3 Gallery Event. Madison: A History of the Nation’s Oldest Hut, Chris Thayer, White Mountain Facilities Director, Appalachian Mountain Club. 4 p.m. Boyd Hall Room 001. Free. In conjunction with exhibition Guy Shorey: Among the White Hills. Contact: Museum of the White Mountains, Catherine Amidon, email@example.com.
3 Discussion. Why Does Marriage Matter? 7 p.m. Frost Commons. Free. Presentation and discussion of marriage equality. A Queer History Month presentation. Contact: James Whiting, (603) 535-2370; or firstname.lastname@example.org.
4 Sidore Lecture. Sarah Bigney: Who’s Winning, Who’s Losing, and Who’s Writing the Rules? 7 p.m. Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center. Bigney is an organizer with the Maine Fair Trade Campaign. Her talk addresses jobs, immigration and the trade rulebook of corporate globalization. Free tickets are available at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS. Reception follows. Contact: Mark Fischler, (603) 535-3243 or email@example.com.
6 Discussion: Let’s Talk About Sex. 7-8:30 p.m. Frost Commons. Free. Bring your questions and your sense of humor to this R-rated workshop. A Queer History Month presentation. Contact: James Whiting, (603) 535-2370; or firstname.lastname@example.org.
6 Presentation: Hurricanes and the Caribbean: Stormy Relationship? 6-8 p.m. Boyd Hall Room 001. Free. Question and answer opportunities follow. An Hispanic Heritage Month presentation. Contact: Wilson Garcia, (603) 535-2483; or email@example.com.
11 Gallery Reception. Gaetano LaRoche: Painting as an Art. 4-6 p.m. Silver Center. See “Exhibitions” below. Contact: Terry Downs (603) 535-2658; or firstname.lastname@example.org.
11 Concert. Jazz Standard Time. 7 p.m. Studio Theatre. The PSU faculty jazz ensemble performs jazz standards from the past four decades. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS or (800) 779-3869; online at silver.plymouth.edu. Contact: Rik Pfenninger, email@example.com.
13 Eagle Pond Authors’ Series: Marilyn Nelson, poet. 7 p.m. Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center. Free. Nelson is the author or translator of 14 books (three of which were National Book Award nominees) and five chapbooks. Her most recent book of poetry, Sweethearts of Rhythm, was published in 2009. Her children’s book, Snook Alone, was published in 2010. Professor of English Emerita at the University of Connecticut and former Poet Laureate of Connecticut, Nelson is the recipient of the PEN Winship Award, the 1998 Poets’ Prize and the Lenore Marshall Prize. Free tickets are available at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS. A reception and book signing follow the reading. Contact: Diane Jeffrey, firstname.lastname@example.org; (603) 535-2874.
13 Film: Dangerous Living. 7 p.m. Hyde Hall Room 120. Free. Challenges faced by LGBT people in the developing world. A Queer History and Hispanic Heritage Month presentation. Contact: James Whiting, (603) 535-2370; or email@example.com or Wilson Garcia, (603) 535-2483 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
14 Silver Series. Lucy Kaplansky, Singer-Songwriter. 8 p.m. Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts. Lucy Kaplansky is an acclaimed singer-songwriter, as well as a former clinical psychologist, who fuses alt-country, roots, rock and folk music with the warmth and power of her evocative voice. Add funny stories and cogent remarks and self-effacing wit, and you have a deeply satisfying night of entertainment. The New Yorker called Kaplansky “a truly gifted performer with a bag full of enchanting songs.” Tickets are $30 for adults, $28 for seniors and $15 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869; or online at silver.plymouth.edu.
17 Gallery Event: On the Trail of Guy Shorey. 4 p.m. Karl Drerup Art Gallery. Free. Gallery talk with exhibition curator Peter Crane, in conjunction with the exhibition Guy Shorey: Among the White Hills. Contact: Museum of the White Mountains, Catherine Amidon, email@example.com.
18 Reading: Queer Literary Potluck. 7 p.m. Frost Commons. Free. Enjoy dessert and read from or listen to fine literature by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other queer writers. A Queer History Month presentation. Contact Liz Ahl, firstname.lastname@example.org if you can bring a dessert to share.
20-23 Student Theatre: Pippin. Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts. Pippin is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Bob Fosse, who directed the original Broadway production, also contributed to the libretto. The musical uses the premise of a mysterious acting troupe, led by a “Leading Player,” to tell the story of Pippin, a young prince on his search for meaning and significance. The Leading Player orchestrates and embellishes the story, inviting the audience to watch the magic as the story unfolds. Pippin is the 31st longest running show on Broadway, where Ben Vereen won a Tony Award for his portrayal of the Leading Player. Performances are Oct. 20 & 22 at 8 p.m., Oct. 21 at 7 p.m., Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. and Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $19 for adults, $17 for seniors and $15 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869.
20 Film: The Kids are All Right. 7 p.m. Hyde Hall Room 120. Free. Oscar-nominated film about a lesbian couple (Julianne Moore and Annette Bening), and their kids, and the kids’ donor dad (Mark Ruffalo). Contact: James Whiting, (603) 535-2370; or email@example.com.
24 Sidore Lecture. Judy Taylor: The Maine Labor Mural Controversy. 7 p.m. Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center. Taylor will discuss the making of the Maine Labor Mural with an explanation of the history of the individual panels and the recent controversy over the removal of the panels under Governor Paul LePage’s orders. Free tickets are available at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS. Reception follows. Contact: Mark Fischler, (603) 535-3243 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
26 Film. Middle Sexes: Redefining He and She. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., HUB Fireplace Lounge. This documentary video explores transsexuality and intersexuality by looking at the lives of those who do not conform to rigid gender norms by looking at individuals who biologically and/or psychologically do not meet society’s definitions of male or female. A Queer History Month presentation. Contact: James Whiting, (603) 535-2370; or email@example.com.
27 Film: Two Spirits. 7 p.m. Hyde Hall Room 120. The film examines the Navajo two-spirit tradition, which honors individuals who embody both the masculine and feminine, and demonstrates how ancient values can inform (and improve) modern life. A Queer History Month presentation. Contact: James Whiting, (603) 535-2370; or firstname.lastname@example.org.
28 Concert. Preservation Hall Jazz Band. 8 p.m. Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts. Recruiting younger players and expanding its repertoire, the PHJB has modernized its approach while keeping the old-time faith: hiring musicians whose strong links to the pioneers of jazz assure the music’s authenticity. This combination makes for a multigenerational mix with appeal to a range of musical constituencies. Ben Ratliff, writing for the New York Times said, “Even before Hurricane Katrina the Preservation Hall Jazz Band had been reviving. Now, touring heavily, making new records and collaborations … the band has become worth another hearing.” Tickets are $35-25 for adults; $33-23 for seniors and $25-15 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at http://silver.plymouth.edu. Convenience fees apply.
EXHIBITIONS — Contact: Karl Drerup Art Gallery (603) 535-2614.
Oct. 11 through Dec. 10. Gaetano LaRoche: Painting as an Art. Silver Center for the Arts. Opening reception 4-6 p.m. Silver Center. In this exhibition, LaRoche reflects on nature and the beauty of the natural world. While he studies nature, some of his paintings are nonobjective; they do not have an easily seen image. In these paintings, LaRoche’s inspiration for colors, textures and spaces comes from the color of the sky or water, the depth of field or forest, or the texture of a tree or flower. Silver Center hours are Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.–5 p.m.; Weekends, noon–6 p.m. All gallery events are free and open to the public. Contact: (603) 535-2614 or log on to plymouth.edu/gallery.
Through Oct. 22. Guy Shorey: Among the White Hills. Karl Drerup Art Gallery, Draper and Maynard Building. Presented in partnership with the Plymouth State University Museum of the White Mountains. Free.
Guy Shorey was a preeminent photographer in New Hampshire’s North Country in the first half of the 20th century. This exhibition explores Shorey in his various roles: as an observer of his own life and the life of his community at work and at play; as an entrepreneur using the attraction of the local photograph to provide a livelihood and to encourage visitation to his beloved towns of Gorham and Randolph and as an artist whose sense of place and affection for the White Mountains was mirrored in his images and which was evident in Shorey Studio’s tagline, “Among the White Hills.” Curated by Dr. Peter Crane, curator, Mount Washington Observatory Gladys Brooks Memorial Library.
Drerup Gallery Hours are Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Wed., 10 a.m.–8 p.m. and by appointment; closed most PSU holidays. All gallery events are free and open to the public. Contact: Museum of the White Mountains, Catherine Amidon, email@example.com.
1 2011 Faculty Exhibition
3 All New England Choral Festival
4 Silver Series: Benjamin Loeb, piano and Elena Urioste, violin
6 Transcontinental Duo and Master Class
7 Sidore Lecture: Robert Kuttner, Income Inequality in the U.S.
8 Visiting Artist: Loretta Barnett
10 Eagle Pond Authors’ Series: Sharon Olds, poet
13 Silver Series: Bluegrass legend Tim O’Brien
17-20 PSU Theatre: The Watercress
21 All New England Band Festival
29 Student Guitar Ensemble
30 Student Chamber Players