Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.
Most Swatties (due to our largely left-leaning ways) are feeling a general malaise after the results of the 2004 Presidential election. For a pick-me-up, why not go into Philly? Students mourning and celebrating alike can venture into Philadelphia for an alternative to the damped campus atmosphere.
If you’re in the mood for some ballet or cabaret, go to the Kimmel Center this weekend for dinner at Cadence before the performance and high-quality art after satisfying your hunger. The Kimmel Center is a not-for-profit organization that draws talented performers year-round (Joshua Bell and Yo-Yo Ma are performing there in February and April!), and it offers student rush tickets.
If you’re looking for a different kind of theater, go see Arabian Nights, written by Mary Zimmerman (who also wrote Metamorphosis). You can stop by the nearby restaurant Cuba Libre for a taste of Cuba before or after the show.
Regardless of where you end up spending your weekend, have some fun!