This weekend at Yale, if you’re doing The Game right, you’ll be far too busy partying to worry about the actual football game. The real priority is making sure you have some stellar party options in lackluster New Haven. FM to the rescue: we give you the lowdown on five places to get down at Yale, both post and pre-tailgate.
1. The Yale Asian American Student’s Alliance, one student group that apparently knows how to do more than just study, is having their “Elixer” party on Friday night. Held in the two-floor, lavishly decorated club, Downtown at the Taft (261 College St), from 10:30 p.m. to 1:45 a.m., the party will feature the dance beats of DJ Bunkey, an open bar until 11:30 p.m., and $3 drinks thereafter. Tickets $5 in advance, pre-order online at www.yaleaasa.org.
2. Our very own Phoenix Club invades Yale on Friday night, setting up camp in the chic club Alchemy (223 College St.) for their party, “The Takeover,” just down the street from the Elixir party. “The Takeover” offers an open bar from 10-11:30 p.m., and tickets are $20 in advance from Phoenix members.
3. Last year, the Harvard-Yale “Big Gay Mixer” ended in a heated dance-off. This year, The Yale Law School Outlaws, an LGBT organization on campus, is hosting a mixer on Friday night, dubbed “The Yale-Harvard Party with a Bunch of Queers.” Located at 123 York Street, Apartment 6G, the rager promises to rival last years. A small donation at the door is requested. 11:00 p.m.-3:00 a.m.
4. If you’re craving a carb fix after one-too-many drinks from the open bar, take a tip from Yale students and check out the favorite undergrad haunt, Ivy Noodle, a generic, slightly sketchy, but nonetheless delicious Asian grease-spoon that’s open until 2 a.m. Try their teriyaki bowl or their scallion pancakes.
5. Take time away from post-victory revelries on Saturday to check out “Pride and Prejudice,” the Harvard-Yale talent show with the tagline “…because the real rivalry starts after the game.” Harvard arts groups, including Expressions, will show Yalelies why Harvardians are always superior, on and off the field. $10, at 1 Prospect St. Doors open at 7 p.m.