Shaken & Stirred

Shaken & Stirred

An Arts & Humanities Mixer



Join Nevada Humanities and the Nevada Arts Council for a special program celebrating National Arts & Humanities Month. Two entirely unrelated topics find common ground during a tag team lecture. Each speaker gets 10 minutes to teach us something new about unrelated topics. Audience members do the deep thinking to find commonalities between the two, and ask questions to join everything together. Ideas start to mix and anything can happen! Appetizers are on us.

Wednesday, October 17, in Reno

Piracy and Opera
Christopher Church
Albert Lee

6:00-7:30 PM
Under the Rose Brewing 1041 South Virginia Street, Reno

Christopher M. Church is an assistant professor of history at the University of Nevada, Reno, who specializes in disasters, digital history, collective action, and civil unrest. His first book, Paradise Destroyed: Catastrophe and Citizenship in the French Caribbean, explores the social, economic, and political impact of disasters and civil unrest in the French West Indies.

Albert R. Lee is Associate Professor of Voice and Opera at the University of Nevada, Reno. With degrees from the University of Connecticut, The Juilliard School, and Florida State University, he has made a career as a classical vocalist in opera, oratorio, recital, and liturgical music. Lee draws inspiration from the literary works of Langston Hughes as well as his unique artistic, spiritual, and personal journey from childhood to his current life as an international performer and college professor.


Tuesday, October 30, in Las Vegas

Body Percussion and Children's Books

Jason Nious
Sara Ortiz


6:30-8:00 PM
The Kitchen at Atomic Liquors 917 Fremont Street, Las Vegas

Jason Nious is a performing artist and founding director of MOLODI: An experiment in body percussion, where he expands the boundaries of stepping. Stepping, hailed as one of the most exciting dance forms created by Americans in the 20th century, incorporates elements such as clapping, tapping, marching, military drills, song, dance and acrobatics. 

Sara Ortiz is the program manager of The Believer magazine and Black Mountain Institute. Her writing has appeared in Electric Literature, the Texas Library Journal, and Kirkus Reviews.