Events at Reed

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 June 15

Hauser Library Exhibition: Reed in the Global Sixties

Viewing hours, Hauser Library flat cases

This exhibition, courtesy of the Hauser Library special collections, highlights how the political and social phenomena experienced across the U.S. unfolded on campus.


May 30 & 31

Conference: “Equivariant and Motivic Homotopy Theory”

Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m., PAB

This conference will focus on the interplay and parallelisms between equivariant and motivic homotopy theory, providing a forum in which researchers can share insights and techniques from both disciplines.


May 30

Concert: Tenor A.J. Glueckert

Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Eliot Hall chapel

International rising star and Portland native, A.J. Glueckert recently completed two years as an Adler Fellow at the San Francisco Opera and has been praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for his “superb soaring voice with polished high notes.”


June 24

Tango Solo: One Instrument, Three Voices

Wednesday, 8 p.m., Eliot Hall chapel

Tango for Musicians at Reed College presents three of the world's most prominent tango pianists and composers: Diego Schissi, Hernán Possetti, and Exequiel Mantega, sharing the stage for a unique performance, presenting solo piano versions of their strikingly original music.


June 25

Concert: The Art of the Duo

Thursday, 8 p.m., Eliot Hall chapel

Tango for Musicians at Reed College presents two longstanding tango duos. The Hernán Possetti-Eva Wolff duo (piano/bandoneón) creates a forcefully expressive dialogue within a musical language that is pure tango. The Paulina Fain-Exequiel Mantega duo (flute/piano) explores the limits of tango with daring subtlety. Guest artist Elena Yarritu will also join Paulina Fain to perform a selection of Astor Piazzolla’s famous tango etudes, newly arranged for two flutes.


June 26

Concert: The Future of Tango Today

Friday, 8 p.m., Eliot Hall chapel

Tango for Musicians at Reed College features musicians from throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and beyond. This concert provides an opportunity to listen to the amazing work of student ensembles, under the direction of the workshop's world-class artistic faculty.


June 27

Concert: Piazzolla and After—Argentine Tango Today

7 p.m., Kaul Auditorium

OPEN REHEARSAL: 10 a.m., featuring the full artistic faculty of Tango for Musicians at Reed College and Chamber Music Northwest’s renowned Festival Artists Ida Kavafian on violin and David Shifrin on clarinet.

The world-renowned artistic faculty of Tango for Musicians at Reed College comes straight from Buenos Aires and joins Chamber Music Northwest festival artists for a celebration of the urgently expressive music that is contemporary tango.


June 27

Tango Milonga

Saturday, 9:30 p.m., student union

Following the Chamber Music Northwest and Tango for Musicians at Reed College concert in Kaul Auditorium, "Piazzolla and After - Argentine Tango Today," head across the Quad to the join in a milonga—a tango social dance event—and party celebrating a fantastic week of tango music and music making. The event features live tango music for dancing.