Tuesday, April 23
Lecture, “From African to African American: The Atlantic Slave Trade and the Black Diaspora,” by Maureen Elgersman Lee, presented in conjunction with the Gloria S. Duclos Convocation “Diaspora: Meanings of Home” exhibit, “Exodus and Exile: The Spaces of Diaspora,” 6 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. lecture, fourth floor, Glickman Family Library, Portland, free and open to the public, 780-4616.
Muskie Student Organization panel, “Getting Elected 101: The Nuts and Bolts of How to Get into an Elected or Appointed Office,” featuring Rep. William Norbert, Derrick Grant, Hugh Coxe, and Sylvia Most, 6:45 to 8 p.m., Room 627, School of Law, Portland, free and open to the public, 780-4150.
Musical Theater Cabaret directed by Will Kilroy and Beth Barefoot Jones, 7:30 p.m., Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, free and open to the public, 780-5555.
GLBTQA Brown Bag Lunches, 12 to 1 p.m., every Tuesday through May 7, Boiler Room in Woodbury Campus Center, Portland, 228-8235.
Wednesday, April 24
Muskie School Brown Bag Lunch, “Microenterprise and Women’s Business Development,” Ellen Golden of Coastal Enterprises, Inc., 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Room 506, School of Law, Portland, free and open to the public, 780-4150.
Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra conducted by Robert Lehmann, 7:30 p.m., Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, $5 public, $3 students/seniors/staff, 780-5555.
Women’s Resource Center Non-Traditional Parenting Group, 2:30 p.m., Wednesdays, childcare available, FMI call 780-4996.
Lunch and Learn, Women’s Resource Center in conjunction with Mainely Parents, on Wednesdays from 12 to 1 p.m., Woodbury Campus Center. Free and open to all. FMI 780-4996.
Thursday, April 25
USM Chamber Singers conducted by Robert Russell, 7:30 p.m., Corthell Concert Hall, $5 public, $3 students/seniors/staff, 780-5555.
Friday, April 26
Student Recognition Ceremony featuring Fullbright-in-Residence Amy Tsanga, 2 to 4 p.m., Woodbury Campus Center, Portland, 780-4429.
Performance art, “multi-medi@tion,” original work by USM students led by Assunta Kent, 7:30 p.m., April 26, 27, 30 and May 1 through 4; 5 p.m., April 28, Russell Hall, Gorham, $10 public, $7 seniors, $5 students/staff, 780-5151. FOR MORE, SEE PAGE 11.
DaPonte String Quartet residency with pianist Laura Kargul, 8 p.m., Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, $10 public, $7 seniors/staff, $5 students, 780-5555.
Saturday, April 27
Master class with members of the DaPonte String Quartet, 1 to 3 p.m., Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, $5 to observe, 780-5555.
Chamber Music Awards Concert honoring excellence in chamber music, 8 p.m., Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, free and open to the public, 780-5555.
Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon,” USM Southworth Planetarium, 8:30 p.m., see full listing under ONGOING.
Sunday, April 28
Trombone choir directed by Mark Manduca, 8 p.m., Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, free and open to the public, 780-5555.
Monday, April 29
The Fourth Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival, a performance of 10 ten-minute student productions, through Student Performing Artists, 8 p.m., the Main Stage at Russell Hall, Gorham campus (subject to change to the Lab Theater, downstairs in Russell Hall) $1 admission donations accepted. FMI call 780-5151. SEE STORY NEXT PAGE.
USM Southworth Planetarium astronomy shows, 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays; laser shows, 8:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays; children’s shows 3 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays; star shows $4.50 adults, $3.50 children/seniors/students; laser shows $5 adults, $4 children/students; matinees $3.50 per person, http://www.usm.maine.edu/planet, 780-4249.
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