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.
Perhaps you’ve heard that there’s a football game on Sunday. Even a few Swarthmore students may rouse themselves to watch the Super Bowl. We even hear that Philadelphia is playing. So take a little break and try to find some team spirit, or at least watch the commercials. If you crave a more enthusiastic crowd, the Philadelphia Inquirer suggests Chickie & Pete’s, a sports bar with multiple locations (the biggest is at 15th Street and Packer Avenue, near the stadium) described as “as handsome as a big sports bar can be.”
If football isn’t your thing, try “7-11,” a benefit party at Silk City. Eleven DJs will spin seven sides from seven 7-inch records which promise a great variety of current club music. Admission is $3, which will go to United Communities Southeast Philadelphia. Or do you like sketch comedy? The Waitstaff, a troupe of writers, actors and comedians will make you laugh. They play the first Friday of every month (that’s tonight, folks) at The Five Spot, at 5 South Bank Street in the Old City. Admission is $15.
On campus, Friday will be quiet but Saturday features two large, SAC funded parties, the ambitious (and dry) Destination party, which will strive for a rave atmosphere, and the “21 Club,” which promises good food, drinks, and Paris Hilton. We’re not sure how they’re managing that last one.