Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 7:00 AM to Sunday, December 9, 2012, 10:00 PM
Area Gallery, Portland
207 780 5008
Zuihitsu October 24-December 9
Smudge studio considers Portland’s shoreline in Zuihitsu, an exhibition that addresses the landscape as event—as a continuous streaming of forces, configurations, and undoings. Smudge’s landscape-based workshop with students will also be on view.
We're offering an updated version of the "Eight Planets and Counting" program! Humanity's knowledge of the solar system has changed dramatically within the last few years. As we know the International Astronomical Union has demoted Pluto, but astronomers have also found an array of other bodies, called "Trans-Neptunian Objects."
The omni-dome "Eight Planets and Counting" program guides you through the solar system: from our parent star, the Sun, out to the realm beyond Neptune. Along the way, we'll visit each of the eight planets in turn, we'll explore the Moon, and we'll fly through the asteroid belt.
Join us for this fantastic full dome odyssey through the solar system!
November 16, 2012
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The popular "Eight Planets and Counting" program in Omni-dome format. Embark on a visually fantastic odyssey through the solar system.
The largest campus and community drag show in Northern New England, the annual Royal Majesty Drag Show is a hallmark event for the University of Southern Maine.
Mimi Imfurst will return this year to host the show she helped begin!
Sign ups for student competitors and guest performers will be available soon!
Friday, November 16, 2012 Doors open at 7:00pm Show begins at 7:30pm
Tickets $5 with your student id (any school), $10 all others
Extended bus service from the USM Portland Campus at 7:00pm to the Holiday Inn, and bus service from the Holiday Inn to the Portland and Gorham Campus after the show. Bus service is free to all USM community members and guests.
The USM Royal Majesty Drag Competition and Show is a fundraiser for the Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity. This event is sponsored in part by the USM Student Activity Fee via the Student Senate, Portland and Gorham Events Board, the Queer Straight Alliance and others.
The USM School of Music celebrates the Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra's 70th anniversary with a performance of Gustav Mahler’s 3rd Symphony in Merrill Auditorium, Portland. In classic Mahler design, the performance will bring together a large orchestral force involving the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra, the USM School of Music Women’s Choir, the Southern Maine Children’s Choir, and faculty artists from the University of Southern Maine, as well as alumna soloist Teresa Herold ('02), all directed by School of Music faculty member Robert Lehmann.What other institution within 100 miles has all of this under one roof? The USM School of Music, of course! $12 suggested donation at the door. Sponsored by Macy’s; Macdonald Page & Co LLC; and Murray, Plumb & Murray.
Tennessee Williams took the tragedy of his own family and transformed it into a poetic work of beauty and pain. The dreams of a woman living in a fantasy world and a woman living in the past clash and create spectacular dramatic lightning. The fragile and radiant Laura Wingfield is one of theatre’s most memorable characters.
An omni-dome (full dome) presentation about the IBEX (Interstellar Boundary Explorer) probe. Launched in 2008, the IBEX craft collects energized neutral particles emitted from the heliosphere: the "bubble" enclosing the solar system. These collections enable the IBEX probe to construct an image of the membrane surrounding us. The same membrane that protects the solar system from harmful galactic particles.
How does the IBEX probe work? How does it communicate with Earth?
Join us for this fascinating full-dome show about the IBEX probe and its bold mission to explore the solar system's final frontier.
Show duration: 31 minutes
(Note: show presentation includes a night sky tour, so the entire program is approximately 45 minutes.)
The InterSteller Boundary Explorer collects ENAs (Energized Neutral Particles) emitted from the heliosphere, the "bubble" enclosing the solar system. By collecting theses particles, the IBEX probe constructs an image of this heliosphere. Explore the outer solar system with IBEX!