Weekend Suggestions: 3/18-3/20


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Kelsey Davidson, Staff Writer


On Campus


George Mason Forensics Team Mock Nationals

This weekend, Mason’s Forensics Team is hosting “mock nationals” to prepare for the 2016 ARA-NIET Championship taking place next month in Florida. Everyone is welcome to come and watch the event, which will take place Sat., March 19, at George’s in the Johnson Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Sunday, March 20, the event will continue in Research Hall, room 163, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Checkout Mason’s Forensics’ Facebook page for more details.


SI Films

SI Films is showing “The Big Short” this Saturday, March 19, at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. The film is about four men who realize that big banks are about to cause a recession because of unethical decision-making and greed. Check out the trailer on SI Films’ website.


Off Campus


The Shamrock Crawl 2016

For those of legal drinking age who are in the mood to keep the St. Patrick’s Day going, this is the event for you. Arlington’s annual Shamrock Crawl is taking place Saturday, March 19, in Clarendon. Participants will receive a refillable signature Shamrock mug, party favors, access to some of Arlington’s best bars, and a raffle entry for prizes like free pictures of the event. Tickets cost $40 online, though ticket prices might go up. The event goes from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. with registration from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The closest Metro stop is Clarendon on the Orange and Silver lines. For more information about the specific bars participating check out the Facebook event page.


DC Youth Slam Team Grand Slam Finals 2016

This event is taking place Friday night, March 18, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Top teen poets will be competing to be a part of the team representing the DC area for “Brave New Voices,” an international poetry competition. Tickets are $20 at the door and online. The event will be held at Arena Stage’s Mead Theater. Students can take the Orange Line from Vienna, switch to the Green Line at L’Enfant Plaza, then get off at the Waterfront station. Click here for ticket information and more details.


Environmental Film Festival: “Ribbon of Sand” and “Sky Island”

This Saturday, March 19, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., the National Museum of American History will show two short film, “Ribbon of Sand” and “Sky Island,” followed by a discussion with filmmaker John Grabowska. The two films are about two famous American geographical wonders: “Ribbon of Sand” showcases North Carolina’s Outer Banks, and “Sky Island” is all about New Mexico’s Jemez Mountains. This event is free, and is accessible via Metro. Students can take the Orange Line from Vienna and get off at Federal Triangle.