LEWISTON, Idaho – A reading by Lewis-Clark State College President Cynthia Pemberton, along with a Gatsby Gala, concerts, readings, and a debate highlight events at the fourth annual Lewis-Clark State College’s Humanifest on April 22-28.
Pemberton will take part in the staged reading of “Helen,” a book by Ellen McLaughlin, on April 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Silverthorne Theatre.
Humanifest celebrates the humanities at the college. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Events for the week are:
Monday, May 22
LCSC Jazz Band Concert, 7-8:30 p.m., Silverthorne Theatre. The 21 member LCSC Jazz Band performs jazz, pop, Latin, and swing music directed by Shawn Bowman.
Tuesday, April 23
10 Minute Play Festival,7:30 p.m., Silverthorne Theatre. A theatre ghost, skyscraper stargazing, a wedding cake and the Lorax are all at the center of four 10-minute plays produced by LCSC’s Theatre Production and Acting classes on stage.
Wednesday, April 24
Celebration of Authors, 6:30 p.m., LCSC Music Building, located on the corner of 7th Street and 11th Avenue. Four LCSC English Professors read from their recently published books: “The Concept of Nature in Early Modern English Literature” by Dr. Peter Remien, “The Fang of Bonfire Crossing” by Dr. Louis N Sylvester, “Anaphora” by Kevin Goodan, and “Labors of the Heart” by Claire Davis.
Public Debate, 7 p.m., LCSC Merriweather Lewis Hall, Room 100. Speech and Debate team discusses whether the federal government should impose a ban on single-use plastic bags. After the debate the floor will be open for questions.
Thursday, April 25
Staged Reading “Helen,” 7:30 p.m., Silverthorne Theatre. The stage reading of Ellen McLaughlin’s book will be directed by Nancy Lee-Painter. Helen of Troy is spirited away by the gods and left to wait out the Trojan War in an Egyptian Hotel for 17 years. The cast features LCSC President Cynthia Pemberton, LCSC professors Renee Harris, Lauren Connolly, Jef Petersen, and LCSC students Ruby Walden, Bailey Ferguson, and JeaDa Lay. There will be a special appearance by the musical group Women Empowered by Singing Together (WEST).
Friday, April 26
Art Songs by Latin & Hispanic Composers, 7:30 p.m., Silverthorne Theatre. The event features tenor Christopher Sierra.
Saturday, April 27
Gatsby Gala,7 p.m., LCSC Center for Arts and History. Cost $25. This Gatsby-themed Gala to benefit the LCSC Concert Choir's trip to sing in New York this June. There will be an East Coast Swing Dance at 6.45-7.30 p.m., with the event to follow. The evening includes music, dancing, photo booth, silent auction, cash bar, and snacks. Costumes encouraged but not required. The silent auction closes at 9 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance through the LCSC Humanities Office, or through brownpapertickets.com.
Sunday, April 28
LCSC Concert Choir: Song of Salish Chief, 4 p.m., Silverthorne Theater. This concert, directed by Sarah Graham and featuring James Walker as the narrator, is a sendoff for the LCSC Choir on its trip to perform at Alice Tully Hall in New York City in June.