Posted by: marquetteconnection | August 30, 2011

New Year, New Fun!

Welcome back to school Golden Eagles! I hope that all of you had an awesome summer. But, as the sun starts to set earlier each night and the temperature slowly drops, it’s time to get focused on school. But hey, that doesn’t mean we students can’t have our fun too! Late Night Marquette, MUSG, and the Office of Student Development are working hard to bring you all a lot of fun, exciting, and new programs this upcoming semester! We’ve been hard at work all summer planning, so we hope you enjoy these activities as much as we think you will.

This week is MUSG’s Mania Week, and they have a lot of great activities planned to slowly help you get back into the swing of things. Here’s a look at what’s on the schedule for the rest of this week.

Wednesday, August 31st: Want to see our first place Brewers take on the St. Louis Cardinals in a battle of the bats? Catch the Brewers Tailgate event! Tickets are just $20, and this price includes transportation to and from the game, as well as a meal and your game ticket. All tickets can be purchased at the Brooks Lounge. The Tailgate begins at 5:30, and game time is 7:30. Roll out the barrel!
Thursday, September 1st: Catch a movie under the stars on Central Mall at 7:30PM, complete with a DPS-sponsored obstacle course, music, and giveaways!
Friday, September 2nd: Looking for something fun to do with your friends? Head over to the Union Sports Annex for $1 bowling, a live DJ, and discounts on food!

We at Late Night Marquette spent the summer planning, planning, and planning! Here’s a list of the first semester Late Night activities! Check back throughout the semester for more information.
September 10th: Hypnotist and Magician—Weasler Auditorium, 9PM
September 29th: Night of Champions Video Game Tournament—Union Sports Annex, 9PM
October 7th: Speed Friending—AMU, 9PM
October 28th: Halloween Late Night—MU Zombocalypse 2011—AMU, 9PM
November 6th: Lipsync Competition—Varsity Theatre, 9PM
November 19th: Late Night @ the Petit—Petit National Ice Center, 9PM
December 14th: Late Night Breakfast—AMU Ballrooms, 9PM

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Posted by: marquetteconnection | March 21, 2011

Sweet Sixteen

Our Golden Eagles shocked everyone with their 66-62 upset over Syracuse last night. As the game clock ran down, you could hear the screams of nervousness and excitement resonating throughout the residence halls.  I think I speak for all of Marquette’s campus when I say it was the perfect way to end spring break. As I was walking through campus this morning, there was a definite feeling of excitement in the air thanks to last night’s victory. Everyone here has one thing on his or her mind…FRIDAY! And no, I don’t mean that song by Rebecca Black, I mean game day for Marquette!

Looking ahead to Friday, Marquette will have to come out ready to play against UNC. It’ll be a tough match-up, but if they could upset #2 Syracuse, why can’t they upset #2 UNC? Our offense has proved time and time again that they can win a game, but our defense will have to be on top of its game against UNC’s star forwards Zeller, Henson, and Barnes. Luckily for Marquette, UNC’s defense isn’t the best either, and struggles to contain outside shooters, which Marquette has plenty of.

Looking for a place to catch the game this Friday? There are several great restaurants in the Marquette and Milwaukee area with plenty of TVs to catch all the NCAA action. If you want somewhere close to campus, head on over to the Union Sports Annex, located right on Wells and 16th. They have a great menu and personal TVs in all their booths, so you won’t miss a single second of the game. The Annex is a great choice to catch the game considering they are right here on our campus! There’s bound to be a sea of gold there on Friday night. Another great place with a relaxed atmosphere is Buffalo Wild Wings, located on Water Street. Their wings are great, and with several TVs visible from every table, you can keep track of all the scores. One of my favorite places to go is Riverfront Pizzeria Bar and Grill, located on East Erie Street in the 3rd Ward. Their menu offers a wide variety of options, including their delicious pizzas and grilled-to-perfection paninis. Finally, Major Goolsby’s, located on Kilbourn Ave across from the Bradley Center, is a hot spot in the city for Marquette fans. These are just a few of the many different places in Milwaukee that will be showing the game, so venture out into the city and see everything it has to offer!

RING OUT AHOYA!

Posted by: marquetteconnection | February 28, 2011

I Love the 80’s!

Hey Golden Eagles! First, I would like to say thanks to everyone who came out to Last Comic Standing on Thursday…it was a great time! For those of you who missed it, John Gallagher walked away as Marquette’s “Last Comic Standing” and winner of $250. Also, Murphy Row was chosen by the audience for the “People’s Choice” award and $50.

Well, it’s a new week, and that means a new Late Night event! The Late Night team is already hard at work preparing for this next event, which promises to be one of the most exciting Late Nights to date! Join us this Friday, March 4th from 9pm-1am for “80’s at the Annex!” Get ready to bust out your high ponytails, parachute pants, and neon attire because this is one Late Night event you don’t want to miss out on!

We have some amazing activities that I am excited about lined up for you all, including:
FREE Cosmic Bowling
-A Roller-Rave
-80’s Trivia
FREE Arcade Games

And what would a Late Night be without some awesome prizes? We will be passing out neon gear throughout the night, like neon-colored shutter shades and glow sticks! Also, the first 200 people in attendance will receive $5 voucher for food that night!

Check out our Facebook page for more information and make sure to RSVP to the event! I hope to see you all there 🙂

 

Posted by: marquetteconnection | February 23, 2011

Meet the Contestants!

Late Night Marquette and the Diederich College of Communications are proud to bring you Marquette’s very own Last Comic Standing. We in the Late Night office had a great time interviewing all of the applicants, and have made our final decision as to who will be performing for you all on Thursday night! Check out our Facebook page for an album with all the contestants! Have a favorite? Show your support by liking or commenting on their photo!

Here is a little information about each of our contestants…

Charlie Mohl
Class: Sophomore
Major: Broadcasting
Influences: Mitch Hedburg, Donald Glover, Pete Holmes, and Bob HopeExperience: Studio 013 Refugees, standup performer in the musical comedy duo Baked Goods, and writer/producer of MUTV’s sketch comedy program Cue Laugh Track

Michael “Murphy Row” Roscher
Class: Senior
Major: Psychology/Women’s and Gender Studies
Influences: Fozzy Bear, Louis CK, Mike Birbiglia, Nick Thune, Neil Hamburger, Art Hinty, Dave Chapelle, and Bill Cosby
Experience: Performed and Hosted at Milwaukee Comedy Cafe, Winner of the 2011 Cliff Baer Cup, presented by The Caste of Killers, Performed at Bremen Cafe, The Art Bar, Rounding Third, Bayview Brewhaus, Tavern on the Avenue, and many more

John Gallagher
Class: Senior
Major: Broadcast and Electronic Communications
Influences: Nick Swardson, Dave Chapelle, and Louis CK
Experience: Stand-up once, four years of theatre and improv in high school

Sam Batley
Class: Sophomore
Major: Undecided
Influences: Bill Burr, Louis C.K., Daniel Tosh, Sam Kinison, Bill Murray, and Judd Apatow
Experience: Elementary and Middle School Forensics Team

Matt Love
Class: Junior
Major: Civil Engineering
Influences: Mitch Hedburg, Aziz Ansari, Steven Wright, and Demetri Martin
Experience: Performed at Giggles Comedy Pub and the Comedy Café

Jessica Papilla
Class: Sophomore
Major: Political Science and Economics
Influences: Michael Ian Black, Amy Schumer, Michael Showalter, Craig Ferguson, and Abe Lincoln
Experience: “The voices in my head are always laughing!”

John Van Lieshout
Class: Sophomore
Major: Philosophy
Influences: Bill Hicks, Bill Maher, Kanye West’s Twitter Feed, and Woody Allen
Experience: Open mic nights at a café

Albert Maruggi
Class: Junior
Major: Broadcast and Electronic Communications
Influences: Larry David, Adam Sandler, and Chris Rock
Experience: written comedy.

Joe Dobbs
Class: Sophomore
Major: Mathematics
Influences: Bob Newhart, Eddie Izzard, Stephen Fry, and Hugh Laurie
Experience: 2 years of Improv comedy with Organized Chaos

Jose Gonzalez
Class: Senior
Major: Biological Sciences
Influences: Jim Carrey, Craig Ferguson, Aziz Ansari, and other funny people
Experience: Emcee for a cultural show on campus; incorporated comedic scripts and acts into this performance

Tim Gainey
Class: Senior
Major: Biomedical Sciences and History
Influences: Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin James, Monty Python, Mitch Hedberg, Craig Ferguson, and surreal humor.
Experience: None

Brendan Takash
Class: Sophomore
Major: Broadcast and Electronic Communication
Influences: H. Jon Benjamin and Jim Carrey
Experience: Improv in high school and a 5 minute stand-up act last year

 

Posted by: marquetteconnection | February 14, 2011

Last Comic Standing

Hey Golden Eagles! Here’s a little more information on the next installment of Late Night happening February 24th at 8PM in the Weasler Auditorium. Late Night Marquette and the Diederich College of Communication are proud to bring you “Last Comic Standing,” Marquette’s very own stand-up comedy competition. While the majority of the evening will be focused around enjoying Marquette students’ stand-up acts, special guest Baratunde Thurston, stand-up comedian and director of digital for The Onion, will be performing at the end of the night! Members of the Marquette Comedy Sportz group will be there to host the event as well…trust me, this is something you don’t want to miss!

If you, or any of your friends are interested in participating in the event as a stand-up comedian, get the application HERE! Did I mention that the winner of the competition will receive a cash prize of $250?! With a chance of winning that, why not apply? Applications are due on Friday, February 18th, at 4PM.

If you aren’t so keen on performing, that’s okay, there will be plenty of opportunities for the audience to win some great prizes! Enter for a chance to win a trip for you and 4 of your friends to Chicago with MUSG to see the legendary Second City Comedy Show! The evening includes transportation, dinner, and tickets to the show. You must be present at the time of the drawing to win, so if you come, make sure you stick around! I hope to see you all there

Posted by: marquetteconnection | February 14, 2011

A Flair for the Dramatics

As someone who participated in theatre throughout high school, I am always looking to see what shows are coming to the Milwaukee area. Whether you love theatre or not, I think it’s important that everyone see a show at least once in their lifetime. So why not take advantage of all the opportunities to see a musical or play in Milwaukee? Theatre is so much more than entertainment-it’s a gateway to a whole new world (Aladdin anyone?). The point of theatre goes far beyond remembering your lines and hitting the right note-productions address real life issues we all face at some time or another. So, my advice to you? Check out what’s happening in the theatre world in Milwaukee during February. There are a lot of great shows coming our way—go check them out and expose yourself to something new!

Here’s a schedule of some of the shows playing in February, both at Marquette and in Milwaukee…

Marquette University

The Laramie Project

February 24–26 @ 7:30 p.m.

February 27 @ 2:30 p.m.

March 2–5 @ 7:30 p.m.

March 6 @ 2:30 p.m

In October 1998 Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. Weeks later, Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project visited Laramie. Over the course of the next year they conducted interviews with people of the town and from this wrote The Laramie Project, a play chronicling the town in the year after the murder. The Laramie Project is a breathtaking theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink, and the heights of compassion of which we are also capable.

The Rep

The 39 Steps
Alfred Hitchcock’s THE 39 STEPS has it all – intrigue, romance, and hilarious comedy! Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have the hilarious not-to-be-missed two-time Tony Award-winning comedy that played on Broadway for three straight years.

Speaking in Tongues

A mysterious stiletto shoe . . . a lonely country road . . . an abandoned car – and an abundance of betrayal. As a detective in the midst of his own crisis investigates the disappearance of a prominent psychiatrist, the seemingly random confessions of apparent strangers are woven into a powerful web of infidelity, love, isolation and intrigue. From the writer of Strictly Ballroom, this suspenseful exploration of the right and wrong of emotional conduct is a must-see.

Nobody Lonesome for Me

On a fateful New Year’s Eve, Hank Williams fights to reconcile the conflicting forces that shape his music and his life. In his brief 29 years, Hank Williams created one of the most enduring musical legacies with classics like Nobody Lonesome for Me, Jambalaya, So Lonesome I Could Cry and Your Cheatin’ Heart. This revealing look at America’s greatest troubadour celebrates his musical genius and exposes his darkest demon

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

HAIR
The Public Theater’s new Tony-winning production of HAIR is the most electric celebration on Broadway! This exuberant musical about a group of young Americans searching for peace and love in a turbulent time has struck a resonant chord with audiences young and old. HAIR features an extraordinary cast and dozens of unforgettable songs, including “Aquarius,” “Let the Sun Shine In,” “Good Morning, Starshine” and “Easy To Be Hard.” Its relevance is undeniable. Its energy is unbridled. Its truth is unwavering. It’s HAIR, and it’s time.

The Milwaukee Theater

Riverdance
The thunderous celebration of Irish music, song and dance that has tapped its way onto the world stage thrilling millions of people around the globe, will play three Farewell Performances at the Milwaukee Theatre

The Pabst/The Riverside/Turner Hall Ballroom

See their calendar of events for a list of upcoming shows!

DEALS!

Milwaukee Rep: $10 tickets

Marcus Center: Student Rush $20 tickets

 

 

 

Posted by: marquetteconnection | February 8, 2011

Hello!

As the new Programming Assistant for Social Media for Late Night Marquette and the new writer of this blog, I thought I should take a little time to introduce myself to you all. I’m Meg, a sophomore Writing-Intensive English and Spanish major. As the Late Night PA for Social Media, it is my job to keep this blog, as well as our Twitter and Facebook pages, updated so you all know what is going on in the Late Night world. Basically, I’m your “Marquette Connection,” connecting you to the Marquette and Milwaukee Late Night community. Check this blog weekly for updates about programs taking place at Marquette and in the greater Milwaukee area!

Posted by: marquetteconnection | February 3, 2011

Deuces Wild!

Hey all! Do you love live music and entertainment? What about comedy and improv? Well, the Late Night this Saturday promises to bring the best of these worlds to you, right in the AMU Ballrooms!

Deuces Wild! Dueling Pianos is coming to the AMU Ballrooms this Saturday, February 5th at 10pm. What is Deuces Wild!? They are a dueling pianos group that combines live music and improv to put on a one-of-a-kind performance that is bound to get you singing and dancing before the night is over. Below is a description taken from their website:

“David Charles Eichholz and Ted Manderfeld are the duo of Deuces Wild! Dueling Pianos, a piano variety act offering a Las Vegas-style show mix of comedy enticing extensive audience participation and featuring an unlikely and surprising mix of music and parodies. Ranging from classic rock to country to rap to show tunes- they do it all, and they do it hilariously well. However, the key to their marathon of musical comedy lies in the unabashed and completely liberated participation of audience members ranging from ages 18 to 80. Deuces Wild! Dueling Pianos is not your average man on a piano act…it’s a choose your own adventure variety act with the ingenious comedic duo of Dave & Ted leading the way to an unforgettable show.”

Check out the video below for some footage of their past performances!

I hope to see you all there–you won’t regret coming!

Posted by: marquetteconnection | January 24, 2011

What’s Up Marquette, What’s Up?

Welcome back Golden Eagles! Now that school has officially begun and we are all getting back into the swing of things, why not look ahead at the upcoming LateNight programs for this semester? Plan ahead and pencil-in these dates in your calendars!

This past Saturday, LateNight closed out Winter Flurry Week with a bang! Activities included performances from acapella groups the Gold ‘n’ Blues and Six Appeal, an indoor ice-skating rink, a green screen, and bingo! All in attendance had a great time. Many walked away with various prizes, and, for those unlucky few, bruises from the ice-skating rink. If you weren’t able to be there, check out our Facebook page for pictures from Six Appeal’s performance!

Looking ahead at the upcoming months, we have a lot of great things planned for you! Here is the tentative schedule for LateNight events this semester.

February 5: Deuces Wild! (Dueling Pianos) – AMU Ballrooms – 10pm – 1am
February 19: MUSG’s Perfect Pair Game Show
February 24: Last Comic Standing – The Weasler Auditorium – 8pm – 12am
March 3: Spelling Bee – TBD – 8pm – 12am
March 4: Late Night @ The Annex – 9pm – 1am
March 26: MUSG Casino Night
April 7: Night of Champions – The Annex – 9pm – 1am
April 15: Rock the Rec (Lil’ Sibs Weekend Event) – The Rec Center – 9pm – 1am
April 29: Potential Late Night, TBD

That is all for now, but check back soon…there will be a lot more information about these upcoming events as the dates get closer.

Posted by: marquetteconnection | December 11, 2010

Christmas Seizures.. I mean Lights

You know what? Despite the fact that Christmas has in many ways been over commercialized, with the true meanings being lost, I have to admit that some of the over indulgence is just downright fun! After all, I cannot think of another season in which people decorate with such fever as the Christmas season. Halloween is a close second, but skulls and crossbones are just not as inviting as wreaths, garland, fresh baked sugar cookies and of course, those outrageous light displays that that require a small nuclear reactor to run. I do not know if you saw the original light display, which had lights dancing to Wizards in Winter and was unofficially responsible for hundreds of seizures. Well since that first house, it has become a kind of battle for whose house is the craziest, biggest, brightest and of course most Christmassy. So for your viewing pleasure below are four videos that I believe represent some of the better fare the internet has to offer!




I tell ya there is nothing quite like an outrageous light display to put you in the Christmas mood! I know I am in one and as a result cannot wait until I fly home to my family next Friday. However that flight represents not only a flight home for me but also a flight away from the OSD and this here blog. Next semester I will be returning to my co-op job and as result will no longer be writing this blog for the OSD. I must say that my two semesters as a writer have been a real pleasure and that although my fan/reader base was small, it was mighty. I thank all of you for reading my blog and writing comments and I would like to wish you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! God Bless!

Well thats all Folks!
You Stay Classy Marquette!

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