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FAU Calendar of Events for the Week of February 7, 2011

BOCA RATON, FL (February 7, 2011) – Florida Atlantic University will host the following events:

FAU’s Department of Sociology Presents the Sociocinema Thinking Film Series with ‘La Mission’

The film will be shown on Tuesday, February 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Building, room 101, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. The film is part of a free weekly series. For more information, call 561-297-2206.

“La Mission” is a film that tells the story of Che Rivera, a reformed inmate and recovering alcoholic trying to raise a son in the Mission district of San Francisco.


FAU’s Department of Music Presents a Concert with its Symphony Orchestra

This free event takes place on Saturday, February 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. Donations are suggested at the door. For more information, call 561-297-3820.

This concert is the fifth anniversary of the “Annual Concerto and Aria Competition Winners’ Concert.”  It will feature FAU students as soloists with the FAU Symphony Orchestra.  The concert will include Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor; the Concertino in C Minor, by Carl Maria von Weber; “Un aura amorosa,” from Cosi Fan Tutte, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; “E la solita storia del pastore,” from L'arlesiana, by Francesco Cilea; and Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, by Dmitri Shostakovich. 


FAU’s Department of Music Presents the FAU Wind Ensemble and the FAU Symphony Band

This free concert takes place on Tuesday, February 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. Donations are suggested at the door. For more information, call 561-297-3820.

This concert will include new works and timeless classics of the FAU wind ensemble and the FAU symphony band.


FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Presents ‘Turtle: The Incredible Journey’ 

“Turtle:  The Incredible Journey”will be shown on Sunday, February 20, at 5 p.m., in the Majestic 11 Movie Theater in Vero Beach, 940 14th Lane, Vero Beach.  Cost is $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under, and covers admission to the film, the reception and a small popcorn and drink. For reservations, call the Majestic 11 Movie Theater at 772-770-0774 or order tickets online at

The Friends of Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University is hosting a special screening of this breathtaking documentary film from an Emmy Award-winning producer/director that blends stunning cinematography artistry and research.  The film traces the epic 25-year journey of a hatchling loggerhead turtle as it grows to maturity while following the migratory path of its ancestors thousands of miles across the Atlantic Ocean.  The turtle then returns to the beaches of South Florida as a mature female to nest close to where she began life as a hatchling many years ago.  Dr. Jeanette Wyneken, associate professor and co-director of the FAU Sea Turtle Research Program, served as scientific advisor for this film and will introduce the film before it is shown. 


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