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
Hey there citizens of Spaceship Earth. It’s Thursday night at 8. You’re making a half-assed attempt at that reading for your Friday class, or maybe you’re particularly thirsty this thursday and you’ve already cracked open a handle of sweet, sweet Crystal Palace with your friends. Maybe you’re crying because that cute person in your class never texted you back. Actually, you’re probably just smoking weed.
There are a myriad of thursday night activities you can partake in on campus, but which one is the BEST??? Which one will you regret the least, when post-grad-you looks back at college with misty eyed fondness? Make the right decisions, or be forever haunted by your past…
THIS THURSDAY, at 8pm in Davis Auditorium, the Academy Award nominated documentary Gasland will be shown, courtesy of Skidmore’s very own Environmental Action Club (EAC).
It’s a pretty damn good documentary folks, but don’t take it from me. You’re a Skidmore student, so you probably already love documentaries. There are tons of resources in the magical internet land (which you are currently surfing on! weeeeeeeeee!!!) which will educate you about the dangers of hydrofracking, but reading some facts on some website doesn’t really drive the point home. If you want an emotionally stirring documentary that will make you say “wow… thats fucked up,” then come on down and watch Gasland!
Another Garrett Lloyd Evans design. Kid is killing it.
Skidmore’s annual Earth Day Festival brings together various clubs around campus to provide family-friendly “earth-centered activities” for the campus community to enjoy. We already know about a clothing swap, an afternoon hike, free food, and a petting zoo featuring Lil’ Sebastian. But best of all, WSPN and SEC team up to provide a killer lineup of bands to keep us entertained all day. Check out the run down and get ready for what’s shaping up to be the best Earth Day Festival yet.
This Toronto-based trio has backed up Frank Ocean at Coachella 2012, performed live with Earl Sweatshirt & Tyler, the Creator, and has produced music for the RZA, Earl, and James Blake. They’ve also been the most exciting thing happening in jazz for the last few years. They combine hip hop, traditional jazz, and other elements in an exciting and modern way and put on shows that will make you ruckus.
For those of you who don’t have cars or parents willing to chauffeur them around the northeast, this week’s Thanksgiving Ride Share Fair may be of interest. EAC is organizing the event, and they need drivers to take people home.
If you’re interested in volunteering, email firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, November 6 with the following info:
3. Date and estimated time of departure from Skidmore
4. Number of spaces available in your car
5. Email address and/or cell number
Last year, my housemate volunteered and we were able to share a wildly uncomfortable ride to Westchester with some guy from Tarrytown. A small price to pay for reducing our carbon footprint or something.
Thursday November 8, 5-8pm Friday November 9, 1-4pm @ Case
I was psyched to write this post when I saw that a beehive collective was coming to campus. Man, that is so cool. I didn’t exactly know what a beehive collective was really but I read somewhere that bees are disappearing so I thought is probably had something to do with raising awareness of that. Plus honey might be the greatest thing ever. We can all agree on that, right? I don’t even feel weird when I sit in the library ferociously sucking on the packets from Burgess.
Anyway, I was wrong, The Beehive Collective is not a bee rights organization. Instead it’s an internationally political group that uses “graphical media to communicate stories of resistance to corporate globalization.” They’ll be visiting on Tuesday and bringing their new mural, which is called ‘The True Cost of Coal’. The group will present the mural, tell stories, and talk about living in Appalachia.
If you want to learn how our unbridled usage of electricity is ruining our environment and disenfranchising poor Americans go to this.
This Friday marks the official start of autumn, so those of you holding out on wearing trendy scarves that may or may not keep you warm can finally start draping them artfully around your shoulders, neck, chest, whatever I don’t know how you do it. You should wear them to the Environmental Action Club’s Moving Planet event this Saturday from 1-3pm and celebrate the end of this rainy, dreary week. Moving Planet is an international organization designed to get us thinking beyond fossil fuels. If that wasn’t enticing enough, they’ve arranged for Skidmore DJs, food, a tree planting, a bike fix-up, and petitions to sign.
If you drive a car to this thing, you’re ridiculous.
WSPN, SEC, Lively Lucy’s and EAC are teaming up to bring you the Earth Day Festival and make sure you that your Saturday is fucking awesome. All you gotta do is show up and open your ears.
Picture this, Saturday from noon until 8pm on South Park Green you and your amigos spread out on a blanket listening to music and eating delicious food, joining hands in a celebratory dance circle of joy. It’ll be like Coachchella without any of that annoying California stuff.
These people are definitely australian I can just tell
Reusa-Ball, Reusable. Get it? Get it? A pun!
Run to Getty and grab some duct tape (and prolly a pack of smokes) because tonight at 10pm in Falstaff’s EAC brings you the Reusa-Ball, which according to the facebook event is an “eco-dance-party where everyone wears reused, recycled, and second-hand clothing.” Oh Yeah!
I know that Saturday night is usually your night to peacock around in your finest wares, your Anthropologie dresses and your Urban Outfitters flannels but the Reusa-Ball is an Anything But Clothes party so you’re going to need to fashion some sort of pantsuit out of old PBR boxes or something. My freshman year, I showed up to an Anything But Clothes party wearing only D-Hall coffee cups. Get on my level.
Prizes and Plum Dandy will be awarded to the people with the most creative costumes and The Hand Me Downs are opening up for Ramses. Get silly with your willy tucked into some recyclables!
Attention: This Thursday EAC and Lively Lucy’s are hosting Beats for Beets, an event at Falstaff’s that provides the perfect opportunity to talk about the late 90’s Nickelodeon television show Doug! As you may know, The Beets were Doug’s favorite band and even though the connection may seem tangential at best I can promise you that you will be able to use this event to start a conversation about the television show Doug. Everyone already knows that talking about late 90s Nickelodeon television shows is the best way to flirt with people at Skidmore and that chatting about your mutual appreciation for cultural touchstones like Doug and Ahh! Real Monsters! is a guaranteed way to get someone to make out with you. All you need to do is show up, lean in close while one of the bands tunes their guitars and say something witty like “I can’t wait until they play Killer Tofu” and you’re golden, I promise.
In addition to all this make out hoopla, Beats For Beats will also feature delicious snacks donated by Chipotle, The Bread Basket, and Uncommon Grounds, as well as delicious music donated by Honey, Jon Wan+ Zoe Brecher, Houseboat, and Dan Papson & the Purple Crayons. All this stuff is great.