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Weekend Distractions CXX

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

6:00pm- “I am not ‘Mutilated'”: Speaking Out Against Anti-Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Campaigns @ Davis
7:00pm- Sheldon Answers: Are American Youth Apathetic? @ Filene Recital Hall
7:00pm- 59 Seconds Video Festival @ Tang Teaching Museum
8:00pm- The Happening @ Falstaffs

6:00pm- Allie Chipkin’s Senior Songwriting Performance @ Wilson Chapel
7:00pm- Rithmos presents: ‘Twas the Night Before Fun Day… Disney Princesses and Beyoncé @ Dance Theater
8:00pm- Tang Party @ Tang Teaching Museum
9:00pm- Skidomedy Presents: A Fireside Chat @ Gannett
9:30pm- Souled Out: Lift Every Voice Final Show @ Filene Recital Hall
10:00pm- Dynamics Spring Jam @ Filene Recital Hall

12:00pm- Fun Day @ South Park Green
10:00pm- UJIMA Fun Day After Party @ Falstaffs

6:00pm- Climbing Poetree Hip Hop & Spoken Word Performance @ Case Green

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Poet Andrea Gibson Performing @ Spa, 7pm

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Andrea Gibson is an award-winning poet and activist who has focused her work on debunking gender roles, promoting LGBTQ empowerment, and discussing class privilege, as well as many more vitally significant and underrepresented social justice-related topics. She’s a force, and as her bio reads, she’s “not gentle with her truths.” She’s the first winner of the Women’s World Poetry Slam, an all female slam poetry competition that debuted in 2008. She has toured the world, recorded an album, and is going to be here, at Case Center, today at 7pm to slam poems at you. She’ll also be at Emerson Auditorium from 3-4pm giving a workshop on social justice and spoken word poetry.

Oh, and because mexican food and poetry go hand in hand, Chipotle will be catering the event in Case. Be there.

Spoken Word Performance @ Tang

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013


On Friday, the Tang will host “Slam: A Night of Spoken Word and Music,” featuring poet Buddy Wakefield and hip hop group The Universe Project, along with performances by students Kali Block-Steele ’13, Seth Johnstone ’14, and Luke Conley ’14.

Here’s the Prop on it:

Buddy Wakefield is an internationally acclaimed spoken word artist. He is a two-time Individual World Poetry Slam Champion featured on NPR, the BBC, HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and most recently TEDtalks. He has performed at hundreds of venues and currently tours full time. Wakefield is known for delivering raw, rounded, high vibration performances of humor and heart.
 If you put Atmosphere, Radiohead, and Shlohmo in a blender, you might get something that sounds like The Universe Project. Or was it Childish Gambino, Bon Iver and Flying Lotus? The production of Brooklyn-based trio ranges from trap to folk, topped with laid back raps and beautiful harmonies.

Last year, the Tang hosted a similar event and the turnout was reportedly pretty sick, so check it out.

Friday March 1, 7:30pm @ Tang