What to do this week: December 8 – 14

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Monday, December 8:

Event: Pricing Carbon Pollution
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Smitty B
The Taubman Center for Public Policy hosts this lecture by Scott Nystorm, economist at Regional Economic Models. Nystrom will speak about a study on the impacts of a national tax on CO2 content of fossil fuels. The lecture is free, plus you know what is more important than your finals? The environment.

Event: PW Presents: Broken Zipper
Time: 8:00 – 10.00 p.m.
Location: PW Downspace

Broken Zipper is an original play, written and directed by Russyan Mark Mabeza ’15. Tonight is the last performance, and although tickets are sold out online, there are tickets available at the door an hour before the performance.

Event: Brown Concert Agency Speakeasy
Time: 7:15 – 10.30 p.m.
Location: McCormack Theatre, 70 Brown St

Featuring three student bands (richard, Sad Family, and Butter), tonight’s speakeasy will previewed more in-depth on Blog later today. But the summary is: cool kids playing cool music in a cool speakeasy-format. Plus, free!

Tuesday, December 9:

Event: Library Pizza Night in the SciLi
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Location: See above

To make spending all night in the library bearable, Brown has a really lovely tradition of giving out FREE PIZZA in both libraries during Reading Period (and let’s not forget, free donuts via naked people, but there’s no FB event for that…). See Rock Night below.

Event: Late Night Waffles in the SciLi
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 p.m. (also Wednesday, Dec 10)
Location: Sci Li lobby

Wow, Tuesday night in the Sci Li = a really great food night. While not free, the profits from these waffles (with nutella, whipped cream, maple syrup or chocolate chips!!) will go to GlobeMed‘s partner in Nairobi, Kenya.

Event: Holiday Midnight Organ Concert
Time: 11:55 p.m. – 1.30 a.m. Location: Sayles Hall

Despite the deceptive title of the event, this is actually an a capella concert of epic proportions – fourteen of Brown’s a capella groups will perform, along with a student organist. (Yes, we have more than fourteen a capella groups). Grab a blankey and enjoy a musical study break with your friends.

Wednesday, December 10:

Event: Library Pizza Night in the Rock
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Location: See above

Again, a really, really great Brunonian tradition. Who doesn’t love a stampede of crazed studiers fighting each other for a slice of pizza?

Event: Jazz Jam Session
Time: 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Location: Aurora

Jazz seems like a winter music to me, so it would make sense to head downtown and play/enjoy it this week. A $5 donation is requested for the house band.

Thursday, December 11:

Event: Our Bodies, Our Choices: The Intersections of Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, and Sexual Assault
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Wilson 301

This open discussion, hosted by and for Brown students, will focus on the way gender identity and sexual orientation inform conversations about sexual assault.

Saturday, December 13:

Event: RISD Alumni + Student Holiday Art Sale
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Rhode Island Convention Center

Looking for unique gifts for the Holidays? Read our RISD alum holiday gift guide and then check out this sale, which include fine art, glass, ceramics, clothes, and jewelry. There’s an entry fee of $7, but proceeds will go to help support scholarships for RISD students.

Event: MEDLIFE Super Smash Bros Tournament
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: JWW 401,  402, 403

Take a study break to participate in this Super Smash Bros tournament for a good cause. The entry fee is $5 per person ($10 for a co-op team), and proceeds go to community development projects in rural South America. There will be free pizza and many prizes! 

Sunday, December 14:

Event: Holiday Stroll on Thayer
Time: 12.00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Thayer (Duh.)

No cars will be on Thayer this Saturday – only holiday things like lights, Santa, cookies (I’m assuming?), carolers, and happy children.

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