Things to do on campus this weekend
Each weekend, Washington University features a number of different exciting events. The end of the semester is filled with activity, and this fact has never been truer than this weekend. There are even more exciting events than usual. If midterms aren’t driving you crazy, why not check one out?
1. Glow in the Dark! A Light from the Darkness 2012 – This event is the annual concert of co-ed a cappella group After Dark. Attendees are encouraged to wear glow in the dark, neon, or Day-Glo clothes. If you’ve needed an excuse to wear the shirt you ruined at that last highlighter party, here it is. The concert will happen Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. in May Auditorium. Tickets for students are $5 with cash and $6 with campus card.
2. Pandamonium 2012 – WUSTL Improv Festival – This Saturday, Wash. U.’s K.A.R.L. improv group will be hosting its first regional improv festival. The day will be chock full of events, from workshops to practices to a live show at the end of the day. Performers will include the three Wash. U. improv groups, as well as teams from the University of Missouri, Marshall University, Kansas State University and Saint Louis University. The finale improv show, featuring headliner Garric, a professional improv troupe from Chicago, will happen in Bowles Plaza at 8 p.m. Tickets are free with a valid Wash. U. ID, and available for $5 otherwise.
3. Carnaval 2012 “And We’re Live” – This weekend, the Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) is hosting Carnaval, a Latin-themed cultural skit and dance show that will take place in Edison Theater. The theme of the skit this year is inter-Latino racism, a heavy topic, but the dances will be light and happy. Dances this year include tango, lyrical Latin fusion and hip-hop. The shows are on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., and tickets are available for $10.
4. 22nd Annual Pow Wow – Every year, Wash. U. hosts an event that honors American Indian culture—the Pow Wow—and it is happening this Saturday. The Athletic Complex will be filled with traditional arts and crafts booths, as well as booths providing visitors with information about local tribes. The theme this year is “The Land Does Not Belong To Us, We Belong to the Land.” There will be two grand entry ceremonies happening at noon and 6 p.m. The event is free.
5. Washington University Choirs presents: “Many Waters” – On Sunday, the Wash. U. Concert and Chamber choirs will be hosting their semiannual concert. The theme of the concert is love and weddings, and the choirs will be performing pieces written for the royal weddings of Princess Diana and Prince Charles, and Prince William and Kate Middleton, as well as more classical pieces. The concert will take place in Graham Chapel, and entry is free.