Arts & Culture Calendar

November 2017

Wednesday, November 1 - 11:20 am
Mallery Music Room, Fine Arts Building, second floor

Featuring violinist Kinga Augustyn and pianist Kalina Mrmevska. Take a midday break and listen to live music performed by visiting professional artists. Free parking is available between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on concert days only. See more information about parking for the Mallery Concert Series.

Wednesday, November 1 - 11:30 am
Stedman Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Keith Green, associate professor of English and director of the Africana Studies program, will present Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine in historic context. All attendees will receive a free copy of Citizen: An American Lyric.

Wednesday, November 1 - 7:30 pm
Walter K. Gordon Theater

One of the hottest tickets on Broadway, Hello, Dolly!, owes it all to Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker. Wilder's timeless farce is full of outrageous humor, deceit, and ridiculous romance. The Matchmaker will leave audiences howling with laughter.  

Thursday, November 2 - 7:30 pm
Walter K. Gordon Theater

One of the hottest tickets on Broadway, Hello, Dolly!, owes it all to Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker. Wilder's timeless farce is full of outrageous humor, deceit, and ridiculous romance. The Matchmaker will leave audiences howling with laughter.

Friday, November 3 - 9:30 am to Saturday, November 4 - 5:00 pm
Writers House, 305 Cooper Street

The Digital Studies Center at Rutgers University–Camden invites participants to a free, public conference delving into the world of digital language art – an emerging field that explores the interactions between texts produced in conjunction with other media, including visual art, sound art, games, installation art, video, and live performance.

Friday, November 3 - 10:00 am
Walter K. Gordon Theater

One of the hottest tickets on Broadway, Hello, Dolly!, owes it all to Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker. Wilder's timeless farce is full of outrageous humor, deceit, and ridiculous romance. The Matchmaker will leave audiences howling with laughter.

High school matinee tickets: Contact Stass Shpanin at stass.shpanin@scarletmail.rutgers.edu or 856-225-6176.

Friday, November 3 -
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Camden County Library, Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch

Everyone’s favorite storyteller, Kyle Jakubowski, will weave his delightful word magic and captivate children of all ages through interactive storytelling. The children help to tell the stories through call-and-response, creative movement, and other ways that provide engaged learning and encourage an interest in reading. Space is limited. Call ahead to reserve your space. Contact Miranda Powell at 856-225-6202. Ages 12 and under.

Friday, November 3 - 7:30 pm
Walter K. Gordon Theater

One of the hottest tickets on Broadway, Hello, Dolly!, owes it all to Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker. Wilder's timeless farce is full of outrageous humor, deceit, and ridiculous romance. The Matchmaker will leave audiences howling with laughter.

Saturday, November 4 - 7:30 pm
Walter K. Gordon Theater

One of the hottest tickets on Broadway, Hello, Dolly!, owes it all to Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker. Wilder's timeless farce is full of outrageous humor, deceit, and ridiculous romance. The Matchmaker will leave audiences howling with laughter.

Sunday, November 5 - 2:00 pm
Walter K. Gordon Theater

One of the hottest tickets on Broadway, Hello, Dolly!, owes it all to Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker. Wilder's timeless farce is full of outrageous humor, deceit, and ridiculous romance. The Matchmaker will leave audiences howling with laughter.  

Wednesday, November 8 - 11:20 am
Mallery Music Room, Fine Arts Building, second floor

Featuring Duo Ephelia: pianist Milena Zhivotovskaya and clarinetist  Amy Glover. Take a midday break and listen to live music performed by visiting professional artists. Free parking is available between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on concert days only. See more information about parking for the Mallery Concert Series.

Wednesday, November 8 -
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Writers House, 305 Cooper Street , Room 102

Writers in Camden guest Okey Ndibe leads a fiction workshop. Submit up to 10 pages of prose by Oct. 23 to be considered for the workshop. Participants who wish to observe may also request the writing samples in advance. 

Wednesday, November 8 - 7:00 pm
Stedman Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Authors Peter Ho Davies and Okey Ndibe will read from their work. Learn more and RSVP for the reading.

The Rutgers–Camden MFA in creative writing program attracts some of the nation's top visiting writers. Join us for a free series of readings by prizewinning authors of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. A reception and signing follows each reading.

Friday, November 10 - 6:00 pm
Fine Arts Building, Black Box Studio

Learn about Old English oral performance and hear selections of the Old English epic poem Beowulf. Aaron Hostetter, associate professor of English, is hosting the event with Chris Vinsonhaler, assistant professor of English, Borough of Manhattan Community College. Vinsonhaler will recite the poem while playing the harp. Admission is free. 

Monday, November 13 - 11:20 am
Black Box Theater, Fine Arts Building

Adam Vidiksis is a composer, conductor, percussionist, improviser, and technologist who is equally comfortable with electronic and acoustic composition. On faculty at Temple University and the SPLICE Institute, he is the 2017–18 ACF Steven R. Gerber Composer in Residence for the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. Throughout the series, professional musicians bring new and cutting-edge music, with an emphasis on digital music and intermedia performances, to Rutgers–Camden.

Monday, November 13 - 11:20 am
Digital Studies Lab, Fine Arts Building

Noteworthy artists weigh in on the theme of "Art and Technology," curated by Elizabeth Demaray, associate professor of art. Ahmed Elgammal is director of the Art and Artificial Intelligence Lab and a professor of computer science, both at Rutgers–New Brunswick.

Monday, November 13 -
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Campus Center, West ABC Conference Room

Learn about traditional Filipino dances! Enjoy a live performance of Tinkling followed by individual dance workshop stations where attendees can learn different types of Filipino line dancing. Sponsored by the Rutgers–Camden Filipino League of Innovative Pinoy Students. Learn more about International Week.

Monday, November 13 -
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room

Join us for Diwali Dhamaka, the celebration of the Indian festival of light and colors. Sponsored by the West Indian-Indian Connection. Learn more about International Week

Tuesday, November 14 -
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Campus Center, Viewing Room

Watch a documentary about the Oak Creek, Wisconsin shooting at a Sikh Gurudwara. Learn about how people across the United States came together during this tragedy and the steps taken to stop these types of situations. Sponsored by the Sikh Students Association. Learn more about International Week

Tuesday, November 14 -
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Walter K. Gordon Theater

The play Platanos and Collard Greens is a romantic comedy that addresses stereotypes, prejudices, and urban myths within the context of hip-hop, humor, and satire. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free. 

Tuesday, November 14 -
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Campus Center, Raptor Roost

A screening and discussion of First They Killed My Father, a film on the Cambodian genocide, will examine the struggles of Cambodian, Chinese, and Vietnamese communities. Sponsored by the Asian Cultural Society and the Political Science Society. Learn more about International Week.

Tuesday, November 14 -
8:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room

The Dia de los Muertos celebration is a fun way to learn about and experience the culture and traditions of the Day of the Dead via decorations, crafts, food, and music. Students will engage in cultural crafts together and see traditional Mexican mariachi music and dance. Sponsored by the Latin American Student Organization. Learn more about International Week

Wednesday, November 15 - 11:20 am
Mallery Music Room, Fine Arts Building, second floor

Featuring the Whitman Chamber Players: Lenuta Atanasiu, Clipper Erickson, Stefan Ornarson, and Mark Zaki. Take a midday break and listen to live music performed by visiting professional artists. Free parking is available between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on concert days only. See more information about parking for the Mallery Concert Series.

Thursday, November 16 -
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Student Works Gallery

Rutgers University–Camden students' artwork is currently on display in the Urban Landscapes exhibition. Enjoy free refreshments and meet the artists during this opening reception. The exhibition runs through Dec. 8.

Thursday, November 16 -
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Writers House, 305 Cooper Street

Novelist Janet Benton, author of Lilli de Jong, and Janet Golden, professor of history, Rutgers–Camden, come together to explore the ways imagination and research inform the writing of both fiction and history, drawing on their mutual interest in the history of mothers and infants. Books will be for sale following the conversation. 

Thursday, November 16 -
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Walter K. Gordon Theater

Contestants will take you on a world tour as they represent countries from around the globe with traditional clothing, performance art, and worldviews. Sponsored by the Office of International Students and Global Programs. Learn more about International Week

Thursday, November 16 -
9:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Student Housing Complex Lounge, 215 North Third Street

A popular dish among West African nations, the question of who makes the best jollof rice has been up for serious debate. Enjoy music, trivia, fun and games, and cast your vote for the best jollof rice! Sponsored by the Office of Housing and Residence Life. Learn more about International Week.

Friday, November 17 -
11:20 am to 12:20 pm
Armitage Hall, Room 123

Acclaimed mathematician Jesús María Sanz-Serna of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in Spain will present "Sympletic Runge-Kutta Schemes for Adjoint Equations, Automatic Differentiation, Optimal Control, and More." Admission is free and open to the public. Learn more

Saturday, November 18 - 7:30 pm
Walter K. Gordon Theater, Fine Arts Building

The Performance Ensemble presents an evening of 1960s soul music under the direction of Stefán Örn Arnarson, theater programs director and instructor of music. 

Monday, November 20 - 11:20 am
Digital Studies Lab, Fine Arts Building

Noteworthy artists weigh in on the theme of "Art and Technology," curated by Elizabeth Demaray, associate professor of art. Orkan Telhan is an associate professor of fine arts in the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania. His work has been exhibited in Ars Electronica and the Architectural League of New York.

Monday, November 27 - 11:20 am
Room 110, Fine Arts Building

Nationally and internationally acclaimed visual artists present lectures about their work and professional practices. Visiting artists have a chance to meet with students and the community to continue the dialogue about perspectives on contemporary art. "Beyond the Medium" is the theme for fall 2017. Learn more

Tuesday, November 28 -
12:45 pm to 1:45 pm
Campus Center, Raptor Roost

Unwind from a busy semester with a cup of coffee, tea, or hot cocoa and some live music. Presented by the Campus Activities Board. 

Tuesday, November 28 - 12:45 pm
Walter K. Gordon Theater, Fine Arts Building

The Rutgers University Singers welcome guest choirs from local area schools for an inspiring, collaborative event featuring the best of seasonal choral music. Under the direction of Julia Zavadsky, part-time lecturer of music.

Tuesday, November 28 -
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Campus Center, Raptor Roost

Andrew Shankman, associate professor of history and graduate program director for the Department of History, will discuss his book, Original Intents: Hamilton, Jefferson, Madison, and the American Founding, with Richard Demirjian, assistant teaching professor of history and director of the Rutgers–Camden Leadership Institute. Refreshments will be served, and copies of Original Intents will be available for purchase. Presented by the Leadership Institute. 

Wednesday, November 29 -
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room

Power down before final exams in the De-stress Zone with a visit from therapy dogs, a free chair massage, and more. Sponsored by Student Health Services. 

Wednesday, November 29 - 11:20 am
Mallery Music Room, Fine Arts Building, second floor

Featuring soprano Heather Fetrow and pianist Mila Henry. Take a midday break and listen to live music performed by visiting professional artists. Free parking is available between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on concert days only. See more information about parking for the Mallery Concert Series.

Wednesday, November 29 - 5:00 pm

This event has been reschduled to Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

Thursday, November 30 -
9:00 am to 1:45 pm
Writers House, 305 Cooper Street

The Writers House will transform into an intensive writing studio with Writing and Design Lab consultants available for quick writing assistance. Bagels and coffee will be served. Walk-ins are welcome, or RSVP in advance to attend. Learn more.