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Weekend Distractions CXXXX

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017


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


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

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

6:30 – Super Bowl LI

Missing something? Let us know in the replies!


Thursday, April 18th, 2013


Sup clowns. What are you doing this Saturday? If you answered anything other than “going to Earth Day,” then you’re a bigger clown than I thought.

Every year, WSPN and EAC put together a concert with a whole bunch of bands. It has rained every year since Earth Day 2010. Hopefully it won’t this weekend.

Here’s the list of AWESOME bands:

There’s also going to be A 75-FOOT SLIP AND SLIDE! A ROCK CLIMBING WALL! A BEER GARDEN (“Biergarten” if you must)! A PETTING ZOO!


AND IT’S ON 4/20.

You high jackasses are going to fucking love this shit. I mean, A FUCKING PETTING ZOO. ON 4/20. WHAT A BAD IDEA.

Saturday April 20, 12pm @ South Green*

*Falstaff’s in case of rain.
(via Facebook)

Pulse Final Show

Thursday, April 11th, 2013


The clinkers and clankers of Pulse will be performing their final show of the semester this Saturday. This will also be the final show the last performance for 6 graduating seniors: Dan Fisher, Alex Brodsky, Connor High, Duke Yun, Laura Naparstek, and Ashley Belle.

Lest you think you won’t be able to make Dirty Projectors, FEAR NOT, because the show starts at 8, which is when the doors for the Big Show OPEN. There will be little to no conflict.

Saturday April 13, 8pm @ Filene

(via Facebook)

Camper & Trophy Wives @ Putnam Den

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

DO YOU SMELL WHAT THE ROCK IS COOKIN’? Paella. He’s cooking paella.

Big weekend for music. On Friday, the brave, hardworking lads of Camper and Trophy Wives will be playing at Putnam Den, a fun little prelude to Dirty Projectors on Saturday.

The show is FREE, but it’s $7 if you’re a jabroni/under 21.

Friday April 12, 10pm @ Putnam Den

(via Facebook)

Hunger Benefit Concert @ Falstaff’s

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Looks good!

Turns out there’s a lot of music happening this weekend.

At Falstaff’s on Saturday, some new club called Feel Good will be holding a benefit concert, featuring:

According to the email one of the organizers sent me, Feel Good is “all about ending world hunger sustainably by making and selling gourmet grilled cheese (made with locally donated ingredients), and selling them to raise money for THE HUNGER PROJECT.”

I’m unclear on the logistics of ending world hunger by feeding fat, disgusting Americans grilled cheese sandwiches, but grilled cheese, huh? Not complaining.

Suggested donation is $2-4.

Friday April 5, 9pm @ Falstaff’s

(via Facebook)

Behemoth Music Festival @ Putnam Den

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

My, what an illegible font

This Friday, Putnam Den is hosting a whole bunch of bands for something called Behemoth Music Festival. Should be fun. Here’s the full list of acts:

Most of these bands are tolerable to great (including one I absolutely despise, guess which one), but you should honestly just go for Total Slacker, featuring the awesome Zoe Brecher ’12 on drums. They’re the shit and they’re about to make it big. Go for Los Elk too, if you’re not sick of them yet (just kidding, boys! Love the new album).

Tickets are $10 for the 21 and uppers and $15 for the poor souls who can’t drink yet.

Friday April 5, 8:30pm @ Putnam Den

(via Facebook)

Jazzy Brian Blade Fellowship @ Zankel

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

This Friday, jazz drummer and composer Brian Blade’s Fellowship Band will perform at Zankel.

Formed in 1998, Blade’s band features a rotating cast of jazz luminaries, such as Jon Cowherd (piano), Christopher Thomas (bass), Melvin Butler (tenor sax), Myron Walden (alto sax), and Blade himself (drums) He has recorded with musicians ranging from Joni Mitchell, to Herbie Hancock, to Bob Dylan, and he’s arguably one of the finest jazz drummers currently working today. Definitely worth checking out.

Tickets are free for Skidmore students and  children, $8 for adults, and $5 for seniors and members of the Skidmore community.

Friday March 22, 8pm @ Zankel

(via Zankel)

Beats for Beets

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

You and two fairy friends at Falstaff’s this Thursday? Maybe!

Every year, Lively Lucy’s and EAC organize a fun concert in Falstaff’s to raise money for the Skidmore Garden. They get a bunch of bands and food and it turns into a regular hippie jam fest. Never ever saw the Northern Lights, huh guys?!

Snacks will be provided by Chipotle and Bread Basket (what, no Five Guys?), and the bands will include:

This year, if you donate over $3, you’ll be automatically entered into a raffle to win free stuff from local business like Plum Dandy, Uncommon Grounds, Chipotle, and (apparently) MORE TO COME!

Also, the people on the Facebook page are DESTROYING the produce pun game. Here are a few more:

  • Rave for Rabe
  • Mosh for Squash
  • Shrieks for Leeks
  • Tangos for Mangos
  • Half-Chubs for Shrubs
  • Get Low for Tomatillos
  • Boogala for Arugula
  • Golden Showers for Cauliflowers
  • Twerk for Gherk(ins)


Thursday March 21, 7pm @ Falstaff’s

(via Facebook)

Argentinean Jew Simja Dujov @ Falstaff’s

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

In the absence of news about the lockdown, life goes on.

Tomorrow, Argentinean Jewish musician Simja Dujov will be performing at Falstaff’s. Apparently, he’s traveling all the way from Buenos Aires. Here’s the Skid Prop:

His music is a blend of Latin Cumbia, Balkan chords, Gyspy Surf and Klezmer. Heavily influenced by Gogol Bordello and Balkan Beat Box, his music is a teleportation machine that will inject energy and cheerfullness to next Wednesday night, when he will perform at Falstaffs.

This event is cosponsored by Hillel and Raices, marking the greatest collaboration between Jews and Latinos since Mike Bloomberg’s last attempt to speak Spanish.

Wednesday March 6, 8pm @ Falstaff’s 

(via Facebook)

Get Ready for a Weekend of Cool Music (and Stephen Yell)

Thursday, February 21st, 2013
Los Elk at a recent performance

A recent Los Elk performance

There’s so much live music happening this weekend, it’s basically a joke. Let’s go through this list one by one:

Friday, February 22

  • HAP & Los Elk: You may remember HAP from last semester’s semi-secret boner show in the basement of Clinton Street. Half of the people in the band don’t even go here, so you won’t want to miss this. They’re also playing with Los Elk, and everyone knows them because they’re great live and they’re all cute Jewish boys (I think? May need to get Skidmore Unofficial’s fact checker/unpaid intern on that). 8pm @ Falstaff’s 
  • Late City Nights: Branchez & Tony QuattroBleepy-bloop music from New York, along with a collection of Capital Region DJs spinning all night. Maybe you’ll do the Harlem Shake or something (DON’T).  9:30pm @ Putnam Den

Saturday, February 23

Let it be known that this weekend, Stephen Yell will be playing drums three times in 1/4 of the bands listed. What CAN’T that young man do?