Best Bets: An Artistic Weekend

This week, Sandy granted us two extra days of moseying around lazily in our pajamas drinking mochas and here we find ourselves once again blessed with days that don’t have classes. Though this weekend may not be bustling with as many activities as last weekend’s Halloween, there are still campus and Georgetown-wide events we should all keep our eyes peeled for:

Friday: “Housebound” opening reception

Friday, November 2 | 6pm-8pm Heiner Contemporary (1675 Wisconsin Ave, NW) Come celebrate an exhibition that examines the concept of domestic space, with artwork by Rachel Farbiarz, Bella Foster, Allison Gildersleeve, Allison Reimus, Ann Toebbe and Augusta Wood. These artist’s works tackle various definitions of “home”.

Saturday: The 2012 Lombardi Gala and DC’s A Cappella Festival and Day of the Dead

Saturday, November 3 | 6pm-8pm Red Square, Reiss, Copley Crypt. Just cause Halloween’s over doesn’t mean the fun has to be! Come celebrate Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday. Partake in a fun holiday that allows us to celebrate our family members and friends who have passed.

Saturday, November 3 | 6pm, Washington Hilton Hotel. Here’s a chance to give back to the community and exercise your altruistic side. The 26th annual Lombardi Gala benefits the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. The event is a black-tie dinner for all of you fancy schmancy people. All proceeds go to cancer research, and I should mention that there is an opportunity to win a 2013 Lexus automobile.

Saturday, November 3 | 7:30pm, Gaston Hall. If you’ve seen Pitch Perfect recently, you’re fully aware of the fun of college A Cappella. Whether you’re a singer yourself, or enjoy watching people with capable vocal chords, this event will certainly be enjoyable for those who attend. Hosted by the Phantom’s and the GraceNotes, this annual concert will feature a range of songs everyone can bop to. Tickets are $8 for students.

DCAF: Better Than Espresso

My professional obligations as a very serious journalist require me to be unbiased in my reporting of the news, regardless of what other school groups I may be a part of. That being said, a ticket to DCAF 2012 is quite possibly the best $8 you will ever spend in the history of your whole life and attending DCAF is probably more important than anything else you could be doing on November 3rd or November 10th from 7:30pm-10pm…but that’s just my impartial opinion.

For those of you who don’t know, DCAF (pronounced like the useless kind of coffee) is the DC A Capella Festival, which is put on every year by the Georgetown Phantoms and The Gracenotes. Each group hosts one weekend of DCAF, inviting various campus a capella groups as well as some guest groups to perform.

If you liked ‘Pitch Perfect’, if you used to regularly watch ‘The Sing Off’ before its untimely demise, or if you just like good music and want to support your fellow Hoyas, I suggest you attend!

The first DCAF performance will be on November 3rd, this Saturday, hosted by the Georgetown Phantoms. The Phantoms will be hosting the Gracenotes, The Chimes and Superfood as well as bringing in the NYU N’Harmonics and the Yale Whiffenpoofs. The second DCAF performance will be held on November 10th, next Saturday, hosted by The Gracenotes. The Gracenotes will host The Phantoms, The Saxatones and The Capitol G’s with The GW Vibes and UConn Conn Men coming as guest performers.

Tickets do traditionally sell out quite quickly because space in Gaston Hall is limited so if I were you I wouldn’t wait too long before buying your ticket! I WILL SEE YOU THERE.

Tickets will be on sale at:

Davis Center Box Office, Monday-Friday from 11am-3pm
Red Square, Monday-Friday from 10am-4pm
Online here
At the door (but I wouldn’t take your chances! DCAF sells out fast)