WATERVILLE — The following Colby College September events are free and open to the public:

* Screening and Discussion: “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry” is set for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Center. “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry” is the first feature-length film about the internationally renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei. Director Alison Klayman will lead a discussion following the film screening.

For more information, email [email protected]

* “Big Mouth Thunder Thighs” will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Strider Theater, Runnals Building. A solo vaudeville about body and food created and performed by Portland-based actor-playwright Bess Welden, “Big Mouth Thunder Thighs” intertwines memoir storytelling with ab entertaining variety show featuring roller-skating, stand-up comedy, singing, dancing, poetry, an ancient folktale and five “death-defying acts.”

For more information, email [email protected] or call 859-4520.

* Screening and discussion: “The Sheik and I” will begin at 7 p.m. Monday in Room 1, Olin Science Center. Director Caveh Zahedi’s latest film, “The Sheik and I,” resulted from an invitation by the Middle Eastern Sharjah Biennial to make a film on the theme of “art as a subversive act.” Told he could do whatever he wanted except make fun of the sheik, who rules Sharjah and finances the biennial, Zahedi decided to do just that, turning his camera on the biennial itself. For more information, email [email protected] or call 859-4585.

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