What to do this week: October 14 – 19

what-to-do-this-week1Tuesday, October 14

Event: Judith Butler: Fallible Recognition: The Politics of Kinship in the Bacchea
Time: 5:30-7p.m.
Location: Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center

The Roger B. Henkle Memorial Lecture and MCM department bring us Judith Butler, a name you probably recognize. Butler is an influential gender and literary theorist, today discussing the ancient Greek tragedy after a staged reading by students.

Wednesday, October 15

Event: Rivka Galchen: The Accidental Poetry of Medicine
Time: 5:30p.m.
Location: MacMillan 117

Rivka Galchen has had one of those cool life paths that took her from an M.D. from Mount Sinai to a full-time writer/novelist. Her novel, Atmospheric Disturbances, garnered immense critical praise, as did her more recent short-story collection, American Innovations. In 2010, Galchen was chosen as one of  The New Yorker’s 20 under 40. This literary event is hosted by the Med School, and seems like a promising lesson in serendipity.

Event: Providence Mayoral Debate
Time: 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.
Location: Taubman Center

Mayoral candidates Buddy Cianci, Jorge Elorza, and Daniel Harrop will duke it out at this debate, moderated by Ross Cheit, Professor of Public Policy and Political Science. Whether or not you’re registered to vote in RI, this is an excellent way to learn about issues facing our city. Tickets to the event may have sold out by now, but there will be a live simulcast in Salomon 001.

Friday, October 17

Event: STARLA: Comin’ Atcha Fest
Time: 8:00 – 9:00p.m.
Location: Salomon Hall

Starla, Brown’s one-and-only long form improv group, is having its first show of the year this Friday. Come, yell locations/professions/objects, laugh at scenarios involving those suggestions (i.e. an improv show)!

Saturday, October 14

Event: Oliver Stone – Where Cinema Meets History
Time: 5.00 – 8.00 p.m.
Location: MacMillan 117

Oliver Stone, the Academy Award-winning writer/director, and Professor Peter Kuznick of American University, will be debuting their new Showtime series, “Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States” for our student body. Stone and Kuznick will look at how America’s told history sweeps a lot of information under the carpet (i.e. how your high school AP teacher was a liar).

Event: Apple Picking
Time: 12:30 – 4.30p.m.
Location: Jaswell’s Farm (buses leave from Faunce)

Ah, fall. Leaves change colors and everyone dreams of Instagramming apple trees. The 2016 Class Board is hosting a trip to satisfy your culinary and aesthetic needs – but be quick to reserve a spot!

Sunday, October 19

Event: Eat the World Street Fair
Time: 2:00 – 5:00p.m.
Location: Benefit St

Head down the Hill for a taste of different cuisines from around the world curated by RISD Global Initiative.

Event: RISD 16th Animation Show of Shows
Time: 7:00 – 9:0 p.m.
Location: RISD Auditorium

Ron Diamond, Acme Films producer, curates this screening once a year, featuring animated shorts from big studios as well as independent films. Expect big names like Disney and Pixar but also things you’ve never heard of. Tickets required!

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