Ah yes, the weekend before the last week of classes. Even though this should be a time of studying for finals, it will actually be a time to finish the third season of Once Upon a Time if you’re Rachel or crying while listening to 25 for the thirtieth time if you’re Merilla. Anyway, here are the events happening on campus this weekend. It’s a busy one, so let’s down to it.
3Ps Presents: Pterodactyls (Thurs. 12/3, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., Balch Arena Theater)
3Ps is a crazy talented student-run theater program at Tufts. They are running two performances of Pterodactyls, a dark comedy about family, life and everything in between. The show, directed by Sarah Wolfson ’18, is being run twice, so don’t miss it! There are no tickets required.
Spirit of Color Presents: RUN THAT TRACK (Thurs. 12/3, 9 p.m. and Fri. 12/4, 7:30 p.m., Cohen Auditorium)
First things first. If you haven’t seen SOC recreating the “Sorry” music video, you need to drop everything in your life and watch it. SOC is Tufts’ crazy talented hip hop and contemporary dance group and they’re performing two shows this week, so there’s no excuse not to go. Guest performances include ENVY, Blackout, Sarabande, and African Dance Collective. Tickets are free and are available at the Cohen Box Office.
The Beelzebubs: Leave Your Boots at the Door (Fri. 12/4, 7:30 p.m., Remis Sculpture Court)
The Tufts Beelzebubs put on their annual Winter Show this weekend featuring guest a cappella groups, Berklee College of Music’s Pitch Slapped and Brandeis University’s Brandeis Starving Artists. This is sure to be a fun night of a cappella! Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Online tickets are sold out but tickets will be available at the door — free with a Tufts ID and $5 without.
ZB’Tis the Season (Fr. 12/4, 11 p.m., ZBT Omicron Tufts)
At ZBT’s last party of the semester, there will be hot chocolate, so it’s obviously worth it. There are no tickets required for this event.
Torn Ticket II Presents: Songs for a New World (Fri. 12/4, 7 p.m. and Sat. 12/5, 10 p.m., The Crane Room)
Torn Ticket II will put on Songs for a New World this weekend. The musical is about looking at characters’ pasts and seeing how they have shaped them as people. Directed by Rich Kirby ’19, the show will comprise songs about the character’s hopes and dreams. There are no tickets required.
Rose Royalty Pageant (Sat. 12/5, 7 p.m., Cohen Auditorium)
Hosted by ΑΟΠ, the Rose Royalty Pageant brings together representatives from many different groups on campus to participate in a spoof-pageant. The competition will contain timed challenges, a talent round, and a dance finale. The winner will receive $200 toward a charity of their choice and the honor of being the Rose Royalty Pageant 2015 winner. Tickets are $7 and are available at the Campus Center information booth and on Tufts Tickets.
Concert Board presents: CAGE RAGE (Sat. 12/5, 8 p.m., Carzo Cage in Cousens Gym)
Concert Board presents their annual Cage Rage event, featuring Lucius, Dan Croll, and You Won’t. Cage Rage is a highlight for many Tufts students, so if you’re looking to enjoy some good music will chill people, definitely grab a ticket! Doors open at 7 p.m. and close at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are available for $10 for Tufts students, $15 each for up to two guest tickets, and $20 for general admission tickets. Tickets are available at the Campus Center information booth and on Tufts Tickets.
Shopping Trip: Wrentham Village Outlets (Sun. 12/6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wrentham Village Outlets)
‘Tis the season for hot chocolate, friendship, family, and spending money. Luckily, we can help you with the last one. Wrentham Village Premium Outlets is holding a Student Appreciation day on Saturday and the Office for Campus Life has organized buses to take students from campus to the outlets and then back for a fun day of shopping. The buses will leave the Campus Center at 9 a.m. (the ride is about an hour) and leave the outlets at 3 p.m. Tickets are needed to secure a spot on the bus — they are free and available at the Campus Center information booth and on Tufts Tickets. Treat yo’ self.
Though we will not be partaking in any of these because we are hermits at heart, we’ll live vicariously through you all as you peruse all the great events happening this busy weekend!