The year will soon be drawing to a close, and the Friday Music Series, a semester-long showcase of the arts and music at Georgetown, is winding down to its final two shows. The Film and Media Studies program will be hosting Brent Green, self-taught animator and Sundance darling, at a presentation of his short films on Friday, Nov. 17. The event will showcase his short films, seasoned with live narration, in-house foley effects, and an improvised soundtrack by Brendan Canty of local punk band Fugazi, as well as Kate Ryan and Georgetown’s own Professor Ben Harbert. Green’s work combines a fascination for yet-untold stories of small, personal tragedies and a taste for the creeping macabre. Wannabe animators, producers, animation enthusiasts, and critics are encouraged to attend. Ticketholders should be aware that the venue has been moved to the Gonda Theatre.
Also, make sure to catch the Georgetown Annual Holiday Concert, presented by the GU Jazz Ensemble, on Friday, Dec. 1. No setlist has been announced, but the ensemble promises a program of “classic holiday standards,” so expect GU Jazz to be blowing all the hits this Christmas. As the weight of midterm season finally lifts, and before the burden of finals, projects, and stress descends to take its place, all Hoyas are encouraged to come put a little Noel in their hearts. The ensemble will be led by Professor Aaron Broadus of the Georgetown College Department of Performing Arts, and will be housed in McNeir Hall, in the New North building.