What to Do Weekly: 2/6-2/13
Who knows how long this above 40° weather will last, so why not get out there and enjoy these events while it’s not too cold?
#1) Come Comfest. Skidmore is back hosting its annual National College Comedy Festival this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8-9 and we can’t think of a better way to spend your nights. With professional comedians Hari Kondabolu, Carmen Lagala, Paranormal Comedy and Demi Adejuyigbe along with loads of collegiate level groups, this event will make your weekend unforgettable.
#2) Show some love. Hillel is baking up cookies with love next Wednesday with their Valentine’s Day grams. Help fill Falstaff’s from 3-10pm with the smell of fresh baked goods for a good cause: all proceeds go to the Save A Child’s Heart organization, which works to improve pediatric care for children in developing countries.
#3) Learn about this climate change going on. You know the weather’s been acting up lately (see above), but what does this mean for the environment? Oren Cass, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and Andrew Revkin, award-winning writer, are here to tell you. This Thursday, from 5-6:30pm in Gannett Auditorium, these two speakers will engage in a policy debate titled “Do We Really Have A Climate Crisis And Can It Be Solved?” Sounds pretty important if you ask me.
#4) Muggles unite. Northshire Bookstore downtown is set to host the most wizard-friendly event this Sunday from 3-5pm with its fifth annual Harry Potter Book Night Party. Free activities, crafts and games will be on hand for members of all houses (even Slytherin).
#5) Go see the Dead. Err, the Grateful Dead I mean. Which by that I mean The Wheel rock-n-roll band covering Grateful Dead songs at Putnam Place this Thursday from 8:30-11:30pm. There we go. See them perform live for a “pay what you want” price and you won’t be disappointed.