Judge Carlos T. Bea of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will examine the use of religious art in public spaces. The Red Mass is celebrated as a prayer for those entrusted with the law and for those who administer justice. All are welcome to attend the Red Mass with principal celebrant, Archbishop Alexander K. Sample. Tickets are required for the dinner and lecture; $55/person. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Monday, October 20: 5 p.m., Red Mass, Chapel of Christ the Teacher & 6 p.m., Dinner & Lecture, Executive Boardroom
The Opera and Music Theater Workshop Showcase features student performances in a program entitled “Heart & Home.” Staged scenes from Bernstein’s Candide and On the Town, Sondheim’s A Little Night Music and Company, and Jake Heggie’s operatic adaptation of Dead Man Walking will be featured as well as songs from Wicked, The Wiz, and both the operatic and music theater adaptations of Little Women. Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1 7:30 p.m., Mago Hunt Recital Hall
The Wind Symphony and Orchestra open their 2014-2015 concert season with an exciting program. The Wind Symphony program looks at the use of humor in music, including Percy Grainger’s whimsical Country Gardens, Paul Hart’s Cartoon, and Jonathan Newman’s “bubblegum pop” piece Single, featuring senior vocalist Amelia Segler. Rounding out the program is John Mackey’s Aurora Awakes, one of the most significant band works thus far in the 21st century. The UPO will feature student concerto competition winner David Yee playing Alexander Glazunov’s Concerto in E flat major for Alto Saxophone. Also on the program is Margaret Brouwer’s stirring and elegiac tone poem, Remembrances. Saturday, October 4 7:30 p.m., Buckley Center Auditorium
Enjoy a gourmet multicourse meal prepared just for you by Bon Appétit general manager Kirk Mustain and his chefs. Eight to twelve mini courses will be accompanied with wine pairings. Interact with the chefs as you enjoy the show from the inner workings of the kitchen in the Bauccio Commons. Please choose from three separate Chef’s Table dinners. Cost is $85 per person. Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations, please RSVP to email@example.com or 503.943.7328. Saturday, October 18; Saturday, November 15; Friday, January 23 6:30 p.m., Bauccio Commons
Keep an eye out for the English Society’s biggest event of the semester: the Halloween Murder Mystery Party! Literary characters galore from very separate works of fiction are all brought together for a dinner party, only to find out that one of their number has been murdered. Show up on October 31 in St. Mary’s from 4-6 to help us figure out who dunnit. Also, check out the club’s biweekly book-sharing’s at theenglishsociety.wordpress.com. If you have any questions, email Grace Kirk firstname.lastname@example.org or McKenzie Parker email@example.com
Drop By UP Authors’ Reception, Oct. 9: The Clark Library is pleased to invite all faculty, staff, and students to the annual UP Authors’ Reception on Thursday, October 9, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., on the upper floor of the library. Enjoy refreshments and live music while browsing publications by 93 faculty and staff authors, and 24 student authors. The seven volumes of the Saint John’s Bible will also be on display in the library classroom. For more information contact Diane Romero, library, at 7775 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
University Singers, Women’s Chorale Concert, Oct. 4: The University Singers and Women’s Chorale will open their new concert season on Saturday, October 4, at 3 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. The concert is free and open to faculty, staff, students, and the public. The University welcomes Kathryn Briggs as the new director of the Women’s Chorale with this all-choral program featuring American music, including works by Stephen Paulus, Portland’s own Joan Szymko, and honorary University of Portland alumnus Aaron Copland. For more information contact performing and fine arts at 7228 or email@example.com.
“Scenes and Revelations” Opens Oct. 1, Hunt Center Theater: The performing and fine arts department presents Elan Garonzik’s “Scenes and Revelations,” with performances on Wednesday, October 1 through Sunday, October 5, at 7:30 p.m. (2 p.m. Sunday), in Mago Hunt Center Theater. In 1894, at the height of America’s westward movement, four Pennsylvania sisters must decide whether to forge ahead or to move in the opposite direction as they are haunted by their pasts and face uncertain futures. Faculty and staff can use season passes to reserve complimentary tickets, and students can reserve free tickets for the Wednesday or Thursday shows. Contact the Hunt Center box office at 7287 to reserve your seats, or visit the box office in the Hunt Center lobby from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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All students, staff, faculty, and friends are invited to visit the Crab Lab during its open house on Friday, October 3, from noon to 5 p.m., in Swindells 139 and 128, according to Tara Maginnis, biology. With over 500 gallons of saltwater and six species of crabs, there is plenty to explore. Maginnis and her biology research students will be there explaining how the lab works and what kind of research goes on there (and no, they don’t eat the crabs and neither can you).
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