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We Bought a Zoo! Student Music Tonight!

From Womp to Alpenglow, we’ve certainly had a semester packed with great student music. Prepare to be wowed, as Middlebury’s favorite folk septet, Iron Eyes Cody is back again, bring us live music. This time they will be joined by bands Mount Philo, Newt Gingrich and the GOP Allstars, & Drums on Fire.  The theme of the show Halloween; costumes are encouraged. The show will be at 8:30 PM, tonight night in the Hepburn Zoo!

Get Stoked!!!!

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What: Live Music!
Date: Thursday, 10/30
Time: 8:30 PM
Place: Hepburn Zoo
Cost: Free!

Flesh Memory I Art and Performance I M Gallery

FleshMemoryThe M gallery is doing a great job this year. The latest student piece is work and performance by Sarah Briggs and Doug LeCours called Flesh Memory. Doug and Sarah write of their work: 

Flesh Memory is an investigation of the histories imbedded in our bodies through painting, dance, photography, and soundscape. Through this work we have explored the possible representations of physical experience. How do layers of clothing, language, technology, and skin hide and reveal these histories? Is it possible to collapse three-dimensional experience onto a two-dimensional plane, or to portray it through movement, language, or sound? Where do we begin and end? In “Flesh Memory” the body is not only the subject but also the artist. The work is a product of physical agency that starts with self-awareness and extends into observation and experience.

*Note this exhibit includes a performance

Where: M Gallery | The Old Stone Mill | #3 Mill Street | Middlebury, VT 05753
When: 7:30-9
Cost: Freeee

Grace Brown of Project Unbreakable

One of many photograph compilations by Grace Brown

One of many photograph compilations by Grace Brown

Last week’s It Happens Here was undoubtedly one of the most powerful events of the year. If you were moved by these stories, you should not miss tonight’s speaker: Grace Brown of Project Unbreakable.

Grace Brown, creator of Project Unbreakable, photographs survivors of sexual assault holding a poster with a quote from their attacker. In 2012, TIME magazine named her project one of the “30 Must-See Tumblr Blogs” and since then she has appeared on the Melissa Harris-Perry show and been interviewed by the Guardian. Grace will speak about the history of how her project came to be, share stories behind some of her images, and reflect upon creating sexual assault awareness.

If anything, be sure to check out Grace’s photos here!

WHERE: Dana Auditorium
WHEN: Tonight, April 29 @ 7-8:30 pm
COST: free

TONIGHT: Midd Masti Performance in McCullough

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Tonight at 9:30, Middlebury’s Bollywood Dance Group Midd Mastiwill be performing in McCullough.  This year’s performance features the classic Bollywood love story Khabi Khushi Khabi Gham.  Keep the good vibes rolling after the Rowdy Roast, and get to McCullough early, as Midd Masti typically attracts more people than they can seat.  Nikita Arora writes in:

Come see a Bollywood movie come to life at Midd Masti’s Annual
Performance: Khabi Khushi Khabi Gham!!! This Saturday Middlebury’s
Bollywood dance group, Midd Masti, will showcase dance forms from
around the world including Bhangra, Mauritian Sega and Belly Dancing
to the backdrop of a good old fashioned Bollywood love story. The show
is from 9:30-10:30 in the Mccullough Social Space and ADMISSION IS
FREE! Its first come first serve and last year we had to turn people
away so get there on time!!!

When: Tonight, Saturday April 27, 9:30 PM
Where: McCullough Social Space
Cost: Free

The Rowdy Roast is Here

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The Rowdy Roast is upon us, the weather is amazing, and the pig is about to go in the roaster.

PIG ROAST: carving at 1:30pm + salads and sides + brownies

BANDS: starting at 2:30pm. Kapital Flows, Thank God for Mississippi, Nest of Rebels, [newly added] the Nummelin-Carlbergs

FUN: all afternoon. lawn games and beverages.

Where? Meeker Lawn

UPDATE! The pig will be roasting literally all night! Stop by Meeker House to check it out. Check back in a couple hours, we’ll post a pic when they get started!

UPDATE 2: Here’s what a roaster roasting a pig looks like, at 1am:

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thanks to the groups collaborating on this: Spontaneous Productions at Meeker House, Porter House Rules, Intentional Living at Munford House, Brooker House, MMC, Southern Society, Sustainable Living Club

TONIGHT: Polar Bearing with MMC!

The Middlebury Mountain Club wants YOU to take a break from the books and go POLAR BEARINGtonight! It’s a guaranteed fun time (and also guaranteed to give you more of a wake up from that mid-study-sesh energy slump than any caffeinated beverage you could purchase in Wilson Café).

Feel like taking the plunge? Meet at ADK at 10 pm. Bring warm clothes. There is only room for the first 12 people who show up, so don’t be late. 

Where: ADK

When: 10 pm

Why: why not?

*you will not actually be swimming with polar bears.

TONIGHT: Gasland Screening

What: “Gasland film” screening (see trailer below)
When: Tonight, 7pm
Where: BiHall 220


Hanna Mahon ’14
writes in:

As students, faculty, and community members are joining forces to stop the building of a Middlebury College-approved fracked gas pipeline that would extend through Addison County, it is important for all of us to understand the effects said pipeline would have on our community. We will be screening the film Gasland tonight in Bihall 220. The ‘About the Film’ portion of the film states the following:

“The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a “Saudi Arabia of natural gas” just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called GASLAND. Part verite travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown.”

More information about the fight against the Middlebury-backed pipeline at www.stopthevermontgaspipeline.org.

Sign the petition at: go/pipeup

 

Blackbird Release Party

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Middlebury’s literary arts magazine, Blackbird, will launch their Spring 2013 edition tonight at the Gamut Room! All are welcome to come enjoy readings from the new issue, free food, live jazz piano performed by the Mamajama’s Alyssa Dillon ’15and an open mic for anyone interested in sharing poetry, fiction, or non-fiction of any kind. Featured student writers sharing readings tonight include: Claire Sibley ’13, David Seamans ’13, Aneleisa Gladding-Hinton ’16, Emily Dalton ’14, Amelia Linsky ’13, Kristy Joe ’14, Jack George ’16, Meredith Messier ’15, Leah Fessler ’15, Elli Itin ’16, and Shannon Gair ’13. Editor Pierce Brown ’15 promises a chill way to start the weekend!

WHERE: Gamut Room
WHEN: 9-11pm
COST: Free

 

Penultimate Thursday at Suite BCG

flyer10.1It’s Thursday, and you know what that (sometimes) means… Atwater Suite BCG is back in action. For their penultimate Thursday event, BCG will be mixing it up with a “Chef Showcase,” aka free, good food, far exceeding the usual kettle corn/boxed wine combo (which we still enjoy). Suite mate Daniel Lee ’13 writes in:

6 Student chefs will cook up a 5 course sampler for the first 50
students to arrive at the BCG at 9:00pm. Chefs will provide
explanations for their creations to show that cooking is a thoughtful
art form, while also supporting the thoughtful food practices with the
usage of only local ingredients.

The Blue Laws will be playing an acoustic set during the chef
showcase, and will conclude the night with a concert that begins at
10:00pm. If you aren’t one of the first 50 to the chef showcase, come
to socialize at the suite and appreciate the visual artists on display
at 10:00pm.
Supported by the ICC.

WHERE: Atwater Suite BCG
WHEN: Tonight, April 25 @ 9pm-late. COME EARLY if you want food.
COST: Free

 

Sounds, Alterations: Delicacy and Prejudices

photo-29Nick Smaller ’14, Cagan Koc ’13, and Joel Feier ’13 are presenting their independent project, a “performative sound art installation,” tomorrow night in the Mill. It’s titled “Sounds, Alterations: Delicacy and Prejudices,” and it’s meant to be a live continuous performance. Smaller and Feier made the sounds and Koc is behind the live visuals. It promises to be awesome. Here is when you can walk through it:

thursday . . – . . 8pm to 11pm
friday – - – - – . 10pm to 1am
saturday . . – . . 10pm to 1am

Place: The Mill