It’s the last weekend of the fall semester and all through Tufts campus, not a student was studying, not even us. We were going to go farther with that, but it proved to be too much work, so that’s all the creativity you’ll get from us. But seriously, how did this semester go by so quickly? We’re in denial as you all should be. End the semester with a bang doing what you love — procrastinating. There are a ton of events going on this weekend, so make sure to take a study break because science shows that study breaks actually help you learn more. Because let’s be real, studying for finals is 80% learning all the material that your professor went over in class while you were dozing off and 20% reviewing material you actually paid attention to the first time around. Without further ado, here are the events lined up for the last (and hopefully best?) weekend of the semester!
Kiniwe: Traditional Song, Dance, and Drumming of Ghana (Fri. 12/11, 8 p.m., Granoff Music Center)
From the Facebook event: “Attah Poku leads Kiniwe in a performance of traditional music and dance from Ghana, featuring items of his own Ashanti heritage. Kiniwe is joined by the Agbekor Drum and Dance Society, a Boston-based group founded in 1979 by Prof. David Locke, and Tufts student groups Blackout Step Team, Envy Step Team, and B.E.A.T.s percussion group.” This should be a great event will a lot of great performances which you should check out! There are no tickets required and admission is free.
Tufts Burlesque Troupe Presents: TISCH AFTER HOURS (Fri. 12/11, 9 p.m., Cohen Auditorium)
If you were lucky enough to snag a ticket to the semesterly Burlesque show, then props to you because they sold out in mere hours. Tufts Burlesque Troupe, of which over 275 people are a part, is focused on “creating a body-celebrating and identity-affirming community through dance” and their show this semester is all about Tisch…after hours. There is a vast variety of dance genres and types, so it will be a great performance for all who are able to make it. Who knows, maybe you’ll be able to pay someone for their ticket. If not, there’s always next semester.
Tufts Enchanted Presents: I’ll Make a Meme Out of You (Sat. 12/12, 7 p.m., Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room)
Enchanted, Tufts only Disney a cappella group is having their winter show this weekend and it should be quite the magical event. Their set will include favorites from Cars, The Jungle Book, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and more! Come one, come all to relive your favorite childhood memories through song. There are no tickets required and admission is free.
S-Factor Presents: Love More (Sat. 12/12, 8 p.m., Goddard Chapel)
Make Saturday the night of a cappella by checking out S-Factor’s winter show right after Enchanted’s! S-Factor is the only all-male a cappella group at Tufts that specializes in music of the African diaspora. From the event page, S-Factor “seeks to foster a space where we can love each other and the people that mean the most to us. In a time where so much hatred permeates throughout society, we hope that you will be able to join us and spread love on this campus…” This show will definitely be a great event! There are no tickets required and admission is free.
Tufts Electronic Music Ensemble: Sparks! (Sat. 12/12, 8 p.m., Distler Performance Hall in Granoff Music Center)
Saturday is clearly the hottest night of the weekend as yet another musical group is performing. Tufts Electronic Music Ensemble presents its fourth annual concert entitled “Sparks!” The ensemble is directed by Dr. Paul D. Lehrman and will perform a unique mix of pieces including those from medieval times all the way up through the 20th century. The concert will also include an explanation an demonstration of the instruments used (e.g. wind controllers, MIDI guitars, electric guitar, electric violin, and more!). There are no tickets required and admission is free.