Narrowing it down: top five events on campus this week

I’m going to take a different format with the breakdown for the week today.  Instead of five events, below are five (six, really) days of events, each with a slightly different theme.  It’s the last week of classes, folks.  Take some time to get outside and enjoy the last week on campus!

Monday — Student Entertainment
Start your Monday evening with a delightful classical concert: the Spring 2012 Wall-to-Wall Chamber Music concert (6pm, Reisinger).  SLC musicians have been working all semester (some even all year) on challenging and exciting music, including works by Schubert, Beethoven, Brahms, Shostakovich, and other composers whose names do not begin with B or S.

After a civilized before-dinner concert, take some time to refuel before heading to Stand-up Comedy night in the Cannon Theater at 9pm.  The list of performers promises an evening of raucous humor.

Full of laughs, make your way to the Black Squirrel at 10pm for the trifecta a capella concert: Treble in Paradise, Vocal Minority, and the SLC Majors are giving a pre-Midnight Breakfast performance.

Next, and last on the list for Monday, is, of course, Midnight Breakfast!  Despite the name, this SLC tradition actually begins at 11pm, so make sure to get there on time.

Tuesday — The Art World

Two simultaneous events in Heimbold this Tuesday put on display the immense talent fostered within that building.  At 5:30pm, Open Studios begin, with a reception in the Barbara Walters Gallery.  Come see the studios of students involved in all types of visual art — from photography, to sculpture, to printmaking, to electronics.  Just half an hour later, head to the final show,  contemPLAYtive reality,  for the painting class Contemporary Painting/Traditional Techniques.

Wednesday — Mid-week Poetry

Begin your evening of poetry at 7pm in Slonim Living Room with a reading of graduating seniors’ work.  Take this chance to hear these marvelous poets before they take off!  Next, head to the final Spoken Word Collective event of the year: an open mic featuring Kevin Devaney, an SLC alum, starting at 8pm.

Thursday — Bridging Gaps

The graduate student oral history class has collected a series of interviews of women who have spent time incarcerated.  Hour Children, an organization run by nuns, conducted the interviews which SLC students turned into this piece, FOR YOUR INFORMATION.  The live performance of the class’ work will be delivered by professional actors, and the women who were interviewed will be present.  So, by Thursday night, you may be approaching done with work, so head to the Film Viewing Room for this unique opportunity.

Friday — One Last Deadline

Submit your poetry to the Academic of American Poets College Prize! The deadline is this FRIDAY, May 11.  Send up to three poems in an attachment without your name on it to Jeff McDaniel (jmcdaniel@slc.edu) with College Prize in the subject line. Poems will be judged anonymously and there is a small cash prize!

Saturday — BACCHANALIA 

It will be over, done, finished.  The semester will have drawn to a close.  Dan Deacon is coming to help us celebrate.  North Lawn, all day.

Nina Sparling (Editor, “What’s Up”) is a bi-coastal aspiring bread baker frustrated with the current food system. Originally from Berkeley, she moved to New York, complaining most of the way, until she found the Met and figured out the subway (but still has serious envy for Bay Area vegetables). Currently a sophomore at Sarah Lawrence, Nina studies languages, political ecology, and geography and tries to figure out how they all relate.

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