A merry night of hot food, snowmen, and movies about snowmen. The MidWinter Carnival was a roaring success, with hundreds of people showing up to try some of the amazing food from the wide variety of speciality stalls. The main event was, of course, the 6pm screening of Frozen, bringing children and slightly drunk students alike to the amazing Chalet cinema. Anna and Elsa also showed up for photos, while throughout the night there was also some ice sculpting and a snowball fight in the inflatable igloo next door. The night wrapped up with a 9pm screening of the Coen classic Fargo, drawing the older and colder crowd.
It was a packed Chalet for Thursday’s comedy night, and if we were cold outside, the stellar talent warmed us up quickly. Our MC was Nova’s Tommy Little, who was lost for words when the two audience members he asked the majors of answered “genetic engineering” and “neurotechnology.” Following him was local talent Naomi Higgins, whom Tommy Little introduced as being “So good, I’m embarrassed to be stealing the spotlight from her.” With rapid-fire jabs at sexist internet idiots, she slayed with a verbatim reading of the “Nice Guys” Facebook group. Following her was fellow student David Rose, who didn’t let anyone get a breath in with his commentary on the tokenism of “Sorry Day.” Finally, the headliner Nazeem Hussain destroyed us with his tales of being treated to dinner… by AISO.