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December 5

Self/Work at the Reintegration Station: Center for the Re-establishment of Psychospiritual Wholeness @ Slide Space 123 Gallery, Mills College. Performances 6:30 p.m. Gallery walk-ins welcome 12-5 p.m. Collaborative interdisciplinary healing acts by Anastasia Clarke and Jen Gerry, with sound works by Dylan Burchett. For personal tours (available upon request) contact

New Music by Mills Composers @ Littlefield Concert Hall, 8-1-:30 p.m. A program of new compositions created during the fall 2017 composition seminar class taught by Steed Cowart, featuring solos, acoustic instruments, voices and electronics in a wide variety of styles. FREE. Visit Mills College Music on Facebook for more info.

December 6

Making Stars and Lanterns @ Adams Plaza, 12-1 p.m. Help make 100 stars and 50 lanterns with Spiritual and Religious Life to fill the Chapel for the upcoming Festival of Light & Dark (Dec. 11). Materials provided, and snacks too. Contact for accessibility information.

Star Party @ Faculty Staff Lounge, Rothwell Center, 5-6 p.m. Family-friendly event with children-centered crafts like making stars. Bring flashlights for a game of flashlight tag! Contact

Music in the Key of Family Game Night: MUS 125 Seminar in Electronic Music Performance @ Littlefield Concert Hall, 8 p.m. Directed by John Bischoff. Live electronic performances by Daniel Barboza, Curt Brown, Sally Decker, Nick Grieneisen, Hil Jaeger, Feona Jones, Amina Kirby, Matthew Robidoux, Tim Russel, Jess Tambellini and Michael Terren. FREE.

December 6-22

Parallel Visions: Expressionist Scenes with Subtitles from the Archive @ Museum Records and Research, Mills College Art Museum. On view every Tues.-Fri. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. through Dec. 22. Visit the museum’s newly-open archive space to view selected film scenes inspired by German Expressionism.

December 6-May 27, 2018

Anxious States: Expressionism from Gauguin to Oliveira @ Back Gallery, Mills College Art Museum. Opening reception Dec. 6, 4 p.m. Featuring works from the Mills College Art Museum’s collection, this show follows the evolution of Expressionism as response to the anxieties of contemporary life, disruptive technologies, and global war across time periods and cultures.

December 7-11

FindNewFriends.exe: Multimedia installation by Greg Kappes in collaboration with his computer @ Slide Space 123 Gallery, Mills College. Opening reception and live performance 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7. Visit Dec. 8 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Dec. 9 and Dec. 10 from 12-5 p.m., and Dec. 11 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. “It’s hard out there for a lonely bot. Help one little computer make some new friends and get out of the house for once! ;)” Visit the Facebook page for more info.

December 8

Dance Dept.’s Studio One Night @ Studio 1, Haas Pavilion lower level, 6-7:15 p.m. Students in Sonya Delwaide’s Construction Project course will present choreography in an informal setting.

Performance Collective Chamber Music Concert @ Littlefield Concert Hall, 8-10 p.m. Music for various formations of chamber music ensembles. FREE.

Screen Printing for Resistance @ Movement Ink, 3832 Macarthur Blvd, Oakland, 6-8:30 p.m. Learn new skills with the Mills community. Contact Andrea Ortiz and Katie Funes for inquiries about food and accessibility.

December 10

Mills College Choir presents Give Us Hope @ Littlefield Concert Hall, 4 p.m. The choir will sing Hildegard, Mendelssohn and more. Contact FREE.

Decorating party for Festival of Light and Dark @ Mills College Chapel, 8-10 p.m. Help decorate the chapel for FOLD. Enjoy desserts and music. Decorations included.

December 11

Festival of Light & Dark @ Mills College Chapel and Labyrinth. Childrens activities 4 p.m., program at 5 p.m. This annual Mills tradition honors seasonal, sacred and cultural rituals and celebrations. Contact Spiritual and Religious Life at for info and accessibility information.

December 12

Dodgeball De-stressor @ Haas Pavilion gymnasium, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Annual dodgeball games, costumes encouraged! Form a team of six or come as an individual player. RSVP to Neil Virtue at

Midnight Breakfast @ Student Union, 10-11 p.m. Recharge with a late-night snack before finals! Movies, crafts and activities with a ’90s theme.

December 14

Group Choreography dance show @ Studio 1, Haas Pavilion, 7 p.m. Dance students in group choreography course present final pieces.

December 16

Studio Art MFA Open Studios @ Aron Art Center and studios (next to Mills Art Museum), 1-5 p.m. Grad art students will present new works made this semester. Refreshments too! More info on MillsGo and Mills Studio Art MFA on Facebook.