By Megan Hansen/Around & About editor

Instead of students heading downtown on Thursday night, the Thursday Alternative Getaway is trying to encourage students to stay on campus one cup of coffee at a time.From 9 p.m. until midnight Thursday TAG is hosting an open mic coffeehouse at the Powell Corner.

“The title of this coffeehouse is Starry Starry Night,” said Tia Hill, TAG committee chair.

There will be live music by Ryan Adcock.

The members of TAG will be baking cookies, cupcakes, cake, brownies, muffins and other items, Hill said. There will also be coffee and tea available for purchase.

“As of right now we think that Aramark will be providing coffee and tea for us,” Hill said.

This is not the first coffeehouse TAG has hosted.

“We try to have one or two a semester,” Hill said.

Hill said at the last coffeehouse TAG hosted between 50 and 60 people showed up.

A coffeehouse is not an open mic coffeehouse unless members of the audience are allowed to perform.

“Just show up if you want to perform,” Hill said.

People will be reading poetry and playing a variety of instruments, Hill said.

“(The coffeehouse) is a good event to view different styles of music on campus,” she said.

Guitars may not be the only instrument you hear on Thursday night, Hill explained. Other people might show up with their own instruments.

If you plan on playing your instrument on Thursday night, TAG will provide the sound system for the evening.

“You don’t have to worry about the sound system,” Hill said.

Hill said as of right now TAG is expecting at least 50 to show up to the event.

“If the weather stays nasty we may not have as many,” she said.

Starry Starry Night is the last TAG event of the year.

“We try to do an event every other week, and with finals and dead week this will be the last one of the semester,” Hill said.

TAG does a variety of activities throughout each semester.

If it is raining on THursday night the coffeehouse will be moved from the Powell corner to the Powell lobby.

For more information on Starry Starry Night contact the Office of Student Life at 622-3855.

“The coffeehouse will allow students on campus a chance to perform for other people on campus,” Hill said.

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