Up And Coming

WEDNESDAYSpecial Dance Performance On Wednesday, September 24th, come celebrate National Ballroom Dance Week! See awesome dancing performed by college students and have a chance to learn some of what you see! Admission is free. Just come to have fun! The performance will be held at the Dance Studio in Patrick Gymnasium from 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Info. contact Joe Larose at 656-6275 or Rachel Smith at 598-6185. Stand-up Comedian Eric Nieves On Wednesday, September 24th, come see stand-up comedian Eric Nieves. This Bronx native has become one of the most sought after Latino comics in New York. Eric’s reality-based humor and upbeat delivery have earned him fans across the country. The show starts at 9:00 PM at the North Lounge in Billings Student Center.THURSDAYOpen Mic Night at Rhythm & Brews Thursday, September 25th, Rhythm & Brews features Open Mic Night. For information on how to get a performance spot, visit www.uvm.edu/llcenter/coffee/openmic.html. Rhythm & Brews is a FREE coffee house that takes place every Thursday from 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM in the Fireplace Lounge of L/L and is a place for local musicians and other performers to show their talent. For the entire semester schedule, pics and more, visit the rhythm & brews website at: www.uvm.edu/llcenter/coffee/ Always remember to bring your own mug for free coffee and tea!Rembrandt Sneak Preview On Thursday, September 25th, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, students, faculty, and staff of the University of Vermont, Burlington College, Champlain College, Community College of Vermont, and St. Michael’s College are invited to a special sneak-preview reception for the exhibition, “Rembrandt and the Art of Etching: Prints from the Rembrandt House Museum, Amsterdam.” The reception will be held at the Robert Hull Fleming Museum, and music will be provided by a string trio. It will be hosted by Provost John Bramley, and opening remarks will begin at 5:45. You will need to show your college ID.Salsa Dancing Lessons Salsa dancing lessons will be held on Thursday, September 25th at 10:00 PM in the North Lounge at Billings Student Center. The lessons are sponsored by the Campus Activities Team as part of Latino Heritage Month.FRIDAYMovie: Old School The movie, Old School, will be shown at Living Learning 315 Commons on Friday, September 26th. The film is presented by Explorations in Film & Cinema. Come at 7:00 PM. Film information can be found at: www.imdb.com/title/tt0302886/. Guster On Friday, September 26th, Guster and Sam Roberts are coming to Burlington’s Flynn Theater. Doors open at 7 PM and all ages are welcomed. Tickets are on sale now at at the Flynn Center Box Office, Copy Ship Fax Plus (Essex), Soundsource (Middlebury), Peacock Music (Plattsburgh), charge by phone at 802-86FLYNN, or at www.flynntheatre.org Tickets are $23. + service charges in advancE.SATURDAYSmokin’ Grass On Saturday, September 27th, Vermont’s own Smokin’ Grass will be coming to Higher Ground. Smokin’ Grass is continuously redefining newgrass music while dancing through a meadow of diverse musical grooves from jazz-grass to psychedelic rock to funky blues. The spirited sounds that emerge from this daring ensemble never fail to keep the audience on its toes, literally and figuratively! The band’s incredible musicianship and high energy performances have earned them thousands of fans from California to the Carolinas. “Take Yer Pick”,the critically acclaimed and impressive debut recording from Smokin’ Grass, features the band’s unique instrumentation and clever improvisation leading listeners on a fast-paced, worldly trek through infectious jams and quality original tunes. The latest CD from the band, “in the barn”, was recorded in Trey Anastasio’s (of Phish) barn/studio in Vermont and marks another giant step in the band’s evolution from regional to national favorites. It’s been almost a year since Smokin’ Grass has performed at Higher Ground and this show promises to be a special one with guests Joe Cleary on mandolin and Nashville singer/songwriter Sally Barris. The Grift opens. Tickets are on sale now; they are $8 in advance and $10 the day of the show. Doors open at 8 PM.BirthdaySaturday, September 27th, is my birthday.African Showcase On Saturday, September 27th, L/L’s Africa House Program presents traditional African food, poetry, music, and dance. The showcase will be held in the Fireplace Lounge of Living/Learning from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. For more information contact Nana Minka at 656-6025 or Akua Afriyie at 656-6022. Movie: Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle The movie Charlie’s Angels will be shown at the CC Theater at 8 PM & 11 PMFilm info can be found at: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0305357/- Press Release