Events at Reed

Stimulate your intellect! More than 200 public events are offered on the Reed College campus each year, including lectures, concerts, plays, and other programming. All events are free, unless noted otherwise, and our events email will keep you informed.

August 8

Summer Bon-Bons! An All Strings Classical Event

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

Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra presents a concert featuring Telemann's Concerto Polonois, Hamerik's Symphony No. 6 "Symphonie Spirituelle," plus additional works by Whitacre, Warlock, Elgar, and Tchaikovsky.


September 2–November 8

Cooley Gallery Exhibition: Confessions

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

Featuring the work of Portland-based artist Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Confessions is a collective endeavor that seeks transparency about the distinctions between collecting, curating, and making, while exploring related concerns such as the care, circulation, and preservation of works of art.


September 5–7

Shakespeare in the Park: The Taming of the Shrew

Saturday–Monday, 3 p.m., Great Lawn in front of Eliot Hall

Patrick Walsh, director of this Portland Actors Ensemble production, describes The Taming of the Shrew as a story of two outsiders (Kate and Petruchio), initially relating to one another as members of an industrialized society in which one’s worth is viewed in terms of ownership.


September 26

Reed College 5K FUNd Run-Walk for Neighborhood Schools

Saturday, 9–11:30 a.m.

Support local school children by participating in the fourth annual Reed College 5K FUNd Run/Walk for neighborhood schools.


September 29

Artist Talk: Jessica Jackson Hutchins

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

Portland-based artist Jessica Jackson Hutchins speaks in conjunction with Confessions, an exhibition of her work currently showing at the Cooley Gallery.


October 28

Lecture: José Antonio Mazzotti, “Talking to the Iskonawa of the Amazon: A Trip without Postcolonial Studies”

Wednesday, 4:45 pm., at Psychology 105

Through interdisciplinary research and recent fieldwork, this talk, sponsored by the Reed Spanish department, will present an ongoing project that documents an endangered community: the Iskonawa of the Peruvian central Amazon forest. The Iskonawa oral tradition is full of knowledge about nature and survival strategies that speak volumes about the environment and the possibility of coexistence among humans and between humans and nature. However, like all indigenous societies in Latin America, the Isknonawa are threatened by deforestation, contamination, crime and drug trafficking.