There are lots of reasons to love Connecticut College with so many things to do in the month of February. The following events are open to the public and free unless otherwise noted:
· Jan. 28 through March 6: “Islam in Africa: A Pilgrimage to Touba, Senegal” and “World Views: Ritual and Celebration in Global Culture,” a two-part photo exhibition by photographer and 1976 Connecticut College graduate David Katzenstein. In “World Views,” Katzenstein has captured the daily lives and communal rituals of people on five continents, and in “Islam in Africa,” he chronicles the pilgrimage of Mouride, a Sufi brotherhood based in Senegal who gather in the sacred city of Touba each year. The exhibit is on display in the Cummings Arts Center Galleries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Katzenstein will give a lecture and lead a discussion on Thursday, Feb. 14, at 4:30 p.m. in Room 014, Olin Science Center. Another gallery talk, with a reception to follow, is planned for Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 4:15 p.m., in Cummings Arts Center. For more information, contact the Art Department at (860) 439-2740.
· Feb. 1: “What Makes Someone Latin?: A Conversation about Latinidad,” an interactive and highly audience-based conversation with Jennifer Rudolph, assistant professor of Hispanic studies, about Latin identity within the larger social framework of the U.S. ethno-racial structure, 4 p.m., Coffee Grounds, Katharine Blunt House.
· Feb 1: "Masterpieces of the Romantic and Modern Eras," a Connecticut College Music Faculty Showcase featuring a program of chamber performances exploring the rich musical time period of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, 7:30 p.m., Evans Hall in Cummings Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for seniors and students. For tickets and information, call 860-439-2720.
· Feb. 8: onStage at Connecticut College presents David Dorfman Dance’s "Come, and Back Again," a performance inspired by the underground 90’s Atlanta band, “Smoke,” 8 p.m., Palmer Auditorium. Tickets are $28 for general admission, $25 for seniors and $14 for students. For more information, call 860-439-ARTS (2787) or visit http://onstage.conncoll.edu.
· Feb. 12: Art History Talk: Suzanne Hudson, assistant professor of art history at University of Southern California, will discuss painter Agnes Martin’s abstract artwork in the context of 1960s American spirituality, 4:30 p.m., Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room, Charles E. Shain Library.
· Feb. 17: “Orfeo del violin,” a performance by the Sebastian Chamber Players of Baroque featuring chamber music written by Arcangelo Corelli and his Roman contemporaries. Adjunct Instructor Daniel S. Lee will play violin accompanied by guest musicians Alexander Woods on violin, Ezra Seltzer on cello and Gabriel Shuford on harpsichord, 1 p.m., Harkness Chapel. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors. For more information, call 860-439-2720.
· Feb. 22: onStage at Connecticut College presents Sō Percussion, a Brooklyn-based quartet of musicians who work with today’s most exciting composers to create music that explores all the extremes of emotion and musical possibility, 8 p.m., Evans Hall in Cummings Arts Center. Tickets are $22 for general admission, $20 for seniors and $11 for students. For more information, call 860-439-ARTS (2787) or visit http://onstage.conncoll.edu.
· Feb. 28 – March 2: Connecticut College Dance Club Spring Performance, with choreography and dancing by students, 7:30 p.m., Martha Myers Studio in the College Center at Crozier-Williams. Tickets are $6 for general admission and $4 for students and seniors. For more information, call 860-439-2830.
· Feb. 28 – March 3: “Dead Man's Cell Phone,” a student theater performance of Sarah Ruhl’s play exploring the nature of grief, communication and humanity in a technological age. Directed by Talia Curtin ’13. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28–March 2, with matinee performances at 2 p.m. March 2 and 3, in Tansill Theater. Tickets are $8 for general admission and $6 for students. For more information, call 860-439-2605.
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Situated on the coast of southern New England, Connecticut College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with 1900 students from all across the country and throughout the world. On the college’s 750-acre arboretum campus overlooking Long Island Sound, students and faculty create a vibrant social, cultural and intellectual community enriched by diverse perspectives. The college, founded in 1911, is known for its unique combination of interdisciplinary studies, international programs, funded internships, student-faculty research and service learning. For more information, visit www.connecticutcollege.edu.