What to do this week: April 15-18

what to do this week


Event: Cinema Ritrovato Film Festival
Time: Tuesday-Thursday
Location: Martinos Auditorium, Granoff

This year’s Cinema Ritrovato tour brings a number of screenings of Italian films to the Granoff center this Tuesday through Thursday. Among the films featured are Fellini’s classic La Dolce Vita (Tuesday at 6:45p.m.) and this year’s Oscar Best Foreign Film The Great Beauty, which I highly, highly recommend. Full schedule here.

Event: Ivy Film Festival
Time: Various, Monday-Sunday
Location: Mostly Granoff as well; various other sites including the Avon and List Art Center

The 2014 Ivy Film Festival is here, with events all week including screenings of Noah (tonight), Locke (Tuesday), The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wednesday),  Cutie and the Boxer (Thursday), and Neighbors (Saturday). Read our post about the festival here and view the full schedule here.

Wednesday, April 16:

Event: Governing Climate Change Conference
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: Joukouwsky Forum, Watson Institute

The Watson Institute hosts an all-day conference exploring climate change from a Latin American perspective as Peru readies itself to host the 2014 UN Climate Negotiations. Former President of Chile Ricardo Lagos chairs the conference and will speak at 9:15a.m. along with former Mexican President Felipe Calderon. Other speakers include several more Chilean and Mexican officials, as well as a minister from Colombia. The conference will also be live-streamed here.

Event: GCB Challenge
Time: 4 p.m.-1 a.m.
Location: Grad Center Bar

Senior Class Board hosts the GCB Challenge, which appeared at number 12 on our Senior Spring Bucket List. The cover fee will be waived for non-members, and Class Board promises to “keep you fed for free throughout your stay.” Let’s be honest, seniors–what else are you going to be doing that’s really more important?

Event: John Bellinger–International Law Challenges for the Obama administration
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Joukouwsky Forum, Watson Institute

John Bellinger, former Legal Adviser to the National Security Council and Department of State (both under George W. Bush) will speak at the Watson Institute on international and national security law challenges for the remaining years of the Obama administration. (Light) refreshments provided, so think of it as a casual discussion of drone strikes over hors d’ouevres. 

Thursday, April 17:

Event: RISD Printmaking/Glass Senior Show Opening
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Location: Woods-Gerry House, 62 Prospect St.

Head over to the other side of the Hill later this week for the presentation of RISD printmaking and glass majors’ senior show. The event promises cool art and, just as importantly, “many to eat and much to drink,” which is always hard to turn down.

Event: Mezcla’s 20th Anniversary Show: Rated XX
Time: 8-10 p.m.
Location: Salomon DECI

Mezcla, Brown’s student Latin-fusion dance group, presents its 20th anniversary show, with a guest appearance from Brown Mariachi. The show will re-run on Friday at 7p.m. as well. It is very much free and open to the public, so stop by Thursday or Friday for some quality entertainment.

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