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9:00 am

Guest Artist: Brad Leali

9am – 12pm: Middle & high school bands perform for judges and clinicians
12 – 1pm: FREE Clinic and performance by guest artist
1 – 5:30pm: Middle & high school bands perform for judges and clinicians
7:30pm: Featured performance to be announced

Discounted tickets packages are available to all school groups who are participating in the MSM Jazz Festival ONLY. Payment for these events is separate from festival fees. Contact MSM Box Office with questions or phone orders: 713-743-3388

For more information visit http://uhjazz.com/events/jazzfestival/

10:00 am

Antena is a language justice and language experimentation collaborative founded in 2010 by Jen Hofer and John Pluecker, both of whom are writers, artists, literary translators, bookmakers and activist interpreters. FromJ anuary 18 – May 10, 2014, Antena will be in residence at Blaffer, where they will inhabit various spaces of the museum to explore how critical views on language can help us to reimagine and rearticulate the worlds we live in.

For more information visit: http://www.blafferartmuseum.org/antena-at-blaffer-antena-en-blaffer/

The telenovela is one of the most popular products of Latin America. It is a format that exploits the world market through the articulation and preservation of cultural difference, and at the same time serves as a powerful tool of self-representation and the re-signification of the continent’s colonial legacy. soy mi madre (2008) by Phil Collins and Crying for the March of Humanity (2012) by Christian Jankowski both employ the format of the telenovela for critical purposes that draw on the aesthetics of the melodrama to talk about issues of immigration, class and race, and the relationship between arts, media and politics.

For more information visit: http://www.blafferartmuseum.org/melodrama-on-tv-works-by-phil-collins-and-christian-jankowski/

The University of Houston Libraries now offers a series of technology training courses open to all UH students, faculty and staff. Courses cover Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint, and content are tailored for basic, intermediate and advanced skill levels. More courses will be added to the rotation, including training on software such as Outlook, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and other commonly-used programs. Sessions run for 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the topic and skill level, and most sessions will take place in the Learning Commons training areas. Requests for group training will be considered in the future.

The full training calendar is posted online and is updated on a monthly basis. Seating is limited to about 15 people per session and currently first come, first serve basis.

See upcoming Training Sessions: http://info.lib.uh.edu/services/library-technology/training

12:00 pm

The Business Career Fair at the Bauer College of Business occurs each Fall and Spring semester on the University of Houston campus. Each semester, more than 100 companies attend seeking a variety of Bauer business students for positions in their companies. Please note this fair is designed for Bauer business majors, minors and Bauer Alumni. Professional attire is required. 

For more information visit: http://www.bauer.uh.edu/news-center/events/index.asp?id=2268&dte=2/28/2014

3:00 pm

Join Local Craftspeople, Artists, and Students in supporting Houston’s Tenth Annual Empty Bowls Event May 17, 2014www.emptybowlshouston.org The University of Houston, Main Campus, is holding its fifth Bowl-A-Thon to create ceramic bowls on Friday, Feb. 28th, 2014 from 3 - 7pm in the Ceramics Studio, Fine Arts Bldg., Rm. 124. Everyone is invited to participate in this process. Clay will be provided. Empty Bowls is a grassroots effort by artists and craftspeople in cities and towns across the country to feed the hungry in their communities. Empty Bowls Houston is presented by Whole Food Market and implemented locally by Houston-area ceramists and artists working in various media, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and Houston Food Bank. 100% of proceeds go to the Houston Food Bank. Ceramists, woodturners, glassblowers, fiber artists, metalsmiths, painters and sculptors, artists and craftspeople of all kinds: Please participate by contributing bowls. The bowls you contribute will be purchased, and all proceeds will be utilized by the Houston Food Bank to feed the hungry in the Greater Houston area.​Bowls do not need to be functional. For further information about the Empty Bowls Event itself, please contact any of the individuals listed below: Chair Tom Perry tomperry56@aol.com Volunteers Samantha Oldhamsam.l.oldham@gmail.com 

8:00 pm

By Timberlake Wertenbaker
Directed by Jack Young

In June 1789 in the penal colony that was later to become the city of Sydney, a marine lieutenant decides to put on a play to celebrate the king's birthday. He casts the play with the English convicts who populate this distant Australian prison camp. Few of them can read, let alone act, and the play is being produced against a background of food shortages and barbaric punishments--brilliantly juxtaposed against the civilizing influence of theatrical endeavor. The "hangman," himself a convict, has been recruited along with a woman, wrongfully accused of stealing. Even as the play is being rehearsed, he measures her for a noose