Upcoming Events: Winter Carnival and the Kronos Quartet


Dartmouth Now offers a weekly roundup of noteworthy events on campus.

Dartmouth’s 2015 Winter Carnival runs Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 5-8. 

Feb. 5: Opening ceremonies for Winter Carnival take place at 7 p.m. on the Green. Next stop? Top of the Hop at the Hopkins Center for the Arts, where a screening of the 1939 film Winter Carnival will be accompanied by hot chocolate and cookies at the Winter Carnival Tea, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Carnival ice sculptures will be under construction all day Thursday and Friday outside Collis Center, Robinson Hall, and on the Green.


Image removed.The Winter Carnival ice sculpture contest takes place Feb. 5 and 6. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00) 

Feb. 5: Permaculture expert Shannon Francis, Hopi/Dineh from the Southwest homelands of Arizona and New Mexico, speaks on “Permaculture and Traditional Ecological Knowledge,” at 4 p.m. in Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall.

Feb. 6: Winter Carnival celebrations continue, including Winter Whingding 2015, featuring the Dodecaphonics, Dartmouth’s oldest co-ed a cappella group. The Dodec’s guests for this performance include the student dance group Sugarplum. The show starts at 8 p.m. in the Hopkins Center’s Spaulding Auditorium.

Feb. 7: Catch an introductory tour of the Hood Museum of Art’s major exhibition, “Poseidon and the Sea: Myth, Cult, and Daily Life,” starting at 2 p.m. in the Museum’s second floor galleries. 

Feb. 7: The Barbary Coast Jazz Ensemble goes Big Band for its 39th annual Winter Carnival concert, performing the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Gil Evans, and others with guest musicians Ryan Keberle and Michael Rodriguez. The concert kicks off at 8 p.m. in the Hop’s Spaulding Auditorium.

Feb. 9: Art meets science as the 2015 Winter Donoho Colloquium welcomes a team from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to tell the story of the museum’s reconstruction of a 15th-century marble statue. “Saving Tullio Lombardo’s Adam” begins at 5 p.m. in Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall.

Feb. 9: The documentary Sabra, a film portrait of Vermont artist Sabra Field, made by Dartmouth’s Bill Phillips ’71, comes to Hanover for the first of two screenings presented by both Phillips and Field. See the film, along with extra footage, starting at 6:30 p.m. either Monday, Feb. 9, or Monday, Feb 16, in the Black Family Visual Arts Center’s Loew Auditorium. 

Feb. 9: In advance of the Feb. 10 Kronos Quartet performance of Beyond Zero: 1914-1918, composer Aleksandra Vrebalov, filmmaker Bill Morrison, and the members of the Quartet gather for a roundtable on the creation of the piece. “The Genesis of Beyond Zero: 1914-1918” starts at 7 p.m. in the Black Family Visual Arts Center Screening Room (Room 001). 

Feb. 10: Beyond Zero: 1914-1918, co-commissioned by the Hopkins Center, is a sound-and-image collaboration of the Kronos Quartet, composer Aleksandra Vrebalov, and filmmaker Bill Morrison that takes on the First World War. The performance, which begins at 7 p.m. in the Hopkins Center’s Spaulding Auditorium, will be followed by a post-performance discussion with the quartet. Earlier on Tuesday, faculty members join the creators of Beyond Zero for the roundtable discussion “Artists Respond to War,” starting at noon in Haldeman 041. 

Feb. 10: This lecture has been postponed. A new date will be announced shortly. Dartmouth’s 15th Stonewall Lecture brings attorney Denise McWilliams to speak on “Fears, Fallacies, and Failures: How AIDS Became an Epidemic.” McWilliams oversaw and helped author, in 1997, the first comprehensive plan for delivering services to people living with HIV in New England. Her talk begins at 4:15 p.m. in Room 002 at the Rockefeller Center.

Kelly Sundberg Seaman