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Weekend Distractions CXIX

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

5:30pm- “Climate Frenzy and the Constitution,” F. William Harder Endowed Lecture @ Gannett Auditorium
7:00pm- Romeo and Juliet Auditions @ Studio B in JKB (fbook)
8:00pm- Music of Indonesia @ Zankel
8:00pm- Porches. and Mugsy Boges @ Falstaffs (fbook)

2:30pm- Skidmore 2025: Building The College’s Next Strategic Plan @ DHall & Case Center (fbook)
8:00pm- Hannah Emery’s Senior Clarinet Recital @ Zankel (fbook)

5:30pm- Emily and Desmond’s Shared Recital @ Filene (fbook)
8:00pm- Emma Goldberg Liu’s Senior Voice Recital @ Zankel (fbook)
8:00pm- International Culture Show (Pangaea) @ Filene Hall (fbook)
9:00pm- Hip Hop Alliance Presents Black Ken and the Goldsmith & Sime Geezus @ Falstaffs (fbook)

2:00pm- Will Kencel’s Senior Music Recital @ Zankel (fbook)
7:00pm- Danny Pravder – A Sophomore Recital @ Zankel (fbook)

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Weekend Distractions CXIV

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

5:30pm- Opening: 2014 Juried Skidmore Student Exhibition @ Schick Art Gallery (fbook)
7:00pm- Men’s Hockey vs. St. Michael’s College @ Hockey Rink
8:00pm- Lively Lucy’s First Open Mic of 2014 @ Falstaffs (fbook)
9:00pm- Free Beer and Dinosaurs @ Olde Saratoga Brewery (fbook)
10:00pm- PULSE! @ Gannett Auditorium (fbook)

7:00pm- 25th Annual National College Comedy Festival @ JKB (fbook)
10:00pm- 25th Annual National College Comedy Festival @ JKB (fbook)
10:00pm- SEC & WSPN Present Psymon Spine & Pooch @ Falstaffs (fbook)

4:00pm- Men’s Hockey vs. Norwich University @ Hockey Rink
7:00pm- 25th Annual National College Comedy Festival @ JKB (fbook)
10:00pm- 25th Annual National College Comedy Festival @ JKB (fbook)
10:00pm- Hip Hop Alliance Presents Student MCs & Sime Gezus aka Pete Pluto @ Falstaffs (fbook)

12:00am- DJs Anonymous Dance Party @ Falstaffs (fbook)

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Hip Hop Alliance Presents: Blu

Monday, April 9th, 2012

This Friday, the Hip Hop Alliance is bringing hip hop up and comer Blu to the Spa. The LA-based rapper has been making a lot of waves recently, with his recent collaboration with producer Exile netting laudatory reviews. He’s really great, and we’re incredibly lucky to have him, especially since he’s FREE AS FUCK. Another SoCal rapper, DANakaDAN will open.

What is it with these amazing hip hop acts coming to Skidmore this year? First Onra, now Blu? Shit’s cray. My thanks to SEC and Hip Hop Alliance.

UPDATE: According to the Hip Hop Alliance, Blu will not be playing tomorrow night due to unforeseen circumstances. Instead, Saratoga’s very own Sime Gezus will be opening for DANakaDAN.

Friday, April 13 @ 10pm in Spa
Free admission


A Tribe Called Quest Documentary Showing

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Linden Boulevard represent represent

This Thursday, the Hip Hop Alliance will present a showing of Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest in Emerson Auditorium at 5pm.

Directed by the goofy white guy from The War at Home, Beats Rhymes & Life tells the story of groundbreaking Native Tongues hip hop group, A Tribe Called Quest and follows them on their most recent reunion tour. It’s a great documentary about a group that really helped shape hip hop (and I’d venture to say popular music) as we know it, full of fascinating interviews, neat old footage, and bright colors.

Also there’s a great scene where Busta Rhymes is talking about how “Lyrics to Go” makes him cry whenever he “hears that shit, b.”

Thursday, February 16 @ 5pm in Emerson

Hip Hop Alliance Presents: Blue Scholars

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Seattle based duo Blue Scholar will be performing in the Spa this Friday thanks to Hip Hop Alliance. The show is free and open to the public.

Blue Scholar started in 2002 when MC Geologic met DJ Sabzi at Washington University and the two have been making politically progressive ever since. Before the show make sure to stop by Hip Hop Alliance’s 2nd Annual Block Party in Northwoods for some free food and cheap beers.

The concert on thefacebook
the block party on thefacebook

Bling! Documentary Screening & Discussion

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Join Hip Hop Alliance and The United Students Against Sweatshops for a screening of Bling: Consequences and Repercussions a documentary tackling  the issues behind hip hop’s obsession with diamonds and the continued illegal diamond trade in West Africa. Jadakiss, Tego Calderon, Paul Wall and Kanye West travel to Sierra Leone to visit the Kono diamond mines and view the conditions of the miners and witness a nation destroyed by a decade long civil war that took over 100,000 lives and created a population of more than 200,000 amputees.

Thursday, October 29th, 8-10pm, Bolton 282

Hop Hop Alliance Poetry Slam Tuesday 8:30pm

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Lyrical Spitage

As part of Hip Hop Culture Month Hip Hop Alliance is bringing you a series of events this week. First up is the Lyrical Spitage Poetry Slam on Tuesday, October 27th at 8:30 in Falstaff’s. The event will feature some of the “most confident and talented poets at Skidmore College.”