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MCC Spring Events Listing (01/29/2013)

jazzfestival 2013Upcoming events include theatrical performances, art exhibitions and award-winning authors

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – January 29, 2013- Following are upcoming events for Monroe Community College.

“Looking Ahead and Moving Forward”
Friday, Feb. 15, noon to 12:50 p.m.
Warshof Conference Center, R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center, Brighton Campus, 1000 East Henrietta Road

Free and open to the public. Parking available in lots M and M1.
A celebration of the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. features music and dance. The Rev. Dr. Marvin A. McMickle, president of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, will be keynote speaker.

“When is your enough moment?” featuring author and human rights activist John Prendergast
Monday, March 4, 7 p.m.
Theatre, MCC’s Brighton Campus, Building 4, 1000 East Henrietta Road, Rochester; parking available in Lot F.
Tickets required; general public $7; free with MCC ID.
Prendergast is the co-founder of the Enough Project, an initiative to end genocide and crime against humanity. Sponsored by MCC’s Visiting Scholar Series, the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project, and Water for South Sudan.

STEM: Preparing Our Nation’s Future Innovators
Monday, March 18, 8:30 a.m. registration; program runs from 9:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Theatre and Warshof Conference Center, MCC’s Brighton Campus, 1000 East Henrietta Road, Rochester; parking available in Lots E, F, M, M1 and N.
Free and open to the public, educators and students; registration appreciated by March 8; information available at This Essential Discussion colloquium takes an in-depth look at science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and career pathways. Keynote speakers include Freeman Hrabowski, III, Ph.D., president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and David Brown, program director for the National Science Foundation’s Division of Undergraduate Education.

“Picasso at the Lapin Agile” by Steve Martin
Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 14, 2 p.m.
MCC Theatre, Bldg. 4, Brighton Campus, 1000 East Henrietta Rd. Parking in Lot F.
Tickets: $8 with MCC ID, $10 for the general public are available online at, the Brighton Campus R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center Service Desk and at the Damon City Campus bookstore. For further information, call the Campus Center office at (585) 292-2534.

The year is 1904. The place is the Paris bar Le Lapin Agile – a hangout for artists, writers and other eccentrics who are leading the charge for the new century’s avant-garde. As a 25-year-old Alberta Einstein awaits the arrival of a female friend, he runs into a 23-year-old Pablo Picasso. Each man is on the verge of a professional breakthrough, but in 1904 they are also full of youthful passion and egotism. They commence debating each sure he is the one who holds the key to the new century’s greatest idea. When a visitor from the future arrives, playwright Steve Martin adds a third major influence from the 20th century. The big question is which of the three will have the biggest impact on humanity – art, science or pop culture?

“Much Ado About Nothing” by William Shakespeare
Tuesday, June 25 and Wednesday, June 26, 7:30 p.m.
MCC Black Box Theatre, Bldg. 4, Brighton Campus, 1000 East Henrietta Rd. Parking in Lot F.
As the title of this play suggests, there’s a lot of fuss over nothing! Claudio and Hero fall in love and plan to get married, but the villainous Don John slanders Hero with false evidence. The wedding is ruined and Hero faints. Her family soon suspect slander and decide to pretend that Hero died from shock. Don John’s evil plan is soon revealed and Claudio mourns Hero’s death. Eventually, Hero is revealed to be alive and the marriage goes ahead as planned. In the play’s closing moments, it is reported that Don John has been captured for his crime.

2013 Children’s Show: “The Bremen Town Musicians” by Claudia Haas
Thursday, June 6, 6:30 p.m.
MCC Theatre, Bldg, 4, Brighton Campus, 1000 East Henrietta Rd. Parking in Lot F.
When the audience shows up to a rehearsal unexpectedly, the cast of The Bremen Town Musicians decides the show must go on even though opening night is a week away! Actors scramble for found objects to serve as props and costume pieces while others worry about not knowing their lines. The know-it-all squirrel narrator bosses the others around while the vain bird get his feathers ruffled. The set and costumes are slowly built before the eyes of the audience but not without interruptions, squabbles and oversized egos. Ho

Reading and Book-signing with Michael Klein
Thursday, March 28, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Warshof Conference Center, Bldg. 3, R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center, Brighton Campus
Free and open to the public.
Michael Klein’s latest book of poems, “then, we were still living,” was a Lamda Literary Award finalist. A collection of short, lyric essays, “States of Independence,” received the 2011 BLOOM Chapbook contest in non-fiction. He teaches at Goddard College in Vermont and has a blog at:

Reading and Book-signing with Molly Smith Metzler
Thursday, March 14, 7 p.m.
Room 8-200, Brighton Campus, 1000 East Henrietta Rd.
Free and open to the public. Molly Smith Metzler grew up in Kinston, NY. She is the author of “Elemeno Pea,” “Close Up Space,” “Training Wisteria,” and “Carve.” Her work has been developed by the O’Neill Theatre Center, Ars Nova, Playwrights Horizons, MTC 7@7, South Coast Rep, and many more. Metzler is a graduate of SUNY Geneseo, Boston University, NYU Tisch and the Julliard School.

23rd annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration
Thursday, April 11, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center, Brighton Campus, 1000 East Henrietta Road, Rochester; parking available in Lot M.
Free and open to the public. Commemoration includes an opening ceremony and candlelighting, reading of the names of Holocaust survivors, and Holocaust survivor testimonies. Hosted by the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project.

Deep-sea Explorer Robert Ballard
Saturday, April 27, 1 p.m.
MCC’s Brighton Campus Theatre, Building 4, 1000 East Henrietta Rd.
Robert Ballard, discoverer of the Titanic, the German battleship Bismarck and numerous other contemporary and ancient shipwrecks around the world, will deliver the keynote address at Monroe Community College’s 5th Annual Scholars’ Day.

Now in its fifth year, MCC’s Scholars’ Day is a showcase for academic excellence -- an entire day devoted to promoting scholarship across disciplines. The event, which runs from 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., includes presentations, panel discussions, performances and poster sessions by MCC faculty, students and staff.

Tickets are $7 for the general public and are available online at:, at the R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center Service Desk on the Brighton Campus or the Damon City Campus Bookstore. For further information, call (585) 292-2534.

Mercer Gallery Hours: Monday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Friday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Jack Wolsky
Wednesday, Feb. 27 – Friday, March 29
Opening reception: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Jack Wolsky was a professor of art at the College at Brockport for 35 years. His work has been exhibited extensively throughout New York state and the surrounding area.

Murray Tinkelman
Monday, April 1 – Friday, April 26
Artist Talk: Thursday, April 11, 7 p.m. A gallery reception will immediately follow.
Free and open to the public.

Murray Tinkelman, Syracuse University professor emeritus, is an award-winning illustrator who designs have appeared in a variety of publications including: Atlantic Monthly, Cosmopolitan, Ladies Home Journal, McCall’s, The New York Times, The Saturday Evening Post and The Washington Post. He has also been commissioned by the National Parks Service to provide drawings and paintings of national parks and monuments. Tinkelman has also been an artist-reporter on special missions for the U.S. Air Force.

37th Student Art Exhibition
Friday, May 3 – Friday, Aug 23
Opening reception: Friday, May 3, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
An exhibition of painting, drawing, sculpture, design, 3D design, video, photography, digital and multi-media pieces that have been created while studying at MCC. Come celebrate the hard work and creative talent of MCC’s graduating students.
Student Instrumental and Vocal Concert
Wednesday, March 6, 7:30 p.m.
Bldg. 12, North Atrium, Brighton Campus
Free and open to the public

44th Annual MCC Jazz Festival
Featured artist: Bob Shepard
Wednesday, May 8, 7:30 p.m.
MCC Brighton Campus Theater
Shepard has appeared in more than 100 movie and television soundtracks and worked with many significant artists. These associations include: Billy Childs, Chick Corea’s Origin, the Peter Erskine Trio, Herbie Hancock, Joani Mitchell, James Taylor, Natalie Cole, Queen Latifah, Freddie Hubbard, Mike Stern, Randy Brecker and many more.
Free and open to the public

Student Vocal Concert
Wednesday, May 15, 7:30 p.m.
Bldg. 4, Theatre, Brighton Campus
Free and open to the public

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