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Events at Reed

  • trumpeteer playing
  • dancers
  • art exhibit
  • play scene
  • cast bowing

We look forward to welcoming you to campus for the array of lectures, concerts, plays, and other programming presented throughout the year. All events listed below are open to the public and are free, unless noted otherwise.

If you are planning to attend an event and need accommodations or assistance with access, please call conference and events planning at 503/777-7522.

August 25–September 18

Exhibition: Laura Heit, Two Ways Down

Edith Feldenheimer Gallery, Studio Art Building

Opening reception: Tuesday, September 9, 4-6 p.m.

Artist's talk: Thursday, September 18, 4 p.m.

This exhibition features a hand-drawn animated installation and film, Two Ways Down, by experimental filmmaker and performance artist Laura Heit.

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September 2–October 19

Cooley Gallery Exhibition: Stacy

Tuesday–Sunday, noon–5 p.m., Cooley Gallery, Hauser Memorial Library

Reception: Friday, September 12, 4–8 p.m.

The Cooley Gallery is proud to present Stacy, a commissioned project by visionary queer feminist performance artist Wynne Greenwood.

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September 9

Lecture: Iris Müller-Westermann

Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Eliot Hall chapel

Iris Müller-Westermann, senior curator of international art at Moderna Museet in Stockholm, lectures on the work of pioneering Swedish abstract artist Hilma af Klint.

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September 11

Sex, Gender, and Sexuality Symposium Lecture: Lauren Berlant, "Structures of Unfeeling: Mysterious Skin"

Thursday, 7 p.m., Vollum lecture hall

Lauren Berlant, George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor in the English department at the University of Chicago, talks about flat affect, anachronism, and the history of the present.

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September 18

Visiting Writer Series: Lynne Tillman

Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Performing Arts Building 320

The Reed English department welcomes you to a reading by Lynne Tillman is a novelist, short-story writer, and critic.

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September 20

Reed College Community Day

Saturday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., various locations on campus

Celebrate the glorious Reed College campus at our annual Community Day event. Alumni, neighbors, and friends of all ages are welcome to join us for a day of music, food, and fun.

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September 26–28

Juggling Festival 2014

Friday, 6 p.m., to Sunday, 3 p.m., sports center

Presented by the Portland Juggling Club, the festival is one of the largest regional juggling events in the United States.

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October 5

Portland Baroque Orchestra: Arias, Duets, and Concerti Grossi by G.F. Handel

Sunday, 3 p.m., Kaul Auditorium

Free preconcert talk: 2 p.m.

Alexander Weimann, guest director and harpsichord
, Amanda Forsythe, soprano
, and Hannah Penn, mezzo-soprano, present show-stopping arias and sumptuous duets by G.F. Handel.

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October 9

Visiting Writer Series: Bruce Smith

Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Performing Arts Building 320

The Reed English department welcomes you to a reading by poet Bruce Smith.

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October 15

Lecture: Alexandra Stern, “The Legacy of Eugenics in the Contemporary Era of Human Genomics”

Wednesday, 4:30 p.m., Psychology 105

Alexandra Stern is a historian of science and medicine and a professor in obstetrics and gynecology, American culture, and history at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

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October 30

Visiting Writer Series: Stacey Levine

Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Performing Arts Building 320

The Reed English department welcomes you to a reading by fiction writer Stacey Levine.

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October 30

Lecture and Demonstration: Ralph Lemon

Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Massee Performance Lab, Performing Arts Building

Acclaimed choreographer, director, writer, conceptualist and installation artist, Ralph Lemon, speaks about his work.

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November 7 & 8, 13–15

Reed Theatre: Marisol

Friday & Saturday, Thursday–Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Diver Studio Theatre, Performing Arts Building

Marisol, by José Rivera, is directed by Prof. Catherine Ming T'ien Duffly, 
with costume design by thesis candidate Helena Pennington.

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November 20

Visiting Writer Series: Mary Szybist

Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Eliot Hall chapel

The Reed English department welcomes you to a reading by poet Mary Szybist.

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November 23

Portland Baroque Orchestra: Bohemium Trumpets and Stylus Fantasticus

Sunday, 3 p.m., Kaul Auditorium

Free preconcert talk: 2 p.m.

Monica Huggett, director and violin, brings together rarely heard virtuoso music for trumpets and strings from Bohemia alongside evocative music in the “fantastic style” popular in Italian and Germanic lands in the 1600s, with Kris Kwapis and Bruno Lourensetto on baroque trumpets.

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February 15

Portland Baroque Orchestra: Mozart's Clarinet and Grand Sextet

Sunday, 3 p.m., Kaul Auditorium

Free preconcert talk: 2 p.m.

Monica Huggett, director and violin, and 
Eric Hoeprich, the world’s foremost period clarinetist, perform one of Mozart’s most popular works.

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February 19

Visiting Writer Series: Claudia Rankine

Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Performing Arts Building 320

The Reed English department welcomes you to a reading by poet and playwright Claudia Rankine.

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February 23

Friends of Chamber Music: Jordi Savall with Hespèrion XXI and Guests, “Istanbul–Constatinople”

Monday, 7:30 p.m,. Kaul Auditorium

Jordi Savall, one of the most multifariously gifted musicians of his generation and a revered viola da gamba player, is one of the principal architects of the current revaluation of historical music.

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February 26

Visiting Writer Series: Yona Harvey

Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Performing Arts Building 320

The Reed English department welcomes you to a reading by poet Yona Harvey.

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March 5

Visiting Writer Series: Jen Bervin

Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Performing Arts Building 320

The Reed English department welcomes you to a presentation by Jen Bervin.

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March 21 & 22

Portland Gay Men's Chorus: Celebrate the Journey

Saturday, 8 p.m. & Sunday, 3 p.m., Kaul Auditorium

Concert details forthcoming. More on Portland Gay Men's Chorus.

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April 2

Visiting Writer Series: Leanne Shapton

Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Performing Arts Building 320

The Reed English department welcomes you to a presentation by Leanne Shapton.

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April 10 & 11, 16–18

Reed Theatre: Two by Ionesco

Thursday & Friday, Thursday–Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Diver Studio Theatre, Performing Arts Building

The Bald Soprano and The Lesson are directed by Prof. Kate Bredeson with performances by thesis candidate Colin Trevor and additional direction by thesis candidate Gracie Rittenberg.

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April 24

Friends of Chamber Music: Chanticleer, “The Gypsy in My Soul”

Friday, 7:30 p.m., Kaul Auditorium

Chanticleer is known for the seamless blend of its 12 male voices ranging from countertenor to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz, and from gospel to venturesome new music.

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April 26

Portland Baroque Orchestra: Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Sunday, 3 p.m., Kaul Auditorium

Free preconcert talk: 2 p.m.

Monica Huggett, director and violin soloist, celebrates her 20th season at Portland Baroque Orchestra with a Pacific Northwest tour of Four Seasons.

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