UNC College Calendar: May Arts

To help you chill before the humidity sets in, here are a few events from our May calendar:

May 2:  Carolina Science Café and the Water in Our World initiative explore What’s in My Water, a discussion about environmental toxins in drinking water. With NCSU biologist Heather Patisaul. Free, 6 pm, Top of the Hill, Back Bar. http://www.moreheadplanetarium.org

May 2:  Swain Lot Film Festival Shorts: Part 1 of the annual UNC student film festival, featuring the juried show of the best works produced in 2012-13 by media production students in the department of communication studies. Students admitted free with valid university or high school ID; $4 for others. Tickets are available at the Varsity Box Office. 7 pm, Varsity Theatre, Franklin Street. 919.843.3687. http://www.ackland.org

May 5:  Free screening of the new documentary about NC author Elizabeth Spencer, Landscapes of the Heart.  4 pm and 6:15 pm, Hanes Art Center. http://elizabethspencerdocumentary.org/

May 6: Think Fast Forum: The Boston Marathon Bombing (and its Aftermath). 6:30 pm, George Watts Hill Alumni Center, free. Featuring faculty experts from UNC and the College, including Global Research Institute director Peter Coclanis, history professor Louise McReynolds and religious studies professor Omid Safi. http://alumni.unc.edu/article.aspx?sid=9600

May 8:  Art for Lunch: UNC art history doctoral candidate Joanna Gohmann discusses A Cosmic Dog fight: Contesting World Order in Oudry’s ‘The Dog that Carried the Dinner Basket for his Master.’ Free to Ackland members and UNC One Card Holders; $5 for all others. Feel free to bring your lunch. 12 noon, Ackland Art Museum. RSVP: http://ackland.web.unc.edu/adult-programs/art-for-lunch/

May 9: Swain Lot Film Festival Shorts: Part 2 of annual student film festival, see May 2 above. 7 pm, Varsity Theatre, Franklin St. 919.843.3687. http://www.ackland.org

May 11: Curators’ Tour of Sincerely Yours, MFA exhibit. Kmb Bobier and Russell Gullette will lead this informative tour of featured art by 2013 Master of Fine Arts students. 3 pm, Ackland Art Museum. 919.843.3687. http://www.ackland.org

May 12:  Commencement! Congratulations to the Class of 2013 and their families.

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