What to do this week: April 13 –19


Monday, April 13:

Event: Unpacking the Takeout Box: The Americanization of Asian Food
Location: Salomon Hall 001
Time: 5:00 p.m.

Learn the history behind orange chicken, chow mein sandwiches, and California rolls, and how Asian food has become “Americanized.” The discussion will include Brown professors and representatives from local restaurants like Ken’s Ramen, Lotus Pepper, and India. The Hapa Club is hosting the event, and here’s the clincher: Mama Kim’s is catering the event.

Tuesday, April 14:

Event: Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s
Location: Thayer Street

Line up around the block with 500 of your closest friends in hot pursuit of a free cone. We recommend Phish Food.

Wednesday, April 15:

Event: Hillary 101: An Open Discussion
Location: Wilson 101
Time: 6 p.m.

Hosted by Brown Students for Hillary, this discussion about HRC’s history and her 2016 campaign platform is open to students across the political spectrum. The conversation will allow students to consider why they are #ReadyForHillary or perhaps #NotQuiteReadyForHillary.

Event: Artbeat Art + Music Night @ Flatbread
Location: Flatbread
Time: 6:30 p.m.

Artbeat is hosting an Art + Music benefit night at Flatbread. Between visual stimulation from student groups like Folkmade, Radical Artists and MADE by RISD, sound waves from Sons of Providence, richard, and Young Jame, and the sweet smell of Jay’s Heart, this evening promises a sensory overload of epic proportions.

Event: Brown’s Finest
Location: Sayles Hall
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Formerly known as the “Mr. and Mrs. Brown” competition, this tongue-in-cheek talent show promises our very own Barret Hazeltine, Richard Bungiro, and Russell Carey as panel judges.

Thursday, April 16:

Event: Textiles Bake Sale
Location: RISD Beach
Time: 11:00 a.m.

Support your local Textiles department. Stock up on some baked goods for the Monday holiday.

Event: Carnival 2015
Location: Main Green
Time: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m

Another Spring Week tradition; let your inner child out amongst the bouncy castles, face painting, dunk tank and cotton candy that floods the Main Green. Also, take pictures of your friends doing the above, because you will definitely want those later on.

Event: Access to Education through Design
Location: RISD Erwing House
Time: 6:30 p.m

A Better World by Design is going to explain to us once again how to make the world a better place, using design. This conversation, involving administrators, students, and professionals, will discuss “designing the modern education environment to allow for increased access to community.”

Event: Emma Sulkowicz (Carry that Weight)
Location: Metcalf Auditorium
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Emma Sulkowicz will be speaking about her senior thesis for Columbia University’s visual arts department entitled “Carry that Weight.” For this endurance-based performance piece, Sulkowicz carries her mattress everywhere she goes on campus. The performance began in the fall of 2014. Sulkowicz’s thesis protests Columbia’s inadequate response to her assault experience on the university’s campus.

Event: Before Spring Weekend Property: Feng Shui Police / Stacy’s Dads / Yung Hummus
Location: Upspace
Time: 9:00 p.m.

Allegedly, Spring Weekend is just a social contract, and the Stolen Jars, Railway, and Clyde Lawrence have formed a Fountains of Wayne cover band. Prepare for Spring Weekend with performances by Yung Hummus, Stacy’s Dads, and Feng Shui Police.

Friday, April 17 – Sunday, April 19:

Event: Spring Weekend 2015
Location: Main Green
Time: Friday doors open at 6:15 p.m., Saturday doors open at 3:30 p.m.

Spring Weekend commenceth. Need we say more?

Event: Breakfast at Midnight
Location: Alumnae HallTime: Friday, 11:00 p.m. to Saturday, 2:00 a.m.

The Class Board was kind enough to organize this communal drunk-eat post-Mohawke pitstop. Brinner but even later! Yum.

Event: Fratty in the Ratty
Location: Ratty
Time: Saturday, 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

You will likely get hangry by 8:30 p.m. on Saturday night. Fratty in the Ratty delivers the three time-honored pillars of Spring Weekend: music, free food, and high quality people-watching… all within the comfort of your own refectory!

Event: Dave Binder
Location: Wriston Quad
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m

Finish out your Spring Weekend with the time-honored tradition, brought to you by the Greek Council. This will be Binder’s 29th year playing at Brown — so that honorary degree better come soon.


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