Washington University in St. Louis

The Record Happenings

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022

Washington University Dance Theatre this weekend

Washington University Dance Theatre this weekend

The Washington University Dance Theatre concert will take place Friday through Sunday, Dec. 2-4, in Edison Theatre and feature new works performed by student dancers of the Performing Arts Department in Arts & Sciences. WashU postdoctoral fellow Elinor Harrison will debut “Table for Two,” a duet performed by twin sisters Ali and Juli Yaniz. Harrison researches cognition and motor learning to explore how we process shared memories.

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Visiting writer Margo Jefferson

8–10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Margo Jefferson will read from her work. Jefferson has previously served as book and arts critic for Newsweek and The New York Times. Her memoir, “Negroland,” received the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography. Duncker Hall, Hurst Lounge.



Jazz guitarist Jerome Harris performs

7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2

Jerome Harris, a legendary jazz musician specializing in electric/acoustic bass guitar and electric guitar, will perform a concert, along with Steve Davis on drums, Paul Steinbeck on bass and Ptah Williams on piano. Harris is a unique musical stylist and has appeared on more than 70 recordings. 560 Music Center, Pillsbury Theatre.



‘Rudens,’ Roman slavery and 1884 St. Louis

6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5

Roberta Stewart, of Dartmouth College, will revisit the 1884 performance of Plautus’ ancient Roman comedy “Rudens” by a group of nine female WashU students. Stewart will examine the context of the performance and the stories of the women involved.

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Looking ahead



WashU student film annual showcase

6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8



The 442s Holiday Spectacular

7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9



Kemper Art Museum talk: ‘Europe after the rain’

2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10

Exhibits and ongoing events

Stories from World War II

The exhibition brings together stories from World War II, told through University Libraries’ Special Collections. Highlights include the Walter M. Goldschmidt letters to his parents during his time serving in Europe and items from the collection of William Miles, a documentary filmmaker who has explored the stories of African American soldiers. The exhibit is on display through Dec. 12 in Olin Library, Level 1.




Save the Date

Young women’s leadership in Iran uprising

12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20