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Yes.Oui.Si: A multisensory art space, creativity hub, fuses music and art

February 24, 2011
our members of the Boston art collective Greatfruit Productions sat down on the AstroTurf at their new permanent venue, Yes.Oui.Si, and attempted to tie themselves into a human knot comfortably enough so they could maintain this position for the duration of the interview. They settled on sitting in a line against the wall, overlapping their legs and putting their arms around each other. At 19 Vancouver St., Yes.Oui.Si now occupies the property that used to be as Rice Bowl Gallery. A celebratory multi-genre art show with live music and spoken word poetry took place there Feb. 11 to honor the grand opening of the space as well as its debut exhibition, Cycles.

WRBB hosts first NU Battle of the Bands

February 24, 2011
The battle is on to find the best musical talent Northeastern has to offer. Tuesday, students gathered in afterHOURS to support their picks for the first Northeastern Battle of the Bands. Campus radio station WRBB organized the event to showcase Northeastern talent and find a band to open for the new event known as Spring Bliss, the spring equivalent to the fall Block Party concert, which will take place April 21 in the Centennial Commons.

Column: Cat scratch fever

February 24, 2011
As I get older and most of my friends now live in their own apartments, an interesting – and occasionally troubling – trend has begun to emerge. Their clothes are covered in fur, they have scratches crawling up their arms and their Facebook pages are suddenly overwhelmed with pictures of fuzzy cuteness: seemingly overnight, they’ve morphed into full-fledged cat ladies.

Calendar: Feb. 24 – March 2

February 24, 2011
With spring right around the corner, it’s a perfect time to check out the region’s oldest and most respected boating marketplace in this area at the 2011 New England Boat Show from Feb. 26 to March 6. The event, held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, offers an ideal escape from the cold winter air and will host a large selection of new boats, gear and gadgets, and exhibitors offering sales. There will be sport fishers, luxury cruisers, sailboats and jet skis on display and available for purchase. Although a lot of what’s featured at the event will be too expensive for the average college student, it’s always fun to look and start thinking about having some fun in the sun. 415 Summer St.; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; $14; 800-225-1577.

‘Under Class’ web series takes off at NU

February 17, 2011
At a gathering for young socialites, a college-aged girl cradles a young man in her arms while a group of pretentious students taunt him for not owning land, or having health insurance. As she later recounts this story to her friends in a student center, a table away, the guy is recounting the night to his friends ... differently. He recalls getting hot and heavy on the dance floor with a multitude of sexy women. In his memory, the girl watches from afar, getting so turned on that she shows off her hottest dance moves to him. The two make out, while taking the occasional break to chow down on some bread.

Instantnightlife.com will offer realtime deals for Boston clubs

February 17, 2011
One year after the launch of Instantnightlife.com, founder Kayvan Zainabadi said he and his colleagues realized they were spending too much time focusing on the clubgoers and not enough time on the clubs and bars themselves. As a response, the Instant Nightlife team has crafted several new ways for clubgoers to connect with the clubs.

Oh the places we go: New York

February 17, 2011
My first few trips to New York when I was 6, and later when I was 12, left me starstruck and fascinated. How could my hometown in California, with its simple green lawns and suburban soccer moms, possibly compare to a glittery world of skyscrapers and showtunes?

Wadzilla Mansion shut down days after anniversary show

February 17, 2011
Just four days after Wadzilla Mansion’s one-year anniversary show, the DIY basement venue announced the city of Boston cited its landlord for a building code violation: Failure to secure a permit to operate a live entertainment venue.

Calendar: Feb. 17 – 23

February 17, 2011

By Emma Shuck, News Staff Entry of the Week: The Miss Boston 2011 pageant will take place at the downtown Omni Parker House Hotel on Feb. 20. Although this competition is representative of many beautiful, talented young women in the Boston area, this year is especially...

Column: An orchestrated reunion

February 17, 2011

As a kid, my parents encouraged me to be involved in a ridiculous amount of activities – from soccer, to theatre, to dog training. Piano lessons also had their place in my young life, although I must admit I was often less than enthusiastic about the amount of practicing required...

Calendar: Feb. 10 – 16

February 10, 2011

By Emma Shuck, News Staff Entry of the Week: There aren’t many events centered around a bunch of men strutting their stuff on stage. This year, Big Man On Campus is back and the contestants will be asked to do just that. During the competition – sponsored by Delta...

Oh the places we go: Cairo

February 10, 2011
About two weeks ago, I left for Cairo, Egypt looking for the typical study abroad experience. I had no idea that a crisis was about to hit the country and cause the complete chaos that would lead to my evacuation. My preparations for the trip were longer than my actual study abroad experience. But before the turmoil began, I briefly experienced Egyptian culture like any study abroad student in a stable country might.