The school year may be coming to a close, but on-campus programming is only ramping up. Please read below to learn more about all the exciting events taking place this weekend in theater, comedy, dance, film, and music!
Helltrap Nightmare: A Comedy Show– 9pm, Taylor 203
Comedy Normative is ecstatic to bring Sarah Squirm and her critically acclaimed show Helltrap Nightmare to Vassar! Please join us for a darkly fun evening of stand-up, sketch comedy, noise music and performance art.
Do you like Tim & Eric or Pee-wee Herman? How about mischief & mayhem? Bodysuits with painted on internal organs?? Yeah?! YOU’RE GONNA LOVE THIS SHOW.
Named Best New Comic by the Chicago Reader, Sarah Squirm subverts gender expectations and the stand-up form itself with absurd characters, highbrow gross out and rhythmic wordplay.
Sarah will be joined by the ghastly ghouls of Helltrap Nightmare, including Shrimp Boys sketch comedy, performance artist/comedian Ruby McCollister and lots of guts and goo!
This event is brought to you by collaboration between the Feminist Action Coalition, the VC Queer Collective, Woodshed, Indecent Exposure, The Limit, VC Improv, No Offense, Office of Campus Life and Diversity, Creative Arts Across Disciplines, & ViCE Comedy.
Film Screening, Moonlight–8pm, Blodgett Auditorium
As part of the Blodgett Movie Nights series, this Friday (4/21) at 8PM VSA Operations will be screening Moonlight in Blodgett Auditorium. There will be snacks! And by that, we mean popcorn. Come get the real theater experience & bring your friends!
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations or information on accessibility should contact the campus activities office: (845) 437-5370
Self CARES at the Kup–7-9m, the Crafted Kup
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and in our current political climate, self-care, action and support are so crucial. Join CARES and SAVP for an evening of all three at the Crafted Kup! Write letters to your local senators, reps and to members of Vassar’s Administration, urging them to support survivors witht their actions rather than just their words.
And, because self-care is key right now, we’ll have live music, free food, discounted drinks and a zine making table! All proceeds go to the Grace Smith House, an organization that supports survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
Reps from SAVP and Planned Parenthood will be tabling, with info on the various services they offer and ways to get innvolved both within Vassar and the wider Poughkeepsie Community!
Ongoing This Weekend
FWA Presents: Into the Woods–Friday, 8:30pm; Saturday, 3:30pm and 8:30pm, Susan Stein Shiva Theater
Considered one of Stephen Sondheim’s greatest works, Into The Woods is the story of a childless baker and his wife, who venture ~into the woods~ endeavoring to lift the curse placed on them by a Witch. In the woods, they encounter classic fairy tale characters, including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and Jack(from the beanstalk!), each on their own quests to get the thing they wish for most. By the end of Act 1, each character has gotten their fairytale ending. In Act II, everything falls apart.
Unbound Presents: The Sims: A Devised Play-Friday and Saturday, 6pm, Sanders Auditorium
A devised play sponsored by Unbound based upon the critically acclaimed game “The Sims.” Come relive memories past of staring at a screen for hours, reminisce in the beauty of simulated reality. Even if you haven’t played the Sims before, there’s fun in “The Sims” for the whole family! you’ll meet Chloe (the hot head), Valium (the prankster), Chuck (the nature boy), Henry (the brainiac), and Rosebud (the romantic). see what shenanigans and situations these roomates get into as we explore questions of reality, living with others, friendship and romance.
Vass Shakers Spring Show–Friday and Saturday, 7pm, Frances Daly Fergusson Theater
Come see Vass Shakers dance for the last time before the end of the year!
We have two shows!
Friday April 21st at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday April 22nd at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Talk with Sarah Sherman aka Sarah Squirm-1pm, New England Building
Part Two of Helltrap Nightmare, or in this case, Helltrap Daymare, takes place on Saturday at 1pm. Check out the poster below for more information on this talk.
Noise on Noyes-2-5pm, Noyes Circle
ViCE Spring Concert: Kamaiyah and Kari Faux-7-1opm, CDF Quad
A hip hop and R&B concert featuring an incredible lineup of talented, female artists.
7PM: Katie Chang
8PM: Kari Faux
Kamaiyah is 22, and she already has a gold record. Last year, the Oakland-native was featured on the YG track “Why You Always Hatin?” along with Drake, expanding her listenership beyond the buzz she’d already been generating for a while. Earlier in 2016, she released her debut mixtape ‘A Good Night in the Ghetto’ to wide acclaim, receiving the red stamp of approval from Pitchfork and landing the #47 spot on their “Best of 2016” list. The mixtape borrows aesthetically from the bouncing forward motion of 90s R&B and hip-hop –– she’s listed TLC, Missy Elliott, and Aaliyah as influences –– while also drawing from contemporary trap’s rhythmic stippling. This is *fun*, upbeat music, and Kamaiyah’s well-equipped to match ‘A Good Night’s synth-y, ebullient instrumentals. in an interview with The Fader, she said “I wanted to make a soundtrack for the average 18-25 year old thriving, living and having a good time . . . l want to promote living but also make it known that it’s OK to have problems. It’s not what you go through it’s how you get through it. This is the soundtrack of how to get through it.”
If you don’t know Kari Faux by name, you might at least recognize her voice from Childish Gambino’s throwback-funk track “Zombies”, off of last year’s ‘Awaken, My Love!” There, Faux’s voice is breathy and quiet, but on her own, those same qualities only lend her music more heft. ‘Lost En Los Angeles,’ the up-and-coming rapper’s debut album, draws musically from the psychedelic world of 70s funk (think Parliament-Funkadelic et al). Lyrically, you’ve got love, loss, and the day-to-day grind. And drugs –– on “Supplier”, the album’s lead single, Faux, droopy eyed, raps: “Givin’ you the vibes that you desire.” The vibes are there, and so is Faux, playing tour guide for a faded night-vision rendition of West Coast listlessness, offering a soundtrack for the haze.
This is a safer spaces event! There will be people on call during the event. Please refer to the policy below. Thanks!