Narrowing it down: top five events on campus this week – 11/7/11

This semester is flying by at an unprecedented pace. The accelerator pedal is fully depressed at this point, with no foreseeable respite in the near future. But, peeling yourself away from the desk/bed in the library is always important.

Side note: Generally, I try to keep an even balance throughout the week, but Friday is definitely a night involving tough choices… (Also, better make wishes all day long: 11/11/11!)

Week of November 6-12

WoCo Presents: Brown Girls Burlesque — Thursday, November 10 @ 7pm, Reisinger
WoCo (Women of Color and Allies) is hosting the first Brown Girls Burlesque event of the year. Brown Girls Burlesque infuses their show with social commentary about race, gender, sexuality, and class. Make sure to check out the webisode project “Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl,” too.

Homecoming + SLAC Homecoming Dance Party — Friday, November 11
Game @ 7pm in the Sports Center
Dance @ 10pm in the Blue Room (Greek attire and/or gryphon wear accepted and encouraged)
The SLC Men’s Basketball team has its homecoming game this Friday night. There will be all sorts of things besides good, old-fashioned sports entertainment to be had: free raffle tickets (potential to dine at Wild Ginger, among others), popcorn and other goodies. The dance starts up at 10. Show some SLC pride and don a Gryphon t-shirt and head to the Blue Room! Certainly hoping someone will show up in the mascot costume…

THE ALEXANDERS — Friday, November 11 @ 8pm, Slonim Living Room
Alex Thompson, of The Alexanders is stopping by SLC on his current tour to play a show, which you do not want to miss. SLC-ers Lauren Early, Jessica Butler, Travis Kaupp, Trent Creswell, and Dom Boyle will accompany him in what promises to be a fabulous evening. Listen to some of The Alexanders’ music before hand!

Local Voices, National Dialogues: Exploring Indigeneity in the US — Friday, 11/11 and Saturday, 11/12 @ 7pm-10pm, Pillow Room
The Geography Coalition and AWARA have teamed up to bring you the 2nd Annual Symposium on Indigeneity. This year brings a number of speakers involved with questions of indigeneity in a number of different capacities who work in numerous different ways. More information here.

Women Innovators in Art and Agriculture — Saturday, November 12 @ 3pm, Donnelley Lecture Hall, Heimbold
The women on this panel are all involved in agriculture, art, or both. The panel will deal with questions pertinent to sustainable agricultural development now and the intersections between growing food and producing art. Head to Heimbold on Saturday afternoon for a discussion that will illuminate fascinating connections and bring to light a whole series of engaging questions.

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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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