ASP NOONER: DGIIN - (left) This Santa Rosa based group plays a fun, upbeat, acoustic/funk style of music. Songs are usually sung in French but always seem to keep the audience on their feet and entertained. ASP Nooners. Tues., Oct. 6, noon. Darwin Quad. http://www.sonoma.edu/as/asp
LIBRARY WORKSHOP: ARTICLES, BOOKS & BEYOND - Articles, Books & Beyond is a workshop designed to lead students through the joy of finding top-notch full-text articles online, locating books & movies and setting up your online access to all things library. Mon., Oct. 5, 4 - 4:30 p.m. Tues., Oct. 6, 3 - 3:30. Schulz 2016A. http://library.sonoma.edu/research/workshops.html.
SQUEAK CARNATH - Internationally renowned Oakland-based painter Squeak Carnwath was recently the subject of a major retrospective at the Oakland Museum of California. Carnwath believes that paint is skin. Her shabby-chic canvases bear the scars, bruises and veins that mimic the imperfections of an aging human life. She communicates through personal ideograms and private symbols culled over a lifetime of searching. She will be interviewed by Professor of Painting Mark Perlman. Visiting Artists Lecture Series. Tuesday, Oct. 6, noon - 1 p.m. Art 102.
EXPLOITING PELAGIC HABITAT - Patrick Robinson, University of California at Santa Cruz, discusses navigation, migration and foraging success in the northern elephant seal. Biology Colloquium. Tues., Oct. 6, 12 - 1 p.m. Darwin 103. (707) 664-2189. http://www.sonoma.edu/biology/home/colloquium.shtml.
LIBRARY WORKSHOP: POWERPOINT -Lean how to add sound, music, transition and other higher-end tricks for PowerPoint presentations. Tues., Oct. 6, noon - 12:30 p.m. Schulz 2016A. http://library.sonoma.edu/research/workshops.html.
THE ARMAMENTS INDUSTRY - (right) Sociology professor Peter Phillips discusses the role the armaments industry plays in modern warfare and politics. War and Peace Lecture Series. Tues., Oct. 6, 4 - 5:15 p.m. Warren Auditorium, Ives 101. http://www.sonoma.edu/a&h/WP_Calendar.htm.
CHAOTIC DYNAMICS AND FRACTALS - Sebastian Marotta, University of the Pacific, will present an introduction to discrete dynamical systems and show that the behavior of some simple systems is very difficult to predict die to sensitive dependence on initial conditions and chaos (the butterfly effect). Weds., Oct. 7, 4 p.m. Darwin 103. M*A*T*H* Colloquium. (707) 664-2368. http://www.sonoma.edu/math.
PUBLIC VIEWING NIGHT - Join amateur and professional astronomers for a tour of Jupiter (the planet) and Saturn (the nebula!). Public Viewing Nights. Fri., Oct. 9, 8 - 10 p.m. SSU Observatory, located at the southeast corner of campus. (707) 664-2267. http://www.phys-astro.sonoma.edu/publicviewingnight.shtml
Music and Theater
DANCING AT LUGHNASA - In August, 1936, the pagan harvest bonfires burn in the hills above Ballybeg, a small village in Donegal County Ireland. In their modest rural kitchen, five fierce proud sisters, the unmarried Mundy sisters, erupt into a passionate dance of longing and frustration to the music on their new and only luxury, a radio. Michael, the seven-year-old love child of the youngest sister, observes his mother and aunts, and as an adult narrator, remembers them for the audience. Michael recalls this time when his family was on the brink of irreversible change soon to come when homecomings and unexpected departures are to transform their lives forever. An award-winning drama by Ireland's greatest living playwright, Brian Friel. Director Stephanie Hunt appeared as an actress in the 1993 Bay Area premiere of "Dancing at Lughnasa" by the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Tickets $8-$15. Faculty and staff night is Oct. 15. SSU students admitted free. 7:30 p.m., Oct. 9-17, Evert B. Person Theatre. Jenny Parkinson, (707) 664-2325 or visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/77372.
COLLAGE CONCERT - This annual sampler concert is a music department showcase for current and prospective students and their families. Parent and Family Weekend. Ives 119. Sat., Oct. 10, 4 p.m. (707) 664-2353. http://www.sonoma.edu/performingarts/perf/
TOUCH OF EVIL - (left) (1958) Orson Welles' masterpieces of sleaze about a corrupt border town sheriff. Sonoma Valley Film Institute. Sun., Oct. 4, 4 p.m. Warren Auditorium. (707) 664-2606. http://sonoma.edu/sfi/schedule.html.
MY FATHER, MY LORD ("HOFSHAT KAITS") - (2007) Director David Volach presents an intimate and compassionate story about the conflict between a father's love and devotion to religion (Hebrew w/ English subtitles). Sonoma Film Institute. Fri., Oct. 9, 7 - 10 p.m. Sun., Oct. 11, 4 - 7 p.m. Warren Auditorium, Ives 101. (707) 664-2606. http://sonoma.edu/sfi/schedule.html.
USED - University Art Gallery hosts a gala reception to open USED, an art exhibit exploring nontraditional materials that were intended for purposes other than making a work of art. Five California artists- Jedidiah Caesar, Christine Lee, Kristina Lewis, Scott MacLeod and Scott Oliver- are featured. Open Fri., Sept 11 - Sun., Oct 18. Tues. - Fri., 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., noon - 4 p.m. Carla Stone. (707) 664-2205. http://www.sonoma.edu/artgallery/.
LIVE-DANCE-PAINT - Ceija Stojka's "Live-Dance-Paint" exhibit depicts her life as a traveling Romani woman before and after World War II, the trauma she and other Roma experienced in the Nazi concentration camps of Auschwitz, RavensbrÅck, and Bergen-Belsen, and the hope she has for future generations to overcome oppression. Open Mon., August 17 - Fri., Oct. 30. Mon. - Fri., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat., noon - 5 p.m. Karen Brodsky. (707) 664-4240.