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Visiting Writers: Colm Toibin

Apr 4

Visiting Writers: Colm Toibin 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Colm Toibin is the author of eight novels, including 'The Master' and 'Brooklyn', and two collections of stories. His play 'The Testament of Mary' was nominated for a Tony Award for best play in 2013. He is Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University.

Free Event


WOMEN IN THE WORLD WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH FILM FESTIVAL

Apr 3

WOMEN IN THE WORLD WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH FILM FESTIVAL 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Now in its 8th year, Women In Media - Newark’s international Women’s History Month Film Festival continues to educate about, and advocate for global issues facing women. Films screened during the event include SOLD - a narrative, feature film adaptation of the globally acclaimed novel by Patricia McCormick. Based on true stories, SOLD, is the story of Lakshmi who journeys from a pastoral, rural village in Nepal to a gritty brothel/prison called Happiness House in Kolkata, India. There will be a post screening panel with about Human Trafficking with Wincey Terry Bryant and Susan Panzica, NJ Coalition Against Human trafficking; Dr. Guia Calicdan-Apostle, Vice President, The HEAAT Foundation; Keyla Munoz, FBI; Det. Shawn Murphy, SVU, Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office

Free Event


Light it up Blue

Apr 2-30

Light it up Blue 

Wilson Hall - All Day

Each April 2nd, Autism Speaks celebrates the start of its signature campaign, Light It Up Blue , along with the international autism community in recognition of UN sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day and April, World Autism Month . Thousands of iconic landmarks and buildings join the hundreds of thousands of homes and communities around the world to “light blue” in support of people living with autism. Monmouth University will be joining the campaign lighting dramatically lighting up the Monmouth Library and Wilson Hall for the entire month of April.


BRAVO AMICI - FUNDRAISER FOR AUTISM SPEAKS

Apr 2

BRAVO AMICI - FUNDRAISER FOR AUTISM SPEAKS 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Presented in partnership with Autism Speaks NJ this special concert presentation held on World Autism Awareness Day will feature Geoff Sewell, founder of the classical crossover opera band Amici Forever and his cast of exceptionally talented Broadway performers singing favorite pieces from well-known musicals, operas and popular music. From classic opera favorites like La Traviata's Brindisi to Phantom's All I Ask of You and crowd pleasers like That's Amore, audiences will delight in the uplifting performance by the gifted vocalists of Bravo Amici. The concert will also feature a special video presentation of Sewell's song Heal Me co-written by his wife Simone and featuring daughters Olivia and Sienna (who has autism) highlighting the message that autism is treatable. This event will be held in conjunction with the Art+Autism gallery exhibition opening reception featuring juried work by artists with Autism. Proceeds will benefit Autism Speaks NJ.


ART+AUTISM

Apr 1-May 31

ART+AUTISM 

Pollak Gallery - 9 AM

Presented in partnership with Autism Speaks New Jersey, this juried exhibition opening at the beginning of Autism Awareness Month will showcase the talents and abilities of artists living with Autism Spectrum Disorder and initiate a conversation about the unique power of art in the autism community. Each piece of work will be for sale and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Autism Speaks. The opening reception will be presented in conjunction with the Bravo Amici benefit concert for Autism Speaks on April 2

Free Event


BLACK MARIA FILM FESTIVAL

Mar 30

BLACK MARIA FILM FESTIVAL 

Pollak Theatre - 6:30 PM

The Black Maria Film Festival was founded in 1981 as a tribute to Thomas Edison's development of the motion picture at his laboratory, dubbed the "Black Maria" film studio, the first in the world, in West Orange, NJ. Now in its 36th year, the festival attracts and showcases the work of independent filmmakers internationally. The festival is a project of the Thomas A. Edison Media Arts Consortium, an independent non-profit organization in residence at New Jersey City University's Department of Media Arts. Unlike other major film festivals, the Black Maria Festival is not presented in only one location. Instead, the winning films are presented at universities, museums, libraries and cultural centers across the country all year.

Free Event


National Theatre Live: Hedda Gabler (Broadcast in HD)

Mar 29

National Theatre Live: Hedda Gabler (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

“I’ve no talent for life.” Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free...Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel. Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece. Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal, Closer).


Rockin' Road to Dublin

Mar 28

Rockin' Road to Dublin 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

The new generation of Irish music & dance. Experience the difference. Inspired by epic spectacles like Riverdance, RRTD's renowned team of tour professionals is reviving the classic art form to create a new Irish show with a contemporary feel and a broader appeal. Choreographer and lead male Scott Doherty (Riverdance & Lord of the Dance) has teamed up with veteran Celtic rocker Chris Smith to produce an exciting fusion of music, movement and culture that has never been done before. RRTD is a breathtaking display of classic Irish tunes accented by rock 'n' roll riffs, electrifying dancers and a dynamic light show. Enjoy the thrilling sights and sounds as daring performers execute rapid-fire leaps, twirls and footwork, and nimble fiddlers square off with driving electric guitar chords and pulse-pounding drum beats. Fans say, "Rockin' Road to Dublin not only combines Riverdance and Lord of the Dance perfectly, but actually surpasses them!"There will be an open rehearsal and talk back at 4PM.


Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake - Live in HD

Mar 26

Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake - Live in HD 

Pollak Theatre - 3 PM

At moonlight on the banks of a mysterious lake, Prince Siegfried meets the bewitched swan-woman Odette. Completely spellbound by her beauty, he swears his faithfulness to her. However, the Prince realizes too late that Fate has another plan for him…


Met Opera: Idomeneo (Broadcast Live in HD)

Mar 25

Met Opera: Idomeneo (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

James Levine conducts a rare Met revival of Mozart’s Idomeneo, set in the aftermath of the Trojan War.


ACAFEST 2017

Mar 25

ACAFEST 2017 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Founded in 2013, Sea Sharp A Cappella became Monmouth University's first and only a cappella group. Creating sound with only their voices, the Monmouth University Sea Sharps have brought the a cappella scene to campus sharing their versions of popular tunes and classic ballads. Over the short period of time, they have participated in the ICCA's, been featured on MTV, and hosted many concerts including Acafest which features collegiate a cappella groups from all over the tri-state area such as 8 to the Bar from Drexel University, The Trentones from The College of New Jersey, the NJIT Gigabeats, and many more! For tickets, please contact museasharps@gmail.com.


First Senior Show: Graphic Design

Mar 24-31

First Senior Show: Graphic Design 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 10 PM

Featuring the work of Monmouth University graduating seniors who will receive their degrees in Graphic Design. Opening Reception: Fri. Mar. 24, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Free Event


World Cinema Series: Timbuktu

Mar 22

World Cinema Series: Timbuktu 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives -- which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith -- abruptly disturbed.

Free Event


American-Israeli relations in the Trump era: A Lecture by Michael Tuchfeld

Mar 22

American-Israeli relations in the Trump era: A Lecture by Michael Tuchfeld 

Pozycki Hall Auditorium - 4:30 PM

The positions that president Trump expressed in his campaign regarding Israel and the Middle East conflict were sometimes inconsistent or contradictory. Nevertheless, some characteristics show that he will act to roll back most of former president Obama's ideas and policies of how to promote peace in the area. It is obvious that new terminologies have been formed and reached the gates of the region. What are they and what do they indicate? Many Israelis feel relieved, others – worried. What are P.M. Netanyahu's expectations in the new era? What are the Israeli cabinet ministers' expectations and do they expect the same things? The questions of settlements, annexation of territories conquered in 1967, the two-state solution and the settlement regulation law will be raised as well as the policy towards Iran, Egypt and other players on the political field. Is the defeat of the American political establishment a positive development for Israel? What mistakes should both sides avoid? These questions and others will be raised in the lecture….

Free Event


TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: THE BEATLES' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Mar 21

TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: THE BEATLES' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 7:30 PM

It’s just like book club but with albums! With new advances in technology, the way we consume music through our devices, apps and on demand streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes is making the idea of the “album” as an art form extinct. Get together with other music enthusiasts on Tuesday nights in Woods Theatre to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss…there will be special guest moderators and panelists at each event! This discussion will feature TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: THE BEATLES' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. This event is free but registration is required.

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