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After a taste of spring on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, this weekend has a little bit of everything going on to have some fun before Marathon Monday.
Thursday, April 11
Mortar and Pestle Players Present Footloose the Musical, MCPHS’s White Hall, 8pm
Are you a fan of the 1984 movie Footloose or its 2011 counterpart? If so, you should definitely check out the COF Mortar and Pestle’s spring musical production. Beginning on Thursday at 8pm and running through Sunday, the show features a variety of students from around the COF and all of the dancing has been choreographed by Emmanuel’s own Kimberly Masse. Tickets are $7 at the door.
Friday, April 12
For Good Measure Presents Tropicapella, Emmanuel College Chapel, 7:30pm
Love sunshine and music? Then definitely come see Emmanuel’s all-girl a Capella group, For Good Measure, put on their spring showcase. Also featuring Northeastern group, The Downbeats, EC’s Ukelele Club and Meredith Whaley, the girls will be performing a new medley of songs during the evening. Tickets are $3 in advance and $5 at the door. They will also be taking donations and those proceeds will benefit EC Dance Marathon.
Monty Python’s Spamalot, Emmanuel College Auditorium, 8pm
The Emmanuel College Performing Arts Department will be closing out their hit spring production of Monty Python’s Spamalot this weekend. If you haven’t gotten your spot reserved already, you may be out of luck. The Facebook event page has an announcement from Scott Gagnon saying that tickets are already sold out for the final weekend. Tickets are $10 for non-Emmanuel students and free for Emmanuel students. Additional shows this weekend are April 13 at 8pm and April 14 at 2pm.
Not a big fan of a Capella or musicals? Love to laugh? Come to the first event for COF Spring Weekend at Simmons on Friday night featuring comedians John Cassidy and Marc Lamonte.
Saturday April 13
Wild Wild COF Spring Weekend: Carnival, Simmons’ Residence Quad, 2-6pm
With the weather predicting to be 59 degrees on Saturday, get out of your stuffy dorm room or the library and come spend the day outside at the COF Spring Carnival. With inflatables, food trucks, antique photos, caricature artists, stunna shades and much more, the day is bound to be a fun one out in the sun. COF ID is needed to enter.
Wild Wild COF Spring Weekend: Natalie Stovall, Emmanuel College Quad, 6:30pm
To wind down from all the carnival fun, come spend the night listening to a self-professed mix of rock ‘n’ roll and country in musician Natalie Stovall. She has played the Grand Ole Opry and the White House and now she’s coming to the COF.
Emmanuel College Dance Marathon, Emmanuel College Gymnasium, 10pm- April 14, 11am
Whats a better way to wind down before Marathon Monday than staying up for 13 hours to raise awareness for children? The second annual Emmanuel College Dance Marathon begins Saturday night at 10pm and continues until 11am. With comedy from Residence Life’s John Byrne, ice cream from J.P. Licks, music, dancing and much more, the marathon is bound to be a success, especially as ECDM has met and gone over their $20,000 goal. Admission is $10 if you haven’t already donated. All proceeds go directly to Boston Children’s Hospital.