Highlights of Bard’s October Calendar


Bard is back in full swing with many wonderful events open to LLI members and other members of the Bard community. There are far too many to list them all, but you can access the Bard calendar here

Don’t miss Bard conservatory students performing at the Tuesday noon concerts, October 8 and 29 at the Laszlo Bito conservatory building.

And, thanks to the Center for Moving Image Arts, wonderful films are back every Tuesday evening in October from 7 pm to midnight at the Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center. On October 8, two films from the Indian New Wave, October 15, two films from the Chinese Fifth Generation, on October 22, two films from the Taiwanese New Wave, and on October 29, two films from Hong Kong. (See the CMIA webpage for their full calendar of films for the month). 

There’s much more that you should not miss… 

Bard Calendar Highlights

Thursday, October 10, 5:00 p.m. at Weis Cinema in the Campus Center, CCE and LLI are sponsoring author Isabelle Tree, who is speaking about her new book Wilding: Returning Nature to Our Farm. Link to more information.

Thursday, October 10, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Bard Human Rights Project and the Village of Tivoli will hold a roundtable discussion on human rights asking, “How has the political discourse around human rights changed in the United States, and what are its implications? What does the term human rights mean in public culture today and how does it strengthen or limit the struggles around climate change, criminal justice, immigration, and racial, social and economic inequality?”  The discussion will include both local and global human rights activists.

Wednesday, October 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the NY based performer, choreographer and writer Will Rawls will be the guest speaker at the Hessel Museum of Art in Room 102. . His work focuses on the impact of HIV/AIDS on dancers, women, and people of color. His work, What Remains, premiered at Bard College. 

Thursday, October 24 through Sunday,  October 27, a revival of the musical Promenade will be performed at the Fisher Center, Luma Theater. There are both matinee and evening performances and all are free to the Bard community. 

Tuesday, October 29, at the Reem Kayden Center auditorium, the American Studies program presents The (R)evolution of Indigenous Food Systems of North America, a talk by Sean Sherman, winner of the 2018 James Beard Foundation Award for Best American Cookbook for his book The Sioux Chef.

Saturday, November 2, at 1 p.m. at the Fisher Center, don’t miss the final round of the Concerto Competition where student singers and musicians compete to win spots as soloists with the American Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra Now, and the Conservatory Orchestra. 

Thursday, November 7, 6 p.m. at the Weis Cinema at the Campus Center, the documentary Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook will be screened and followed by a discussion on voting rights with leading experts.