A preview of public events at the University of Minnesota, Morris and elsewhere.
Faculty Recital—Scott Horey and Jason Squinobal
There will a faculty music recital featuring Scott Horey and Jason Squinobal on Saturday, April 19, at 7 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall.
CAC Films Presents—2014 UMMy Awards
The annual UMMy Awards will be held on Saturday, April 19, in the Student Center’s Edson Auditorium at 8 p.m. This event is sponsored by Campus Activities Council (CAC) Films.
CAC Concerts and KUMM Battle of the Bands
KUMM and Campus Activities Council (CAC) Concerts are hosting a Battle of the Bands event on Sunday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center’s Edson Auditorium. The deadline for sign-up was April 1.
There will be a blood drive on Monday, April 21, from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Student Center’s Oyate Hall. The drive will continue on Tuesday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Earth Week Poetry Reading—Verdant Verse
There will be a poetry reading on Monday, April 21, at 5 p.m. on the campus mall. Athena Kildegaard and students will share poetry and prose, some self-written and some not.
Queer Open Mic Night
Morris E-Quality will host an open mic focusing on queer issues, but open for all performances, on Monday, April 21, from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Student Center’s Turtle Mountain Cafe.
Soup and Substance: Cooperatives and Local Sustainable Food
UMM will host its monthly Soup and Substance discussion on Tuesday, April 22, at 6 p.m. at Pomme de Terre Food. The April gathering will address the topic of what cooperatives are and why they are developed. Soup and Substance is open to all who wish to share their opinions and enjoy a free meal.
Sustainability Soapbox: an Open Space Discussion
“Sustainability Soapbox: an Open Space Discussion” will take place on Tuesday, April 22, at 6 p.m. in Imholte Hall 109. Presentations by faculty members Sheri Breen and Keith Bruegger and community member Steve Ellis will be followed by open space-style discussions.
There will be a chamber choir concert on Tuesday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall. This regular concert series features the UMM Brass Ensemble, Chamber Winds, Chamber Choir, and Jazz Octet performing a varied program of diverse repertoire for small ensembles. Free admission; no ticket required.
Queer History 101
Morris E-Quality will host a queer history overview on Wednesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in Imholte Hall 112. Students Abbie Thebault-Spieker and Reed Larsen will provide an overview of queer history and the events that led to where we are today. This event is part of Pride Week.
Mixed Student Recital
There will be a mixed student recital on Thursday, April 24, at 7 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall. This regular concert series features UMM instrumental and vocal students performing varied repertoire. Free admission; no ticket required.
The Trans Movement in a Post Marriage Equality Society
Morris E-Quality will host a discussion about trans issues after marriage equality on Thursday, April 24, from 7 to 8 p.m. in Science 1020. This event is part of Pride Week.
Queer activism: Activism without the "Capital A”
Morris E-Quality will host “Queer activism: Activism without the "Capital A” on Friday, April 25, from 7 to 8 p.m. in Imholte Hall 111. The conversation will address how anyone can create and facilitate conversation around queer issues. This event is part of Pride Week.
Dance Ensemble: Let’s Get Loud
The Dance Ensemble will present its spring 2014 recital on Friday, April 25, at 7 p.m. in the Student Center’s Edson Auditorium. Additional performances will be held on Saturday, April 26, at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, April 27, at 1 p.m. The show will feature a wide variety of dances choreographed and performed by students. This year’s theme is “Let’s Get Loud.”
30th Annual Tinman Triathlon
The 30th annual Tinman Triathlon will be held on Saturday, April 26. The day begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Regional Fitness Center. For more information, visit pickleevents.com/ events/tinman.
Sign Language Concert
“A Very Special 20th Concert in Signs” will take place on April 26, at 1:30 p.m. in the Student Center’s Edson Auditorium. All are invited to this free show.
Taste of Asia Dinner
The Asian Student Association, in partnership with International Student Association, is hosting its annual Taste of Asia dinner on Saturday April 26, at 6 p.m. in the Student Center’s Oyate Hall. The event features authentic Asian dishes and promotes awareness of the Asian community. The menu includes orange chicken, chicken larb, vermicelli noodles with ground beef, string green beans, pork/vegetarian egg rolls, sesame balls, beef stir fry with vegetables, vegetarian fried rice, white rice, and sushi. There will be performances by UMM students. Tickets are available at tickets.umn.edu.
Chamber Orchestra Concert
There will be a chamber orchestra concert on Saturday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall. The Chamber Orchestra is the primary performance ensemble available to the talented string and top wind players at UMM. Under the direction of Joel Salvo, members are exposed to challenging repertoire ranging from the Baroque to the contemporary.
Symphonic Winds and Chamber Orchestra Concert
The UMM Symphonic Winds will perform with the Chamber Orchestra on Sunday, April 27, at 3 p.m. in the Morris Area Elementary School Concert Hall. There will be a pre-concert chat at 2:30 p.m. The Symphonic Winds, under the direction of Simon Tillier, and Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Joel Salvo, perform core repertoire works. This concert will feature faculty member Scotty Horey playing the Percussion Concerto by Pulitzer Prize-winner Joseph Schwantner in addition to J.S. Bach’s Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor. Tickets: adults $5, seniors/children $3, students $1.