Lewis and Clark College will host a number of cultural events during the month of March. Unless noted otherwise, the events are free and open to the public.
n Great Tribal Leaders of Modern Times: Indian Gaming. March 1, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Rogers Hall, room 220. Fee is $40. Misconceptions about Indian Gaming have been prevalent for the past 15 years. Three programs will look at the legal foundations of Indian gaming, the economic benefits for tribes and surrounding communities and some of the controversies surround Indian gaming. Presenters include Eddie Tullis, Anthony Pico and Timothy Wapato, all of whom speak movingly about how their people's lives have been revived as a result of economic development.
For more information and to register call Ashley Ehlers, 503-768-6040.
n Origin Trail: Our Journeys - The 43rd Annual International Fair. March 1, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and cultural performances from 2 to 4 p.m. in Templeton Campus Center and Agnes Flanagan Chapel. Lunch available for $8.
The International Students of Lewis and Clark welcome the public to campus with the goal of building community and understanding between guests and participants, who can together experience displays and performances representing cultures from around the world. Join them for lunch ($8) to enjoy delicious ethnic food prepared by students, or just come for an afternoon of dance, vocal performances, fashion show and more.
Call Brian White at 503-768-7305.
n Public Interest Law Project Auction, March 1, 6 p.m., in the Legal Research Center at the Lewis and Clark Law School, 10015 S.W. Terwilliger Blvd.
This is the 18th Annual Public Interest Law Program Auction, with proceeds funding stipends for law students working in the field of public interest law. The theme for this year's auction is 'The Jazz Age.' The event is semi-formal; 1920s era attire is welcomed.
The silent auction begins at 6 p.m. and the live auction begins at 8 p.m. Food, beverages and live jazz music are part of the event.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at www.lclark.edu/org/pilp/auction.html.
For more information call Kelly Amburgey at 503-768-6782.
n Romance and the Guitar, March 1, 8 p.m. in the Evans Music Building Auditorium. Scott Kritzer, a Portland guitarist and adjunct faculty member at Lewis and Clark will perform a program featuring works from his upcoming album, 'Romance and the Guitar.' As a member of The Chvatal/Kritzer Duo, he has performed in concerts with Cirque du Soleil and the Tony award-winning musical 'Riverdance.'
Tickets are $15 general admission. For more information call Michael Ford at 503-768-7216.
n Gender Studies Symposium: 'Border Crossings: Identities, Communities, Experiences,' March 12 through 14; a detailed schedule of events is available online at http://www.lclark.edu/dept/gender/symposium.html. Join us for three days of lectures, roundtable discussions, performances, readings and an art show. Featured speakers include Mary Ellen Mark, Geraldine Richmond, Judith Halberstam and Julia Sudbury.
Free and open to the public. For more information call Kimberly Brodkin 503-768-7678.
n 'The Memory of Water,' March 13 to 16, 7:30 p.m., Matinee March 15 at 2 p.m. at Fir Acres Theatre Main Stage. 'The Memory of Water' is a play about three sisters who return home for their mother's funeral. The ebb and flow of emotion and the ever-changing alliances between sisters as they try to come to terms with each other and their loss is a story as old as life itself. The play deals with the realm of memory. Each sister holds distinct memories of their collective childhoods, each has her own perspective and interpretation of what these memories mean.
Tickets are $10 general admission and can be reserved by calling Joyce Beeny at 503-768-7491.
n Friends of Rain Concert, March 15, 8 p.m. in the Evans Music Building Auditorium. Friends of Rain is Lewis and Clark's faculty new music ensemble. The group performs music of the 20th and 21st centuries, with a focus on music of the past 50 years. Free, though donations gladly accepted.
Call Denise Gerhardt for more information, 503-768-7461.
n 'Kiss My Foot,' Said the King: Diplomacy, Firearms and India's Military Revolution, 1520, March 17, 3:30 p.m. in the Templeton Campus Center council chamber. The history department is proud to announce that the 45th Annual Throckmorton Lecturer is Dr. Richard Eaton. Dr. Eaton is one of the premier scholars of pre-colonial India.
For more information call Alison Walcott at 503-768-7451.
n Blanford Parker Poetry Lecture, March 20, 7 p.m. in the Manor House Armstrong Lounge on campus. Blanford Parker's main interests are poetry, theories of poetry, prosody and the history of ideas with a concern for philosophy and theology. His talk is free and open to the public.
For more information call Megan Cahn, at 503-768-7405.