Stuffed from all that turkey? Tired of all the football? Afraid to see one more fruit cake? Then you are ready for the new semester to begin. And the College Union Board (CUB)’s here to brighten it.
The festivities start today in Kendall Hall at 8 p.m. when Frank Warren, the creator of PostSecret, visits the College to talk about his pet project turned phenomenon. PostSecret is a Web site that features anonymous postcards containing silly, sultry and sometimes scary secrets sent in by people from around the country. Warren has published several PostSecret books and PostSecret has been featured in the All American Rejects’ music video for “Dirty Little Secret.” Admission is free to College students.
On Friday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. in Kendall Hall, Brand New, along with opener Kevin Devine, will headline the Welcome Back Week Concert. Devine is a Rathskeller favorite and has performed at the College for the past two years. Tickets are five dollars at the door.
Later on in the semester is the Spring Concert. After Rihanna declined CUB’s bid at the end of last semester, CUB needed to come through. So Lupe Fiasco and Ludacris have signed on.
“We also have another opener which is not confirmed,” Katerina Gkionis, CUB Director, said. “This will most likely be a rock/pop group to make this concert more of a music festival.”
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m. The concert itself will occur on Friday, Feb. 27, at 8 p.m. in the Recreation Center.
Two comedy shows will also take place this semester. The first will feature Demetri Martin and is on Tuesday, April 7, at 8 p.m. in Kendall Hall. The second was offered to Wanda Sykes, but she declined the bid. A second performer is not scheduled at this time. However, Gkionis promised a second comedy show will take place this semester.
So, go out, see a show, laugh at a comedian and rejoice in all that is good and Brand New. It’s a new semester at the College. Welcome and have fun.