Have you ever enjoyed beer? I thought so! Are you interested in wine, mead, cider, kombucha? How about sauerkraut, sourdough, or cheese?
Do you want to start your own culture or pursue hoppiness?
The Middlebury Fermenter’s Guild is having a spring meeting tonight at 9:30pm in the Old Stone Mill. We are a collective of experienced and novice fermenters looking to increase our knowledge and resources with regards to the creation of beer, and the foods of the gods, et al. No experience necessary, but soon you will be drinking the beer that you make yourself! We praise the yeast and drink its children. L’chaim!
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.
Do you like food? Do you like culture? Of course you do – so get excited for Food and Globalization Week! The International Student Organization has teamed up with different academic departments and student groups to bring you a week filled with tons of fun events (hello, gyoza making workshop) and, of course, food. Here’s the full schedule – keep an eye out for Wednesday’s dessert night.
There’s stuff going on every day this week, continue reading for the full schedule including tons of free goodies! FREE FOOD EVERY DAY. If that’s not enough to get you excited, I don’t know what is.
Besides all the food, there are some cool lectures and discussions anyone can attend. Today (Tuesday) there’s a discussion at 4:30 in the RAJ Conference room about globalization and it’s effect on the food we eat. Next Tuesday, also at 4:30, you should stop by Hillcrest to hear UVM Professor Teresa Mares speak about Hispanic farmworkers and Vermont’s dairy farms. Take a look at the schedule below to see everything else that’s going on.
This coming fall, Middlebury will host it’s fifth annual TEDx conference. Those of you who have been to past events know to save the date, and do everything in their power to get tickets, and for those who haven’t been yet, prepare to do the same. Although it seems far off, planning for the event has already begun, and the organizers are looking for more people like you to join in the task force to make this fall yet another fantastic event. The deadline for applications is March 16th and you can apply here. Event organizer Amanda Wiggans ’14.5 writes in:
Want to plan the TEDx event on campus with a bunch of other rad
people? The TEDxMiddlebury Board is now accepting applications for
board members…deadline March 16th. Applications available at the TEDxMiddlebury site.
If you don’t know what TEDx is, read on. If you do and want to get involved, send in an application, and help build what will surely be another memorable event.
Tonight at 10pm in Brooker student-band Icarus and the Wax Wings will be opening for Boston-based duo You Won’t (pictured above). If you haven’t heard of or seen either band before prepare yourself for an incredibly unique music experience. This concert is brought to you by MMU and the Gamut Room in conjunction with Brooker House and promises to be a great time. You Won’t has played several times in the Gamut Room in the past, and since then have had a couple really successful tours. They even opened for The Lumineers for a 40,000 person audience. And now they’re playing in Brooker basement…The Small Concerts Initiative (who organized this musical event) writes in:
You Won’t is the Boston-based duo of Josh Arnoudse and Raky Sastri, fast friends ever since they squared off in a fierce but poorly executed sword-fight in 1999. The two Massachusetts natives collaborated on a litany of non-musical projects prior to forming a band, conspiring to produce a series of little-seen experimental films, guerrilla theater stunts, and duct-taped refrigerators filled with toxic sludge. Following the release of debut LP Skeptic Goodbye on Old Flame Records in February 2012, the pair has toured across the United States, garnering praise from the likes of SPIN and KEXP for their distinctly lyrical, insistently melodic, and thoroughly percussive sound.
I’ve seen You Won’t at least three times now and I promise you won’t regret stopping by Brooker tonight to hear some of their impressive, fun and strangely beautiful music. Also, don’t miss the student opener Icarus and the Wax Wings, “the doomed lovechild” of Nick Rehmus ’15.5, Bjorn Peterson ’15.5, and Will Cuneo ’15. All three of these guys are super talented musicians and great friends which often is the best combination. Bring your dancing shoes and your clapping hands; tonight is going to be fun.
Noah Stone ’15 killing it on the piano (with a great shot of the audience in the background)
Come to the Gamut Room TONIGHT AT 9 PM for another round of open mics and closed crepes. The WOMP will be kicking it into high gear with a set from the sexy stud muffin duo Milk Chocolate (Innocent Tsawmuno ’15 a.k.a. “le Milk” and Mohan Fitzegerald ’14 a.k.a. “le Chocolate”). It’s gunna be a WOMP-alicious time.
Nellie Pierce ’16 kicked it off with “High Five”
Big shout out to everyone who came out to the inaugural WOMP. It was a very special event. Last week, a total of 12 student musicians performed at the open mic to a Gamut Room filled with a loving, supportive audience. Eyal even shed a few tears during Leif’s set. And a special thanks to Paul Gerard ’14 for taking some great photos that we can share with you from last Wednesday! But don’t worry if you missed it– its happening again tonight!
Will Cuneo ’15 serenading the ladies
REMEMBER: This event is open to any and every student who wishes to perform. The open mic portion is by no means limited to music. Any sort of performance, from interpretive dancing to Shakespearean monologues to Stand Up comedy to original poetry, is welcome! There will be some acoustic guitars, a piano, a bass, and maybe a few other instruments for musicians to borrow. Bring your friends and take the stage!
B.O.B is Brainerd Common’s annual food festival, featuring 12 local caterers and two student bands. Everything is absolutely free and there will be local Beer Available to those 21 and over in Crossroads (please bring 2 forms of ID).
. This will hands down be the best commons sponsored event in the spring, so don’t miss it!
Date: Saturday March 1st Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Place: McCullough Social Space What: Free local food and music!
Middlebrow Improv Comedy and the Otter Nonsense Playerswill be holding auditions all this week, and both groups are eager to see the hilarity that’s out there amongst the student body. Here’s the schedule:
Middlebrow: Monday OR Tuesday, 4:30, Axinn 219
Otters: Wednesday OR Thursday, 4:30, Gifford Annex
It is important to note that you need only go to one day for either group. So you could do Brow Monday and Otters Thursday, par examplé. It’s also important to note that NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY; in fact, most current members of the two improv groups had never done improv comedy, or ever even made somebody laugh, before getting to Middlebury. So please, come, it’s a lot of fun.
Today at 4pm, the Men’s Hockey Team (10-10-3) will take on Hamilton (5-14-3) in their final regular season game. The Panther’s have picked up a little momentum in the NESCAC recently, defeating Amherst yesterday 3-2 and securing home field advantage for NECSCAC quarterfinal match.
Come out and cheer on the seniors!
Panther fanatic Ben Custer ’14.5 writes in: “Today is the kind of day when you wake up and thank God you are a hockey fan. Get ready ‘cuz here we come.”
Winter Carnival might be coming to an end, but The Otter Nonsense Players are just getting started! Come to McCollough tonight at 10pm and get your laugh on with these improvinators to kick off the spring semester with a bang!
Check out the show’ promo video, special thanks to Steve Zattarain ’15.
Date: Tonight 2/23 Place: McCollough Social Space Time: 10pm