The Marlin Undertow

By Aoife Branco

Listen to this: Beck “Loser”

In the days following the Grammys, the Twitter-sphere was abuzz with criticism that Beyonce was snubbed for album of the year. Beck has been in the music industry for years, and to this day continues to write his own lyrics and play multiple instruments. He has been a huge influence for up-and-coming artists since the 1990s. Despite any particular views you may have on Beck or Queen B, chances are you will recognize this classic Beck tune from the 90’s.

Try this: Swing Dance with Swing Dance Virginia

Technically, it is wrong to say that swing dancing “came back”…it never left. The proper term is is has been REVOLVED. At Swing Dance Virginia, you can take classes to learn blues, swing, Lindy Hop, and even tango dancing. Swing Dance Virginia offers weekly and monthly swing dance and blues dance lessons, workshops, dances, socials, exhibitions and concerts. Beginners and two-left-feet always welcome, partner never required.

Celebrate this: Galentine’s Day (or Bro-entine’s Day for our gentlemen readers)

Galentine’s Day is a made-up holiday created by Amy Poehler’s character Leslie Knope on NBC’s show “Parks and Recreation.” The holiday is celebrated on Feb. 13, when you celebrate your love for your lady friends, single or not! According to Leslie Knope, “Oh, it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.”