February 2009 Calendar of Events


Concerts and Special Events

Sunday, February 1 at 3 p.m.
Joshua Kane Borders of the Mind, The Psychic Show for the whole family (ages 10 and up) conceived and performed by Joshua Kane. With warmth and charm, Joshua Kane returns to the Quick Center to lead audiences through a fun demonstration of the powers of the mind. Like Professor X of the legend, Kane identifies those in the audience with special abilities who will successfully project their own thoughts and tap the powers of their own intuition. Back by popular demand - Joshua Kane played to sold-out audiences at the Quick Center in 2007! Tickets are $20 adults, $15 children.

Friday, February 6 at 8 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts
Ladysmith Black Mambazo is the Grammy Award-winning a cappella group from South Africa and is regarded as the country's cultural emissary at home and around the world. Formed over 40 years ago by Joseph Shabalala, they rose to international prominence after appearing on Paul Simon's "Graceland" album. Ladysmith continues to record and perform the unique and beautiful deep traditional harmonies of South Africa in major venues around the globe. Tickets are $40, $35, $30.

Friday, February 20 at 8 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts
Fado is the traditional music of Portugal - proud, austere and deeply melancholic. Mariza is the music's biggest star for a reason. "She sings it not as musty nostalgia but as exuberant twenty-first-century pop, with a low, mesmerizing alto that's as commanding as any pop singer today ... remaking fado's ancient sadness into a majestic modern sound." Rolling Stone Tickets are $35, $30, $25.

Friday, February 27 at 8 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts
Simone Dinnerstein has fast been gaining international attention as a commanding and charismatic artist, and as one of the most compelling women pianists performing today. Her recording of Bach's "Goldberg Variations" earned the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Classical Chart in its first week of sales and was lauded by Piano Magazine, "precisely the kind of playing that the early 21st century most needs..." Tickets are $35.

MET Live In HD
Tickets are $22, $20 seniors, $15 children/students. Open seating only.

Saturday, February 7 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., (7 p.m., Encore Performance) Approximate running time 3 hrs. 35 min.
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti stars Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón in the leading roles of the fragile heroine, Lucia, and her lover, Edgardo, for the first time at the Met. Mariusz Kwiecien is Lucia's tyrannical brother. Mary Zimmerman's hit production is staged as a Victorian ghost story.

Dance America
Post-show Art to heart Q & A with the company following each performance

Saturday, February 14 at 8 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts
Dancer and choreographer Lou Conte opened the doors to his Hubbard Street Dance studio more than 30 years ago, launching one of the country's most successful dance companies and yielding movement so arresting it caught even Fred Astaire's eye. Today, under the leadership of Jim Vincent, audiences adore the passion, energy and artistry of Hubbard's captivating works. Tickets are $45, $40, $35.

Lectures

Wednesday, February 4 at 8 p.m., Charles F. Dolan School of Business Dining Room
The Center for Catholic Studies sponsors the Living Theology Workshop with James Martin, S.J., who lectures on "Laughing with the Saints: Joy, Humor and Laugher in the Spiritual Life." Admission is free and the public is welcome. For information, contact Jocelyn Collen at (203) 254-4000, ext. 3415.

Saturday, February 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 Noon, DiMenna-Nyselius Library Multimedia Room
The Center for Catholic Studies sponsors the Living Theology Workshop with Dr. Al Benney, Religious Studies Department, Fairfield University. Admission is free and the public is welcome. For information, contact Jocelyn Collen at (203) 254-4000, ext. 3415.

Monday, February 9 at 8 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts
Open VISIONS Forum presents Lincoln biographer and Sr. Vice President, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Harold Holzer in celebration of the Lincoln Bicentennial. The event is a Community partnership with the Pequot Library. Tickets are $45.

Monday, February 9 at 7:30 p.m., Charles F. Dolan School of Business Dining Room
The Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center for Judiac Studies of the College of Arts and Sciences presents Cheryl Greenberg, professor of History, Trinity College who will speak on "Troubling the Waters: Black-Jewish Relations in the American Century." Admission is free and seating is limited. Please contact Judiac Studies at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2006 to register.

Wednesday, February 18 at 8 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts
Open VISIONS Forum presents Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker. Mayor Booker speaks on "Bridging the Divide: The Strengths and Challenges of Diversity in America". Tickets are $45.

Films

Wednesday, February 11 at 7 p.m., the DiMenna-Nyselius Library, Multimedia Room Director of American Studies Dr. Leo O'Connor, presents "Americans in Post-WWII Europe: A Film Perspective in a Series of Four Films." Dr. O'Connor will introduce each film and lead a discussion after the film. The second film in the series, "The Third Man" (1949) is directed by Carol Reed and starring Orson Welles and Joseph Cotton. Robert Krasker won an Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White. Story and screenplay by Graham Greene. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, February 25 at 7 p.m., the DiMenna-Nyselius Library, Multimedia Room
Director of American Studies Dr. Leo O'Connor, presents "Americans in Post-WWII Europe: A Film Perspective in a Series of Four Films." Dr. O'Connor will introduce each film and lead a discussion after the film. The third film in the series, "An American in Paris" (1951), directed by Vincent Minnelli and starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron. Won six Academy Awards including Best Picture to producer Arthur Freed and Best Writing, Story and Screenplay to Alan Jay Lerner. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Young Audiences

Sunday, February 8 at 1 and 3 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts
Monday, February 9 at 10 a.m., ArtsBound performance, Quick Center for the Arts
The Theatreworks/USA production of "Nate the Great" entertains young audiences from grades K-4. Who do you call when there's a mystery you just can't solve? Nate the Great, of course! But, can he solve the baffling case of the missing painting? Find out in this new musical based on the book by Marjorie Weinmen Sharmat. Tickets for the Sunday performances are $15 adults, $12 children; for the Monday ArtsBound performance, $7.

Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery

January 22-March 8,
Marilyn Cohen: Layers of Time and Memories, A retrospective of hand-dyed watercolor torn paper collage portraits from 1988-2006. Marilyn Cohen's work is a reflection of collage - layers of lives and families, images and memories. The colors and textures are like the colors and textures in each life. The layers of paper echo the layers of generations that create a family while she creates a celebration of life.

Admission to the gallery is free. The hours are: Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m. Closed Monday. The gallery is always open when performances occur at the Quick Center.

Unless otherwise noted, tickets are now available online at fairfield.edu/quick or call the Quick Center Box Office at (203) 254-4010. The toll free number is 1-877-ARTS-396. For more information, visit fairfield.edu/quick

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