Narrowing it down: top five events on campus this week – 4/11/11

Week of April 11 – 17

The forecast for tomorrow predicts a long-awaited 75 degrees. That in and of itself is enough of an event, but here are a few things happening around (and near) campus this week that promise to further induce the euphoria of Spring.

Ducktails/M.C.S.S./D.I.T.F. & Floris Vanhoof — Monday, 4/11 @ 9pm, Blue Room
This collection of bands is definitely worth skipping your usual late night Monday study session for. Ducktails, some of whose members attend SLC, are by far the most local. Dolphins Into The Future and Floris Vanhoof have come all the way from Belgium while Monopoly Child Start Searches hail from Portland, OR. Maids are also playing. More information can be found here, on the event’s Facebook page. Forget about the impending end-of-semester-scramble and head down to the Blue Room at 9pm for some Monday night debauchery.

Loup Garou and Exposing New Orleans MAPS — Radical Theater at SLC — Tuesday, 4/12 from 1:30pm-4:30pm, North and South Lawns (Titsworth Lecture Hall in case of rain)
Loup Garou is a piece of performance art both physically and intellectually engaging that deals with questions of land, home and culture. Happening on central campus, it will be hard to miss this one. Following the performance will be a presentation of Exposing New Orleans which addresses the city post-Katrina in Titsworth Lecture Hall (starts at 3pm). There will also be a discussion with the artists/thinkers behind Loup Garou, SLC Social Justice, and the Geography Coalition. More information here. And a bit more on Loup Garou here.

Symposium: Indigenous Experience in the Americas — Thursday, April 14 @ 5pm, Pillow Room
Deanna Barenboim (Anthropology faculty at SLC) and three guests will be hosting a discussion about the changing meanings and definitions of indigenous in the Americas today. The invited guests range from academics to activists and come from around the Americas. There will certainly be compelling ideas shared and discussions to be had on this ever-relevant topic.

OFF CAMPUS: SLC Student Film Festival — Thursday, April 14 @ 7pm, Clearview Cinemas, BRONXVILLE
Hopefully this experience at Clearview Cinemas will bode better for the Bronxville-SLC relationship than the last evening editors of this site spent there. The festival will feature twenty short films, ranging in genre and style, entirely created by SLC Students. Head down to Bronxville this Thursday to show some support (and demonstrate the right way to watch movies…).

8th Annual SLC Poetry Festival — Friday, April 15 – Sunday, April 17, various times and locations
This student-run poetry festival is the largest free poetry festival in New York State. There will be a slew of readings as well as a few panel discussions. Here is a full schedule of events and here is the Facebook event.

All week: Go Outside. Enjoy the sun. SPRING IS HERE!

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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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