Mason Week Is a “Throwback”

Posted: April 23, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Beau Cribbs

Annual Mason Week activities, which got started this past weekend on the Fairfax Campus, have movies, music, games and comedy tuned to a retro theme.

The 2007 theme is “Throwback Week.” Tonight, Damon’s in Student Union I hosts “The Max” ’90s trivia challenge from 9 p.m. to midnight along with screenings of the TV show, “Saved by the Bell.” (“The Max” is the local restaurant where everyone hung out on the show.) Guests are encouraged to dress up and participate in the ’90s-inspired costume contest for prizes.

Tuesday’s event is a Mason student talent show in the Johnson Center atrium at 8 p.m. Wednesday’s event, the Field Day on the quad outside Fenwick Library, has become somewhat of a tradition at Mason, and is a perfect complement to this year’s “throwback” theme. It will feature a tug of war, dodge ball, kickball, a sack race, a relay race, a three-legged race and a balloon toss.

Thursday will see the always-popular Mason Day celebration, marking its 42nd year in 2007. Parking Lot J will be the site of free entertainment, giveaways, food and music from noon to 7 p.m. The day will conclude with performances by hip hop artists Naughty by Nature and Bone Thugs n’ Harmony.

Friday’s Every Freakin’ Friday Comedy Night will conclude Mason Week 2007 with a performance by comic Jon Reep, who has recently been featured on NBC’s “Late Friday” and as a part of his own half-hour Comedy Central Special. The show starts at 9 p.m. in the Johnson Center Atrium.

For more details, visit the Program Board’s Mason Week web site.

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