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Thursday Night Live

Thursday Night Live

WHAT: A new late-night series of free arts-infused social happenings at the Hop
WHO: Open and free for students, faculty and all friends of the Hop
WHERE: Top of the Hop Bar (and beyond)

One free drink ticket for all Dartmouth students 21 and up.


Thursday Night Live presents

Barbary Coast directed by Taylor Ho Bynum
and the Patrice Williamson Quartet

Thu, January 24 at 9 pm
Top of the Hop, Free

The Top of the Hop transforms into a jazz club for this collaboration with Williams, a favorite jazz vocalist in Boston and beyond whose fluent scat style and sensitive ballad work have earned her Boston Magazine’s “Best of Boston” award and several Boston Music Award nominations.

Thursday Night Live presents

Darmouth Opera Lab
Warm Toes and Silky Tones

Thu, February 7 at 9 pm
Top of the Hop, Free

Lounge by the vintage ’60s fire pit and enjoy Dartmouth student singers and guest baritone Alex Hurd singing solos, duets and scenes from opera and musical theater.

Thursday Night Live presents

Soyeya and Jeh Kulu Dance and Drum Theater

Thu, February 21 at 9 pm
Top of the Hop, Free

Dartmouth’s African dance troupe Soyeya partnered with a HOPSTOP favorite, Jeh Kulu, an African dance and drum performance group from Burlington, VT.

Check back for new events added regularly …


Soul Scribes, TruHu$tle and Dell
Thursday Night Live presents

Soul Scribes, TruHu$tle & Dell

Thu, January 10 at 9 pm
The Onion, Crosby St., Free

A night of slam poetry, rap and R&B. Collaboration with South House.

Thursday Night Live presents


Thu, November 8 at 9 pm
Alumni Hall, Free

Experience Dartmouth’s very own high-energy step dance team!
Dance party with DJ to follow.

The Barbary Coast Jazz Ensemble

Artwork by Jamie Park ’20

Thursday Night Live presents

The Barbary Coast Jazz Ensemble
& The Fully Celebrated Orchestra

Thu, October 25 at 9 pm
Top of the Hop, Free

Jim Hobbs – alto saxophone, compositions
Timo Shanko – bass
Luther Gray – drums

Long one of Boston's musical gems, The Fully Celebrated Orchestra has recorded a dozen critically acclaimed and award-winning albums in the 30 years since it formed. The trio wields an incomparable arsenal of ways and means to transform your present moment through mighty song: joyous bounce and sway, punkolodic riffage, mesmerizing incantation/cosmic groove, free-jazz intensity. Joy is the aim; celebrate fully!

Dartmouth’s own Barbary Coast will open the evening in full big band splendor, and chances are the ensembles will join forces for a final full blowout before the evening is through.

Opera Lab
Thursday Night Live presents

Dartmouth Opera Lab Celebrates Bernstein

Thu, October 11 at 9 pm
Top of the Hop, Free

Celebrate the 100th birthday of composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein with selections from his opera, oratorio and musical theater sung by international opera star Daniel Belcher, rising opera artist Amy Owens, the Dartmouth College Glee Club and the Hanover High School Footnotes. With music direction by Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra Music Director Filippo Ciabatti and staging by opera director and producer Peter Webster, the event includes refreshments and immersive projections to offer a cabaret atmosphere. The fun continues with sounds by DJ P.J. O’Sullivan.

Known for his “fearless musicality and dynamic stage presence” (Classical Singer), Belcher has embodied more than over 70 characters in opera, including Prior Walter in the opera of Angels in America and John Brooke in Little Women.

Two firsts in one evening! The first in the Thursday Night Live series of arts-infused, informal social gatherings, every other Thursday at 9 pm in various Hop locations — and the first event by Dartmouth Opera Lab, developing student opera talent and presenting rare, fresh and engaging vocal music in informal settings!

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