NIGHT LIFE

When the sun goes down, SUUSI wakes UP!

Whether it is music, dancing, food, or conversations over coffee, SUUSI nightlife has something for everyone!

MUSIC

cabaret 2Concert Hour: Monday to Thursday, evey night from 8-9pm we are privileged to enjoy a concert from a professional touring musician. Find out more about this year's Concert Hour performers here!

Cabaret: Cabaret is our nightly live music venue. It’s an intergenerational, multi-faceted, mixed bag of evening entertainment. All of the Cabaret performers, amateur and professional alike, are from our own SUUSI community. It’s about musicians, poets, actors, dancers and instrumentalists. In short, it’s all about YOU! To sign-up to perform at Cabaret, be sure to stop by the Nightlife table at check-in on Sunday or during Cabaret throughout the week!

Sunday night is the start of Cabaret with our Open Mic night directly after Ingathering. You can share a song, dance a dance, recite a poem, tell a short story or a joke. You will need to sign up in advance for this, but it is easy to do at the Nightlife table at Check-In on Sunday. Poets, actors, singers, dancers, young, old, small, tall—all are welcome.

Monday through Thursday – 9:30pm-12:30am

Do you want to perform at Cabaret during the rest of the week? Many of those who perform on Sunday night at the open mic will be asked back to do sets during Cabaret on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evening. Each night’s schedule will be listed in the daily NUUS and posted outside the auditorium.

Friday: Jamboree – 10:15pm-12:30am

Another fine SUUSI tradition, Jamboree is a special performance time where two or more folks who have never performed together before do so for the first time on the Cabaret stage. It’s also the time when workshops and classes get to perform. It’s amazing what can get pulled together in less than a week!

late night song circleLate Night Song Circle

Where’s everyone going? It’s only midnight! Beginning at 12am and continuing until the wee, wee hours, Late Night  is definitely worth staying up late for! If you can’t get enough music, either as a performer or audience member, check out our alternate performing space.  You’ll be able to play with, sing with, or listen to other musicians on campus. All you need to do is show up!

DANCE VENUES

CACHE

Sunday 11 pm-1 am Mon-Thu 10 pm-1 am Friday 10 pm-2 am

CACHE stands for Clean Air Clear Heads Everyone and welcomes anyone age 14 and over who loves to dance. It is a fun, self-guided dance party in an alcohol and smoke free space. Our DJs will be playing the latest in dance music and invite any song requests that you have. We will also be logging your song requests all year long. Visit the SUUSI website to add your favorites to the list.

Ballroom Hour

Sunday-Friday 9:30-10:30pm

Warm yourself up for clubbing with an hour of Ballroom music at the Serendipity venue. Every night will focus on one ballroom style but you will still have a music mix with enough variety to satisfy all Ballroom fans.

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Sunday through Thursday – 10:30pm-1am Friday – 10:30pm-2am

If you are 21 or over and love to dance, people watch, or relax with a beverage and friends, this is the place for you! Hear the best in dance music ranging from the 50’s and 60’s all the way up to current popular tunes. Our DJs play to the crowd and always try to make every ‘song one that will get you up and dancing. Song requests are welcome and our DJs will do their best to include them in the evening’s playlist.


LATE NIGHT FOOD & DRINK

Common Ground Café

Sunday-Friday – 24 hours!

fountain at nightCommon Ground is open all day and night to fuel those middle of the night philosophical discussions, let you finish your novel or sate post-dancing coffee cravings! Come and hang with other night owls at SUUSI’s own self-serve coffee bar. 

BBQuusi

The latest of late-night programs, BBQuusi will feed you with nourishment and community. You’re probably hungry from all that dancing, right? We fire up the grills at 1am on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights.

  • CabaretUnlimited

    Cabaret is our nightly live music venue. It’s an intergenerational, multi-faceted, mixed bag of evening entertainment. All of the Cabaret performers, amateur and professional alike, are from our own SUUSI community. It’s about musicians, poets, actors, dancers and instrumentalists. In short, it’s all about YOU! To sign-up to perform at Cabaret, be sure to stop by the Nightlife table at check-in on Sunday or during Cabaret throughout the week! Sunday: Open Mic Night – 9pm-Midnight Sunday night is the start of Cabaret with our Open Mic night directly after Ingathering. You can share a song, dance a dance, recite a poem, tell a short story or a joke. You will need to sign up in advance for this, but it is easy to do at the Nightlife table at Check-In on Sunday. Poets, actors, singers, dancers, young, old, small, tall—all are welcome.

  • Concert HourUnlimited

    Friction Farm, the duo of Christine Stay and Aidan Quinn, will present their wonderful music at the Monday evening Concert Hour this year. Friction Farm combines storytelling, social commentary and humor to create songs of everyday life, local heroes, and quirky observations as well as songs of travel, environmental concerns and songs for children too. With Aidan on guitar and vocals and Christine on bass and vocals these touring performers have charmed SUUSI audiences and endeared themselves to us repeatedly over the years. This pair of generous songwriting souls have become part of the SUUSI family returning again this year to contribute to and enjoy the Nightlife activities. Visit their website, www.frictionfarm.com.

  • JamboreeUnlimited

    Another fine SUUSI tradition, Jamboree is a special performance time where two or more folks who have never performed together before do so for the first time on the Cabaret stage. It’s also the time when workshops and classes get to perform. It’s amazing what can get pulled together in less than a week!

  • Late Night Song CircleUnlimited

    Where’s everyone going? It’s only midnight! Beginning at 12am and continuing until the wee, wee hours, Late Night is definitely worth staying up late for! If you can’t get enough music, either as a performer or audience member, check out our alternate performing space. You’ll be able to play with, sing with, or listen to other musicians on campus. All you need to do is show up!

  • Concert HourUnlimited

    Deidre McCalla came of age in the fiery blaze of NYC's folk heyday - a time when Greenwich Village clubs were filled with the likes of Dylan, Baez, and Ochs; a time when Motown ruled the top of the charts and the streets of America screamed with anger and civil unrest. Her first album, Fur Coats and Blue Jeans, was released when Deidre was 19 and a student at Vassar College. With a theater degree tucked under her belt and an acoustic guitar tossed in the back of a battered Buick station wagon, Deidre McCalla hit the proverbial road and never looked back. She has shared the stage with notables including Suzanne Vega, Tracy Chapman, Holly Near, Odetta, and Sweet Honey in the Rock. Website: www.deidremccalla.com

  • Concert HourUnlimited

    As described in The Boston Globe, Lara Herscovitch brings “a luminous voice and a buoyant stage presence… big-hearted lyrics embrace the sum of life… Herscovitch’s music blows on the embers of a lagging spirit or a dormant creative life.” Sound Waves Magazine described her music as “expertly written prose… songwriting at its best… good for your ears AND your soul.” The wisdom in her artistry comes from decades of humanitarian work in education, community development, environmental protection, and justice system reform. As Acoustic Live in New York City described, “She possesses not only a huge reservoir of musical talent and a voice with a bell-like clarity, but a keen sense of global concern and a fierce intellect... It might seem too good to be true, but true it is.” LaraHerscovitch.com

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  • Concert Hour Unlimited

    Lea Morris- While she often draws comparisons to other female phenoms like Tracy Chapman, Joni Mitchell and Ani DiFranco, Lea’s sound seamlessly blends gospel, jazz, country and R&B into her own style - SoulFolk. Lea was born in Baltimore to a father who toured the world playing trumpet in the funk band Black Heat and a mother who performed with her siblings in the Jones Family Gospel Singers. Lea was singing on the pulpit of her Baptist church as soon she could speak. When she discovered the acoustic guitar as a teenager, she began teaching herself to play by writing songs. Having shared the stage with luminaries including Odetta, Mavis Staples, Dar Williams and Anthony Hamilton, Lea performs at an array of venues, and has become well known and loved in Unitarian Universalist communities. Website: www.thisislea.com

  • SerendipityUnlimited

    If you are 21 or over and love to dance, people watch, or site and chat with friends in a fun atmosphere, this is the place for you! From 11:00 PM to 12:00 AM we’ll have a dedicated stylistic hour. Bring your own tunes and our DJs will do their best to include them or take your requests. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase with ID.

  • Ballroom Dance HourUnlimited

    Warm yourself up for clubbing with an hour of Ballroom. Every night will focus on one ballroom style but you will still have a music mix with enough variety to satisfy all Ballroom fans.

  • Ingathering Set-up/Sound checkUnlimited

  • Concert Hour sound checkUnlimited

  • CACHEUnlimited

    teen dance venue

  • Big SingUnlimited

    pick up choir

  • Common Grounds CafeUnlimited

    coffeehouse