August / September calendar of events


Aug. 7 – Jan. 15
Exhibit: “Tokens of Thanks: Ex-votos from Brazil and Mexico.” Museum of Anthropology. Bilingual exhibit featuring more than 100 objects made of wood, metal, wax and cloth. 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday. Free. (336) 758-5282.

Aug. 23 – Oct. 10
Exhibit: “Inside the Ropes” paintings by Ted Potter, former director of SECCA, and “Monumental Micros,” small sculptures by more than 40 artists. Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday; 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. weekends. Free. (336) 758-5585.

Aug. 31
Lecture: “The Science and Politics of Protecting Children from Violence: A View from the Middle East.” 4 p.m. Greene Hall, Room 162. Charles Greenbaum, professor of psychology at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Free. (336) 758-5424.

Convocation. 11 a.m. Wait Chapel. Divinity School Opening Convocation with an address by Wake Forest University President Thomas K. Hearn Jr. Free. (336) 758-3957.


Sept. 1
Concert. 8 p.m. Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center. Features jazz-influenced music by Wake Forest violinist Jacqui Carrasco with Louis Goldstein, piano; Mark Mazzatenta, electric guitar; and Wolfgang Planz, electric bass. Free. (336) 758-5364.

Sept. 9
Lecture: 19th Century Missionaries. 4:30 p.m. DeTamble Auditorium, Tribble Hall. Jeanne Moskal, professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Free. (336) 758-5383.

Lecture: “Angels in America” by Playwright Tony Kushner. 7 p.m. Wait Chapel. Free. Information: (336) 758-4854.

Secrest Artist Series Concert: Stefon Harris and Blackout. 7:30 p.m. Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center. Features vibraphonist and composer, Stefon Harris. $16 general admission; $12 non-WFU students, senior citizens. For tickets call: Secrest Artists Series Office until Labor Day, (336) 758-5757. University Theatre Box Office after Labor Day, (336) 758-5295.

Sept. 10
Lecture and Reception: “Inside the Ropes.” Lecture at 6 p.m. Scales Fine Arts Center, Room 102. Ted Potter, former director of SECCA, presents a slide lecture in conjunction with the exhibit, “Inside the Ropes.” Reception at 7 p.m. in Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery. Free. (336) 758-5585.

Sept. 13 – 14
Plays: “The Actor’s Nightmare” by Christopher Durang; “Hidden in this Picture” by Aaron Sorkin; and “Blind Date” by Horton Foote. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13; 4:30 p.m. Sept. 14. Ring Theatre. Student-directed one-act plays. $2 at the door. (336) 758-5295.

Sept. 16
Guitar Concert. 8 p.m. Davis Chapel. Guitarist Christopher Berg, professor of guitar at the University of South Carolina, performs rarely played transcriptions by Tarrega of music by Back, Haydn and Mozart. Free. (336) 758-5364.

Sept. 23
Lecture: “Chaucer’s Small Talk.” 4:30 p.m. Tribble Hall, Room A209. Susan Phillips, assistant professor of English at Northwestern University. Free. (336) 758-5383.

Sept. 24 – 25, Sept. 29 – Oct. 3
Play: “Secret Rapture.” 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 3, 2 p.m. Wake Forest University MainStage Theatre. David Hare’s play about integrity, family and the pursuit of wealth. $12 general admission; $5 students. Wake Forest Theatre Box Office, (336) 758-5295, Monday – Friday, 12-5 p.m.

Sept. 28
Lecture: “Sacred Reciprocity: Miracles, Sacrifices, and Vows.” 7:30 p.m. Museum of Anthropology. Linda L. Barnes, assistant professor of pediatrics and public health at the Boston University School of Medicine. In conjunction with the exhibit, “Tokens of Thanks: Ex-votos from Brazil and Mexico.” Free. (336) 758-5282.

Sept. 29
Poetry Reading. 7 p.m. DeTamble Auditorium, Tribble Hall. Poet Mark Jarman will read from his works, including his most recent, “To the Green Man.” Free. (336) 758-5383.

Sept. 30
Lecture: Elaine Pagels. 7 p.m. Wait Chapel. Pagels, author and professor of early Christian history at Princeton University to speak. Free. (336) 758-3957.

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