Narrowing it Down: The Top 5 Events on Campus This Week – 11/10/12

Sorry for being MIA with the Top 5 last week. I think everyone had that slight panic attack on Sunday when they realized school was actually happening last week. Well hopefully you all survived, and you’re all looking forward to more time off in just a week for Thanksgiving break. It was really hard to pick out just 5 for this week, and somehow the events that made the cut all ended up being on Thursday and Friday. If you have extra time go check out a short film about Burning Man on Tuesday, or the DAPS film festival on Wednesday. Here, however, are Top 5 for this week:

 Red Is Dead – Thursday, November 15th @ 8PM, Titsworth Lecture Hall

Have you ever wanted to see a red-headed, left-handed, overweight transsexual comedian? I mean, who hasn’t? Well now is your chance. Red Durkin is making a special appearance on our campus to do an hour of her stand up routine as part of the Trans*Action GenderFuck Week.

 Scavenger Hunt – Thursday, November 15th @ 8PM, North Room of the Pub

The only qualms I have with this is that it’s at the same time as Red’s stand up. Otherwise, I am all in. The scavenger hunt will go all over campus, and there’s rumored to be an amazing prize at the end. Drag you friends out their rooms and have them join you. You could even make it interesting by making your own friendly competition. Guys, just go.

Employer Site Visit to Sesame Workshop – Friday, November 16th @ 12:15PM

The event is only open to first-years, sophomores, and juniors so if you fit into that category and you’re interested in children’s television, this could be the perfect Friday afternoon excursion for you. An SLC Alum, Rachel Smith, is giving a behind-the-scenes set tour and talk based on her journey from SLC to the one and only Sesame Street! Students are encouraged to bring their resumes. Who knows, this may be the door to your future. RSVP is required so email occ@sarahlawrence.edu ASAP if you want a spot. Van rides will be provided.

Annual Thankstaking Potluck – Friday, November 16th @ 6PM, Bates Common Ground

Okay, the Bates Thanksgiving dinner is actually the night before, so here’s your second chance at a Thanksgiving feast! This one, however, promotes an open discussion on the history of our Thanksgiving tradition. Fair warning, it’s not a discussion of the peaceful ways we overtook the First Nation Peoples and our generous acts towards them… it’s a little more, uhm, honest.

Open Dance Concert – Friday, November 16th @ 7:30PM, PAC Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

The open dance concert is open to anyone both as performers and audience members. This is a really cool chance for students to create and perform. Not everyone performing is a dance third, as anyone on campus who has a creative idea is welcome to showcase their pieces. It’s going for a couple of nights, but what a great way to get the weekend going.

 

Emelyn Hicks, a sophomore at SLC, is a California, Bay Area native who enjoys baking, laughing, sarcasm, and ballet. Emelyn is an animal rights activist, and misses her three dogs and two cats back at home. Currently she is studying Anthropology, Literature, Theatre, and Dance. If you are a fellow hashtag enthusiast feel free to follow Emelyn on Twitter @emelynhicks.

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