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October 26, 2023

ArtSci Roundup: Grammy-winning vocal group Roomful of Teeth, Labor Studies Annual Awards Celebration, and more

This week, check out Grammy-winning vocal group Roomful of Teeth’s performance, an ingenious dark comedy written by Jen Silverman, attend the Labor Studies Annual Awards Celebration Banquet, and more.

November 2, 7:30pm | Roomful of Teeth with Gabriel Kahane, Meany Hall 

The Grammy-winning vocal group Roomful of Teeth continue to expand the capabilities of the human voice, unburdened by physical limitations. By engaging collaboratively with artists, thinkers, and community leaders from around the world, the group seeks to uplift and amplify voices old and new, while creating and performing meaningful and adventurous music. Their Meany debut features the world premiere of a work by special guest Gabriel Kahane, co-commissioned by Meany Center, plus music by composers known for breaking molds and bending the rules of vocal music.

$10 – $59 Tickets | Tickets & More info

November 2 – 12 | The Moors, Meany Hall

Experience The Moors—an ingenious dark comedy that disrupts the tropes of the 19th-century Gothic romance. Contemporary Queer playwright Jen Silverman has brilliantly crafted eight characters—six women, a dog, and a moor hen— who each contend with desire, fear, and transformation. In their struggle to change, we recognize their love and their desperate need to be seen.

$10 – $20 Tickets | Tickets & More info

November 5, 5:00 – 8:00pm | 2023 Labor Studies Annual Awards Celebration Banquet & Fundraiser, Husky Union Building

Join the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies to recognize the work of students and faculty in the department. Learn about the latest labor research, labor issues and campaigns while honoring the contributions of past and present labor activists. The department will also share information from the Labor Archives of Washington to the Building a Movement Labor Internship. Get involved in a community with workers, students, and faculty of all ages.

Free | More info & RSVP


October – November | “Ways of Knowing” Podcast: Episode 3

“Ways of Knowing” is an eight-episode podcast connecting humanities research with current events and issues. This week’s episode is a Close Reading with Charles LaPorte of “Dover Beach,” a poem by 19th century British writer Matthew Arnold. The poem can be read as both a romantic lament and, as many scholars have concluded, a dark, existential commentary on the loss of religious faith.

This season features faculty from the UW College of Arts & Sciences as they explore race, immigration, history, the natural world—even comic books. Each episode analyzes a work, or an idea, and provides additional resources for learning more.

Free | More info

Have an event that you would like to see featured in the ArtSci Roundup? Connect with Lauren Zondag (zondagld@uw.edu).