What to do this week: April 21-25

what to do this week

Monday, April 21:

Event: Fashion Week Kick-Off Celebration
Time: 12-4p.m.
Location: Main Green

Fashion@Brown is celebrating the beginning of Fashion Week with a big celebration on the Main Green tomorrow. Come get free food and drinks and pose in a giant sized photo booth.

Event: Clerestory Art Showcase
Time: 7:30p.m.
Location: RISD Expose, 204 Westminster Street

In celebration of its 50th issue, Clerestory Journal of the Arts is hosting an art showcase featuring student artists, music, and free food and refreshments.

Event: BPF Presents: The State of the Parties
Time: 8p.m.
Location: Salmon 203

In the first installment of this miniseries event, Brown Political Forum and Brown Common Sense Action invite you to evaluate the Republican and Democratic Parties. They will ask questions ranging from identifying the strengths and weaknesses of these parties to discussing their respective potentials to reform. No previous knowledge or experience is necessary, and free Nice Slice will be provided.

Tuesday, April 22:

Event: Earth Day Food Celebration
Time: 4p.m.
Location: The Ratty

In celebration of Earth Day, come to the Ratty for a special meal of local, seasonal foods and to discuss food, waste, and energy issues with on-campus groups.

Event: Pre-Health Advising Series: Public Health Panel
Time: 5-6:30p.m.
Location: Brown Science Center, 3rd Floor SciLi

Interested in a career in Public Health? Come listen to a panel of current professionals and students working in the field discuss their experiences, backgrounds, and particular interests.

Event: Food Drive for Blessings in a Backpack
Time: 7p.m.
Location: OMAC

During the Brown Men’s Lacrosse Game this Tuesday, Brown Women’s Golf will be hosting a food drive for the organization Blessings in a Backpack, “a nationally-recognized charity organization that helps provide food for at-risk children in local public schools.” A list of approved food items can be found on the organization’s website. Come out to support Brown athletics and this great cause.

Wednesday, April 23: 

Event: Ice Cream for Life
Time: 7-9p.m.
Location: Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream

Head to Ben & Jerry’s this Wednesday night to support Partners in Health and to raise money for their important and lifesaving work on maternal and child health in Malawi. Ben & Jerry’s will donate 25% of the night’s profits to the cause.

Event: Free Advanced Screening of “Neighbors”
Time: 7p.m.
Location: Avon Cinema

Brown University Motion Pictures and NBCUniversal are bringing you a free advanced screening of “Neighbors,” the new film featuring Zac Efron and Seth Rogen. Reserve tickets here, but unclaimed tickets will be released at 6:45 Wednesday evening.

Event: Keynote Speaker: Lieutenant-General Romeo Dallaire
Time: 7:30p.m.
Location: Metcalf Auditorium

Brown Moral Voices presents this spring’s keynote speaker, Lieutenant-General Romeo Dallaire. Dallaire, who joined the Canadian Army in 1964 and served as Deputy of Commander as well as in the Ministry of Defense, worked valiantly in Rwanda in 1993 on a UN peacekeeping mission. His efforts to prevent the genocide were recorded in the documentary “The Last Just Man,” he wrote various books, and also served as a Canadian Senator from 2005-2014. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear him speak about his past and his continued advocacy efforts.

Event: ADOCH Speed Friending
Time: 9:30-10:30p.m.
Location: Sayles Hall

Come to Sayles this Wednesday night to share your experiences, accomplishments, and your love of Brown with the pre-frosh at ADOCH. If you know you’re interested, email latenight.adoch14@gmail.com to sign up, otherwise, just show up!

Thursday, April 24:

Event: Chomsky/Ross: Should the US Support Israel?
Time: 4p.m.
Location: Salomon DECI Auditorium

Join the Janus Forum for a critical discussion of US and Israel foreign policy with Noam Chomsky and Dennis Ross. The event, which is free and open to the public, will include a short introduction by each speaker followed by an extensive Q&A with the audience.

Event: Lessons from the Post Post-9/11 World
Time: 6p.m.
Location: Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute

The IR DUG presents its last event of the year featuring Benjamin Schwartz, Deputy Director for Special Operations and Combating Terrorism in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Mr. Schwartz will discuss the evolution of U.S. foreign policy from the George W. Bush to Barack Obama administration.

Event: Gerzon Zevi at Brown/RISD
Time: 6-11p.m.
Location: 15 Fones Alley

Open for just one night only, Gerson Zevi at Brown/RISD is a pop-up show and sale of student artwork. The gallery’s second university show creates an accessible and unique platform for young people to make, sell, and buy art.

Event: Sarah Kay at Brown
Time: 8-10p.m.
Location: Salomon DECI Auditorium

Sarah Kay ’10, an accomplished and esteemed spoken poet and alum, will return to Brown to perform. Kay, who has just released a new book, will participate in an audience Q&A and book signing after the performance. Doors to the event open at 7:30p.m., and the event will begin with openers by student performers and Charlotte Abotsi.

Friday, April 25:

Event: Brown Night at The PawSox
Time: 6:15p.m.
Location: McCoy Stadium

This Friday night at McCoy Stadium is Brown Night at the PawSox. Transportation will be provided to and from the stadium, and the $15 ticket includes both admission and transportation. See the Facebook event for ticket reservations.



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BlogDailyHerald and BUFF Present: The Mean Girls 10th anniversary screening

“On Wednesdays we wear pink.”

Arguably the most quotable movie of the 21st century is turning 10, and we at BlogDailyHerald are excited to be partnering with Brown University Film Forum (BUFF) to bring you a FREE screening of Mean Girls on Wednesday, April 30th.


The 30th is the actual 10th anniversary of the hit movie starring Lindsay Lohan, Tina Fey, Amanda Seyfried, Rachel McAdams, and many more. Coincidentally (and serendipitously), April 30th is a Wednesday. And on Wednesdays, we wear pink. We hope to see you all there, wearing your finest pink garments, or “you can’t sit with us!” Just kidding. But still.

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I ate that Domino’s fried chicken pizza crust thing so you wouldn’t have to

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If you don’t think this looks delicious, you can’t be my friend.

This past week, there was a bit of an uproar in the culinary corners of the Internet. Not only was KFC rolling out a fried chicken corsage (and cufflinks) just in time for prom season, but it also looked like Domino’s was going to blow stoner America’s collective mind with a pizza — wait for it — MADE OF FRIED CHICKEN. Even though the latter rumor turned out to be a bit misleading, I was still excited at the possibility of trying this “Specialty Chicken,” if only to test the resiliency of my digestive tract. And on top of that, on Domino’s web site, it looked delicious. Of the four possible flavors, only Spicy Jalapeño-Pineapple sounded like it would be horrifyingly gross.

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Happy Sunday in mid/late April, Brunonia!


Happy Sunday, April 20th! Find the one BearDailyHerald-shaped Peep we hid under one of the bleachers at the Brown Stadium, eat it because you were really hungry, and then order the “Specialty Chicken” from Domino’s — more on that later — because a single Peep probably won’t satisfy you.

Introducing The Launch Music and Arts Festival


On Saturday, April 26,  The Launch Music and Arts Festival will be taking over downtown Providence, and you’re going to want to be a part of it. This enormous outdoor event, open to all ages, will run from 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Providence Rink at the Bank of America City Center just down the hill. Various live music acts and DJs, including 3LAU, Kevin Drew, Grand Theft and more, will be playing throughout the afternoon and evening. Guests will also be able to enjoy local performance art such as trapeze and stilt walking, and will be able to participate in live art activities like a graffiti wall, henna tattoos, and paint stations. The Launch is also a completely “GO GREEN” friendly event, and all concession venders will be using biodegradable materials and utensils.

Tickets are $25, all inclusive, and available for purchase here.

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Indy tops The Herald in extra innings kickball thriller on Pembroke Field

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College Hill ‘Dependent 6, Herald 5. The Herald regrets the error. The overall Herald vs. Indy series record now stands at 12 for The Herald and 4 for the Indy.