What to Do Weekly: 11/15-11/20
Thanksgiving vacation is almost here, but you shouldn’t depart for the break without checking out these varied activities both on- and off-campus. Here’s this week’s What to Do Weekly:
#1) Tie Dye, Eat Pie, Sip Chai. In one of the more fascinating Skidmore events, the sophomore and first-year class councils have partnered up for a night where students can enjoy not one but two hours of free food and drink in the name of delicious pie and chai tea, all while getting the opportunity to tie-dye a T-shirt. The summer camp-esque fun will be held in Spa from 6-8pm on Nov. 16. Did I mention this event is free?
#2) Listen to the Beatles, Skidmore-style. Beatlemore is back, baby. Honoring “The White Album” this year, Skidmore’s very-own Beatles tribute concert will be happening this weekend with three different shows: Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and Saturday at 8pm. Tickets are selling fast for this event—featuring everyone from a cappella groups, jazz enthusiasts, banjo players and more—so you better get in quick.
#3) Feast out at this festival. Troy, NY is about to give Saratoga a run for its money with their upcoming Melt N’Toast food festival. The name of the game? Grilled cheese. Visitors can try a range of samples of the fan-favorite gooey sandwiches made by local chefs and paired with craft beverages, of course. It’s all happening this Saturday, Nov. 17 starting at 11am.
#4) Venture into the world of comics. Did you know Saratoga Springs has their own Comic-Con? I sure didn’t, but now you do. Featuring celebrity guest appearances and welcoming comic book-related fun of all kinds, this unconventional convention takes place this Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm at the City Center.
#5) Get high. Only kidding, but that is a large factor in the upcoming Skidmore mainstage production of We Used to Wear Bonnets & Get High All the Time. A meaningful, female-driven play tackling inherited trauma and addiction, the show promises a thought-provoking and whirlwind travel through time all within the JKB Theater. Performances start November 16-18 and 29-30 and December 1-2 at 8pm with a Sunday 2pm matinee.