Calendar of events for the week of April 23, 2012

Happening this week at UTEP.

 

 

Thursday, April 26
7 – 9 p.m.
UTEP Union Cinema

Take Back the Night
The Women's Resource Center and Women's Health Initiative at The University of Texas at El Paso in collaboration with the Take Back the Night Foundation and nine other key campuses and communities across the nation, are pleased to announce the third annual 10 Points of Light to Take Back The Night initiative.

Take Back the Night is a powerful movement that started in the 1970s to combat sexual violence and abuse on campuses and in communities around the world. This national initiative has assembled community organizers, campus advocates and student leaders to illuminate the darkness of abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault.

Keynote speaker Katie Koestner led the initiative to establish the international headquarters and charitable 501(c)3 foundation of Take Back The Night. Koestner was featured in TIME magazine as the first woman to speak out nationally and publicly about date rape. She has personally spoken at more than 400 Take Back the Night events throughout North America.

The event is free and open to the public. Information: 915-747-5291

7 p.m.
UTEP Dinner Theatre

Guys and Dolls

7:30 p.m.
Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall

UTEP Symphonic Winds
The UTEP Symphonic Winds' final concert of the semester will feature the works of Persichetti, Copland, McBeth, Hearshen and a performance by the winner of the Band Concerto Competition. Tickets: $5 general admission; $3 for seniors, military and non-UTEP students; free for children, UTEP students, faculty and staff. Information: 915-747-7802

8 p.m.
Fox Fine Arts Center, 2nd floor

Noises Off
Come laugh until you cry at the final production of the season, Noises Off. Get a peek into the bizarre backstage mayhem of drama that happens behind the scenes. This unpredictable farce will have you rolling in the aisles and giggling all the way to your car. Written by Michael Frayn and directed by Diane Robinson. Contains adult content and language. Tickets: $12 adults; $10 seniors, military, groups (10+), UTEP faculty/staff, non-UTEP students; $9 UTEP students. Information: 915-747-5118

 

Friday, April 27
7 p.m.
Undergraduate Learning Center, Room 116

FloraFEST Lecture Series
David Anderson, Ph.D., is this year's guest speaker. He has been land manager and botanist at White Sands Missile Range since 1990. Anderson completed his doctorate in range ecology in 1989 at New Mexico State University. Prior to that, he worked in Argentina for 20 years as national coordinator of range research. He worked for the U.S. Forest Service in Utah, Idaho and New Mexico on and off between 1956 and 1963. Information: museum.utep.edu or 915-747-5565

 

7 p.m.
UTEP Dinner Theatre

Guys and Dolls

 

8 p.m.
Fox Fine Arts Center, 2nd floor

Noises Off

 

Saturday, April 28
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens at the corner of University Avenue and Wiggins Road

FloraFEST 2012
Four thousand plants will be for sale. Organizers said this botanic collection of some 700 different species and horticultural cultivars is dedicated to the flora of the Chihuahuan Desert region. The collection represents the largest public assemblage of Chihuahuan desert plants in the world. Information: museum.utep.edu or 915-747-5565

 

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall

UTEP Annual Brass Day
Join the UTEP Brass faculty and guest artists Brian O'Connor (Hollywood film studio soloist), William Kuyper (New York Philharmonic, retired), Jim Patterson (Patterson Hornworks), and Annie Bosler, D.M.A. (Hollywood Horns documentary) for a fun day filled with brass choir playing, master classes, workshops, a movie screening and free food. Bring your brass instrument and play along. The events are free and open to El Paso/Las Cruces area brass players. Lunch will be provided.

UTEP Annual Brass Day Schedule:

9 a.m. Registration/Brass gym/Brass Ensemble rehearsal
10 a.m. Jim Patterson – "Brass Instrument Design and Construction: How a Custom Horn is Created"
11:30 a.m. Lunch (provided)
12:30 p.m. Brian O'Connor and William Kuyper – "The Professional Brass Player: An Insider's Look into the Brass World of the Hollywood Movie Studios and The New York Philharmonic"
2:30 p.m. Annie Bosler – Film screening: "Hollywood Horns of the Golden Years"
4:15 p.m. Participant Brass Ensemble rehearsal
5 p.m. Recital featuring the UTEP Faculty Brass Quintet, the Participant Brass Ensemble and Hornworks

 

7 p.m.
UTEP Dinner Theatre

Guys and Dolls

 

8 p.m.
Fox Fine Arts Center, 2nd floor

Noises Off

 

Sunday, April 29
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert

FloraFEST 2012

 

2:30 p.m.
UTEP Dinner Theatre

Guys and Dolls

 

2:30 p.m.
Fox Fine Arts Center, 2nd floor

Noises Off