The Department of World Languages and the Center for Latino Studies present "Ixcanul" (which translates roughly to "volcano" in the Mayan dialect of Kaqchikel). The plot underlines the conflict between a mother who wants to marry her daughter to a man she does not like. The young woman would prefer to run away with a boy she likes, and both of them would like to immigrate to the United States eventually. The film evidences the young woman's confrontation with the modern world-a plot point that is based on the real-life, ongoing exploitation of indigenous people in Guatemala. Free.
Natural Element Opening Reception: Friday, Feb. 10th 2017, 6 - 9 PM On display thru February. Robert Brown focuses his search for Natural Element, the people, places, and occurrences connecting our life experience, through his local cityscapes, landscapes, and seascapes. Brown’s work examines the region’s abundant and beauteous flora and fauna—inspiring NC artists for centuries.http://www.providencegallery.net
The Arts at Queens invites you to see The Charlotte Concert Band, a performing ensemble in the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance. This concert highlights some of the most celebrated festive music written for wind band. The program features the world-renown composer James Curnow as a guest conductor. The evening also includes "Festive Overture" by Dimitri Shostakovich, "Celebrations" by John Zdechlik, "La Fiesta Mexicana" by H. Owen Reed, and "Puszta" by Jan van der Roost. Charlotte Concert Band is a community band sponsored by Queens. free
The Charlotte Concert Band will present a concert entitled "Celebrations." This concert will highlight some of the most celebrated festive music written for wind band. The program will feature as a guest conductor world-renown composer, James Curnow. It will also include "Festive Overture" by Dimitri Shostakovich, "Celebrations" by John Zdechlik, "La Fiesta Mexicana" by H. Owen Reed, and "Puszta" by Jan van der Roost. Donations will be accepted. FREE
The Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice welcomes Dr. John Roth, renowned Holocaust scholar and esteemed professor of Holocaust and genocide studies. Dr. Roth is the Edward J. Sexton Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and the founding director of the Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights (now the Center for Human Rights Leadership) at Claremont McKenna College. He has published hundreds of articles, reviews and authored, co-authored or edited more than forty books. free
This exhibition is sponsored by The Arts at Queens. Opening Reception: Thursday, March 16 5-7 p.m. Exhibition: Saturday, March 4-Thursday, April 20 Weekdays 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.; weekends 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. In this exhibition "New Questions: A Body of Work," Queens Art faculty Denny Gerwin presents a progression of new artworks alongside a few preceding works. free
Unlimited bowling for only $15 per person, from 8 p.m. to midnight. There will also be live band karaoke and $3.50 NC drafts.
The Friends of the Library are pleased to host Amor Towles and Phillip Lewis at this year's Book and Author events. $35
Queens and the McColl School of Business invite you to a luncheon to celebrate the 32nd woman to be honored as the BusinessWoman of the Year recipient. This year, we will acknowledge the leadership and innovation of Andrea B. Smith. The award celebrates the achievements of exceptional women professionals who exhibit leadership as defined by the values of the McColl School of Business at Queens - competence, character and commitment to the community.
Myers Park Presbyterian Church Outreach Center-Room F102 This group meets the second Wednesday of each month. There is no charge to attend the meetings, and drop-ins are welcome. This group provides participants with an opportunity to receive introductory information about lupus, encourage the expression of concerns, provide an opportunity to share experiences, encourage and support positive coping strategies, and emphasize the importance of medical treatment. Meeting programs vary from guest speakers to DVD presentations and open group discussion. Freehttp://www.lupusnc.org
Queens University of Charlotte's Everett Library, the Center for Latino Studies and the Department of World Languages are pleased to partner with the 2nd annual El Quixote Festival. This year's statewide celebration will commemorate the work of Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez. Please join us for a tertulia featuring creative works from North Carolina that celebrate the themes and topics explored in his literary masterpieces. free
The Center for Latino Studies invites you to a presentation on recent Latina/o American productions of novels, short stories and chronicles published over the last fifteen years in Latin America and in the United States. Dr. Estrada will analyze identity construction in hybrid zones, transculturation, otherness and the dark side of the "American Dream." His presentation will cover the works of Daniel Alarcón and Junot Díaz, Yuri Herrera, Maya Chinchilla and Daniel Sada, among other "border" writers of the 21st century.
Join the Queens McColl School of Business as we welcome Jack Caravelli, Former White House National Security Advisor, Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford and the UK Defense Academy. Dr. Jack Caravelli is a national security expert, having served as a senior career officer in the US government, including postings on the White House National Security Council Staff and at the CIA and Department of Energy. He is the author most recently of "The Age of Hatred: ISIS, Iran and the New Middle East," published in summer 2016. free, but registration required
Queens Theatre presents a performance by Queens students, directed by Professor Jerry Colbert. Written by Melanie Marnich, "These Shining Lives" is a true story chronicling the determination and strength of women who were sickened by radium rich paint in the 1920s watch factory where they worked. Sponsored by the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance. Thursday, March 23-Saturday, March 25, at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at 2 p.m. Cash or check accepted at the door; $11 for general public; $6 for students
The Art Department and The Arts at Queens invites you to this special event. The department's graduating students come together in their senior year to showcase their many talents in this exhibition of graphic art and interior design. The show will be prefaced with a presentation by an art history senior on the fusion of art and music. Opening Reception: Friday, April 28 5-7 p.m. Exhibition: April 29-May 7 Weekdays 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Weekends 10 a.m.-4 p.m.