Saturday, September 22, 2007

Weekend Update: Saturday

There is a lot going on tonight!

Ryan Kellett '09 writes in to tell us about . . .
PALANA Open House
2 to 5:00 p.m. at 97 Adirondack
Drop in whenever for a tour of the new house at and snacks. Also, don't miss George Watsky: So Many Levels tonight in the Hepburn Zoo. See Below for more info!

Hirschfield Film Series presents The Death of Mr. Lazarescu
3:00 to 5:30 and 8:00 to 10:30 p.m. in Dana Auditorium

A tragic night unfolds as Mr. Lazarescu, an elderly man, calls an ambulance at the first sign of sickness. He is sent to a hospital, then another, then another, and as the night goes on, Mr. Lazerescu's health diminishes rapidly. A brilliant film directed by Cristi Puiu about loneliness and misfortune. Though The Death of Mr. Lazarescu is a simple story, the film's creativity and intelligence make it compulsive viewing. "A rich, strange, and weirdly gratifying odyssey." - Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune. Film festival prize winner at Cannes, Copenhagen and Chicago. In Romanian with English subtitles. (Quoted from Middlebury Events Calendar)

George Watsky: So Many Levels
7:00 to 8:00 and 9:00 to 10:00 p.m. in Hepburn Zoo
Hilarious or heavy, the purpose of George Watsky's poetry is always a reflection on the state of the world we share. He comes to perform his one-man show: "So Many Levels." In October 2006, he appeared on "HBO Def Poetry" and in November 2006, Watsky traveled to Sundance, Utah as the recipient of Robert Redford's Sundance Summit Award for poetry on Climate Change. (Quoted from Middlebury Events Calendar). P.S. He's about 21 or 22 years old. Amazing. Check it: and

Professor of Teacher Education Gregg Humphrey writes in about his bluegrass band . . .
Snake Mountain Bluegrass
7:30 p.m. at Carol's Hungry Mind

Snake Mountain may be playing the Grille in January! Watch your back, Doughboys!

Brahms' String Sextet
8:00 to 10:00 p.m. in the CFA

Featuring members of the performance faculty of Middlebury College, Dartmouth College, and the Vermont Symphony, this ensemble comes together to perform both string sextets by Johannes Brahms. Among the favorites in chamber music literature, these works are beloved for their lush texture and feeling. The performers are violinists Katherine Winterstein and Kathy Andrew, violists Paul Reynolds and Marcia Cassidy, and cellists Dieuwke Davydov and John Dunlop. (Quoted from Middlebury Events Calendar)

MCAB: Niles Ford DJ Dance Party
10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. in CFA Lower Lobby
In conjunction with the exhibit Resonance from the Past: African Sculpture from the New Orleans Museum of Art, New York dance artist Niles Ford DJ's a Saturday night dance party featuring Cuban, Brazilian, East/West African Rhythms, and current hip hop/global house. The museum will be open and there will be great food in the lobby. Don't miss it! (Quoted from Middlebury Events Calendar)

Late Night at the Museum
10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Somehow the "Events at Middlebury" table-top calendar doesn't cut it. Weekend Update provides you with the latest and greatest events at Midd in the 96 hours starting Thursday and ending Sunday. Think we're missing something? Let us know: middblog [at] gmail [dot] com.

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