Memory Lane: Past LGBTQ Events

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Spring 2013

Friday, January 18, noon: Join the Elon community and Lock Arms for Peace as we walk from Young Commons to Moseley (yes, on the grass!), pausing to think about past struggles, symbolically bury the violence and oppression we've faced in the last year, and look forward to working together for peace and harmony. Sponsored by the MultiCultural Center and our University Chaplain, Jan Fuller, open to all members of the community, and a welcome reminder of Dr. King's important call to work together for justice everywhere and for everyone!

Tuesday, January 22, 7pm: Brother Outsider. Join us for a screening of this documentary about the life of Bayard Rustin, openly gay social justice activist and important colleague of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We'll be in McEwen 011.

Fall 2012

Aug 30: LGBTQIA New Student Welcome. For the first time ever, we will be hosting a welcoming event for new students from across the rainbow. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, or Ally: you're all welcome at Elon, but let's make it official! Join us for refreshments, a brief run-down on what's available to you as a new member of our communities, and some meet-n-greet. (Shy? That's okay! Come and be shy. Not ready to stake your place in the alphabet? That's okay! Come and be indeterminate. No previous experience or naming necessary.) LGBTQ Resource Room, Powell House, 5:45pm.

Aug 31: LGBTQ Resource Room Open House. Join folks from across the Elon community and beyond in celebrating the opening of the LGBTQ Resource Room in Powell House. 3-5pm, drop by anytime for refreshments and to see the space and meet our staff.

Sept 14: Elon goes to Green Queen Bingo in Greensboro, our beloved partners the Guilford Green Foundation's regular fundraiser. Missed out? Go to another one! More info here.

Sept 18: Amendment One: What Really Happened? Two of Elon's finest faculty, Political Science Professor Laura Roselle and Law School Professor Sonya Garza will give their take on what the poll numbers really meant and what impact the amendment may be having on family law. 6:30pm, Belk Pavilion 208.


Oct 2: Jonathan D. Katz, "Queer before Stonewall: Art, Eros and The Sixties." Come to Yeager Recital Hall at 6pm to meet an art world rockstar! Katz is co-curator of Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, the first queer exhibition ever mounted at a major US museum. He was founding director of Yale's Lesbian and Gay Studies Program, the first in the Ivy League. A pioneering scholar, in 1990, he was the first full-time American academic to be tenured in the field of gay and lesbian studies and founded and chaired both the Harvey Milk Institute, the largest queer studies institute in the world, and the Queer Caucus for Art of the College Art Association. He also co-founded Queer Nation, San Francisco, and the Gay and Lesbian Town Meeting, the organization that successfully lobbied for queer anti-discrimination statutes in the city of Chicago. He is the president and chief curator of the new Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York City.

Oct 11: National Coming Out Day. Come to Spectrum's "Coming Out All Over" event at 6:00pm in Oaks 212. There will be a panel of students and facstaff telling their coming out stories. In the meantime contemplate how important it is to be supportive of people who are coming out and share your stories of coming out to those around you as something (anything) that they might not like for you to be.

Oct 19 and 20: Homecoming! Our first full-on Elon LGBTQIA Alumni Network Homecoming. Join us at any or all of the following:
Friday, 6-8pm: LGBTQ Resource Room Open House. Drop by, have refreshments, and check out our new space!
Friday, 7pm sharp: Resource Room Ribbon Cutting and Alumni Network Awards Ceremony. Help us recognize the great work alumni and others have done in supporting and improving the lives of LGBTQIA people both at Elon and in other communities.
Saturday, 12:30-2:30: Tailgate with fellow alums or new friends.

Oct 22: It Gets Better! 7pm & 9pm, Yeager Recital Hall. The amazing Alpha Psi Omega students plus other Elon students who sing, dance, act, or speak will bring us another amazing It Gets Better Night with fundraising for the Project and an atmosphere of joyful musicality that makes an episode of Glee look boring. So excited you want to donate twice? Or confused about what Project entails? Check it out here. I highly recommend the Tim Gunn video.

Oct 26: International Intersex Awareness Day Film Screening, 5pm to 7pm, McEwen 011. "Intersex refers to a series of medical conditions in which a child's genetic sex (chromosomes) and phenotypic sex (genital appearance) do not match, or are somehow different from the "standard" male or female. About one in 2,000 babies are born visibly intersexed, while some others are detected later." (

Nov 6: F to eMbody, 7:30pm, McKinnon. Who isn't excited to see the biggest names in transgender hip hop and multimedia performance? Katastrophe and Athens Boys Choir wake and shake you up (and educate you!).

SPECIAL EVENT:  November 9: Come on out to Powell House and celebrate the LGBTQ victories in the recent election! 4-6 PM this Friday.

Nov 20: National Transgender Day of Remembrance. Events tba.

Dec 1: World AIDS Day. Events tba!

Spring 2012

Jan 14: "Elon Cares" benefit concert for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, performed by students in Elon's Performing Arts Department. Two shows, 6:30 and 8:30, in Yeager Recital Hall. Admission is free but donations are welcome and a silent auction and raffle will take place. Sponsored by the Performing Arts Department.

Jan 15: Beloved Community Peace Journey & Candlelight Vigil in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Join the Elon community, including co-sponsors Spectrum, in a Peace Journey that will meet at Boney Fountain at 4pm, or just meet us in the Academic Pavillion ampitheater in front of Lindner Hall at 4:45pm for the Candlelight Vigil, co-sponsored and co-led by the LGBTQ Office. Organized by the Multicultural Center, these events have many co-sponsors so we won't list them all here. Come out and feel the shared sense of purpose!

Feb 15: Elon will take part in "Race to the Ballot", a state-wide campaign led by The Coalition to Protect NC Families to defeat the proposed anti-LGBTQI Amendment to the NC state constitution that will be voted on in the May 8 primary. McKinnon Hall, 7-9pm. A capella groups will compete, voter registration forms will be handed out, people who have run to raise money will rest their feet, education will occur. Voter registration will also happen at this week's college coffee.

Feb 17: "Gathering of LGBT Community and Friends." Join folks from around Alamance County at Replacements LTD (1089 Knox Rd., McLeansville) at 6:30pm for dinner, musical entertainment, and discussion of community efforts to defeat "Amendment One". Email for more information.

Feb 23: "Intersections: A Conversation About Race, Sexuality, and Religion with Dr. Roger A. Sneed." Sneed, from Furman University, recently published the book Representations of Homosexuality: Black Liberation Theology and Cultural Criticism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). 4:30-5:30pm, Belk Library room 206.

Feb 24: Dr. Marvin Ellison will speak from 9:25-10:35am on strategies the interfaith movement has used to fight for marriage equality in Maine. This keynote is part of a day-long symposium, "Sex, Religion, and the Public Square:  Religious Discourse in Debates about Same-Sex Marriage" sponsored by the Elon Center for the Study of Religion.

Mar 30-31: Elon's first EVER LGBTQIA Alumni Summit! Did you graduate from Elon? Want to get involved as an LGBTQIA alum? Join us! Contact Durice White for more info (

Apr 4: Women's and Gender Studies “open class” on Queer Theory at Elon, 5-6:30pm, Duke 202. Join students from the WGS capstone class (WGS 300), Kirstin Ringelberg, and Elizabeth Nelson for a facilitated conversation.

Apr 5: This is the last day to register to vote in North Carolina.

Apr 5: Vote Against Photo Project! Come to McKinnon E&F in Moseley between 10am and 4pm to have your picture taken showing your commitment to vote against Amendment One. T-shirts to wear for the shoot will be provided, and a donation lets you take one home. Free and open to the public.

Apr 12: Non-Violence Studies is sponsoring a talk by Anna Kirey on "LGBT rights in Eastern Europe and post-Soviet Union: Activism, State Response and International Organizations." 4:15-5:30, Gray Pavilion 201.

Apr 12: The Liberal Arts Forum hosts trans legend Kate Bornstein in Whitley Auditorium at 7:30pm. Bornstein is the author of several books, including the groundbreaking Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us (Vintage, 1995) and currently blogs on alternatives to suicide for "teens, freaks, and other outlaws".

Apr 15: Religious Studies, the Truitt Center, and the LGBTQ Office are co-hosting a screening of the documentary "Love Free or Die" about the consecration of gay and lesbian bishops in the Episcopal church--discussion with the filmmaker to follow the screening. McEwen 011, 6pm.

Apr 16-20: Pride Week. Spectrum and the LGBTQ Office will be hosting a slew of events:
Monday: Open Mike, Irazu, 7-9pm
Tuesday: College Coffee 30-second Weddings, 9:40-10:20am; Healthy Sex Talk, Commuter Lounge/Oak Room, 7:30pm.
Thursday: Screening of award-winning documentary Gen Silent (, Commuter Lounge, 7pm.
Friday: Day of Silence all day, followed by Pride Parade (5pm, gather at Boney Fountain outside of Moseley) and Bar-B-Queer.
Saturday: Drag Show, Oaks 212, 7:30pm.

Apr 18: Public Gathering on the Implications of NC Amendment One, sponsored by the Elon Community Church UCC. Presentations on the legal and religious implications of the issue from Jimmy Creech, Elon Law Profs Michael Rich and Sonya Garza, and Religious Studies Prof Lynn Huber. 7pm in the Sanctuary of the Elon Community Church.

Apr 19: Early Voting Begins in North Carolina.

May 8: NC state primary voting. Get out and vote against the anti-LGBTQI amendment!

May 9: Vote Against Post-Mortem, Moseley 215, 5pm. Gather with our broadest community to process the May 8th outcome. Food, music, and wisdom from community leaders provided.

May 13: Lavender Graduation, 4 to 6pm. Graduating students (from any program or school) will be celebrated and receive rainbow tassels to wear at graduation. Contact us if you want to be involved!

Fall 2011

Sept 12: Vigil to Protest Anti-LGBTQ Amendment to State Constitution

October: LGBTQ History Month. Visit the display in Belk Library, Oct 10th to the 16th.

Oct 11: National Coming Out Day. Visit the SPECTRUM table at College Coffee and/or come to "Coming Out All Over" (Moseley Commuter Lounge, 6-8pm; participants share their coming out stories.)

Oct 13: “Two Studies of Francis Bacon and the Male Body”, a lecture and discussion of the British painter's work featuring Kent Britnall, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, UNC-Charlotte, from 7-8 pm in the Isabella Cannon Gallery, Center for the Arts.

Oct 21-23: Coming to Homecoming? See the "Alumni" page for information on our events.

Nov 8: Jimmy Creech Book Signing and Reading, Elon School, 201 S. O'Kelly Avenue, 7:30-9pm. Sponsored by PFLAG Alamance, Spectrum, the Truitt Center, and Life's Journey United Church of Christ.

Nov 11: LGBTQ Office Open House, Moseley 215, 2-4pm. Come to share in community building and open, informal conversation about LGBTQIA issues on campus. Arrive and leave at your convenience.

Nov 17: Trans 101 Workshop, Lindner Pavilion 208, 5-7pm. Curious about what transgender is all about? Come to this workshop headed by Maddy Goss and help spread awareness.

Nov 20: Trans Day of Remembrance Vigil, Outdoor Location TBA (probably the grass in front of Moseley), 6pm.

Nov 28: It Gets Better Fundraiser, Yeager Recital Hall. Co-sponsored by Alpha Psi Omega, the theater honor society. Students will enact a variety of performances in two shows, one at 7pm and another at 8:30pm, to raise money for the It Gets Better Project. Admission is free, but come on! $1 to stop the bullying and hate? Easy choice.

Fall 2013


15 - Thu:  Residence Life's RA Resource Fair Tabling / 1:30-2:45 (Oaks 212)

15 - Thu:  LGBTQIA Ally 101 for Admissions Officers / 3-4 (Moseley Center - 1st Floor)

17 - Sat:  LGBTQIA Alumni Network's Leadership Team Mtg / 10-4 (Johnston Hall)

20 - Tue:  LGBTQIA Ally 101 for Multicultural Center SMART Mentors / 9:30am-12pm (KBOC)

20 - Tue:  New Faculty Orientation Tabling / 2-3 (Belk Pavilion)

21 - Wed:  "Campus of Difference" ADL Training for Planning Week faculty & staff / 12:30-4:30

24 - Sat:  LGBTQIA Student College Fair (collabo with Admissions) / 12:-5 (Charlotte Pride Festival)

29 - Thu:  New Student Welcome / 5:45-7:30 (Moseley Center - Elingburg Room in Stu Prof Dev't Center)


4 - Sun:  University Tour Guides LGBTQIA 101 Training / 3-4 (Lakeside 2nd Floor)

10 - Tue:  PFLAG Alamance Mtg / 7pm-8:30pm (Elon Community Church)

11 - Wed:  Guest Lecture for Elon 101 Honors Course / 11-12

12 - Thu:  Guest Lecture for WGS 110 Sex & Gender Course / 10:30-12:10

12 - Thu:  Women's & Gender Studies Focus Groups / 2-4 (Mooney 103)

13 - Fri:  Women's & Gender Studies Focus Groups / 10-12 (Mooney 103)

13 - Fri:  Women's & Gender Studies Focus Groups / 1-3 (Mooney 103)

14 - Sat:  Greensboro Triad Pride / 11-5

24 - Tue:  Decorate the Gender & LGBTQIA Resource Room / 7pm-9pm (Moseley 211)

25 - Wed:  Guest Lecture COM 312 Strategic Writing with Matthew Antonio Bosch, director of Elon's GLC / 10:50-12:15

25 - Wed:  Guest Lecture COM 312 Strategic Writing with Matthew Antonio Bosch, director of Elon's GLC / 12:15-1:30

25 - Wed:  Guest Lecture EDU 211 School & Society with Matthew Antonio Bosch, director of Elon's GLC / 3:35-5:15

26 - Thu:  Guest Lecture for WGS 110 Sex & Gender Course with Matthew Antonio Bosch, director of Elon's GLC / 10:30-12:10

26 - Thu:  RAINN Day for Sexual Violence Awareness / 1:00-4:00 (Moseley, Speaker's Corner)

26 - Thu:  Spectrum Stu Org Mtg - 7:30pm-8:30pm / Lindner 102

26 - Thu:  Decorate the Gender & LGBTQIA Resource Room / 8:30pm-10pm (Moseley 211)

28 - Sat:  Raleigh-Durham Pride Festival & Elon Walking in the Pride Parade / 11-5

30 - Mon:  WGSAC Women's & Gender Studies Advisory Council / 12-1:30

30 - Mon:  SAGIC Sexual Assault & Gender Issues Committee / 5-7 (Lindner 206)


1 - Tue:  Grand Opening of the Gender & LGBTQIA Resource Room / 4:15pm-5pm (Moseley Center / McKinnon D)

3 - Thu:  Guest Lecture for WGS 110 Sex & Gender Course / 10:30-12:10

7 - Mon:  LGBTQIA Training for sorority Zeta Tau Alpha / 8pm-9pm

8 - Tue:  "National Coming Out Week" College Coffee / 9:40am-10:20am (Phi Beta Kappa plaza)

8 - Tue:  PFLAG Alamance Mtg / 7pm-8:30pm (Elon Community Church)

10 - Thu:  "Laramie Inside Out" Meet-and-Greet with filmmaker Prof. Bev Seckinger / 4-5 (GLC in Moseley 211)

10 - Thu:  "Laramie Inside Out" film screening and Q&A with filmmaker Prof. Beverly Seckinger / 7pm-9pm (Moseley, McKinnon D)

15 - Tue:  "Campus of Difference" ADL Training for Division of Student Life / 8:15am-12:15pm

16 - Wed:  LGBTQIA Training for Residence Life RAs / 7:30-10pm

17 - Thu:  Talking about "Teaching While Gay" (collabo with Center for Advancement of Teaching & Learning) / 4:15-5:30pm (Location TBA)

18 - Fri:  Center for Leadership "Identity Retreat" for advanced leaders / 2-5

21 - Mon:  Guest Lecture for Elon 101 course / 2-3

21 - Mon:  Keynote Speech at Isabella Cannon Leadership Capstone Dinner / 5:30-7:30pm (Performing Arts Center)

22 - Tue:  LGBTQIA Employee Resource Group's Inaugural Mtg / 12-1:15 (Oaks 212)

28 - Mon:  Keynote Speech at Burlington Community Event / 5-7 (Historic Depot, Downtown Burlington)

30 - Wed:  "Faith, Sexuality, & Social Justice Dialogue / 7:30-9:30pm (Numen Lumen Pavilion - McBride Room)

31 - Thu:  Guest Lecture for WGS 110 Sex & Gender Course with Matthew Antonio Bosch, director of Elon's GLC / 10:30am-12:10pm


1 - Fri:  Elon Law School Symposium on LGBTQIA Law Topics / 9am-3pm (Elon Law School in Downtown Greensboro)

1 - Fri:  "Do Babies Matter?  Gender & Family in the Ivory Tower" / 12:00-1:30 (Moseley 215)

4 - Mon:  Student Meet-and-Greet with Dr. Kenji Yoshino / 2:30-3:30pm / email to join!

4 - Mon:  "Covering:  Hidden Assaults on Our Civil Rights" Keynote for Liberal Arts Forum with Dr. Kenji Yoshino / Reception at 5:30pm (Performing Arts Center) / Presentation at 7:30pm (McCrary Theatre)

5 - Tue:  "Tomboy" Film Screening with GLC & French Honor Society / 6-8 (McEwen 011)

8 - Fri:  Elon Open House for ALL students, employees, & alumni as part of Homecoming Weekend with LGBTQIA Alumni Network / 3-5 (Moseley 211)

9 - Sat:  LGBTQIA Alumni Tailgate / 11-1 (Hunt Field)

10 - Sun:  LGBTQIA Alumni Network Awards Brunch / 11-1 (Moseley McKinnon D)

12 - Tue:  Dinner Discussion Group for LGBTQIA Students of Color / 6-7 (Moseley 211)

12 - Tue:  "Half The Sky" film screening on Pro-Feminism / 7-9:30 (McEwen 011)

12 - Tue:  "Eyes Wide Open" film screening on Judaism & LGBTQIA topics / 7-9:30 (LaRose Digital Theatre, Koury)

13 - Wed:  Focus Group for LGBTQIA Employees / 12:10-1:10 (Belk Pavilion 201)

13 - Wed:  "What is Normal?" Zeta Phi Beta Sorority event on marriage, sexuality, PDA, & LGBTQIA topics  / 6:30-7:30pm (KOBC 145)

14 - Thu:  "Supporting Transgender Students from the Top Down" session for Academic Deans & Student Life Deans / 11:45am-1:15pm

14 - Thu:  Focus Group for LGBTQIA Employees / 5:15-6:30 (Lindner 206)

14 - Thu:  Spectrum & EFFECT decorate their shared office space / 7:30-9:30 (Moseley 105G)

15 - Fri:  SUB Live brings "Carlie & Doni" LGBTQIA comedians / 8:30-9:30 (Moseley Center's Irazu Coffeeshop)

18 - Mon:  Guest Lecture for Intro to Religious Studies REL 110 with Matthew Antonio Bosch, director of Elon's GLC / 1:40-2:50

18 - Mon:  Mock Jewish Same-Sex Wedding / 5:30PM (Truitt Center, Numen Lumen Pavilion)




5- Wed: "Feminist Victories and Missteps in 2013" InQueeries student discussion series hosted by Ray Dietz, GLC Student Assistant (1:00-1:45, Moseley 211)

10 - Mon: "LGBT Politics and Activism in Croatia and the U.S." guest Lecture from Croatian LGBT activist & gender theorist Mima Simic, moderated by Prof. Kate Bruce (5:30-7:00 Isabella Cannon Room, Performing Arts Center) -

11- Tue: Film Screening of "Fine Dead Girls" 1st Croatian LGBT film (7:00, McEwen 011)

14- Fri : The Vagina Monologues performance / 6:30 (Whitley Auditorium)

14- Fri: The Vagina Monologues performance / 9:00 (Whitley Auditorium)

16- Sun: Film Screening of Miss Representation / 2pm (LaRosa Digital Theatre)

18- Tues: "The Representation Project" by Jennifer Seibel Newsom/ 7:30 (Whitley Auditorium)

19- Wed: "LGBTQIA Visibility in the Media" InQueeries student discussion series hosted by Ray Dietz, GLC Student Assistant (1:00-1:45, Moseley 211)

19- Wed: Ryan Van Meter, guest reading & author of If You Knew Then What I Know Now / 7:30 (Johnston Hall)

19- Wed: Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live) speaker and comedic performance / 8:30, McCrary Theatre)

20- Thu: Film Screening (and faculty Q&A) of Half The Sky / 7:00-9:30 (McEwen 011)


5- Wed: "Beyond Gay and Lesbian - Visibilitly for Bisexual, Trans*, and Queer People" InQueeries student discussion series hosted by Ray Dietz, GLC Student Assistant (1:00-1:45, GLC Moseley 211)

6 - Thu:  "To Transgender:  Identity & Community" led by Prof. Anne Bolin (3pm, Lindner 207), sponsored by Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life

7 - Fri:  Spectrum & Effect joint student activist dinner (6:00, GLC Moseley 211)

11- Thu:  "Women's Athletics at Elon" discussion and panel (4:15-6:00, Isabella Cannon Room in Performing Arts Center)

11- Thu:  “Hip Check: Queer Experiments in Looking and Writing” with Erica Rand, Art History Speaker (6:00, LaRose Digital Theatre) -

11- Thu:  LGBTQIA Alumni Career Panel (7:00-8:30, Oaks 212) - food provided -

17- Mon: Painter Exhibition, Patrick Earl Hammie: Significant Other/ Reception 12:30pm (Gallery 406, Arts West)

17- Mon: Painter Exhibition, Patrick Earl Hammie: Significant Other/ Exibition 5:00pm (Gallery 406, Arts West)

19- Wed: "A is for What? Allies & Asexuals in the Queer Community" InQueeries student discussion series hosted by Ray Dietz, GLC Student Assistant (1:00-1:45, Moseley 211)

19- Wed:  Male Identity Project (date/location to be announced)


Pride Week is April 7-11th

2- Wed: "Queer Assimilation" InQueeries student discussion series hosted by Ray Dietz, GLC Student Assistant (1:00-1:45, Moseley 211)

4- Fri: Campus Conversation: Advancing LGBTQIA Campus Climate at Elon

8-Tues: 30- Second Marriages at College Coffee 30 second marriage ceremonies for any students to marry whomever or whatever they want with vows officiated by Reverend Jan Fueller of the Truitt Center

10- Thurs: Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes; Part One: Millennium Approaches / 7:30 (McCrary Theatre)

10- Thurs: Ally Night Spectrum's identity workshop, members are encouraged to bring a friend who interested in learning more about being an Ally (7pm Linder 102)

11- Fri: Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes; Part One: Millennium Approaches / 7:30 (McCrary Theatre)

11-Fri: Day of Silence A national day of action in which students remain silent to call attention to the silencing effects of LGBTQIA bullying and harrassment

11-Fri: Dragstravaganza Elon's student Drag Night created to break the silence. Includes student performers and drag competitions and mocktails catered by SPARKS. (8:30 Taphouse)

12- Sat: Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes; Part One: Millennium Approaches / 7:30 (McCrary Theatre)

13- Sun: Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes; Part One: Millennium Approaches / 2:00 (McCrary Theatre)

16- Wed: "Labels in the LGBTQIA Community" InQueeries student discussion series hosted by Ray Dietz, GLC Student Assistant (1:00-1:45, Moseley 211)

16- Wed: Take Back the Night sexual assault awareness rally and speak out, hosted by SPARKS and EFFECT as part of Elon's Support Survivors Campaign

17- Thu:  Faith & Sexuality Dialogue sponsored by Spectrum (queer-straight student alliance) & InterVarsity (Christian student organization) / (6:00-7:00, Lindner 102)

30- Wed: "State of the Union: Gender & Sexuality & Elon" InQueeries student discussion series hosted by Ray Dietz, GLC Student Assistant (1:00-1:45, Moseley 211)


5- Mon: Lavender Graduation & LGBTQIA Awards / (5:30-7:30pm, Oaks 212)

8- Thu: 25th Anniversary Women's & Gender Studies Celebration (7:00pm, Isabella Cannon Room, Performing Arts Center)