This week enjoy a variety of events happening across campus with a highlight being an inside look at the “Chinookan Peoples of the Lower Columbia“ at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. Also, if classical music is your thing, you’re in luck because the UW World Series presents the young ensemble A Far Cry.
Exhibit: Juried Open
Through January 31 | Jacob Lawrence Gallery
This juried show is open to submissions from all students in School of Art programs and features a variety of media on display. Alison Milliman, alumna and founder of MadArt, is the guest juror. More info.
“Chinookan Peoples of the Lower Columbia“
7 p.m., Jan. 16 | Burke Museum
Join the editors of “Chinookan Peoples of the Lower Columbia“ for a unique look at the history of the Native Peoples of the Columbia River. Speakers include Tony Johnson, cultural committee chair for the Chinook Tribe and education program manager for the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe; and Kenneth Ames and Robert Boyd of Portland State University. More info.
A Far Cry
7:30 p.m., Jan. 16 | Meany Hall
Standing at the forefront of an new generation in classical music, this young ensemble has been embraced throughout the world with more than two hundred concerts and three recordings. Their performances are known for precision, unity, and an exceedingly high caliber of musicianship, both vigorously alive and emotional. More info.
Student Chamber Recital: Trio Andromeda
7:30 p.m., Jan. 18 | Brechemin Auditorium
The UW School of Music presents the debut concert of Trio Andromeda, winners of the 2013 UW Strings and Piano Chamber Ensemble Competition. Ensemble members are violinist Allion Salvador, cellist Alec Duggan and pianist Li-Cheng Hung. More info.
Theatre from the Inside Out: Andrew McMasters & Jet City Improv
6 p.m., Jan. 22 | UW Club
McMasters, a 1995 graduate of the UW professional actor training program, leads an entertaining evening of comedy improvisation, demonstrating over dinner how improv encourages creativity, engages audiences and shapes a performance. Contact the UW Club for dinner reservations. More info.
Faculty Dance Concert
7:30 p.m. Jan. 22 – 26 | Meany Studio Theater
A presentation of dance choreographed by UW Dance Program faculty and performed by students. “Pony” was choreographed by new faculty member Rachael Lincoln, “From Here” by Jürg Koch and “Beats Me,” choreographed by Jennifer Sullivan, all in collaboration with the student dancers. More info.
7:30 p.m., Jan. 23 – Feb. 2 | Hutchinson Hall, Cabaret Theater
This musical satire tells the story of Jimmy, a 16-year-old all-American whose life unravels after being introduced to marijuana. With a catchy pop music undertone, this musical being produced by the Undergraduate Theater Society portrays the dangers of drugs and addiction with an over-the-top comedic twist while showing us that there is a little “madness” in all of us. More info.
7 p.m., Jan. 23 | Henry Art Gallery
In the School of Art’s Winter Lecture Series presented by the Nebula Project, Stephen Vitiello, electronic musician and media artist, talks about his sound installations that have been presented internationally, including at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art and the Cartier Foundation. More info.