Arts Buzz: November 14, 2016 | Work of Arts
Arts Buzz: November 14, 2016 | Work of Arts

Arts Buzz: November 14, 2016

A weekly roundup of Arts news and must-see events

This week in Arts Buzz: a little Brahms, a dash of Schumann, and a dose of hard reality as our experts weigh in on the US election results.  


› Studio Theatre’s production of Twelfth Night begins on November 24. The Bard’s gender-bending comedy of mistaken identity and romantic vision is not to be missed! 


› Experience beloved pieces of the chamber music repertory from the Romantic Period with Schumann & Brahms, Sunday, November 27 at 8 p.m., Convocation Hall.


folkwaysAlive! @noon series presents a free film screening of Broadcast: A Man and His Dream (2014), a film by Jordan Nance. This documentary tells the story of Ralph Epperson and the legendary WPAQ radio station. Wednesday, November 16, 12-1 p.m., 3-47 Arts Building.

› Join artists Ivan Coyote & Vivek Shraya for Pretty Good: a Show, where they perform brand new material from their new books Tomboy Survival Guide and The Boy & the Bindi. Wednesday, November 16, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Humanities L-1. 

› Want to travel to Greece or Italy? Join History & Classics for their Archeology Field School Information Session this Thursday, November 17 from 3-4 p.m., Tory 2-58.

folkwaysalive› Continuing with this theme – the Ancient Greece at the Movies series continues with Elektra – Michael Cacoyannis’ adaptation of a Euripides tragedy. Saturday, November 19, 1 p.m., Tory Breezeway 1.

› Vegans and Vegetarians of the University of Alberta Speaker Series presents The Case for Veganism on Harm Reducing Grounds with Howard Nye (Philosophy), this Thursday, November 17 at 5:30-7:30 p.m., Telus Centre 150.

› We invite all alumni and friends of the University of Alberta to join us for Italian Mosaic: Tuscany & Umbria – nine days of academic discussion and adventures in Italy! Tour Director Helena Fracchia and professors of the Faculty of Arts’ School in Cortona, Italy, will guide you through a fascinating exploration of central Italy. Registration is now open!


› Several of our faculty members have weighed in on the results of the US Election, including What a Trump administration means for Canada and three U of A political scientists offer thoughts on why Donald Trump’s rise to power was more likely than it seemed.

› Sleep is like sex—we aren’t getting enough. From Sleeping Beauty to stressed students, what happens under the covers tells us much about ourselves, says political philospher Cressida Heyes.

› We need to stop criticizing each other for expressing emotions, says our Arts Work Experience blogger Matana Skoye, a fourth year Political Science and Women’s & Gender Studies student.

› Once again, Undergraduate Student Services is hosting the Toasty Toes Sock Drive with a goal of collecting 2016 pairs of socks for the clients of the Bissell Centre! Drop off your new pairs of socks or non-perishable food items to the USS Office in 1-17 Humanities by Friday, December 9.

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