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A preview of public events at the University of Minnesota, Morris and elsewhere.

Nov. 6 - Nov. 14, 2010

ART: Fall Theatre Production

The Theatre Discipline opens its 2010-11 season with Yasmina Reza's ART. This Tony award-winning comedy tests the meaning of art and the limits of friendship when an amateur art collector's purchase of an "all white" painting angers and bewilders friends and threatens to destroy long-standing friendships. ART will be performed Wednesday through Saturday, Nov. 3-6, at 7:30 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 6-7. Free, convenient parking is available in all UMM lots. For additional information, including group rates or advance ticket sales, please e-mail the theatre box office at thrpub@morris or call 320-589-6249.

Latterell Visiting Alumnus

Brent Heeringa '99, assistant professor of computer science at Williams College, is the 2010-11 Latterell Visiting Alumnus. The computer science and math major's presentation on Monday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Science Auditorium, "From Startups to Scholarship: Life in the Liberal Arts after UMM," is free and open to the public.

Pride of the Prairie Farmers Market and Fall Feast

On Tuesday, Nov. 9, UMM will host the 10th Anniversary Pride of the Prairie Farmers Market and Fall Feast, an event that aims to connect area farmers, the community, and the campus in a local, sustainable, and delicious way--through food. The Farmers Market, held in the Student Center's Oyate Hall from 1 until 5 p.m. The Pride of the Prairie Fall Feast will follow from 4:45 until 7 p.m. in the Dining Hall building on East Second Street, across from the RFC. Parking is free in all lots. Various prairie musicians will entertain. On-campus students may use their meal plan. Tickets can be purchased either in advance at the Student Center Information Desk or at the door.

Works-in-progress Reading

Fiction writer and poet Chrissy Kolaya and poet Athena Kildegaard will present a works-in-progress reading on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Briggs Library McGinnis Room. The two writers, both Morris residents, are 2010 recipients of Artist Initiative Grants for literary arts from the Minnesota State Arts Board, a highly competitive award. Kildegaard and Kolaya will read from new work made possible by the award, and audience members will have an opportunity to respond.

Mixed Student Recital

Thursday, Nov. 11, 7:30-9:30 p.m., HFA Recital Hall. Admission is free.

French Music Concert

Kevin Soucie, a singer/songwriter and guitar-playing chanteur, will perform songs from France on Friday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Common Cup. This event is sponsored by the French Club / Entre Nous. For more information contact scmartin@morris

One Voice Mixed Chorus

Choral concert on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 5:30 p.m. in HFA 160 (Recital Hall). For over 20 years One Voice Mixed Chorus has united gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender people and straight allies in working for social change. One Voice is known for musical excellence, diverse repertoire, humor and a strong commitment to community outreach.

Sponsored by E-Quality. For more information contact schli091@morris

Buckets & Tap Shoes

As part of the Performing Arts Series, Buckets & Tap Shoes will perform in Edson Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13. The group features a collection of musicians, percussionists, and dancers that bring great energy to the stage with five-gallon buckets, metal cans, found objects, and of course, tap shoes. The group received honors at the 2004 Minnesota Fringe Festival and from Minneapolis City Pages. For ticket information for the evening performance, contact the Office of Student Activities at or 320-589-6080.

Buckets & Tap Shoes Extras

On Sunday, Nov. 14, at 11 a.m. in HFA 125, the HFA theatre and dance rehearsal room, Buckets & Tap Shoes will present a tap master class that is free and open to the public. The class is intended for all levels of tap experience. Bring your tap shoes!

Chamber Ensemble Recital

Sunday, Nov. 14, at 2:30 p.m. in HFA 160 (Recital Hall). Admission is free.