Xaralambos posting this time. It's the middle of the week, so by now I know most of us are looking forward to the weekend. If you find yourself with noting to do, or just need a break from the daily grind, there are more than a couple of events happening on and around campus.
To those of you whom don't already know, Great Performances starts this Friday, September 21st, with Kyle Abraham's Live! The Realest MC, starting at 7:30 p.m. If you're a longtime fan of the performing arts, then you'll probably enjoy the performance. If not, then a performance which deftly balances both heartbreak and humor, while analyzing the tribulations of a man searching for something real in a world populated solely by the fabricated, might not be the worst performance to start watching. For those of you wondering, yes, it has been described as an extension of the classic Pinocchio story. Information about the performance can be found on Kyle Abrahams website, while information for Vanderbilt's Great Performances program can be found here.
If performance isn't really your thing, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts has a number of exhibitions currently on display. They've had a number of oil paintings by English painter John Constable on display since late June. However, they're on loan from The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and their due to be sent back next Sunday, September 30th. Also, starting this weekend, The Frist is having an exhibition of the work of Carrie Mae Weems, a photographer who primarily focuses on various issues that many African Americans face in today's society, but has started to expand her focus to include injustices and inequalities on a global scale. So, if dancing isn't your cup of tea, remember that the Frist is free to students on Thursday and Friday nights, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. More information on these exhibits and more can be found on their website, www.FristCenter.org
Finally, if you're looking for something else entirely, there's The Great Escape, a self-described bargain store and collector's paradise. It's stocked with a great amount of out-of-print material, phenomenally old comics, and a great music selection. The Great Escape is having a sale on Saturday, where a vast number of movies and music albums are being sold for only a dollar. It's a bit out of walking distance, so you'll probably want to take a cab or hitch a ride with someone else, but it's definitely worth it.
Well, that looks like most of it. Remember, this Friday our Mayfield will be watching Tucker and Dale v.s. Evil, so feel free to come by and hang out. Until next time...
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