Calendar Highlights: April 17, 2008

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

Calendar Highlights: April 17, 2008

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Earth Week continues: SMU’s Earth Week activities continue April 21-22 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center. Pick up a free low-flow showerhead (while supplies last), gather information, and sign up for volunteer opportunities. In addition, you can hear VP for Student Affairs Christine Casey answer questions on SMU’s earth-friendly policies and plans at 12:15 p.m. on Earth Day, April 22.

Underground art: The Meadows Underground Project presents a two-part mini-festival bridging classical, jazz and pop music, produced by Alessio Bax and featuring Bax, Dan Tepfer and the Dan Tepfer Trio, Gabriel Kahane, Chee-Yun, Andrés Díaz and others. “The Art of Improvisation” begins at 8 p.m. April 19 in the O’Donnell Recital Hall, featuring Kahane’s songs and the Dan Tepfer Trio’s improvisations. “Old and New Narratives” takes place at 7 p.m. April 20 in Caruth Auditorium and features Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, as well as Kahane’s celebrated Craigslistlieder – a song cycle based on odd personal posts from Craig’s List. Both venues are in Owen Arts Center, and both events are free.

We go together: The Student Foundation pays homage to the carnival scene in “Grease” with its theme for Mane Event 2008. The entire SMU community can enjoy the food, midway games and festivities at this annual celebration of the last day of class, 3-7 p.m. April 25 on the Main Quad. Get a sneak preview from a student organizer.

Meadows Division of DanceGreatest hits: The Meadows Dance Ensemble presents its biennial “Best of Meadows Dance” at 8 p.m. April 25-26 and 2 p.m. April 27 in the Bob Hope Theatre, Owen Arts Center. The concert will feature the most outstanding original student choreography from the fall and spring Brown Bag concerts and the senior-level showcase. Tickets are $7 for SMU faculty, staff and students. For more information, contact the Meadows Ticket Office, 8-2787 (8-ARTS).

In McFarlin Auditorium:

  • April 18-19: TITAS presents the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet at 8 p.m. both nights. For ticket information, call 214-528-5576.
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Calendar Highlights: April 10, 2008

Art for a cause: SMU will help raise money for refugees of ethnic and political violence as it hosts Art For Darfur 6-9 p.m. April 12 in the Taubman Atrium, Owen Arts Center. The event features a silent art auction with live music and a “Tents of Hope” community art project. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 general admission, $10 to participate in the tent painting. All proceeds benefit the International Rescue Committee‘s humanitarian work in Darfur and Eastern Chad.

Relay For Life logoA walk to remember: SMU Panhellenic holds its 2008 Relay For Life April 11-12 on Bishop Boulevard. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. April 11. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

Ready for some football? NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks in the Guaranty Bank SMU Athletic Forum noon-1:30 p.m. April 16 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. Individual tickets are $60 and can be ordered online.

Renaissance musicians: SMU’s Brown Bag World Music Series presents Renaissance and Celtic music by Cantiga at noon April 16 in the Bob Hope Lobby, Owen Arts Center. Bring your lunch.

The romance of France: The Faculty Club presents a special dinner featuring Professor Emeritus Maurice Elton speaking on “My Love Affair With France.” The event begins at 6 p.m. April 17 in the SMU Faculty Club. Cost is $25 for members; $30 for non-members. RSVP by April 14 to Dee Powell, 8-3012

Greek tragedy: The Meadows Opera Theatre presents Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas – including the rarely performed original Prologue and Epilogue – at 8 p.m. April 18 in the Margo Jones Theatre, Owen Arts Center. Admission is free.

Aspen Santa Fe Dance CompanyIn McFarlin Auditorium:

  • April 18-19: TITAS presents the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (bottom right) at 8 p.m. both nights. For ticket information, call 214-528-5576.
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