Celebrating a Season of Peace & Joy Family Style @The RitaDec 11 | 10 am- 2 pm
Join the UW-Parkside staff & students in Celebrating a Season of Peace & Joy Family Style @The Rita! Fun family events from 10 am - 2 pm including Christmas Caroling, storytime, and a chance to see UW-Parkside's production of A Christmas Carol: On Air. A holiday mini-market featuring Parkside art students holiday gifts and stocking stuffers. Don't forget to stop at one of our Marshmallow Snowman Table and make your own snowman! More
A Christmas Carol
by Peter Church
Black Box Theatre
Dickens' classic tale reawakens the true spirit of Christmas. This timeless classic tells the tale of miserly, old Ebenezer SCrooge and his transformational journey as three ghostly visitors lead him on a trip through Christmases past, present, and yet to come. A Christmas Carol is among the most beloved stories in western literature and this year UW-Parkside goes back on the air, giving this beloved holiday tale new life through the charm and magic of a 1940s style live radio show. Sponsored by WRJN.
Dec 8 | 7:30 pm | Bedford Concert Hall
UWP Wind Ensemble and Community Band
Dec 9 | 7 pm | Bedford Concert Hall
UWP Range (The newest UWP a capella ensemble presenting original arrangements of cover songs)
The Second Mother | Dec 8-11
Brazil | 2015 | 112 min | Anna Muylaert |
In this warm and brilliantly acted drama, Val has been working as a housemaid in São Paulo so that she can send money back home and make a better life for her daughter, Jéssica, who has been left in the care of her grandfather. Val's guilt is amplified and the wealthy household under her care is disrupted when Jéssica arrives to stay with Val while she takes the entrance exam at the University of São Paulo. Providing an honest portrait of the sacrifices that working-class people make for the sake of their family, this profoundly human film deftly navigates through issues of class and guilt. 2015 Sundance Film Festival, winner: Special Jury Prize; SESC Film Festival (Brazil), winner: Best Film, Director, Actress, Screenplay, and Cinematography. Portuguese languages.
Forgotten Wars & FlowersAaron Hughes with Amber Ginsburg
Oct 26 - Dec 17
Fine Arts Gallery
Forgotten Wars & Flowers brings together solo and collaborative projects by artist, activist, and Iraq War veteran Aaron Hughes. Drawing upon work created over the past decade, the show highlights an artistic practice that seeks to bridge cultural divides and find moments of shared humanity and beauty amidst, and despite, the ongoing "Global War on Terror". The exhibition's centerpiece will be the Tea Project, a collaboration with artist Amber Ginsburg consisting of works on paper, a large scale ceramic installation, and intimate performances and dialogues hosted over cups of tea
Behind the Scenes: The World of Theatrical Design
Nov 29 - Dec 17 | Mathis Gallery
Behind the Scenes offers an inside look into the multifaceted work of theatrical designers. Long before opening night, designers initiate a process of research and idea generation and plan their final designs through sketching, drafting, rendering, and model making. Visual archives of this process are on view here, along with finished costumes, production stills, and publicity materials. The exhibition draws upon the work of UW-Parkside Assistant Professor Misti Bradford, Associate Professor Jody Sekas, and Academic Staff members Darice Damata-Geiger and Keith Harris.