Terriers Live! Comedy Improv


7:30 p.m. Friday, March  22
$8 adults / $4 students (Tix at Door Only)
Doors and Varsity Bar at 7

Terriers Live! Improv Comedy troupe returns to The Varsity for its regular fourth Friday performance on Friday, March 22. 

The talented group of students is based at Carbondale Community High School. They perform a variety of short-form improvisational games. The show is appropriate for all ages.

The troupe is sponsored by CCHS teachers Erik Berrey and Josh Taylor. Their work is made possible through a grant from the Garwin Family Foundation.

Tickets are available only at the door on the night of show when doors open at 7 p.m. That’s also when the Varsity Bar opens, featuring wine, beer, select cocktails, non-alcohol beverages and snacks.

“The Test and the Art of Thinking” Screening, Q&A


7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27
Free Admission / Donations Appreciated
Doors and Varsity Bar & Conecessions at 6:30

Carbondale Community High School and The Varsity are joining forces to present a free spring screening of “The Test and the Art of Thinking.”

Each year, more than 3 million high school students take the SAT or ACT, the college entrance exams required by most four-year colleges in the United States. For decades, however, there have been questions about exactly what these tests measure, what role they play in the admissions process, and how predictive they are of academic success.

The anxiety-provoking exams, and the multi-billion-dollar test-prep industry that has grown up around them, have also become lightning rods in the ongoing national debate over equity in educational opportunity. 

In the documentary feature “The Test & the Art of Thinking,” filmmaker Michael Arlen Davis examines this controversy through interviews with students, parents, counselors, test-prep professionals and academics, to provide a fascinating look at this uniquely American rite of passage and how it reflects deeper issues in our educational system – and our society as a whole.

The screening is Wednesday, March 27. Doors open at 6:30, and the film will be shown at 7. The film runs 85 minutes, and there will be a short discussion and Q&A after the screening. Admission is free, but donations will be appreciated.

The Varsity concessions and bar will open at 6:30 and remain open throughout the event.