Friends of Friends: New York Times theater critic Wilborn Hampton will discuss the work of his friend – playwright and screenwriter Horton Foote – in a lecture and signing for his new book, Horton Foote: America’s Storyteller. The event takes place 6-8 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Texana Room, DeGolyer Library. Sponsored by the Friends of the SMU Libraries. For more information, call 214-768-3225.
Dance is back: The Meadows School of the Arts Division of Dance presents its Fall 2009 Brown Bag Dance Series, featuring student performances and choreography in multiple dance genres, Oct. 5-9. Each event begins at noon in the Bob Hope Lobby, Owen Arts Center. Bring your lunch. For more information, call 214-768-2718.
Here’s the pitch: Eight-time All-Star and 2008 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Richard “Goose” Gossage will discuss his legendary career in the Guaranty Bank SMU Athletic Forum, noon-1:30 p.m. at the Hilton Anatole Hotel, 2201 Stemmons Freeway. Tickets are $60 each. For more information, contact Program Services, 214-768-4314.
In McFarlin Auditorium:
Oct. 9-10: TITAS presents Remember Me, a collaboration between Parsons Dance and the Grammy-nominated East Village Opera Company featuring dance, rock music, multimedia and special effects. Showtime is at 8 p.m. For tickets, call TITAS at 214-528-5576.
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.
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).
In 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.