Washington University in St. Louis

The Record Happenings

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022

Diwali performance to celebrate South Asian dance and song

Diwali performance to celebrate South Asian dance and song

Presented by student group Ashoka, Washington University’s annual Diwali performance is a celebration of South Asian dance and song. It also serves as a showcase for the region’s colorful fashions. Diwali, known as the festival of lights, will take place Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4 and 5, in Edison Theatre.

Upcoming events



Party at the polls

6 a.m.–8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8

The Gephardt Institute will host a celebration of democracy on Election Day featuring live music, free food, exercise classes, student group activities and a photo booth. Athletic Complex.



Sociology Colloquium Series: ‘Sick by Structure’

11:45 a.m.–1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9

Nicholas C. Smith, a PhD candidate in sociology at Indiana University, will discuss his research in a talk titled “Sick by Structure: Residential Segregation, Social Networks, and Black-White Disparities in Health.” Seigle Hall, Room 210.



International Humanities Prize honoree Alison Bechdel speaks

4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9

Cartoonist Alison Bechdel, author of “Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic” and other works that explore queer identity and family relationships, will deliver a lecture as she receives the Washington University International Humanities Prize, presented by the Center for the Humanities in Arts & Sciences. Online viewing is available.

View more upcoming events 

Looking ahead



Holobaugh Honors ceremony

6:30–8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10



Politics of Reproduction: ‘Disability and Reproductive Justice’

4–5:20 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14



Center for the Literary Arts launches

9–11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15



Annual Kipnis Lecture: developmental biologist Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis

4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17

Exhibits and ongoing events

The ‘Divided City’ spotlight at St. Louis International Film Festival

The “Divided City” spotlight film lineup focuses on the racial divide in St. Louis and other U.S. cities and offers an international perspective by highlighting racial and ethnic divides in cities elsewhere. Screenings will take place Nov. 4-12.




Save the Date

WashU Choir concert

7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20