What's HapPENNingApril 7, 2014 at 11:39 am

What’s HapPENNing?

whats happeningHELLO, FLING WEEK. It’s the calm before the shitstorm of beer and bad decisions that will descend upon us in 72 hours, or 48 for fun people. Unfortunately, a few things still have to happen before you can find your peacelovenfling. But this is Penn! The only thing we like more than BYOing is finding events to inappropriately BYO. So happy flasking:

Today, 2-5pm: College Palooza
Head over to Houston for some trifold poster board presentations, FUN instagram contests, and liquid nitrogen ice cream. What happens if you mix liquid nitrogen and alc?

Today, 6:30-7:30pm: AEI Presents “What You Need to Know About the Economy You Will Be Entering”
Concerned that you’re not worrying about your future quite enough? Head to 4th floor College Hall. Read the rest of this entry »

What's HapPENNingMarch 24, 2014 at 9:34 am

What’s HapPENNing?

whats happeningCongrats! You made it through the first week after spring break! Only five more to go ’til you’re hOmE fReE. But until then, here’s what going on in your neck of the woods.

Ongoing: QPenn 2014 – Qtopia
Tons of events going on throughout the week, notably an address by Larverne Cox and the annual Pride Games. Qit qwill qbe qtons qof qfun.

Ongoing: Israel Week
Israel week is real this week so keep it real and do what ya feel, ya feel me?

Ongoing: International Week
Because just Israel isn’t enough. The whole world wants to be included. Read the rest of this entry »

NewsMarch 18, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Breaking Bad Creator Coming To Penn, Not Bringing Meth Samples

Vince GilliganIs it just us, or was SPEC really tryna get some attention yesterday? A few hours after putting us through the seven stages of finding out the Fling performer, they announced that SPEC Connaissance and Film will be hosting Vince Gilligan at Penn. Gilligan is the creator of “Breaking Bad,” a kinda well-liked show about a drug that Penn kids weren’t doing in PV.

The event is on April Fools Day at 8 pm in Irvine, so, like, someone should probbbably put a whoopee cushion under this dude’s chair. Tickets are on sale for $5 on Locust or at http://upennspec.ticketleap.com.

What's HapPENNingFebruary 3, 2014 at 12:06 pm

What’s HapPENNing?

812710193efe351900d6e1c9af5a159dSnow and rain had a love child and are sideways raining disgusting sleet-snow afterbirth all over us. That’s what’s hapPENNing. But also there are some other things happening this week… or mostly Tuesday.

Tuesday at 7:30– The Culture of Sound featuring Homeboy Sandman
Come hear a Penn alum turned rapper discuss language, the future of hip hop, and hopefully the origin of his rap name.

Tuesday at 7– UPenn V-Day Campaign presents MOREGASM
The anatomy of pleasure hosted by a sex toy shop called Babeland? Donesies.

Tuesday at 7– Penn Fashion Collective presents Costume Design: Inspiration and Impact
Speaker event with costume designers from SNL, Girls, The Good Wife and Orange is the New Black!

Thursday 4-8pm– APO presents Chipotle Comes to You
We’re not really sure who APO is, but they’re delivering Chipotle on campus this Thursday so they’re good in our book.

NewsNovember 23, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Dancing With The Professors

dancing prof

will dance for higher penncoursereview scores

Ever wanted to see your professors dance? Well they’re going to anyway.
2pm tomorrow in Bodek Lounge, à la Dancing with the Stars, participating student-professor partnerships will be boogieying for victory your approval.

If you aren’t going for the hilarity/weirdosity, at least go for the learning opportunity—or, as Dr. Johnson puts it in a recent email, a chance to demonstrate some “awesome physics concepts.” Speaking of Johnson’s emails, seems like he already has some salsa under his belt.

Peep the event flyer here.

What's HapPENNingNovember 18, 2013 at 2:11 pm

What’s HapPENNing

utbFor all those good little Penn students everywhere setting up their Google calendars for the week: we sift through all those Facebook invites so you don’t have to! Speaking of annoying invitations, you’re welcome.

Today-Friday: PoCo’s Political Action Week
A whole week of politics!

Tuesday: Warby Parker Founder & CEO Speaker Event
You’ll probably be as disappointed as we were to find out his name isn’t actually Warby.

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What's HapPENNingNovember 5, 2013 at 12:00 pm

What’s HapPENNing

utbHappy homecoming week, babyquakes! Here are a few events to fill in those annoying empty spaces between darties.

TODAY: Panhel Presents Dove “Real Woman,” Stacy Nadeau
Listen to one of Dove’s Real Women spokeswomen speak about positive body image!

Wednesday: SPEC Connaissance Presents Matthew Perry
In light of our recent loss of the similarly named campus icon, this event may be coming too soon. If you can make it through the grief, though, doors open at Irvine Auditorium at 7:30pm.

Thursday: Seniors for the Penn Fund Homecoming Bash
Free booze ‘n food. Kenn Kweder will be there, so that’s cool we guess.

Thursday-Saturday: Penn Glee Club & Penn Dance Present Esspresspionage: A Latte of Trouble
Puns: we appreciate them.

Saturday: The Inspiration A Cappella Presents Low Key Suite
Because we know you were thinking, “damn, I’d kill for an a cappella show right now.”

Saturday: Penn-Princeton Football Game
You should probably consider going to one of these at some point in your four years.

Locust FlaikusOctober 24, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Locust Flaikus

Locust FlaikusWhat’s a kid got to do to get a flyer around here? This week, we were practically begging you to hand us flyers, while you stood and chatted in your little “clubs.”

Anyways, here are the flyers we DID manage to get, translated into Flaiku.

SAS Presents: Nightmare on SAS Street

Halloween spirit
Dancing to foreign music
What’s there not to like?

APO Presents: The Running Dead Zombie 5K 

Practice running for
The zombie apocalypse
Zombies provided?

SPEC Presents: Chance the Rapper’s Social Experiment Tour 

Chance comes to Penn to
Spit mad rhymes and drop dope beats
Year of Sound goes on

Bloomers Presents: The Bad, The Bad, and the Bad 

Don’t mess with these chicks
Gonna tell you tons of jokes
And make you like it

Onda Latina and Yalla Present: The Grand Illusion 

Fulfill your need for
Salsa and mysticism
And swiveling hips

Locust FlaikusOctober 17, 2013 at 6:43 pm

Locust Flaikus

Locust Flaikus

It’s the Return of the Flaikus! We know you missed your weekly flaiku dose even more than you missed the flyers themselves.

Here’s what’s happening this week for those of you who haven’t been strolling down Locust.

SPEC Presents Mount Kimbie, A Sol Mechanic, and Dream Safari

Oh thank god it’s an
English post-dubstep duo
SPEC fills a void

Chisino 2013 

Have a blast, splash cash
Make dreams come true for small kids
Cut for Bieber ends

Mask and Wig Presents: A State of Confucian 

With puns a-plenty
And tap dancing dudes in drag
Let’s all pa-GO-da

Alpha Kappa Delta Phi Presents: Coffee House

Hella food and dance
For breast cancer awareness
Asians provide all

HSC/YJA’s Annual Navratri Garba

Become more cultured
Hitting sticks with Indians
But please not on them

NewsOctober 2, 2013 at 12:30 pm

Possibly The Greatest Event Ever

Little_Baby's_Ice_Cream_-This_is_a_Special_TimeIn honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Yards Brewing Company and Little Baby’s Ice Cream are hosting A Pynk Affair, a charity event featuring a CONCERT BY A WEEZER TRIBUTE BAND CALLED “FREEZER.” There will be food and other stuff, too, but everything pretty much pales in comparison once you realize that somewhere out there exists a Weezer tribute band called Freezer.

If you’re down to get your 90s alt-rock on, head to Yards Brewery this Friday. Eat some of Little Baby’s new “pynk” ice cream and drink some “pynk ” ale. Wear pynk, live pynk, thynk pynk. Take the whole day to revel in all things pynk. It’s for a great cause!  Side note: clearly they used all their clever name-picking skills on Freezer.