Join Us for CALA~Bash at Claflin University April 6-12

Apr 01, 2015

The community is invited to join us for CALA~Bash – that’s Claflin’s Arts and Letters Annual Bash – Monday through Sunday, April 6-12, at the University and beyond.

CALA-Bash is an artistic explosion that showcases art, dance, music, theater and poetry. Festival highlights include a Paint Night Out for children and adults at 6 p.m. Monday, April 6, in Claflin’s Laymen Hall and a forum titled “Police and the Community through the Prism of Social Science” at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, at the Orangeburg County Library.

Actress Vanessa Williams will perform the one-woman show, “Feet on the Ceiling!”, at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in Moss Auditorium in the W.V. Middleton Fine Arts Center on campus, and “Orangeburg Has Talent” featuring “American Idol” season 12 winner Candice Glover is set for 5 p.m. Saturday, April 11, in Moss Auditorium. The Word of Mouth Poetry Slam featuring internationally renowned poet and performance artist Jessica Care Moore at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, in Claflin’s Ministers’ Hall.

Don’t miss Claflin University Theatre Ensemble’s production of the hit musical “DREAMGIRLS” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 10-12, at Stevenson Auditorium in downtown Orangeburg. General admission tickets are $10. Claflin students will be admitted for free with ID, and all other student tickets are $5 with ID.

CALA~Bash will kick into high gear on Friday, April 11, with Claflin Live on the Lawn – featuring outdoor performances, a student/faculty art sale, organizational fair and vendors market, kids’ zone with bounce houses and a rock-climbing wall, lunch and dinner on the lawn and more – from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on and around Legacy Plaza. The vendors market and kids’ zone will continue from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 12, and a health and wellness fair will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. in the W.V. Middleton Fine Arts Center lobby.

However, all of that is just the tip of the iceberg. The following is a complete CALA~Bash schedule of events. All events are free, unless otherwise noted:

Monday, April 6

11 a.m.-1 p.m. – Performances on the Plaza: “So You Think You Can Dance.” Panther Plaza.

12 p.m. – CALA-Bash Band. Panther Plaza.

2 p.m. – “Motorcycle Diaries.” H.V. Manning Library Bibliographic Room.

6  p.m. – Paint Night Out (children and adults). Laymen Hall Rooms 204 & 208.

7:30 p.m. – Pulse Dance Company presents “106 & PULSE.” Moss Auditorium, W.V. Middleton Fine Arts Center.

Tuesday, April 7

9:30 a.m. – Music Workshop with Daniel D., Hip-Hop Violinist. Music Annex Room 101.

11 a.m. – “From Selma and the Legacy of the Freedom Struggle.” Moss Auditorium, W.V. Middleton Fine Arts Center.

11:30 a.m. – Performances on the Plaza. Panther Plaza.

• African Dance on the Grass (11:30 a.m.)

• Daniel D., Hip-Hop Violinist (12 p.m.)

1 p.m. – 3D Animation and DigitalArts Presentation by Dean Tina O-Hailey, Savannah College of Arts and Design. Arthur Rose Museum.

5:30 p.m. – Mass Communications Film Festival Winner’s Showcase. Grace Thomas Kennedy Auditorium.

7:30 p.m. – Claflin University Jazz Ensemble & Jazz Combo Concert. Moss Auditorium, W.V. Middleton Fine Arts Center.

Wednesday, April 8

11 a.m.-1 p.m. – Performances on the Plaza. Panther Plaza.

• Live Jazz on the Yard featuring Spirit of Excellence

• Mental Health Awareness Poster Display (12 p.m.)

5 p.m. – “Police and the Community through the Prism of Social Science.” Orangeburg County

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7 p.m. – Word of Mouth Poetry Slam featuring Jessica Care Moore. Ministers’ Hall.

Thursday, April 9

9:30 a.m. – Poetry Workshop with Jessica Care Moore. Grace Thomas Kennedy Auditorium.

10:30a.m.-7 p.m. – Student/Faculty Art Sale. Arthur Rose Museum.

11 a.m. – Performances on the Plaza. Panther Plaza.

• International Fashion & Talent Show

• Celebrating Diversity

5 p.m. – Student Art Exhibition Opening Reception. Arthur Rose Museum.

8 p.m. – “Feet on the Ceiling!” featuring Vanessa Williams. Moss Auditorium, W.V. Middleton Fine Arts Center.

Friday, April 10

11 a.m.-6 p.m. – Claflin Live on the Lawn featuring Outdoor Performances. Legacy Plaza.

10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. – Student/Faculty Art Sale. Arthur Rose Museum.

11 a.m.-6 p.m. – Organizational Fair and Vendors Market. Legacy Plaza.

• Alice Carson Tisdale Honor’s College Market Day on the Plaza. Legacy Plaza.

11 a.m.-2 p.m. – Lunch on the Lawn.

12 p.m. – Live Remote on the Lawn with 103.9FM. Legacy Plaza.

4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. – Dinner on the Lawn featuring DJ Terrell. Legacy Plaza.

7:30 p.m. – “DREAMGIRLS.” Stevenson Auditorium, Downtown Orangeburg. $10 for general admission; free for Claflin students with ID; $5 for all other students with ID.

Saturday, April 11

8 a.m.-3 p.m. – S.C. Student Anthropology Conference. Grace Thomas Kennedy Auditorium.

12 p.m.-5 p.m. – Vendor’s Market on the Plaza. Legacy Plaza.

1-4 p.m. – Health and Wellness Fair. W.V. Middleton Fine Arts Center Lobby.

1-4 p.m. – Humanities Day.

5 p.m. – “Orangeburg HasTalent” featuring Candice Glover. Moss Auditorium, W.V. Middleton Fine Arts Center.

7:30 p.m. – “DREAMGIRLS.” Stevenson Auditorium, Downtown Orangeburg. $10 for general admission; free for Claflin students with ID; $5 for all other students with ID.

Sunday, April 12

9 a.m. – CALA~Bash Worship Service featuring Rev. Dr. Kenneth Walden and D.R.E.A.M. in Concert. James and Dorothy Z. Elmore Chapel.

3 p.m. – “DREAMGIRLS.” Stevenson Auditorium, Downtown Orangeburg. $10 for general admission; free for Claflin students with ID; $5 for all other students with ID.

7:30 p.m. – “DREAMGIRLS.” Stevenson Auditorium, Downtown Orangeburg. $10 for general admission; free for Claflin students with ID; $5 for all other students with ID.

For more information at CALA~Bash, call 803-535-5897 or 803-535-5077.

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