The Experience


Friday, August 28
See Art, Make Art
9-11 p.m., Freedman Gallery

Wednesday, Sept 2
WXAC’s Pond Concert – An Evening with Cello & Harp featuring Peter & Jane Brye
Peter Brye, conductor of The Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra and a professor at Millersville University will be joined by his wife Jane, who is a harpist with The Reading Symphony Orchestra.
6-8 p.m., Sylvan Pond

Thursday, September 3
Gallery Talk & Meet & Make
La Huella Multiple, a print portfolio from the Freedman Gallery collection donated by Alex and Carole Rosenberg, commemorates the tenth anniversary of the printmaking exhibition that took place in Havana, Cuba and various U.S. cities from 1996 through 2006.
4-5:15 p.m., Freedman Gallery

Tuesday, September 8
Perspectives on Israel, Iran and the Middle East
A discussion with Yaron Sideman, Consul General of Israel for the Mid-Atlantic Region.  Mr. Sideman will discuss Israel and current Middle East events including the proposed Iran nuclear deal.
7-9 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

Wednesday, September 9
WXAC’s Pond Concert – Chris Heslop & the Sounds of New Orleans
Local musician Chris Heslop with members of his band will share the many sounds of southern jazz from zydeco to New Orleans street beats.
6-8 p.m., Sylvan Pond

Wednesday, September 9
Underoos to Super Jews
Unmasking the Jewish Subtext of Superhero Movies with entrepreneur and special guest speaker, Alon Barzilay.  Few people know that America’s superheros share the same Jewish cultural themes as the comic book artists who created them, such as immigration, Zionism, and anti-Semitism.
7-8:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

Wednesday, September 16
WXAC’s Pond Concert – The Joybells
Since 1970, The Joybells, Melmark’s handbell choir have performed regularly at churches, schools, colleges and corporate and community events.  Led by two professional musical directors, adult choir members with intellectual disabilities use a variety of handbellls, chimes and percussion instruments for their selections of sacred, classical, popular and patriotic music.
6-8 p.m.,  Sylvan Pond

Thursday, September 17
Poetry Reading by Jennifer Hetrick
Selecting material from her three-year project “The Labors of our Fingertips: Poems from Manufacturing History in Berks County”, Ms. Hetrick will read from that work, and introduce some of the older senior residents of the county from whom she has derived her inspiration.
7-8:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

Wednesday, September 23
WXAC’s Pond Concert – Albright’s Past, Present, and Future
Featuring the Mane Men, Albright Angels and Albright’s Big Cat Jazz Band, and starring Albright alumna Melissa Flores ’15.
6-8 p.m., Sylvan Pond

Wednesday, September 23
Carlos Andres Gomez
Carlos Andres Gomez is an award-winning poet, actor, speaker, and writer from New York City. Nominated for the Pushcart Prize and named Artist of the Year at the 200 Promoting Outstanding Writers Awards, he costarred in Spike Lee’s #1 movie Inside Man with Denel Washington, Jodie Foster, and Clive Owen. Carlos appeared in the sixth season of HBO’s Russell Simmons Presents Def Poety and, most recently, in the third season of TV One’s Verses and Flow.
7:30 – 8:45 p.m. – Campus Center Main Lounge

Thursday, September 24
Studying the Terpenome Begins with a Walk in the Woods
This will be a scientific lecture by, Prof. Christian Hamann, a member of our chemistry/biochemistry department who will be discussing the work he did while on sabbatical at the University of California, Davis.  Absract: The terpenome is the portion of the metabolome whose members are derived from isopentyl diphosphate (IPP) and dimethylallyl diphosphate (DMPP) These t-carbon precursors are common to all three domains of life “archaea, bacteria, and eukaryote” yet individual compound profiles derived from these common precursors vary by organism.
4:30-5:30 p.m., Science Hall Room 256

Saturday, September 26
Interactive Latin Dance Party with Barrio Alegria Dance (B.A.D.) Co.
Come enjoy a lively dance demonstration highlighting the different styles of Latin dance from meringue to cha-cha to samba and more.  Join the fun during the salsa dance instruction portion and enjoy an open dance period and some refreshments before the evening concludes.
$5 student advance/$10 at door - $10 adult
8-10 p.m., Scholl Life Sports Center

Monday, September 28
Fall Hat Fashions with Rose Jamieson ‘63
4-5:30 p.m. – Campus Center South Lounge, Fireside

Monday, September 28
Kinsey Sicks
For over 20 years America’s Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet has served up a feast of music and comedy to audiences at performing arts centers, music venues and comedy festivals in every kind of town you can imagine!  Their award-winning a cappella singing, sharp satire and over-the-top drag have earned the Kinsey Sicks a diverse and devoted following.
7:30 – 8:45 p.m. – Memorial Chapel

Wednesday, September 30
WXAC’s Pond Concert – Marty Grosz Trio
Marty Grosz is today’s foremost jazz rhythm guitarist and chord soloist.  He is virtually the only major jazz guitarist who doesn’t use an amplifier.  This makes him either the last remaining proponent of the acoustic guitar tradition in jazz or the lone harbinger of a new non-electric movement.
6-8 p.m., Sylvan Pond

Thursday, October 1
Clare Grill – Artist’s Lecture & Reception
Recently profiled in The New York Times article “Distinct Prisms in an Ever-Shifting Kaleidoscope” as one of five female artists who have “put their stamp on the current gallery moment”, New York City-based artist Clare Grill will present several new large-scale abstract paintings.
4-5:15 p.m., Klein & Freedman Gallery

Thursday-Saturday October 1-4
Marybeth Mary Roth – A Domino Players production directed by Matt Fotis.  An all-girls Catholic high school.  An exclusive scholarship to the most prestigious women’s college in the world.  And cookie sales to decide the winner.  From award-winning playwright and assistant professor of theatre, Matt Fotis, comes the comedy that’s always been inside Glengarry Glen Ross.
October 1-3 – 8-10 p.m., Wachovia Theatre
Sunday October 4 – 2:30-4:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

Tuesday-Thursday October 6, 7, 8
Summer ACRE Presentations
This series of presentations will highlight the results from the summer ACRE program.  Each student who participated in the summer ACRE program will give a 15 minute presentation on the results from their work.
4:30 – 6:30 p.m., Science Hall (rm TBD)

Thursday, October 8
Screening of “Nicky’s Family”
Learn about Sir Nicholas Winton, righteous Gentile who saved hundreds of children from Europe prior to WWII. Winton has inspired numerous interfaith acts of service, learn more about our Interfaith Mitzvah Day in October.
6-8:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

Saturday, October 10
Albright’s four choral ensembles
Albright Angels, Mane Men, Concert Choir, and Women’s Chorale – deliver unforgettable interpretations of popular songs from across the ages.
7:30 – 9 p.m., Memorial Chapel

Monday, October 12
Today’s Youth Cultures in Spain
What are young people in Spain like YOU interested in?  What worries them? What do they think about education and politics?  What do they believe in?  What do they expect out of life? Come and enjoy this multi-media and interactive presentation by Lucia Sanchez Munoz, our visiting instructor of Spanish, will answer these and other questions about youth cultures in Spain.
6-7:30 p.m., Science Hall Room 256

Tuesday, October 13
Mike Kuchar, Video Maker, In-Person
Recent short videos by film/video legend, Mike Kuchar
7-9 p.m. – Klein

Thursday, October 15
15th Annual Gallagher Lecture: Jeff Chu
Jeff Chu, editor and contributor at Fast Company, leads the magazine’s coerage of China, philanthropy and urban affairs.  He previously spent seven years at Time, where as a London-based staff writer his first cover story was on Britney Spears and her Swedish songwriter, Max Martin.  The grandson of a Baptist preacher, he has written and reported extensively on religion.  Born in California, Chu attended Westminster Christian high school in Miami before graduating from Princeton and later the London School of economics.  He loves the San Francisco 49ers, the Book of Ecclesiastes and clementines, but detests marzipan.
4-6 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

Thursday, October 22
Sex and American Christianity in the Age of AIDS
Delving into the battles of the culture wars over sex, morality, and the future of the American nation, this talk demonstrates how religious leaders and AIDS activists have shaped debates over sexual morality and public health since the 1980s.  The AIDS crisis prompted American Christians across denominations and political persuasions to speak publicly about sexuality—especially homosexuality—and to foster a moral discourse on sex that spoke not only to personal concerns but to anxieties about the health of the nation. Dr. Anthony Petro examines how the epidemic increased efforts to advance a moral agenda regarding the health benefits of abstinence and monogamy, a legacy glimpsed as much in the traction gained by abstinence education campaigns as in the more recent cultural purchase of gay marriage.
4:30 – 5:45 p.m. – Klein

Sunday, October 25
Music Faculty Showcase
3-4:30 p.m., Roop Hall

Wednesday, October 28
FaculTea: Apophenia the Ghost in the Circuit
Professor Wil Lindsay of Digital Media will discuss the processes and research behind his current exhibition at the GoggleWorks (October 9-28). The discussion will include an exploration of several historical technologies used to facilitate communication with the dead, as well as the influence of these practices upon his work as a digital and electronic artist.
4–5 p.m., Library Group Study Room B

Thursday, October 29
Feminine Equality 
Teri Lyn Jensen-Sellers, Sociology Instructor will discuss the importance of feminine equality, anti-slut-shaming, and an overall positive message for women growing up in a male dominated society.She will also be showing a film on the subject.
4–5:30 p.m., CFA 235

Thursday, October 29
Super–resolution imaging of plasmonic nanostructures
This will be a scientific lecture by a professor (Prof. Katherine A. (Kallie) Willets) from the Department of Chemistry at Temple University. Abstract: Noble metal nanoparticles can support localized surface plasmons, which lead to strong nanoparticle coloration and enhanced electromagnetic fields at the nanoparticle surface which are the basis of surface-enhanced spectroscopies such as surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS).
4:30-6 p.m., Science Hall Room 256

Monday, November 2
Pan’s Labyrinth
This fanciful and chilling film is set against the backdrop of Franco’s fascist regime in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War (1944).  The film centers on Ofelia, a lonely girl who loves reading fairy tales, living with her mother and new stepfather, a sadistic military officer tasked with wiping out the remaining rebels in a remote mountainous area in the north of Spain.  Spanish with English subtitles.
7-9:30 p.m. – Klein

Thursday, November 5
FaculTea: Trauma, Memory, and Self-Creation in Pan's Labyrinth
Dr. John Incledon of the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures will briefly describe his recent sabbatical project on narrative psychology and the life story in the fiction and film of the Holocaust, the Spanish Civil War, and Argentina's Dirty War. 
4–5 p.m., Library Group Study Room B

Thursday, November 5
Metaphysics: An Exploration of the Temporal World curatorial/artist's lecture
The Freedman Gallery in collaboration with the Modern Foreign Languages & Literatures department will present a discussion between the guest curator and three participating artists in the exhibition Metaphysics: An Exploration of the Temporal World.
4–5 p.m., CFA 235

Saturday, November 7
Business of Fashion Forum
Join us for morning and/or afternoon sessions and network with alumni and regional industry leaders in design, merchandising and marketing.  Includes lunch.  $20 full-day, $15 half-day
8:30 am – 4 p.m., Roessner Hall

Monday, November 9
Fashion Career Fair
11 am – 2 p.m., CCSL & Fireside

Monday, November 9 
May Allah Bless France! A film by Abd Al Malik 
Based on his real-life experiences, this debut film by Abd Al Malik depicts his struggles to overcome his upbringing in the French suburbs and become a major hip-hop musician in France.
7–9:30 p.m., CFA 235

Tuesday, November 10
36th Annual Leo Camp Memorial Lecture
Dr. Adam Garfinkle presents "Israel and a Destabilized Middle East: What's the Connection?"

Contrary to conventional Washington wisdom, neither Israel nor the Arab-Israeli conflict have much to do with the unprecedented upheavals now convulsing the Arab world. The causes, both internal and external, run much deeper than that. But both Israel and its relationships with the Arabs will be affected by the upheaval, however.

Dr. Adam Garfinkle is founding editor of The American Interest. Before founding The American Interest in 2005, he served in 2003-05 as principal speechwriter to the Secretary of State (S/P, Policy Planning). He has also been editor of The National Interest and has taught at the School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS), the Johns Hopkins University, the University of Pennsylvania, Haverford College and other institutions of higher learning.

7:30 p.m., Campus Center South Lounge

Tuesday, November 10
International Film Series – Moolaade by Ousmane Sembene
African cinema godfather Ousmane Sembene tackles the issue of female circumcision in Islamic Africa in what can best be described as a rousing celebration of women’s rights and solidarity.  Four little girls flee the “purification” ceremony and request sanctuary (moolaade) from the modern thinking.  Colle is a wife and mother who invokes a power of protection older than the village’s Islamic practices.  Her defiance challenges the authority of the elder women who perform the cutting ceremony and the men who rule the village.  Introduction my Mary Jane Androne, Ph.D., professor of English.  In French and Bambara with English subtitles.
7:30 – 9:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

Thursday, November 12
FaculTea: Contemporary Francophone Cinema
Join Dr. Adam John, Associate Professor of French and Spanish, for a discussion of recent films from the French-speaking world that tackle some of the most critical issues of the 21st century, address from intriguing angles age-old questions of human relationships, and draw attention to the formidable talent of filmmakers who might appear to be operating on cinematographic peripheries.
4–5 p.m., Library Group Study Room B

Thursday – Sunday November 12-15
Clybourne Park - A Domino Players production directed by Jeffrey Lentz.  Neighborhoods may change, but do people?  On two separate afternoons, 50 years apart, a modest bungalow on Chicago’s northwest side becomes a contested site in the politics of race.  September 1959: in a provocative nod to Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, Russ and Bev have inadvertently sold their house to the neighborhood’s first black family and ignited a community showdown.  September 2009: the neighborhood is ripe for gentrification and the house is again changing hands – this time to a young white couple with plans for demolition and a knack for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time.  Loving thy neighbor proves the ultimate challenge in this ferociously funny and Pulitzer Prize winning satire that explores the seemingly omnipresent fault line that divides race and real estate in America.
Thursday – Saturday November 12, 13, 14 – 8-10 p.m., Wachovia Theatre
Sunday November 15 – 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

Monday, November 16
The Mask You Live In
Is American masculinity hurting boys, men, and society at large? This questions is explored by the film "The Mask You Live In", directed by Jennfier Siebel Newsom. After screening, there will be a panel-led discussion of the issues the film raises.
6:30-9 p.m., CFA 235

Saturday, November 21
Symphonic Band Concert
With big band sound, the fall concert by Albright’s Symphonic Band typically offers a repertoire of songs that celebrate the bounty of the season.
7:30 - 9 p.m., Memorial Chapel

Sunday, November 22
String Chamber Orchestra & Big Cat Jazz Concert
Two mini-concerts equal one great musical equation and remind us just how varied music can be.
3 - 4:30 –p.m., Memorial Chapel

Tuesday, December 1
International Film Series – eXistenZ by David Cronenberg
With Jude Law, Jennifer Jason Leigh, AIan Holm, and Willem Dafoe.  eXistenZ is a horror film that spins off the fear of sex.  Wickedly, it makes direct hits at a number of other targets in the process. Computer-game geeks are likened to cultish true believers.  Game creators are idolized as pop visionaries but swim with sharks who can be as coolly ambitious as the most crass bottom-line executive—omegabuck movie producer. Allegra Geller (Leigh) demonstrates her latest game, “eXistenZ,” for a focus group of advanced players in an atmosphere tinged with an edge of suppressed hysteria.
7:30 – 9:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

Thursday, December 10
Game Over – Curators talk
While many video game exhibitions have focused on the graphic/design nature of gaming, this exhibition will focus more on the narrative/storytelling aspects of the industry.
7-8 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

Saturday, December 5 – 6
Amahl and the Night Visitors
On a cold winter’s night in the little town of Bethlehem, a crippled shepherd boy named Amahl and his mother are visited by three majestic wise men who have traveled from afar to offer precious gifts to the Christ child.  With nothing else to offer, Amahl hands his crutch to the kings as a gift for the newborn babe.  The young lad’s selfless act has a miraculous consequence.  Join us as Berks Opera Company, in collaboration with the Albright Angels and Mane Men, present a concert version of this classic holiday opera by Gian Carlo Menotti.
$5 students, $10 all others
Saturday December 5 – 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel
Sunday December 6 – 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel

Monday, December 7
Green & Growing: Student Projects in Theatre
7:30 – 9:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

Wednesday, December 9
Green & Growing: Student Projects in Theatre
7:30 – 9:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

Saturday, December 12
Sounds of the Season
Celebrate the music of Christmas with Albright’s four choral ensembles – Albright Angels, Concert Choir, Mane Men, and Women’s Chorale
Candlelight Dinner – 5:30 p.m.,  Campus Center South Lounge - $28, call
610-921-7510 for reservations
7:30 – 9 p.m., Memorial Chapel

Sunday, December 13
Roar Like a Lion
Albright’s end-of-the-semester student recital offers a variety of vocal and instrumental performances
3-5 p.m., Roop Hall