Five ways to spend your weekend

This week has been flown by, but the weekend is when you can settle down before Monday circles back around. Monday will come soon enough, so enjoy these few days off while they last.

You may be asking yourself, “How can I make this weekend a success?” This weekend is full of exciting events happening at your fingertips. Check out these five events that will take your lazy weekend to a worthwhile one:


1) Steve Roggenbuck, a Central Michigan University alumnus, will be performing his poetry Friday at 7 p.m. in the University Center Student Lounge. Roggenbuck is creating a name for himself with his blog, videos and new book “If U Dont Love the Moon, Your an Ass Hole.”

He is a vegan, talks about feminist issues and supports positivity. He will be accompanied by Word Hammer, a slam poetry club on campus, who is teaming with Program Board to sponsor the program.

2) If you’re looking to sit back and relax, the Bush Theatre will be entertaining an audience as “42nd Street Musical” performs. The musical is set in 1933 where characters will come across hard work, use perseverance, be awarded opportunities and maybe encounter a little love. The shows will start at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, while the Sunday showing will begin at 2 p.m. For ticket information, contact Ticket Central.

3) The rivalry game of the football season is Saturday as Central Michigan University plays against Western Michigan University. Many may be taking a road trip to Kalamazoo to support the football team but others will not. There will be a Central vs. Western viewing party starting at noon in the Bovee University Center Student Lounge, so wear maroon and gold, pull out your pom poms and cheer on Central for the game you don’t want to miss.

4) Is your competitive side dying to get out? Saturday is International Student Sports Day, which will be a day dedicated to games such as soccer, basketball, table tennis and volleyball. Bring some friends to the Student Activities Center between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and be ready to play against some tough opponents. The event is sponsored by the Study Abroad Office, International Club and the Office of International Affairs.

5) Calling all ladies. The 8th Annual Ladies Night Out will be going on all day Saturday. Local businesses and unique specialty shops in downtown Mount Pleasant will be having store specials, goodie bags and refreshments as part of the event. Take a minute and get pampered at a local salon or visit a yoga place to clear your mind.

At 4 p.m., the Broadway Theatre will have more activities.A donation of $5 is recommended. The proceeds will be given to the Women’s Initiative, local women’s organizations and the Woman’s Aid Service.