Monday, July 19
Music on the Mall. Featuring Michael Hauser, who sometimes is referred to as "The Father of Flamenco in the Midwest." Hauser is one of a handful of flamenco guitar masters living in the United States today. He has completed numerous college and community tours as a soloist, as part of the Hauser Guitar Duo (with his brother, Tony, an accomplished classical guitarist), and as first guitarist with a number of Spanish dance companies. Audience members are invited to bring blankets or folding chairs for lawn seating. Central Campus Mall (rain site: Schofield Auditorium or The Cabin, Davies Center), 7 p.m.
Tuesday, July 20
Summer Cinema. "The Big Lebowski." (U.S. 1998, directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, 117 min., rated R.) Thugs break into the apartment of Jeff Lebowski (Jeff Bridges) in the errant belief that they are accosting another Jeff Lebowski, the Big Lebowski, an eccentric philanthropist. Instead, they threaten and soil the carpet of the lesser Lebowski, a genial deadbeat known as "The Dude." Seeking restitution, The Dude and his bowling buddies (John Goodman, Steve Buscemi) are swept up in a kidnap caper involving German nihilists, a porn king (Ben Gazarra) and an avant-garde painter (Julianne Moore). Davies Theatre, noon and 7 p.m. Also July 22.
Wednesday, July 21
Thursday, July 22
Carson Park Turf Groundbreaking Event. The Carson Park Artificial Turf Groundbreaking Ceremony is slated for 9:30 a.m. at the football field in Carson Park. Phil Fieber, director of Eau Claire Parks and Recreation, will be the master of ceremonies. Steve Kurth and Cary Osborn will give a brief overview of the project and its history. The groundbreaking and photos will follow the presentations. Full story.
Summer Cinema. "The Big Lebowski." Davies Theatre, noon and 7 p.m. See July 20 item.
Concerts in the Park. UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education and the Indianhead Arts & Education Center will sponsor a series of summer concerts at the Shell Lake Pavilion in Shell Lake. Tonight's concert, performed by the Student Show Choir begins at 6:30 p.m. More information is available online.
Friday, July 23
Indianhead Arts & Education Center Concerts. UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education and the Indianhead Arts & Education Center will offer many concerts throughout the summer at the IAEC gymnasium, 802 First Street, Shell Lake. Today, the Student Show Choir will perform at 7 p.m. Tickets, available at the door, are $4 for the public or $2 for students. More information is available online.
Monday, July 26
Brown Bag Presentation. Rita Webb, Nontraditional Student Services, will present "Keeping the Peace: International Civilian Peacekeepers in Sri Lanka." Webb is participating in an international civilian peacekeeping pilot project in Sri Lanka through the Nonviolent Peaceforce, an organization headquartered in St. Paul, Minn. She will describe the project and share reflections on the role of international citizens in helping protect noncombatants and build cultures of peace in conflict areas of the world. Tamarack Room, Davies Center, 11:30 a.m.
Music on the Mall. Featuring the Billy Krause Trio, a three-man acoustic group that performs both familiar and obscure pieces, but always enjoyable, non-mainstream music. Billy Krause, Chuck Roll and Mike Quick are veteran musicians who have worked for more than 30 years in many formats — as solo artists, in small ensembles and in table-thumping electric roadhouse bands. Audience members are invited to bring blankets or folding chairs for lawn seating. Central Campus Mall (rain site: Schofield Auditorium or The Cabin, Davies Center), 7 p.m.
Summer Bulletin • Vol. 4 • No. 6 • Sixth Week • Summer Session • July 19, 2004