Weekend Distractions CXXXVIII

Written by Executive Editor on April 17th, 2015

FRIDAY:
7:00pm – Skidmore Small Jazz Ensembles @ Zankel
8:00pm – Skidmore Theater Presents: Blood Wedding @ JKB Theater
8:00pm – Spring Dance Concert @ Dance Theater
9:40pm – Friday Night Stand-Up @ SPA
10:00pm – Pulse Pep Rally 2015 @ Davis
10:45pm – The Sketchies Present: “What Party?” @ Gannett

SATURDAY:
12:00pm – Earth Day Music Festival @ South Green
1:00pm – Senior Recital: Emily Przysinda @ Zankel
2:00pm – Spring Dance Concert @ Dance Theater
4:00pm – Jenny Kim Piano Recital @ Zankel
8:00pm – Skidmore Theater Presents: Blood Wedding @ JKB Theater
8:00pm – Voyages: A Senior Trombone Recital by Sam Kastner @ Zankel
8:00pm – Spring Dance Concert @ Dance Theater
8:30pm – Skidprov Presents: Animal House @ Filene
9:00pm – Accents Reunion Jam @ Wilson
9:30pm – ACA Presents: Poetry & Comedy @ SPA
9:30pm – Skidmore Theater Friends Reception & After Party @ JKB
10:00pm – Treblemakers Present: Space Jam ft. NYU Vocaholics @ Filene

SUNDAY:
2:00pm – Skidmore Theater Presents: Blood Wedding @ JKB Theater
3:00pm – Skidmore Community Garden Work Party @ Community Garden
7:00pm – Senior Recital: Hannah Lipton @ Zankel

Missing something? Let us know in the replies!

 

2015 Earth Day Music Festival (4/18)

Written by Major Qwik on April 17th, 2015
Fuck yeah, Earth!

Fuck yeah, Earth!

This year’s annual Earth Day Music Festival, sponsored by EAC, WSPN, SEC, and Lively Lucy’s, is this Saturday, April 18th, out on South Green. There will be food, including Chipotle (!!) and–most importantly–a killer lineup of bands. Here’s a quick breakdown:

12:00pm – Rim Joe and the Boys (Battle of the Bands winner!)
12:45pm – Modern Vices
1:45pm – Free Cake for Every Creature
2:15pm – Evolfo Doofeht
3:30pm – Quarterbacks
4:20pm – Future of What
5:15pm – TOPS
6:00pm – YACHT

Read on for band descriptions and videos! Click to continue »

 

Skidmore Theater Department Presents: Friends Reception & After Party

Written by Executive Editor on April 15th, 2015
Anyone remember Panic! at the Disco's second album? This poster reminds me of that.

Anyone remember Panic at the Disco’s second album?

This Saturday, April 18th at 9:30pm in the JKB Theater, Skidmore College Theater will host its annual friends reception and after party to celebrate their donors and patrons, as well as their past season and the work they’ve been doing in the JKB.

Following the 8pm performance of Blood Wedding, there will be a circus-themed reception/party in the JKB lobby–featuring a photo booth, free food/drinks catered by Putnam Market, and exhibitions of “students’ hidden talents and rare oddities on spectacular display.” Party admission is free, but if you present your ticket for the 8pm Blood Wedding performance, you get a free raffle ticket. Wow!

In addition, there will also be performances in the black box by Hardy? (formerly known as The Hardy Boys) and The Salmon of Knowledge.

 

SGA to Present ‘It’s Happening Here’ Lecture Series

Written by Executive Editor on April 15th, 2015

Poster design by Dipesh KC.

This Wednesday and Friday, the It’s Happening Here campaign will be holding a two-part lecture series to “raise awareness about how students, faculty and staff and join together to combat sexual and gender-based misconduct at Skidmore.”

On Wednesday, April 15th at 6:30pm in Davis, Tim Mousseau will be giving a lecture entitled “Retaking Our Story: Reframing the Sexual Assault Conversation.” A Sexual assault survivor, Mousseau is an active voice on college campuses in educating students about leadership and empowering them to take a stand against sexual assault. Be sure and check him out on Twitter.

On Friday, April 17th at 3:30pm in Davis, Liz Seccuro will be giving a lecture entitled “Social Media & Sexual Violence: How Technology Helps & Harms Students & Campuses.” Seccuro is a victim’s rights advocate and author of the memoir Crash Into Me: A Survivor’s Search for Justice. You can find her on Twitter, as well as her website.

All these events seem both interesting and incredibly relevant to the current landscape of social activism in fighting sexual and gender-based misconduct, so we highly suggest you attend one (or both) of the lectures and support the great work SGA and many members of the community are doing.

 

Realign: A Painting & Performance by Becca Baruc

Written by Executive Editor on April 13th, 2015

Sexy.

This Tuesday, April 14 at 7:00pm in the Payne Room of the Tang, Becca Baruc ’15 will present Realign, a painting and performance to be created tomorrow night for the first time ever!

Realign presents a new, large-scale painting and performance by Baruc that reflect the culmination of her work this semester. Baruc creates her sculptural paintings by crumpling and crushing the canvas before expanding it back out and painting “straight” lines on it. Audience members will be invited to move around the room and explore the painting from different vantage points. Then a short performance by the artist will follow, further exploring themes such as perspective, balance, and imperfection.

Said canvas is currently in the process of being made in Case Gallery–so you can stop by to take a look at it this very moment–after which it will be moved to the Tang and completed before the 7:00pm performance. After the performance, the painting will be returned to Case Gallery, where it will hang until April 18.

Realign is part of a larger series of paintings and performances by Baruc on Skidmore campus this semester. In process is an installation for the entry hall of the Dana Science Center–to be completed late April–and a painting that will be a part of an Independent Study in Dance by Anastasia Eckerson ’15, on view in the Art Building, Room 308, on Wednesday and Thursday, April 22 & 23 at 7:30 pm, and Friday, April 24 at 6:00 pm.

The performance is set to begin at 7:30, and there will be food beforehand, so be sure and arrive early to grab some goodies before catching what’s sure to be a killer show. Also, you might remember Becca Baruc from our coverage of ComFest 2015, which she co-produced. She’s also an American Studies major and a member of the Ad-Libs. And she’s performing in this week’s Friday Night Stand-Up. Whoa! What the fuck can’t she do?

 

Weekend Distractions CXXXVII

Written by Executive Editor on April 10th, 2015

FRIDAY:
6:00pm – Shared Spaces Closing Reception @ Spring Street Gallery
8:00pm – Skidmore Theater Presents: Blood Wedding @ JKB Theater
8:00pm – Skidmore Dance Presents: Sleeping Beauty @ Zankel

SATURDAY:
3:00pm – Clothing Swap Shop @ Spa
4:00pm – Fun Day Band & DJ Submissions Due @ Skidmore
4:00pm – Fun Day Poster Design Submissions Due @ Skidmore
5:00pm – Madeleine Kanazawa and Katerina Vujić Joint Recital @ Zankel
8:00pm – Skidmore Theater Presents: Blood Wedding @ JKB Theater
8:00pm – Element Fashion Show @ The Tang
8:00pm – Skidmore Dance Presents: Sleeping Beauty @ Zankel

SUNDAY:
2:00pm – Skidmore Theater Presents: Blood Wedding @ JKB Theater
3:00pm – Skidmore Dance Presents: Sleeping Beauty @ Zankel

Missing something? Let us know in the replies!

 

Skidmore Theater Presents: ‘Blood Wedding’

Written by Executive Editor on April 8th, 2015
Photo credit: Sue Kessler

Photo credit: Sue Kessler

The Skidmore Theater Department will debut its spring mainstage production, Federico García Lorca’s Blood Wedding, this Friday, April 10th at 8pm. The show will run from April 10-12, then April 16-19. All performances are at 8:00pm, except for Sunday matinees, which are at 2pm.

Tradition, passion and violence are at the core of this true story about a love that can never become a marriage. BLOOD WEDDING is rooted in the land, and in it’s people’s desire to cling on to tradition in changing times. Underneath the landscape of this play is the rumbling of the early days of the Spanish Civil War and Lorca’s poetic resistance.

Tickets are $8 for Students & Seniors and $12 for General Admission. Contact the Skidmore Theater box office at 518-580-5439 or boxoffice@skidmore.edu for tickets, or purchase tickets online.

(UPDATE 4/10/15: The Saratogian recently did two great write-ups on the show, which you can check out here and here.)

 

LINE Release Party at the Tang (4/8)

Written by Executive Editor on April 8th, 2015

Fucking yeah.

Thursday, April 9th, the Tang will be hosting the release party for this year’s issue of LINE, Skidmore’s art review magazine. The release party will feature free food and copies of the magazine, as well asperformances by Katherine Anzola ’17, Reece Robinson ’18, Bree Hassell ’18, Phoebe Radcliffe ’18, and the Skidmore Jazz Ensemble  (feat. Ian Bakerman ’15, Jack Mullin ’17, Danny Pravder ’16, Jake Ratkevich ’16, and Anna Smith-Sargent ’17).

The event will run from 5-7pm in the Tang. Be sure to check out the Facebook event, which features sneak peaks of some of the art featured in this year’s magazine. SkidNews also recently did a club profile on LINE, which you can read here to learn more about the magazine and what goes into making it.

 

Weekend Distractions CXXXVI

Written by Executive Editor on April 3rd, 2015

FRIDAY:
7:00pm – Cabaret Troupe Presents Urinetown @ Filene
7:00pm – Easter Gala @ Wilson
8:00pm – RAICES Arts Festival @ Spa
8:00pm – Senior Dance Capstone @ Dance Theater
10:00pm – Awkward. (AKT Final Show) @ Gannett
10:00pm – “Missy Elliott” ft. Sonneteers & Banders @ Wilson

SATURDAY:
2:00pm – Senior Dance Capstone @ Dance Theater
7:00pm – Cabaret Troupe Presents Urinetown @ Filene
8:00pm – Senior Dance Capstone @ Dance Theater
8:00pm – International Cultural Show: Pangea @ Spa

SUNDAY:
12:00am – Resurrection of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

Missing something? Let us know in the replies!

 

Cabaret Troupe Presents: ‘Urinetown’ (4/2-4/4)

Written by Executive Editor on April 2nd, 2015

Dope logo.

Tonight, April 2nd, Cabaret Troupe will premiere their production of Mark Hollmann’s Urinetown, which will run until this Sunday, April 4th.

A Tony-Award-winning musical, Urinetown takes place in a society where corporate control has made it “a privilege to pee.” “Urinetown raises the question of how to properly respond to a crisis,” says director Cal Lane ’16. “While it may seem like none of the characters know what they’re doing, they are not stupid. In fact they are so motivated by a singular passion that they simply can’t see anyone else’s viewpoint.”

Performances are this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 9April 2-4) all at 7pm in Filene Auditorium. The show is entirely free and student-run. It looks like Cab Troupe’s really come a long way since their legendarily atrocious production of Cabaret, so be sure to stop by and check out the show.