What to do this week: October 27 – November 1


Monday, October 27

Event: The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Granoff Auditorium

As part of their Octoberfest, IFF and React to Film present a screening of “The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz.” The film tells the story of Aaron Swartz, the successful programmer who also contributed a great deal to social justice and political organization and tragically took his own life at a young age.

Tuesday, October 28

Event: Bears vs. Zombies

Time: 9:00 p.m
Location: All over campus

GlobeMed is hosting Brown’s first ever BEARS VS. ZOMBIES, “a three-day long live-action simulation of a zombie plague across campus–basically, a wild, campus-wide, 24/7 game of tag.” The game will begin on Tuesday at 9 p.m. and run until 12 p.m. Saturday November 1st. Register for the game here. 

Wednesday, October 29

Event: Alvin Lucier: “Some Spatial Characteristics of Sound Waves”
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: Grant Recital Hall

This Wednesday, composer Alvin Lucier will give a colloquium talk titled “Some Spatial Characteristics of Sound Waves.” His composition will also be performed by cellist Laura Cetilia. Admission is free of charge. 

Thursday, October 30

Event: The Brown Democrats Present: An Evening with Michael Dukakis
Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Smitty-B 106

The Brown University Democrats present an evening and conversation with Michael Dukakis, 1988 Democratic Presidential nominee and former Governor of Massachusetts. The event is free and open to the public. 

Event: BUFF presents: The Shining
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Location: Smitty-B 106

In honor of Halloween, come see a free screening of Stanley Kubrick’s classic horror film.

Friday, October 31

Event: Midnight Halloween Organ Concert
Time: 11:55 a.m. – 1:55 a.m.
Location: Sayles Hall

Don’t miss this annual Brown tradition of spooky music performed by a costumed Mark Steinbach on our very own Hutchings-Votey pipe organ. Concertgoers are invited to come in costume and bring along pillows or blankets. 

Saturday, November 1

Event: JCA’s Annual Haunted House
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Lower level Sayles Hall

Brown’s Japanese Cultural Association is hosting its annual haunted house this Saturday, and this year its theme is an abandoned doll factory. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets will be sold at the door for $5 each.

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