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
Vine Deloria Jr. Lecture Series: Winona LaDuke, "Economics for the Seventh Generation: The Environment, Economics, and Thinking Beyond Empire"
Monday, 6 p.m., Kaul Auditorium
The 2015 Vine Deloria Jr. Lecture Series will host Winona LaDuke as its keynote speaker. LaDuke is a member of the Mississippi Band of the White Earth Reservation of the Anishinaabe Nation. She is an activist, economist, environmentalist, two-time vice presidential candidate, and author of numerous articles and books.
Stephen Ostrow Distinguished Visitors Program in the Visual Arts: Janine Antoni, “At Home in the Body”
Tuesday, 7 p.m., Kaul Auditorium
Public Policy Lecture Series: Panel Discussion, “Questioning High-Value Suspects: Confronting Torture and Advancing Effective Interrogation”
Wednesday, 7 p.m., Vollum lecture hall
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.
Community Event: Spring Canyon Day 2015
Saturday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., east end of Centennial Orchard
Join the Reed community in planting native trees and shrubs in the Reed canyon. Help us remove invasive plants, with the goal of improving the headwaters of Crystal Springs Creek.
Visiting Writer Series: Randa Jarrar
Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Eliot Hall chapel
Concert: "A Royal Banquet"
Sunday, 7:30 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: 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
Concert: Piazzolla and After—Argentine Tango Today
7 p.m., Kaul Auditorium