Five College Consortium

"The Washing Society"

Tue, Feb 27 2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: 
Keefe Campus Center, 008

Filmmaker Lynne Sachs and playwright Lizzie Olesker will be present for a discussion following a screening of their new award-winning film The Washing Society (2018, 44 mins).

When you drop off a bag of dirty laundry, who’s doing the washing and folding? The Washing Society brings us into New York City laundromats and the experiences of the people who work there. A collaboration between filmmaker Lynne Sachs and playwright Lizzie Olesker, the film observes the disappearing public space of the neighborhood laundromat and the continual, intimate labor that happens there. The Washing Society combines interviews and observational moments, re-enactment and choreography to produce a stark yet poetic vision of underpaid work, immigration and the sheer math of doing laundry. Inspired by To ’Joy My Freedom, author Tera Hunter’s depiction of the 1881 organization of African-American laundresses in Atlanta, the filmmakers interweave dirt, skin, lint, stains, money and time into the fabric of their film to create a dreamlike yet hyper-real portrayal of a day in the life of a laundry worker, both past and present.

Campus: 
Amherst College
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Free admission
Contact phone: 
(413) 542-5870
Contact email: 
fam6@amherst.edu

Smooky MarGielaa Concert

Fri, Feb 16 2018 - 9:00pm to 11:45pm
Location: 
Power House

Smooky MarGielaa Concert
Featuring Gosha Guppy

Come find out why this 15 year old Bronx rapper is A$AP Rocky's new protege...
Doors open at 9 p.m., show starts at 9:30 p.m.

Campus: 
Amherst College
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Free and open to the public.
Contact phone: 
(413) 542-5434
Contact email: 
pgallegos@amherst.edu

Challenging the Linear Consumption Economy: Points of Intervention Tour Speaker Panel

Thu, Mar 1 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Art Museum, 106A

Join us for a speaker panel, Q&A, and discussion of sustainability, environmental justice, and activism. 

Campus: 
Mount Holyoke College
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Free and open to the public.
Contact email: 
mhczerowaste@gmail.com

Nevertheless: Mount Holyoke Senior Capstone Concert

Repeats every day 2 times.
Fri, Mar 23 2018 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Sat, Mar 24 2018 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Studio Theatre, Kendall Sports and Dance Complex

The Mount Holyoke College Dance Department presents Nevertheless, a senior capstone concert. The concert will include five diverse pieces ranging in style from classical ballet to percussive dance. This evening will showcase the talents of the Mount Holyoke Senior dance majors: Emily Clark, Alice Fan, Maggie Golder, Morgan Kaziah Brachfeld, Louisa Rader, and Helena Valvur. 

The Mount Holyoke College Senior Capstone Concert will be held on March 23rd and 24th, 2018 at 8PM in the Studio Theatre of the Kendall Sports and Dance Complex. 

General admission is $5. Student and senior tickets are $3. Tickets will be available from mhcdance.reservations@gmail.com or by calling 413-538-2848.

A reception will follow Friday night's performance.

Campus: 
Mount Holyoke College
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$3 students and seniors, $5 general admission
Contact phone: 
978-732-8276
Contact email: 
clark23e@mtholyoke.edu

Uncanny Valley

Repeats every day 3 times.
Thu, Mar 1 2018 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Fri, Mar 2 2018 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Sat, Mar 3 2018 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Location: 
, Studio 3, Webster Hall

AMHERST, MA, February 2018 – The Amherst College Department of Theater and Dance presents Uncanny Valley, written by Thomas Gibbons, directed by Denison Marsland-Rello ‘18, set design by Sylvia Hickman ’16, costume design by Joanna Booth ’19, lighting design by Kathy Couch.

Drawing on current research in artificial intelligence and robotics, Uncanny Valley charts the relationship between Claire, a neuroscientist, and Julian, a nonbiological human. As Julian is “born” a few body parts at a time over the course of the play, Claire teaches him how to be as human as possible: mirroring people’s speech, engaging in small-talk, playing a musical instrument. Their deepening friendship and Julian’s growing “humanity” lead to the revelations of an unhealed sorrow in Claire’s personal life and, ultimately, the purpose for which Julian has been created. Uncanny Valley explores the painful divide between creator and creation, the inherent unpredictability of consciousness, and how we are redefining what it means to be human in the twenty-first century.

Uncanny Valley will perform at Amherst College on Thursday, March 1, through Saturday, March 3 at 8PM in Webster Hall Studio 3. Admission is free; reservations recommended.

To reserve tickets, please call the Theater and Dance Box Office at (413) 542-2277.

Campus: 
Amherst College
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Free and open to the public.
Contact phone: 
(413) 542-2411

walking with masculinity

Repeats every week 10 times.
Wed, Feb 14 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Wed, Feb 21 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Wed, Feb 28 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Wed, Mar 7 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Wed, Mar 14 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Wed, Mar 21 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Wed, Mar 28 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Wed, Apr 4 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Wed, Apr 11 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Wed, Apr 18 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: 
Kern 202

We invite folks to join us weekly on an open discussion on breaking down and critiquing patriarchy both in the external world and more so within ourselves. We all have various ways of understanding patriarhcy and how it functions. Together we will look at our relationship to masculinity and the impact that it has on our own bodies as well as those around us.

Campus: 
Hampshire College
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Free admission
Contact email: 
aar16@hampshire.edu, admb15@hampshire.edu

Magic Triangle Jazz Series: BassDrumBone

Sun, Feb 11 2018 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Old Chapel

"The fused nature of the three words is much more than a syntactical gimmick,” writes Raul da Gama. "It represents a true melding of ideas, often a molten mix of lyricism, spritely elegance and vociferous invention that showcases not only individual virtuosity but a truly meaningful coming together for change." 

Mark Helias has performed throughout the world for more than four decades with some of the most important and innovative musicians in jazz, including Don Cherry, Edward Blackwell, Anthony Davis, Dewey Redman, Anthony Braxton, Abbey Lincoln, Cecil Taylor and Uri Caine. A prolific composer, Helias has written music for two feature films as well as chamber pieces and works for large ensemble and big band. His orchestra piece “Stochasm” was premiered by the American Composers Orchestra in June of 2011. Twelve recordings of his music have been released since 1984, his latest being The Signal Maker (Intakt). He teaches at Sarah Lawrence College, and SIM (School for Improvisational Music) in Brookyn, NY.

Gerry Hemingway has led a number of ensembles since the mid 1980’s, and has been a member of long standing collaborative groups including Brew with Reggie Workman and Miya Masaoka, as well as duo projects with John Butcher, Ellery Eskelin and Marilyn Crispell. Hemingway is a Guggenheim fellow and has received numerous commissions for chamber and orchestral works as well as his innovative work as a solo performer. He was a member of the Anthony Braxton Quartet between 1983 and 1994 and is also well known for his collaborations with Evan Parker, Cecil Taylor, Mark Dresser, Anthony Davis, Derek Bailey, Leo Smith and many others. He currently lives in Switzerland having joined the faculty of the Hochschule Luzern in 2009.

Ray Anderson has shown remarkable musical range on the slide trombone since his emergence in the 1970’s. Having won numerous Down Beat Critics Polls, he has reawakened interest in the instrument’s expressive possibilities and sonic scope. He has led or co-led and composed for tradition-minded ensembles, experimental groups, big bands, blues and funk projects and even a trombone quartet. He has performed and recorded with Anthony Braxton, David Murray, Dr. John, Luther Allison, Henry Threadgill, John Scofield, Roscoe Mitchell, Sam Rivers' Rivbea Orchestra and countless others. A Guggenheim Fellow, Anderson is a gifted teacher and has been the Director of Jazz Studies at Stony Brook University since 2003.

"The story keeps unfolding for this fabled trio that released its first outing in 1978” writes Glenn Astarita. “With rest stops along the way, the musicians' synergy remains as a source of amazement, coupled with their perpetual creative sparks that sculpt a route embedded with fresh concepts and supreme musicianship." 

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Admission: $15 adults; $7 students
Contact phone: 
413-320-1089
Contact email: 
gsiegel@umass.edu

Spring Bulb Show Opening Lecture 2018

Fri, Mar 2 2018 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: 
Campus Center 208 Multipurpose Room

Stories About Seeds
presented by Tim Johnson,
Director of the Botanic Garden of Smith College, 
and former Head of Preservation at Seed Savers Exchange.
Join us for a journey through time as we explore the evolution of seeds and the emergence of the angiosperm (“vessel seeded”) plant lineage. These flowering plants arose some 125 million years ago. Learn about how the humble skill of seed saving changed the course of human history and about the current work being done to preserve both biodiversity and cultural identities in seed banks.

Followed by a reception at the Lyman Plant House and a preview of the Bulb Show in the illuminated Lyman Conservatory.

Campus: 
Smith College
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Free and open to the public.

JostenLive! Fridays@Five

Fri, Mar 2 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Theatre Library Mendenhall

Ellen Redman, flute, and Jerry Noble, guitar, play Irish airs from Dingle to Donegal to celebrate the season of green. JostenLive! is a patron-driven performance series that celebrates the creative work of library users and the acoustic brilliance of Josten's Mezzanine. Free of charge and open to all!

Campus: 
Smith College
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Free and open to the public.

'Pa'Lante' Latinx Cultural Festival

Fri, Mar 2 2018 - 5:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: 
Davis Student Center Ballroom

Pa'Lante is Latin American Students' Organization's (formerly Nosotr@s) annual celebration of Latinx culture. This event focuses more on the political aspects of Latinidad and Latinx identity. Please join us for food, performances, and a great learning opportunity.

Campus: 
Smith College
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