Eckerd College offers myriad activities and programs as a service to the community. All events are held on the Eckerd College campus and are free and open to the public, unless otherwise stated.
Eckerd College is located at 4200 54th Avenue South in St. Petersburg. Programs and events are subject to change. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit eckerd.edu/events or call 727.864.7979. To see the entire International Cinema series at Eckerd College offerings, visit eckerd.edu/international-cinema.
Faces of AIDS, Thur., Dec. 1, 6:30 p.m., Wireman Chapel
There aren’t any video challenges blazing across the Internet to raise awareness for an epidemic that has infected 1.2 million Americans in all 50 states. Florida has the highest rate of new HIV infection cases in the country, and Pinellas County has had a 30 percent increase in infections in the past year. Why aren’t we hearing about this? People affected by the growing epidemic of HIV/AIDS will form a panel to put faces to the issue. They’ll discuss gender, race, class and sexuality taboos that keep AIDS from being treated as a major American public health crisis. Following the panel, there will be a candlelight vigil to commemorate World AIDS Day and those lost to the deadly disease.
Part of the Eckerd College Presidential Events Series
The Nearly Annual Christmas Show and Sale
Dec. 4–Dec. 13, Weekdays, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Cobb Gallery
Stop by to pick up one-of-a-kind pieces for you and your loved ones. Works for sale include ceramics, prints, paintings, calligraphy and more.
Live HD St. Pete Events
(Get your tickets at livehdstpete.com—$25 general public and $22 ASPEC/OLLI members.)
Live HD St. Pete: War Horse
Fri., Dec. 9, 1:30 p.m., Miller Auditorium
Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, War Horse takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. Filled with stirring music and songs, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-size puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.
Live HD St. Pete: L’Amour de Loin
An Opera by Kaija Saariaho
Sat., Dec. 10, 12:55 p.m., Miller Auditorium
Commissioned by the Salzburg Festival, where it was first seen in 2000, Kaija Saariaho’s breakthrough opera finally has its Metropolitan Opera premiere in a dazzling new production by Robert Lepage, featuring glimmering ribbons of LED lights that extend across the length of the stage and over the orchestra pit. Eric Owens is the knight on a quest for love, and Susanna Phillips is his lover on the other side of the sea. Conductor Susanna Mälkki makes her Met debut.
Directed by Keiichi Hara (Japanese with English subtitles, 93 min., 2015)
Fri., Dec. 2, 7 p.m., Miller Auditorium
This stunningly animated film explores the life and works of the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai, as seen through the eyes of his daughter, Katsushika O-Ei.
Part of the Eckerd College International Cinema Series
Birds of a Feather: Winter Choir Concert
Sun., Dec. 11, 3 p.m., Wireman Chapel
The Eckerd College Concert Choir and its select ensembles are joined by a professional chamber orchestra for an afternoon of bird-inspired music, including seasonal selections.
Eckerd athletic events are held on campus in McArthur Gymnasium and the Turley Athletic Complex. Contests for men’s and women’s soccer and basketball, volleyball and baseball on campus are open to the general public. Tickets can be purchased on site for $7 for adults, $5 for visiting students with ID and $5 for senior citizens. Eckerd faculty, staff and students with College IDs and children under 6 can attend for free. For complete home game schedules, visit eckerdtritons.com.
Sat., Dec. 10, 2 p.m., McArthur Gymnasium
Tritons Basketball takes on Sunshine State Conference rival Saint Leo University in a doubleheader match before finals week. The Women’s Basketball team tips off at 2 p.m. versus the Lions, and the Men’s Basketball tipoff will be at 4 p.m. Tickets available at the door.
Fri., Dec. 30, 4 p.m., McArthur Gymnasium
The Triton women will face off against the Flagler College Saints for the team’s last game of 2016.
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