EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
All dates and events are subject to change.
This dance party will feature contemporary music and a whole lot of dancing! Come join the women of Cottey College in this smoke- and alcohol-free club.
9 p.m.-1 a.m., Hinkhouse Center Gymnasium, $3
Comedian Kevin Yee and his original satirical songs have been making people laugh across America and beyond! He is a recovering Broadway chorus boy (Mary Poppins, Wicked tour, and Mamma Mia Canada) and a former member of Quincy Jones’s boy band Youth Asylum. Kevin has been seen at the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival (headliner) as well as at festivals in Memphis, Scruffy City, Dallas, Cape Fear, San Diego, Burbank, Ventura, Sacramento, and the Honolulu Sketch festival. Recent Pride festivals include Boston (host, featuring Estelle and Mary Lambert), Washington (host), San Diego, and Brooklyn. He’s also been featured in The Atlantic, Gawker, The News & Observer, The Guardian, Out magazine, Cosmopolitan, E! Online, and the CBC News.
8 p.m., Raney Dining Room, $5/$4
Join Cottey music faculty members Amanda Cook, Jackie Lordo, Peggy Graves, and Debbie Fast for a recital featuring the piano, clarinet, and tuba.
3 p.m., Recital Hall
The year is 1963 and C.S. Lewis, the famous British author, is hosting a group of American writers at his home near Oxford. They are about to experience a captivating evening with a man whose engaging conversation and spontaneous humor made him one of the great raconteurs of his day. Seated in his living room and in front of a warm fire, he recalls the people and events that inspired his thoughts and shaped his life; his friendship with J. R. R. Tolkien; why he nearly abandoned The Chronicles of Narnia; how he came to embrace Christianity; and of the American woman who turned his life upside down. Described by critics as “Extraordinary!” “A Must See!” “A Master Class,” An Evening With C.S. Lewis has proved again and again to be an enthralling theatrical experience and one which has led many thousands to discover (or rediscover) the continuing impact of a man who died over 50 years ago and whose collected works made him one of the literary giants of the twentieth century.
8 p.m., Auditorium, $7/$5, tickets
When viewed by others, boxes are ticked regarding gender, age, physicality, race/ ethnicity... and just as often, the invisible boxes of our level of education and subsequent knowledge are also ticked before we open our mouths. How, as scholar-practitioners who are also identified as female in the midst of all these boxes, are we able to be who we want and not get lost? In this talk, let’s explore together what it means to be a ‘professional’ and how imagination enhances our ability to serve the world with honesty, power, and strength. Andreé Robinson-Neal, Ed.D., serves the global community as a scholar-practitioner dedicated to the study of diversity in higher education. She currently works for Yorkville University and Grand Canyon University as an online faculty member.
6:30 p.m., Recital Hall
LUNAFEST is a traveling film festival of awardwinning short films by, for, and about women. This season’s program of nine films is filled with stories of reflection, hope, and humor, and will travel to over 175 cities and screen in front of 25,000 people. This will be Cottey’s fifth annual Lunafest event!
7:30 p.m., Auditorium, $5
Four women from four corners of the globe comprise the award-winning vocal quartet Women of the World. The 2014 Harmony Sweepstakes National Champions have collaborated with industry legends Bobby McFerrin and African icon Angelique Kidjo. With repertoire honoring numerous global folk traditions (in 29 languages!), their journey and mission to explore and celebrate varied cultural ideologies of women throughout the world has featured performances at Carnegie Hall, Blue Note Jazz, and Boston Symphony Hall.
7:30 p.m., Auditorium, $7/$5, tickets
This band concert will feature the Cottey Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble performing music from a variety of styles, under the direction of Dr. Jackie Lordo and Prof. Gary Johnson.
3 p.m., Recital Hall