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November arts events include dance, music, theater and more

With over 50 arts events scheduled at Emory in November, there is a lot to be thankful for this month. Highlights include multiple performances featuring Emory student dancers, actors and musicians.

With over 50 arts events scheduled at Emory in November, there is a lot to be thankful for. 

Here are some of the highlights of this month’s arts calendar:


The Department of Film and Media Studies continues its fall Film Cinematheque Series, “Hitchcock/Hitchcockian,” Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. in 208 White Hall with “North by Northwest” (1959), “Psycho” (1960), and “The Birds” (1960). All screenings are free and open to the public.


Watch some of Emory’s most outstanding undergraduate students from the Department of Music perform in ECMSA: Emory’s Young Artists on Friday, Nov. 9, at noon. This event takes place in Ackerman Hall at the Michael C. Carlos Museum. Opportunities to hear talented Emory and regional students perform continue with a chamber music concert on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m.  and an Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra concert on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 8 p.m. Both events take place in Emerson Concert Hall at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. All of these concerts are free.

Bradley Howard, tenor, and Lee Thompson, piano, perform Songs of Love and War on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m. The concert is free. Another critically acclaimed guest makes an appearance this month, with Lise de la Salle playing piano on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 8 pm. Tickets are $45 for general audiences and $5 for Emory students. 


Theater Emory continues its Fall Repertory through Sunday, Nov. 11. Theater Emory presents three unique plays in rotating repertory, with shows featuring professional Atlanta actors and Emory students. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 discount categories and $5 students. Pay-what-you-wish nights are also held. Performances are held in the Mary Gray Munroe Theater in the Alumni Memorial University Center. 

On Friday, Nov. 30, at 7:30 p.m., visiting artist Sara Juli presents her solo performance “Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis” about motherhood — its beauty, challenges, isolation, comedy and influence on the human experience. This event takes place in the Schwartz Theater Lab and is free to the public. Reservations requested. 


Emory Dance Company performs new contemporary works by New York artist Kendra Portier, Emory Dance alumnus Andre Lumpkin, Atlanta Ballet’s Nadia Mara and Emory Dance faculty artists Gregory Catellier and George Staib. Performances run from Nov. 15 to Nov. 17 in the Dance Studio of the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. Tickets are $15 for the general public and $8 for all students.

Museum and literary events

Don’t miss the last opportunity to tour the exhibition “Divine Felines: Cats in Ancient Egypt” with Melinda Hartwig, curator of ancient Egyptian, Nubian and Near Eastern art. This free tour occurs Sunday, Nov. 4, from 2-3 p.m.  at the Carlos Museum. 

Commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day with a reading of World War I poetry written by Shaw-Stewart, Robert Graves, Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg and others with Ron Schuchard, Goodrich C. White Professor of English Emeritus, Garth Tissol, professor of classics, and Geraldine Higgins, associate professor of English. This free public event takes place on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 4 p.m.

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