What to do this week: April 27 – May 3

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The number one thing you should do this week is stop by the Blue Room to buy your very own vintage Bruno head shotglass (which will also support your favorite campus publication) —  more info here.

Monday, April 27

Event: Musical Forum Presents: The Last Five Years
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: PW

This is the last night to see this intimate musical, directed by Andrew Ganem ’16 and with music directed by Ryan Segur ’17. Tickets are available an hour before the show at the door.

Tuesday, April 28:

Event: Brown Alumni and US Diplomacy
Time: 1:10 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Joukowsky Forum

Future politicians, take note: three US officials, all Brown alums, will speak about their professional diplomatic experience as well as their time on College Hill. This event is hosted by Watson Institute, and will feature breakout discussions and be followed by a reception.

Event: A reading by novelist Sheila Heti
Time: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: McCormack Family Theater

Sheila Heti’s 2012 novel How Should a Person Be?, a semi-autobiographical work about a Toronto-based thirty-something writer, was named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker, Salon and many other publications. Her most recent work, Women in Clothes, made the New York Times Bestseller’s list.

Event: Living with Depression: A LETS Student Panel
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Solomon 003

Panelists will discuss depression campus: how to seek help, therapy, the use of medication, and share personal stories. Questions from the audience — anonymous or not — are encouraged.

Wednesday, April 29:

Event: Khichdi for Relief – Nepal Earthquake
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Blue Room

Last week, Nepal was victim to the worst in 80 years, losing over 2500 lives and left with mass destruction. Students will be selling Khichdi, an Ind-Nepalese dish, for $7, and send proceeds to a relief organization working with victims in Nepal.

Thursday, April 30:

Event: Donate Your Meal Credits to Food Bank RI
Time: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Andrews and Faunce

This is an ingenious idea: instead of wasting leftover meal credits, stop by Andrews or the Blue Room and swipe non perishable foods (Odwalla bars, oatmeal, etc) and donate them to RI Food bank. You can use up to two credits an hour to help out an excellent cause — the best use of credits possible.

Friday, May 1:

Event: Eat Drink RI Festival: Truck Stop
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: The Alex and Ani City Center, 2 Kennedy Plaza

While this food festival seems heavenly — the list of participating food trucks is extensive — admission is pretty steep, at $75. Tickets include food from all the trucks and a drink of your choice, and all proceeds will go directly to RI Community Food Bank.

Saturday, May 2:

Event: TEDxProvidence 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Quick! Student tickets are not yet sold out for this years TEDx conference. Go learn about some “ideas worth spreading” — it’s much better than watching these lectures on YouTube a year later.

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