Friday, November 4
The Victims, Perpetrators, Eyewitnesses, and Survivors: Life After War exhibition will be on display in the James W. Palmer III Gallery, College Center, through November 18. The exhibition features the photographs of Amy Kaslow ’81, P’15, who has chronicled the stories of lives disrupted by war in Africa, the Middle East, and elsewhere.
The Universal Collection: A Mark Dion Project exhibition will be on display at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center through December 11. Dion is a visual artist known for his “cabinets of curiosities” that incorporate found objects into site-specific installations. The objects will be comprised of items drawn from the collections of the Art Center, Special Collections, and Vassar College Artifacts Project.
Ubu Roi will be performed at the Susan Stein Shiva Theater at 8:00pm on November 3 and 4. One of the most excessive political caricatures, the character Ubu Roi deals with the cruelty of despots and the stupidity of the human condition.
The women’s volleyball team will compete in the Liberty League semifinals at 4:00pm in the Kenyon Hall Gymnasium.
Saturday, November 5
The annual Debate Tournament will take place at 8:00am in the Sanders Physics seminar and lecture rooms. This year’s event brings high school students from across New England.
The Vassar College Women’s Chorus will perform at 8:00pm at the Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall, Skinner Hall. The chorus will perform works from Ko Matsushita, Morten Lauridsen, Gwyneth Walker, and Jocelyn Hagen.
The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will compete against Skidmore College at 1:00pm at Kresge Pool, Walker Field House. The Liberty League championship in women’s field hockey will take place at 2:00pm at the Prentiss Sports Complex. The men’s alumni volleyball game will begin at 7:00pm in the Kenyon Hall Gymnasium.
Sunday, November 6
The Escher String Quartet will perform at 3:00pm at the Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall, Skinner Hall. The concert will feature Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 44, No. 1; Bartók’s String Quartet No. 2, Op. 17; and Dvořák’s Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op. 81, B. 155, with faculty member Todd Crow.
Monday, November 7
A Shakespeare anniversary reception will begin at 5:00pm in the Rose Parlor, Main Building. The event will include conversations with four alumnae/i (Elizabeth Rivlin ’92, Matt Hunter ’08, Kate Abbruzzese ’08, and Bill Barclay ’03) who are working with Shakespeare professionally as scholars and practitioners. The panel will be followed by a reception and a concert of Shakespeare’s music by members of the Madrigal Singers.
Tuesday, November 8
The William Gifford Lecture, featuring author Chang-rae Lee, will begin at 6:00pm in the Taylor Hall 203 Auditorium. Lee is the author of the novels Native Speaker, A Gesture Life, Aloft, On Such a Full Sea, and The Surrendered, which won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist.
Thursday, November 10
Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play will be performed at 7:00pm on November 10–12 at the Susan Stein Shiva Theater. The dark comedy by Anne Washburn follows a group of post-civilization survivors whose shared stories of The Simpsons eventually become the myths and legends from which new forms of performance are created.
DJ pioneer Grand Wizard Theodore will give a showcase and workshop about the importance of DJing in hip-hop culture at 7:00pm in the Rockefeller Hall 200 Auditorium.
Saturday, November 12
The Vassar College Choir will perform Haydn’s Missa in Angustiis, with an orchestral accompaniment, at 8:00pm at the Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall, Skinner Hall.
The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will compete against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at 1:00pm at Kresge Pool, Walker Field House.
Sunday, November 13
The Vassar College and Community Wind Ensemble, conducted by James Osborn, will perform at 3:00pm at the Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall, Skinner Hall.
The Vassar Invitational for men’s and women’s fencing will begin at 10:00am at Walker Field House.
Monday, November 14
The discussion Breaking Barriers: Trans Inclusion in Sports will take place at 5:30pm in the Villard Room, College Center. Speaker Chris Mosier will talk about his personal experiences navigating the sports world as a transgender athlete who competed at elite levels as a female athlete in the triathlon and duathlon as well as other related topics.
Tuesday, November 15
The women’s basketball team will play SUNY New Paltz at 6:00pm at the Athletics and Fitness Center. The men’s team will follow at 8:00pm.
Thursday, November 17
Music on the Bridge, a chamber music recital, will begin at noon at the Bridge for Laboratory Sciences indoor café.
The final showings of the Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre’s first performances of completed works for the 2016–17 season will take place at 8:00pm on November 17–19. Each evening will feature pieces choreographed by faculty, students, and guest choreographers. For reservations, email email@example.com or call (845) 437-5541.
Friday, November 18
The men’s basketball Tip-Off Tournament will begin with Vassar vs. Johnson State College at 6:00pm, followed by Vassar vs. Keuka College at 8:00pm, at the Athletics and Fitness Center.
The Barefoot Monkeys Fall Indoor Show will take place at 8:00pm on November 18 and 19 in the Sanders Classroom Building, Spitzer Auditorium, Room 212.
Saturday, November 19
The Vassar College Orchestra, conducted by Eduardo Navega, will perform at 8:00pm at the Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall, Skinner Hall.
The men’s and women’s USA Rugby playoffs will take place at 10:00am on November 19 and 20 at the Outdoor Space Rugby Field at the Farm and the Prentiss Sports Complex. The men’s and women’s squash teams will play Connecticut College and Haverford College at 11:00am at the Kenyon Hall Squash Courts. The men’s basketball Tip-Off Tournament consolation game will begin at 2:00pm, followed by the championship game at 4:00pm, at the Athletics and Fitness Center.
Sunday, November 20
The Vassar College Madrigal Singers, conducted by Drew Minter, will perform at 3:00pm at the Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall, Skinner Hall. The group will perform the music of Byrd, Allegri, Purcell, Poulenc, Thompson, Distler, Mealor, Gjeilo, and others.
The men’s and women’s fencing teams will compete in the Matt Lampell Hudson River Invite at 10:00am at Walker Field House.
Tuesday, November 22
The men’s basketball team will play SUNY Maritime College at 6:00pm at the Athletics and Fitness Center.
Monday, November 28
The women’s basketball team will play William Paterson University at 6:00pm at the Athletics and Fitness Center.
Wednesday, November 30
The women’s basketball team will play Drew University at 6:00pm at the Athletics and Fitness Center.
—Photo of VRDT ©Vassar College-Mark M. Sugino; Vassar College Orchestra ©Vassar College-Karl Rabe; Vassar College Choir ©Vassar College-Michael Nelson; Todd Crow ©Vassar College; Chang-rae Lee ©David Burnett; Escher String Quartet courtesy of the subject.