The Calm Before the Storm by Mikey Yang '05
After 6+ months of planning, over 2,000 prefrosh and parents are headed toward Cambridge, Mass...
So…the past few weeks have been CPW central for me – working on matching up all 1,063 of you coming this weekend with current student hosts, and planning the Closing Remarks and Variety Show. After all the “day-before” craziness today, I thought I’d take a little break to relax and write a shameless plug for the event I’m running!
You all should definitely come to the Closing Remarks and Variety Show Saturday night. Details:
Saturday, April 18, 2009
6:00-7:30pm (Doors open at 5:30pm)
There are going to be 8 really amazing acts at the show (in alphabetical order):
– Bhangra (dance, Punjabi)
– Chorallaries (a cappella, co-ed)
– Imobilare (dance, breakdancing/hip-hop)
– Logarhythms (a cappella, all-male)
– Rambax (music, Senegalese drumming)
– Resonance (a cappella, co-ed)
– Ridonkulous (dance, hip-hop/modern)
– The Sharpe Brothers (juggling, diabolo)
(For those that don’t know, “a cappella” is basically making music with only voices, no instruments. Rockapella is probably one of the most famous examples of a cappella.) Kim actually used to be in the Chorallaries, and I used to be in the Logs (back in our undergrad days).
These are, of course, just a sampling of the 60+ performing arts groups at MIT. There are also a lot of other cool performances going on throughout the weekend, like Next Act, Caribbean Steel Pan Jamboree, All A Cappella Extravaganza, and the 7th Annual Battle of the Bands.
(Click here for a full listing of the arts-tagged CPW events.)
Have a safe trip, and we’ll see you soon. Less than 14 hours ’til CPW begins!