C. BAXTER, ARAB LABOR, DAM FUNK & MORE THIS WEEK – 3/3/14

This week at SLC has a lot in store.  Here are the top seven events that sparked my interest.

 

A Reading with Charles Baxter

 “When I’m writing, I’m waiting to see somebody, and I’m waiting to hear them. It’s almost like conjuring spirits out of the air, using your own imaginative instability.”

― Charles Baxter

Charles Baxter has published five novels, one of which was made in to a film, four collections of stories, and several collections of essays on writing. He’s been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, The Michigan Council for the Arts, and more.  He received The Award in Literature from The American Academy of Arts and Letters. See him read as a part of this year’s fiction residency from 6:30-8:30 in the Slonim Living Room.

 

Screening and Discussion of Controversial Israeli TV Show, “Arab Labor”

“Arab Labor” (translated from the Hebrew “Avoda Aravit”, which colloquially implies “shoddy or second-rate work”) is a sitcom that pokes fun at the cultural divides between Isreal and Pakistan.  Created by Sayed Kaushua, an isreali-born Palestinian journalist, the show has been described a “Sienfeld of the Middle East”  This Thursday March 6th in the pillow room from 4:00-6:00, two episodes of the series will be screened, followed by a discussion led by SLC Professor Matthew Ellis.  Sidenote: Sayed Kaushua will be speaking at SLC in April!

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Dam Funk Performing Live at the Blue Room

On Thursday, March 6th the one and only Dam Funk will be performing, He’s a master of modern funk and R&B, and he released a joint album with Snoop Dogg last year.  Sex Life, the collaborative organization shared by Voices for Planned Parenthood and DJ Internship, advise that people arrive on time due to capacity in the blue room. If you weren’t at their last show, where Le1f and Wavy Spice killed it on stage, be ready for good and sexy time.

 

Child Bride, Citizen Drunk and Field Observations

This punk show brought to you by Worker Justice (a student based organization which strives to protect the rights and dignity of working people on campus) will showcase three or more bands.  Check them out at the Blue Room Friday starting at 10pm.

 

Vocal Minority Hosts Vassar College’s all-male acapella group The Accidentals

In the Blue Room Friday the 7th from 7:30-10:00, an evening of acapella will feature all of your favorite groups on campus (Treble in Paradise, and The Majors) as well as The Accidentals, the all-male acapella group of Vassar College.  If you have never been to see acapella at SLC, the time is now…it’s really fun.

 

Mutual Benefit Live at SLC

Mutal Benefit is a music project created by singer-songwriter Jordan Lee.  A group without a concrete band line-up, their relaxed sound has been named Stereogum’s Band to Watch, as well as Pitchfork’s Best New Music.  See them perform their most recent LP Love’s Crushing Diamond on Saturday at 9:30 in the Blue Room.

 

SLAC Films Series Presents: Frozen

At 9:00 PM – 12:00 in the Titsworth Lecture Hall get a full movie theatre experience at no cost.  Frozen is a great movie.  “Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.” (SLAC)  Watch the trailer…Anna is an awesome female character especially coming from Disney.

Carmen Hall studies a medley of economics, women’s history, writing, and film. Between Titsworth, class, and life in the city with her art collective, you can find Carmen reading the beginnings of books and writing in her journal nearby Cathedral of St. Johns the Divine.

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