What to do this week: October 20 – 26


Monday, October 20

Event: SPEC Presents: Brown’s Annual Fall Fest
Time: 8.00 – 10.00 p.m.
Location: Ruth Simmons Quad

The main thing you need to know: everything is free, a student’s favorite number. Free food (pie, cider, mac and cheese), free performances (yes, a cappella), and even a free tent.

Event: PW Presents: Song for a Future Generation
Time: 8.00 p.m.
Location: PW Downspace
Tonight is the last showing of Song for a Future Generation, directed by Grant Glovin ’16. Tickets are available an hour before the show at the PW box office. It’s a future-space-comedy good time.

Tuesday, October 21

Event: Consent Day Fair
Time: 4.00 – 6.00 p.m.
Location: Main Green

Who doesn’t love those ‘consexual sex is hot’ t-shirts? And they’re free. Make like California talk about how yes means oh, yes. Trivia, consent pledges and t-shirts galore.

Event: Heavy Petting
Time: 12.00 – 2.00 p.m.
Location: Wriston Quad

You know the drill. Cute animals, hugging, squeezing, Instagramming, and hopefully, hand sanitizing. (Am I the only one to have ever questioned the proximity to the Ratty?) But srsly, #cuteoverload!

Event: UCAAP Presents: Buddy Screening
Time: 8.30 – 10.00 p.m.
Location: Smitty-B 106

In case you’ve been living under a rock, Buddy Cianci, ex-con and ex-mayor, is running for mayor again! This 2008 documentary on the hero/anti-hero is a crowd fave. Go learn and be political, etc.

Wednesday, October 22

Event: Egyptology DUG Mummy Movie Night
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Salomon 001

A screening of Terence Fischer’s “The Mummy” on a big screen, with free popcorn, and more importantly, free commentary from Egyptology professors after the show.

Event: Going the Distance… Or Nah: Exploring Long Distance Relationships at Brown
Time: 8 – 9.00 p.m.
Location: Bert 015 (Waterman St)

The Women’s Peer Counselors are hosting another workshop, this time on how to deal with your long distance relationship – when to call it quits, when to go visit again. Also, free DUCK AND BUNNY. In case anyone needs a good cry, there will be cupcakes.

Thursday, October 23

Event: Senior Night at Wick Pub
Time: 9.00 p.m. – 1.00 a.m.
Location: Self-explanatory

It’s senior night at Wick Pub, says the Class Board. With any luck, you’ll be the one taking home one of the infamous (and depressing) beta fish in Jack Daniels bottles. Gotta love that raffle. It’s a 21+ event. (Duh.)

Event: Shakespeare on the Green presents: Othello
Time: 8:00 p.m. (Friday at the same time, Saturday at 12.00 p.m. and 9.00 p.m)
Location: Main Green

“I will wear my heart upon my sleeve/For daws to peck at. I am not what I am.” Damn, that Iago is cool. But yeah, evil. Come remember your high school English class/enjoy the talent of our student body with this production directed by Lela Mentekidou ’15.

Friday, October 24

Event: Politics of the Nobel Prize ft. Erling Norby
Time: 4.00 – 6.00 p.m.
Location: Sidney Frank 220

Erling Norby, a former member of the Nobel Prize Selection Committee and the current science advisor to the King of Sweden, is coming to to discuss the politics of the Watson & Crick win plus life in the science big-game in general. He will be joined by alum Cornelia Dean, former editor of the NYT science section for a little couch talk on the human side of hard science.

Event: RISD Artist Ball 2014: Tropical Funtime!
Time: 9.00 p.m. – 1.00 a.m.
Location: BofA Skating Center

Ah, the RISD Ball. Ticket sales are going on this week, so find your one/two/many RISD friends (depending on how cool you are) and beg them for an invite. Note: People in ridiculously cool garb late Friday night – they probably made their outfits. So impressive. That’s ok, I can make a really good thesis statement.

Saturday, October 25

Event: BruOG Food Truck Festival
Time: 11.30 – 3.30 p.m.
Location: Olive St (ie outside Granoff)

The Oncology Research Group is celebrating 20 years of solid research with an awesome food truck festival. Mijos, Citizen Wing, O’Crepe are among some faces to show, and you can donate to the cancer research team and be entered in a fun raffle (but probably you should donate to help cure cancer, not for the raffle). If you miss it, another food festival to follow.

Event: Food Day Festival
Time: 1.30 – 4.30 p.m.
Location: Burnside Park

This event sounds awesome. Hosted by the Brown Sustainable Food Initiative, there will be food trucks and local vendors aplenty, plus they are giving out free totes to the first 50 people. Like all sane people, I love food and totes!! Also, free activities and guest speakers.


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