Get Outta Town: December 2017

Sammy Miller & the Congregation at The Woods, Brooklyn. February 2017. Emily Flahive.



You need to get off campus for a few hours.

I know: it’s Conference Month™. But you need to leave your dorm room and the library, and clear your head to fight off writer’s block, burn-out, and just straight-up insanity.

Here are ways to blow off steam that are much healthier (and cheaper) than chain-smoking outside the lib (followed by a trick to saving on transportation costs):

Tues. Dec 5th  |  Joyful Jazz Theatre (& Cute Boys)

“Great Awakening”


Tip #1: Don’t panic when one of the band members pretends to die from jamming so hard. Though it may feel like it, your heart is not failing. It’s growing.

Tip #2: Dance. They love when people join them onstage.

Tip #3: Go up to them afterwards and tell them how much you enjoyed yourself. They’re super sweet!

Tip #4: If you’re a StarKid fan, tell Tall Sam (trombonist). He played the trombone in MAMD!



Trivia: Sam Graff (SLC ’14) is filming a documentary on SM & C!


@ Ars Nova

511 W 54th St

between 10th & 11th Ave


Tuesday Dec. 5th — 8:00 pm

Wed. Dec 6th— 8:00 pm

Buy ticket(s) — $16

Advanced tickets sold-out, but get there early and buy at the door!

Tues. Dec 5th  |  Illusions are, like, subjective, man. Right? No?

“Seeing is believing—or is it? Our brains perceive the world through our senses, and those senses can be fooled, creating a gap between perception and reality.”

–AMNH website

Trippy. Also, I’m refraining so hard from quoting Kant right now.

Yeah. He got me that whipped.


@ American Museum of Natural History

200 Central Park West

Enter at 81st St


Tuesday Dec. 5th — 7–8:30 pm

Buy ticket(s) — $13.50

Sat. Dec 9th  |  That’s hot.” –Dame Paris Hilton

Firefighter Singles Party

For research… And the story.

Drink & appetizer specials. Tru.

And Firefighters* and EMS* drink for free from 8 to 9pm.


@ Hudson Station

440 9th Avenue

btwn 34th & 35th St


Saturday Dec. 9th — 8 pm – 1 am

Buy ticket(s) — $15–30

Thru Dec 16th  |  For the Insta.

Yayoi Kusama Festival of Life & Infinity Mirrors Exhibit

Because your Insta’s been slackin’. Get on Kaya Hubbard’s (’20) level!

But be prepared to wait a while.



@ David Zwirner Gallery

519 W 19th st

btwn 10th & 11th Ave


Tuesdays–Saturdays 10AM–6pm

Until Dec. 16

$ Free

Friday nights  |  MoMA Mia!

Free Days @the Museum of Modern Art

Heimbold kids, eat your heart out.


@ The Museum of Modern Art

11 W 53rd St

btwn 5th & 6th Ave


Fridays — 4pm–8pm

Working the System

Depending on how much extra time you have, your stop’s location, and how comfortable you feel walking in Wakefield. I haven’t had any problems yet, but be careful!

♦ Taking a local Bronxville/Fleetwood train to Wakefield: $3 (or $0, since it’s only 7-minute ride).

♦ Walking 0.3 miles to Wakefield – 241st St MTA station: $0.

♦ Taking the 2 to Manhattan: $2.75.

♦ Listening to preachers shout that you’re going to hell—and realizing that you’re pickin’ up what they’re puttin’ down!: Priceless.

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