What you can do during May term

Chenoa Mitchell
Arts Editor
cjmitchell@goshen.edu

Not going out of the country for May term? Fear not: there’s plenty of culture and entertainment to be had right here in good old Goshen. May term is a great time to get out and experience classic Goshen hotspots and special events. Here’s a guide to some cool things to do in Goshen this May term.

1. Get some ice cream at the Chief.

Goshen’s premiere ice cream location opens up for the season on April 21. It’s some of the smoothest, most flavorful ice cream around, with some of the nicest people serving it.

2. Go see a movie at the Goshen Art House.

Some new movies are coming to Goshen’s own little independent theater. During the first weekend in May, the movie will be the risqué The Final Member, which chronicles one man’s quest to complete a bizarre collection of some rather inappropriate items.

The next film will be the documentary The Revisionaries, which delves into the often-controversial Texas Board of Education. Finally, during the last two weekends in May, you can watch The Immortalists, which follows two scientists’ quest to discover a fountain of youth and defeat the “tragedy of old age.

3. Attend a “comedy prom” with hilarious improv comedy troupe GoProv.

If you’ve never experienced GoProv, you’re missing out. They’re outrageous, entertaining and completely brilliant. And this event, entitled “Bring Your Own Boutonniere,” will combine all the craziness of GoProv with all the campiness of prom; after the show, there will be a totally rad eighties prom, so go dressed in all the best eighties gear you can get your mitts on.

Head over to the Goshen Art House on Friday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and will be sold at the door.

4. Experience Game Day at Better World Books.

On Saturday, May 17, Better World Books will host its monthly Game Day. Board games will be available in the store, but people are encouraged to bring their favorite game and some friends and hang out with other game enthusiasts. Drop in anytime between 12 and 6 p.m.

5. Take in a Steel Wheels concert.

This award-winning alternative group will be bringing their unique, soulful mountain music to the Umble Center on Friday, May 2. It’s part of Goshen’s Performing Arts series, so tickets are a little pricey (they range from $18, $23, and $28, depending on how close to the stage your seats are), but it’s guaranteed to be a great show.

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