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This Week in Arts and Letters

Thursday, Feb. 4, 6:30 p.m.
Opening Reception and performances for the Jay Critchley Exhibition
Schmidt Gallery, FAU Boca Raton
Free and open to the public
Information: www.fau.edu/galleries or 561-297-2966
Exhibition runs through April 4

 

Friday, Feb. 5, 7 p.m.
FAU Student Piano Showcase
FAU’s Piano students perform a delightful program in solo and collaborative settings.
University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton
Tickets $10
www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539

 

Friday, Feb. 5, 7 p.m.
Jay Critchley Reading: Excerpts from Uncle Jay (A Fictional Memoire), as part of the Jay Critchley Exhibition, on display through April 4
Schmidt Gallery, FAU Boca Raton
Free and open to the public
www.fau.edu/galleries or 561-297-2966

 

Saturday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m.
New World Music Showcase
Concerts features contemporary world music traditions, including the 21st century premier of Louis Ballard’s American Indian Percussion Suite, “Cacega Ayuwipi” (Decorative Drums)
University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton
Tickets $10
www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539

 

Sunday, Feb. 7, 3 p.m.
FAU Rattette Concert: “Hot Off the Presses”
Featuring South Florida’s best jazz musicians in concert.
University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton
Tickets: $15
www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539

 

Monday, Feb. 8, 6:30 p.m.
Tournees French Film Festival: “Band de Filles”
Set in the impoverished banlieues that ring Paris and are home to many of its French-African denizens, Girlhood focuses on Marieme (Karidja Touré), a sixteen-year-old who assumes responsibility for her two younger sisters while their mother works the night shift.
Performing Arts Building, room 101, FAU Boca Raton
Free and open to the public
Information: cooker@fau.edu

 

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 4 p.m.
“Sexual Violence in Conflict: The Moral Challenge of Our Time” with Zainab Hawa Bangura, United Nations Under Secretary General, Special Representative of the U.N. Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict
Live Oak Pavilion, FAU Boca Raton campus
Free and open to the public
Information: fau.edu/artsandletters
Lecture is part of the symposium “The Politics of Women’s Empowerment in Post-War Sierra Leone,” Feb. 10-12

 

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 6 p.m.
VIP Reception with Zainab Hawa Bangura, United Nations Under Secretary General, Special Representative of the U.N. Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict
Live Oak Pavilion, FAU Boca Raton Campus
Tickets: $35
Fauf.fau.edu/bangura or 561-297-2337

 

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m.
FAU Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band
University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton
Tickets $10
www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539

 

Thursday, Feb. 11, 4 p.m.
“The New Diaspora: The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction,” with Avinoam Pratt, Center for Judaic Studies, University of Hartford
Social Science Building, room 207, FAU Boca Raton campus
Free and open to the public
Information: 561-297-2979

 

Thursday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m.
FAU Jazz Band
The FAU Jazz band continues its long tradition of performing popular selections from the wonderful tradition of the American Big Band, as well as contemporary works for the modern jazz ensemble. Directed by Major Bailey.
University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton
Tickets $10
www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539

 

Friday, Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m.
“The Obama Presidency, An Assessment” with Jeffrey Morton, FAU Professor of Political Science
University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton campus
Tickets: $25
www.fauevents.com or 561-297-6124

 

Saturday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m.
FAU Choral Ensembles Present “Love and Romance”
A Valentine's  Day choral music love affair is presented by FAU’s Chamber Singers, Women’s Chorus and ¡Cantemos!, conducted by Patricia Pl. Fleitas and Stacie Lee Rossow, performing works of the great choral masters old and new.
University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton campus
Tickets: $10
www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539

 

Saturday, Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m.
Theatre Lab at FAU Presents: A Valentine Cabaret: Robert Creighton – Lucky in Love
Robert Creighton, one of the busiest character actors working on Broadway today, will present his new Cabaret Lucky in Love just in time for Valentine's Day! The concert will feature music primarily from the first few decades of the 20th Century - songs like I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU, MAKIN' WHOOPEE, AIN'T SHE SWEET, THEY CAN'T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME, MY FUNNY VALENTINE, YES SIR THAT'S MY BABY...and more! It will be a celebration of love, laughter and life.  Accompanying Robert on Piano is Matt Perri, Broadway Music Director and celebrated pianist.
Theatre Lab at Parliament Hall Residence Hall
Tickets: $20, students $5
www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539

 

Sunday, Feb. 14, 4 p.m.
“Keeping Holocaust Memory Alive to Inspire People to Confront Hatred” with Holocaust Survivor Magda Bader
Performing Arts Building, room 101, FAU Boca Raton campus
Free and open to the public
Information: 561-297-2979

Monday, Feb. 15, 6:30 p.m.
Tournees French Film Festival: “Hiroshima Mon Amour.” Discussion to follow film.
Arts and Letters Building, room 189, FAU Boca Raton
Free and open to the public
Information: cooker@fau.edu

 

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 3:30 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 18, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
FAU’s Larkin Symposium on the American Presidency Presents “The President and American Capitalism Since 1945” with Keynote Speaker Brian Balogh, University of Virginia
Kaye Auditorium, FAU Boca Raton
Tickets: $35 for two day symposium; $20 for one day
FAU faculty, staff, alumni $10; FAU students $5
www.fauevents.com or 561-297-6124
Information: www.fau.edu/larkin

 

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m.
FAU Theatre Lab Presents Playwright’s Forum with Peter Sagal of NPR’s “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me”
Sagal is the playwright of several plays, including “Mall America.” WLRN co-sponsors this event, with post-performance discussion with Sagal and WLRN’s Caroline Brader-Watts.
Theatre Lab in FAU’s Parliament Hall Residence Hall, Boca Raton campus
Tickets: $20, students $5
www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539

 

 

 

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