Wonnacott Commons Council will be hosting this year’s “Midd’s Got Talent” this Saturday. Sign up at go/MiddTalent and read on for more detes:
UPDATE: We have a drumset and a fancy board set up. If you are in a band and want to play this would be a good time to come.
Don’t forget to come to the Gamut Room tonight at 9pm for another night of open mic performances and delicious food. If you haven’t heard by now, the WOMP packs some serious heat. Last week, in addition to the sultry sounds of Milk Chocolate, over 18 performers stepped up to the mic to share their talents. So make sure you stop by, eat a crepe and check out some live music, stand up comedy, spoken word and more!
This week features a performance by the mythological rock gods Icarus and the Wax Wings.
Be prepared for special guests.
Also shout out to Maxim Eingorn ’14 - its his 22nd birthday.
Date: Tonight, 3/5
Time: 9 PM
Place: Gamut Room
Applications for the Old Stone Mill are due wednesday night!
Located above the Storm Cafe in town, The OSM and Annex are spaces for student creators, entrepreneurs and artists of all kinds.
OSM organizers write in:
Have an idea for a creative project but don’t have a physical space to
make it happen? Consider applying to be a tenant at the Old Stone
Mill, a student-run space dedicated to fostering creators,
entrepreneurs, and artists of all kinds in the Middlebury community.
Past projects have included woodworking, iPad app design, meditation,
beer brewing, and music recording; what would you add to the list?
Students of all years are encouraged to apply by this Wednesday,
February 26th. Visit go/osm for more information!
The premise is simple. We give you space, you do what you want. All we ask is that your project be non-academic and self designed.
As a member of the Fermenter’s guild The Old Stone Mill has provided us with a space to have regular workshops. Alpenglow would practice there regularly and so I know there is a huge space open now that they are gone. I’d suggest that if you are a student who feels they need a private space kind of off campus next to the river to think and brainstorm and create whatever you want you should apply.
This Friday and Saturday at 8 PM (with a 3 PM matinee Saturday) the Dance Company of Middlebury will be performing their new piece “The Meaning of the Masks” in the CFA. Under the direction of the much beloved Prof. Christal Brown, the performance will feature a wide array of styles, from Japanese Butoh, Trinidad and Tobago(an?) carnival dance, and modern choreography. Some of your friends who may be performing are: Hai Do ’14, Amy Donahue ’13.5, Cameron McKinney ’14, Jill Moshman ’14, Rachel Nuñez ’14, Isabella Tudisco-Sadacca 13.5, and Chelsea Chuyou Wang ’16. See after the jump for more detes, and add this to your list of things to do over carnival weekend.
One of the few perks of being a senior is that the Senior Committee puts on a big ‘ol party for us when we have 200 and 100 days left until graduation. Maybe also at 50 and 25, we’ll see. To counter the depression caused by the prospect of impending doom / real life, seniors take full advantage of three free drinks and the pleasure that comes along with being exclusive.
The 200 days party which happened approximately 100 days ago was quite an event. The party featured live music from The Milk Chocolate Project, made up of Mohan Fitzgerald ’14, Innocent Tswamuno ’15, Tito Son ’14.5, and Max Eingorn ’14. They’ll be back tonight featuring Caroline Joyner ’15. After the music with instruments, there will be a DJ from Top Hat Entertainment. We’ll see how they compare to the tunes from Mariam Khan ’16 who DJed at the 200 days party.
David Cannistra, General Manager of Retail Food Operations, had this to say:
Having done almost a dozen of these events, it seemed to be the most well attended and people seemed to enjoy the night. We had no major problems with alcohol with any students and it just seemed like it was a good crowd for this one.
To stick with the whole numbers thing, here’s a recap of the event “by the numbers”:
Estimated number of attendees: 500
Estimated total budget for the event: $15,000
Kegs of Switchback consumed: 3
Kegs of Woodchuck hard cider consumed: 2
Bottles of wine/champagne consumed: 84
Average number of drinks consumed per person (12 oz beers, 5 oz wines, 500 people): 2.44
Number of drinks allowed per person in venue: 3
Average drinks consumed before arrival: 6.7
People sent to the hospital from slipping on the floor: 3 (one injured knee, five stitches to someone’s chin, one broken arm)
People who slipped and fell: everyone
Platters of popcorn chicken, pizza sticks, and sweet potato fries consumed: 26
Green mountain security staff present: 9
Middlebury retail foods staff present: 12
For details on tonight’s party, read after the jump. No beer on the dancefloor.
Tonight is the night (the only night) to get a radio show on WRMC 91.1 FM Middlebury College Radio. The semesterly WRMC DJ sign-up meeting is upon us. To get a radio show, you must attend the meeting, whether you’ve had a show in the past or not. (WRMC notes that if you absolutely can’t make it, you can email email@example.com to make a special arrangement).
Below, check out a listenable version of the playlist on the poster.
Date: Thursday, Feb 13th
Time: 9 PM
Place: McCullough Social Space
Tonight in the Brooker Basement, Middlebury College’s longest active rock ‘n’ roll band Thank God for Mississippi will play their final concert. This is a show that you don’t wanna miss.
Mike Gadomski ’13.5 wrote in to Middbeat: “Two years ago, during J-term 2012, Thank God played its first show in the Brooker basement. It was rowdy. It was sloppy. It was rock ‘n’ roll. Let’s see if we can’t do it one more time.”
Here’s the link to the event on Facebook.
Bring your dancing shoes. This one’s gunna get out of control.
As with most posts that I write, this one is about something I am very excited about. My favorite band, Dr. Dog is playing tonight at Higher Ground in Burlington. There may or may not still be tickets left, check for yourself. Doors open at 7 and the opening band Saint Rich begins at 7:30.
If you’ve never heard of this fantastic band, here’s two videos to get you started.
Some of the old stuff (cover of an Architecture In Helsinki song):
And some of the new stuff, of their brand new album “B-Room”
If you’re looking for a ride or have room in your car, post in the comments section below!
While classes are still being held, today is a national holiday celebrating one of our country’s most revered heroes: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It’s campus tradition to host a celebratory service of music, dance and speech honoring King’s continuous impact and inspiration. While, sadly, the legendary Dr. Francois Clemmons won’t be performing alongside his MLK J-term choir chalk full of burly male athletes for the first time in nearly 25 years, tonight’s service will feature Middlebury College a cappella groups, student orators, and dancers from the Move2Change J-term class, all performing tributes to the Civil Rights leader’s legacy. Upbeat and uplifting, this event is always a good time.
Date: Tonight, 1/20
Time: 7-8:15 PM
Place: Mead Chapel
Kate Bauman ’16 writes in to tell us:
“Middlebury Dance Marathon 3.0 is TODAY, January 18th in
McCullough! The Dance Marathon is a 10 hour event that invites
Middlebury students and community members to raise money and awareness
for the Vermont Children’s Hospital in Burlington. This year we have
performances by Riddim, the Mamajamas, the Mischords, Thank God for
Mississippi, Swing Club, and student DJs! There will also be free food
all night long! The event will be tons of fun and is a great way for
Middlebury to reach out to the community. More information and
registration can be found at our website go/partywithapurpose. First
100 to register get a free tshirt! Come on the 18th to dance for those
Could be really fun, could be really weird. Let us know.
Date: Today, 1/18
Time: 4:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Place: McCullough Social Space
Cost: $10 donation to Vermont Children’s Hospital suggested