Posts Tagged ‘free’
There’s a new student group in town, and its name is Hi-Fi Snock Uptown. While that name is still an enigma to us, the group promises awesome music and (vegan!) stew, which you can experience for yourself at their first event this Friday, February 28th at 9 p.m. in 501 Dodge.
The group already has its own ~super kool~ website running as well. Kevin Roark, one of the creators of Hi-Fi Snock Uptown, greets you on the homepage via an audio recording: “Hi, I’m Kevin Roark. I started this website for one reason and one reason only: Free. Fun. Music.” In slightly more official terms, their mission is described as “aiming to bring together musicians and artists every few weeks to foster a greater sense of artistic community on campus.” Both versions sound good to us!
More importantly, the bands playing at the first event this weekend are all familiar faces in the Columbia music world, and ones that Spectator has covered a couple times before. Here’s a quick round up of who’s featured at the event and what you can expect to hear:
Jack and Eliza: this newly-formed freshman duo (although Jack goes to NYU) recently opened at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Lovers of She & Him, rejoice—even they consider their indie-pop music to be “nostalgic.”
When people hear the word “exhibit,” the first word that comes to mind is most likely “museum.” Museums can be time-consuming, though—not to mention really crowded on the weekends. Thankfully, exhibits aren’t limited to museums and can be found in all kinds of places, from galleries to libraries to individual stores. Plus, these are more likely to be FREE! Here are just some of what the city has to offer outside your typical museum:
First up is my personal favorite and perhaps the most unusual: The Evolution Store in SoHo. If you go up to the second floor, there’s a huge museum-quality collection of a variety of taxidermied animals, not to mention artifacts from early humans and, oh yeah, a real human skeleton or two. It’s all incredibly fascinating, albeit a little creepy for those of us who are squeamish.
In our usual spirit of service, we present to you the best of Craigslist in Morningside/the Upper West Side.
Disclaimer: We take no responsibility for the strange people you may meet by answering these postings and do not guarantee that these items are still for sale on Craigslist.
Recently ordered the catfish at Smoke Jazz Club? Then you’re just the catch for this guy
Are you bearded, eat at Mill Korean, and looking for a date? A plus if you enjoy giving “awkward looks”
Looking for Justin, a long-lost laundry buddy
Since we’ve officially Halloweened, it is perfectly acceptable, officially, to enjoy the holiday spirit! Break out the Christmas music, sugary holiday foods, and procrastinate on your homework so you can start shopping for gifts! Another lovely tradition of the holiday season is ice skating. Luckily for us, some new company is celebrating a product launch and is graciously/self-promotingly taken over the Bryant Park skating rink and is providing free ice skate rentals, hot chocolate, and bag check from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. So go out there and procrastinate on those late midterms!
You, buzzed via free wine via Hillel via hillelatcb on Twitter. RT! RT!
Social media is the gift that just keeps giving! CUArts just launched a new giveaway of three VIP passes to next week’s Central Park SummerStage standup performance of “The Daily Show” and Friends, featuring comedians Lewis Black, Rob Riggle, John Oliver, and Rory Albanese.
All you have to do is tweet @CUArts with your name, your school and year, and a link to a video of “one of your favorite Daily Show moments” (a host can be found on “The Daily Show“‘s website) before the contest ends on July 15. More information over at the CUArts blog.
While the rest of Columbians are holed away in Butler preparing for the week, the select few slackers among us are out looking for one last weekend hurrah. And because you are slackers, we know you don’t have any money. So, without further ado, our Sunday evening free city event picks. More »
In this week’s installment of “Getting the Most for Your Tuition,” Dino Grandoni checks out free Lunchtime Concerts.
Yesterday, while most of Columbia was enjoying the newly untarped lawns outside in the sun, I took in a little afternoon delight (no, not that kind) in the form of one of Miller Theatre’s Lunchtime Concerts. More »