ASP NOONER: BRANDON TYLER - The acoustic pop/rock song writer Brandon Tyler is quickly becoming both a state wide and West Coast rock star having just produced two new ep's this summer. ASP Nooners. Tues., Oct. 27, noon. Darwin Quad. http://www.sonoma.edu/as/asp
THE REGURGITATOR - Stevie Starr, known as "The Regurgitator," will swallow the unthinkable and cough them back up dry, clean and in order. Starr's fame has continued to rise by shocking audiences swallowing objects like goldfish, light bulbs, coins, and even a Rubik's cube, which comes up completed. He has appeared on television shows in Australia, Europe, and Asia, as well as popular shows in the United States such as "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "The Howard Stern Show." www.steviestarr.com. Free. Associated Student Productions. Friday, Oct. 30, 8 p.m., Commons. http://www.sonoma.edu/as/asp/more/1030800.shtml
REBUILDING HOPE - (left) David Morse, an independent journalist, novelist and human rights activist, who helped to film the documentary "Rebuilding Hope," gives a heartfelt, first-hand and comprehensive look at the crisis in Sudan along with its historical roots. He will show footage from the "Rebuilding Hope" documentary and share a lecture and take audience questions on the current issues and dilemmas surrounding Sudan and Darfur today. What Can I Do? Lecture Series. Associated Students Productions. Mon., Oct. 26, 7 p.m. Student Union MPR. (707) 664-2753. www.sonoma.edu/as/asp.
SOFIA: THE STRATOSPHERIC OBSERVATORY FOR INFRARED ASTRONOMY - Dr. Dana Backman, the director of education and public outreach for SOFIA, gives a status report on NASA's new airborne observatory, a 2.5-meter telescope mounted in a Boeing 747. What Physicists Do Series. Mon., Oct. 26, 4 p.m. (707) 664-2119. http://www.phys-astro.sonoma.edu/wpd/
HOW TO DETECT POISON OAK OIL BY FREE RADICAL REACTIONS - Rebecca Braslau, University of California at Santa Cruz, examines application of free radical reactions. Series of Chemistry Seminars. Mon., Oct. 26, 3 p.m. Darwin 107.
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. Library Workshop. Mon., Oct. 26, 4 - 4:30 p.m.; Tues., Oct. 27, 3 - 3:30 p.m. Schulz 2016A. http://library.sonoma.edu/research/workshops.html
ROMANI DANCE WORKSHOP - Sani Rifati leads a workshop on the fundamentals of Romani dance in partnership with the Ceija Stojka exhibition in the University Library Art Gallery. Tues., Oct. 27, 7 p.m. http://libweb.sonoma.edu/about/gallery.html
THE DOLL PROJECT - Geri Olson, Psychology, discusses "The Doll Project DVD for Teachers: Integrating Art into the Curriculum." Olson has worked with nearly 70 classrooms and 1500 K-12 students as part of her service-learning course, Psychology of Creativity. Her film describes her doll-making project in local schools and will be a companion piece to a resource guide for teachers. Social Science Brown Bag Series. Tues., Oct. 27, Noon to 1 p.m., Stevenson 2011.
WHAT GOES DOWN MUST COME UP - Michael Hedrick, California State University, East Bay, describes lymph movement in anuran amphibians. Biology Colloquium. Tues., Oct. 27, 12 - 1 p.m. Darwin 103. (707) 664-2189. http://www.sonoma.edu/biology/home/colloquium.shtml
VETERANS REFLECT ON WAR - Psychology Professor Shepard Bliss and a panel of veterans share their personal experiences of war. War and Peace Lecture Series. Tues., Oct. 27, 4 - 5:15 p.m. Warren Auditorium, Ives 101. http://www.sonoma.edu/a&h/WP_Calendar.htm
SCANNING - Learn to efficiently scan photos and documents to help build great visuals for your project. Covers Adobe Acrobat, PDF's and scanning multiple items into one document. Library Workshop. Weds., Oct. 28, noon - 12:30 p.m. Schulz 2016C. http://library.sonoma.edu/research/workshops.html
DANCE ON THE SWASTIKA - Expressive Arts presents an empowering SSU student collaborative. Weds., Oct. 28, 12:45 p.m., 1 p.m., 1:15 p.m. University Library Gallery. http://libweb.sonoma.edu/about/gallery.html
AN EVENING WITH NAOMI KLEIN - (right) Naomi Klein, author of New York Times and #1 international bestseller The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, presents a keynote lecture, diving into the primary economic and political struggles facing the world today. Associated Student Productions. $15 general admission, Free SSU students, faculty and staff. Tickets available at Student Union Front Desk. Weds., Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m. Cooperage. http://www.sonoma.edu/as/asp
PROOF, REASONING AND TECHNOLOGY: THE MAST PROBLEM AND OTHER INTERESTING TASKS - Gail Burrill, Michigan State University, solves several problems, analyzes possible solutions, draws on different mathematical domains and consider how to use technology in helping students think about what it means to prove something in mathematics. M*A*T*H* Colloquium. Weds., Oct. 28, 4 p.m. Darwin 103. (707) 664-2368. http://www.sonoma.edu/math
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS PANEL - Organized by the YWCA. Feminist Lecture Series. Thurs., Oct 29, noon. Carson 20. (707) 664-2840.
ARTS & HUMANITIES FORUM - Music Professor John Palmer lectures on "Mahler and Marketing: The Development and Function of
Mahler's Programs for his Second Symphony". Arts & Humanities Research & Creative Works Forum. 12:05 p.m. - 12:55 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 29., Schulz 3001. http://www.sonoma.edu/a_h/forumabstracts.htm
Music and Theater
SSU SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE - Halloween Spooktacular! Thrill to J.S. Bach's sonorous Fantasia in G Major and the hauntingly beautiful Allerseelen by Richard Strauss. Chill to Daniel Bukvich's wildly theatrical Voodoo and selections from Harry Potter. Come in costume and celebrate a day early. Conducted by R. Anderson Collinsworth. $12 general, $10 faculty/alumni/staff, $8 seniors/students, free to SSU students. Fri., Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m. Evert B. Person Theatre. (707) 664-2368. http://www.sonoma.edu/pubs/newsrelease/archives/2009/10/post_11.html
WATERMELON WOMAN - (Cheryl Dunye, 1996) A video store clerk and would-be filmmaker becomes obsessed with uncovering the history of a star of the early "race" films, the so-called "Watermelon Woman." Sonoma Film Institute. Sun., Oct. 25, 4 p.m. Warren Auditorium, Ives 101. (707) 664-2606. http://sonoma.edu/sfi/schedule.html.
IAG BARI: BRASS ON FIRE - (2002) Director Ralf Marschalleck's energetic documentary follows the musicians of Fanfare Ciocãrlia as they travel from their Romanian gypsy village. Romani Film Series. Darwin 103. http://libweb.sonoma.edu/about/gallery.html
LIVE-DANCE-PAINT - (right) 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.