Campus is just bursting with arts events this weekend–especially those aimed at the cheapskates among us! Splurge on a box of chocolates and take your Valentine to one of these gems:
- As we mentioned in last week’s post, Terrace has released its spring 2011 band lineup, which starts tonight with performances from Swift Technique and Mark Nagy 11’s Starchild. Free with PUID.
- If free (!) theater’s more your scene, start off your evening with an open dress rehearsal of Caryl Churchill’s The Skriker, directed by Molly Silberberg ’11 and featuring NuShelle de Silva ’11 and Bethy Atkins ’11. The show officially opens on Friday night, but come tonight for a sneak peak! Free Thursday production at 8pm in Matthews Acting Studio at 185 Nassau St; regular performances are Friday and Saturday at 8pm. Student tickets $10, student events eligible. The show will also run next weekend.
Looking to drown your romantic sorrows in some killer fondue? Hit up MLIFailedLove at the University Art Museum tonight, from 7-9pm. It’s a free evening of performances, poetry, and art-browsing with like-minded souls…with cheesecake, tarts, and other goodies to seal the deal (plus it’s just a stone’s throw away from free cookies at Murray Dodge–because who says the Thursday before Valentine’s can’t be an epic dessert crawl?)
- In between the fondue and Murray Dodge, your best bet is to see Naacho’s winter show Talaash: A Search for Lost Love across the street at Theatre Intime. Be warned, Naacho tickets sell out fast! Definitely one of the weekend’s most exciting events. Thursday and Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 6pm and 10pm. Student tickets $8; student events eligible.
- Hotshot 22-year-old Armenian cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan is playing a one-night-only show at Richardson Auditorium tonight at 8pm. Hailed by some as the next Yo-Yo Ma, he’s sure to give a killer performance. Tickets are $5–but if you want to see him on the cheap, check out his free master class at 4:30 on Friday in Woolworth Music Building (check for signs in the lobby).
- Naacho awaken your dance kick? Try Awakening, this year’s annual show from East Asian dance troupe Triple 8. Frist Film and Performance Theater: Friday and Saturday at 8pm, with an additional Saturday show at 5pm. Tickets $7; student events eligible. To watch the trailer, click here.
- One-weekend only: don’t miss The Vagina Monologues in Whitman Theater, directed by Charlotte Weisberg ’13 and Reena Glaser ’14. Thursday-Saturday at 8pm, with a 2pm matinee on Saturday. Student tickets $7, student events eligible; all proceeds go to the Womanspace Shelter in Trenton.
- Since we’re always up for free popcorn and soda (food is definitely a recurring theme on the blog this week), hit up the free movies at the Garden: they’re showing Tron at 11:30 and Jackass at midnight (an 11th hour change from 127 Hours).