P- TOWN HAPPENINGS

Late Night BU: Blizzard Bash – Dec. 10
The final Late Night BU of the semester will wash away all those finals worries. Sleigh rides, reindeer displays, laser tag, dodgeball, video game competitions, bingo and decorating cookies are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all the fun things you can do at Late Night. Come by the Markin Center from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. next Tuesday for your last chance to party at Late Night before hitting the books.

Bradley Jazz Ensemble: Tribute to Woody Herman’s Thundering Herd – Dec. 4
Bradley’s very own jazz lab band and jazz ensemble are putting on a show from 7:30 to 9 p.m. this Friday in the Student Center Ballroom. The lab band will pay tribute to the jazz band “Funk Off,” while jazz ensemble will do a tribute to the jazz musician and bandleader Woody Herman, whose experimental work with the clarinet and saxophone made him a legend. If jazz is your thing, this is one show not to miss.

Benefit Show for Central Illinois Tornado Relief – Dec. 13
Everyone is still doing what they can to help those affected by the tornado, and what better way than to support this benefit show? All proceeds will go to the Red Cross, and the admission is however much you want to donate. Doors open at the Fusion Youth Center in Pekin at 4:15 p.m., and the show begins at 5. Among the bands are “Drained,” “Vanitas,” “Centralia,” “Searching 7’s,” “Black Roses,” “Peacekeeper,” “Hope For Now,” “Must Build Jacuzzi,” Emily Prewitt and many more. It may be in the middle of finals, but every cent you give helps the tornado victims.

Werepire Day/La Historia/WitchFeet/The Half Strokes – Dec. 7
All these great bands, specializing in indie rock, will be playing at 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 7 at the Firehouse Pizza and Pub in Normal, Ill. It’s $4 admission, so make your way to Firehouse and prepare to rock hard. There’s only one weekend left before finals, so let go of your stress and let the sweet sounds of these indie bands carry you away.