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What's Up in Lexington/Rockbridge, Time to Head Indoors

Here’s the next installment of our roundup of events in the Lexington and Rockbridge area, compiled by 3L Hannah Shtein. With winter weather on the way, you might want to consider indoor activities, like movies in the Commons!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Commons Movie: “Begin Again,” November 12-November 16. Wednesday – Saturday at 7 PM and Sunday at 2 PM. Gretta and her long-time boyfriend Dave are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan, a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. Free admission and free popcorn.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Concert Guild: Elizabeth Futral in Concert. 8-10pm, Wilson Concert Hall, Lenfest Hall. Famed Metropolitan Opera soprano Elizabeth Futral will sing a program of favorite songs and aria. Adult $20 Senior/Active Military $15 Student $12 W&L Faculty & Staff $10 W&L Student $5

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Taste of Africa at Global Service House, 6:30-8:30pm. African Society will host a dinner of African dishes accompanied with music and drinks at Global Service House.

Bluegrass Ensemble, 8-10pm, Concert Hall, Wilson Hall.

Football vs. Shenandoah at 1pm, Wilson Field.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Lecture: “Titian’s Animals,” 5:30pm at Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons. The Department of Art History presents Stephen Campbell, the Henry and Elizabeth Wiesenfeld Professor of Art History at Johns Hopkins University, who will deliver the 2nd Annual Pamela H. Simpson Fund Lecture. Dr. Campbell’s lecture. A reception will follow the lecture at 6:30 pm.

Lecture: “China of the Most Fashionable Sort,” 5:30pm in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library. Suzanne Hood, Curator of Ceramics at Colonial Williamsburg, will use surviving objects, archaeological, and documentary evidence to show just how much porcelain “made in China” came to America in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Documentary Film Viewing: “Play Again,” 8:30-10 at Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons. What are the consequences of a childhood removed form nature? One generation from now most people in the U.S. will have spent more time in the virtual world than in nature. But what are we missing when we are behind screens? And how will this impact our children, our society, and eventually, our planet? At a time when children play more behind screens than outside, Play Again explores the changing balance between the virtual and natural worlds. Is our connection to nature disappearing down the digital rabbit hole?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Workshop: “Getting Up on the Balcony.” 10-12pm, Hillel Multipurpose Room. Kelly Kienzle of Open Circle Coaching will present on how to separate yourself from day-to-day tasks and see the big picture. Richard Heifitz wrote that a leader’s role is to “move back and for the between the balcony and the action on the stage.” A team can only remain focused and motivated if they are kept engaged on the long-term goals. Use this workshop to learn how to view events with enough distance to be objective yet not so much that you are unengaged; identify the Adaptive Challenge to frame the key issue and bring about long-lasting change; act as a Stage Director by keeping your team focused on the “next horizon” goals and engaging them on how to reach those goals.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Commons Movie: “The Hundred Foot Journey.” Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons. The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory’s Michelin-starred eatery. Wednesday – Friday at 7 PM. Free admission and free popcorn!