Stimulate your intellect! More than 200 public events are offered on the Reed College campus each year, including lectures, concerts, plays, and other programming. All events are free, unless noted otherwise, and our events email will keep you informed.
Ongoing through April 30
Mathematics Department Lecture Series: Math Talks
Thursdays, 4:10 pm, Physics 123
Ongoing through April 25
Hauser Library Exhibition: Emilio Pucci, Fashion Impressario
Viewing hours, Hauser Library flat cases
Ongoing through May 10
Cooley Gallery Exhibition: E.O. Hoppé: Studio, Society, and Street Photography, 1909–1945
Tuesday–Sunday, Noon–5 p.m., Cooley Gallery, Hauser Library
April 10 & 11 and 16–18
Reed Theatre: "Two by Ionesco"
Thursday & Friday and Thursday–Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Diver Studio Theatre, Performing Arts Building
Reed Theatre presents two plays by Romanian-born Eugène Ionesco. Writing in French about a “typical” English couple, Ionesco brashly depicts what happens when the world goes awry but retains its veneer of normalcy in The Bald Soprano (1950). The Lesson, written in 1951, is a dark academic comedy. Both plays invite questions about time, language, and how we cope in worlds that no longer make any sense at all.
Concert: "A Royal Banquet"
Sunday, 7:30 p.m., Kaul Auditorium
Film Screening and Discussion: Arresting Power
Monday, 7 p.m., PAB 320
Lecture: Judson Rosengrant, "History, Identity, Being: Reflections on the Transcultural Autobiography of Dr. Moisey Wolf"
Tuesday, 4:30 p.m., Psychology 105
Lecture: Wendy Belcher, "Same-Sex Intimacies in an Early Modern African Text about an Ethiopian Female Saint, Gädlä Wälättä P̣eṭros"
Thursday, 4:30 p.m., Eliot 314
Concert: Reed Orchestra
Thursday, 8 p.m., Kaul Auditorium
Friends of Chamber Music: Chanticleer, “The Gypsy in My Soul”
Friday, 7:30 p.m., Kaul Auditorium
Chanticleer is known for the seamless blend of its 12 male voices ranging from countertenor to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz, and from gospel to venturesome new music.
Portland Baroque Orchestra: "Vivaldi's Four Seasons"
Sunday, 3 p.m., Kaul Auditorium
Free preconcert talk: 2 p.m.
Monica Huggett, director and violin soloist, celebrates her 20th season at Portland Baroque Orchestra with a Pacific Northwest tour of Four Seasons.
Lecture: Stamos Metzidakis, "Travels with Etienne: Recollecting French America"
Monday, 4:45 p.m., ETC 208
Stamos Metzidakis, professor of French and comparative literature at Washington University in St. Louis, has research interests in French and Francophone poetry, prose poetry, literary theory, and North American French history and culture. He is the author of Repetition and Semiotics: Interpreting Prose Poems and Difference Unbound: The Rise of Pluralism in Literature and Criticism, and editor and coauthor of a volume of essays, Understanding French Poetry: Essays for a New Millenium.
Lecture: Debra Fischer, “Searching for other Earths: The Next Frontier for Exoplanet Science”
Thursday, 7 p.m., Vollum lecture hall
May 8 & 9
Spring Dance Concert
Friday & Saturday, 7 p.m., Greenwood Performance Stage
May 30 & 31
Conference: “Equivariant and Motivic Homotopy Theory”
Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m., PAB
Concert: Piazzolla and After—Argentine Tango Today
7 p.m., Kaul Auditorium