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Spring Break is Nearly Over But Look What April Holds


Hamilton students might be nearing the end of their spring break but they’ll have plenty to look forward to as the spring semester resumes on March 30.  The college calendar is loaded with upcoming lectures, performance and events from now until the end of the semester. 

Here’s just a sampling of upcoming events in April:

Tolles Lecture by Michael Chabon
Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize winner and critically acclaimed author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Wednesday, April 1, 8 p.m., Chapel.

Little Pub Jazz Jam
Hamilton music students and faculty kick off April/Jazz Appreciation Month with a jazz jam, Wednesday, April 1, 9 p.m., The Little Pub.

Panel Discussion – Europe in Crisis
Faculty experts from the government, French and Africana Studies departments will lead a discussion on Thursday, April 2, 7 p.m., Fillius Events Barn.

F.I.L.M. Series
The Alloy Orchestra performs with Hitchcock's thriller Blackmail, Sunday, April 5, 2 p.m., Bradford Auditorium, K.J.

Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature exhibit
This exhibition features recent work by Brooklyn-based sculptor Alyson Shotz, whose practice examines the properties and interactions of light, gravity, mass, and space. See it before it closes on April 5. Wellin Museum.

Paris is Burning Film Screening
This documentary reveals the community of New York's minority drag queens, gay black and Latino men who cross dress as women and invent the dance style of "voguing." Monday, April 6, 5:30 p.m., Days-Massolo Center Living Room.

Lecture, Forty Years of Movement Building
A lecture by author and independent scholar Barbara Smith, Tuesday, April 7, 7 p.m. in the Kirner-Johnson Red Pit. 

Hamilton College Choir
G. Roberts Kolb conducts the Choir and College Hill Singers in the home concert of their recent spring break tour on Wednesday, April 8, 7:30 p.m., Wellin Hall.

150th Commemoration of Civil War's End
A brief celebration to commemorate the ending of the Civil War, 150 years later, acknowledging those Hamiltonians who lost their lives in the effort, Thursday, April 9, 4:15 p.m., Chapel.

Humanities Forum Lecture
Lecture by Pauline Yu, president of the American Council of Learned Societies: "Narratives of the Humanities," Thursday, April 9, 4:10 p.m. Taylor Science Center Kennedy Auditorium.

Laurie Anderson Performance
Innovative composer, vocalist and writer Laurie Anderson offers the latest chapter in her ongoing exploration of the American narrative and how we tell it. Saturday, April 11, 7:30 p.m., Wellin Hall.

Paradise Lost Reading Marathon!
Started by Professor Margaret Thickstun several years ago in conjunction with ENG226, this annual event takes place all day in the library, with the entire community invited to read out loud sections Milton's book. Sunday, April 12, noon to 10:30 p.m., Burke Library Commons.

Jazz Combo Performance
In celebration of April Jazz Month the Jazz Combo performs on Tuesday, April 14, 9 p.m., McEwen Cafe, Opus 1.

Theatre Production Our Town
Professor Craig Latrell directs a new version of the American masterwork Our Town by Thornton Wilder in this Spring theatre main stage production. The show opens on Thursday, April 16, 7:30 p.m.,  in the Kennedy Center Romano Flexible Theatre.

Performance by Sister Outsider
Sister Outsider is a slam poetry duo comprised of Denice Frohman and Dominique Christina, both Women of the World Poetry Slam Champions. Saturday, April 18, 4 p.m., Fillius Events Barn.

HEAG Green Fair
Green Fair is an event to engage students and faculty of the Hamilton community in learning about sustainability on campus and sustainable practices. Friday, April 24, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Dunham Green.

Annual Voices of Color Lecture
Dolores Huerta, a labor leader and civil rights advocate who was an early member of the National Farmworkers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers. Friday, April 24, 5 p.m., Chapel.

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