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Calendar of Events

Written by Barbara Geehan



The following events and lectures at St. Mary's College of Maryland are open to the public and, unless marked with a "$," are free. Please check www.smcm.edu/ for up-to-date changes.

 Cabaret March 4-7 9-11Dove HSMC Spring seasonWomen's studies March 23-25Chopin Piano Talk Apr. 1stArtist Talk, Mark Iwinski, Apr. 5TFMS Film Series Apr. 5,12,19Le Abbott, reading April 15World Carnival Apr. 17Garden Market, HSMC May 6 Commencement speaker, Eugene Robinson M.A.T. Commencement, June 5

February 24 – Lecture
St. Mary's Professor of Physics Charles Adler will give the 2010 Muller Lecture at 7 p.m. at Daugherty-Palmer Commons. 

February 25 - Reading
Jerry Gabriel, author of Drowned Boy, winner of the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction in 2008, will read from his work at 8:15 p.m. in Daugherty-Palmer Commons, part of the VOICES Reading series. 

February 26 - Jazz Concert
Golden Age of the Big Band, SMCM Jazz Ensemble will play in Auerbach Auditorium in St. Mary's Hall with Don Stapleson as conductor, 8 p.m.

February 27 - Academic Competition
4th Annual Southern Maryland Brain Bee, an academic competition for local high school students sponsored by St. Mary's, Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary's Hall, 1 p.m.

February 28 - Music Festival
Festival of concerts of works by J.S. Bach with performances by faculty, students, and community musicians, Montgomery Hall, Room 25, 2-9 p.m.

March 1 - Film
Asian Film Series, 8 p.m. Cole Cinema in the Campus Center.

March 4-7, 9-11 - Play
"Willkommen. Bienvenue. Welcome!" Experience love and laughter in the seedy Kit Kat Klub in Berlin in the 1930s, in the second St. Mary's play of the season, Cabaret.
Kander and Ebb's musical tour de force has been delighting audiences for 43 years. Directed by guest artist Bill Gillett, musical direction by Jeffrey Silberschlag. Bruce Davis Theater in Montgomery Hall. 8 p.m.   March 4 - 6 and 9 - 11; 2 p.m. March 7. $ Reservations: 240-895-4243 or by e-mail at boxoffice@smcm.edu.

March 5 - Margaret Brent Lecture
Martha Rosler has been a pioneer in the field of visual arts for over four decades. Specifically, she has paved the way for feminist artists in  fields as diverse as video, writing, and art activism, Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary's Hall, 8 p.m.

March 8 - Lecture
David Bucci, Dartmouth College, will give a neuroscience seminar on "Cortico-Hippocampal Circuits: Unique Contributions to Learning and Memory," Goodpaster Hall 195, 4:45 p.m.

March 8 - Lecture
Merrill Singer, medical anthropologist at the University of Connecticut, will discuss "Illicit Drug Injection and Syringe Mediated Epidemics: Comparing the USA and China." Cole Cinema, 4:45 p.m.

March 10 - Concert
Ensemble Belliniano includes Angelo Valastro (bassoon), and Maria Grazia Scarlata and Corrando Ratto (piano). Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary's Hall, 8 p.m.

March 10 - Lecture
Thomas Cooper, Baylor College of Medicine, "Developmentally Regulated Alternative Splicing and its Disruption  in Neuromuscular Disease in Schaefer Hall 106, 4:40 p.m.

March 11 - Reading
Prolific author Jonathan Bennett is part of the VOICES Reading Series. Daugherty-Palmer Commons, 8:15 p.m.

March 12 -Concert
Piano recital with Brian Ganz featuring works of Chopin and Beethoven, Auerbach Auditorium at St. Mary's Hall, 8 p.m.

March 16 through June 12 - HSMC Spring Season
The entire site of Historic St. Mary's City is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. One exception:  Everything is open Maryland Day, Sunday, March 28.

March 19 - Spring Break, College Closed

March 22 - April 3
All-Student Art Show Boyden Gallery in Montgomery Hall, Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Wed. 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

March 22 - Film
Asian Film Series, Cole Cinema in the Campus Center, 8 p.m.

March 23-25 - Women's Studies Colloquium
Features Madeleine Kunin, former Vermont governor and ambassador to Switzerland; a workshop on grassroots organizing; the women's movement in Liberia;, and author of Rethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movement. Visit www.smcm.edu/wgsx for details.

March 24 - Lecture
St. Mary's biology professor Jordan Price, "Signatures of Sexual Selection" at Schaefer Hall 106 at 4:40 p.m.

March 28 - Maryland Day
Celebrate the state's 376th anniversary at Historic St. Mary's City with pomp, pageantry, and free admission to living history exhibits. Program at 1 p.m., exhibits open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

March 28 - Concert
SMCM Orchestra featuring senior soloists. Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary's Hall, 3:30 p.m.

March 30 - Concert
Duo Alterro, voice and piano from Torino, Italy. New music from Italy with a composition by St. Mary's David Froom, Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary's Hall, 8 p.m.

March 31 - Lecture
St. Mary's professor of mathematics David Kung, "How Math Made Modern Music Irrational" at Schaefer Hall 106 at 4:40 p.m.

April 1 - Piano Talk
One in a series on the life and music of Chopin by pianist Brian Ganz, Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary's Hall, noon.

April 2 - Concert
SMCM Jazz Combo. Montgomery Hall, Room 25, 8 p.m.

April 5 - Artist Talk Artist Mark Iwinski works with urban architectural history and environmental concerns with deforestation. Library 321, 4:45 p.m.

April 5, 12, 19 - Films
The Third Annual TFMS Film Series focuses on environmental film, Cole Cinema in the Campus Center, 8:15 p.m. The schedule: April 5: "The Garden." April 12: "Up the Yangtze." April 19: "Our Daily Bread."

April 6 - Homeschool Day
Special activities at Historic St. Mary's City for home-schooled families from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. $ Admission.

April 11 - Concert
SMCM Choir and Chamber Singers perform Verdi's Requiem. Athletics & Recreation Center Arena, 8 p.m.

April 14 - Lecture
Wildlife biologist Don Moore, of the National Zoo, "Animal Welfare and Modern Zoo Design: Designing with the Animal in Mind." Schaefer 106, 4:40 p.m.

April 15 - Reading
Lee K. Abbott, author of seven collections of short stories, 8:15 p.m. Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary's Hall.

April 17 - World Carnival
St. Mary's County is invited to the 17th annual World Carnival, bringing multi-cultural acts, crafts, food vendors, and inflatable courses together to celebrate the world's diverse cultures. 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Admissions Field.

April 17 - Admissions Open House
Reserve your place online at www.smcm.edu/admissions or call 800-492-7181. 9:45 a.m. - 3 p.m.

April 20-21 - Patuxent Defense Forum
Cole Cinema in the Campus Center, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

April 23 - Orchestra
Jeffrey Silberschlag conducts the SMCM Orchestra in Montgomery Hall Room 25, 4 p.m.

April 23 - Piano Talk
An in-depth look at some of Chopin's lesser-known works, including works composed when he was 7 years old. Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary's Hall, noon.

April 23 - Concert
Alessandro Magnasco (piano) and Francis Duroy (violin), Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary's Hall, 8 p.m.

April 24 - Lecture
Annual Twain Lecture and dinner. See page 18 for details.

April 25 - Concert
SMCM Chamber Singers, Montgomery Hall, Room 25, 4 p.m.

April 27 - Lecture
The College's 2009-2010 Nitze Senior Fellow, human rights activist John Prendergast, will give a talk at Daugherty-Palmer Commons, 8 p.m.

April 27 - Concert
The Italian piano duo, Roberto Metro and Elena Foti, will give a four-hand piano recital. Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary's Hall, 8 p.m.

April 29 - Reading
Poet Bruce Cohen, Daugherty-Palmer Commons. 8:15 p.m.

April 30 - Concert
SMCM Jazz Ensemble with SMCM Jazz Combo, Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary's Hall, 8 p.m.

May 2 - Concert
Larry Vote conducts the SMCM Chamber Singers at St. Ann's Church in Washington, D.C., 4 p.m.

May 6 - Garden Market
HSMC's annual plant sale supports museum gardens. At the corner of Routes 5 and 584 (Old State House Road). 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

May 6 - Reading
New York poet Alex Dimitrov, Daugherty-Palmer Commons, 8:15 p.m.

May 15 - Commencement
Washington Post editor and columnist Eugene Robinson gives Commencement address, Townhouse Green, 10 a.m.

June 5 - M.A.T. Commencement

Teacher in Annapolis and St. Mary's schools, Ardith Harle, is Commencement speaker, Athletics & Recreation Center Arena, 10:30 a.m.

June 11 - 13 - Alumni Reunion Weekend

Adult Learn-to-Sail Class
Course is designed to introduce novices to the basics of sailing small
boats. Topics include sailing theory, rigging, capsize recovery, points of
sail, tacking and jibing, and dock landings. 5:30-8 p.m., May 17-24, at
SMCM waterfront. Must be 18 and competent swimmer. Cost: $225.
To register or for more information, contact the Office of Lifelong
Learning at 240-895-3007.