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Weekend Primer


Your guide to the weekend -- SIOC style

Al Green at the Rochester International Jazz Festival, University of Rochester, 8 p.m.

The man they call The Reverend is the big attraction on the penultimate night of this nine day festival. With the help of Green's soothing voice, love will surely be in the air.

International Guitar Festival, University of Miami

Rochester isn't the only school hosting a big time music festival. Guitarists from the U.S., Nicaragua, Spain, Cuba, Russia, and Mexico will hold workshops and give performances during this four day extravaganza at The U. There's still no word on whether the 7th Floor Crew will make an appearance.

Summer Solstice Celebration, University of Illinois, 9:30 p.m.

If you're not taking advantage of the longest day of the year (and the happiest day for those suffering from seasonal depression) by heading to the beach, I recommend attending one of the many solstice celebrations around the country.

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Lecture of the Week: "Political Satire from Mark Twain to Jon Stewart," University of North Carolina, 9:15 a.m.

Apparently Stewart and Stephen Colbert have more in common with Twain and H.L. Mencken than you would think. This lecture (which is actually four different talks) will explore the development and increasing importance of political satire.

Famous Aggie Ice Cream Tours, Utah State University, 12 p.m.

High school guidance counselors trying to find the right college for students always look at test scores, educational programs, and demographics, but rarely do they consider whether a school has its own ice cream. Utah State does, and on Saturday the Famous Aggie Ice Cream Plant will be open for tours.

Men's Baseball, Fresno State vs. UNC/LSU, 6 p.m.

Two weeks ago Fresno State became the first ever No. 4 regional seed to make the College World Series. On Sunday they became to first No. 4 seed to win a College World Series game. Tomorrow, a win will make them the first No. 4 seed to reach the Championship Series. (Noticing a trend here?)

Solar Splash: The Intercollegiate Championships of Solar Boating, University of Arkansas

Forget about electric cars. The wave of the future is solar powered boats. Last year Cedarville University edged out the University of Arkansas and Istanbul Technical University to win the title. On Sunday one of the 18 schools who entered boats will be crowned the 2008 champion.