Time to venture forth from your midterms-induced insanity and hit the campus’s best arts events tonight! We’ve got music and theater aplenty–prime distractions from paper-writing and other assorted craziness.
- Think on the bright side: your paper might be hellish, but at least your sociopathic wife isn’t making you kill your boss in cold blood! No one does schadenfreude better than Shakespeare, and Allie Kollaski ’13′s production of Macbeth has been getting wonderful word-of-mouth feedback over the past couple of days (just be sure to call it “The Scottish Play” if you decide to go…midterms week definitely isn’t time to tempt the Fates). Today’s the last day: 2pm and 8pm performances in Whitman Theater, tickets $8, student events eligible.
- Nothing soothes a stressed soul like classical music–and nothing energizes said stressed soul like a crazy marimba concerto, as Kevin Laskey ’12 will exemplify tonight at the Princeton University Orchestra’s first concert of the season. Featuring the music of Sibelius and Verdi, along with the afore-mentioned Rosauro Marimba Concerto, it’s a great night of music–and, at under 2 hours total, it clocks in as a perfectly-sized study break. 8pm Saturday at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall; $8 for students, but free with Passport to the Arts (it uses one of the random arts passes that don’t work for ANY other student events except for those in Richardson, so it’s definitely worth it).
- If you’re an a cappella lover, tonight’s Co-Ed A Cappella Jam is just what the doctor ordered for midterms jitters. Featuring music from the Katzenjammers, Shere Khan, and Roaring 20, it’s bound to be a very fun event–and all of the proceeds go to Education Through Music, a terrific arts non-profit that serves students in New York and the San Francisco Bay area. 10pm Saturday in Theatre Intime; tickets $7 for students, $10 general.
Keep calm and carry on, everyone!