Through March 24
“Sam Abell: The Photographic Life.” Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery. Retrospective exhibit featuring 79 photographs tracing National Geographic Photographer Sam Abell’s career and creative process. Free. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday and 1 p.m.- 5 p.m. on weekends. For information, call 336-758-5585.
Through May 22
“Images for Eternity: West Mexican Tomb Figures.” Museum of Anthropology. Exhibit focusing on the cultural heritage of the people of West Mexico. Includes 66 burial objects, including authentic ceramic figures, carved shells and stone pieces created by West Mexican artisans more than 2,000 years ago. Free. Museum hours: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday. For more information, call 336-758-5282.
Phyllis Trible Lecture Series. “The Children of Hagar and Sarah: Feminist Perspectives in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.” Four-part lecture series with prominent feminist theologians who will explore the biblical narratives of Hagar and Sarah. Wait Chapel. $20 for all four lectures; $15 for two; $10 for one. $10 additional charge for closing luncheon. To register or more information, call 336-758-3522.
Lecture Series Includes:
- March 2
1 p.m. “Ominous Beginnings for a Promise of Blessing.” Phyllis Trible, Wake Forest Divinity School professor of biblical studies.
2:30 p.m. “The Gospel of John, Judaism and Gender: A Feminist’s Dilemma.” Adele Reinhartz, dean of Graduate Studies and Research from Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada.
6 p.m. “The Sarah-Hagar Story: an Islamic Feminist Perspective.” Riffat Hassan, professor of religious studies and humanities at the University of Louisville in Kentucky.
- March 3
9:30 a.m. “Mission as a Stumbling Block: A Christian Feminist Perspective.” Letty Russell, professor emerita of theology at Yale Divinity School.
11 a.m. Panel discussion.
12:30 p.m. Luncheon. Benson University Center, Room 401. $10.
University Orchestra Concert. David Hagy, conductor. Concert features winners of Wake Forest Concerto Competition and includes instrumental duets, arias and solos. Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center. 8 p.m. Free. For more information, call 336-758-5364.
“Middle Formative Antecedents to the Shaft Tomb Culture.” Lecture and presentation of new data from excavations at the El Pantano cemetery by Joseph B. Mountjoy from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Museum of Anthropology. 7:30 p.m. Free. For more information, call 336-758-5282.
Senior Recital. Christopher Seal, classical guitar. Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center. Free. For more information, call 336-758-5364.
“Exploring World Cultures: Oaxacan Animals” Museum of Anthropology After-School Program. (Snow day: March 15.) Children grades 1-5. 4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. $15 non-members; $12 members. For more information, call 336-758-5282.
Seventh Annual Wake Forest Press Irish Festival and Symposium. Weeklong celebration of Irish culture, including poetry, music, dance, food and a roundtable discussion. All events are free and open to the public. For detailed information call Wake Forest University Press at 336-758-5448 or visit the web site.
Festival Events Include:
- March 13
Irish Festival Community Day at Wake Forest. Davis Field. 12 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Rain location: Scales Fine Arts Center.) Features live Irish music by the Morris Family Musicians, dancing by Rince na h’Eireann (The Triad Irish Dancers), storytelling by Andrew Leslie and children’s art activities. Irish food, arts and crafts for sale. Free admission.
- March 16
Irish Music Open Session at Celtic Café (Towers Shopping Center, 205 South Stratford Road). Area musicians play Celtic and Celtic-inspired music. 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Free.
- March 17
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Wake Forest. Live Irish music and dancing with the Morris Family Musicians. Dancing demos and lessons. 7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Shorty’s, Benson University Center. Free.
- March 18
Annual Irish Poetry Recitation Contest. 11 a.m. – 12. p.m. Prizes awarded. Free pizza for contestants. Free admission. Shorty’s, Benson University Center.
- March 18
Irish Poetry Reading. “Dialogue Through Poetry.” Three of Ireland’s finest poets, Vona Groarke, Richard Murphy and Conor O’Callaghan, will read from their work. 7 p.m. Reynolda House Museum of American Art. Reception and booksigning to follow readings. Free.
- March 20
“Opposing Views and Common Ground: Literature and Politics in Ireland.” Roundtable discussion on literature and politics in Ireland. 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. DeTamble Auditorium, Tribble Hall. Discussion plus question-and-answer session with Terence Brown, professor of Anglo-Irish literature at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, and Declan Kiberd, professor of Anglo-Irish literature and drama at University College, Dublin, Ireland. Free.
Hubert McNeill Poteat Lecture. “The Modern World System: Academics and Athletics in the New Millennium.” Lecture with Wake Forest University Professor of Sociology Earl Smith. 4 p.m. Greene Hall, Room 145. Free. For more information, call 336-758-5495.
Great Decisions 2004 Lecture Series. “Muslim Diversity: Its Challenges to U.S. Policy” by Professor Reda Bedeir, Wake Forest department of humanities. First lecture of six-week citizen’s forum on current foreign policy issues. 7 p.m. Scales Fine Arts Center, Room A102. Free. For more information, call 336-758-1910.
Faculty Recital. Wake Forest Visiting Professor of Music Lorraine DiSimone. Voice recital with accompanist Peter Kairoff, professor of music. DiSimone, a mezzo-soprano, has performed extensively in concert and on the opera stage throughout the United States and Europe. Performance includes selections by Brahms, Schumann and Wolf. Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center. 8 p.m. Free. For more information, call 336-758-5364.
Student Recital. Sasha Gee Enegren, a Wake Forest junior and presidential scholar in bassoon performance. 8 p.m. Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center. Free. For information, call 336-758-5364.
East European Film Festival. “Man of Marble.” 1976 Polish film with English subtitles. Greene Hall, Room 239. 7 p.m. Free. For more information, call 336-758-4396.
Congressman Rick Boucher. Boucher will give a public lecture as part of Wake Forest University’s 2nd Annual Technology Consortium. 9 a.m. Information Systems Building, Second Level. Boucher represents Virginia’s ninth congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives and is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He originated the House Internet Caucus in 1996 and serves as one of two House co-chairmen and is a leading architect of federal policy for information technology and the Internet. Free. For information, call 336-758-5152.
“Exploring World Cultures: The Huichol.” Museum of Anthropology After-School Program. (Snow day: March 29.) Children grades 1-5. 4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. $15 non-members; $12 members. For more information, call 336-758-5282.
Lecture with Orlando Patterson, Harvard University’s John Cowles Professor of Sociology. Pugh Auditorium. 4 p.m. Free. For more information, call 336-758-5495.
“Navajo Journey: Sharing Our Stories in a Multicultural World.” Lecture by Lupita and Jon McClanahan, a Navajo couple who will discuss Navajo culture and how they preserve their traditions in today’s American culture. A question-and-answer session will follow. Museum of Anthropology. 7:30 p.m. Free. For more information, call 336-758-5282.
Concert Choir Home Concert. 8 p.m. Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center. Free. For more information, call 336-758-5364.
Lecture with best-selling novelist Orson Scott Card. Card is the author of several books, including “Ender’s Game” and its sequel “Speaker for the Dead.” 7 p.m. Wait Chapel. Free. Theme-year event. For more information, call 336-758-4852.
Lecture. “Free Trade and its Human Rights Ramifications.” Speakers are Wake Forest professors: Sylvain Boko and Robert Whaples, economics; Peter Siavelis, political science; and Jeanne Simonelli, anthropology. Event sponsored by Amnesty International and the Wake Forest Theme Year Committee. Time and location to be announced.
“Warriors, Shamans and Athletes: The Ballgame in Western Mexico.” Lecture by Michael Whittington from the Mint Museum of Art on the ancient West Mexican ballgame and related artwork. Museum of Anthropology. 7:30 p.m. Free. For more information, call 336-758-5282.
Great Decisions 2004 Lecture Series. “Public Diplomacy and U.S. Foreign Policy” by Peter Furia, Wake Forest assistant professor of political science. Second lecture of six-week citizen’s forum on current foreign policy issues. 7 p.m. Scales Fine Arts Center, Room A102. Free. For more information, call 336-758-1910.
Masters of Mexican Music. Secrest Artist Series. Musical group comprised of 21 musicians from four regions of Mexico: a mariachi group from Jalisco, a Veracruz harp ensemble, a Texas-Mexican conjunto tejano and a southern Mexican marimba. Two-time Grammy nominee, Domingo Saldivar is a featured player in the tejano tradition. 7:30 p.m. Wait Chapel. Tickets are $15 general admission; $12 for non-WFU students and senior citizens; and $11 for groups of 10 or more. To order, call the Wake Forest Theatre Box Office at 336-758-5295.
The “Unheard Beethoven” Concert. Concert of rarely performed music of Beethoven performed by Wake Forest faculty members. 3 p.m. Brendle Recital Hall. Reception to follow. Free. For more information, call 336-758-5364.
East European Film Festival. “Fireman’s Ball.” 1968 Czechoclovakian film with English subtitles. Greene Hall, Room 239. 7 p.m. Free. For more information, call 336-758-4396.
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