Carnival 2K16: What to see, What to do

Credit: Abhishek  Tayal /Pillbox Editor Credit: Abhishek Tayal /Pillbox Editor

This year marks the 103rd celebration of Carnegie Mellon’s annual Spring Carnival, and as usual there’s a lot to check out. Check out [https://guidebook.com/guide/61142/schedule/] for a full list of events and location updates. Here’s a rundown of some of the events happening around campus:

Scotch N’ Soda Theatre presents: Legally Blonde!
The classic novel turned movie turned musical is finally coming to Carnegie Mellon, thanks to Scotch N’ Soda. Featuring a beloved storyline and the infectiously gleeful “Omigod you guys,” this is a show that you do not want to miss.
April 14: 7 p.m.
April 15: 2 and 11 p.m.
April 16: 2 and 7 p.m.
Where: Rangos Ballroom, CC
Tickets: www.snstheatre.org

The Hindu festival of color that has become a mode of celebration for people across the globe will be hitting Carnegie Mellon once more. If you missed buying tickets during presale, you can still buy tickets at the event for $7 per individual. Shirts and a meal are guaranteed for those who bought pre-sale tickets, and color packets will be available for purchase at $1 each at the event. If you want an excuse to hurl colored powder at your friends, or if you like running around and becoming a walking rainbow, this is the place to be.
When: April 16, 12–3 p.m.
Where: The Mall (outside Hamerschlag Hall)
Ticket: $7 for individuals and $5 for groups

ASA, TSA, and Mayur’s Cosmic Club Party @ Xtaza Night Club:
Essentially, a Carnegie Mellon dominated nightclub and great music courtesy DJ Bernardo Campos and Hemanth. There are buses ready to take you to and from the event, and a great space to let loose with other members of the Carnegie Mellon community. As usual, 18 to go, 21 to flow, and be sure to bring a government issued ID with you to show at the door.
When: April 14: 10 p.m.–2 a.m.
Where: XTAZA Nightclub, 1620 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222
Tickets: $10 presale and $12 at the door. Presale tickets can be bought from ASA, TSA, and Mayur reps tabling in the UC for the rest of the week 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Activities Board Presents: Spring Carnival Concert GRiZ and Dan Deacon:
DJ and electronic producer GRiZ and electronic musician Dan Deacon are bringing their talents to campus this Friday. To warm up, I’d recommend listening to iLL Type Moves, Hard Times and Lettuce — Slippin Into Darkness for GRiZ and The Crystal Cat, Drinking Out of Cups and Sheathed Wings for Dan Deacon.
When: April 15, 7 p.m.
Where: Wiegand Gym
Questions: ab+concerts@andrew.cmu.edu

Carnegie Mellon’s iconic tradition of hurtling brave drivers down hills while steadfast pushers dart and aid the pursuit will be taking place over the Friday and Saturday of Carnival this year. Do checkout the buggies on Thursday afternoon at the design competition and showcase, and then the races Friday and Saturday morning. Preliminary races will be taking place on Friday and finals will take place on Saturday.

If you’ve been anywhere near the cut this week, you’ve definitely seen organizations working day and night to perfect their booths. This year the booths are being built around a game theme, and includes the likes of everything from Cooking Mama to Luigi’s Mansion. Be sure to take some time during carnival to walk around and check out the fruit of some hard labor.
When: Throughout Carnival
Where: Parking lot between CFA and Tennis Courts

Wilkins Block Party:
IMO brings you the annual Wilkins Block Party featuring two stages, 11 bands and food provided by BRGR and Mac and Gold. All proceeds from the event will be going towards Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh, and wristbands are available for a $5 donation. The artists at the event include Dhruva Krishna Music and the Family Band, Beauty Slap, East End Mile, Memphis Hill and many more. More info is available at: www.wilkinsblockparty.com
When: April 16, 2 p.m.–10 p.m.
Where: 5615 Wilkins Pittsburgh, PA 15217