Tuesday, April 27

10 am-noon

The Gifted Givers catalog will be open for browsing from 10 am-noon. Brandeis community only, please (students, faculty, staff, alumni). 

Create@Brandeis Craft Market

Noon-5 pm
Brandeis Booths, Fellows Garden, behind Shapiro Campus Center

Shop for handmade jewelry, soap, tote bags and more, all made by Brandeisians, at the first annual Create@Brandeis Craft Market! For previews of the vendors, visit Create@Brandeis on Instagram. The market will be open again on Thursday, April 29, from 5-8 pm. 

Sponsored by Arts Engagement.

Students, faculty and staff coming to campus should comply with all measures required within the Campus Passport, including testing and taking the Daily Health Assessment. For complete information, visit the COVID-19 Response website.

headshot of Dana Arieli

Dana Arieli

Noon-2 pm, online

A workshop with The Zionist Phantom artist Professor Dana Arieli (design faculty, Holon Institute of Technology, and Mandel Center for Leadership in the Negev). Guided by Prof. Arieli, participants will be invited to select images from the project and to respond to them with their own texts, reflecting their impressions, emotions or memories. The written responses will be added to the exhibition webpage. For information about the related virtual exhibition and artist talk, please see the schedule for Monday, April 26.

Please register in advance. Sponsored by the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies.

Noon-1:30 pm, online

Theaters and opera houses are closed almost everywhere, and a year into the pandemic, cultural institutions are still without clear prospects for reopening. While some small theater productions have been able to move forward with socially distanced, masked audiences indoors or outdoor, such alternatives are no option for opera companies which require a large ensemble and live orchestra -- a combination that is expensive under normal circumstances and unthinkable with a half-empty venue. What can be done? How are opera houses, musicians, and singers coping? What support are they receiving? What paths forward are being discussed?

• Laura Berman (Hannover Opera)
• Esther Nelson (Boston Lyric Opera)
• Christina Scheppelmann (Seattle Opera)
• Michael Csar (Bregenzer Festspiele)
For detailed information about the event and speakers, please visit the event website.

Organized by the Center for German and European Studies (CGES) in cooperation with the departments of music and theater arts.

Please register in advance for this webinar. You will receive a sign-in link for Zoom in your confirmation email.

2-2:45 pm, online
Photographs, letters, books, family heirlooms, that Smurf collection...we all have things that we love and want to keep safe. In this short workshop, the staff of University Archives & Special Collections will help you start thinking about how to care for and preserve your own precious treasures.

Please register in advance for the workshop. 

Amazons: Non-Western Perspectives and Contemporary Interpretations in Art

5-6:30 pm
Walter Penrose, Jr., associate professor at the University of San Diego, discusses the ethnic variations that have allowed women to be fighters, from ancient Scythia and China to modern Dahomey and India. Women’s Studies Research Center scholar Donna Dodson discusses these cultural influences on her sculpted "Amazon" women warriors, which are her interpretation of Albrecht Dürer’s famous woodcut "The Four Horsemen." 

Please register in advance. Sponsored by the Women’s Studies Research Center.

7:30 pm, online

The student-run Too Cheap For Instruments (TCFI) presents the 12th annual Brandeis Folk Fest featuring live online concerts by musicians from all over New England and a special set by TCFI’s own singer-songwriter members. Tune in on the Arts Brandeis YouTube channel. 

TONIGHT: Keep for Cheep is a folk/indie/prairie-rock band from Saint Paul, Minnesota. They are known for their harmonious vocals and twangy, flower-powery instrumentals. Learn more at keepforcheep.com.

There's a new artist appearing every night this week, so check the daily schedule for more Folk Fest.