The-Infidel-Film-Poster

Monday, February 4, 4:30 – 6:30pm
Cross-Currents Film Series presents: The Infidel
Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Art Center
Film Screening Room
Free and open to the public
Mahmud is a loving husband, doting father and an admittedly “relaxed” Muslim: a normal guy living an everyday life.  That is until a chance discovery turns his life upside down, throwing him into a full-scale identity crisis: it turns out he’s adopted, and was actually born Jewish. The film will be introduced by Jane Murphy, Assistant Professor of History. Following the film, the audience is invited to participate in a panel discussion on the use of humor to address potentially divisive topics such as cultural and religious identities. Sponsored by the Cultural Attractions Fund.
God-Thats-Funny-Poster

Tuesday, February 5, 7pm
God, That’s Funny! Humor, Religion, Politics, Identity
Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center South Theatre
Reception and signing to follow at IDEA Space
Free and open to the public
This panel discussion features three hilarious writers from diverse religious and cultural backgrounds who use humor to address potentially divisive subjects. Firoozeh Dumas, author of Laughing without an Accent and Funny in Farsi; Jonathan Goldstein, host of public radio’s Wiretap, This American Life alum, and author of Ladies and GentlemenThe Bible; and Steven Hayward, Colorado College Assistant Professor of English and author of Don’t Be Afraid and TheSecret Mitzvah of Lucio Burke. Sponsored by the Cultural Attractions Fund.
Maz-Jobrani-Poster

Wednesday, February 6, 7pm
The Virginia Darnes Yates Endowment Presents:
The Cornerstone Arts Week Keynote Performance by Maz Jobrani:
Colliding Currents? Exploring the Boundaries of Humor, Faith & Politics
$5 with CC ID; $10 General Public

 Tickets on sale at Worner Center Information Desk, 389-6607

Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center Richard F. Celeste South Theatre
Maz Jobrani is best known as a founding member of the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, which featured some of the top Middle Eastern-American comics in the world. The tour started in the US and later went to the Middle East. His solo show, “Maz Jobrani; Brown and Friendly” also toured internationally. Maz earned a BA in Political Science at UC Berkeley and had begun a Ph.D. program in Political Science at UCLA before deciding to drop out to pursue his childhood passion for theater. He has done standup on a variety of late-night talk shows and is also a recurring panelist on NPR’s “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me. ”
Tribal-Fusion-Dance-Poster

Friday, February 8, 7pm
Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center
Richard F. Celeste South Theatre
Tribal Fusion: Arabic Dance in the Digital World
Free and open to the public
Donna Mejia is a choreographer, lecturer, teacher, administrator, and performer specializing in an emerging genre of dance that combines Arab, African and nomadic traditions with American hip-hop and electronica. Her presentation will include performance and commentary on tribal fusion dance. Sponsored by the Cultural Attractions Fund and the Theater and Dance Department.
 
Friday, February 8, 8 – 10pm
Fusion Dance Party
Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center Main Space
Celebrate the conclusion of Cornerstone Arts Week with music, food, and dancing!
More info: The I.D.E.A. Space
Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center
825 N. Cascade Avenue | Colorado Springs CO 80903
719-389-6607
 

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