Narrowing it down: top five events on campus this week – 11/14/11

Every other conversation I’ve had recently goes something like this:

“Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week?”
“What?!”
(both parties look resigned and more stressed out upon realizing what time of year it is).

Despite the looming fog of post-Thanksgiving early mornings in the library, a whole lot is happening on campus this week that might just help give you that extra kick to push through.

Week of November 13-19

SMOKIN’ HOT: Classy Cats Playin’ Jazz Classics — Tuesday, November 15 @ 1:30pm, Reisinger
The title alone of this event should be enough.  But, in case you need something more to go off of, a combination of SLC faculty members and jazz musicians are taking the stage this Tuesday afternoon and playing, well, jazz classics.  This is the ideal mid-afternoon pick-me-up we all need after lunch.

Film Screening: Life and Debt, followed Q&A with director Stephanie Black — Tuesday, November 15 @ 7pm, Titsworth Lecture Hall
Filmmaker Stephanie Black is bringing her latest documentary to Sarah Lawrence this Tuesday afternoon.  The film deals with the impact of institutions like the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and Inter-American Development Bank.  Black addresses the way policies of globalizations affect developing nations — Jamaica in particular.  Check out the website for more information.

SLCSPEAKS EXPLORATORIUM — Wednesday, all day, everywhere!
At SLCSpeaks, we’re curious about what SLC does.  So we’re showcasing it.  The Exploratorium is dedicated to displaying clubs on campus.  Take a break from the library and wander around campus — who knows what you might find magnetizing.

10th Annual Dead Poets Slam — Wednesday, November 16 @ 8pm, Reisinger
We’ve all read poems on the page that just itch to be read out loud.  Head to Reisinger on Wednesday night to see the verse of the past brought to life by a collection of SLC students reading (and perhaps dressing up as?) a collection of poets.

Christmas Windows of 1937 — Thursday (11/17), Friday (11/18), and Saturday (11/19), @ 7pm and Saturday (11/19) @ 2:30pm, Suzanne Werner Wright Theater
This musical, a work in progress, tells the story of a female CEO of Lord and Taylor (whose Christmas windows are well worth a visit nowadays) who has to grapple with consumerism and economic depression.  Here is more information about the production.  The holidays are fast-approaching — get in the spirit and support some fellow students!

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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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