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.

Ongoing through April 30

Mathematics Department Lecture Series: Math Talks

Thursdays, 4:10 pm, Physics 123

The Reed mathematics department invites you to attend their ever-popular weekly colloquia.


Ongoing through May 10

Cooley Gallery Exhibition: E.O. Hoppé: Studio, Society, and Street Photography, 1909–1945

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

Emil Otto Hoppé (1878–1972) was one of the most important art and documentary photographers of the modern era, and his artistic accomplishments rivaled those of his peers, Alfred Stieglitz (1864–1946), Edward Steichen (1879–1973), and Walker Evans (1903–1975). The exhibition includes vintage prints that reveal the breadth of his interests and travels and his intimate relationship with the Ballets Russes and the era's most accomplished writers and artists. It marks the rediscovery of Hoppé as a pivotal figure in modernist art.


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.


April 27

Lecture: Stamos Metzidakis, "Travels with Etienne: Recollecting French America"

Monday, 4:45 p.m., ETC 208

Stamos Metzidakis, professor of French and comparative literature at Washington University in St. Louis, has research interests in French and Francophone poetry, prose poetry, literary theory, and North American French history and culture. He is the author of Repetition and Semiotics: Interpreting Prose Poems and Difference Unbound: The Rise of Pluralism in Literature and Criticism, and editor and coauthor of a volume of essays, Understanding French Poetry: Essays for a New Millenium.


April 30

Lecture: Debra Fischer, “Searching for other Earths: The Next Frontier for Exoplanet Science”

Thursday, 7 p.m., Vollum lecture hall

One of the great successes of modern astronomy was the discovery of a Jupiter-mass planet orbiting the sunlike star, 51 Pegasi in 1995. Since then, hundreds of planets and planetary systems have been detected; however, most would not be habitable for carbon-based life as we know it. The next frontier for exoplanet science is the discovery of analogs of Earth, laden with oceans of water.


May 8

Exhibition: Studio Art Senior Theses

Weekdays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., weekends, 1–5 p.m.; Studio Art, Edith Feldenheimer Gallery

Exhibition: Studio Art Senior Theses
Peruse the art created by Reed seniors for their theses in studio art.


May 8 & 9

Spring Dance Concert

Friday & Saturday, 7 p.m., Greenwood Performance Stage

The Reed dance department invites you to enjoy an evening of performance by students and faculty, and by guest choreographers Alexander Dones, Laura Haney, and James Healey.


May 30 & 31

Conference: “Equivariant and Motivic Homotopy Theory”

Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m., PAB

This conference will focus on the interplay and parallelisms between equivariant and motivic homotopy theory, providing a forum in which researchers can share insights and techniques from both disciplines.


June 27

Concert: Piazzolla and After—Argentine Tango Today

7 p.m., Kaul Auditorium

The world-renowned artistic faculty of Tango for Musicians at Reed College comes straight from Buenos Aires and joins Chamber Music Northwest festival artists for a celebration of the urgently expressive music that is contemporary tango.