What to do this week: March 17-21

what to do this week

Tuesday, March 18:

Event: Brown Veg Society Presents: PETA President Ingrid Newkirk
Time: 5p.m.
Location: Barus and Holley 166

The Brown Veg Society Presents: Animal Rights, Human Obligations with PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. Newkirk, who is an animal rights activist and author in addition to her position at PETA, will give a 40 minute talk, which is to be followed by a Q&A. The doors open at 4:45p.m. and Nice Slice will be served.

Event: Campus Center Duck Hunt
Time: 5-8p.m.
Location: Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center

This Tuesday, participate in the epic Campus Center Duck Hunt. 125 rubber ducks will be hidden throughout the Center, each corresponding to a different, special prize. Don’t miss this chance to win candy bags, DVDs, board games, gift cards from stores on Thayer, Spring Weekend tickets, a Senior Week package, or even an iPad mini! Once you find a duck, bring it to the Student Activities Center on the 2nd floor of Faunce by 8p.m. to claim your prize.

Event: Daniel Simon Lecture
Time: 7:30p.m.
Location: RISD Auditorium

Daniel Simon, automotive futurist and designer, will be coming to College Hill to share details about his career and life. Simon, who created the “Oblivion” Bubbleship, the “Tron: Legacy” Lihtcycle, and the “Captain America” Hydra Couple, is also author of the book “Cosmic Motors.” Check out his website to see more of his work.

Event: Get Lucky!
Time: 8p.m.
Location: Salomon DECI

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, Brown’s hottest all female a capella groups are putting together one epic show. In addition to Brown’s own Ursa Minors, Chattertocks, and Brown’s Tones, the Princeton Tigerlillies will be making a guest appearance. Tickets can be purchased for $1 in JWW on Monday from 11-2p.m. (along with a festive bake sale), and are also available at the door for $2 on Tuesday.

Wednesday, March 19:

Event: Degree of Change: A Look at First Generation College Identity
Time: 6p.m.
Location: Salomon 001

Associate professor of Sociology Gregory Elliott will discuss the sociological implications of being a first generation college student, and how this affected his personal identity and class status throughout his career and life. The lecture will be followed by refreshments and an informal discussion.

Thursday, March 20:

Event: Focus on Andy Warhol, free!
Time: 5:30p.m. – 8p.m.
Location: RISD Museum, 224 Benefit St.

This Thursday, make the trip down to the RISD Museum for a free evening of the world of Andy Warhol. In addition to the two current shows on display, “Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests” and “Andy Warhol’s Photographs,” the museum will be organizing a Warhol-themed hands-on activity in which you can take your own faux Polaroid photo, make your own screen test, listen to The Velvet Underground, and enjoy refreshments. From 7-8p.m. you will also be able to watch two films directed by Warhol, “The Velvet Underground and Nico” (1966, 65 mins.)
and “Salvador Dalí” (1966, 25 mins.). For more information, check out the RISD museum website.

Event: The Iranian Diaspora in Rock and Roll
Time: 8p.m.
Location: Salomon 001

Come enjoy a performance and speech by Iranian-American musician Johnny Azari. Co-sponsored by the Brown University Persian Club and the Middle East Studies DUG, this event will commemorate the Persian New Year and will explore the role of music as a form of political protest.

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