What do technical workshops, writing workshops, robots, ponies, trading card games, table top games, and LAN parties all have in common?


Take a well-deserved break from classes and midterms and check out the activities planned for GEEK WEEK. GEEK WEEK is a 4-day celebration of Geekdom. Presented by the ASUW along with various Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) you can look forward to a wide variety of programming and activities.

Check out the facebook page and calendar:


Feb. 24th - Feb. 27th

Feb. 24th – Feb. 27th

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Free Advanced Screening — The Secret Life of Walter Mitty 12/17

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
December 17th at Regal Thornton at 7PM
trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGWO2w0H2V8
To git free passes go to this link: www.gofobo.com/rsvp
and enter this code: ASUW0TDL

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NEBRASKA (7pm at Regal Meridian on 11/19):
Synopsis: An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.
Trailer: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1821549/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Link to Download Passes: http://l.gofobo.us/RSJMXTcn

PHILOMENA (7pm at AMC Pacific Place on 11/19):
Synopsis: A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman’s search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.
Trailer: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2431286/?ref_=nv_sr_4
Link to Download Passes: http://l.gofobo.us/HY590WTk

HOMEFRONT (7pm at AMC Pacific Place on 11/20):
Synopsis: A former DEA agent moves his family to a quiet town, where he soon tangles with a local meth druglord.
Trailer: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2312718/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Link to Download Passes: http://l.gofobo.us/QE8kMg9c

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS (7PM at Landmark Varsity on 11/21):
Synopsis: INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles-some of them of his own making.
Trailer: http://youtu.be/LFphYRyH7wc
Print this pass: http://i.imgur.com/y6VGf79.jpg  and bring UW ID

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Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe

Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe


Man oh man, Dev Hynes aka Blood Orange aka the guy who worked on Sky Ferreira’s “Everything is Embarrassing” aka the guy who *also* worked with Solange aka just a really talented guy from the U.K., aka aka aka this album is really good. its groovy funky sexy groovy vibes cause some severe low-key foot tapping and shimmying. it is like solange + ferreira +  good vibes in one album from one human being’s mind and soul and vocal cords and some magical hands and some mad dancing (those footworks of dev hynes…)

Recommended Tracks: You’re Not Good Enough, No Right Thing, It is What it is




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Film Recommendations 10/18 – 10/20

Hey y’all. This is your Film$ Coordinator here to tell you what films you should see this weekend. (I will also tell you what I think of them, so if you’re worried about me spoiling things or don’t care about my opinion then just look at the trailers and don’t read the words.)

If you’re 21+ :

Go see Escape From Tomorrow at Sundance Cinemas on the 4500 block of 9th ave.


Escape From Tomorrow was filmed guerilla-style without permission at Disney World Resort in Florida, then edited in secret in South Korea. The filmmakers shot on consumer DSLR’s and kept scripts on their phones to avoid detection by park staff. It is a weird, weird movie. It will not make you feel good about Disney World, the extent to which Disneyfied culture has colonized our collective unconscious, or the psychological effects of the family as a structure for the sublimation of individual desire. From the first frame to the last, the film carries an disturbing tone of Oedipal terror mixed with a mounting postmodernist sense of an irredeemably fragmented reality.

It’s also an awesome piece of filmmaking, unlike anything you’ve seen and unquestionably deserving of your attention. As disquieting as it is hilarious, Escape From Tomorrow must be seen to be believed, and you should definitely catch it in theaters before Disney attempts to sue it into oblivion.


But if you’re not a psychopath like me…

Maybe go see Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity instead (showing on screens all over town. I saw it at Cinerama and highly recommend you do that too) :


I’m not spoiling anything by telling you that this is a movie about a series of terrible things happening to Sandra Bullock in space (like, in a Sigourney Weaver in the third act of Alien kind of way, except for basically the whole movie, and without any aliens.). The plot might be as thin as the air in the upper reaches of the stratosphere, but the film takes place approximately 320 km higher in altitude, and employs a cinematic of space (in both senses of the word) on its own terms. James Cameron has called it “the best space film ever done,” and for good reason: the film is as technically innovative as it is gripping (to the point of being stressful at times) and compelling (I’ll admit to tearing up just a little (actually, that’s been happening to me a lot lately. I shed some tears while watching Fruitvale Station and just about openly wept in Short Term 12. It is a good year for feels in movies or am I just going soft?)) . Gravity is above all breathtakingly beautiful, and is well worth a watch for pure visual spectacle on its own. Go see it, you can’t not like it.

(Also, if you’re one of those people who cares about how scientifically inaccurate most space movies are, even though to demand/expect “scientific realism” (as if such a principle can be obtained or would guarantee verisimilitude)  from a self-consciously fictional work is to ignore its inherently illusionistic nature, read this after you see the movie: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/64696)

Comments, suggestions, complaint, and especially angrily expressed differences of opinion are welcomed at:  asuwfilms@gmail.com

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Introducing the 2013-2014 ASUW A&E Staff!

It’s been a great year at ASUW Arts & Entertainment. Thanks for all your support and attendance throughout the year. Special thanks to Marika Justad (Assistant Director), Tarik Walmsley (Concerts Coordinator), and Vange Spracklin (Films Coordinator) for being such awesome staff members during the 2012-2013 school year.

As we start to transition, help me in welcoming the new Arts & Entertainment staff for the 2013-2014 school year – get stoked for Dawg Daze, more Parnassus shows, the continuation of the Featured Artists series, community-based film events, and whatever else our crazy minds can come up with. See you in September, go dawgs.
-Ryan Baker, Director

Director – Ryan Baker


Senior – English major – Tacoma, WA

Assistant Director – Payton Bordley

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Junior – undeclared – Scottsdale, AZ

Concerts Coordinator – Jessie Kim

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Films Coordinator – Jordan Augustine

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Senior – English major – CA

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ASUW A&E + Rainy Dawg Radio present: Fabulous Downey Brothers, Punishment, youryoungbody @ Parnassus Cafe, 4/11d

Poster by Ern Halligan

Poster by Ern Halligan

ASUW Arts & Entertainment and Rainy Dawg Radio present
the first LOCAL SHOWCASE of ❀ ❀ SPRING QUARTER 2013!! ❀ ❀



❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ PUNISHMENT ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀

✿ ✿ ✿ ✿ ✿ ✿ ✿ ✿ ✿ ✿ youryoungbody ✿ ✿ ✿ ✿ ✿ ✿ ✿ ✿ ✿

@ Parnassus Cafe (basement of the UW Art Building)

❀ ✿ Thursday, April 11th
❀ ✿ Doors @ 7:00pm
❀ ✿ Show @ 7:30pm

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John Van Deusen of The Lonely Forest w/ Ben Fisher & Whitney Ballen – February 19, 2013


ASUW Arts & Entertainment presents:

JOHN VAN DEUSEN of The Lonely Forest
Ben Fisher
Whitney Ballen

Live at the University of Washington
Tuesday, 2/19/13
FREE to UW Students
UW’s Parnassus Cafe (basement of the Art Building)

Come watch local legend John Van Deusen of The Lonely Forest perform an intimate, acoustic set in UW’s coolest cafe and gallery.

Opening the show are A&E Featured Artists Ben Fisher and Whitney Ballen.

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HANNIBAL BURESS: LIVE at the University of Washington

ASUW Arts & Entertainment and UW First Year Programs present
Winter Dawg Daze Comedy Show 2013 featuring

Date: January 30th, 2013
Time: 8:00pm
Location: KANE 130 on the UW campus

Tickets: $8 students // $15 general public
STUDENT TICKETS can be purchased at the HUB Info Desk (1st Floor)
GENERAL PUBLIC TICKETS can be purchased online via Brown Paper Tickets


“If Steven Wright, Mos Def and Dave Chappelle had a baby, that would be disgusting, but it would sound like Hannibal Buress. The funniest young comic I’ve seen in years.” – Chris Rock

          Chicago-bred New York-based stand-up comedian Hannibal Buress established himself as a master of “comedic jokes related to personal stories, current events, the streets, and even food” (yes, someone actually wrote and published that line) in ANIMAL FURNACE, his COMEDY CENTRAL original one-hour stand-up special that premiered May 20, 2012.

Hannibal Buress has appeared on THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON, JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!, THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON, and CONAN. He can be seen on 30 ROCK, LOUIE, and as the co-host of the Adult Swim series THE ERIC ANDRE SHOW. Buress has previously worked on the writing staffs of 30 ROCK and SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE and was recently awarded the American Comedy Award for Best Club Comic of 2012.

Though perpetually touring, Buress considers New York City, where he hosts a weekly Sunday comedy night at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory, to be his place of residence. He lives with zero pets and an XBOX 360, and has a cable package with the Starz network but never watches it.

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Happy Holidays! ASUW A&E has partnered with Seattle Theatre Group to provide you with  2 free tickets to three incredible hip-hop shows at The Neptune Theatre!

Enter to win a pair of tickets to any shows listed below:

December 28th: Shabazz Palaces w/ THEESatisfaction

Enter here: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/asuwaedr/187814


December 29th: Danny Brown (hosted by Shabazz Palaces & THEESatisfaction)

Enter here: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/asuwaedr/187865


December 31st: LAZER BALL NYE (21+) – Fresh Espresso, Grynch, Keyboard Kid, Metal Chocolates

Enter here: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/asuwaedr/187869


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