Calendar of Public Events

Ongoing through December 14 - Art Museum
Exhibition - "Ancient Bronzes of the Asian Grasslands." This exhibit of personal objects demonstrates the cultures of territory from northern China and Mongolia into Eastern Europe, and reveals the cross-pollination of cultures throughout the vast region. For more information, call 413-538-2096.

Ongoing - through - December 14 - Art Museum
Exhibition - "A Spectacle of Wings: Photographs by Rosalie Winard." Winard's avian portraits have been praised as both meditative and exhilarating. She photographs birds as one might a family member caught in an intimate moment. In each of her images, she slips soundlessly into a vivid and detailed realism. For more information, call 413-538-2096.

Tuesday - December 2 - 7:30 pm - Hooker Auditorium
Lecture - "Internet for the Other Five Billion." Andrew McLaughlin, Head of Global Public Policy and Government Affairs for Google, Inc., and Ethan Zuckerman, Researcher at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, will discuss the Internet and how to reach the five billion people not currently connected. For more information, call 413-538-2209.

Tuesday - December 2 - 6:30 PM - Blanchard Campus Center
Concert - "West African Drum Performance." The Five College West African Music Ensembles, directed by Faith Conant, will play excerpts from Gahu, Agbekor, and Adjogbo, music from southern Togo, Ghana, and Benin. The polyrhythmic music is played on drums of varied pitches, bells, and rattles, and accompanies beautiful songs. For more information, call 413-528-2306.

Wednesday - December 3 - 8 pm - St. Theresa's Church - 9 E. Parkview Dr. - South Hadley
Concert - Five College Early Music Collegium; Robert Eisenstein, director. Music of the 15th century Johannes Martini and 17th century Salomone Rossi. Vocal and instrumental music featuring choir, Renaissance winds and strings. For more information, call 413-528-2306.

Friday - December 5 - 8 pm - Saturday - December 6 - 8 pm - Chapin Auditorium
Performance - "The Capitol Steps: The Campaign and Suffering Tour." The Capitol Steps return to the Valley for the 7th consecutive year with a new show of political musical satire. Ticket Prices: Producer's Circle: $55; Orchestra: $37.50; Balcony 1: $32.00; Balcony 2: $27.00. Tickets are available at the University of Massachusetts Fine Arts Center Box Office in person, by phone 413-545-2511 or 800-999-UMAS, or online at

Saturday - December 6 - 8 PM - McCulloch Auditorium
Concert - "Hot Jazz on a Cold Night!" Annual winter concert by the Jazz Ensembles of Mount Holyoke, Mark Gionfriddo, director. Music by Sammy Cahn, Gordon Goodwin, Pat Metheny, Charles Mingus, and Jelly Roll Marton. For more information, call 413-538-2306.

Sunday - December 7 - 4 & 7:30 PM - Abbey Chapel
Christmas Vespers - Annual Christmas concert featuring the Mount Holyoke Glee Club, Chamber Singers and Chorale, the Mount Holyoke Orchestra, and the Vocal Jazz and Chamber Jazz Ensembles. Traditional music for the season. Limited seating. Doors open 35 minutes before the concert. For more information, call 413-538-2306.

Thursday-Saturday - December 4 - 6 - 8 pm - Sun - December 7 - 2 pm - Rooke Theatre
Play - "Brave Smiles...Another Lesbian Tragedy" by the Five Lesbian Brothers, directed by Brooke O'Harra. This part comedy-part tragedy follows the lives and loves of friends from childhood through adulthood, spanning world war, most of the 20th century, and just a few too many cocktails. Ticket prices: $5/$3. For reservations: 413-538-2406.

Monday - December 8 - 7 pm - McCulloch Auditorium
Concert - Flute Choir Recital "Hot Music for a Cold Evening." The Mount Holyoke Flute Choirs, Alison Hale, director. Spanish and Latin music with Baroque and American for balance! For more information, call 413-538-2306.

Unless otherwise noted, all events are free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.