The 59th Annual Latke-Hamantash Debate
One of the University’s most celebrated traditions will take place at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 22, in the Reynolds Club. In its 59th year, the annual Latke-Hamantash debate will feature distinguished members of the faculty expounding the virtues of latkes, potato pancakes traditionally eaten during Hanukkah, and hamantashen, triangular pastries traditionally associated with Purim. Spectators are encouraged to show their support by donning latke - or hamantash - themed costumes. Latke and hamantash samples will be available following the debate for $3 in advance or $5 at the door.
The Middle East Music Ensemble
The Department of Music presents the acclaimed Middle East Music Ensemble led by Issa Boulos. The ensemble is known for its interpretation of classical, neo-classical and popular forms of Middle Eastern music. “In Celebration of Arab Heritage Month” will feature a diverse selection of traditional music blended with classical Arab poetry. Free.
Court Theatre turns Henrik Ibsen’s bourgeois tragedy into a high comedy with a deep bite. Mabou Mines DollHouse, co-presented by Court Theatre and the Museum of Contemporary Art, transforms Ibsen’s 19th-century feminism into an equation of power and scale. Adapted and directed by Lee Breuer, performances take place at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Previews begin Wednesday, Nov. 30. For tickets or more information, call the box office at 753-4472 or visit http://www.courttheatre.org.
The Center for Gender Studies
The annual Gender Studies Distinguished Faculty Lecture will be delivered by Jean Comaroff, Bernard E. & Ellen C. Sunny Distinguished Service Professor and Chair of Anthropology and Professor in the College. The lecture, “Beyond the Politics of Bare Life: AIDS and the Neoliberal Order,” will explore how HIV-AIDS has been implicated in the processes that have reshaped the post-Cold War world. Reception to follow.