What to Do Weekly: 9/25-9/30
Fall is finally here. And with the arrival of a new season comes plenty of new activities both on campus and downtown for Skidmore students and Saratogians alike to enjoy. Here are the top picks this week of everything you should definitely do:
#1) Register to vote. Skidmore is making it easier than ever to do your civic duty. Head to the Tang Museum on Sept. 25 (today!) from 5-7p.m. to get involved. There, students will have the ability to get themselves registered, make a (free) sign telling others what they’re especially passionate about and help launch the latest politically active Tang exhibit, For Freedoms.
#2) Hear about science while enjoying craft brew. Dr. Jason Breves of the Skidmore Biology department is taking his lectures downtown and kicking them up a notch. Hear Breves speak on the history of Atlantic Salmon tonight (Sept. 25) at Artisanal Brew Works. The event is free, but tickets will need to be printed by searching for “science on tap Saratoga” on Event Brite’s website. Make sure to arrive by 6 p.m. in order to find a spot and secure your craft beer. Isn’t this how all lectures should be?
#3) Ring in the fall season. Summer is officially over, which means it’s time to break out a heavier jacket and a load of pumpkin spice seasoning. Kidding. But actually, get into the swing of things by going to a local farm and enjoying a corn maize. Schuyler Farms is hosting their (un-haunted) “Moonlight Maize” this Saturday, so get your ticket by 9 p.m. that day. And for the more daring, the farm has tons of other spooky opportunities coming in October, just in time for Halloween. Visit their website for more details: https://www.schuylerfarms.com/.
#4) Get your storytelling on with The Moth. Nonprofit storytelling institute The Moth is coming to Skidmore to host three days of workshops, ending with a StorySLAM event on Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. in Zankel. First, Moth will give a faculty workshop about storytelling practices on September 28, then host two three-hour workshops for students on the 29 and 30. Students then get to decide whether they want to share their work onstage that night at Zankel. Get your tickets for this free event here: www.skidmore.edu/zankel.
#5) Jam out with Campo at Putnam this Saturday. A Skidmore favorite, Campo, is back and ready to bring their sound downtown. The band will be joined by Vinegar Mother and Whale Tail. Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 9:15 p.m., with tickets $5 at the door ($10 if below 21).