Weekend Arts Roundup: A Cappella, Asperger’s, and More

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It’s our last weekend before all the 2015ers descend upon us, complete with orange lanyards and dazed expressions; breathe deep, take a short break from your theses, JPs, and other academic insanity, and treat yourself to one of these arts gems.

  • The biggest arts event on campus this weekend (albeit one that might have stolen my soul as stage manager) is Strange Faces, an original musical by Andrea Grody ’11 about children growing up with Asperger’s Syndrome and how they interact with their families.  Love, tears, laughter, amazing acting, and stunningly beautiful music–this show has it all, and more.  Free open dress rehearsal at 8pm on Thursday; performances Friday and Saturday at 8pm, with $10 student tickets. Events eligible.  Matthews Acting Studio at 185 Nassau.  Get tickets now, it’s selling out fast!
  • Speaking of big arts events, Terrace brings us indie powerhouse Joy Formidable this Thursday for one of the club’s most exciting concerts of the semester.  The night also features sets from Mona and The Lonely Forest, and it’s sure to fill up fast; get there early at 11pm to get in before the doors close.
  • 189775_10150115537936046_560851045_6948930_2696601_nThe premiere a cappella event of the month is Twenty-Something, Roaring 20’s semi-annual Jam concert in Richardson Auditorium and guest-starring the Georgetown Chimes and Quipfire.  It only happens once every two years, so come to cheer on your friends and hear some epic tunes!  Tickets are $8; student events eligible.  Saturday 4-5:30pm
  • There’s still time to see Brighton Beach Memoirs at Theatre Intime and House of Blue Leaves at the Berlind Theatre.  Both play Thursday-Saturday at 8pm; tickets are $8 for Brighton Beach and $10 for Blue Leaves, and both are student events eligible.
  • 208594_1765711416933_1063560131_31811728_6337267_nGot a craving for free classical music? Check out Classical Music Hour in the Rocky Common Room at 7pm on Friday, featuring performances from Princeton’s Sinfonia Orchestra.  A lovely way to kill some time after dinner!
  • Ballet Folklorico has its 9th annual show, Detrás del Sombrero (Behind The Hat), this Friday at 9:30pm and Saturday at 7pm.  Featuring traditional dances from Veracruz, Huasteca Veracruzana, Jalisco, Baja California Norte, Baja California Sur, Guerrero and Colima, it’s not-to-be missed.  Tickets are $8, student events eligible; performances are in the Frist Film and Performance Theatre.