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April 3, 2024

ArtSci Roundup: Chris Thile at Meany Hall, Northwest Sinfonietta, First Nations Spring Powwow, and more

This week, check out the 53rd Annual First Nations Spring Powwow, head to Meany Hall for a concert by Grammy Award-winning artist Chris Thile, enjoy the Northwest Sinfonietta’s performance with UW piano students, and more.

April 11, 12:00 – 1:00 pm | Talking Gender in Europe Lecture Series | The Double-Helix Entanglements of Transnational Advocacy: Moral Conservative Resistance to SOGI Rights in Europe, Online via Zoom

This talk introduces the double-helix metaphor that describes the relationship between those that wish to explore sexual orientation, identity and those that oppose them.

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April 11, 12:00 – 1:30 pm | Political Theory Colloquium: Becca Peach, “Replacing Welfare as We Know It: Crisis Pregnancy Centers & State Funding of Faith-Based Institutions”, Gowen Hall

University of Washington Political Science Ph.D Candidate Becca Peach is invited to speak for the Political Theory Colloquium on “Replacing Welfare as We Know It: Crisis Pregnancy Centers & State Funding of Faith-Based Institutions.”

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April 11, 7:00 – 8:30 pm | LECTURE | Contemporary Ethiopian Artists in Israel and the Question of Hyphenated Identity, Thomson Hall

Artist and researcher Efrat Yerday will draw upon the work of several contemporary visual artists and the works of younger artists, to illustrate the challenges faced by Ethiopian Jewish artists in Israel today.

Yerday will discuss how Israeli artists of Ethiopian descent often feel forced to choose one side of their identity in their lives and work, along with the diverse strategies these artists use to navigate these challenges.

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April 12, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm | Rabinowitz Symposium in Medical Ethics – Race, Health, and Justice, Kane Hall

The Benjamin Rabinowitz Symposium in Medical Ethics on Race, Health, and Justice brings together students, faculty, researchers, and members of the public to discuss racial disparities in population health and health care, and the broader social, political, economic, and historical structures in which they occur.

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April 12, 7:30 pm | Northwest Sinfonietta with UW Piano Students, Meany Hall

University of Washington piano students perform concerto movements with Tacoma-based chamber orchestra Northwest Sinfonietta led by conductor David Alexander Rahbee.

The Northwest Sinfonietta is the premiere, professional chamber orchestra in the Puget Sound area. As an ensemble of 34 musicians, the Sinfonietta (meaning ‘little symphony’ in Italian), is smaller than a symphony orchestra and flexible in size, able to fit in any size ‘chamber.

April 13 & 14 | 53rd Annual First Nations Spring Powwow, Alaska Airlines Arena

The 53rd Annual Spring Powwow will be hosted by First Nations @ UW at the Alaska Airlines Arena, Edmundson Pavilion. This is a student organized event that strives to create a healing space for visitors and vendors at the event.

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April 13, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | Crocosmic Tarot with Leon Finley, Henry Art Gallery

Take time to slow down, reflect, and listen to the affirming and compassionate messages of the Crocosmic Tarot, a genderless deck which uses abstract imagery to connect with intuition and the body.

For one hour each month through June on select Saturdays, tarot decks and instructions will be available for visitors to use during their visit to Raúl de Nieves: A window to the see, a spirit star chiming in the wind of wonder…, a current Henry Art Gallery exhibition of colored light, poetic prompts, and sculpture to guide visitors on a journey of transformation.

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April 13, 8:00 pm | Chris Thile, Meany Hall

MacArthur Fellow and Grammy Award-winning mandolinist, singer, songwriter Chris Thile is a founding member of the critically acclaimed bands Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek. He was the host of public radio favorite Live from Here with Chris Thile (formerly known as A Prairie Home Companion).

He returns to Meany with a solo concert inspired by Laysongs — his first truly solo album: just Thile, his voice, and mandolin.

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Have an event that you would like to see featured in the ArtSci Roundup? Connect with Kathrine Braseth (kbraseth@uw.edu).