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Feb. 1-10, Babcock Theatre
Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre, lower level
Call for times and tickets: 801-581-7100
A classic French farce of marital mayhem, A Flea in Her Ear is Georges Feydeau’s masterpiece of mistaken identities. Sexy mistresses and dashing suitors abound in this sensual and satirical romp through Paris.


BranfordLargeWebBanner-416x163[1]BRANFORD MARSALIS
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m.
Kingsbury Hall
Ticket information: 801-581-7100
Branford Marsalis is known for his innovative spirit and his broad musical scope. Equally at home in intimate jazz clubs or the world’s greatest concert halls, Marsalis’s live performances are a fusion of joyful sound and musical virtuosity. Additional information is available here.


Wednesday, Feb. 6, 7:00 p.m., free
Utah Museum of Fine Arts Dumke Auditorium
For additional information call 801-581-7332. 

Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are father and son as well as rival professors in Talmudic Studies. When both men learn that Eliezer will be lauded for his work, their complicated relationship reaches a new peak. Presented by the UMFA and the Department of Anthropology are pleased to present three free films that each take the theme of family in different directions to present the complexity of the bonds that hold us together.


Andres Villu Maricq
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m.

Aline Skaggs Biology Bldg.
For additional information, check the College of Science website or call 801-587-8527.

The ability to learn and remember is essential for all aspects of life. It allows us to modify our behavior in an experience-dependent manner—to fear what threatens us, to recognize what helps us, to plan for the future. Losing one’s memory limits quality of life and with progression can lead to devastating consequences. Memory seems miraculous, but work is underway to better understand the biological mechanisms that contribute to this ancient and fundamental process found in essentially all animals.In this lecture, Andres Villu Maricq explores the workings of synapses, the fundamental building blocks of memory found in all nervous systems. He will focus on recent efforts to directly manipulate and observe functioning synapses in an intact nervous system. This research offers the promise of novel strategies for the treatment of mental health and neurological disorders.


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Jill B. Jones
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6:00 p.m.

College of Social Work, Okazaki Community Meeting Room
For additional information, contact  Irene Ota (801-581-8455). 

U.S. workers’ right to organize is under relentless attack, as evidenced by the recent undermining of collective bargaining rights in several states, and the enactment of so-called “right to work” laws in Michigan. These legislative efforts will result in lower wages, reduction or elimination of workplace benefits, unsafe work conditions, and the ongoing oppression of workers and their families. Presenter Jill B. Jones will describe real stories of female casino employees’ efforts to be paid decent and fair wages and to do their jobs in safe and humane work conditions. For the most opporessed women—many immigrant and women of colore—this means fighting for the right to organize or join a union. Remarkably, these brave women’s heart and soul struggle for workplace justice has helped turn Nevada’s “sin city” into a union town.


ChieftainsLargeWebBanner-416x163[1]THE CHIEFTAINS
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m.
Kingsbury Hall
Ticket information is at Kingsbury Hall (801-581-7100).
The Chieftains are not only the world’s most famous traditional Irish musicians, they are some of the most beloved. As comfortable playing spontaneous Irish sessions as they are headlining at Carnegie Hall, they make the music their own with a style that is as exhilarating as it is definitive.


Wednesday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m., free
Utah Museum of Fine Arts Dumke Auditorium
For additional information call 801-581-7332.

The UMFA and the U of U Department of Anthropology are pleased to present free films that each take the theme of family in different directions to present the complexity of the bonds that hold us together.


Friday, Feb. 15 through Saturday, Mar. 2, 8:00 p.m.
Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre
Faculty/staff tickets discounted 2 for 2: Pioneer Theatre Company

Currently the most electrifying new play on Broadway, Clybourne Park is a fascinating, insightful, and often brutally funny look at the way we talk about—or avoid talking about—race in America. When a white couple wants to buy a home in a gentrifying, all black neighborhood of Clybourne Park, Chicago, they unknowingly reenact the same tense drama, fraught with miscommunications and barely suppressed hostility that occurred fifty years earlier in the same house.


Today_ConservationEasement[PERPETUAL CONSERVATION EASEMENTS: What have we learned and where should we go from here?
Wednesday, Feb. 13, Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Quinney College of Law
The public is investing billions of dollars in conservation easements, which now protect more than 18 million acres throughout the U.S. But uncertainties in the law and abusive practices threaten to undermine public confidence in and the effectiveness of conservation easements as land protection tools. Explore these issues at this conference. For more information, call 801-585-3440 or check online.


200x113x200px-CrossingTheIce3.jpg.pagespeed.ic.T8foMcdEzu[1]BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR
Feb. 19, 20, 21, 7:00 p.m.
Kingsbury Hall
Additional information about the films is online  or call 801-581-7000 for tickets.
See films from the 37th  annual Banff Mountain Film Festival, which come to about 400 communities around the world. From an exploration of remote landscapes and mountain cultures to adrenaline-fueled action sports, films in this year’s world tour are sure to captivate and amaze the explorer within you. Be moved. Be inspired. Don’t miss out. Reserve your tickets today.  This stop on the world tour is hosted by the University of Utah Outdoor Recreation Program.

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