This Week's Featured Events

As events may be moved, delayed, postponed, or canceled for a variety of reasons and without any prior notice, the Office of Public Relations advises that you check with the contact(s) listed with each event for the most current information.


Monday, Oct. 6 - Thursday, Oct. 30
Karl Drerup Art Gallery

Reception: October 7, 4-6 p.m., with gallery talk by Professor Beverly Naidus, University of Washington, Tacoma

What does it mean for art to be socially engaged? Can art help us find the vision to move through today’s world?

This audience-participatory installation examines the tensions, fears, and illusions promoted by the corporate media and the stories of individuals struggling to make sense of this economic and political moment, while inviting viewers to participate in a game that playfully explores the perils and rewards of activism. Beverly Naidus’s art practice intertwines the roles of activist, educator, writer, and interdisciplinary artist.

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7:00 pm

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts

News and Democracy: Why Are Citizens So Misinformed?

A healthy democracy depends upon a well-informed citizenry. The rise of partisan news outlets and the emergence of journalistic techniques for attracting audience attention, such as excessive sensationalism and negativity, have contributed to the public’s misunderstanding of political issues.

America needs a better form of journalism—one that more regularly delivers news that is relevant and trustworthy. The creation of such a form is a significant challenge both to news organizations and schools of journalism.

Thomas Patterson is the Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and author of Informing the News: The Need for Knowledge-Based Journalism.

All Sidore lectures are free and open to the public. Tickets are required and may be picked up at the Silver Center Box Office. Reservations are recommended: call (603) 535-ARTS. A reception with light refreshments follows each lecture.

For more information on the series, visit the Sidore Lecture Series website.

3:00 pm

Sunday, Oct. 26, 3:00 - 4:45 p.m.
Hanaway Rink, Ice Arena

On Sunday, October 26th @ 3pm, the Ice Theatre of New York returns to the Plymouth State University Ice Arena to present ICE: DANCE ON GOLDEN POND. It will feature twelve top National, World and Olympic Competitors including US Men’s Champion Ryan Bradley, and National and World Competitors Kim Navarro and Brent Bommentre.

Tickets now on sale at Silver Center for the Arts Box Office 603-535-2787 or online at

For further information contact: Susan McKimens,, or By phone: 603-707-2320.

6:00 pm

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 6 p.m-7:30 p.m.
Bradford Room Center Lodge

PSU’s Mental Health Issues class invites you to learn how you can prevent suicide by hearing a presentation by an alum who lost her brother to suicide and a national video, The Truth About Suicide, produced by college students. There will be time for Q& A and a discussion about campus resources.

There is hope and help! If you or someone you know is at risk for suicide, contact the PSU Counseling Center or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273 TALK (8255).

Hosted by Plymouth State University Health and Human Performance Department and National Alliance on Mental Illness NH, with support of a grant through SAMHSA.

For more information contact Elaine de Mello:

8:00 pm

Friday, Oct. 31, 8 p.m.
Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts

Cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.

It’s going to be a creepy and kooky, mysterious and spooky, an altogether ooky Halloween night when you spend it with Gomez Addams, Edgar Allan Poe, William Shakespeare, Kurt Weill, Thomas Wolfe, e.e. cummings, Ezra Pound and the usual suspects–also known as John Astin.  He’ll touch on the dark side of the human psyche as explored by some of his favorite authors for a chilling evening of theater.  Then, he’ll take you to the lighter side as he shares clips and stories from one of TVs most beloved comedies, The Addams Family.  He’ll give you a glimpse behind the scenes, discuss why it is such a cult classic and you’ll have the opportunity to ask him questions.  Come dressed in costume and enjoy a free Halloween treat at intermission!

Appropriate for all ages.

Buy tickets online or call for tickets, 603-535-2787
Adult $30, Senior $28, Youth $15


Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

Experience Plymouth firsthand at one of our many Open House and Admitted Student events! Tour campus, try the food, and meet a panel of current PSU students. You can even sit down with faculty in your academic area of interest!

For all events, pre-registration is strongly recommended.

Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. in Silver Center for the Arts Lobby on the day of Open House.


Wednesday, Nov. 5 - Friday, Dec. 12
Silver Center for the Arts

Reception: Wednesday, November 5, 4 - 6 p.m.

Throughout the continent of Africa, people use cloth to speak for them. Whether the fabric represents religious affiliation, age, class status, ethnic membership, or political association, what one wears is one’s identity. Woven or dyed, imported or locally produced, wrapped, tied, or tailored—all clothing speaks clearly in the many African languages. Demonstrating ancient traditions or contemporary fads, African peoples use cloth to celebrate the vibrancy of life’s rituals from birth to death. Co-curated by Philip Peek, professor emeritus of anthropology at Drew University, and Anthropology of Religion, Ritual, and Myth students.

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7:00 pm

Thursday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m.
Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts

PSU director of choral activities Dan Perkins conducts the 37th annual festival featuring the PSU choirs and over 200 high school singers from 60 schools from throughout New England.

Buy tickets online or call the Silver Center box office at 603-535-2787.

Ticket Prices: Adult $15, Senior $14, & Youth $12

8:00 pm

Friday, Nov. 7, 8 p.m.
Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts

By blending her knack for melodic and rhythmic improvisation and interplay with elements of honky-tonk, western swing and golden-era pop standards, Miss Tess and her multifaceted supporting band have arrived at a style simultaneously refreshing and hauntingly familiar.  Now based out of New York, when Miss Tess lived in Boston, she and her group were nominated for Boston Music Awards in the categories of folk, roots and jazz, a testament to their wide appeal and musicality.  Their newest album The Love I Have for You is an album of covers that match their unique style from a diverse roster of artists such as Neil Young, Randy Newman, Willie Nelson, and Bonnie Raitt.  The title track, penned by Miss Tess herself, proves she can hold her own with this impressive group both in writing and performing.  Come hear why she has established a devoted following in northern New England and beyond.

Buy tickets online or call for tickets, 603-535-2787
Adult $30, Senior $28, Youth $15


Monday, Nov. 10 - Saturday, Dec. 13
Karl Drerup Art Gallery

Reception: November 10, 4-6 p.m.

What is it like to work as part of an artist collective?

The Beehive Collective has traveled to and worked with groups around the world, translating complex global stories into collaboratively drawn images that take on a life of their own. Their most recently printed graphic, Mesoamérica Resiste, was nine years in the making. This large-format narrative illustration tells stories of grassroots organizing and community resilience from Mexico to Colombia and also celebrates cultural and ecological diversity. This exhibit will inspire us to imagine the diverse ways that the arts can motivate and activate local and global communities. Curated by the PSU Museum Studies class, led by Professor of Art History Jayme Yahr.

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