Weekend Roundup: Earth Week and so much more

April 20, 2012

A quick look at this weekend's events on the Forest Grove campus.

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There’s so much going on at Pacific this week, I can’t even keep it to one blog post.

Earth Week activities are still spinning, with a community bike ride, a campus farmers market and a concert still ahead. For a complete list of Earth Week events, check out the schedule or read more in Wednesday’s blog about the Spring Cleaning Stuff Swap.

But wait, there’s more.

Tonight is your last chance to check out LunchBox Theatre’s first foray into musical theatre. In a pairing of the music and theatre departments, students will present The Diary of Adam and Eve and The Lady or the Tiger, two of three playlets from The Apple Tree by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. The show is just an hour long, starting at 7:30 p.m. in Warner Hall, room 5. Admission is free.

Also tonight at 7:30 p.m., the NPR radio show Philosophy Talk will be on the Forest Grove campus for a live taping with Notre Dame philosophy professor James Sterba, discussing “Why Be Moral?” It’s the fourth consecutive year that the show has visited Pacific during the University’s Undergraduate Philosophy Conference, also taking place this weekend. The conference brings students and faculty from around the country to discuss philosophy, present papers and hear a keynote address.

If you’re looking for more boisterous fun, check out the Lip Sync and Drag Show starting at 8 p.m. in the University Center. Sponsored by the ACE Board, Rainbow Coalition and the new Electronic Dance Music Club, the night features gender-bending fun of, obviously, cross-dressing lip-syncers. The EDMC will host a short after-party following the performances.

Students who have registered for Speed Networking will convene in the UC Multipurpose Room at 2 p.m. Saturday to meet with alumni, parents and friends as the practice their networking techniques and conversational business communication.

At 6 p.m., the Spanish Club hosts Flamenco Night with music, dance, food and prizes in the Milky Way.

Then, at 7:30 p.m., the Music Department presents its spring Jazz Night, featuring the University Jazz Band, Saxophone Quartet and Jazz Improvisers and guest saxophonist John Nastos. Tickets are $7 for general admission or $5 for Pacific students, faculty and staff, as well as for senior citizens.

Top it all off with a little baseball in the sun—the Boxers are at home against the University of Puget Sound Loggers for a doubleheader starting at noon Saturday and a single game starting at noon Sunday, plus the forecast puts high temps in the low 70s all weekend—and I’ve say you’ve got a pretty perfect spring weekend at Pacific.