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This week in Arts and Life: April 13 — April 19


As always, there’s a great deal going on, both on campus and off as we enter into week three. Here are our recommendations for how to get the most out of your time, this week in arts and life.

Free advanced screening of  Sundance winner “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” for Stanford students

This Thursday, April 16, The Stanford Daily Arts & Life and Fox Searchlight Pictures will present an advance screening of Sundance Jury and Audience Award winner “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” at the Palo Alto Square CinéArts. Tickets are free and can be redeemed by following Arts & Life on Twitter (@TSDArtsandLife) or on Facebook. This event is only open to Stanford students, and SUIDs will be checked at the door.

Other film

In addition, “Ararat,” a Franco-Canadian historical film about the Armenian Genocide, will screen from 7-9 p.m. this Tuesday in the History Corner, room 203. The film will be introduced by Sabrina Papazian, Ph.D. Candidate, Anthropology. Admission is free.

Off campus, The Stanford Theatre in Downtown Palo Alto will continue its Cary Grant festival this week, with movies starring Grant playing from Friday to Sunday. Stay tuned for screenings of “One Hour with You” and “The Song of Songs” (playing April 15-16) and “Topper” and “Madame Butterfly” (17-19).

Lastly, The Food & Farm Film Fest hits San Francisco this week. From April 17-19, visit San Francisco’s Roxie Theater for movies and good eats.


The Ram’s Head Theatrical Society continues its performances of the musical “Hairspray” this week from April 16–18 at 8 p.m. in Memorial Auditorium.

Don’t miss the Graduate Original Work performances — “Yellow Red Blue — a Triptych”  by Giulia Vittori and “A Bare Stage” by Sukanya Chakrabarti — this week from April 16–18 at 8p.m. at the Nitery Theater.


DakhaBrakha, a “Ukrainian folk-punk quartet,” will be playing Bing Concert Hall Wednesday, with tickets starting at $15 with an SUID.

The Stanford Symphony Orchestra will be performing Rachmaninoff and new work from Julio D’Escrivan at Bing this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are free for Stanford Students!

We recommend checking out new releases by Tyler, the Creator(“Cherry Bomb”) and The Mowgli (“Kids in Love”)

In other news, SAVEMONEY rapper Towkio dropped the feel-good single of the year (so far) “Heaven Only Knows” with a feature from Chance the Rapper, jazz/fusion/funk powerhouse Snarky Puppy released a 15-minute song, “The Curtain,” with the 58-piece Metropole Orkest.

Visual Arts

Spring is in the Air,” a juried group exhibition that focuses on the use of painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and mixed media to capture the essence of springtime, is currently on view at the Pacific Art League of Palo Alto.

This Wednesday, “Arboreal Architecture,” an exhibition centered on the visual history of trees, opens at the Cantor Arts Center. “Arboreal Architecture” seeks to compile visual representations of trees across different cultures in a single space.

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