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Essence Magazine’s “My City, 4 Ways” Presented by Ford

September 12 @ 12:00 pm - September 23 @ 5:00 pm

ESSENCE RETURNS TO ATLANTA WITH ‘MY CITY, FOUR WAYS’ CULTURE FESTIVAL, PRESENTED BY FORD   WHAT: Essence, the number one media company dedicated to African-American women, is bringing it’s beloved “My City, Four Ways” culture festival back to Atlanta on Saturday, September 23 to celebrate the city’s most notable tastemakers, innovators and leaders.   Presented by Ford, “My City, Four Ways – Atlanta” will once again gather a mix of local influencers, creative and personalities to create an unparalleled Atlanta culture guide…

German for Travelers

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
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One event on September 30, 2017 at 9:00am

September 23 & September 30, 2017 Saturdays 9:30 am - 12:15 pm Member $90.00 Non-Member $120.00 Course Content: • Numbers • Ordering food and drinks • Asking for directions • Renting a car • Booking a hotel 1 session per week for 2 weeks 2.5 hours per session plus 15 min. break; Teacher: TBD

2017 German Bundestag Election Party

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Atlanta, Kennesaw State Universtity's School of Conflict Management and Peacebuidling Development and the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta as we watch the results of the 2017 German Bundestag Election. Special guests will hold a panel discussion and talk about possible future impacts on Germany, its citizens and the economy. The results will be screened LIVE From Germany with press commentary. Refreshments and snacks will be served. Admission: Complimentary - please use the…

Outcome of the German Election

September 26 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm

September 26, 2017 Thursday 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm Member $45.00 Non-Member $60.00 Course Content: • A new leader or the old leader. Get a political insight on the situation in Germany and what changes the election might imply for the citizens of German and its economy • Course to be taught in English 1 2.5 hour session plus 15 min. break; Teacher: Ben Brumfield

Oglethorpe University Museum of Art Presents: Hispaniola: A Celebration of Haiti and the Dominican Republic

September 30 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until December 17, 2017

Hispaniola: A Celebration of Haiti and the Dominican Republic is an Oglethorpe University celebration of the Caribbean island. The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art collaboration will present a dynamic series of lectures, films, and performances exploring the rich history of the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

German Language Courses: Fall Session 2017

October 2 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:15pm, repeating until December 9, 2017

Looking to expand your skillset? Why not learn a new language and take German? We have language courses from beginner to near-native as well as cultural and lifestyle classes, grammar and conversation courses. Standard courses last 10 weeks and meet once per week. Half quarter classes are available. German can be a great addition to your resume! Questions & registration: www.goethe.de/atlanta / (404) 892-2388

Hispaniola presents “Conjuring an African-Diasporan Legacy: A Poet and Novelist’s Journey Home”

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Poet and novelist Lucinda Roy will read from Fabric, her new collection of poems, and describe how her creative process includes both literal journeys back to Africa, and deeply personal figurative journeys inside her African-Diasporan heritage. She will focus on the African ekphrastic poems in the collection and explore why it is she keeps returning both to narratives of enslavement and narratives of African-Diasporan celebration. Lucinda Roy, Alumni Distinguished Professor in Creative Writing at Virginia Tech, has authored six books,…

A Note on Opera: Wagner

October 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Hands down, Richard Wagner is the most controversial Western composer; absolutely no one in Western music continues to generate so much discussion. Each year more books about Wagner are published than any other figure in Western art. Wagner simply cannot be ignored; his music and his philosophy about Art are too important and their influence too far reaching. For example, modern cinema is based directly on what Wagner put into practice with his “music dramas.” For the first time, “A…

Lunch & Learn: Food and Drink

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Make your lunch hour a little more productive and join us for a Lunch & Learn session. During this session we'll focus on food and drink. You'll learn to: • read a German menu • talk about food and drink items • order your food and drinks • pay for food and drinks This course also gives an overview on cultural differences in a restaurant. This session lasts for 1 hour, please bring your own lunch. Admission: $15.00 members, $20.00…

Hispaniola Film Series presents “Road to the Big Leagues / Rumbo a las Grandes Ligas”

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A film featuring MLB All-Stars David Ortiz and Vladimir Guerrero. Filmmaker Jared Goodman offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the Dominican Republic’s obsession with baseball. 2008 Indiepix. This free event will be held in the Dolive Theater which is on the 2nd Floor, Philip Weltner Library, Lowry Hall. It is part of the campus-wide celebration, Hispaniola: A Celebration of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The exhibition Hispaniola is on view in OUMA from September 30 through December 17, 2017

Hispaniola Film Series presents “Deported”

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A film by Rachèle Magloire and Chantal Regnault. This film gives voice to offenders who, at the end of their prison sentence in North America, are deported to their home country, Haiti. A new life begins for these “Americans” in Port-au-Prince, a city they left as children. 2013 Velvet Film. This free event will be held in the Dolive Theater which is on the 2nd Floor, Philip Weltner Library, Lowry Hall. It is part of the campus-wide celebration, Hispaniola: A…

A Note on Opera: Beethoven’s “Fidelio”

November 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for November's 'A Note on Opera' lecture when we'll take a look at Beethoven's only opera "Fidelio" in commemoration of the 190th anniversary of his passing. Composing for the stage caused Beethoven no end of difficulty, making "Fidelio" his most valued "child." Composed during Beethoven's "Middle Period," its score is in the same spirit as both his Symphony No. 3 (the "Eroica") and Symphony No. 5. "Fidelio" has inspired generations living under authoritarian regimes. This legacy as the…

Hispaniola Film Series presents “Storming Papa Doc”

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Storming Papa Doc: The Siege of Haiti’s Casernes Dessalines by Captain Alix Pasquet on July 28, 1958” A film with illustrations by Chevelin Pierre and animation by James C. Bazile. Mario L. Delatour’s animated documentary follows three ex-Haitian army officers who are bent on the removal of the new elected Haitian president. 2014 Amistad Films. This free event will be held in the Dolive Theater which is on the 2nd Floor, Philip Weltner Library, Lowry Hall. It is part of…

Hispaniola Film Series presents “In the Time of the Butterflies”

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This thriller was directed by Mariano Barroso and stars Salma Hayek, and Edward James Olmos. It follows Minerva (Hayek) one of the Mirabal sisters, Dominican revolutionary activists, who opposed the dictatorship of General Rafael Trujillo (Olmos). 2000 MGM. This free event will be held in the Dolive Theater which is on the 2nd Floor, Philip Weltner Library, Lowry Hall. It is part of the campus-wide celebration, Hispaniola: A Celebration of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The exhibition Hispaniola is on view in OUMA…

A Note on Opera: “Viennese Operetta”

December 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

What better way to get into the holidays and ready for the new year than something sparkling! So please join "A Note on Opera" for our first program on "Viennese Operetta." Two of its best and most well-known examples will be the focus: "Die Fledermaus" by Johann Strauss the Younger and "Die lustige Witwe" by Franz Lehár. Unlike its Parisian cousin, Viennese Operetta is not satire with a political "bite," but rather more escapist, a reaction to the inexorable decline…

Native Guard

January 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - February 4, 2018 @ 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating indefinitely

NATIVE GUARD, the Pulitzer Prize winning collection of poetry by former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, will be staged this season at the Atlanta History Center, just steps away from its extraordinary Civil War collection. First adapted for the stage by the Alliance in 2014 to sold-out audiences, NATIVE GUARD juxtaposes the deeply personal experiences of Trethewey, a child of a then illegal marriage between her African-American mother and Caucasian father living in 1960s Mississippi, with the experience of a…

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

March 3, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

For many years, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has thrilled audiences world-wide with their joyous and uplifting music, fusing the seemingly disparate yet spiritually resonant traditions of Zulu music and Christian gospel. Whether performing at Nelson Mandela’s inauguration or alongside Paul Simon on his 1986 album Graceland, Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s beautiful, a cappella harmonies recall the days when men left small towns to go off to work in the country’s gold and diamond mines carrying with them hope, memory and song.  Share…

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