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Weekend Distractions CXXXX

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

THURSDAY: 

5:00pm – Unity Gathering @ Zankel
5:30pm – Juried Skidmore Student Exhibition Opening @ Schick Gallery
6:30pm – WSPN Big Meeting @ Gannett
7:00pm – Gala Concerto Concert @ Zankel
7:00pm – Exploring Museum Careers @ Tang
7:00pm – The New McKrells @ The Parting Glass
8:00pm – Open Mic Night @ Falstaffs
9:00pm – Trivia Night @ Spa

FRIDAY:

2:30pm – Grand Opening of Beekman Bar + Eatery @ 62 Beekman
4:30pm – Skidmore Outing Club Big Meeting @ Davis
7:00pm – Men’s Ice Hockey: Skidmore vs Castleton @ ICE Weibel Ave Ice Rink
9:00pm – This is Spinal Tap Party feat. William Hale w/ Eternal Crimes @ Ye Olde Wishin’ Shoppe [Ballston Spa]
10:30pm Mahadhi Walker @ Putnam Den

SATURDAY:
11:00am – CHOWDERFEST @ Broadway
10:00pm – 100 Days Dance [what you don’t know won’t hurt you]

SUNDAY:
6:30 – Super Bowl LI

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The Bootleggers present WILD TIMES 20/80!!! (stop it you lazy prohibition sluts) to Run April 28-30

Monday, April 27th, 2015
I truly don't know what to expect.

I truly don’t know what to expect.

Tomorrow night, April 28th, marks the debut of The Bootleggers present WILD TIMES 20/80!!! (stop it you lazy prohibition sluts): an audience-immersive performance-party by the Battery Candle Theatre Collective, which will run until Thursday night.

The site-specific show is created, directed, and co-choreographed by Kev Berry, and will take place at Saratoga Music Hall at 6:45 April 28-30. I’d try to succinctly summarize the show, but I think the best I can do is just provide the description from the show’s Facebook event.

The Bootleggers present WILD TIMES 20/80!!! (stop it you lazy prohibition sluts) is a two-hour promenade performance. This means that guests will be asked and encouraged to explore the space freely for the duration of the party. The experience is a personal journey and you may find yourself separated from your group. This also means that there is no seating. If you feel that to enjoy a theatrical event, you would require a seat, we are sorry, but this may not be the show for you. No concessions will be made on this matter.

 

Tickets are free, and guests will be required to wear provided white Venetian ball masks for the duration of the performance and are strongly encouraged to adhere to a decadent dress code in shades of white, grey, black, and gold, with comfortable footwear and contact lenses instead of spectacles, if possible.

WILD TIMES 20/80!!! also features an ensemble of performers from the Theater and Dance departments, as well as co-choreography by Jacqueline Courchene and installation design by Mercury Hogan.

In other words, there are a whole lot of people involved with this interesting piece of work–and the piece is totally student-produced by Berry with the help of grants–so high-tail it over to Saratoga Music Hall for what is sure to be an exciting and different performance experience.

Weekend Distractions CXXXVII

Friday, 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!

Weekend Distractions CXXXVI

Friday, 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

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Breakbeats Friday!!!

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Hey, I get it!

This is the LAST Breakbeats showcase of the SEMESTER. Friday the 27th, 8pm, Filene.

BUT WAIT, there’s more! 213, Rithmos, Stompin’ Soles, Circus Club, Sonneteers, Ujima, and Pulse will also be at this event! Wow, that’s a lot of clubs… in the words of that Fuccillo car salesman dude… ITS GONNA BE HUUUUUUGE

Also according to an inside source, “It’s Hunger Games themed so get ready for Katniss braids, battles to the death, and awesome dancing.”BATTLES TO THE DEATH WHAT THATS ILLEGAL you’ll just have to go and see if they’re serious or not!

Also check out the event HERE on facebook!!!

Weekend Distractions CXXXII

Friday, February 20th, 2015

FRIDAY:
5:15pm – Lecture: “The Question of the Future” by Barbara Black @ Davis
6:00pm – Bellydance Workshop @ Falstaff’s
7:00pm – Banff Film Fest @ Zankel

SATURDAY:
3:00pm – Dance Workshop with Crazy Legs @ The Tang (Payne Room)
6:30pm – Hip Hop Dance Competition @ The Tang (Payne Room)
7:00pm – Student Gala Concerto Concert @ Zankel
7:30pm – Sushi Dinner & Film Screening: Jiro Dreams of Sushi @ Gannett
8:00pm – Free Show: Juliet Kleber and Colonel Seamus @ 130 Woodlawn Ave
9:00pm – AKT Presents: Improvised Movie Database @ Filene
9:00pm – Winter Warm Up @ Spa

SUNDAY:
2:00pm – Women’s Basketball vs. Clarkson
3:00pm – John Chowning Performance @ Zankel
4:00pm – Men’s Basketball vs. Clarkson
7:45pm – Oscar’s Viewing Party @ Gannett

Missing something? Let us know in the replies!

Weekend Distractions CXXVIII

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

THURSDAY:
7:30pm – Project VIS Keynote: Chip Kidd @ Gannett
8:00pm – SEC Presents: Speedy Ortiz & Jawbreaker Reunion @ Falstaff’s

FRIDAY:
5:00pm – Swimming & Diving vs. Oneonta
7:00pm – Ice Hockey vs. NEC
7:00pm – Philippa Levine: “Nakedness: Colonialism & the Human Body” @ Davis
8:00pm – Skidmore Theater Presents: American Medea @ JKB Theater

SATURDAY:
1:00pm – Chess Tournament @ Pal 304
3:00pm – Choreo II Class Showing @ Dance Theater
3:00pm – “FFFem Feminist, Female, Feminine, etc. Monologues” Writing Workshop @ ICC
4:00pm – Ice Hockey vs. St. Anselm
6:00pm – Men’s Basketball vs. Ithaca
8:00pm – Skidmore Theater Presents: American Medea @ JKB Theater
8:00pm – Community Chorus & Vocal Chamber Ensemble @ Zankel
8:00pm – Circus Club Presents: The Elements @ Filene
10:30pm – The Sketchies Present: Fraternity Leave @ Gannett

SUNDAY:
2:00pm – Skidmore Theater Presents: American Medea @ JKB Theater
3:00pm – Skidmore Concert Band Performance @ Zankel

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Club Showcase Tonight in Zankel

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

You know the deal. Kind of. The annual Club Showcase is tonight at 5pm and 8pm. This event is the newest manifestation of Freshman Showcase, which was when has previously been when every freshman crowded into the JKB, all the performance clubs would do something impressive for a couple minutes, the Banderstatchers would perform that one song, and, most notably, members of SGA would moonlight as emcees and make some cripplingly painful puns about whatever club was about to perform.

This year is a little different, however, as they’re not only moving the event to the more performance friendly Ladd Concert Hall in Zankel, but the event is now officially open to all students. But odds are pretty high that the Banders will still be performing that one song.

Club showcase will look nothing like this.

Club showcase will look nothing like this.

There are two shows, one at 5pm and one at 8pm. Freshmen will get priority tickets from their Peer Mentors, but at some point the rest of the community will be able to get in and watch the show. Most of the clubs are desperate for people to audition, so you know the clubs will only show their best shit, so if you’re going to get your fill of acapella or comedy or whatever else qualifies as “performance” these days, this is your best bet. At the very least, you’ll have some legitimate grounds to shit on these clubs once you start getting blasted with invites to their Facebook events.

Weekend Distractions CCXI

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

THURSDAY
6:30pm- Tap & Drum @ The Tang
6:30pm- Print Making Tutorial w/ Dylan Callahan @ Print Making Studio
7:30pm- Cabaret Troupe Presents: Little Shop of Horrors @ Filene Hall
8:00pm- Steven Stern Reading @ Davis Auditorium

FRIDAY
7:30pm- Cabaret Troupe Presents: Little Shop of Horrors @ Filene Hall
8:00pm- So You Think You Can Capstone @ Dance Theatre
8:00pm- Eva Hagan Senior Clarinet Recital @ Zankel

SATURDAY
9:00am- 5K Cheetah Chase Fun Run @ Case Green
2:00pm and 8:00pm- So You Think You Can Capstone @ Dance Theatre
7:30pm- Cabaret Troupe Presents: Little Shop of Horrors @ Filene Hall
8:00pm- “On The Record” Performance and Dialogue @ Falstaff’s
9:00pm- North and South Dakotas CD Release Party (With Otter) @ Putnam Den

SUNDAY
3:00pm- “On The Record” Performance and Panel Discussion @ Falstaff’s
8:00pm- Quick Fix (Dave Slitzky, Will Sacks, Andrew Koehler) Senior Recital @ Zankel

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SEC Presents: Javelin and HAP

Thursday, March 27th, 2014
Cool things happen when you find an abstract image on Google and layer it over and over and over.

Cool things happen when you find an abstract image on Google and layer it over and over and over.

This Saturday, SEC brings back Skidmore alumni lo-fi, indie-pop rock band HAP to open up the Falstaff’s stage for brooklyn-based electro-pop-rock duo Javelin. The two sets are sure to flow perfecty, with both bands offering bright, dance-inducing music.

Javelin consists of a set of cousins: George Langford (who went to Skidmore) and Tom Van Buskirk. Their sound is multifaceted, dynamic, and has matured wildly since their debut 2008 release, Jamz n Jemz. They’ve been known to incorporate electro-synth sounds, sampling techniques, noise rock-like riffs, pop-driven melodies, as well as a slew of coming-and-going instruments. The two are multi-instrumentalists and play everything from mandolin, to keyboard, to cello, to drums. They’ve been named a rising artist from Pitchfork, as well as given Best New Music accolades for their most recent project, Hi Beams. The seamless way these guys skirt the line between acoustic instrumentation and electro-pop sampling is what makes their music so rich. They’re definitely making moves with their lively, innovative pop styles, so get out and see them for free this Saturday at Falstaff’s, doors at 8.

Javelin

HAP