Narrowing it down: top five events on campus this week – 2/13/12

The weekly weather quip: winter came for a few days there, but evidently has parted our company yet again (no complaint). I’ve started dreaming about summer, which is somewhere between awesome and depressing. More immediately, however this week brings a multitude of exciting events, all of which have some vestige of Saint Valentine. Maybe with love and Hallmark in the air, that special someone will enter your life, and before you know it the birds will be singing, flowers blooming, and coffee served iced.

Couplets!: A Valentine’s Day Poetry Event — Tuesday, February 14 @ 8pm, Slonim Living Room
An evening of poetry and music could be just the thing this Valentine’s Day.  Members of the SLC Majors and the Singer Songwriter Collective will perform, as well as other musicians and poets.  Refreshments will be provided, and all profits benefit the upcoming student-run production of Spring Awakening.

Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women — Wednesday, February 15 @ 2pm, Slonim Living Room
Love, InshAllah is a new critically acclaimed anthology centered around the love lives of American Muslim women. The editors, Ayesha Mattu and Nura Maznavi, accompanied by Patricia Dunn (an MFA program alum still involved in the school) will read from the anthology. What better way to spend Wednesday afternoon than hearing about secret love lives?

SLAC Traditions Presents: Casino Night — Thursday, February 16 @ 8pm, Sports Center
Find that special deck of cards. Hope luck is on your side (or be good at poker). Then, head to the Sports Center, where the stakes are high. You could win DVDs, gift cards, a digital camera, a kindle or a 32 inch flat screen TV, and have very little to lose.

The WSLC Lovebites Spotlight Party — Saturday, February 18 @ 9:30pm, Blue Room
The instructions for this party are has follows. If you’re single, wear green. If you’re taken, wear red. If it’s complicated, wear yellow. For this one night, you won’t have to wonder — it’s the genius of the Facebook relationship status, but in person! Whiskey Social kicks off this evening of stop-and-go fun, followed by DJ Mark.

Crazyface — Thursday 2/16, Friday 2/17, and Saturday 2/18 @ 7pm, Suzanne Werner Wright Theater
Directed by faculty member Ernest Abuba, Crazyface promises to be, well, a little bit nutty. Described as “part Alexander Dumas and part Monty Python,” the imagination, journey, and exploration of the human experience the play offers might leave you off-kilter in the best, thought provokingly weird sense.

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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