April 6-9: Randy Weston (whose autobiography African Rhythms was published in 2010) celebrates his 91st birthday this month with a series of events at Jazz Standard in New York City. He’ll take the stage with his band, the African Rhythms Quartet, for two sets nightly with special guests each evening.
7:30 and 9:30pm, Jazz Standard, 116 E 27th St. New York, NY 10016
April 8: See Eli Clare give the keynote address at Rice University’s Critical Care: Disability Interventions and Medical Humanities Symposium.
8:00am, Farnsworth Pavillion, Rice University, 6100 S Main St, Houston, TX 77005
April 14: Alexis Pauline Gumbs keynotes the Northwestern University conference Engendering Change.
5:15pm, University Hall 102, 1897 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, IL 60208
April 18: Duke University President Richard Brodhead, who is stepping down this spring, participates in the Faculty Bookwatch sponsored by Duke’s Franklin Humanities Institute and the Duke University Libraries. His new book is Speaking of Duke: Leading the Twenty-First-Century University.
5:30pm, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, 2001 Campus Dr, Durham, NC 27705
Tim Lawrence, author of Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983, returns to the U.S. for his second tour this month. Catch him in Pittsburgh, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Riverside, Iowa City, and Cedar Rapids. See more details here.