Theatre UNCA continues its fall season with three one-act plays by Tennessee Williams, including "The Strangest Kind of Romance," "Portrait of a Madonna" and "Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen" from November 18-20. These performances are the last of a series of Williams' one-act plays staged throughout the fall semester. Performances will take place at UNC Asheville’s Carol Belk Theater. Curtain is 8 p.m. All shows are open to the public.
"SHIFT," a site-specific exhibition featuring work by UNC Asheville Multimedia Arts and Sciences students will take place from 7-10 p.m. November 12-13 on UNC Asheville's campus in and around Zeis Hall. The exhibition will begin both nights with an opening reception in the main lobby of UNC Asheville's Zeis Hall, where maps to the installations will be available.
Nationally and internationally celebrated storytellers David Novak and Barbara Freeman will present "Traditional Tales: Fairy Tales & Appalachian Folklore," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, in UNC Asheville's Humanities Lecture Hall. The event is appropriate for adults and children ages seven and older, and is free and open to the public.
Spoken word artist, actor and activist Bobby LeFebre will bring his award-winning slam poetry to UNC Asheville for a performance at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, in UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union Grotto. The event will begin with an open mic slam; the content of this performance may not be suitable for younger audiences. The event is free and open to the public. The UNC Asheville student group HOLA (Herman@s Orgullos@s en Las Americas) will sell t-shirts and accept donations to benefit its scholarship fund.
Author, editor and teacher Joy Neaves will lead a reading of local writers' works for young adults and children, in the next installment of UNC Asheville’s Fall 2010 Writers at Home series. The reading begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. It is free and open to the public.
"Neither here nor there," an exhibition of paintings, drawing transfers and a sound installation by UNC Asheville senior Giedre Krulikas, will be on view from November 12-23 in UNC Asheville's S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, located on the main floor of Owen Hall.
UNC Asheville's Dance Program will hold its 13th annual benefit performance "Everybody Can-Can" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, in UNC Asheville's Lipinsky Auditorium. Admission is $5 or four cans of food at the door. All canned goods will be donated to Manna Food Bank and cash proceeds will benefit UNC Asheville's Dance Program.
On November 19 and 20, UNC Asheville will host a conference of poets and mathematicians celebrating "Oulipo," a literary movement founded in France 50 years ago this month. "Oulipo is mathematics and poetry in their most intimate interaction," says Patrick Bahls, associate professor mathematics at UNC Asheville one of the conference organizers. The term Oulipo is also used to describe forms of constrained and experimental poetry often involving the use of mathematics.
"Lilliputia," an exhibition of 12 photographs by UNC Asheville senior Brandon Phillips, will be on view in UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union Gallery from October 29 – November 9. Phillips' exhibit explores the nature of the human image by presenting a doll as "human." The show is a culmination of Phillips' work toward a bachelor's degree at UNC Asheville. There is an opening reception at 6 p.m. on October 29. The event is free and open to the public.
Karen Sotiropoulos, internationally known historian, will speak on, "Hokum: A History of Black Popular Culture," at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, in UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union, room 222. The event is free and open to the public.