Weitz lights up this weekend with Theater, Music and more!

18 October 2023

The Weitz Center will be abuzz this weekend with a full slate of performances and exhibitions.

The Fall term Theater production, ORLANDO, under the direction of Jeanne Willcoxson, will open in the Weitz Theater on Thursday, October 19 with a performance at 7:30 p.m. The run continues with performances Friday October 20 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday October 21 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., concluding with a matinee Sunday October 22 at 2:00 p.m. This stage adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s famous novel was written by award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl and features a large ensemble of Carleton students.

For music enthusiasts, Kracum Hall plays host to three wildly diverse concerts over the weekend. On Thursday October 19 at 8:00 p.m., the renowned Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra makes its annual visit to Carleton, with a program of Britten, Mozart, and Bologne (the Chevalier St.-Georges). Friday October 20 will see avant-garde pow wow artist Joe Rainey onstage at 7:00 p.m.; and on Saturday October 21 at 7:00 p.m. the Mohammed bin Faris Band, an ensemble from the Kingdom of Bahrain, will perform a concert of various types of traditional local musical genres and songs, among the most important of which is Fan Al-Sout, a distinctly Bahraini genre that recalls the island’s glorious fishing and pearling past.

Visual exhibitions continue in the Perlman Teaching Museum (Brooks Turner: Pedagogy and Propaganda); the Hamlin Creative Space (Mary Ellen Childs’s multimedia NORTH); and a small collection of clothing from the Cuban Revolution (Fashioning Cuban Socialism) in Weitz Creative Space 229.

All events, performances, and exhibitions are free of charge and open to all.