The mission of ASUW Arts and Entertainment is to improve the quality of campus life through programming that focuses on educating and celebrating the arts. We provide exclusive entertainment opportunities to UW students that engages them with the greater art community. Through our programming, we expose students to what the UW has to offer outside of the classroom and build campus community.
Over the years we’ve done some concerts with the following: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kendrick Lamar, Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, Mos Def, The Decemberists, Sky Ferreira, G-Eazy, Cashmere Cat, Laura Jane Grace, STRFKR, Craft Spells, Four Color Zack, Shy Girls, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Vic Mensa, The-Dream, Wavves, Ryn Weaver, Common, Mike Posner, Clipse, The Mountain Goats, Built To Spill, Ra Ra Riot, Nirvana, The Rapture (DJs), The Physics, La Luz, Sam Lachow, Allen Stone, Grynch, Wizdom, Brothers From Another, Manatee Commune, Mister Lies, Dude York, Chastity Belt, Nice&AO, The Bar, Youryoungbody, DJAO, Mayer Hawthorne, James Pants and much more…
Over the years we’ve done some comedy shows with the following: Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer of Broad City, Demetri Martin, Aziz Ansari, BJ Novak, Carlos Mencia, Bill Maher, Tig Notaro, Andy Dick, Louis CK, Daniel Tosh, Kyle Kinane, Jon Dore, Hannibal Buress, Pete Holmes, The Lucas Brothers, Axis of Awesome, Garfunkel & Oates, Chelsea Peretti and much more…
A&E DIRECTOR – ANIA KAMKAR
Yo, I’m Ania. I love A&E. I started volunteering for A&E as a freshman, and worked as a Program Coordinator my sophomore and junior year. As a senior now + the Director, people lean on me to have all the answers, and I do. If I had a green room rider, it would have fruit, vegetables, chips + salsa, a taco bar, and chocolate covered pomegranate.
Twitter: @ania_kamkar Instagram: @ania_kamkar
PROGRAM COORDINATOR – NIKKI JAVADI
Hi I am Nikki and I’m all about the laughs and stuff. Unless I’m crying about some Russian movie or listening to the same Frank Ocean song for the 10th time in a row. Then I’m… kind of about the tears too. Emotions all around. Green room rider would have hummus, roasted cashews, dark chocolate, and iced coffee. Ok! Go team! I’ll get back to coordinating these programs!
OUTREACH COORDINATOR – ALVIN BENAVIDES
Hi! My name is Alvin. I’m a marketing/information systems major and this year’s outreach coordinator. I’d love to talk to you about potential partnerships and volunteer opportunities. Come into HUB131 to talk, you’ll probably catch me browsing hip-hop, fashion, and lifestyle blogs.
Twitter: @MadeByAlvin Instagram: @madebyalvin
DESIGN & MARKETING COORDINATOR – UYEN CAO
Hey, I’m Uyen! I make all the posters, social media posts, etc; everything you see regarding us/for our events and market us/our events and I LOVE IT. I spend my time hanging out with family and friends, and “studying” for my majors: Marketing and Interaction Design. If I had a green room rider, it would have a ton of mango, a ton of pineapple, cheddar ruffles, spinach dip with some fluffy french bread, and all the sparkling apple cider in the world.
Twitter: @uyentcao Instagram: @uyenstagram