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Events scheduled for Monday, December 4 (after 5 p.m.), through Monday, January 8 (before 5 p.m.)



December 5--"What's Up" Lecture. Marlene Hamann-Whitmore, assistant curator of education, speaks on "By the Sea: Beach Scenes by Morris Kantor, Milton Avery, and Reginald Marsh." Free with gallery admission. Auditorium, 5:30 p.m.

December 5--Thys Yool. Be transported to 15th-century England as the Genesee Early Music Society presents the Christmas story in chants, carols, drama, and dance. Reservations required; for tickets, call the gallery at ext. 3072. Fountain Court, 7 p.m.

December 8, 15, 22, 29--Jazz Fridays at the MAG. Start the weekend at the gallery with live music and extended exhibition hours. See works by legendary artists, listen to live music, sip a cocktail, or enjoy dinner at Cutler's Restaurant, before or after visiting the gallery. Admission fee; free to students with University ID. December 8: Eastman Faculty Jazz Trio (Harold Danko, Jeff Campbell, and Rich Thompson), 6-8:30 p.m. December 15: Bob Stata Trio, 6:30-8:30 p.m. December 22: Josh Rutner Trio, 6-8:30 p.m. December 22: Bob Stata Trio, 6-8:30 p.m.

December 10--Second Sundays Concert. Enjoy gospel music from around the world performed by AKOMA African American Women's Choir. This performance is presented in conjunction with The Art of William Edmondson. Auditorium, 3:30 p.m.

December 12--Archaeology Lecture: "Whose Mummy Are You?" Peter O. Brown, attorney and member of the gallery's Board of Managers, explores the 3,300-year-old mystery of a tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings. Free with gallery admission; gallery admission free to Archaeological Institute of America and gallery members. Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

December 13--Art à la Carte. Choreographer Garth Fagan, who recently won a Tony Award for The Lion King, speaks on art and dance. Admission fee includes lecture, luncheon, and a tour. Reservations required; call the gallery at ext. 3018. Auditorium and Bausch & Lomb Parlor, noon-2 p.m.

December 19--Gallery Talk. Enjoy a talk and informal walk-through of Woodblock Prints by James Havens: A Centennial Celebration. Free with gallery admission. Lockhart Gallery, 7:30 p.m.

December 26--Kwanzaa Celebration. Celebrate Kwanzaa, the African-American cultural holiday, with music, dance, refreshments, ceremony, tours, and hands-on art activities. Free and open to the public. 4-8 p.m.


At Memorial Art Gallery--x5-3081;

Gallery Highlights Tour-- Free with gallery admission. Meet at the admission desk. December 5, 12, 19, 6:30 p.m.

Exhibition Tour-- Highlights from The Art of William Edmondson. Free with gallery admission. Meet at the admission desk. December 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 2 p.m.

December 8-March 4--Woodblock Prints by James Havens: A Centennial Celebration. Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of James Havens (1900-1960), one of Rochester's best loved and most influential printmakers. Trained in art at the University and at RIT, Havens was particularly well known for his atmospheric woodblock prints. This exhibition features 40 prints from the collections of the gallery and the Strong Museum. Pavilion.

Through December 16--Children's Art from Novgorod. This exhibition marks the 10th anniversary of the Sister Cities partnership between Rochester and Novgorod, Russia. Fifty paintings and drawings by Russian children and teens celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Russian literary hero Alexander Pushkin. Lucy Burne Gallery.

Through January 6--The Art of William Edmondson. In 1937, William Edmondson, a folk carver from Nashville, Tenn., became the first African-American ever awarded a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. Today, he's hailed as a pioneer of modernism and one of the most important self-taught sculptors of the 20th century. This exhibition--the first Edmondson retrospective to travel nationally--includes 41 limestone sculptures whose subjects range from Biblical sources to popular culture and folklore. Also on display are photographs of the artist and his work. Grand Gallery.

Through February 4--Crèches from Around the World: The Earl Kage Collection. The manger scene by its many names--French crèche, Italian presepio, German Krippe, Spanish belèn, or Southwest American nacimiento--has for hundreds of years been part of family Christmas celebrations. And for hundreds of years artists have been adding their own endearing touches to nativity scenes set in their own day and time. Again this holiday season, art collector Earl Kage treats gallery audiences to an exhibit of crèches from his extensive collection. The four dozen examples--from Latin America, Europe, the Far East, and the United States--include three works that are new to the Kage collection.

Through 2001--About Face: Copley's Portrait of a Colonial Silversmith. In this interactive installation families can learn about John Singleton Copley, the most famous portrait painter in Colonial America, and his friend, silversmith Nathaniel Hurd, whom Copley painted. The installation offers a view of life in Colonial Boston. Dorothy McBride Gill Education Center.

At Rush Rhees Library

Through January 24--Recent Work by Kitty Hubbard. Hubbard teaches photography at the University, is an adjunct lecturer in SUNY Brockport's art department, and is assistant program coordinator at Visual Studies Workshop. Art and Music Library Gallery, ground floor. Gallery hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, noon-10 p.m.

Through January 31--Camelot 2000: A Millennial Exhibition. Arthurian books, art, and artifacts from the collection of Alan Lupack and Barbara Tepa Lupack. The exhibit occupies 33 cases in the Friedlander Lobby, the Great Hall, the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, and the Robbins Library. It demonstrates the range of Arthurian material by displaying everything from 16th-century books to comic books, from original letters to movie memorabilia, from paintings and drawings to advertisements and toys. Robbins Library hours: Monday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Rare Books and Special Collections: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Great Hall and Friedlander Lobby: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-1 a.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-1 a.m.

At Hartnett Gallery--(Wilson Commons) x5-4188;

Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

Through January 28--Durable Goods. Features linoleum block prints and sculptural work by Allen C. Topolski, associate professor of art and studio coordinator at the University.

At Eastman School of Music--x4-1350,

Through December 15--An Eastman Portrait: Through the Eyes of Louis Ouzer. Features 20 historic, candid views of Eastman faculty, staff, and students selected from the thousands of black-and-white images that Ouzer has taken during the past six decades. Sibley Music Library. Library hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 1-11 p.m. (Hours are subject to change; changes will be posted in and around the library.)

At the Medical Center's Arthur Kornberg Medical Research Building

Through December 7--Faces of AIDS. Portraits by noted New York photographer Harvey Stein of individuals who are living with AIDS. The exhibit, sponsored by the University's AIDS Center and AIDS Rochester, Inc., is the culmination of a five-year project and is presented in conjunction with World AIDS Day, December 1. Viewing hours are 1-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday.


December 5--Thirteen Days, 9 p.m, Hubbell Auditorium in Hutchison Hall. Sneak preview sponsored by Student Activities Office and UR Cinema Group. Free, but door passes are required; available at Wilson Commons Information Desk. For more information, call x5-5911.

University Cinema All films shown in Hoyt Hall auditorium unless otherwise noted. Tickets available in advance at the Common Market, Wilson Commons. For more information call x5-5911.

December 8--Godzilla 2000, 7 p.m., 9:15 p.m., 11:30 p.m.

December 9--Mad about Mambo, 7 p.m., 9:15 p.m., 11:30 p.m.

Camelot 2000 series

December 5--Knightriders. A troupe of modern knights jousts on motorcycles at Renaissance fairs in an attempt to maintain their freedom and their values. (1981)

December 12--First Knight. Based on a story by 12th-century French author Chrétien de Troyes, this 1995 film recounts the romantic aspects of the Arthurian legend in a new and very American version.


December 7-10, 14-16--Exquisite Torture. Charles Ludlam's play presents the story of a fading, impoverished, and love-wracked Italian aristocrat and his passionate attraction to a woman he thought was lost to him forever but now has possibly been found. Based on Salvador Dali's remarkable novel Hidden Faces, the production blends Jean Genet's The Maids and Luigi Pirandello's As You Desire Me. Ludlam's idiosyncratic farce promises to be a hilarious and dramatic hit. Directed by Nigel Maister, ITP associate director. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, by calling x5-4088, or at Todd Theater, Todd Union. December 7-9, 14-16, 8 p.m.; December 10, 3 p.m.

December 12, 14--Ships of Dreams. Students in the Musical Theater Workshop course, who have spent the semester learning how to sing theater songs, how to act a song, and the basics of musical theater performance, will present the revue as their "final exam." Lower Strong Auditorium. December 12 and 14, 8 p.m. For more information contact the Department of Music, x5-2828.


Eastman School of Music--x4-1110; (* tickets required)

December 4--Eastman School Wind Orchestra. James Ripley, Nancia D'Alimonte, and Evan Feldman, conductors. Music of Jacob, Benson, Broege, and Hovhaness. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

December 5--Kilbourn Concert Series.* New York New Music Ensemble. Romanticism/Modernism. Music of Festinger, Dawe, Rakowski, Druckman, and Melinda Wagner. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

December 6--Eastman School Symphony Orchestra. Nancia D'Alimonte and Christine Myers, conductors. Music of Dvorák and Copland. Eastman Theatre, 8 p.m.

December 8--Eastman Wind Ensemble. Donald Hunbserger, conductor. Nicole Cabell, soprano soloist. Music of Bach, Hanson, Syler, Hindemith, Rogers, and Gershwin. Eastman Theatre, 8 p.m.

December 9--Eastman Chamber Orchestra. Brad Lubman and Christine Myers, conductors. Paul Merkelo, trumpet soloist. Music of Haydn, Wuorinen, and Liptak. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

December 10--Eastman-Rochester Chorus/Philharmonia. William Weinert and Daniel Bara, conductors. Music of Schubert and Brahms. Eastman Theatre, 3 p.m.

December 11--Eastman Women's Chorale. Susan Conkling, conductor. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

December 12--OSSIA. Music of MacDonald, Rivello, Morris, and Brookmeyer. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

December 13--Musica Nova. Brad Lubman, conductor. Lisa Moore, guest pianist. Music of Martin Bresnick. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

River Campus

"Music on the River Campus" Series
December 9--University of Rochester Chamber Orchestra. David Harman, conductor. The program includes Overture to the Barber of Seville by Rossini; Verdi's La Traviata: Prelude to Act 3; and Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G Minor. Strong Auditorium, 8 p.m.

December 10--Gospel Choir.* Alvin Parris III, conductor. Strong Auditorium, 8 p.m.


Noon Hour Health Bites
December 12--Occupational Illness in New York State and The Experience of Illness. Kim Schmidt and Mary Ellen Gaynor offer a two-part presentation that explores high-risk professions, ways to seek help in New York State, and the experience of illness from an emotional perspective. Schmidt provides clinical social work services and Gaynor serves as Community Occupational Health Nurse Specialist at Finger Lakes Occupational Health Services. URMC-K-207 (MDL 2-6408), noon-1 p.m.

CPR Classes--Offered by the Office for Educational Resources. To register and for more information call x5-7666 as soon as possible, as classes fill up quickly. Payment is required one week in advance. The American Heart Association's manual, required for original courses, is available in Room 2-7520 for a fee.

December 8--Basic Life Support Refresher Course (must attend one three-hour session). Medical Center, Room 2-7500. 1-4 p.m.

December 14--Basic Life Support Refresher Course (must attend one three-hour session). Medical Center, Room 2-7500, 5:30-8:30 p.m..

Informational Seminars on Laser Vision Correction--Ophthalmologist Scott MacRae offers an open question-and-answer session. Sponsored by Strong Vision. Free. Call x3-2020 to make a reservation.

December 13--100 Meridian Centre, Ste. 125, 6 p.m.


River Campus Interfaith Chapel--x5-4321

Roman Catholic Mass
Sunday Mass: December 10, 17, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; December 24, 6 p.m.
Mass: December 5, 12, 5:15 p.m.; December 7, 11, 14, 12:15 p.m.; December 23, 5 p.m.

Interdenominational Worship Service
December 10, 3 p.m., sanctuary

Protestant Chapel Service
December 10, 17, 5 p.m., sanctuary

Medical Center Interfaith Chapel

Roman Catholic Mass
December 10, 24, 11:15 a.m., December 6, 11, 13, 20, 22, 27, 12:30 p.m.

Roman Catholic Communion Service
December 8, 15, 29, 12:30 p.m.

Interdenominational Protestant Worship
December 10, 17, 24, 10:15 a.m.


December 5--Lea Jacobs. Film historian Lea Jacobs holds a seminar to discuss her article "The Woman's Picture and the Poetics of Melodrama," in issue 31 of the journal Camera Obscura, and the article "Melodrama and the Woman's Picture" by Steve Neale, in the book Genre and Hollywood. Sponsored by the Susan B. Anthony Institute. For information call x5-8318 or visit Room 361, Rush Rhees Library, 11 a.m.

December 6--Annual holiday reading. Sponsored by the Friends of Rochester Libraries, the evening includes readings by University faculty, students, and community members, as well as other entertainment. Great Hall of Rush Rhees Library, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Reception, 5:30 p.m. Free. For information and reservations, call x5-4461.

Men's & women's track and field--SUNY Geneseo and SUNY Brockport, December 9, noon, Hajim Gym Fieldhouse.

Men's & women's swimming and diving--RIT, December 9, 1 p.m., Speegle-Wilbraham Pool.

Men's basketball--Johns Hopkins University, December 10, 2 p.m., the Palestra; RIT, December 13, 8 p.m., the Palestra.

Women's basketball--Johns Hopkins University, December 10, noon, the Palestra.


Discounts for activities are available to all University staff, faculty, and students through the University Activities Program. All tickets are available at the hospital Cashier's Office and the Customer Service Center in the Susan B. Anthony Halls on the River Campus. The Eastman School and Memorial Art Gallery carry movie theater tickets only. For further information check the University Activities Program flier or call x5-7942. The 2000 Winter Brochure for the Activities Program can be accessed at

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