ANTHROPOLOGY FILM SERIES
Wednesdays through Nov. 10, 6–8 p.m.
Discussion at 5:30 p.m.
The UMFA and the anthropology department present a series of films from around the world that highlight art and anthropology. Prior to the film, a visit to a related museum exhibit with an anthropologist with expertise in the world region will set the stage for the discussion of the film. Films will begin at 6 p.m. with the museum discussion starting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. The program will conclude with a post-film discussion. Films may contain adult content. More information is online.
Oct. 20: The Rabbit-Proof Fence – Australia (2002) Rated PG
In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback. This is the true story of three girls who walked 1500 miles to find their way home. Nominated for a Golden Globe.
Oct. 27: The Story of the Weeping Camel – Mongolia (2003) Rated PG
This film follows the adventures of a family of herders in Mongolia’s Gobi region that faces a crisis when the mother camel unexpectedly rejects her newborn calf after a particularly difficult birth. Uniquely composed of equal parts reality, drama, and magic, this film is a window into a different way of life and the universal terrain of the heart.
STEM CELL ART & BIOETHICS EXHIBIT OPEN HOUSE
Thursday, Oct. 21, 5-7 p.m.
Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building
The philosophy department and the College of Humanities will host an evening reception for the opening of an exhibit of stem cell art. Cynthia Levinthal’s photographs, which will be on display through Nov. 25, were produced while she was working in the lab at Q Therapeutics, a stem-cell research company that builds on work originating from the U’s department of neurobiology. U professor Peggy Battin, a leading bioethics researcher, will share remarks on the ethics of stem cell research. For more information contact Heidi Camp at 801-585-5053.
VIRTUOSO SERIES: DAVID KIM
Thursday, Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m.
Libby Gardner Concert Hall
As a virtuoso violinist and concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, David Kim is a world-renowned performer. The Juilliard-trained soloist began playing the violin at age 3 and now stands “shoulder to shoulder with today’s international headliners” (The Philadelphia Enquirer). In 1986, he was the only American violinist to win a prize at the renowned International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Additional information is online or contact the School of Music at 801-581-6762.
PERFORMING DANCE COMPANY: SOARING TO NEW HEIGHTS
Thursday, Oct. 21 & 28, 5:30 p.m.
**Special 2 for 1 tickets on Thursday performances**
Friday – Saturday Oct. 22-23 & 29-30, 7:30 p.m.
Marriott Center for Dance, Hayes Christensen Theatre
PDC’s fall program features works by Abby Fiat, Juan Carlos Claudio, Sharee Lane, and Stevan Novakovich and highlights a collaboration between the Department of Modern Dance, Ballet West, and the Berlin State Ballet School in The Line, a high energy work choreographed by Marc Bogaerts. More information is online or call Tyler Kunz at 801-581-7327.
ATRIAL FIBRILLATION AWARENESS 5K
Saturday, Oct. 23, 8 a.m.
Sugar House Park, Mount Olympus Pavilion
The Comprehensive Arrhythmia Research & Management (CARMA) Center sponsors the first annual atrial fibrillation awareness 5K to help raise awareness in our community and raise funds to help the CARMA Center continue to develop life-saving technology to treat and cure this debilitating and deadly disease. More information is online or call April Courtright at 801-213-4047.
MCMURRIN LECTURE ON RELIGION AND CULTURE: THE FUTURE OF ISLAM
Monday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m.
Salt Lake City Main Library Auditorium (210 East 400 South)
The Tanner Humanities Center presents the 2010 Sterling M. McMurrin Lecture features internationally acclaimed author and scholar Reza Aslan who will speak on the future of Islam. Aslan’s first book is the international bestseller No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam, which has been translated into thirteen languages and named one of the 100 most important books of the last decade. Additional information is online or contact Josh Elstein at 801-581-7989.
60TH ANNUAL FREDERICK W. REYNOLDS LECTURE
Thursday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m.
Skaggs Biology Building (ASB) Room 210
Kathryn Bond Stockton, professor of English and director of gender studies for the U, will deconstruct assumptions about sexuality in contemporary society in her lecture “The Strangeness of Sexuality: What is Queer Theory? Are Children Queer?” She will present research at the cutting edge of critical theory about gender and sexuality and discuss the clearness of the lines between “normal” and “queer”? The lecture, presented by Continuing Education, is free and open to public. To RSVP call 801-585-0911 or visit Continuing Education.
UTAH PHILHARMONIA HALLOWEEN CONCERT
Friday, Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m. & Saturday, Oct. 30, 2 p.m.
Libby Gardner Concert Hall
The Utah Philharmonia’s Halloween Fire and Ice concert boasts spooky decorations and costumed performers, creating an atmosphere of frightening fun appropriate for all. This sellout event features current musical favorites, as well as traditional goosebump-raising fare. The haunted orchestra will be directed by Robert Baldwin and joined by the Utah Lyric Opera Ensemble and students from the ballet department. The audience is encouraged to dress up and children are invited to join the costume parade throughout the hall accompanied by the orchestra. Additional information is online or contact the School of Music at 801-581-6762.
FREE FAMILY MONDAY AT UMNH
Monday, Nov. 1, 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
On the first Monday of every month, the Museum stays open until 8:00 p.m. and offers free admission. Free Family Mondays are a “thank you” to Salt Lake County voters for support of the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks Fund. For more information visit the UMNH or call Scott Pettett at 801-581-6927.