Narrowing it down: the top events on campus this week – 2/26/11

Scrolling through the daily email every day can sometimes feel like a slog, so SLCSpeaks has done the work for you. We aim to cover an array of event types with our top five of the week. If you go to these, you are guaranteed a sense of fulfillment by the many facets of campus life. Enjoy!

Week of February 26-March 5

TONIGHT: WSLC Presents: Friendly Strangers and Housecat
8pm, Blue Room
Housecat and the Friendly Strangers are taking over the Blue Room tonight in a WSLC-sponsored event. The show promises to be a mélange of sounds with instruments ranging from banjo to the musical saw. Friendly Strangers will also be selling their new EP (head to Slo 1 on Sunday for the band’s fundraising bake sale).

Screening: “Un Poquito de Tanta Verdad: A Little Bit of So Much Truth”. – 2/28 @ 7pm, Common Ground (2nd floor of Bates)
This film documents the 2006 Oaxacan non-violent movement on the part of the general public to reclaim media and reform the government. Come up to Common Ground to learn about this incredible story and discuss following the film. The event is organized by The Geography Coalition, Workers Justice, AWARA, WSLA, and the Anthropology Department. With that list of hosts, the discussion will be lively and stimulating, and the perfect end to a thunderstorm-y day.

William Anderson and the Electric Guitar Choir – 3/1 @ 1:30pm, Reisinger
One of the first Music Tuesdays of the year (for all you non-thirds, the Department hosts concerts most Tuesday afternoons), this after-lunch serenade of three centuries of guitar music promises to be a highlight of the week (and probably just make us wish even more that it were actually spring).

Ultra Sleazy, Ultra Genderfucked Cabaret – 3/5 @ 11pm, Reisinger
Mid-semester workload getting you down? The Ultra Sleazy, Ultra Genderfucked Cabaret definitely will be ultra raunchy and ultra fun, so grab yourself a seat in Reisinger on Saturday night and stop thinking about that growing pile of books…

Elephant Man, 3/4, 3/5, 3/6 @ 7pm, Downstage Theater
Written by Bernard Pomerance, and starring Malcolm Barker-Kamps, this play based off the life of one John Merrick will address some heavy issues surrounding the reconciliation of inner beauty and external appearance. Showing in the intimate Downstage Theater Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights at 7pm, it’s worth it to spend your last weekend before Spring Break seeing some quality theater.

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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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