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scene from La Carpa AmericanaThe Department of Chicano and Latino Studies (CALS) at Sonoma State University presents a free, one-night-only theatrical performance of "La Carpa Americana (The American Tent)," an original work by Santa Rosa theater company The Imaginists, in Weill Hall at the Green Music Center on Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m.

faded american flagSome of their stories are harrowing and heroic; others, in comparison, may feel relatively ordinary. But all detail service to their country. After interviewing more than 20 veterans of the United States military, Sonoma State University students are giving a performance of these veterans' stories in "America at War" on Monday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. in Schroeder Hall at the university's Green Music Center.

linear equations posterSonoma State University Art Gallery's new exhibition, "Linear Equations," brings together three Bay Area artists whose work shares an affinity for line in both two and three dimensions. The exhibit opens Nov. 5 with a reception for the artists, Mari Andrews, Marc Katano and Sabine Reckewell, 5-7 p.m. and will remain on view through Dec. 13.

brendahillman.jpegSonoma State University professor Anne Goldman hosts an interdisciplinary seminar about the role of metaphor in daily life on Nov. 9 at 3 p.m. in the University Art Gallery at Sonoma State. "Metaphorical Thinking: A Conversation across Disciplines," draws upon expertise across a wide range of schools, with a poet, physicist and psychoanalyst each discussing how they use metaphor in their respective fields.

phantom and fugueSonoma State University is hosting a Halloween concert and movie screening for all ages. "Phantoms and Fugues" features a screening (by special arrangement with Jean Schulz) of the holiday classic "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" on Oct. 31 at 6:30 p.m. in Schroeder Hall at Sonoma State's Green Music Center.

Las CafeterasPounding Afro-Mexican rhythms, stomping zapateado dancing and uplifting stories of everyday people searching for love and fighting for justice grace Weill Hall at Sonoma State University when Los Angeles world fusion group Las Cafeteras plays a free concert on October 27.

planetary nebulaThe Sonoma State University Physics and Astronomy department invites all to attend this week's public viewing night entitled Planetary Nebulae: Nature's Watercolors. The program is 8:00-10:00 p.m. on Oct. 9 at the SSU observatory.

world globe under blue skyThe Brown Bag Lecture Series returns to Sonoma State University this fall, featuring a selection of speakers from the School of Social Sciences. Those interested are invited to pack a lunch, as lectures are from noon to 1 p.m. in Stevenson 2011.

crabThe Sonoma State University fall Biology Colloquium entices listeners with new information about ourselves and the ecosystems that surround us. The lectures cover a wide array of subjects, including urban lake restoration, responses of crabs to ocean acidification, and aging. SSU anthropology professor Dr. Karin Jaffe completes the series on Dec. 8 with a talk on university-zoo collaborative research.

copelandcreekssu.jpgThe Environmental Forum returns to Sonoma State University this fall to discuss the shared challenges faced by our community. Lectures include local topics like Cotati's new SMART train station, as well as broad ones, like the concept of wilderness in society. The series culminates on Dec. 10 when student and faculty leaders will discuss how to get involved with sustainability at SSU.

fishman.pngWeeding, harvesting and watering sounds more like farm living than the life of a poet, but those two lives intersected at Southern Wisconsin's "Poetry Farm" in the mid-2000s, where scribes worked the land to tune out distractions of the Internet or urban world. On Oct. 6, Lisa Fishman and Richard Meier, two contemporary poets who were leaders of the farm, read at the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University.

scottgerber.jpgSonoma State University's new Jewish Music Series features local and international talents, showcasing music that reflects the broad spectrum of the Jewish experience including classical and folk songs, Yiddish theater, Eastern European Klezmer, Jewish-influenced classical works, and songs about social justice from American religious communities.

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