Tectonic Plates, Alamance County’s Science Café:
“What happened after the dinosaurs died?

Tuesday, February 9, 7 p.m.

Zoom discussion

Learn cutting-edge science in a relaxed informal atmosphere without all the technical jargon. Programs are held on the second Tuesday of each month (September through May). During the pandemic, meetings will be hosted on Zoom.

Information is available at https://www.facebook.com/TectonicPlatesScienceCafe.

The Hit Men

Tuesday, February 16

Virtual concert available at 5 p.m.

Relive Rock’s greatest hits with The Hit Men – the real guys who performed with legendary artists including members of Foreigner, Journey, Styx, The Hooters, Steely Dan, Cheap Trick, The Rascals, Alan Parsons, 3 Dog Night, Cream, Grand Funk and The Who. Their exciting multimedia concert celebrates these mega-stars with first-hand experiences to rock history and performances of classic hits including “Layla,” “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “I Want To Know What Love Is,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Sunshine of Your Love,” “Eye in the Sky” and many more!

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, February 17, 12:15 and 9 p.m.

Elon Community Church

All are welcome to receive ashes during a worship service beginning the Christian season of Lent. The 12:15 p.m. worship is ecumenical (Protestant and Catholic), and the 9 p.m. service is Catholic Mass. Shorter Ash Wednesday services will also be made available throughout the day to accommodate more people. Please visit https://org.elon.edu/ccm for the full up-to-date schedule. Sponsored by Catholic Campus Ministry, LEAF (Lutherans, Episcopalians, and Friends) and the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life

Holocaust Remembrance Speaker: “Letters to Rose”

Thursday, February 18, 5:30 p.m.

Zoom discussion

Elon University welcomes Holocaust survivor Rose Sherman Williams, who will speak in a powerful and meaningful event. The virtual conversation, titled “Letters to Rose: The horror of hate and the power of forgiveness,” will be open to the entire community. The chance to hear and meet a Holocaust survivor is diminishing, so please join us for this very special evening. Sponsored by Hillel, Jewish Life and Jewish Studies

2021 Ripple Interfaith Conference: “Intersectional Interfaith”

Friday-Saturday, February 19-20

Virtual Conference

In this Elon student-created and student-led interfaith conference, participants will engage in dialogue, reflection and training through keynote speakers, panels and interactive breakout workshops. The conference features critically acclaimed historian, outspoken advocate and activist Blair Imani and panelists Kaitlin Curtice and Olivia Elder. Intersectionality is a framework for understanding how aspects of a person’s social and political identities combine to create unique models of discrimination and privilege. We believe the interfaith movement has a responsibility to include intersectionality in its framework. This year our conference will focus on exploring privilege, discrimination and how to make interfaith an anti-racist, intersectional movement while striving for civic pluralism and equity for all.

Registration/Admission: no charge for Elon faculty, staff and students who register by Feb. 1 ($10 after Feb. 1); $25 for students, faculty and staff from surrounding colleges and universities; group rate $150 for 6 or more if registered by Feb. 1. Anyone needing assistance with the registration fee may contact Allison Pelyhes (apelyhes@elon.edu). Register at rippleconference.org. Sponsored by Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life

Department of Performing Arts presents
“The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin”

Sunday, February 21, 7:30 p.m.

Directed by Julio Agustin Matos; choreographed by Keshia Wall; music direction by Dan Gibson; dramaturg, cfrancis blackchild

Virtual performance available at www.elonperformingarts.com

In a humorous and pointed coming-of-age story spanning the 1960s through the 1990s, Viveca blithely sails through the confusing worlds of racism, sexism and Broadway showbiz until she’s forced to face the devasting effect self-denial has had on her life.

Neil Callander, “Companion Painting”

Monday, February 22 – Thursday, March 18

Art installation, Gallery 406, Arts West

Cinema is the king of narrative. Photography is a much more efficient form of documentation. Music is superior at catharsis. Television and the internet dispense propaganda. Experiencing dense paintings that slowly reveal their nature can help us contend with the pervasiveness of fast-talking, slick images. In a media-riddled world, painting is a stabilizing force. Neil Callander’s current practice revolves around painting his son from direct observation, then allowing these portraits to be color informants for invented scenes and abstract paintings built on gradations. This exhibition contains three suites of paintings – each suite featuring a small, humble source painting accompanied by its offshoots.

Callander has exhibited extensively including solo installations at Goose Barnacle, Brooklyn, New York; Bowling Green State University, Ohio; and The Kentucky School of Art, Louisville, Kentucky, as well as group exhibitions across North America. Current creative endeavors include an upcoming solo exhibition at MANIFEST Gallery in Cincinnati and participation in Art Week (July 2021) at the fabled family home of painter Fairfield Porter on Great Spruce Head Island in Maine.

Department of Performing Arts presents
“Redemption for Our Skin: The Black History Month Dance Concert”

Friday-Saturday, February 26-27, 7:30 p.m.

Directed by Keshia Wall and featuring work by Maurice Watson and North Carolina Poet Laureate
Jaki Shelton Green
Virtual performance available at www.elonperformingarts.com

The annual Black History Month dance concert will challenge the toxic belief systems that reinforce oppression, dismissal and the dehumanization of Black people in America. The concert will feature works from globally recognized working artists including North Carolina Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green, Africa Unplugged and Maurice Watson.