November 2012

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2012

Mt. SAC Theater to Stage 5th Annual Student Show Dec. 6-9

WALNUT, Calif.––– The Mt. San Antonio College Theater Program will stage an evening of eight student-written and directed plays, Nighty-Night, on Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 6-8, at 8 p.m., in Mt. SAC’s Studio Theater. A special Sunday matinee performance will be given on Dec. 9 at 2 p.m.

The one-act plays are a collection of new bedtime stories with quirky characters that range from talking teddy bears to space aliens. Theater professor Richard Strand coordinates this Mt. SAC production.

Tickets are $14 for general admission, $10 for seniors, students, and children 13 and under.

For tickets and more information, call the Performing Art Box Office at (909) 274-2050. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.tickets.mtsac.edu.


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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2012

Mt. SAC Planetarium Presents Astronomy Programs in December

WALNUT, Calif.––– The Mt. San Antonio College Randall Planetarium presents a series of timely special programs on the stars and planets, including its classic holiday program and a program on Maya astronomy and civilization, in December.

"Stars of The Pharaohs," a program on the stars and astronomy of ancient Egypt, will be shown Saturday, Dec. 1, at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Travel to ancient Egypt and explore the stars and various astronomical phenomena during the time of the pharaohs. This program looks at how the ancient Egyptians used science to tell time, to formulate a workable calendar, and to align huge buildings.

"One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure," a special program for preschoolers, will be presented on Wednesdays, Dec. 5 and 19, at 10 a.m. matinees. In this program, "Sesame Street’s" Big Bird, Elmo and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, take viewers on a journey of discovery to learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the sun, and the moon.

"Season of Light," the Planetarium’s classic holiday program, will be shown on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14 and 15, at 6 and 7:30 p.m. "Season of Light" explores the history of the holiday season and its connection with this astronomically significant time of year. The show examines the astronomical phenomenon of the Christmas Star and the beginnings of the holiday traditions, including decorating, feasting, and the exchanging of gifts.

"Tales of the Maya Skies," a program on Maya science and astronomy, will be shown on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 21 and 22, at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Take a journey back in time to the jungles of Mexico and hear the stories of the ancient Maya civilization, and how the planets and astronomical events influenced the Maya people.

The Planetarium will be closed Dec. 23 to Jan. 2 for the holiday break.

Tickets are $6 for general admission, $4 for students, seniors, and children 6-13, and $1 for children 5 and under.

For tickets, call the Mt. SAC Performing Arts Box Office at (909) 468-4050. Tickets are also available online at https://tickets.mtsac.edu and at the door before each program.

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 05, 2012

Mt. SAC to Host 15th Annual Wassail Dinner and Concert

WALNUT, Calif.–––Mt. San Antonio College will hold its popular holiday Wassail Dinner and Concert on Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 6-8 at 6 p.m., in Mt. SAC’s Dance Studio and William H. Feddersen Recital Hall.

The holiday spirit comes to life in a festive atmosphere of great food and fine choral music at this popular dining and concert event that sells out every year. Dinner is served in a hall that has been transformed into a winter wonderland while strolling carolers entertain. A candle-lit walkway then leads to the concert of yuletide music that features Mt. SAC’s elite vocal ensembles, including the award-winning Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, and Fermata Nowhere. For many, this unique event has become a holiday tradition.

Tickets are $36 for general admission before Nov. 13. On or after Nov. 13, tickets are $44 for general admission. No tickets will be sold after Dec. 3.

For tickets and more information, call the Performing Art Box Office at (909) 274-2050. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.tickets.mtsac.edu.


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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 01, 2012

Mt. SAC Art Gallery to Feature Faculty Exhibit

WALNUT, Calif.––– The Mt. San Antonio College Art Gallery will present its biennial faculty exhibition, “Didactic,” which runs Nov. 8 through Dec. 6, at the gallery. This exhibit is free and open to the public.

“Didactic” celebrates the work of Mt. SAC’s part- and full-time faculty in the disciplines of art, animation, and photography. Faculty artists exhibiting work include Keith Batcheller, Cherie Benner Davis, Ron Brown, Fatemeh Burnes, Thomas Butler, John Donahue, Craig Deines, Kathryn Stovall Dennis, Michael Falzone, Dirk Hagner, Laurie Hartman, Walter Impert, Gail Jacobs, Joan Kahn, Melissa Kauk, Charles Ketcham, Rose Misanchuk, Kirk Pedersen, Katie Queen, Nathan Rohlander, Susie Rubenstein, Steve Schenck, Thomas Stubbs, Dan Van Clapp, Shari Wasson, and Keith Wilson.

A special opening reception will be held Thursday, Nov 8, 4 to 6 p.m., in the Art Gallery. Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Tuesday nights, 5 to 7:30 p.m.

For more information, call the Art Gallery at (909) 274-4328.

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