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5 things to do this weekend

November 8, 2017

Jeanette Colby, the University calendar editor, offers a selection of events and activities to do this weekend. Browse, discover, and share upcoming events on the University Events Calendar.

#1: Get a glimpse into the creative lives of Rochesterians

The Memorial Art Gallery will celebrate the private hobbies and creative lives of Rochesterians in its continuing series “Hidden Passions: Inspiring Conversations about Hyphenated Lives” on Thursday, November 9. The program begins at 7 p.m., on Thursday evening and will feature Miguel Cardona Jr., professor and coffee cup sketcher; and Jacob Rakovan, a craft cocktail bartender and poetry curator. Tickets are $7.50 and include admission to the museum. Admission to the Memorial Art Gallery is free for University faculty, staff, and students with ID.


#2: Celebrate Polish culture, cinema

The Polish Film Festival series continues this weekend with a screening of Jan Matuszynski’s The Last Family on Friday, November 10. The film chronicles the story of Poland’s famous artistic family: legendary painter Zdzislaw Beksinski, his wife, Zofia and their son Tomas, a music critic and translator. The film begins at 7 p.m. On Saturday, November 11, see a screening of The Art of Love: The Story of Michalina Wislocka—a tale of the famous Polish gynecologist and sexologist and her textbook, The Art of Love. The film begins at 3 p.m. See more films happening over the weekend. The festival is supported and organized by the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies. Tickets are $9 for general admission ($7 for students and seniors) and are available at the Little’s box office.

#3: Get seats for Eastman Philharmonia performance

The Eastman Philharmonia will perform at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater on Friday, November 10. The orchestra ensemble, conducted by Neil Varon, is made up of third- and fourth-year undergraduates and graduate students. The program includes Elgar’s Enigma Variations and Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1. The concert is free and open to the public.

#4: Watch football finale, honor veterans at Fauver Stadium

Rochester and Hobart College will meet for the 110th time when the Yellowjackets host the Statesmen at Fauver Stadium on Saturday, November 11. In the pre-game activities, the Yellowjackets will honor their eight seniors making their final home appearance. It’s also Military Appreciation Day with a pre-game tailgate hosted by the Veterans Alliance.  The game begins at noon and admission is free.

#5: Learn about Egyptian architecture, art studies

The Memorial Art Gallery presents the guest lecture “Domesticating Empire: Egyptian Landscapes in the Casa dell’Efebo, Pompeii,” on Sunday, November 12. This year’s speaker for the Nancy S. and Peter O. Brown Guest Lectureship in Art & Architecture is Caitlin Barrett, assistant professor in the Department of Classics at Cornell University. Barrett will present her ongoing work on the Nilotic fresco in the outdoor triclinium (dining room) of Pompeii’s Casa dell’Efebo (House of the Ephebus), as well as its larger garden setting. This work will appear as part of her forthcoming book on the appearance and meaning of Nilotic wall paintings and mosaics in Roman domestic contexts. The talk, which begins at 2 p.m., is included with museum admission; and free for members of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA).

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