March arts and events at Connecticut College

The following are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted:

•Now through March 6: “Islam in Africa: A Pilgrimage to Touba, Senegal” and “World Views: Ritual and Celebration in Global Culture,” a two-part photo exhibition by photographer and Connecticut College alumnus David Katzenstein ’76, Cummings Arts Center Galleries, open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, contact the art department at 860-439-2740.

•Feb. 28 – March 2: Connecticut College Dance Club Spring Performance, with choreography and dancing by Connecticut College students, 7:30 p.m., Martha Myers Studio in the College Center at Crozier-Williams. Tickets are $6 for general admission, $4 for students and seniors. For tickets, call 860-439-2830.

•Feb. 28 – March 3: “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” a Connecticut College student theater production of this play by Tony-nominated Sarah Ruhl. Directed by Talia Curtin ’13, the play uses the death of a café patron and the good deeds of a stranger to explore the nature of grief, communication and humanity in the technological age. Performances are in Tansill Theater at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28–March 2, with matinees at 2 p.m. on March 2 and 3. Tickets are $8 for general admission and $6 for students. For tickets and information, call 860-439-2605.

•March 1: “The Latino Second Generation: A Look at Their Educational Success,” Latino Studies Speaker Series lecture about how the children of Latino immigrants are succeeding in education, by Associate Professor of Sociology Ronald Flores, 4 p.m., Coffee Grounds in Katharine Blunt House.

•March 1: A performance by the Connecticut College Faculty Reed Trio of Thomas Labadorf, clarinet; Rebecca Noreen, bassoon; and Libby Van Cleve, oboe. Featuring 20th-century French music and the premiere of a new work by local composer, Jack Vees, 7:30 p.m., Evans Hall in Cummings Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for students. For tickets and more information, call 860-439-2720.

•March 6: Connecticut College Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble Concert, with Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Gary Buttery directing, 7 p.m., Evans Hall in Cummings Arts Center. Tickets are $5 for general admission and $3 for students and seniors. For more information, call 860-439-2720.

•March 20: Developing Your Home Landscape, a four-part landscape design workshop with Mary Villa, Connecticut College Arboretum curator, 6:30 p.m., Room 101 of New London Hall. Registration is required and is $34 for Arboretum members and $40 for non-members. For more information or to register, call 860-439-5060.

•March 28: “The Secrets of Naci-rema,” a play by the Truth Urban Theater Group in which a forbidden fruit reveals the alluring pitfalls each character has to overcome, 10 p.m., Harkness Chapel. This event is free.

•March 30: onStage at Connecticut College presents “Come, and Back Again," a performance by David Dorfman Dance, 8 p.m., Palmer Auditorium. (NOTE: This performance is rescheduled from Feb. 8). Tickets are $28 for general admission, $25 for seniors and $14 for students. Tickets for the cancelled Feb. 8 show will be honored for the new date. Tickets can also be purchased through the Connecticut College Box Office at 860-439-ARTS (2787) or


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