Calendar Highlights: April 26, 2011

Mane Event

Calendar Highlights: April 26, 2011

'Tomorrow' DVD coverSpecial screening: Friends of the SMU Libraries and the Fondren Library Media Collection will screen the 1972 independent film Tomorrow at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Theater. Directed by Joseph Anthony and adapted by Horton Foote from the William Faulkner story, the film stars Robert Duvall – who made his screen debut in another Foote adaptation, To Kill a Mockingbird, and won an Academy Award for his performance in the film version of Foote’s Tender Mercies. Duvall plays Jackson Fentry, a Mississippi cotton farmer who leaves his father’s farm for a job at a sawmill, where he meets Sarah Eubanks (Olga Bellin), a pregnant woman abandoned by her husband. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Lisa Daniels Wall, 214-768-4397.

Singers’ showcase: The Meadows Opera Theatre presents a special performance by its young artists in the Opera Free For All Brown Bag Series: Singers’ Showcase at 1 p.m. Friday, April 29 in the Bob Hope Theatre lobby, Owen Arts Center. Admission is free – bring your lunch.

Mane Event 2011: The Student Foundation throws its end-of-the-year party Friday, April 29, this year with a Latino flavor. “Fiesta SMU” takes place 2-5 p.m. on the lawn in front of Dallas Hall and includes live music, carnival games, inflatables and plenty of free food. The party is free and open to the entire SMU community.

Celebrating 1911: The Meadows Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Jack Delaney, celebrates the 100th anniversary of SMU’s founding with a special 1911 Centennial Ice Cream Social Concert at 8 p.m. Friday, April 29 in Caruth Auditorium, Owen Arts Center. The program focuses on marches, rags and folk-influenced works that were new and exciting in 1911 and remain fresh today – including pieces by Percy Grainger, Herbert L. Clarke (the famed cornet player of the John Philip Sousa Band), Gustav Holst, Ring & Hager, John Philip Sousa, James Reese Europe and Henry Fillmore. Audience members will enjoy free ice cream sundaes in the lobby during intermission and may bring their treats back to their seats for the second half of the program. Tickets are $7 each for SMU faculty, staff and students. Parking is available at Hillcrest and Binkley and in the garage beneath the Meadows Museum. Buy tickets online or get more information from Meadows Ticket Office, 214-768-2787 (214-SMU-ARTS). Read more about the 1911 Centennial Ice Cream Social Concert program.

April 26, 2011|Calendar Highlights|

Tune In: Mane Event mixes tradition with fun

Food, fun and Peruna in a Hawaiian print were the order of the day at SMU’s 2010 Mane Event, which took place April 30 on the Main Quad. Organized by the Student Foundation and originally celebrated as Peruna’s Birthday, the annual all-campus party commemorates the last day of class each spring.

Relive the excitement, or see what you missed, with a video from Eva Parks Spero of SMU News. Click on the YouTube screen to watch.

May 4, 2010|Tune In|

Say ‘Aloha’ to the 2010 Mane Event April 30

SMU's Mane Event 2010 posterThe Student Foundation is going Hawaiian for the 2010 Mane Event.

“Aloha SMU!” is scheduled for 3-6 p.m. April 30 on the Main Quad in front of Dallas Hall.

The carnival-inspired event is free, and the entire SMU community can enjoy the food, music, midway games and other festivities at this annual celebration of the last day of class.

For more information, visit the Student Foundation homepage.

April 28, 2010|Calendar Highlights, News|

Calendar Highlights: April 28, 2009

happy-face-istock-456.jpgDon’t worry, be happy: The SMU Health Center hosts a brown bag presentation on the Science of Happiness noon-12:50 p.m. April 30 in Room 205, Memorial Health Center. Learn about positive psychology, a new movement in psychology that focuses on what makes people happy. Faculty and staff earn 1 Wellpower Mind credit for attending. For more information, contact Jennifer Hughes.

Mane_Event_POSTER_PINK.jpg End-of-the-year fun: Join the SMU Student Foundation for the annual Mane Event from 3-6 p.m. May 1 on the lawn in front of Dallas Hall. The carnival-like event is a great way to have some fun before finals and includes music, games, inflatables and tons of free food. The event is free and open to the entire SMU community.

alonzo-kings-lines-ballet.jpgIn McFarlin Auditorium:

May 1-2: TITAS presents Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet at 8 p.m. For tickets, call 214-528-5576.

Compiled by Theresa Nelson (’09).

April 28, 2009|Calendar Highlights|

Calendar Highlights: April 25, 2008

Mane Event 2008 logoWe 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.

Paintings to pixels: Law Professor Bill Bridge will speak on “From the Cave to the iPod” in the Faculty Club’s “Last Lecture” wine and cheese reception at 4 p.m. April 29 in the SMU Faculty Club. RSVP by April 25 to Dee Powell, 8-3012.

Meadows at the Meyerson: SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts will present its 15th annual benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. April 29 in the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. Under the direction of conductor Paul Phillips, the Meadows Symphony will perform Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italien, Emmanuel Chabrier’s Espana and Manuel de Falla’s First and Second Suites from The Three-Cornered Hat. Meadows Artist in Residence Chee-Yun will join the orchestra for a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. This year’s honoree is arts patron and philanthropist Nancy Hamon. Tickets range from $6 to $100 and are available from the Meadows Ticket Office, 8-2787 (8-ARTS).

East Village Opera CompanyIn McFarlin Auditorium:

  • April 30: Dashboard Confessional will perform with special guest Five Times August in the Program Council‘s 2008 Code Red Concert at 8 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 8-4400.
  • May 1: TITAS presents the East Village Opera Company (right) at 8 p.m. For ticket information, call 214-528-5576.
April 25, 2008|Calendar Highlights|
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