Quick: what two liquids come to mind when you think of the Middle East? Blood and Oil, of course! They also happen to make up the title of Jeremy Earp’s documentary investigating America’s addiction to the latter and its investment in the former. Journalist Michael T. Klare, whose work inspired the film, speaks at the showing, tonight at 7 p.m. at Cornell Cinema.
Ever wonder about those strangely homoerotic overtones in Shakespeare’s Sonnets? The English Department’s weekend Shakesqueer Conference kicks off today with a talk by Emory University’s Jonathan Goldberg entitled “Samson Uncircumsised.” Stop by the HEC Auditorium in Goldwin Smith at 4:30 p.m. and get your mind blown.
Because it’s never too early: the European Club brings Oktoberfest to Trillium Cafe and shares the joy of German beer, knockworst and silly suspenders. 4:30 p.m.
The Cornell University Glee Club premieres Bernard Rands’ Trinity and mixes it up with some other Civil War fare. Yes, it’s Homecoming, and you’ll probably be drunk, but think of the name: glee! The show starts at 8 p.m. in Bailey Hall.
A social conscience, soulful grooves and a ponytail: Citizen Cope was made for Ithaca. The renowned songwriter stops by the State Theatre at 8 p.m. for a solo acoustic show sure to set the local crowd wild. Remember to bring your dancing shoes.
Professional wise-ass Bill Maher ’78, (he’s got his own HBO show!) comes to Barton Hall to share his insight into the coming election and to crack some jokes at the red states’ expense. Wonder what he’ll say about fellow alum Ann Coulter ’84? The politically incorrect performance starts at 7 p.m.