September 18, 2008

Catch It: Sept. 18 – Sept. 23

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Thursday, 9/18:
Oscar Wilde’s famously funny farce, The Importance of Being Earnest, is premiering at the Schwartz Center at 7:30 p.m. Student tickets are $8, general tickets are $10. In case you’re still debating, Dame Judi Dench gave it two thumbs up.
Sexy writer alert: Patrick Somerville, a former Cornell MFA student, is back on campus for the creative writing program’s Fall 2008 Reading Series. (Also, if/when you get a chance, check out his book of short stories, Trouble.) 4:30 in HEC Auditorium (Goldwin Smith), and free!
Friday, 9/19:
Filmmaker Erik Zala began a shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark at the age of 12. Interested? Think it sounds crazy, cool, or crazy-cool? Check out Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation, at Cornell Cinema.
Saturday, 9/20:
If you liked Daniel Tosh’s interview on Wednesday, or have some super-secret fantasies of being a fictional cop, then check out his comedy act at the State Theatre ( Not appropriate for kids aged 13 or under, so you may want to leave your (illegimate) children at home.
Sunday, 9/21:
We know, we know, it’s Sunday. But really, what’s a better way to cure that hangover and procrastinate than to head on down to Porchfest 2008? Local musicians will be playing on the porches of their music-lovin’ patrons throughout the Fall Creek area. For times and locations, check out
Dino Tales! Story Time! At the Museum of the Earth! We’re so excited we got a little crazy with exclamation! Points! ( At 2 p.m., under “the whale.”