the Brandeis Library.

ALUMNI CAREER CHAT: CAREERS IN ENTERTAINMENT
Time Noon - 1 p.m.
Location Hiatt Career Center conference room
Description As a Brandeis undergrad, Jenny Paul '07 co-founded 24-Hour Musical, now one of the most-anticipated student theater events of the year and a Brandeis tradition. Today, Jenny is a New York-based actor and producer with a recurring role in the Hulu series "The Looming Tower," starring Jeff Daniels, and a cameo in Netflix/Marvel's Jessica Jones Season 2 premiere. Upcoming producing projects include two feature-length films in development, the comedy series Sanity Maintenance, web series Thro-Bax, I Don't Want to Die Alone, You're The Pest, and the new short form talk show #Adulting. Brandeis students and alumni are invited to meet Jenny for an informal conversation about careers in entertainment. Sponsored by the Hiatt Career Center. RSVP via Handshake.

BRIDGING THE TWO CULTURES: SCIENCE AND THE HUMANITIES
Time Noon
Location Mandel Center for Humanities Reading Room, third floor

Description Tory Fair (Fine Arts) and Stephen van Hooser (Biology) discuss visual perception in this informal faculty seminar. Sponsored by the Mandel Center for Humanities.

ARTIST TALK: TONY LEWIS
Time 6:30 p.m.
Location Shapiro Admissions Center Presentation Room
Description Tony Lewis discusses his art and practice, in relation to his Foster stairwell installation, “Plunder.” Followed by presentation of the Ruth Ann and Nathan Perlmutter Artist-in-Residence Award. Sponsored by the Rose Art Museum.

SENIOR FESTIVAL: QUEERING THE CAPE
Time 6:30 p.m.
Location Laurie Theater, Spingold Theater Center 
Description “Queering the Cape,” by Tres Fimmano '18, portrays a group of queer individuals who find safety and sanctuary in their fictional heroes. Part of the Senior Festival sponsored by the Theater Arts Department under the guidance of Alicia Hyland. Repeats Friday, April 20 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 21 at 3:30 p.m.

BRANDEIS EARLY MUSIC ENSEMBLE: THAT OLD SONG AND DANCE
Time 7 p.m.
Location Bethlehem Chapel
Description The Early Music Ensemble performs songs about dancing, and dances for singing, on Renaissance instruments such as viols, harps and sackbuts. Sarah Mead, director.

LATE NIGHT WITH LEONARD BERNSTEIN
Time 8 p.m.
Location Slosberg Music Center
Description Leonard Bernstein’s daughter Nina Bernstein hosts this cabaret-style performance, a brilliantly fitting centerpiece to the Festival of the Creative Arts. In addition to Nina's film clips and personal memories, acclaimed soprano Amy Burton and pianists John Musto and Michael Boriskin perform some of the maestro’s favorite music. Free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Tickets available at Brandeis Tickets in the Shapiro Campus Center or by calling 781-736-3400 (no Internet orders). Tickets reserved by phone will be held at Slosberg Music Center until 7:45 PM on the night of the performance. Made possible by the Aaron Foundation Distinguished Visting Artist Fund for Theater, Music and Fine Arts. 

SENIOR FESTIVAL: LUCID
Time 8 p.m.
Location Laurie Theater, Spingold Theater Center
Description “Lucid,” by Gabi Nail and Hannah Uher, is a new play about the struggles and strengths of four women living in a post-apocalyptic world. Part of the Senior Festival ;sponsored by the Theater Arts Department under the guidance of Alicia Hyland. Repeats Friday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 21 at 2 p.m.

CELEBRATING AND CREATING ISRAELI FOLK DANCE
Time 8:30 p.m.
Location Levin Ballroom, Usdan Student Center
Description B'yachad, Brandeis’ Israeli folk dance club, performs original pieces, with guest performances by other student dance groups. Choreography by Aline Gonicman '18 and Bruna Voldman '18, artistic directors. Additional choreography by Shoshanah Weinreich '20 and Noa HaLevi '20.