Family Weekend (Friday!)

Smith wants to impress the parental units, so there’s a lot to do in these next couple of days.  Whether or not you’re expecting visitors, check out these events!


  • Mrs. California!  This comedy about ’50s home-makers looks like it’s going to be a blast… anything that examines and/or pokes fun at gender roles is going to make a lot of Smithies happy, myself included.  Catch it this Friday in Mendenhall from 8:00 -10:30 pm.  Tickets are $8 general, $5 students/seniors (if that’s too steep, wait for dollar night on October 28).  To pre-order tickets, call (413) 585- (2787) or email the box office at
  • Like Improv?  Check out SIKOS annual family weekend show at 4:30pm tomorrow! You’ll find them in the TV studio of the theater building (don’t worry, there’ll be signs).
  • Like art and chemistry?  Check out SCMA’s Lunchtime Gallery Talk tomorrow from 12:15-1:00pmDavid Dempsey, the Associate Director for Museum Services, will walk you around Touch Fire, a collection of ceramics by female Japanese artists.  He’ll be talking about the chemical processes involved in every stage of ceramics creation, using examples from the exhibition itself.  Bring your mom!
  • Need to entertain your family after dinner?  Bring them to the Family Weekend Chamber Music Concert!  Just go to  the Sweeney Concert Hall in Sage from 8:00-10:00pm to hear works by Haydn, Mozart and more, all performed by Smith faculty.
  • Watch Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen in Weinstein Auditorium at 7:30 pm. Sure to please any cranky younger siblings.


  • Feel like you didn’t learn enough during the week?  Check out a lecture on Jungian theory titled  “He Who Wounds Also Heals by Ethne J. Gray, a lecturer in Jungian Art Therapy at Lesley University. She’ll be talking about reoccurring archetypes of the healer and the wounded in the holistic dream incubation rituals of ancient Greece and what they mean for our dreams today.  Find it in Seelye 207 from 7:30-9:15 pm.


  • Get a taste of South Asian culture at Mehndi Night 2009, hosted by EKTA, the South Asian Student Association of Smith!  Eat delicious South Asian food, watch Bollywood-style performances and have your hands painted with henna.  You’ll find everything in Davis Ballroom from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.  Tickets are $7 at the door.

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