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SARGENT LECTURE
Williamstown, 5:30 p.m.
Clark Art Institute Fellow Susan Sidlauskas presents the free lecture "John Singer Sargent and the Matter of Paint" in the auditorium, located in the Manton Research Center. Sidlauskas teaches the history and theory of modern art at Rutgers University, where she also co-directs a research seminar on the Medical Humanities at the Center for Cultural Analysis. She is at work on a study of the medical portrait.

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WILLIAMS FACULTY LECTURE SERIES
Williamstown, 4:15 p.m.
During February and March, Williams College will sponsor its annual Faculty Lecture Series to present big ideas beyond disciplinary boundaries. The lectures will be held in Wege Auditorium, Thompson Chemistry, and will be followed by a reception in Schow Atrium. The lectures are free and open to the public.On Feb. 14, Phoebe Cohen, associate professor of geosciences, will discuss " The Evolution of Life before Animals: Building Shields, Dodging Snowballs, and Gasping for Breath." On Feb. 21, Maria Elena Cepeda, professor of Latina/o studies, will talk about "Latina Feminist Moments of Recognition: A U.S. Colombiana Encounter with Bomba Estereo's 'Soy yo.'" On Feb. 28, Guy Hedreen, Amos Lawrence Professor of Art, will present "The Origin of Species in Empedocles and the Visual Representation of Monsters: A Tale of Two Theories." On March 7, Neil Roberts, associate professor of Africana studies, will speak on "How to Live Free in an Age of Pessimism." And on March 14, the final talk, "Authorizing Nelly: Female Narratie Authority, Wuthering Heights, and Me" will be presented by Alison Case, Dennis A. Meenan, '54 Third Century Professor of English.

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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS DINNER
Williamstown, 6 p.m.
The Williamstown League of Women Voters annually holds a dinner in honor of Susan B. Anthony. The speaker is Chris Gibson, former congressman, now teaching in the Leadership Studies program at Williams College. His talk is titled "E Pluribus Unum: Healing our Divided Country" and will be held at the Williams Inn. The cost is $35. For reservations contact Mary Lovvorn by email.

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LA VOZ DE TRES - VISITING ARTIST SERIES AT WILLIAMS COLLEGE
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
La Voz de Tres blends infectious rhythms and nuanced songwriting traditions from Latin America, original compositions, and works from the great American songbook, creating a delightful and surprising improvisational texture. For this concert the trio of vocalist Natalia Bernal, pianist Mike Eckroth, and seven-string guitarist Jason Ennis are joined by another longtime friend, composer, improviser, and multi-genre cellist, Eugene Friesen.    https://events.williams.edu/event/la-voz-de-tres-visiting-artist-series/   Free Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
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FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
The 2019 Williams College French Film Festival will take place at Images Cinema, 50 Spring St.. All screenings are free and open to the public. This year’s theme, “Transitions: Coming of Age in French and Francophone Adolescent Film” focuses on the child and adolescent French and Francophone film as a site of exploration, transformation, and transitions. Feb. 18 will feature "Maman(s) (Mother(s))" (2015) by Maïmouna Doucouré, in French and Wolof with English subtitles, and "Tomboy" (2011) by Céline Sciamma, in French with English subtitles. Feb. 25 will feature "Polina, danser sa vie (Polina)" (2015) by Angelin Preljocaj and Valérie Müller, in Russian and French with English subtitles.

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WINTER LIGHTHOUSE PAINT & SIP FOR MT GREYLOCK GIRLS BASKETBALL
Williamstown, 6 p.m.
One more chance to paint this winter wonderland! Join us on WED 2/27/19 6-8pm for a Paint and Sip party to benefit the Mount Regional HS Girl’s Basketball Team. You’ll learn how to paint this beautiful seasonal image of “Winter Light House" on a large 16x20 canvas. At Mount Greylock Regional High School Cafeteria, 1781 Cold Spring Rd, Williamstown, MA. All painting materials, instruction, light snacks and drinks (to include a Cocoa Bar) included for $35. Alcohol not permitted. Reserve your seats at https://berkshirepaintandsip.squarespace.com/deliveries/wed-130-6pm-open-to-the-public-winter-light-house-williamstown-ma or call (413) 205-8346.  
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WILLIAMS FACULTY LECTURE SERIES
Williamstown, 4:15 p.m.
During February and March, Williams College will sponsor its annual Faculty Lecture Series to present big ideas beyond disciplinary boundaries. The lectures will be held in Wege Auditorium, Thompson Chemistry, and will be followed by a reception in Schow Atrium. The lectures are free and open to the public.On Feb. 14, Phoebe Cohen, associate professor of geosciences, will discuss " The Evolution of Life before Animals: Building Shields, Dodging Snowballs, and Gasping for Breath." On Feb. 21, Maria Elena Cepeda, professor of Latina/o studies, will talk about "Latina Feminist Moments of Recognition: A U.S. Colombiana Encounter with Bomba Estereo's 'Soy yo.'" On Feb. 28, Guy Hedreen, Amos Lawrence Professor of Art, will present "The Origin of Species in Empedocles and the Visual Representation of Monsters: A Tale of Two Theories." On March 7, Neil Roberts, associate professor of Africana studies, will speak on "How to Live Free in an Age of Pessimism." And on March 14, the final talk, "Authorizing Nelly: Female Narratie Authority, Wuthering Heights, and Me" will be presented by Alison Case, Dennis A. Meenan, '54 Third Century Professor of English.

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BERKSHIRE SYMPHONY - “AN ORKNEY WEDDING, WITH SUNRISE”
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Conductor Ronald Feldman and the 75-member Berkshire Symphony are joined by a guest artist for the season’s third concert. The program includes music of Felix Mendelssohn, his Symphony No. 3, and Peter Maxwell Davies’ “An Orkney Wedding, With Sunrise,” Joining the orchestra for Max Bruch’s “Scottish Fantasy,” is guest artist Haldan Martinson, violin. There is a pre-concert talk with conductor Ronald Feldman.    https://events.williams.edu/event/berkshire-symphony-3/   Free Chapin Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
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WILLIAMS FACULTY LECTURE SERIES
Williamstown, 4:15 p.m.
During February and March, Williams College will sponsor its annual Faculty Lecture Series to present big ideas beyond disciplinary boundaries. The lectures will be held in Wege Auditorium, Thompson Chemistry, and will be followed by a reception in Schow Atrium. The lectures are free and open to the public.On Feb. 14, Phoebe Cohen, associate professor of geosciences, will discuss " The Evolution of Life before Animals: Building Shields, Dodging Snowballs, and Gasping for Breath." On Feb. 21, Maria Elena Cepeda, professor of Latina/o studies, will talk about "Latina Feminist Moments of Recognition: A U.S. Colombiana Encounter with Bomba Estereo's 'Soy yo.'" On Feb. 28, Guy Hedreen, Amos Lawrence Professor of Art, will present "The Origin of Species in Empedocles and the Visual Representation of Monsters: A Tale of Two Theories." On March 7, Neil Roberts, associate professor of Africana studies, will speak on "How to Live Free in an Age of Pessimism." And on March 14, the final talk, "Authorizing Nelly: Female Narratie Authority, Wuthering Heights, and Me" will be presented by Alison Case, Dennis A. Meenan, '54 Third Century Professor of English.

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DRAWING CLASS
Williamstown, 10:30 a.m.
The Clark Art Institute invites artists of all skill levels to participate in a series of three free drawing classes, offered on Fridays, Jan. 11, Feb. 8 and March 8. The hour-long classes will be held in the Manton Study Center for Works on Paper. Space is limited to 12 participants; reservations are required. To reserve, call 413-458-0524.

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WILLIAMS FACULTY LECTURE SERIES
Williamstown, 4:15 p.m.
During February and March, Williams College will sponsor its annual Faculty Lecture Series to present big ideas beyond disciplinary boundaries. The lectures will be held in Wege Auditorium, Thompson Chemistry, and will be followed by a reception in Schow Atrium. The lectures are free and open to the public.On Feb. 14, Phoebe Cohen, associate professor of geosciences, will discuss " The Evolution of Life before Animals: Building Shields, Dodging Snowballs, and Gasping for Breath." On Feb. 21, Maria Elena Cepeda, professor of Latina/o studies, will talk about "Latina Feminist Moments of Recognition: A U.S. Colombiana Encounter with Bomba Estereo's 'Soy yo.'" On Feb. 28, Guy Hedreen, Amos Lawrence Professor of Art, will present "The Origin of Species in Empedocles and the Visual Representation of Monsters: A Tale of Two Theories." On March 7, Neil Roberts, associate professor of Africana studies, will speak on "How to Live Free in an Age of Pessimism." And on March 14, the final talk, "Authorizing Nelly: Female Narratie Authority, Wuthering Heights, and Me" will be presented by Alison Case, Dennis A. Meenan, '54 Third Century Professor of English.

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