A Pioneer of Poetry
We Funk! is excited to bring innovative Congolese-American trilingual poet Omekongo Dibingo to the Colgate campus on Thursday, March 27, at 7 p.m. in 107 Persson Hall. The famous poet and author of From the Limbs of My Poetree is an educator, activist and spoken word artist, as well as the founder and CEO of Free Your Mind Publishing, with the single aim of building cultural understanding amongst all races. A workshop led by Omekongo will be held in Persson 108 after his performance.
Earthly Sounds Play at Pub
Don’t miss this week’s installment of the Thursday Night Pub Music Series featuring the music styling of Earthman Embassy and Joel Feitz’nger. The show starts at 7:30 pm on March 27 in Donovan’s Pub, and admission is free, as always.
On Friday, March 28, the Colgate Dischords are holding Acappellooza 2008! The a cappella concert will be accompanied by video that suits each song and will take place in Persson 27 starting at 8 p.m. The performance will also include performances by two special guests!
Friday’s Midnight Movie series resumes March 28 with Pirates of the Carribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl at the Hamilton Theater, and tickets cost $3. CAB’s Take Two Movie series also continues in Love Auditorium this week. The Kite Runner will run at 7 p.m. and P.S. I Love You will play at 10 p.m. on Friday night, and the movies switch times when they play again on the following night.
Not the Same Old Song and Dance
Dying for some traditional Mexican music? Colgate’s Institute for Creative and Performing Arts is sponsoring Calpulli Danza Mexicana on Friday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. The show will take place in the Palace Theater and includes dancers and musicians who will bring to life the history and beauty of Mexican music.
Group Gig at the Pub
The Enon concert, featuring the legendary indie rock band and sponsored by SCOPE, will be hosted in Donovan’s Pub on Friday, March 28. The show begins at 8:30 p.m. and is sure to be interesting!
Gals with Gumption
Come celebrate Women’s History Month with Colgate’s Center for Women’s Studies and members of the Tri Delta sorority this Saturday as they read stories discussing the courage of brave women in history at the Colgate Bookstore.
Ode to Old Traditions
As the month of March draws to a close, take a break to enjoy the traditional Bharantanatyam dance recital at the Palace Theater on Saturday, March 29 at 7 p.m. The recital, called Ode to Love’s Arrows, honors the playful nature of Kamadeva, the god of desire from Indian mythology, and includes the South Indian classical dance of Bharatanatyam, which combines dance and story-telling.
Down Fetish Lane
Fetish Lane makes their way to the Barge on Saturday, March 29. Famous for their strong percussion and impressive guitar, the band will take the stage at 8 p.m. and admission is free.
Opera in Hamilton
Hamilton Theater will run Maria Stuarda, a live opera from La Scala, in high definition and with surround sound on Sunday, March 30, at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased by calling 824-8210.
Guitar Gifts: Classical and Jazz On Sunday, March 30, classical guitarist Mark Volker and jazz guitarist Rick Balestra, accompanied by bassist Chris Colabello, grace the Colgate Chapel with their original musical compositions. A reception will be held after the concert.
Local Vocal Talent
Soprano and junior Jillian Kinton is scheduled to liven up the Chapel with her voice recital on Tuesday, April 1. Kinton’s performance begins at 11:30 a.m. and will be followed by refreshments. Pianist Kerry Koen will accompany Kinton as she sings songs the songs of many renowned composers.
Colgate’s Jewish Union is holding a Purim Carnival, including games, prizes, cotton candy and snowcones, on Tuesday, April Fool’s Day! The festivities start at 4 p.m. and last until 6 p.m. in the Coop TV room. In order to raise funds for local food cupboards (distributed by the Colgate Hunger Outreach Program), admission is the purchase of a can of food at the door, and all revenue and cans go to these food cupboards.
Making It Big
Do you sing? Play guitar? Put on a mean sock puppet show? If you’re looking for a chance to show off your talents, head down to the Barge on Wednesday, April 4, for the Barge’s monthly Open Mic Nite. All are welcome to enjoy the spotlight beginning at 7:30 p.m.