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Another weekend and a very full roundup means you get to pick and choose what you’d most like to get out of your weekend. In addition to Sager Symposium events and a Yoga Symposium on Sunday, this weekend brings a mascot contest, a chance to get appliances fixed (at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers event in Hicks Mural Room on Saturday) and a number of musical events.
All weekend, “The Other Shore,” an absurdist drama which opened last night, will be playing in Frear Ensemble Theater. On Friday and Sunday, screenings of the student made documentary about Screw Your Roommate, “I Want my Bam Bam: The Search for Love, Screw 2008” will be held in Sci 101 at 4 and 7 pm respectively. To complement Sager festivities, the Kitao is not only hosting the “Sextasy” student art show but also a body art workshop on Saturday evening.
Both the Jazz Recital at 4:30 and Wind Ensemble Concert at 8 pm on Friday will be held in Lang while the Spike Stand-Up show will be held in Sci 101. Lang will also be holding two student recitals and the “ABC Arts Festival,” a concert benefiting “A Better Chance” program’s chapter in Strath Haven on Sunday. In short, there are options aplenty.
For those who need to pop into the city, whether to find Sager Costumes on South Street, escape Swat, or simply because the plethora of options on campus isn’t sufficiently intimidating, consider some of the events in Philadelphia. The Grand Theater is currently playing “Wait Until Dark,” a thriller made famous by the Audrey Hepburn film version in which con-men attempt to take advantage of a blind woman who turns the tables by trapping them in the dark.
“Right to Spring” by BalletX, about the reawakening of the world after winter, is being performed at the Wilma Theater while “MacHomer” in which the dysfunctional worlds of Macbeth and the Simpsons collide, will be at the Grand Opera House. Finally, the Philadelphia Orchestra is playing Beethoven’s fourth Piano Concerto and Musorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.”