Coming up to Arts & Culture…

As we approach the month of November, we continue with a strong season of art and cultural events at McDaniel. Ranging from concerts to lectures to screenings, there is an event fit for every taste. Below I provide you with a list of the upcoming cultural and art events for the month of November!

Art Exhibitions

“Turnout 2016” – An Interdisciplinary Exhibition will adorn the lobby area of Hill Hall from Oct. 24 through Nov. 18. The exhibit showcases a plethora of student-made art projects that reflect their views about the coming elections. Students from all disciplines at McDaniel have collaborated to make this exhibit possible.

Meanwhile, in the Rice Gallery, “we roam and lie still” – A Mixed Media Exhibit by Magnolia Laure will be present from October 27 through Nov. 18. The exhibit will showcase some of Magnolia Laure’s best works. To learn more about her and her art, you can visit her website here.


Kicking off the November series, the Student Chamber Ensembles Concert will feature the talent of the student body within the musical arts. The concert will take place on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. in McDaniel Lounge.

The very next day, the Student Solo Recital will take place, again, in McDaniel Lounge at 7 pm. This time, however, the students performing will demonstrate their abilities as soloists.

On Sunday, Nov. 13 at 7 pm in the Forum, Chamber Music on the Hill will present its featured concert of the year: “6ixwire.” This year, they have invited musicians Xiang Gao, Cathy Yang and Matthew Brower, all of whom are specialists in Asian music.

The following night, on Monday, Nov. 14, McDaniel Lounge will host November’s Monday Night Music concerts, this time presenting Lynne Griffith and Rachel Andrews as guests musicians. The concert will take place at 7 p.m.

The night of Friday, Nov. 18 will feature the Student Voice and Piano Recital. This recital will once again showcase the talent of many soloists at McDaniel. The recital will take place in Levine Hall at 7 p.m.

To end the concert series for the month of Nov., Masterworks Chorale of Carroll County will perform its concert of the semester on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. in Big Baker. This concert is definitely worth goint to.


November’s only theater show is by no means insignificant. This year, the Theater Department decided to go all out with a feature of HAIR: The Musical. Somewhat controversial yet completely entertaining, this musical will sure attract great audiences during the fours nights it will be shown. You can attend during any of the nights between Nov. 16 through Nov. 19 in WMC Alumni Hall. Each show will start at 7:30 p.m. The cost for students is $8 with McDaniel College ID an $10 for any other individuals.

Cultural Events

In regards to cultural events, there’s so many events going on during this month that is difficult to keep track of all of them. Here are but a few highlights for the upcoming month.

On Wednesday, Nov. 2, Global Initiatives will screen the documentary “Saving Mes Aynak” as part of their World Wise Documentary Series. The screening will take place in Hill 108 at 5 p.m. and will include a post-screening discussion by professor Gretchen McKay.

French Week, sponsored by the French Club, returns once again and this year will take place between Nov. 4 and Nov. 10. Celebrations will include its traditional cheese tasting table as well as its chalk drawing contest, along with many other activities. Keep an eye for upcoming announcements on more events for this week-long celebration.

Join Africa’s Legacy on Wednesday, Nov. 16 for their annual cultural dinner. This event will take please in the Forum at 6 p.m. Tickets will be sold outside of Englar Dinning Hall (Glar) up until the day of the event. Get your tickets now.

Librarian emerita Jane Sharpe will be the host for a book talk, “Books Sandwiched In,” as part of a movement to promote holiday book gifting ideas. The event will take place Thursday, Nov. 17 at noon in McDaniel Lounge.

The same day the Philosophy Department will celebrate International Philosophy Day in McDaniel Lounge between 3 and 8 p.m. Everyone is welcomed to join regardless of discipline.