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Okay, I’ll admit, it’s pretty easy to fall into the not-so-tempting temptation of spending this entire weekend in a library/your room/your study space of choice. We all have a lot of things to do. But for a lot of us, this is the last real weekend we have in NYC before the summer—and whether you’ll be on Long Island, in Seattle, or all the way in Shanghai, you’ll probably miss the never-ending list of fun things to do in New York.
With that in mind, here’s our last Weekend issue of the semester. Weekend Editor Charlotte Murtishaw tells us about the Ideas City festival, where there are events, panels, and StreetFest—a unique kind of street fair downtown.
Get ready, everybody, because this weekend is the weekend for campus events.
Columbia Ballet Collaborative Spring Performances
Featuring professional and student choreography and dancers (including students who are former professional dancers), CBC’s spring performances will bring ballet to Miller Theatre on May 4 at 8 p.m. and May 5 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $10 with a CUID and can be bought online or at the box office.
The 119th Annual Varsity Show
One of Columbia’s oldest traditions, this year’s student-directed, acted, scored, written, and choreographed Varsity Show will make you feel part of a tradition—and probably make you laugh. (In case you missed it, meet the cast and Creative Team behind V119.) More »
As the year winds down, A&E would like to introduce a weekly Spectrum series. We’ve compiled our Weekend Nugget, where you can get our recommendations and reviews for how to make the most of a weekend in the city—in a quick, digestible form.
Art editor Sarah Roth lets ’90s kids relive (arguably) some of the best years–the late ’80s and early ’90s—through the “I You We” exhibit at the Whitney Art Museum.
In the spirit of “I You We,” Brendan Donley tells us the best ways to unwind before finals, whether you want to be alone, to people-watch, or to spend time with a friend.
It’s also an exciting weekend for live performances. “Pippin” returns to Broadway, and Rebecca Pottash says it’s worth the trip. If you’re more of an opera lover, check out Spectator opera critic Chris Browner’s review of “Giulio Cesare in Egitto.” Plus, film fans can now see the adaptation of “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” at Lincoln Plaza Cinema.
Lastly, two of our columns are wrapping up for the semester. David Ecker tells us why Twitter’s new #Music project is a bad idea, and Stefan and Chris are back for the very last installment of “Drunken Spectator.”
Flummoxed by the volume of new releases (music, merch, or otherwise) coming today for Record Store Day? We asked the campus’ most tasteful people with ears (the WBAR staff) to sift the wheat from the chaff for us. See their picks below. Italics are our comments.
Grace McCreight, General Manager:
*Black Milk, “Synth or Soul”— vinyl-only, RSD exclusive
Sample here. A-sides and B-sides split between synth- and soul-inflected beats by this hip-hop producer.
*Billy Bragg, “No One Knows Nothing Anymore/ Song of the Iceberg 7″ (duh)
Famed rocker/punker/folkster/liberal/presumed lover
Madeline Steinberg, College Rock Director:
*Ty Segall, “Ty Rex 2 – 7″
One of the most acclaimed recent artists; he was cool enough for Pitchfork to love him, but also cool enough that all the other music critics still loved him anyway. Below: Segall being the life of the party in the video for “Goodbye Bread.”
If you’re looking for a colorful, exciting dance performance, look no further than this weekend’s Flamenco Festival, right here in New York.
Spectator photographers captured dynamic images that highlight the thrilling, vivid experience of watching this dance style rooted in Iberian culture.
Watch the slideshow above for more, and be sure to take a look at Dance Editor Gretchen Schmid’s full article on the festival in today’s Weekend issue.
Spectator interviewed comedian-actor Tom Green, who will perform standup at comedy nightclub Caroline’s on Broadway Jan. 26 to 29 as part of his world comedy tour. Read more about Green in the Weekend issue. Here’s an excerpt from the end of the interview.
Lesley Thulin: Do you ever get nervous before you perform?
Tom Green: Oh yeah. I always get nervous before I go onstage and in fact I’m always nervous generally, in life. I’m full of anxiety all the time. I’m always flippin’ out about things and worrying about things and stressed out about stuff, and that kinda makes me who I am. And that’s why I like being a comedian because it gives me a chance to get up on stage and talk about all these things that stress me out. Before I go onstage I get definite strong sense of nerves and that’s really a big part of what makes standup fun. It’s the rush you get from releasing that nervous energy in front of a crowd. I think if you ever don’t get nervous before you go onstage, that’s usually not gonna be a good show. You got the nervous energy and the adrenaline. It focuses you and it helps you focus on everything that you’re gonna say and what it is you’re trying to accomplish. It gives you energy. It’s there for a reason.
LT: What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done onstage?
TG: Hmm. I do a lot of crazy stuff. It’s almost impossible to say. You have to come down to the shows this week at Caroline’s and make that determination for yourself because it’s just A LOT of craziness going on.
TGIT! Time to actually chill after the stress of shopping for courses. For this week’s “Thursday Pregame Playlist,” we sat down with WBAR’s RPM Music Director Natalie Robehmed, CC ’13. Playlist after the jump.
Finding gifts for everyone on your list can be the worst part of finals week. This Weekend issue helps you wrap your holiday-buying right up.
Order your type-A roomie a Pro/Con Journal from Knock Knock—so she can put both your lives in order. Or feed into your parents love for bragging with a flamboyant CU bumper sticker “that effectively shouts, ‘My kid is smarter than yours! (And more stressed out).’” We can all attest to that letter sentiment, at least.
And while the prices at Gaga’s Workshop are just as gaga as she is, the trip to Barneys might be worth it just to see a room-sized spider topped with her head.
Or indulge in some good old procrastination—a platter of burnt ends from RUB BBQ isn’t a bad place to start (you’ll have to roll back to your dorm room afterward).
For more (festive) ways to avoid finals studying, pick up a hard copy—with a beautiful color front page—or click here.
In celebration of the last day of classes on Monday, here’s our weekend events round-up with campus activities that promise to provide a solid study break. If you’d like to suggest an event, please send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, December 8
Ubu The King
8 p.m. (also on Friday, December 9 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, December 10 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.)
$5 with CUID, $10 non-CUID
Prep for the last week of classes and then (it can’t be yet!) finals with some good old R&R (and no, we don’t mean Ranting&Raving).
Eat: “Two specialized eateries make for one spicy meatbrawl.” ‘Nuff said.
Gaze: The Brooklyn Museum isn’t hiding behind anything in “HIDE/SEEK: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture.” This pioneering exhibit explores sexual identity and outlooks on homosexuality in American culture. Bonus points to anyone who can figure out if the guy at the exhibit’s entrance has an innie or an outie.
Listen: Let’s face it, most of you won’t be making it anywhere near the 1 this weekend. So take find distraction closer to home by looking up new synthpop band Dreamshow. “Restless Nights” columnist Kemble Walker interviews singer-songwriter Constantine Anastasakis and bass player Daniel Fishkin in this week’s lead story, “Bringing the dream back to pop music.”
For more things worth dreaming about this weekend, click here or pick up a hard copy of the Spec at any newsstand around campus.