Written by Bwog Staff
Sticking around campus for the long weekend? Here are a few ways to amuse yourself after you’ve finally caught up on sleep, courtesy of Bwog daily editor Hillary Busis:
Friday, November 2
Hip Hop Karaoke
What’s that you say? You love karaoke, but you’re bored with wailing sing-along standards like “I Will Survive” and “Don’t Stop Believin’”? Well, here’s your opportunity to showcase your mad rhyme skillz – it’ll be just like 8 Mile, except you won’t have to come up with the words on the spot or have weird sex with Brittany Murphy. Notably absent from Hip Hop Karaoke’s song list are tunes by luminaries like MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice, but we’re confident that this tragic oversight will be corrected before long.
The Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. at Church St., signup at 10:30 p.m., show at 11 p.m., free.
Saturday, November 3
Speech and Debate
You go to Columbia. Chances are, at some point in your high school career, you gave an extemporaneous address about the pros or cons of having a school dress code or genetically modified food or something. Whether you’re yearning for your debating salad days or you break out in a cold sweat at the mere thought of public speaking, treat yourself to the inaugural production of Roundabout Underground, the Roundabout Theater’s “initiate designed to foster new works by emerging playwrights.” Don’t be scared off by the fact that director Jason Moore is helming the upcoming Broadway version of Shrek; we hear that Speech and Debate is intentionally hilarious.
Black Box Theatre, Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, 111 W. 46th St. between 6th Ave. and Broadway, 2:30 and 8:00 p.m., $20.
Sunday, November 4
100th episode of Family Guy – “Stewie Kills Lois”
“I have to write a blurb about Family Guy, but I don’t know what to say!” “It can’t be any worse than that time Obscure Culture Reference did a totally wacky thing completely unrelated to what we’re talking about right now!” Interestingly, tonight also marks the 100th episode of CBS’s crime procedural Cold Case, but you’re about as likely to watch that as Family Guy is not to rip off The Simpsons. That’s right, we went there.
9 p.m., Fox
Monday, November 5
50 Years of Helvetica
Yes, “50 Years of Helvetica.” The font. According to MoMA, Helvetica is “widely considered the official typeface of the twentieth century” because it “communicates with simple, well-proportioned letterforms that convey an aesthetic clarity that is at once universal, neutral and undeniably modern.” Personally, we’re diehard Times New Romanites, but whatever. At least they aren’t celebrating Comic Sans… although we are looking forward to that new Zapf Dingbats multimedia show at the Whitney.
Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St. between 5th Ave. and 6th Ave., 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., free with CUID.
Tuesday, November 6
Rosie Live at Lincoln Center
Remember when Rosie O’Donnell was known primarily as a stand-up comedian? Neither do we. Tonight, the former “Queen of Nice,” magazine owner, and View firebrand returns to the stage in what will be either a hilarious performance or a disaster. Either way, it’s bound to be entertaining. If nothing else, you should show Ro some love for mentioning our dear Alma Mater in her October 28 blog post, written in free verse. It reads, in part, “i herad [sic] my name and turned/2 find/a young asian woman/in a Columbia sweatshirt/do u remember me? she asks/i did not.”